Daily Dose of the Dub: Another Blazer suspended; two Kamloops prospects debut; Zabransky released

Blazers defenceman suspended

Kamloops Blazers defenceman Joonas Sillanpaa was given a one game suspension for the slashing major he received last night. Sillanpaa served his suspension tonight in the Blazers’ loss to the Giants. the Finnish rookie has a goal and an assist in 36 games this season.

Two debuts for the Blazers

With the suspensions to Jeff Faith and Joonas Sillanpaa, the Blazers recalled ’02 defencemen Gavin Thurston and Ethan Brandwood who both made their debuts tonight against Vancouver. Thurston made two big league hits and went -2, while Brandwood recorded one shot.

Zabransky released

The Kelowna Rockets have released import defenceman Libor Zabransky and he will join the Fargo Force of the USHL immediately. Zabransky was the 51st overall pick in the 2017 CHL Import Draft and dressed in 107 career games with the Rockets, collecting four goals and 24 assists.

Interesting Moments

Three Stars of the Night

1st Star: Vancouver’s Bowen Byram scored twice and had three assists, breaking the franchise record for points in a game by a defenceman.

2nd Star: Red Deer’s Brandon Hagel had a hat trick and two assists in the Rebels 9-4 victory over Regina.

3rd Star: Vancouver’s Milos Roman had a goal and three assists in the Giants’ 7-4 win over Kamloops.

Honourable Mentions

Brandon’s Baron Thompson scored the eventual game winning goal in the Wheat Kings’ 3-2 win over Moose Jaw….Prince Albert’s Parker Kelly had two goals and an assist in the Raiders’ 7-3 win over Calgary….Portland’s Mason Mannek recorded two goals, including the game winner as well as an assist in Portland’s 5-4 win over Saskatoon….Seattle’s Sean Richards scored twice in the Thunderbirds’ 5-3 win over Swift Current….Lethbridge captain Jordy Bellerive had a goal and an assist in the Hurricanes’ 3-2 win over Kootenay….Edmonton’s Vince Loschiavo scored the game winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Medicine Hat….Prince George’s Ethan Browne had three assists in a 4-0 win over Kelowna….Spokane co-captain Jaret Anderson-Dolan had three assists in the Chiefs’ 8-3 win over Tri-City….Everett’s Zack Andrusiak scored his 31st of the year in a 3-0 win against the Royals….

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