Daily Dose of the Dub: Cougars’ Gauthier dealing with injury, Pats break franchise record in Prairie Classic, and more

Cougars’ Gauthier dealing with an injury, Colina returns to the lineup

Prince George Cougars netminder Taylor Gauthier didn’t dress for Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Vancouver Giants due to injury forcing the Cougars to use an emergency back-up. Gauthier did play Saturday night vs. Tri-City but was pulled after allowing 10 goals on 13 shots. In better news for the Cougars, Ilijah Colina made his return from an upper-body injury and scored a goal in the victory.

Pats break franchise attendance record 

The Regina Pats hosted the Prairie Classic outdoor game on Sunday at Mosiac Stadium breaking a franchise attendance record with 15,401 fans in attendance. The fans didn’t go home happy though as the Pats fell 5-4 in overtime to the Calgary Hitmen.

Milestones

  • Moose Jaw Warriors forward Bryden Kiesman notched his first WHL goal.
  • Regina Pats defenseman Nikita Sedov scored his first WHL goal in the Prairie Classic at Mosiac Stadium.

Saskatchewan wins a historic first gold medal in WHL Cup

Saskatchewan doubled up Manitoba 4-2 on Sunday for a historic first gold medal at the WHL Cup. Kylynn Olafson (Edmonton Oil Kings) and Tye Spencer (Kamloops Blazers) had matching point totals with a goal and an assist each.

BC wins bronze at WHL Cup 

BC took home bronze at the 2019 WHL Cup with a 5-4 overtime victory over Alberta. Mats Lindgren (Kamloops Blazers) picked up three assists to lead BC to the win.

WHL Cup All-Star Team 

With the conclusion of the WHL Cup, the All-Star team for the tournament was announced:

  • Goaltender Dylan Ernst (Saskatchewan/Kamloops Blazers)
  • Defenseman Denton Mateychuk (Manitoba/Moose Jaw Warriors)
  • Defenseman Graydon Gotaas (Alberta/Prince Albert Raiders)
  • Forward Conor Geekie (Manitoba/Winnipeg ICE)
  • Forward Carter Dereniwsky (Saskatchewan/Victoria Royals)
  • Forward Brandon Lisowsky (BC/Saskatoon Blades)

Three Stars of the Night:

First Star: Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Tracey had three goals and an assist in a 5-4 win

Second Star: Moose Jaw Warriors forward Ryder Korczak posted a goal and two assists.

Third Star: Calgary Hitmen forward Mark Kastelic scored two goals.

Honourable Mentions

Saskatoon Blades forward Eric Florchuk tallied two goals and one assist. Tyler Brennan made 37 saves on 39 shots in a 3-2 overtime win for the Prince George Cougars.

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