Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cougars back on top after win in Kamloops . . . Kelowna's Dube sharp in return . . . Winterhawks end losing skid


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G Trevor Martin, who played in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades and Red Deer Rebels, has joined the QMJHL’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Martin, from Ardrossan, Alta., cleared WHL waivers after being released by the Red Deer Rebels as they got down to three 20-year-olds. Martin then joined the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors but now has signed with Baie-Comeau. . . . Martin was a ninth-round pick by the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL’s 2011 bantam draft. However, he never played for the Chiefs. . . . Last season, he was 18-8-2, 2.63, .911 with the Rebels, who played host to the Memorial Cup. . . . This season, he got into only three games with Red Deer, going 0-1-1, 4.14, .888. . . . He was 2-1-0, 2.35, .936 in three appearances with West Kelowna.
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SATURDAY’S GAMES:


AARON IRVING
At Edmonton, G Parick Dea stopped 27 shots to help the Oil Kings to a 3-0 victory over the Kootenay Ice. . . . Dea has one shutout this season and two in his career. . . . F Tyler Robertson’s sixth goal, at 18:11 of the first period, proved to be the winner. . . . D Aaron Irving got his seventh goal at 11:36 of the second period. That was his 31st career goal, giving him the franchise record for goals by a defenceman that he had shared with Griffen Reinhart and Cody Corbnett. . . . F Lane Bauer added his 10th goal at 18:02 of the second. . . . Irving also had two assists. . . . G Payton Lee stopped 39 shots for the Ice. . . . Edmonton was 0-5 on the PP; Kootenay was 0-6. . . . The Oil Kings (8-9-2) have won three in a row. . . . The Ice (3-11-5) has lost four in a row (0-3-1). . . . G Boston Bilous, 15, backed up Dea for a second straight game, in place of Liam Hughes. . . . Announced attendance: 12,639.
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At Kamloops, G Ty Edmonds stopped 35 shots to lead the Prince George Cougars to a 7-0 victory over the Blazers. . . . It was Edmonds’ first shutout this season and the seventh of his career. . . . Cougars F
TY EDMONDS
Colby McAuley opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 11:33 of the first period. He actually was heading to the bench on a change when someone yelled “Two! Two!” signalling a potential 2-on-1 break. McAuley changed his mind and finished off the break with F Josh Curtis by scoring his fifth goal of the season. . . . The Cougars added two more first-period goals, with F Brad Morrison (13:54) and F Jared Bethune (17:23) scoring off turnovers in the Kamloops zone. . . . The period ended with the Blazers on the power play and with their fourth line — Scott Mahovlich between Travis Walton and Erik Miller — on the ice as head coach Don Hay attempted to send a message to his squad. . . . F Jansen Harkins made it 4-0 with another shorthanded goal at 14:21 of the second period. He’s got five goals. . . . F Jesse Gabrielle finished with two goals, giving him 10, and an assist, while Bethune added two assists to his goal. . . . F Brogan O’Brien had two assists, Harkins added one to his goal, Curtis finished with two and Morrison had one. . . . Kamloops G Connor Ingram was beaten four times on 28 shots through two periods, with Dylan Ferguson coming on to play the third period. He gave up three goals on 15 shots. . . . The Cougars were 1-3 on the PP; the Blazers were 0-6. . . . The Cougars improved to 15-4-2 and moved back into first place in the overall standings, one point ahead of the Everett Silvertips. . . . Prince George was coming off a 4-2 Thursday loss to the Vancouver Giants in Langley, B.C. That was followed by a 9 a.m. Friday practice. . . . The Blazers are 11-10-1. . . . The Cougars were without D Sam Ruopp, who was serving Game 3 of an eight-game suspension, and F Kody McDonald, who completed a three-game suspension. . . . Kamloops F Jermaine Loewen left early in the third period with an apparent leg injury. . . . Announced attendance: 3,768.
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At Kelowna, the Rockets scored four PP goals en route to a 7-1 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders. . .
DILLON DUBE
. The Rockets scored their first four goals on the PP as they took a 4-0 lead into the third period. . . . F Jake Kryski scored twice for Kelowna, giving him five goals this season. The Raiders selected Kryski 13th overall in the 2013 bantam draft, although he was traded to the Kamloops Blazers before ever playing for Prince Albert. . . . The Rockets got a goal and two assists from each of F Tomas Soustal (8), F Kole Lind (9), D Cal Foote (1) and F Calvin Thurkauf (8). . . . Kelowna F Dillon Dube drew three assists. He was in the lineup for the first time this season after returning from the camp of the NHL’s Calgary Flames with a knee injury. . . . Kelowna G Michael Herringer stopped 23 shots. He lost his shutout bid at 9:05 of the third period to F Simon Stransky (8). . . . Raiders starter Ian Scott was beaten seven times on 34 shots in 52:10. Nick Sanders came on in relief and stopped all four shots he faced. . . . The Rockets finished 4-5 on the PP; the Raiders were 0-4. . . . Kelowna improved to 11-9-0. . . . The Raiders (5-13-1) are 0-2-0 on a B.C. Division swing. . . . Regan Bartel, the longtime radio voice of the Rockets, was back in the booth after an extended vacation, er, injury timeout due to a back problem. . . . Announced attendance: 5,326.
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At Medicine Hat, the Tigers scored the game’s last three goals to beat the Saskatoon Blades, 6-3. . . . D
MATT BRADLEY
David Quenneville broke a 3-3 tie with his 11th goal at 12:51 of the third period. . . . F Max Gerlach added his 12th just 11 seconds later for insurance. . . . Tigers F Matt Bradley, who scored twice, got his eighth into an empty net at 19:35. . . . F Chad Butcher had given the home side a 1-0 lead 59 seconds into the game. . . . The Blades took the lead on goals from F Braylon Shmyr (6) at 14:57 of the first period and F Mason McCarty (13), shorthanded, at 10:16 of the second. . . . Medicine Hat took the lead on goals from F Zach Fischer (7), on a PP, at 18:53 of the second, and Bradley, at 1:18 of the third. . . . Saskatoon D Bryton Sayers tied it 3-3 with his second goal, on a PP, at 8:54 of the third period. . . . The Tigers got three assists from F Mason Shaw and one each from Quenneville and Butcher. . . Sayers and Shmyr added assists to their goals for the Blades. . . . Medicine Hat G Nick Schneider stopped 25 shots. . . . Saskatoon got 39 saves from Brock Hamm. . . . The Blades were 1-5 on the PP; the Tigers were 1-6. . . . Medicine Hat (13-5-1) has won two in a row. . . . The Blades (8-11-1) have lost two in a row. . . . D Jordan Henderson, acquired by the the Blades from the Spokane Chiefs on Friday, is expected to join his new team in Lethbridge today (Sunday). . . . Announced attendance: 4,039.
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At Moose Jaw, F Brandon Hagel’s third goal of the game, at 3:03 of OT, gave the Red Deer Rebels an 8-7 victory — yes, 8-7! — over the Warriors. . . . Hagel, who has seven goals, scored the game’s first and
BRANDON HAGEL
last goals. . . . Red Deer led this one 3-0 before the game was 10 minutes old and 4-2 at 3:22 of the second period. . . . Moose Jaw F Jayden Halbgewachs pulled his guys into a 4-4 tie at 14:25 of the second with his 12th goal. . . . Hagel and F Jeff de Wit, with his second goal of the season, restored Red Deer’s two-goal lead, at 15:14 and 16:12. . . . The Warriors came back and tied it with F Nikita Popugaev getting No. 14, on a PP, at 18:58 and F Luka Burzan, who had two goals, notching No. 5 at 19:10. . . . The Rebels took another lead when F Michael Spacek scored his 12th at 2:08 of the third. . . . Moose Jaw F Dakota Odgers forced OT with his seventh goal at 8:32. . . . Red Deer got three assists from D Colton Bobyk, with Spacek adding two to his goal. D Jared Freadrich also had two assists, with F Evan Polei and de Wit each getting a goal and an assist. . . . F Tanner Jeannot had a goal and two assists for the Warriors, with D Matt Sozanski drawing three helpers and D Josh Thrower getting two. Halbgewachs also had an assist, as did Odgers. . . . Red Deer G Riley Lamb stopped 28 of 34 shots in 39:10, before giving way to Lasse Petersen, who turned aside four of five shots in 23:53. That looks bizarre, but the Redels held a 17-4 edge in third-period shots. . . . Red Deer was 1-3 on the PP; Moose Jaw was 1-6. . . . The Rebels, who have won 10 straight from the Warriors, improved to 10-8-2. . . . The Warriors (11-4-4) have lost three in a row (0-1-2). . . . F Brayden Burke, acquired by Moose Jaw from the Lethbridge Hurricanes, wasn’t in the Warriors’ lineup. The team has said he is expected to join it today. . . . Announced attendance: 3,103.
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At Portland, F Cody Glass scored three times and added two assists to lead the Winterhawks to a 9-2 victory over the Calgary Hitmen. . . . The Winterhawks (9-12-0) had lost their previous nine games. The
CODY GLASS
Winterhawks’ longest losing streak in recent seasons occurred in 2008-09 when they dropped 12 straight. That was in the franchise’s first season under owner Bill Gallacher and with Mike Johnston as GM/head coach. . . . The Hitmen (7-6-2) had points in their previous five games (4-0-1). . . . Calgary F Tyler Mrkonjic scored the game’s first goal, his fourth, at 2:14 of the first period. . . . Glass, who has 10 goals, then struck for three in the span of 7:45 as Portland took control. . . . The Winterhawks scored nine straight goals before Calgary F Mark Kastelic closed the scoring with his first goal at 3:22 of the third period. . . . Glass totalled 10 goals and 17 assists in 65 games as a freshman last season. This season, in 21 games, he has 30 points, including 20 assists. . . . D Caleb Jones (2) and F Skyler McKenzie (12) each had a goal and three assists for Portland, with F Joachim Blichfeld (6) scoring once and drawing two helpers. F Keegan Iverson had two assists, with Ryan Hughes (7) getting a goal and one assist. . . . McKenzie assisted on each of Glass’ goals. . . . McKenzie and F Brendan De Jong each scored shorthanded goals for Portland. . . . The Winterhawks got 34 saves from G Cole Kehler. . . . Calgary starter Cody Porter turned aside 16 of 21 shots in 25:12. Reliever Kyle Dumba was beaten four times on 22 shots. . . . Portland was 2-5 on the PP; Calgary was 0-5. . . . The Winterhawks are 1-2-0 on an eight-game homestand. . . . Calgary, which had beaten the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 in Kent, Wash., on Friday, had been 3-0-0 in the second game of back-to-backs. . . . Announced attendance: 8,711.
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At Spokane, F Kailer Yamamoto’s second goal of the game, a PP score at 2:04 of OT, gave the Chiefs a
KAILER YAMAMOTO
3-2 victory over the Everett Silvertips. . . . Yamamoto, who has 15 goals, had forced OT when he scored at 3:54 of the third period. . . . Spokane D Ty Smith drew the primary assist on both of those goals. . . . Everett F Spencer Gerth gave his guys a 1-0 lead with his second goal at 18:27 of the first period. . . . The Chiefs drew even on F Markson Bechtold’s second goal at 19:37 of the first period. . . . Yamamoto drew the lone assist on Bechtold’s goal. . . . The Silvertips went in front 2-1 on D Noah Juulsen’s seventh goal, at 9:54 of the second period. Juulsen finished last season with seven goals. . . . Bechtold added an assist to his goal. . . . This was the fourth straight game in which the Chiefs (7-6-5) went to OT. They are 4-0-3 in their last seven games. . . . Everett (14-2-3) has points in eight straight (6-0-2) and is one behind the Prince George Cougars, who lead the overall standings. . . . G Dawson Weatherill stopped 16 shots for Spokane, 14 fewer than Everett’s Carter Hart. . . . The Chiefs were 1-3 on the PP; Everett’s PP unit never saw the ice. . . . Announced attendance: 6,012.
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At Swift Current, F Stelio Mattheos scored in a shootout to give the Brandon Wheat Kings a 4-3 victory
STELIO MATTHEOS
over the Broncos. . . . The teams meet again this afternoon in Brandon. . . . The Wheat Kings had scored the first three goals of regulation time, taking that 3-0 lead into the third period. . . . Mattheos scored his ninth goal at 19:51 of the first period. . . . The Wheat Kings got second-period goals from F Ty Lewis (12), a PP score at 10:19, and D Schael Higson (1) at 19:32. . . . Broncos F Lane Pederson started the comeback, on a PP, at 8:16 of the third period. . . . F Calvin Spencer (7) added another PP goal at 15:30. . . . Pederson tied it with his eighth goal at 17:41. . . . F Tanner Kaspick had two assists for Brandon, while Lewis added one. . . . Brandon G Jordan Papirny stopped 33 shots, seven more than Travis Child of the Broncos. . . . Swift Current was 2-5 on the PP; Brandon was 1-4. . . . The Wheat Kings (9-7-3) have won two in a row. . . . The Broncos (10-6-4) have lost two in a row. . . . F Nolan Patrick remains out of Brandon’s lineup. . . . F Zach Russell, acquired earlier in the week by Brandon from the Victoria Royals, was in the Wheat Kings’ lineup. . . . Announced attendance: 1,834.
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At Langley, B.C., F Scott Eansor had a goal and two assists to help the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 5-3 victory over the Vancouver Giants. . . . F Mathew Barzal, returned by the NHL’s New York Islanders
SCOTT EANSOR
earlier in the week, made his season debut with the Thunderbirds. He was wearing the captains’ ‘C’ that in his absence had been worn by Eansor. Word from the Thunderbirds is that the two veterans will share the captaincy. . . . Barzal had one assist in his return. . . . D Ethan Bear gave Seattle a 1-0 lead with his fifth goal at 9:53 of the first period. . . . F Elijah Brown, the 15th overall pick in the 2015 bantam draft, scored his first goal of the season for a 2-0 lead at 1:10 of the second. . . . D Matt Barberis (2) got the Giants to within one at 3:01, but the Thunderbirds scored the next two goals, with Eansor counting No. 7 at 5:40 of the third period and F Nolan Volcan getting his seventh at 8:18. . . . The Giants made it interesting when D Marcus Kichton (1) scored at 10:21 and F James Malm (6) counted at 18:08. . . . But Seattle F Donovan Neuls iced it with the empty-netter at 19:48. He’s got four goals. . . . Seattle D Turner Ottenbreit had three assists for his first career three-point outing. It came in his 166th game. . . . Neuls added an assist to his goal. . . . G Rylan Toth made 26 saves for Seattle. . . . G Ryan Kubic of the Giants stopped 17 shots. . . . The Thunderbirds were 0-1 on the PP; the Giants were 0-5. . . . Seattle improved to 8-8-1. . . . The Giants (9-12-0) had won their previous two games. . . . The Thunderbirds were without import F Sami Moilanen, who left late in the first period of Friday’s 3-1 loss to the visiting Calgary Hitmen after taking a hard check into the glass. . . . Announced attendance: 4,225.
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TYLER SANDHU
At Victoria, F Tyler Sandhu drew three assists as the Tri-City Americans beat the Royals, 5-1. . . . Victoria had beaten visiting Tri-City 4-2 on Friday night. . . . The Americans took a 1-0 lead on a PP goal from F Morgan Geekie, his 10th, at 14:40 of the first period. . . . Victoria F Matt Phillips (12) tied it at 19:22. . . . F Parker AuCoin broke the tie with his eighth goal at 8:43 of the second period and F Vladislav Lukin (11) added insurance at 11:46. . . . F Michael Rasmussen scored his WHL-leading 17th goal at 4:18 of the third period. . . . Tri-City D Kurtis Rutledge (2) had a goal and an assist, as did Rasmussen and Geekie. . . . Tri-City G Evan Sarthou turned aside 24 shots, three more than the Royals’ Dylan Myskiw. . . . The Americans were 2-4 on the PP; the Royals were 1-6. . . . Tri-City now is 13-7-1. . . . The Royals (11-8-2) had points in their previous five games (3-0-2). . . . Announced attendance: 4,251.
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SUNDAY’S GAMES (all times local):

Swift Current at Brandon, 4 p.m.
Saskatoon at Lethbridge, 6 p.m.

Red Deer at Regina, 4 p.m.




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