Broncos name captain
— The WHL (@TheWHL) January 11, 2019
The Swift Current Broncos have named 20-year-old forward Tanner Nagel captain for the remainder of the season. The four year veteran was a part of last year’s blockbuster that brought Giorgio Estephan and Stuart Skinner to the Broncos and has 12 points in 39 games this season. He has skated in 206 WHL games between Portland, Lethbridge and Swift Current.
Pair of ’01s stick for the year
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 11, 2019
The Prince George Cougars have added ’01 Cole Beamin to the roster on a permanent basis. Since being recalled by the Cougars on New Years Eve, Beamin has appeared in two games going pointless. The former second round pick started the season in the SJHL with the Nipawin Hawks, putting up three points and 64 penalty minutes in 28 games.
The Cougars reassigned ’02 Tyson Phare to Delta Hockey Academy of the CSSHL in a corresponding move.
— Medicine Hat Tigers (@tigershockey) January 11, 2019
The Tigers are keeping ’01 Nick McCarry for the season after appearing in one game this season for Medicine Hat, McCarry was signed as a listed player in 2017. The 17-year-old had been playing with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the AJHL recording 14 points in 30 games this season.
Giants subtract two
The Vancouver Giants have reassigned the following players ahead of the weekend:
– Defenceman Ty Ettinger (Junior A)
– Defenceman Parker Hendren (Regina Pat Canadians, SMHL)
— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) January 11, 2019
The Vancouver Giants trimmed down their roster by two with the releases of ‘00 Ty Ettinger and ‘01 Parker Hendren. Ettinger, who was acquired from Brandon in October, will join a Junior A that has yet to be determined. The 18-year-old had three assists in 31 games with the Giants this season. Hendren will rejoin his midget team, the Regina Pat Canadians of the SMHL after appearing in 26 games with a goal and an assist.
WHL announces five-game suspension for Blazers forward Jeff Faith.
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— The WHL (@TheWHL) January 12, 2019
The WHL has suspended Kamloops Blazers forward Jeff Faith five games for an incident that occurred in their January 9 game versus Victoria. The 21-year-old was not penalized on the play and this is his first time receiving supplemental discipline from the league.
Canes rookie gets first
— Lethbridge Hurricanes (@WHLHurricanes) January 12, 2019
17-year-old Lethbridge Hurricanes rookie Adam Hall scored his first WHL goal Friday night in a 5-1 loss to the Oil Kings. The Edmonton native now has one goal and four assists in 27 games this season. He was the Hurricanes’ eighth round pick 158th overall in 2016.
Three Stars of the Night
1st Star: Seattle’s Noah Philp had four assists in a 7-2 win over Moose Jaw.
2nd Star: Calgary captain Mark Kastelic produced two goals and an assist to go with eight shots in the Hitmen’s overtime win over the Blades.
3rd Star: Red Deer’s Brett Davis scored once and added three assists as the Rebels defeated the Wheat Kings 5-3.
Edmonton’s Scott Atkinson scored twice with an assist in the Oil Kings 5-1 win over Lethbridge…Prince Albert’s Brett Leason scored once and had an assist in the Raiders’ 4-2 win over Portland….Medicine Hat’s Elijah Brown scored once and added two helps in a 5-2 win….Cougars’ defenceman Cole Moberg had two goals, an assist and six shots in Prince George’s 7-2 win over Kelowna….Victoria’s Scott Walford potted a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over the Blazers….Tri-City’s Kyle Olson had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Everett….
Kamloops defenceman Joonas Sillanpää received a five minute slashing major and a game misconduct at the 13:13 mark of the second period in the Blazers’ 4-1 loss at the hands of the Victoria Royals.