Saturday, November 26, 2016

Blazers waive d-man ... Rebels acquire forward from Blades ... Tigers' win streak at eight

The Kamloops Blazers have placed D Shaun Dosanjh on 20-year-old waivers. The Blazers had to make a move because D Dallas Valentine, 20, returned Friday after missing 19 games with an elbow injury. . . . Dosanjh started the season with the Prince George Cougars, but lost out in the 20-year-old game there, too. . . . In 18 games with the Blazers, he had a goal and three assists. . . . “I thought Shaun was really good for us,” Kamloops head coach Don Hay said. “He’s a real good person. He worked hard here and he really helped our young guys. . . . We’ve had a couple of teams call about him.” . . . The Blazers’ other 20-year-olds are F Collin Shirley and F Matt Revel.
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The Red Deer Rebels have acquired F Cameron Hausinger, 17, from the Saskatoon Blades for two bantam draft picks — a seventh-rounder in 2017 and a fifth-rounder in 2018. . . . Hausinger, from Anchorage, has three assists in 20 games with the Blades this season. In 78 career games, he has six goals and eight assists. . . . Hausinger was a seventh-round selection by the Blades in the 2014 bantam draft. . . . He made his Rebels’ debut last night by scoring two goals against the visiting Kootenay Ice.
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The Prince George Cougars have dropped two defencemen from their roster. Jonas Harkins, who will turn 16 on Dec. 26, will play for the Prince George-based Cariboo Cougars of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, while Cole Moberg, 16, will join that league’s Vancouver Northwest Giants. . . . Harkins was a second-round pick in the 2015 bantam draft. He was pointless in one game with Prince George. He already has played 10 games with the major midget team, also going pointless. Harkins is the son of Prince George general manager Todd Harkins and a younger brother of Cougars F Jansen Harkins. . . . Moberg had one goal in three games with Prince George. Earlier in the season, he had five goals and two assists in eight games with the Giants. . . . The Cougars now are carrying 24 players, including 15 forwards and seven defencemen.
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FRIDAY’S GAMES:

At Calgary, the Moose Jaw Warriors built up a 4-1 second-period lead and hung on to beat the Hitmen, 5-
JAYDEN HALBGEWACHS
4. . . . D Vladislav Yeryomenko scored his first goal, on a PP, to give Calgary a 1-0 lead at 8:22 of the first period. . . . The Warriors took control with four goals in 6:53 in the middle part of the second period. . . . F Brayden Burke (5) scored his first goal with Moose Jaw since being acquired from the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 5:37. F Nikita Popugaev got his 18th goal at 8:39. F Brett Howden, back after a 10-game absence, scored his 10th at 10:06. F Jayden Halbgewachs made it 4-1 at 12:20. . . . Calgary F Carsen Twarynski (7) scored shorthanded, at 17:34 to cut the deficit to 4-2. . . . Halbgewachs, who has 17 goals, counted again at 1:46 of the third. . . . The Hitmen made it a one-goal game when F Jakob Stukel (6), on a PP, at 9:35 and F Andrew Fyten (2), at 12:44, found the range. . . . Moose Jaw got three assists from F Tanner Jeannot, while Howden and F Noah Gregor had two apiece. Popugaev, Burke and Halbgewachs added one each. . . . F Jordy Stallard had two assists for Calgary, with Stukel and Fyten getting one each. . . . G Brody Willms stopped 36 shots for the Warriors, while Calgary’s Cody Porter turned aside 16. . . . The Hitmen were 2-3 on the PP; the Warriors were 0-2. . . . The Warriors now are 14-5-4, while Calgary (8-11-2) has lost two in a row. . . . Announced attendance: 9,945, the largest crowd for the Hitmen this season.
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At Everett, F Matt Fonteyne broke a 2-2 tie with a PP goal at 13:51 of the second period and the
MATT FONTEYNE
Silvertips went on to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. . . . F Connor Dewar (2) gave Everett a 1-0 lead with a shorthanded goal at 4:35 of the first period and D Lucas Skrumeda (2) made it 2-0 at 8:46. . . . The Oil Kings pulled even on goals from F Lane Bauer, his 13th, at 6:25 of the second period and F Branden Klatt (3), on a PP, at 11:34. . . . F Davis Koch assisted on both Edmonton goals. . . . Fonteyne’s sixth goal stood up as the winner. . . . Everett got insurance from F Orrin Centazzo (3) at 14:25 of the second and F Bradly Goethals (1), on a PP, at 6:21 of the third period. . . . D Noah Juulsen and F Brian King each had two assists for the winners. . . . G Mario Petit blocked 23 shots for Everett, while G Patrick Dea stopped 22 for Edmonton. . . . Everett was 2-6 on the PP; Edmonton was 1-7. . . . The Silvertips (17-3-4) have won two in a row. . . . The Oil Kings (10-13-2) have lost three in a row. . . . Everett head coach Kevin Constantine was given the ol’ heave-ho at 17:51 of the third period. Ch-ch-ching! . . . Announced attendance: 4,178.
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At Kamloops, F Adam Brooks had a goal and two assists but it was the goaltenders who stole the show as the Regina Pats beat the Blazers, 3-0. . . . G Tyler Brown earned the shutout with 37 saves. Brown,
TYLER BROWN
who is 10-2-2 this season, has one shutout this season and three in his career. He gave up three goals in the first period of a 5-2 loss to the Cougars in Prince George on Tuesday — the other two goals were empty-netters — so has gone five periods without allowing a score. . . . At the other end, Connor Ingram blocked 32 shots. Fred Brathwaite, Hockey Canada’s goaltending consultant, was in the house watching Ingram again. . . . “Our goaltender was good,” Kamloops head coach Don Hay said. “Their’s was really good.” . . . Regina F Austin Wagner used his speed to get to a loose puck and ended up scoring the first goal, his 11th, at 17:05 of the second period. His shot from the high slot through traffic got through without Ingram seeing it. . . . Wagner was the best skater on the ice and would have had at least three goals if not for Ingram’s catching mitt. . . . Brooks (9) and D Sergey Zborovskiy (3) later scored empty-net goals. . . . Brooks, the WHL’s reigning scoring champion, has at least one point in the 16 games in which he has played this season. He has 36 points, including 27 assists. . . . Regina D Chad Harrison had his 16-game point streak come to an end. . . . FYI: F Jeremy Bracco of the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers is riding a 21-game point streak. . . . Regina was 0-1 on the PP; Kamloops was 0-8. . . . F Sam Steel, the WHL’s leading scorer, was among Regina’s scratches. He suffered a shoulder injury during a 5-2 loss to the Cougars in Prince George on Tuesday night. That means that Steel’s appearance in Kamloops as a 16-year-old two seasons ago is likely to have been his only game there. A first-round selection by the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL’s 2016 draft, you can bet he won’t be back in the WHL for his 20-year-old season (2018-19), which is when the Pats next would visit Kamloops. . . . The Blazers had D Dallas Valentine, 20, back after he missed 19 games with an elbow injury. . . . The Pats (17-2-3) are 2-2-0 in a B.C. Division tour that concludes tonight against the Kelowna Rockets. . . . The Blazers (14-12-1) have lost two in a row. . . . Announced attendance: 3,653.
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At Lethbridge, F Jordy Bellerive broke a 3-3 tie at 18:27 of the third period to give the Hurricanes a 4-3
JORDY BELLERIVE
victory over the Swift Current Broncos. . . . The Hurricanes actually led 3-1 before the game was 13 minutes old. . . . F Colton Kroeker (3) and F Ryley Lindgren (10) scored for the Hurricanes at 2:42 and 5:38 of the first period, with F Tyler Steenbergen getting his 19th for the Broncos at 10:01. . . . F Egor Babenko (6) restored the home team’s two-goal lead at 12:30. . . . Swift Current F Ryan Graham pulled his guys even with goals at 19:30 of the first and 4:21 of the second. . . . He’s got five goals and four assists in three games with Swift Current since being acquired from the Saskatoon Blades. . . . Bellerive won it with his sixth goal. . . . Lethbridge got two assists from Kord Pankewicz, a defenceman by trade who played up front in this one, while Bellerive and Lindgren each had one. . . . Lethbridge G Stuart Skinner made 22 saves. . . . Broncos starter Travis Child was beaten three times on 18 shots in 12:30. Taz Burman came on in relief and stopped 24 of 25. That included stopping Babenko on a second-period penalty shot. . . . The Broncos were 2-4 on the PP; the Hurricanes were 1-7. . . . Lethbridge (10-11-3) has won three in a row. . . . The Broncos (13-8-6) had points in their previous three games (2-0-1). . . . Announced attendance: 3,389.
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At Portland, F Skyler McKenzie scored twice to help the Winterhawks to a 4-2 victory over the Victoria
SKYLER McKENZIE
Royals. . . . McKenzie has 31 points, including 15 goals, in 25 games. In his first two seasons, he totalled 41 points, including 12 goals, in 133 games. . . . McKenzie broke a 1-1 tie with his first goal, at 18:49 of the first period, then added an empty-netter 1t 19:59 of the third. . . . F Matt Phillips scored his 16th goal of the season for the Royals. . . . F Colton Veloso (6) gave Portland a 3-1 edge with a PP goal 59 seconds into the second period. . . . The Royals got to within one when F Regan Nagy (6) got a PP marker at 13:40 of the third. . . . F Keegan Iverson had two assists for Portland. He has 30 points, including 20 assists, in 23 games. Last season, he finished with 29 points, 18 of them assists, in 55 games. . . . F Spencer Gerth, acquired by Victoria from the Everett Silvertips earlier in the week, made his Royals debut and picked up an assist. . . . G Cole Kehler stopped 33 shots to earn the victory. . . . Victoria got 39 saves from Griffen Outhouse. . . . Victoria was 1-6 on the PP; Portland was 1-7. . . . The Winterhawks lost D Keoni Teixeira at 1:47 of the third period with a major for checking to the head and a game misconduct. . . . The Winterhawks (12-12-1) are 4-0-1 in their past five games. . . . The Royals now are 14-10-2. . . . Announced attendance: 5,305.
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At Prince Albert, F Max Gerlach scored once and added two assists to help the Medicine Hat Tigers to a
MAX GERLACH
7-1 victory over the Raiders. . . . The Tigers (19-5-1) have won eight in a row. . . . The Raiders (5-18-1) have dropped seven straight. . . . The Raiders scored the game’s first three goals, taking control as F Mark Rassell (15) made it 2-0 while shorthanded 25 seconds into the second period, and then going ahead 3-0 on a PP goal from F Steve Owre (6) at 4:00. . . . Gerlach has 15 goals. . . . F Matt Bradley added a goal (14) and an assist for the visitors, while D David Quenneville had two assists. . . . G Duncan McGovern turned aside 22 shots for the Tigers, losing his shutout bid to F Cole Fonstad at 4:30 of the second period. . . . G Nic Sanders started for the Raiders and gave up five goals on 17 shots. Ian Scott played the final 24:54, stopping 12 of 14. . . . Medicine Hat was 2-3 on the PP; Prince Albert was 0-4. . . . Announced attendance: 2,289.
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At Red Deer, F Brandon Hagel scored three teams as the Rebels dumped the Kootenay Ice, 9-2. . . . The
BRANDON HAGEL
Ice had beaten the visiting Rebels 6-5 in a shootout on Wednesday night. . . . Hagel has 12 goals. He opened the scoring at 11:49 of the first period, made it 3-0 at 7:49 of the second and completed the hat trick at 9:01 of the third. . . . F Cam Hausinger, acquired earlier in the day by the Rebels from the Saskatoon Blades, scored his first two goals of the season. . . . D Colton Bobyk and F Michael Spacek each had two assists for Red Deer, with D Jared Freadrich and F Jordan Roy each picking up a goal and an assist. Each has two goals this season. . . . G Lasse Petersen stopped 27 shots for the winners. . . . Kootenay starter Payton Lee gave up eight goals on 42 shots. Jakob Walter came on in relief to stop seven of eight. . . . Red Deer was 1-6 on the PP; Kootenay was 0-3. . . . The Rebels (12-10-4) are 2-0-1 in their last three games. . . . The Ice now is 5-14-6. . . . The Rebels were without F Evan Polei, who served a one-game suspension after taking a charging major on Wednesday in Cranbrook. . . . Announced attendance: 4,500.
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At Saskatoon, F Braylon Shmyr scored two goals as the Blades skated to a 3-2 victory over his former
BRAYLON SHMYR
club, the Brandon Wheat Kings. . . . Shmyr was dealt to the Blades on Jan. 4, along with D Colton Waltz, for D Mitchell Wheaton, D Schael Higson and a second-round pick in the 2017 bantam draft. . . . Shmyr, who has nine goals, gave Saskatoon a 1-0 lead just 12 seconds into the game. . . . F Jesse Shynkaruk upped the lead to 2-0 with his seventh goal at 7:10 of the second period. . . . The Wheat Kings tied it on second-period goals from F Tyler Coulter (10) at 7:43 and D Schael Higson (2) at 16:49. . . . The game appeared headed to OT when Shmyr won it at 19:18 of the third period. . . . Shynkaruk assisted on the winner. . . . G Logan Flodell earned the victory with a 31-save performance. . . . Brandon G Logan Thompson turned aside 25 shots. . . . Brandon was 0-1 on the PP; Saskatoon was 0-2. . . . The Blades (10-15-1) had lost their previous four games. . . . The Wheat Kings (12-9-3), who beat the visiting Blades twice last weekend, have lost two in a row. . . . The Wheat Kings swept a doubleheader from the visiting Blades last weekend — 8-1 and 6-3. . . . Announced attendance: 3,929.
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At Spokane, F Jaret Anderson-Dolan and F Hudson Elynuik each scored three goals and F Keanu
KEANU YAMAMOTO
Yamamoto drew six assists to help the Chiefs to a 10-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants. . . . The record for most assists in one game *(8) was set by F Brian Sakic of the Tri-City Americans on Oct. 3, 1990, in a 19-3 victory over the host Seattle Thunderbirds. . . . Elynuik also had two assists, while Anderson-Dolan had one. . . . Elynuik, who has nine goals, gave Spokane a 1-0 lead at 5:08 of the first period. . . . Vancouver F Ty Ronning (8) tied the score at 7:42. . . . F Hayden Ostir scored his third goal at 15:45, giving Spokane a 2-1 lead and the Chiefs were off to the races. . . . D Tyson Helgesen and D Dalton Hamaliuk had two assists each for Spokane. . . . The Chiefs remain without injured F Kailer Yamamoto. . . . G Jayden Sittler made 22 saves for Spokane. . . . Vancouver starter David Tendeck allowed four goals on 12 shots in 22:52. Ryan Kubic came on to stop 11 of 17. . . . Spokane was 5-7 on the PP; Vancouver was 0-3. . . . The Chiefs (10-8-5) have won two in a row. . . . The Giants (10-16-0) have lost four straight. . . . Announced attendance: 4,867.
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At Kennewick, Wash., F Mathew Barzal drew three assists as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the host Tri-
MATHEW BARZAL
City Americans, 5-2. . . . The Thunderbirds took a 2-0 first-period lead on goals from F Nolan Volcan (10) just 43 seconds in and F Sami Moilanen (6) at 19:00. . . . D Dylan Coghlan (10) pulled the Americans to within a goal at 1:14 of the second period, but Seattle got that one back just 1:23 later when D Ethan Bear scored his sixth goal. . . . Tri-City D Juuso Valimaki’s 10th goal, at 10:48, made it a one-goal game again. . . . Seattle put it away with two third-period goals, from F Keegan Kolesar, who got his first goal at 12;32, and F Ryan Gropp, who scored his fourth, on a PP, at 16:57. . . . Seattle got two assists from F Scott Eansor, while Bear and Volcan each had one. . . . Tri-City F Tyler Sandhu had an assist to run his point streak to 11 games. . . . G Matt Berlin got the victory with 23 saves. . . . G Evan Sarthou stopped 26 shots for the Americans. . . . Each team was 1-4 on the PP. . . . Seattle (12-9-2) is third in the U.S. Division, six points behind the Americans with three games in hand. . . . The Americans (15-9-2) had points in their previous two games (1-0-1). . . . Announced attendance: 3,691.
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SATURDAY’S GAMES (all times local):

Lethbridge at Calgary, 2 p.m.
Prince George at Everett, 7:05 p.m.
Regina at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
Swift Current vs. Kootenay, at Cranbrook, B.C., 7 p.m.
Moose Jaw at Red Deer, 7 p.m.
Medicine Hat at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m.
Victoria vs. Seattle, at Kent, Wash., 7:05 p.m.
Edmonton at Spokane, 7:05 p.m.
Vancouver vs. Tri-City, at Kennewick, Wash., 7:05 p.m.

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