Daily Dose of the Dub: Henry signs ELC; Wolf breaks Silvertips franchise record

Henry earns contract

Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Nick Henry signed his Entry-Level Contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Henry was originally drafted in the fourth round (94th overall) in the 2017 Entry Draft after an 81 point season in ’16/’17. The 19-year-old has played in 38 games this season after being acquired from Regina, along with Jake Leschyshyn, in a November blockbuster deal and has had 45 points since the trade. Collectively this season, he has 85 points (25G, 60A) in 63 games.

Wolf breaks record

Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf set a new franchise record for wins in a season with his 38th of the season in a 2-1 win over Tri-City. The win breaks Leland Irving’s previous record of 37 wins set back in 2005-06. The 2019 NHL Draft prospect has been having an outstanding season with the first place Silvertips, owning a record of 38-13-2-1 to go with a 1.75 GAA, .934 save percentage and six shutouts.

Tigers recall two

Medicine Hat Tigers prospect Caleb Willms skated in his second career WHL game Friday night in a 4-2 loss to Edmonton, going pointless in both games. The Cochrane, AB native was originally signed as a camp invite back in August and has spent this season with the Airdrie CFR Bisons of the AMHL, where he has 31 points (18G, 13A) in 34 games this season.

Tigers prospect Noah Danielson played in his first WHL game on Friday, recording a shot on goal. The 16-year-old was Medicine Hat’s fourth round selection (87th overall) in 2017 and has played this season with the Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAA, collecting 23 points (6G, 17A) in 27 games.

Draffin gets first

Vancouver Giants defenceman Nic Draffin scored his first WHL goal/point in a 7-4 win over Kelowna Friday night. Ironically, Draffin scored the goal while playing forward due to the Giants’ injury pile up at forward. The Lethbridge, AB native was acquired from Red Deer at the trade deadline after playing 35 games for the Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL, putting up five points (1G, 4A). He has played in 12 games with Vancouver this season.

PG adds to roster

The Prince George Cougars added forward Liam Ryan to their roster. The 18-year-old had spent this season with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL, collecting nine points (5G, 4A) in 22 games. Ryan spent last season with the Cougars, playing in 34 games with five points (2G, 3A). He has also gone pointless in four WHL games this season with the Cougars.

Chiefs sign prospect

The Spokane Chiefs signed 2002-born defenceman Hendrik De Klerk to a Standard Player Agreement. He was the Chiefs’ seventh round selection (138th overall) in 2017. With the Swift Current Legionnaires of the SMHL, he has 37 points (6G, 31A) in 44 games this season.

Milestones of the Night

Red Deer Rebels forward Brandon Hagel scored his 100th WHL goal in a shootout loss to Prince Albert. The overage forward is coming up on 100 points this season, having 92 points (38G, 54A) in 60 games this season. After going unsigned by the Buffalo Sabres, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2016, Hagel earned himself an Entry-Level deal from the Chicago Blackhawks back in October. He has 269 points (100G, 169A) in 253 WHL games, all with Red Deer.

Regina Pats forward Brett Clayton skated in his 200th WHL game in a 4-0 loss to Saskatoon. The Abbotsford, BC native has had stints in Tri-City, Portland, and Regina and has 27 points (11G, 16A) in the 200 games.

Three Stars of the Night

1st Star: Lethbridge’s Carl Tetachuk stopped all 35 shots he faced in a 5-0 win over Moose Jaw.

2nd Star: Spokane’s Bailey Brkin had 50 saves in a 5-2 win over Portland.

3rd Star: Tri-City’s Beck Warm stopped 60 of 62 shots in a 2-1 loss to Everett.

Honourable Mentions

Prince Albert’s Noah Gregor had a goal in regulation and a goal in the shootout in a 2-1 win over Red Deer….Saskatoon’s Nolan Maier stopped 19 shots for his third shutout of the season….Calgary’s Riley Stotts had the overtime winner and an assist in a 3-2 win over Brandon….Kootenay’s Peyton Krebs had three assists in a 5-3 win over Swift Current….Edmonton’s Trey Fix-Wolansky had two goals in a 4-2 win over Medicine Hat….Seattle’s Noah Philp had a goal and two assists in a 6-4 win over Kamloops….Vancouver’s Milos Roman had a goal and three assists in a 7-4 win over Kelowna….Victoria’s Kody McDonald had two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win over Prince George….

 

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