Daily Dose of the Dub: Berezowski and Goncalves out for Everett Sunday, Focht a late-scratch in Calgary, Milestones and more

Berezowski and Goncalves dealing with injuries 

Jackson Berezowski and Gage Goncalves were both held out Sunday against Spokane after both played on Saturday when the Silvertips took on the Kamloops Blazers. Our Jordan Bremner was at the game and said Berezowski took a hard fall into the boards and was slow to leave the ice. When asked post-game about the injury, Silvertips Head Coach Dennis Williams wouldn’t comment as he wanted to talk to Berezowski first. As for Goncalves, there’s no word what led to his absence or how long he may be out for. For Jordan’s full-post game report, you can go here.

Focht a late scratch vs. Winterhawks

Calgary Hitmen forward Carson Focht was a late scratch when the Hitmen battled the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday. Our Freddy Mayer spoke with Hitmen head coach Steve Hamilton post-game who would only say that Focht was dealing with an injury, but didn’t divulge what the injury is or how long he might be out for. Focht joins James Malwho has been out since leaving September 28th’s game against the Red Deer Rebels and Cael Zimmerman who hasn’t played a game yet this season are on the injury list. For Freddy’s post-game report you can head here.

Milestones 

  • Calgary Hitmen forward Evan Toth made his WHL debut against Portland
  • Everett Silvertips goaltender Keegan Karki made his first WHL start and recorded his first WHL win, and forwards Brendan Lee and Jacob Wright each scored their first WHL goals as the Silvertips downed the Chiefs in a tight 4-3 affair.
  • Portland Winterhawks forward Jack O’Brien scored his first WHL goal.
  • Spokane Chiefs forward Brandon Reller notched his first WHL tally in the game against Everett.

Devils sign Morrow to a one-year contract 

The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Joe Morrow (227 GP, 33 G, 118 with the Portland Winterhawks) to a one-year, two-way contract. They’ve also placed him on waivers with the intention of sending him to the AHL’s Binghamton Devils. Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Morrow is a veteran of 162 NHL games with nine goals and 23 assists with the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, and Winnipeg Jets.

Glennie retires from professional hockey 

Scott Glennie (252 GP, 121 G, 167 A with the Brandon Wheat Kings) has been forced to retire from hockey due to injuries. The former first-round pick of the Dallas Stars in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Glennie would only play one game in the NHL, spending most of his time in the AHL with the Texas Stars and most recently the Manitoba Moose in 2016-17.

Three Stars of the Night:

First Star: Everett Silvertips forward Bryce Kindopp added to his league lead in goals and points with two goals and an assist on Sunday night

Second Star: Everett Silvertips forward Michal Gut had three assists

Third Star: Brandon Wheat Kings forward Ridly Greig notched two goals as Brandon beat the Saskatoon Blades 5-4.

Honourable Mention:

Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Bailey Brkin posted a 19-save shutout.

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