Memorial Cup Hosts clinch a playoff spot
Rockets win! We've punched our ticket to the WHL playoffs. pic.twitter.com/CwHePlrhB9
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) March 7, 2020
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 WHL (@TheWHL) March 7, 2020
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
Here is tonight’s Winnipeg ICE projected line up ⤵️⤵️ pic.twitter.com/iYOg2oLin7
— x – Winnipeg ICE (@WHLWpgICE) March 6, 2020
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
Lineups! 🔥 vs 💨 pic.twitter.com/OFpUXLpovN
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) March 7, 2020
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
Here’s the starting lineup in Prince Albert!
🌾 vs 🔰
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) March 6, 2020
Marcus Kallionkieli was back in the lineup for the Brandon Wheat Kings after being out since February 12th.
Kaluski back for Broncos
Tonight's lineup in Edmonton.
— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) March 7, 2020
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
Friday Night Fun in Everett
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) March 7, 2020
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
It’s the @spokanechiefs in town for the first time since 2017. Rebels won that one 4-3 in OT.
Lineups and lines below. 2020 NHL Draft hopeful Christoffer Sedoff is scratched for Red Deer.
Chiefs have won 7 straight, 9 of last 10. pic.twitter.com/Lqs4f2Ue4S
— Byron Hackett (@RDAbyronhackett) March 7, 2020
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
— x-Medicine Hat Tigers (@tigershockey) March 7, 2020
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
Tonight's @mosaicincanada lineup in Saskatoon against the Blades!
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) March 7, 2020
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
ROSTER: Prospect defenceman Lucas Brenton (2003) has joined the team for the remainder of the season.
With the WPG Thrashers (MMAAAHL), Brenton had 11-16-27pts in 36GP.
In the 2020 Playoffs, he had 1-1-2pts in 4GP pic.twitter.com/SdFDnVPDuR
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) March 6, 2020
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
Off-ice officials supervisor Bernie Burtney of @BladesHockey was named a recipient of the WHL Distinguished Service Award Friday in Saskatoon.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 7, 2020
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 (@MJWARRIORS) March 7, 2020
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
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) March 7, 2020
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 (Lethbridge, Everett, 2001-2006) signed one-year contract extension with Innsbruck (Austria, Erste Bank Liga). 45 GP, 14+26.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) March 6, 2020
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.
Kamloops’ Connor Zary and Prince George’s Josh Maser each had a hat-trick.