Daily Dose of the Dub: Giants and Tigers make huge trade, Hitmen sign Finley and give update on Campbell and more

Giants trade Plouffe, Svejkovsky and picks to Tigers for Preziuso, Longo and picks

The Vancouver Giants have acquired forward Tyler Preziuso, defenseman Trevor Longo, a 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 conditional fifth-round pick from the Medicine Hat Tigers for forward Lukas Svejkovsky, defenseman Dylan Plouffe, a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 conditional third-round pick. Our Stephen Hawco has a full breakdown of the trade here. 

Hitmen sign Finley

The Calgary Hitmen have signed 2004-born forward Mason Finley to a WHL Education Contract. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft by Calgary, Finley has 12 goals and 11 assists in 16 games with the Okanagan Rockets Minor Midget program in the BCMML this season.

Campbell out 2-4 weeks 

The Calgary Hitmen provided an update on forward Hunter Campbell who has been out since December 1st due to injury. The team says he’ll miss an additional two-to-four weeks with what the team is calling a lower-body injury.

Mikhalchuk sidelined by visa issues

Prince George Cougars forward Vladislav Mikhalchuk has been sidelined by visa issues this weekend which prevented him from joining the Cougars on their U.S. division road trip to Portland. Since returning to the Cougars from Russia, Mikhalchuk has notched two goals and two assists in eight games.

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Milestones

  • Lethbridge’s Nick Dorrington tallied his first WHL goal
  • Prince George’s Keaton Dowhaniuk made his WHL debut
  • Saskatoon’s Colton Dach notched his first WHL goal.
  • Winnipeg’s Ben Zloty scored his first WHL goal

Teddy Bear Toss Goals

  • Edmonton’s Ethan Mcindoe scored at 19:09 of the second period against Calgary.
  • Moose Jaw’s Owen Hardy scored at 19:23 of the first period against Prince Albert.
  • For the second straight year, Lane Gillis scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal for Portland. The goal came at 7:42 of the first period against Prince George
  • Regina’s Austin Pratt scored at 14:41 of the first period against Red Deer.
  • Spokane’s Adam Beckman scored at the 0:41 mark of the first period against Tri-City.
  • Victoria’s River Fahey scored at 3:21 of the first period against Seattle.
  • Winnipeg’s Ben Zloty scored at 2:02 of the third period against Kamloops.

Lucic records 200th NHL goal

Milan Lucic (39 G, 48 A in 133 GP with the Vancouver Giants from 2005-07) scored his 200th NHL goal in his 919th NHL game on Saturday night.

Loewen scores first AHL Goal

Jermaine Loewen (295 GP, 78 G, 64 A with the Kamloops Blazers from 2014-19) scored his first AHL goal with the Chicago Wolves in front of close to 50 friends and family on Saturday when the Wolves were in Manitoba to visit the Moose.

Troubling Moment

Kamloops Blazers defenseman Montana Onyebuchi was handed a five minute major and game misconduct for interfering with Winnipeg ICE goaltender Liam Hughes

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Everett’s Dustin Wolf posted a 41-save shutout

Second Star: Victoria’s Shane Farkas made 31 saves on 32 shots

Third Star: Portland’s Joel Hofer recorded a 25-save shutout

Honourable Mention

Lethbridge’s Dylan Cozens and Calgary’s Mark Kastelic each had a goal and two assists.

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