Dewar earns NHL contract
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) March 5, 2019
Everett Silvertips captain Connor Dewar signed a three-year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. The 19-year-old was originally drafted by the Wild in the third round (92nd overall) of last year’s NHL Entry Draft after putting up 68 points in 68 games last season. This season while leading his team to another US Division title, he has produced 76 points (34G, 42A) in 55 games which leads the team.
Raiders clinch season title
— Prince Albert Raiders (@PARaidersHockey) March 6, 2019
The Prince Albert Raiders clinched the Scott Munro Memorial Trophy as the best team in the regular season with a 6-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos. The Raiders have been atop the WHL standings virtually since day one despite losing two of their top players in Ian Scott and Brett Leason for a period of time to play for Canada at the World Juniors. They’ve compiled a 51-9-2-2 record in 64 games this season.
Wolf gets national honours
The @VaughnHockey #CHL Goaltender of the Week is #NHLDraft prospect @dwolf2332 earning his 7th shutout in @TheWHL while setting a @WHLsilvertips single season wins record: https://t.co/e69uif5fZG pic.twitter.com/Ls04NGtAue
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) March 5, 2019
For the third time this season, Everett Silvertips netminder Dustin Wolf was named CHL Goaltender of the Week after going 2-0-0-0 with a 0.48 GAA, a .981 save percentage and a shutout. The 2019 NHL Draft prospect has a 40-13-2-1 record, with a 1.71 GAA, a .936 save percentage and seven shutouts this season.
The @Kelowna_Rockets will be without Mark Liwiski when they travel to Kamloops Friday night. Liwiski was given a 5 minute major penalty for boarding in Sunday's 4-3 win over Portland. The WHL has suspended him for an undetermined amount of games. Liwiski has 10 goals this season.
— Regan Bartel (@Reganrant) March 6, 2019
Kelowna Rockets forward Mark Liwiski has been suspended for an amount of games that has yet to be determined by the WHL for a boarding major on the hit below…This is the rookie forward’s second suspension of his career, having been previously served one game for an accumulation of kneeing penalties.
Kelowna's Mark Liwiski given a 5 minute major and GM for this hit on Portland's Seth Jarvis pic.twitter.com/o8jT3OIJZK
— Brandon Rivers (@BriversWHL) March 4, 2019
Jiri Patera gets his first WHL shutout as the Brandon Wheat Kings beat the Kootenay Ice 7-0 in their final trip to Cranbrook. That ties them with the Red Deer Rebels again for the final playoff spot. #WHL #BDNMB #BWK
— Perry Bergson (@PerryBergson) March 6, 2019
Brandon Wheat Kings import goaltender Jiri Patera earned his first shutout of his WHL career with a 29 save performance in a 7-0 win over Kootenay. The Vegas Golden Knights prospect has a record of 22-15-3-2 in his first WHL season to go with a 3.20 GAA and a .910 save percentage to go with the shutout and has been a big reason for the Wheat Kings’ current playoff push.
— xy Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) March 6, 2019
Everett Silvertips rookie defenceman Ronan Seeley scored his first WHL goal in a 3-1 win over Spokane on Tuesday night. The 16-year-old was Everett’s first round pick (20th overall) in 2017 out of the Red Deer Rebels midget AAA team and has skated in 48 games this season, collecting the goal and eight assists to go with a +12 rating.
Three Stars of the Night
1st Star: Brandon’s Jiri Patera, as previously mentioned, had his first shutout in a win over Kootenay.
2nd Star: Brandon’s Luka Burzan had two goals and an assists in a 7-0 win over the ICE.
3rd Star: Prince Albert’s Ian Scott had a 24 save shutout in a 6-0 win over Swift Current.
Saskatoon’s Brandon Schuldhaus had two goals in a 4-2 win over Moose Jaw….Prince Albert’s Dante Hannoun had a goal and two assists in a win over the Broncos….Brandon’s Baron Thompson had two goals….Everett’s Bryce Kindopp had two assists in a 3-1 win over Spokane….