Monday, January 30, 2017

WHL suspends pair . . . Pats sneak past Blades; Brooks leads way


D David Turoň (Portland, 2002-03) has been released by the Fife Flyers (Scotland, UK Elite). He had three goals and five assists in 30 games. . . .
F J.T. Barnett (Vancouver, Kamloops, Everett, Kelowna, 2008-13) has been released by Amur Khabarovsk (Russia, KHL). He was pointless in three games. . . . Earlier this season, Barnett was pointless in one game with CSKA Moscow (Russia, KHL), and seven goals and three assists in 24 games with Zvezda Chekhov (Russia, Vysshaya Liga). . . . Barnett was traded by CSKA to Amur on Dec. 13.
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The WHL’s Department of Discipline dealt with a couple of players on Monday. . . . F Tadden Rattie of the Vancouver Giants drew a TBD suspension for becoming involved in a one-man fight during a game with the host Victoria Royals on Sunday. . . . Brandon D Kale Clague will sit out one game after taking a charging major and game misconduct during a game in Calgary against the Hitmen on Sunday.
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The Portland Winterhawks have signed D Kade Nolan, 15, to a WHL contract. Nolan was a fourth-round selection in the 2016 bantam draft. Nolan, from Rouleau, Sask., has six points, five of them assists, in 33 games with the Saskatoon Blazers of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Last season, he had 26 points, including 24 assists, in 38 games with the bantam AAA Notre Dame Hounds.
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MONDAY’S GAME:


At Saskatoon, the Regina Pats scored a pair of PP goals as they beat the Blades, 2-1. . . . This was the Blades’ third annual Team Up for Respect game and included the teams shaking hands at centre ice
ADAM BROOKS
when it was over. . . . F Adam Brooks gave Regina a 1-0 lead at 18:04 of the first period with his 29th goal. . . . Brooks drew an assist on F Dawson Leedahl’s goal, his 26th, 35 seconds into the second period. Leedahl is from Saskatoon. . . . D Bryton Sayers (5) got the Blades to within a goal when he scored on a PP at 1:24 of the third period. . . . Regina F Sam Steel drew an assist on Leedahl’s goal. Steel leads the WHL with 88 points, two more than Brooks. . . . Brooks is No. 1 in assists, with 57, five more than Steel. . . . The Pats got 22 saves from G Tyler Brown, while Saskatoon’s Logan Flodell stopped 25 shots. . . . Regina was 2-4 on the PP; Saskatoon was 1-5. . . . The Pats (34-6-7) have won five in a row. They have moved back into a tie for first-place overall with the Prince George Cougars. Regina holds six games in hand, too. . . . The Blades (20-25-6) have lost three straight after having won five in a row. They are in possession of the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card spot, but are just one point ahead of the Calgary Hitmen. . . . Announced attendance: 8,019.
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TUESDAY’S GAMES (all times local):

Everett vs. Portland, 7 p.m. (ppd. from Jan. 7)
Brandon at Lethbridge, 7 p.m.
Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m.
Kamloops vs. Seattle, at Kent, Wash., 7:05 p.m.

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