Royals ship Zablocki to Rockets in inter-divisional deal
Rockets have acquired forward Lane Zablocki from the Victoria Royals in exchange for picks. Details: https://t.co/0fdnjDGLzo #WHLRockets #WelcomeAboard #Kelowna #WHLTrades 🐉🚀 pic.twitter.com/NTjYFXLEuz
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) September 29, 2018
The Victoria Royals made their sixth deal since the WHL bantam draft, sending Detroit Red Wings prospect Lane Zablocki to the Kelowna Rockets in exchange for a 2021 fourth round draft pick and a conditional 2019 seventh round draft pick. For Zablocki, it will be his fifth WHL team, having previously played for the Regina Pats, Red Deer Rebels, Lethbridge Hurricanes and of course the Victoria Royals. He was originally drafted by the Prince George Cougars in 2013 but did not suit up for the team. The 6-foot, 182 pound forward was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings 79th overall in 2017.
Riley Sutter signs with the Washington Capitals
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 29, 2018
Sutter was selected in the third round, 93rd overall at the 2018 NHL draft. He has spent his entire WHL career with the Everett Silvertips after being drafted in the sixth round back in 2014. Sutter has scored 46 goals and added 52 assists in 169 WHL games. Sutter was returned to the Silvertips before the start of the 2018-19 regular season and has two goals and three assists in four games.
Justin Svenson sent to Swan Valley Stampeders
The Rebels forward was released to his junior ‘A’ team yesterday. The Ile des Chenes, MB native did not play in any regular season contests for Red Deer this season. He was drafted by the Rebels in the third round in the 2016 WHL bantam draft, he was also drafted by Swan River in the same season’s MJHL draft.
Former fourth overall pick scores his first WHL goal.
— Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) September 30, 2018
Three Stars of the Night
- Luka Burzan (Brandon Wheat Kings)- Five goals (including an empty netter) and an assist for the Wheat Kings forward, assisting his team to an 8-4 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
- Jared Freadrich (Portland Winterhawks) – in on all four goals for his team in a winning effort with the game winning goal and adding three assists as the Winterhawks skated past the Thunderbirds 4-2.
- Riley Sutter (Everett Silvertips) – Two goals and an assist as the Everett Silvertips drove past the Tri-City Americans 3-2.
Honorable Mentions – James Hamblin (Medicine Hat Tigers) 2-1–3 points in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Saskatoon Blade… Parker Kelly (Prince Albert Raiders) two goals and the OT game-winner as the Raiders edged the Warriors 5-4… Brayden Tracey (Moose Jaw Warriors) 2-1–3 points in the Warriors loss… Carter Souch (Edmonton Oil Kings) 2-1–3 points in the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-3 victory over the Calgary Hitmen… Riley Woods (Spokane Chiefs) 2-1–3 points in the Chiefs 6-3 win over the Kootenay ICE… Leif Mattson 2-1–3 points including the game-winner in the Kelowna Rockets 5-2 defeat of the Prince George Cougars… Dawson Barteaux (Red Deer Rebels) 1-2–3 points in the Rebels 5-2 win over the Swift Current Broncos… Igor Martynov had three assists as the Victoria Royals kept rolling. This time they doubled up the Kamloops Blazers 6-3.
Troubling moments – Igor Merezhko (Lethbridge) was handed a two-game suspension for his hit on Austin Pratt (Regina) from Friday night.