Saturday, October 15, 2016

WHL suspends four players . . . Silvertips win fourth in five nights . . . Broncos open B.C. trek with win



The WHL’s department of justice slapped four players following Friday night games.
F Tanner Jeannot of the Moose Jaw Warriors drew a one-game suspension for a boarding major and game misconduct he took in a 6-4 loss to the Rebels in Red Deer. . . . D Alexander Alexeyev, who was hit on the play, wasn’t injured.
F Hudson Elynuik of the Spokane Chiefs, F Johnny Wesley of the Vancouver Giants and F Chad Butcher of the Medicine Hat Tigers all drew TBD suspensions.
Elynuik was hit with a charging major and game misconduct during a 4-3 OT loss to the visiting Everett Silvertips. That was for a hit on Everett F Devon Skoleski in the third period. Skoleski didn’t play last night against the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds.
Wesley was given a headshot major and game misconduct during Vancouver’s 4-3 OT victory over the Hurricanes in Lethbridge.
The WHL chose to suspend Butcher for something that happened in a 7-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Hitmen. That suspension comes under supplemental decision, meaning that the Hitmen must have filed video and asked the WHL to take a look at whatever happened.
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D Connor Clouston, 20, has joined the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers. He made his debut on Saturday night in a 7-2 loss to the host Chilliwack Chiefs. . . . Clouston was waived last week by the Medicine Hat Tigers as they got down to three 20-year-olds. . . . A native of Medicine Hat, he was a third-round pick by the Kamloops Blazers in the 2011 bantam draft. He split 158 regular-season WHL games between the Blazers, Moose Jaw Warriors and the Tigers. He had three goals and eight assists. 
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SATURDAY’S GAMES:


At Everett, the Silvertips scored the game’s first three goals and hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds. . . . Everett (8-1-1) has won four in a row. The Silvertips played four games in
five nights, winning them all and outscoring the opposition, 16-9. . . . Seattle (2-4-1) has lost three straight (0-2-1). . . . F Bryce Kindopp opened the scoring at 4:14 of the first period as Everett scored first for the ninth time in 10 games. . . . F Riley Sutter scored Everett’s other two goals, both via the PP, at 10:00 and 11:55 of the first period. . . . Sutter, who had one goal and three assists in 31 games last season, has four goals and three assists in 10 games this season. . . . F Sami Moilanen, at 14:09 of the first, and D Turner Ottenbreit, at 18:26 of the third, scored for Seattle. . . . Ottenbreit also had an assist. . . . G Carter Hart blocked 23 shots for the winners, while Rylan Toth turned aside 20 for Seattle. . . . Everett was 2-5 on the PP; Seattle was 1-8. . . . With Seattle having four 20-year-olds on its roster, one must be scratched every game. This time, it was F Cavin Leth. The Thunderbirds have two weeks from the return of F Ryan Gropp to get down to three 20s. . . . The Silvertips were without F Matt Fonteyne and D Lucas Skrumeda for a third straight game. . . . F Mathew Barzal, 19, who is eligible to return to Seattle, made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders last night. He played 10 minutes 10 seconds (16 shifts), including 1:02 on the PP. He was pointless, but took three minor penalties and won two of four faceoffs in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals. One of the minors was for playing the puck while in the penalty box. It came as his first minor penalty was expiring. . . . Announced attendance: 7,678.
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At Kelowna, the Swift Current Broncos scored three PP goals en route to a 5-1 victory over the Rockets. . . . This was the opener of a B.C. Division swing for the Broncos (7-2-1). They are 5-0-1 in
their last six games. . . . The Rockets slid to 3-7-0, including three straight losses. The visiting Saskatoon Blades beat them 4-2 on Friday nigiht. . . . The Broncos took over this game with three goals in the first 12:17 of the second period. . . . F Aleksi Heponiemi got his third goal 13 seconds into the period, with D Colby Sissons scoring on a PP at 7:44 and F Tyler Steenbergen getting his sixth goal, on another PP, at 12:17. . . . Steenbergen later added an empty-netter. . . . F Lane Pederson had two assists for the visitors, with Sissons, F Glenn Gawdin and Heponiemi each getting a goal and an assist. . . . Broncos G Taz Burman stopped 25 shots, losing his shutout bid to F Tomas Soustal at 18:57 of the second period. . . . Kelowna got 25 saves from G Michael Herringer. . . . Swift Current was 3-4 on the PP; Kelowna was 0-3. . . . The Rockets were without F Jake Kryski (ill) for a second game, while F Dillon Dube (knee) has yet to play this season. . . . Announced attendance: 4,768.
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COLTON BOBYK
At Cranbrook, B.C., D Colton Bobyk’s third goal of the season, at 4:43 of OT, gave the Red Deer Rebels a 2-1 victory over the Kootenay Ice. . . . The Rebels (5-3-2) have won three in a row. . . . The Ice (1-5-4) has lost four in a row (0-2-2). . . . F Evan Polei’s sixth goal, on a PP, gave the visitors a 1-0 lead at 5:50 of the second period. . . . F Keenan Taphorn pulled the Ice even at 9:58 of the second. . . . Polei also had an assist on the winner. . . . G Riley Lamb blocked 20 shots for the Rebels, 15 fewer than the Ice’s Payton Lee. . . . Red Deer was 1-4 on the PP; Kootenay was 0-6. . . . G Lasse Petersen, acquired Thursday by the Rebels from the Everett Silvertips, wasn’t in uniform for the Rebels. . . . Announced attendance: 1,768.
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At Lethbridge, F Adam Brooks had a goal and three assists to lead the Regina Pats to a 7-2 victory
ADAM BROOKS
over the Hurricanes. . . . The Pats (6-0-3) remain the only one of the CHL’s 60 teams not to have suffered a regulation-time loss. . . . The Hurricanes (5-3-2) had been 2-0-2 in their previous four games. . . . Brooks, the WHL’s reigning scoring champion, has three goals and four assists in three games since returning from the camp of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. . . . The Hurricanes actually led this one 2-0 in the second period, with the Pats then scoring seven straight goals. . . . Regina got a goal and two assists from each of F Filip Ahl and D Chase Harrison, while F Jake Leschyshyn and F Sam Steel each had a goal and an assist. . . . Steel moved into the WHL scoring lead with 17 points, including seven goals, for a brief period. Portland F Cody Glass later scored a goal that moved  him into a tie with Steel. . . . F Ryley Lindgren had a goal, his seventh, and an assist for the Hurricanes. . . . G Tyler Brown stopped 33 shots for Regina. . . . Lethbridge G Stuart Skinner gave up six goals on 43 shots in 50:46, with reliever Ryan Gilchrist stopping five of six shots. . . . Regina was 1-3 on the PP; Lethbridge was 1-8. . . . Regina has won 7-2 in two straight visits to Lethbridge. It won 7-2 in Game 5 of a first-round playoff series last spring. . . . Announced attendance: 3,463.
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At Medicine Hat, F Radovan Bondra’s goal at 1:49 of OT gave the Vancouver Giants a 2-1 victory
RADOVAN BONDRA
over the Tigers. . . . Bondra has seven goals this season. . . . The Giants (5-7-0) went 4-2-0 on a six-game road swing. They have won four in a row. Keeping in mind that they opened the season with a 1-7-0 stretch. . . . The Tigers are 6-3-1. . . . D Dave Quenneville gave the home side a 1-0 lead, on a PP, at 4:48 of the first period. . . . F Ty Ronning tied it for Vancouver at 4:52 of the second period. . . . Vancouver G Ryan Kubic was terrific, with 36 saves. . . . The Tigers got 19 saves from G Nick Schneider. . . . The Tigers were 1-6 on the PP; the Giants were 0-5. . . . The Giants lost D Darian Skeoch with a headshot major and game misconduct at 16:05 of the second period. Medicine Hat D Cameron MacPhee took a cross-checking major and game misconduct at the same time. . . . Announced attendance: 4,003.
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At Prince Albert, F Ty Lewis scored at 2:00 of OT to give the Brandon Wheat Kings a 4-3 victory over the Raiders. . . . It was the second night in a row that the two teams needed extra time to settle
TY LEWIS
things. The Raiders posted a 3-2 OT victory in Brandon on Friday night. . . . The Wheat Kings (3-3-2) had lost three in a row (0-2-1). . . . The Raiders, who led 2-1 and 3-2, are 3-5-1. . . . F Reid Duke gave Brandon a 1-0 lead at 18:03 of the first period. . . . The Raiders took the lead on goals from F Nic Holowko, at 19:23 of the first, and F Simon Stransky, shorthanded, at 6:12 of the second. . . . D Garrett Sambrook, who also had an assist, pulled Brandon even at 7:48. . . . Stransky’s second goal of the game, and sixth of the season, put the Raiders back oiut front at 10:44 of the third period. . . . The Wheat Kings forced OT when F Tanner Kaspick scored his seventh goal, on a PP, at 18:51. . . . Holowko and Stansky each had an assist, too. . . . G Jordan Papirny stopped 35 shots as he became the first goaltender in Brandon franchise history with 100 regular-season victories. . . . G Ian Scott of the Raiders blocked 25 shots. . . . The Wheat Kings were 1-5 on the PP; the Raiders were 0-5. . . . The Wheat Kings were without F Nolan Patrick for a second straight game, while D Kale Clague has yet to play after returning from the camp of the Los Angeles Kings with an injury. . . . Brandon is carrying four 20-year-olds and F Duncan Campbell sat for the third straight game. The Wheat Kings have two from when Duke returned from the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack to get down to three 20s. . . . Announced attendance: 2,212.
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At Spokane, D Caleb Jones scored the only goal of a three-round shootout to give the Portland
CALEB JONES
Winterhawks a 3-2 victory over the Chiefs. . . . The Winterhawks (8-3-0) have won three in a row. Portland was playing the last game of an eight-game road trip, its longest of this season. It finished 6-2-0. . . . The Chiefs (2-4-2) have lost three in a row (0-1-2). . . . F Koby Morrisseau’s first goal gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead at 17:44 of the first period. . . . F Ryan Hughes pulled Portland even at 5:21 of the second period. . . . F Curtis Miske put Spokane back in front at 7:25 of the third period. . . . Portland F Cody Glass notched his sixth goal, at 16:55 of the third period, to force OT. . . . The Winterhawks got 29 saves from G Cole Kehler. . . . G Dawson Weatherill turned aside 28 for the Chiefs. . . . Portland was 0-3 on the PP; Spokane was 0-4. . . . Chiefs trainer Todd Daniels was struck in the face by an errant puck late in the first period. Apparently, he got stitched up in the intermission and was back for the start of the second period. Of course, he was. He’s a hockey guy. . . . Announced attendance: 7,008.
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At Kennewick, Wash., D Sam Ruopp drew three assists to help the Prince George Cougars to a 5-2
SAM RUOPP
victory over the Tri-City Americans. . . . The Cougars (10-2-0) opened the season with eight straight victories, then lost two in a row, and now have won two straight. . . . The Americans (5-4-0) had their three-game winning streak end. They also had been 4-0-0 at home. . . . F Bartek Bison got the Cougars’ first goal, at 7:45 of the first period. . . . Tri-City F Vladislav Lukin tied the score at 11:59. . . . The Cougars took control with the game’s next two goals, from F Yan Khomenko, at 12:18, and F Brogan O’Brien at 18:52. . . . F Jesse Gabrielle and O’Brien each had a goal and an assist. . . . It was a battle of 20-year-old goaltenders. Ty Edmonds stopped 21 shots for the Cougars, while the Americans’ Rylan Parenteau turned aside 32. Parenteau made his second straight start since being acquired from the Prince Albert Raiders on Thursday. . . . Each team was 0-3 on the PP. . . . Announced attendance: 3,705.
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SUNDAY’S GAME (all times local):


Moose Jaw at Calgary, 2 p.m.


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