WHL suspends Butt for 12 games
The WHL has announced disciplinary action for Everett Silvertips forward Dawson Butt.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) January 14, 2020
The WHL has suspended Everett Silvertips forward Dawson Butt for 12 games for a major and game misconduct he received in the last minute of Sunday’s game against the Regina Pats. He will be eligible to return on Wednesday, February 19th against Moose Jaw. The WHL says factors they weighed in handing out this suspension include Butt’s history (he has been suspended twice before) and that a Regina Pats player was seriously injured on the play (more details on that further down the page). It’s the longest suspension the WHL has handed out since a 12-game suspension was handed out to Victoria’s Brandon Magee in 2014 for an incident in the playoffs against Portland.
Fairbrother likely out for the season
— Josh Horton (@JoshHortonEDH) January 15, 2020
Our friend Josh Horton at The Herald newspaper in Everett reports that Silvertips defenseman Gianni Fairbrother will likely be out for the rest of the season after he undergoes surgery on Wednesday for an undisclosed upper-body injury.
Browne, Creta miss Cougars game in Winnipeg
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 15, 2020
Ethan Browne (injury) and Marco Creta (illness) were both absent from the Prince George Cougars’ lineup Evs. the Winnipeg ICE on Tuesday. Browne was listed on Tuesday’s weekly report as returning to the team from a departure for personal reasons.
McColm joins Cougars for practice
Winnipeg-based prospect Ethan McColm joined the team for practice this morning. pic.twitter.com/EiwFYqcj1F
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 14, 2020
With the Cougars in Winnipeg, Prince George Cougars prospect Ethan McColm joined the team for practice on Tuesday. McColm is currently based in Winnipeg playing for the Eastman Selects Midget AAA team where he has two goals and 11 assists in 23 games.
Hughes returns to Blazers lineup
Lineups! 🔥 🔥 🔥 pic.twitter.com/uMvXYuX3oW
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) January 15, 2020
Ryan Hughes returned to the Blazers lineup after a 2 1/2 week absence due to injury. He left the game for a short period early on, but returned in the second period and played the rest of the game.
Sakowich named Rebels captain
— Red Deer Rebels (@Rebelshockey) January 15, 2020
With the trade of former captain Dawson Barteaux to Winnipeg, the Red Deer Rebels have named Ethan Sakowich the team’s new captain. Sakowich, who is in his final season of junior hockey, was recommended by Barteaux to fill the leadership role prior to the trade according to the team. The Rebels also added forwards Chris Douglas, Zak Smith, and Josh Tarzwell to their leadership group.
Haynes joins Americans for B.C. road trip
Look who joined us! Defenseman Carson Haynes will be with the team for games in Victoria and Kamloops pic.twitter.com/uzvSFyrHUy
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) January 14, 2020
Carson Haynes has joined the Tri-City Americans for their road trip through Victoria and Kamloops. This season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA team he has three goals and six assists in 27 games. He was not in the lineup Tuesday night in Victoria.
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- Regina’s Layton Feist played his first WHL game. Robbie Holmes and Zach Wytinck each recorded their 100th WHL points.
Figren signs extension with Kloten
Robin Figren (Calgary, Edmonton, 2006-2008) signed one-year contract extension with Kloten (Switzerland, National). 29 GP, 14+20; leads team in goals, second in points.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) January 14, 2020
Robin Figren (97 GP, 28 G, 30 A with the Calgary Hitmen and Edmonton Oil Kings from 2006-08) has signed a one-year contract extension with Kloten in Switzerland. This season he has 14 goals (team-leading) and 20 assists in 29 games.
Brodeur promoted with Oil Barons
The Oil Barons have parted ways with HC/GM Bob Beatty. We thank Bob for his commitment and dedication. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
In the interim, Mike Brodeur and Justin Rose will share coaching duties.
— McMurray Oil Barons (@MOBHockey) January 14, 2020
Following the removal of Bob Beatty as Head Coach and General Manager, the Fort McMurray Oil Barons announced that Mike Brodeur (41 GP, 2.11 GAA, 0.929 Save Percentage, 23-11-1-0 record with the Moose Jaw Warriors in 2003-04) will share coaching duties with the team.
First Star: Kamloops’ Orrin Centazzo had three goals and one assist
Second Star: Winnipeg’s Isaac Johnson had two goals and two assists.
Third Star: Portland’s Cross Hanas had two goals and one assist
Portland’s Johnny Ludvig and Kamloops’ Zane Franklin each had a goal and three assists.
Weekly Report, report:
Brandon Wheat Kings:
–Cole Reinhardt is nearing a return. He was listed as out for two weeks last week and now is day-to-day. He has not played since December 27th.
-Defenseman Andrew Viggars, who was recently recalled from West Kelowna (BCHL) is listed as out week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Edmonton Oil Kings:
-Defenseman Jacson Alexander and import forward Jesse Seppala are both listed as returned. Alexander has not played since November 9th, while Seppala has been out since November 8th.
-Defenseman Gianni Fairbrother is listed as out week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Forward Brendan Lee is listed as returning. He has not played since 12/28/19.
-Recently acquired forward Tyler Carpendale is listed as out 4-6 weeks. He has been listed as out indefinitely for much of the season and has yet to play a game. Defenseman Quinn Schmiemann, who recently missed Saturday’s game against Kelowna, is officially out day-to-day with an upper-body ailment. Forward Ryley Appelt is also listed as out day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Ryan Hughes returned from his lower-body injury which has sidelined him since 12/27/19. Unfortunately, he had to leave the game and limped off the ice.
–Trevor Wong and Nolan Foote, both of whom missed Saturday’s game are officially listed as out day-to-day and week-to-week respectively. Kyle Topping is down to listed as one week away from returning. The overager has not played since the end of October. 19-year-old forward Liam Kindree joins the long injury list as out for four weeks with an upper-body ailment. Goalie Roman Basran who got into a fight Saturday night is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Because of all of the injuries, the Rockets called up the following players: Jarrod Newell (D, 02 from Camrose AJHL), Dylan Wightman (F, 03 from Okanagan BCMML, signed yesterday), Noah Dorey (D, 03 from Delta CSSHL) and Cole Tisdale (G, 02 from Camrose AJHL).
–Dino Kambeitz is listed as out day-to-day with a lower body injury.
Medicine Hat Tigers:
–Elijah Brown, who took a rough hit from Dom Schmiemann of Brandon last week, is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Schmiemann was suspended one game for the hit.
Moose Jaw Warriors:
-Goalie Jackson Berry has been released from the active roster and is back with Drayton Valley of the AJHL. Defenseman Daemon Hunt (out since 12/3/19) is now 5-6 weeks away. Forward Brayden Kiesman is also listed as out day-to-day.
Prince George Cougars:
-Forward Brendan Boyle is out day-to-day with an illness and Ilijah Colina (missed Saturday) was listed as out day-to-day with an illness but he played tonight in Winnipeg.
UPDATE: Pats Englot, Mitchell and Walker to miss time.
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) January 14, 2020
-As announced by the Pats today, defenseman Makai Mitchell is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with broken bones in his face. Kyle Walker is sidelined 3-4 weeks after taking a knee-on-knee hit from Tri-City’s Landon Roberts. Forward Drew Englot had surgery due to appendicitis and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. We also got a bit more clarity on other players that have missed time during their U.S. trip. Danton Belluk is out day-to-day and forward Jakob Brook is out six weeks.
-Goalie Nolan Maier nears a return as he is now out day-to-day. Defenseman Matthew Sanders is now on the list as out week-to-week.
-Recent acquisition Brad Ginnell was listed on the report but did play in his debut as a Chief. Also, overage forward Jake McGrew was not listed as out with an injury or returned. He also is not on the current roster. but that is due to being the long-term injury list.
Swift Current Broncos:
-2003-born forward Caleb Wyrostok was listed as called up by the team from NAX Prep of the CSSHL.
-Defenseman Tom Cadieux (upper body week-to-week) and forwards Nick Bowman (upper body day-to-day) and Blake Stevenson (lower body day-to-day) were all added to the injury report. Stevenson was a game-time decision tonight in Victoria and ultimately played in the game.
-Goalie Drew Sim was sent back to NAX Prep of the CSSHL. Trevor Longo officially listed as out day-to-day after missing the Giants game on Saturday. Justin Lies also out day-to-day on the report.
-After missing the Royals games vs Portland over the weekend, Tarun Fizer is officially listed as out day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
-16-year-old defenseman Karter Prosofsky was listed as scratched due to injury over the weekend but was not listed on the report.