F Adam Courchaine (Medicine Hat, Vancouver, 2001-05) has signed a one-year contract with Dusseldorf (Germany, DEL). He had been released by Székesfehérvár (Hungary, Erste Bank Liga) by mutual agreement after scoring five goals and adding six assists in 16 games.
Bob McKenzie of TSN, hockey’s ultimate insider, took time out from his busy schedule on Tuesday to post a good look at the prospects for the Canadian national junior team’s roster.
Hockey Canada is to issue selection camp invitations on Nov. 29, with the camp scheduled for Dec. 11-15 in Blainville, Que.
Of course, a lot of hockey fans are wondering about the status of C Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings, who hasn’t played since Oct. 11.
“Patrick isn't expected back for another two-to-three weeks,” McKenzie writes. “He had sports hernia surgery in the off-season. There were fears he would need the same procedure done on the other side, but the prognosis now is for some rest and rehab. It's expected he will be ready before Dec. 11, but how much hockey will he have played?”
As for the goaltending, McKenzie offers:
“Tampa Bay’s 19-year-old prospect Connor Ingram of Kamloops and Philadelphia’s 18-year-old prospect Carter Hart of Everett have been the best Canadian goalies in junior hockey this season. And it really hasn't been close either. Barring unforeseen developments, they are expected to be Team Canada's tandem.”
McKenzie’s complete piece, including all kinds of information, is right here.
At Edmonton, F Tyler Benson of the Vancouver Giants had a goal and two assists to help Team WHL to a
The Moose Jaw Warriors will be without F Jaxan Kaluski, 17, for an indefinite period that could stretch through the end of this season.
Kaluski suffered a fractured ankle during Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds. He underwent surgery in Saskatoon on Monday.
According to the Warriors, “The surgery was a success and he’s expected to make a full recovery.”
The Warriors say Kaluski will be out indefinitely. He is unlikely to play again this season.
A freshman from Lloydminster, Alta., Kaluski had one assist in 16 games with the Warriors.
A tip of the cap to the Warriors for the update on Kaluski’s condition.
Cody Nickolet, the Saskatoon Blades' analytics guy, now will spend some of his time working with the NHL's Florida Panthers. It isn’t that long ago when he was keeping track of WHL forward lines and defensive pairings and making them available to media and WHL fans. Yesterday, he tweeted: “Thrilled to be joining the Florida Panthers to track games and prospect data.” . . . He also will continue on as the Blades' director of analytics and one of their scouts.
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet posted his lastest 30 Thoughts on Tuesday. As usual, this is a must read for any hockey fan, and it’s right here.
— levi pierro-zabotel (@lmpierrozabotel) November 8, 2016
POINTS: F Sam Steel, Regina, F Mason Shaw, Medicine Hat, each 28; F Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane, 26; F Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat, F Cody Glass, Portland, each 25.
GOALS: F Michael Rasmussen, Tri-City, 16; Steel, F Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current, each 14; Yamamoto, F Zak Zborosky, Kootenay, each 13.
ASSISTS: Shaw, 23; F Brayden Burke, Moose Jaw, 19; Butcher, Glass, each 18; F Tyler Sandhu, Tri-City, 17.
VICTORIES: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat, 11; Ty Edmonds, Prince George, Griffen Outhouse, Victoria, each 10; Carter Hart, Everett, Michael Herringer, Kelowna, each 9.
GAA: Hart, 1.89; Connor Ingram, Kamloops, 2.01; Ty Edmonds, Prince George, 2.29; Logan Flodell, Saskatoon, 2.34; Cody Porter, Calgary, 2.46.
SAVE %: Ingram, .937; Flodell, .932; Hart, .926; Edmonds, .921; Outhouse, Porter, Ian Scott, Prince Albert, each .920.
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