Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blazers hand Broncos a line and loss . . . Dahlstrom fills hat against Ice . . . Blades end Giants' streak

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WEDNESDAY’S GAMES:

At Kamloops, the Blazers snapped a 2-2 tie with two quick goals early in the third period and went on to a 5-4 victory over the Swift Current Broncos. . . . The Blazers (5-6-0) were playing only their third home game of the season. They are 3-0-0 on home ice. . . . The Broncos (8-3-1) are 6-1-1 in
NICK CHYZOWSKI
their last eight games; they are 2-1-0 in the B.C. Division. . . . The Blazers led 2-0 on goals from F Collin Shirley, his third, at 17:21 of the first period and F Nick Chyzowski, his fourth, at 1:11 of the second. . . . The Broncos pulled even when F Cole Johnson got his first goal at 5:32 of the second and F Glenn Gawdin got his eighth at 9:13. . . . Shirley’s second goal of the game broke the tie at 1:00 of the third period, as he finished off a nice passing play with F Quinn Benjafield and Chyzowski. . . . Just 1:21 later, F Deven Sideroff took advantage of a Broncos’ turnover high in their zone and scored his fourth goal for a 4-2 lead. . . . F Calvin Spencer’s PP goal pulled the Broncos back to within one at 13:22, but Chyzowski restored the two-goal lead at 18:55. . . . Broncos F Brandan Arnold closed out the scoring at 19:11. . . . The Broncos won two faceoffs in the Kamloops zone after an icing call and had a couple of chances but weren’t able to equalize. . . . Gawdin added an assist to his goal for the Broncos, with F Aleksi Heponiemi getting two assists. . . . Kamloops G Connor Ingram, making his ninth straight start, blocked 27 shots, eight fewer than Swift Current’s Travis Child. . . . The Broncos were 1-6 on the PP; the Blazers were 0-3. . . . “I thought we played a great game,” Kamloops head coach Don Hay said. “We had a real good effort.” . . . The line of Shirley, Chyzowski and Benjafield had a terrific night. Chyzowski had two goals and two assists. He’s into his fourth season and this was the first time he had more than two points in one game. This season, he has five goals and eight assists in 11 games. Last season, he put up careers highs of 15 goals and 10 assists in 72 games. . . . Shirley added an assist to his two goals, while Benjafield had two helpers and two giant blocked shots, both with his right leg. Both times he limped off but he didn’t miss a shift. “Every game, he blocks shots and blocks shots,” Hay said. “He’s in an ice bucket up to his knee.” . . . Announced attendance: 2,948. . . . That is the smallest crowd to attend a regular-season game in the facility since it opened for the 1992-93 season. Prior to this crowd, the lowest was 2,988 from Jan. 3, 1993 when the Tri-City Americans beat the Blazers, 7-4. That third game that the Americans played in Kamloops in a seven-day period (Dec. 28, Dec. 29 and Jan. 3).
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At Kelowna, D Lucas Johansen’s PP goal at 1:04 of OT gave the Rockets a 4-3 victory over the
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Everett Silvertips. . . . F Nolan Foote’s first WHL goal, set up by his older brother Cal, gave Kelowna a 3-1 lead at 13:56 of the second period. . . . Everett tied it on two goals by F Riley Sutter, at 0:33 and 18:52 of the third period. Sutter, who turns 17 on Oct. 25, has six goals and three assists in nine games. Last season, as a freshman, he finished with a goal and three assists in 31 games. . . . Cal Foote also drew an assist on the winner. . . . D Dominic Zwerger had the primary assists on both of Sutter’s goals. . . . G Michael Herringer turned aside 19 shots for the Rockets. At the other end, Carter Hart gave up two goals on five shots in 7:49. Mario Petit came on in relief and stopped 20 of 22 shots. . . . The Rockets were 2-4 on the PP; the Silvertips were 1-4. . . . The Rockets (4-7-0) had lost three in a row. . . . Everett (8-2-2) has lost two straight. . . . Announced attendance: 4,335. . . . Jason Tansem, the head coach of the junior B Kelowna Chiefs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, won the 50/50 draw and went home with a cheque for $4,388 in his jeans.
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At Medicine Hat, F John Dahlstrom scored three goals and added an assist to help the Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Kootenay. . . . Dahlstrom, a freshman from Kungsbacka, Sweden, was playing in
JOHN DAHLSTROM
his ninth regular-season game. He has four goals and six assists. . . . F Mason Shaw drew five assists and F Matt Bradley had a goal and three assists. . . . D Clayton Kirichenko, F James Hamblin, F Ryan Jevne and F Mark Rassell helped the winners with a goal and an assist each. . . . D Dallas Hines and F Zak Zborosky each had a goal and an assist for the Ice. Zborosky has 10 goals. . . . The Tigers were 1-1 on the PP; the Ice wasn’t given an opportunity. . . . G Nick Schneider stopped 34 shots for the Tigers. . . . Ice starter Declan Hobbs blocked 30 of 38 shots, with Jakob Walter coming on in relief to stop 11 of 13 in 17:58. . . . The Tigers (7-3-1) have points in their last three games (2-0-1). . . . The Ice (1-6-4) is 0-3-2 in its past five. . . . The Tigers played without two of their 20-year-olds, as F Chad Butcher was serving a WHL suspension and F Steve Owre sat out with the flu. . . . Announced attendance: 3,452. . . . The Tigers have played 44 regular-season home games, including eight this season, in the Canalta Centre. This was the smallest crowd at any of those games.
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At Moose Jaw, G Zach Sawchenko, making his third straight start, turned aside 21 shots to help the
ZACH SAWCHENKO
Warriors to a 3-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. . . . The Warriors (7-2-2) have won three in a row. . . . The Hurricanes (5-5-2) are 0-3-1 in their last four. . . . Moose Jaw D Josh Thrower gave his guys a 1-0 lead with his first goal just 50 seconds into the game. That was his 10th goal in 253 regular-season games, his fourth in 42 games with Moose Jaw. . . . F Tyler Wong’s sixth goal pulled Lethbridge into a tie at 17:55 of the first period. . . . F Noah Gregor gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead at 8:25 of the second and F Nikita Popugaev scored the empty-netter at 18:51 of the third. He’s got eight goals. . . . Lethbridge was 0-1 on the PP; Moose Jaw was 0-2. . . . Lethbridge G Stuart Skinner stopped 29 shots. . . . Announced attendance: 3,047.
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At Langley, B.C., F Jesse Shynkaruk’s sixth goal broke a 1-1 tie at 18:20 of the second period as the
MASON McCARTY
Saskatoon Blades beat the Vancouver Giants, 3-1. . . . F Mason McCarty scored twice for Saskatoon, getting PP goals at 13:10 of the second period and 0:28 of the third. McCarty has seven goals. . . . F Josh Paterson drew assists on both of McCarty’s goals. . . . F Thomas Foster scored for the Giants, at 14:23 of the second period. . . . The Blades (6-3-1) are 2-1 on their B.C. Division swing. . . . The Giants (5-8-0) had a four-game winning streak snapped. . . . The game featured the CHL’s last two goaltenders of the week. Saskatoon’s Logan Flodell, who was honoured last week, stopped 31 shots, two more than Ryan Kubic of the Giants, who got the honour this week. . . . Saskatoon was 2-5 on the PP; the Giants were 0-2. . . . The teams made a trade earlier in the day, but neither of the players — F Josh Bruce went from the Blades to the Giants for F Gage Ramsay — played in this one. . . . Announced attendance: 3,627.
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THURSDAY’S GAMES (all times local):

No Games Scheduled.
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FRIDAY’S GAMES (all times local):

Lethbridge at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.
Prince Albert at Edmonton 7 p.m.
Saskatoon at Kamloops, 7 p.m.
Tri-City at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
Medicine Hat vs. Kootenay, at Cranbrook, B.C., 7 p.m.
Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m.
Spokane at Regina, 7 p.m.
Portland vs. Seattle, at Kent, Wash., 7:35 p.m.
Swift Current at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.

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