Daily Dose of the Dub: Broncos sign Stebbings, Chiefs facing injury troubles in the crease, Weekly Report and more

Broncos sign Stebbings

The Swift Current Broncos signed 2002-born Carter Stebbings to a WHL Education Contract on Tuesday. The undrafted forward from Saskatoon is in his third season with the SMHL’s Saskatoon Blazers where he has 12 goals and 20 assists through 22 games. Although he went undrafted in the WHL Bantam Draft, he was picked up by the Melville Millionaires with the second pick of the 2017 SJHL Bantam Draft.

Arnold done for the season

Spokane Chiefs netminder Campbell Arnold announced on his Twitter account that he will be out for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL sustained earlier this week. Arnold had played 22 games with the Chiefs this season, posting a 10-8-1-1 record with a 2.59 GAA and 0.902 save percentage.

Parik injured at World Juniors

To add insult to injury for the Chiefs, Lukas Parik also sustained an injury at the World Juniors attempting to make a save on a goal from Canada’s Connor McMichael. There’s no word on the severity of the injury but he left the game and did not return.

World Juniors Update

  • Everett’s Martin Fasko-Rudas had an assist for Slovakia.
  • Kelowna’s Nolan Foote scored for Canada.
  • Lethbridge’s Dylan Cozens scored a goal and added three assists for Canada while Calen Addison added two assists for Canada and Oliver Okuliar had an assist for Slovakia.
  • Moose Jaw’s Libor Zabransky scored for the Czech Republic.
  • Portland’s Simon Knak scored for Switzerland while Joel Hofer made 17 saves on 19 shots for Canada.
  • Seattle’s Simon Kubicek had an assist for the Czech Republic.
  • Spokane’s Ty Smith had two assists for Canada.
  • Vancouver’s Bowen Byram had an assist for Canada.
  • Winnipeg’s Nino Kinder scored for Germany and Michal Teply had an assist for the Czech Republic.

Kuny recalled by Oil Kings

Brendan Kuny has rejoined the Edmonton Oil Kings from the AJHL’s Drayton Valley Thunder. In four games with Edmonton earlier this season, he notched one assist.

CHL Team of the Week

Kamloops Blazers forward Orrin Centazzo, Everett Silvertips defenseman Jake Christiansen and Regina Pats goaltender Max Paddock have all been named to the CHL Team of the Week. Centazzo was the WHL Player of the Week with three goals and four assists in two games while Christiansen put up two goals and three assists in three games. Paddock put together a 2-0-0-0 record with a 1.00 GAA and .967 save percentage with one shutout this week.


  • Moose Jaw’s Calder Anderson scored his first WHL goal against his hometown Brandon Wheat Kings.
  • After battling some injury troubles this season, Mekai Sanders made his WHL debut for the Seattle Thunderbirds.

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Three Western Canadian kids apply for exceptional status

As noted by Sportsnet NHL Insider, in his weekly “31 Thoughts” column, Riley Heidt and Brayden Yager (Saskatoon Contacts, SMHL), as well as Connor Bedard (West Vancouver Hockey Academy, CSSHL) have applied for exceptional status with Hockey Canada which would allow them to play a full season in the WHL next season if successful. A Western Canadian player has never successfully applied for exceptional status, with the last attempt coming from 2019 first overall pick Matthew Savoie. Savoie has played 12 games this season and has five points.

Severson plays in 400th NHL game

Damon Severson (260 GP, 36 G, 131 A with the Kelowna Rockets from 2009-14) played in his 400th NHL game on Tuesday, all with the New Jersey Devils. A second-round pick of the Devils in 2012, he scored the shootout winner as the Devils took down the Boston Bruins.

Carson signs in Slovakia

Brett Carson (268 GP, 28 G, 82 A with the Moose Jaw Warriors and Calgary Hitmen from 2001-06) has signed with Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia for the rest of the season. A former fourth-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes, Carson had one goal in 33 games with KooKoo Kouvola in Finland this season.

Three Stars:

First Star: Brandon’s Luka Burzan scored two goals

Second Star: Tri-City’s Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists.

Third Star: Spokane’s Luke Toporowski also potted two goals.

Honourable Mentions

Tri-City’s Krystof Hrabik and Brandon’s Ridly Greig each had a goal and an assist.

Weekly Report

Brandon Wheat Kings

  • Cole Reinhardt is out two weeks with an upper-body injury while Dom Schmiemann is ill and considered day-to-day.

Calgary Hitmen 

  • Cael Zimmerman is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Edmonton Oil Kings

  • Wyatt McLeod will be out week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

Everett Silvertips

  • Brendan Lee is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Kelowna Rockets

  • Jackson DeSouzaSteel Quiring , and Deegan Mofford have all been returned to their respective club teams.
  • Dillon Hamaliuk (illness) and Liam Kindree (injury) have both returned to the lineup.

Lethbridge Hurricanes

  • Called up Briley Wood from MMHL Yellowhead and Salvatore Collora from ECEL U16 Seattle.

Medicine Hat Tigers

  • Bryan Lockner returned from injury

Moose Jaw Warriors

  • Called up Lucas Brenton from MMHL Winnipeg, Denton Mateychuk from MMHL Eastman and Josh Hoekstra from CSSHL OHA Edmonton.

Portland Winterhawks

  • Called up Dante Giannuzzi from MMHL Steinbach.

Prince Albert Raiders

  • Returned Niall Crocker to his club team.

Prince George Cougars

  • Ethan Browne is listed as out indefinitely with a personal injury.
  • Mitch Kohner and Blake Eastman have returned from injury.

Red Deer Rebels

  • Chase Coward has been returned to Midget.

Seattle Thunderbirds

  • Henrik Rybinski is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Spokane Chiefs

  • Chase Freidt-Mohr has been returned to Midget.
  • Matthew Leduc is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
  • Filip Kral and Brandon Reller returned from injury.

Swift Current Broncos

  • Josh Davis has been added from CSSHL Pacific Coast Academy
  • Alex Moar is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Vancouver Giants

  • Trent Miner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Victoria Royals

  • Jacob Herauf (upper-body) and Keanu Derungs (upper-body) are day-to-day while Nolan Jones is out 1-2 weeks with a lower-body injury

Winnipeg ICE

  • Brad Ginnell and Jesse Makaj are both day-to-day with upper-body injuries.

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