Broncos sign Stebbings
NEWS: The Broncos have signed 2002-born forward Carter Stebbings to a Standard Player Agreement.
— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) December 31, 2019
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
Unfortunately I will be out the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL. Never take a day at the rink for granted, I’d do anything to be back on the ice battling with my brothers. I am going to come back stronger than ever next season. pic.twitter.com/K0ocqFZQo4
— Campbell Arnold (@campbellarny1) December 31, 2019
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
Czech goaltender Lukáš Pařík was injured on the 4-0 goal and so now in goal is Nick Malík, the 3rd Czech goalie of the tournament. #WorldJuniors
— 2020 IIHF #WorldJuniors (@iihf_wjc) December 31, 2019
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
— Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) December 31, 2019
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
Goal: Max Paddock
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) December 31, 2019
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
31 Thoughts — Enjoy! https://t.co/ebtAGd28ak
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 31, 2019
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
Congratulations to #NJDevils Damon Severson who will be playing in his 4⃣0⃣0⃣th career NHL game today! 🥳
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) December 31, 2019
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 (Moose Jaw, Calgary, 2001-2006) signed contract for rest of this season with Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia, Extraliga). Last season with KooKoo Kouvola (Finland, Liiga) 33 GP, 1+0, 19:30 average TOI.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) December 31, 2019
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.
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.
Tri-City’s Krystof Hrabik and Brandon’s Ridly Greig each had a goal and an assist.
Brandon Wheat Kings
- Cole Reinhardt is out two weeks with an upper-body injury while Dom Schmiemann is ill and considered day-to-day.
- 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.
- Brendan Lee is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Jackson DeSouza, Steel 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Henrik Rybinski is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- 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.
- Trent Miner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- 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
- Brad Ginnell and Jesse Makaj are both day-to-day with upper-body injuries.