Daily Dose of the Dub: Blades, Rockets clinch playoff spots

Memorial Cup Hosts clinch a playoff spot

The Memorial Cup Host Kelowna Rockets clinched their spot in the WHL Playoffs with a win over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday.

Blades secure last playoff spot in Eastern Conference

The Saskatoon Blades secured the last playoff berth in the WHL’s Eastern Conference on Friday thanks to a 2-1 win over the Regina Pats. This means the Red Deer Rebels, Regina Pats, Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos have failed to make the playoffs this season.

Krebs back for ICE

After being on the sidelines due to injury since February 19th, Peyton Krebs was back in the lineup for the Winnipeg ICE on Friday.

Garand good to go for Blazers

Kamloops Blazers goaltender Dylan Garand is back to 100% and back in the net after missing just over a month due to injury.

Kallionkieli returns for Wheat Kings

Marcus Kallionkieli was back in the lineup for the Brandon Wheat Kings after being out since February 12th.

Kaluski back for Broncos

Jaxan Kaluski played his first game since February 22nd with the Swift Current Broncos on Friday night against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Little back at full health

John Little was back for the Tri-City Americans against the Everett Silvertips after being out of the lineup since February 21st.

Sedoff out for Rebels

Red Deer Rebels defenseman Christoffer Sedoff was held from Friday’s match-up with the Spokane Chiefs due to a lower-body injury, according to our Paul Figler. He is currently considered day-to-day.

Gavlas injured in training incident

Medicine Hat Tigers defenseman Parker Gavlas did not play on Friday vs. Calgary. Ryan McCracken of the Medicine Hat News reports he was injured in a training incident this week and is considered day-to-day.

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Carrier not available to Pats

Cole Carrier was not available for the Regina Pats on Friday night as they took on the Saskatoon Blades. No word on why he wasn’t available.

Warriors recall Brenton for the remainder of the year

The Moose Jaw Warriors recalled defenseman Lucas Brenton from the Winnipeg Thrashers of the MMHL for the rest of this season. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, Brenton has played six games with the Warriors this season.

Burtney receives WHL award

Saskatoon Blades off-ice officials supervisor Bernie Burtney was recognized with the WHL’s Distinguished Service Award prior to Friday’s Blades-Pats. game.

Gould gets a new mask

Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Brock Gould has a new mask to go along with his move to Moose Jaw from Victoria. Gould was acquired by the Warriors at the WHL Trade Deadline in a blockbuster move that saw Brayden Tracey go to Victoria.


  • Kamloops’ Ryan Hughes scored his 100th WHL goal
  • Kelowna’s Devin Steffler scored his first WHL goal. Nolan Flamand played his first WHL goal.
  • Medicine Hat’s Ryan Chyzwoski recorded his 100th WHL assist.
  • Prince George’s Majid Kaddoura played his 100th WHL game.
  • Saskatoon’s Brandon Lisowsky played his first WHL game.
  • Spokane’s Logan Cunningham played his first WHL game.

Edler records 300th NHL Assist

Alex Edler (62 GP, 13 G, 40 A with the Kelowna Rockets in the 2005-06 season) recorded his 300th NHL assist, all with the Vancouver Canucks.

Lammers signs extension in Austria

John Lammers (256 GP, 93 G, 106 A with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Everett Silvertips from 2001-06) has signed a one-year contract extension with Innsbruck in Austria. In 45 games this year, he potted 14 goals and 26 assists.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Spokane’s Adam Beckman scored three times and added an assist

Second Star: Kamloops’ Ryan Hughes had two goals and two assists

Third Star: Saskatoon’s Nolan Maier made 32 saves on 33 shots.

Honourable Mention

Kamloops’ Connor Zary and Prince George’s Josh Maser each had a hat-trick.

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