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Bruce scores first WHL goal

2003-born Winnipeg ICE forward Skylar Bruce scored his first WHL goal last night in the team’s 5-2 win over the Regina Pats. Bruce’s goal was the game’s first goal. Bruce, a 2018 second-round WHL Draft pick, was playing in his 23rd WHL game.

Peekeekoot scores first WHL goal

2004-born Prince Albert Raiders forward Dallyn Peekeekoot scored his first WHL goal in the Raiders 4-2 win over the Swift Current Broncos. Peekeekoot’s goal came at 1:07 of the first period to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. He was a 10th round pick of the Raiders at the 2019 WHL Draft.

Weir scores first WHL goal

2004-born Red Deer Rebels defenseman Jace Weir scored his first WHL goal in a 5-1 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Weir’s goal came at 5:41 of the opening period of last night’s game. Weir is a second-round 2019 WHL Draft pick, he was playing in his 11th WHL game.

MacKenzie scores first WHL goal

2004-born Medicine Hat Tigers forward Tyler MacKenzie scored his first WHL goal to tie the game at three at 11:58 of the first period. The Tigers went on to win 6-5 in overtime. MacKenzie, a 2019 sixth-round WHL Draft pick was playing in his 11th WHL game.

Patton scores first WHL goal

2003-born Medicine Hat Tigers forward Teague Patton scored his first WHL goal last night to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead at 7:19 of the third period. The Tigers went on to win 6-5 in overtime over the Calgary Hitmen. Patton was playing in his eighth WHL game after not being drafted into the league.

Swetlikoff scores first WHL goal

2003-born Spokane Chiefs forward Blake Swetlikoff scored his first WHL goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Tri-City Americans. Swetlikoff’s goal came at 5:06 of the second period, on the power play, to tie the game at one. Swetlikoff was selected in the third round of the 2018 WHL Draft and was playing in his 17th WHL game.

Schuurman scores first WHL goal

2004-born Victoria Royals forward Brayden Schuurman scored his first (and second) WHL goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Kamloops Blazers. Schuurman’s first goal was scored at 6:36 of the first period and gave the Royals a 1-0 lead. The fourth-round pick at the 2019 WHL Draft was playing in his fifth WHL game.

Pederson reassigned to Coyotes taxi squad

After scoring his first NHL goal in his first NHL game, the Arizona Coyotes have reassigned forward Lane Pederson (199GP, 53G, 87A with Seattle, Red Deer, and Swift Current ’13-’17) to the taxi squad. Pederson has appeared in 16 games with the Coyotes AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. He has seven goals and 10 assists in 16 games. Pederson was a free agent signing of the Coyotes on October 13, 2016, and is on his second contract with the team, signed on August 15, 2020.

Davidson reassigned to Sabres taxi squad

Defenseman Brandon Davidson (200GP, 22G, 112A with Regina ’09-’12) has been reassigned from the Rochester Americans to the Buffalo Sabres taxi squad. Davidson has played six NHL games this season with the Sabres, remaining without a point. He has also played one game with the Americans. Davidson was a sixth-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 2010.

Bow recalled to Stars active roster

Due to goaltender Anton Khudobin (44GP, 23-13-3, 2.89GAA, .917sv% with Saskatoon ’05-’06) being placed on the NHL’s COVID protocol list, Landon Bow (160GP, 74-56-13, 2.91GAA, .912sv% with Swift Current and Seattle ’12-’16) has been brought into the Dallas Stars active roster. Khudobin has played 20 NHL games this season, is 7-9-4 with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. Bow has played just two games this season, both with the Stars AHL affiliate Texas Stars. He is 1-1-0, with a 3.20 goals-against average, and a .889 save percentage.

Rasmussen recalled to Red Wings taxi squad

Forward Michael Rasmussen (161GP, 81G, 76A with Tri-City ’14-’18) has been recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffin to the Detriot Red Wings taxi squad. Rasmussen has played in 23 games with the Red Wings this season, scoring once and adding five assists. He has also played seven games with the Griffins, scoring two goals and adding four assists. Rasmussen is a 2017 NHL Draft first-round selection of the Red Wings.

Clague recalled to Kings active roster

Defenseman Kale Clague (195GP, 26G, 141A with Brandon and Moose Jaw ’13-’18) rejoined the LA Kings main roster from the taxi squad. Clague has played 12 NHL games, collecting three assists. He has also played 18 AHL games with the Ontario Reign, scoring once and adding five assists.

Lewington reassigned to Predators taxi squad

Defenseman Tyler Lewington (250GP, 18G, 94 with Medicine Hat ’11-’15) has been reassigned to the Nashville Predators taxi squad from the main roster. Lewington has played in just three games this season, all with the Predators AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. He has yet to hit the scoresheet. Lewington was a seventh-round draft pick of the Washington Capitals in 2013.

Thomas reassigned to Lightning taxi squad

Defenseman Ben Thomas (206GP, 22G, 68A with Calgary and Vancouver ’12-’16) has been reassigned to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s taxi squad from the main roster. Thomas has played 11 games with the Lightning’s AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. He has one goal and seven assists. Thomas was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft by the Lightning.

Senkerik not resigned by HC Energie Karlovy Vary

Defenseman Petr Senkerik (62GP, 5G, 15A with Kootenay and Prince George ’09-’10) has not been re-signed by his Czech league club HC Energie Karlovy Vary. Senkerik spent the last three seasons with the club and had four goals and 16 assists this season in 48 games. Senkerik was the 38th overall selection by the Kootenay ICE at the 2009 CHL Import Draft.

Ho commits to Lakehead Thunderwolves

Forward Tyler Ho (80GP, 2G, 10A with Vancouver and Saskatoon ’16-’20) has committed to the Lakehead University Thunderwolves for the 2021-22 season. This season Ho is playing with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. Ho is a former third-round 2015 WHL Draft pick of the Prince George Cougars. Was part of a package of players and prospects sent to Vancouver in exchange for Radovan Bondra on January 10, 2017.

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