Chiefs acquire Ginnell from ICE
TRADE 🔄 | Chiefs have acquired F Brad Ginnell (00) from @WHLWpgICE, in exchange for two bantam draft picks.
— Spokane Chiefs (@spokanechiefs) January 8, 2020
The Spokane Chiefs acquired 2000-born forward Brad Ginnell from the Winnipeg ICE for Edmonton’s fourth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft. Ginnell has played 34 games with the ICE this season tallying 10 goals and seven assists.
Rockets acquire Feist
The Rockets have acquired defenceman Tyson Feist from the Regina Pats in exchange for a draft pick.
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) January 9, 2020
The Kelowna Rockets acquired defenseman Tyson Feist from the Regina Pats for the team’s fourth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. In 32 games this season, Feist has tallied eight assists with 34 penalty minutes.
Broncos acquire Dilaura
NEWS: The Broncos have acquired Isaiah DiLaura (2000) from the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for a conditional 7th-round pick in 2021.
Photo: Keith Dwiggins pic.twitter.com/8KogaYcLcf
— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) January 8, 2020
The Swift Current Broncos acquired goaltender Isaiah DiLaura from the Portland Winterhawks for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft. DiLaura was in his first season with the Winterhawks after spending the last two years in Prince George. In eight games this year, he’s posted a 3.27 GAA and 0.891 save percentage with a 4-2-0-2 record.
Warriors call up Calvert, Wanner
TRANSACTION: The Warriors have recalled Atley Calvert (RC) & Maximus Wanner (D) from the @MJAAAWarriors for tonight's game.
As well, Jackson Berry (G) has been assigned to Drayton Valley (AJHL)
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) January 8, 2020
The Moose Jaw Warriors have recalled Atley Calvert and Maximus Wanner from the Moose Jaw Warriors Midget AAA team. Calvert has played five games with the Warriors and has been held pointless while Wanner has played three games with one assist.
With the acquisition of Boston Bilous from the Prince Albert Raiders, the club has also released goaltender Jackson Berry from the active roster. In five games this season, he posted a 6.38 GAA, 0.840 save percentage with an 0-2-0-0 record. He’s expected to join the AJHL’s Drayton Valley Thunder.
Broncos recall Chadwick
— Saskatoon Blades (@BladesHockey) January 8, 2020
The Saskatoon Blades recalled goaltender Ethan Chadwick from the Saskatoon Contacts of the SMHL. In 14 games with the Contacts, he has a 2.52 GAA and .910 save percentage. The move is as a result of an injury to starting goaltender Nolan Maier which will sideline him for the next two weeks.
Brown sidelined with a lower-body injury
A bit more light on @tigershockey F Elijah Brown.
AC Ryan Smith saying it's a lower-body injury, he'll be "out for a bit". He received medical attention at Brandon hospital, and will be re-evaluated tomorrow in MH, which will give a more specific timeline. #mhsports
— Mitch Bach (@CHATTVMitchBach) January 8, 2020
Medicine Hat Tigers forward Elijah Brown has been sidelined with a lower-body injury and the club says he’ll be out for a bit. Brown was injured on a hit from Brandon’s Dom Schmiemann which could lead to supplemental discipline for the defenseman.
Milne returns to Winnipeg, Prosofsky out with injury
Here is tonight’s Winnipeg ICE projected line up ⬇️⬇️
Box office is now open so come check out the WHL tonight! pic.twitter.com/4j622HIgpf
— Winnipeg ICE (@WHLWpgICE) January 9, 2020
Mikey Milne returned to Winnipeg’s lineup on Wednesday night while Karter Prosofsky has been sidelined with an injury.
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Kohner returns to Prince George lineup
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 8, 2020
Mitch Kohner returned to Prince George’s lineup after being out since December 30th with a lower-body injury.
CN Railway buys up tickets for Cougars family day game
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 8, 2020
As part of the Family Day Celebrations on Monday, February 17th, CN Railway has bought up every single ticket for the Prince George Cougars game against the Red Deer Rebels. The move will allow fans to attend the game free of charge.
Miner skates with Giants
Trent Miner (undisclosed injury) practising with @WHLGiants today. One of three goalies on ice, along with David Tendeck and call-up Drew Sim.
— Steve Ewen (@SteveEwen) January 8, 2020
Goaltender Trent Miner was back on the ice with the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday as he continues to recover from an upper-body injury.
1-OTT, 2-SHE, 3-POR, 4-CHI, 5-EDM, 6-MON, 7-EVT, 8-WSR, 9-GUE, 10-PBO.
Honours: KIT, KAM, SAG pic.twitter.com/yQb4b6WcT3
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) January 8, 2020
Another edition of the CHL Weekly Rankings is out with Portland hanging on to the third spot, Edmonton climbing to fourth, Everett falling to sixth and Kamloops earning an honourable mention.
- Edmonton’s Ethan McIndoe played in his 300th WHL game while Jake Neighbours suited up for game #100.
- Prince George’s Davin Griffin recorded his first WHL point.
- Winnipeg’s Nolan Orzeck played in his 100th WHL game.
Balas joins Ghostriders
The Ghostriders are pleased to announce the signing of G Brett Balas!
Brett has spent the season split between Spokane Chiefs & Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL & the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL!
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Previous Team: Spokane Chiefs WHL pic.twitter.com/hoR82AuG6C
— Fernie Ghostriders (@kijhlghostrider) January 8, 2020
After being released from the active roster of the Spokane Chiefs, Brett Balas has signed on with the Fernie Ghostriders of the KIJHL. In two games with the Chiefs, he posted a 5.86 GAA and .841 save percentage with a 0-1-0-0 record.
Sawchenko records first AHL shutout
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) January 9, 2020
Zach Sawchenko (177 GP, 3.11 GAA and 0.908 save percentage with the Moose Jaw Warriors from 2013-17) recorded his first AHL shutout on Wednesday.
Three Stars of the Night
First Star: Edmonton’s Ethan Mcindoe had a hat-trick
Second Star: Saskatoon’s Tristen Robins scored two goals and added three assists
Third Star: Saskatoon’s Nolan Kneen potted two goals with an assist
Victoria’s Shane Farkas recorded 29 saves in a shutout of the Kelowna Rockets, Regina’s Logan Nijhoff and Carson Denomie each had two goals as did Medicine Hat’s Lukas Svejkovsky