Daily Dose of the Dub: Hitmen acquire Allan, Buskey officially joins Pats, Weekly Report and more

Hitmen acquire Allan from Pats

The Calgary Hitmen have acquired forward Blake Allan from the Regina Pats for a conditional eighth-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. If the undisclosed condition is met, the pick will become a seventh-round pick in 2020.

Allan is an 18-year-old from Humboldt, Saskatchewan who has played 73 WHL games with the Pats and Kootenay ICE with two goals and six assists. He’s played eight games with the struggling Pats this year and has yet to register a point.

Buskey to officially join Pats 

In not surprising, but now official news, the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL have announced that Donovan Buskey is leaving the team to join the Regina Pats, who acquired his WHL rights in a trade with Prince Albert on Monday. Buskey had a record of 3-4-0-0 with a 3.78 GAA and .862 save percentage.

Pats reveal details of Prairie Classic 

The Regina Pats have revealed the details for the Prairie Classic on October 27th including the jerseys they will wear as well as a raffle for Max Paddock’s game-worn mask.

Wytinck, Garand make CHL Team of the Week

Regina Pats defenseman Zack Wytinck and Kamloops Blazers goaltender Dylan Garand are the latest WHLers to be featured on the CHL Team of the Week.

In two games with the Pats this week, Wytinck put up a goal and four assists while Garand posted a 0.50 GAA and .980 save percentage with two wins for his Blazers.

CHL unveils a new app 

The Canadian Hockey League has unveiled their new app which brings all 60 teams into one location. You can download the app by searching “CHL” in the Apple or Google Play store for free. I’ve downloaded the app myself and have to say I’m initially quite impressed with the look and user interface of the app.

Dach scores first NHL goal 

Saskatoon Blades forward Kirby Dach continues to make a case for sticking in the NHL this year with the Chicago Blackhawks as he scored his first goal in a shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Milestones

  • Red Deer Rebels forward Jayden Grubbe scored his first WHL goal.
  • Seattle Thunderbirds forward Lucas Ciona tallied his first WHL goal.
  • Swift Current Broncos defenseman Hendrik De Klerk recorded his first WHL goal
  • Tri-City Americans goaltender Mason Dunsford saw action in his first WHL game making 12 saves on 17 shots in 35 minutes of action in a 10-2 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Hockey Manitoba announces leadership group for the 2019 WHL Cup 

Hockey Manitoba has announced that Conor Geekie (Winnipeg ICE) will captain their WHL Cup squad while Denton Mateychuk (Moose Jaw Warriors) Luke Robson (Moose Jaw Warriors) and Ryder Thompson (Portland Winterhawks) will be his assistant captains.

Hockey Alberta also announces leadership group 

Hockey Alberta has also announced their leadership group for the WHL Cup. Jordan Gustafson (Seattle Thunderbirds), Graydon Gotaas (Prince Albert Raiders), Nate Danielson (Brandon Wheat Kings) and Rylen Roersma (Brandon Wheat Kings) joining him in the leadership group.

Reinhart signs in China 

Griffin Reinhart (209 GP, 30 G, 81 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings) has signed with the Kunlun Red Star in the KHL for the remainder of the season. He attended training camp with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators this year but did not make the squad. Last year with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, he recorded four goals and 12 assists in 75 games.

Kulda to Kazakhstan 

Edgars Kulda (177 GP, 49 G, 58 A with the Edmonton Oil Kings) has signed in Kazakhstan for the remainder of this season. He played 52 games in the Czech Republic last year scoring 11 goals and adding 11 assists.

Three Stars of the Night 

First Star: Swift Current Broncos forward Joona Kiviniemi scored three goals and added an assist in a 7-2 victory over Prince George.

Second Star: Brandon Wheat Kings forward Lynden McCallum tallied two goals and an assist in a 10-2 win over the Tri-City Americans.

Third Star: Jonny Hooker had two goals in Brandon’s win over Tri-City.

Honourable Mentions:

Zak Smith had two goals for the Red Deer Rebels in a loss to Lethbridge while Ben McCartney and Luka Burzan each had a goal and two assists for Brandon.

Weekly Report, report:

Brandon Wheat Kings:

-Not surprisingly goalie Ethan Kruger was listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury after taking a Tyson Kozak knee to the head during Saturday’s loss in Portland.

Calgary Hitmen:

Riley Fiddler-Schultz is listed as out week-to-week with a lower body injury. Adam Kydd now has just one game left on his suspension. Tye Carriere is now week-to=-week with his ailment after being indefinite last week.

Everett Silvertips:

Martin Fasko-Rudas, who has yet to play this season, is down to day-to-day with an upper body ailment. Jacob Wright, fresh off his first multi-point game is listed as week-to-week with an upper body injury of his own. 

Kelowna Rockets:

Michael Farren is on the list for the first time this season, out day-to-day.

Lethbridge Hurricanes:

Zack Stringer is now week-to-week with his lower body injury. Alex Thacker is out day-to-day.

Medicine Hat Tigers:

-16-year-old d-man Dru Krebs is out day-to-day.

Moose Jaw Warriors:

-The big news is that Kaedan and Keenan Taphorn have been taken off the active roster and their next destination is unknown. Tate Popple and Matthew Benson were also on the injury report as out day-to-day. The good news is goalie Adam Evanoff who had offseason surgery is down to day-to-day and defenseman Cole Jordan came back from his injury.

Prince George Cougars:

-16-year-old goalie Tyler Brennan is back from his upper body injury. He came in to relieve Taylor Gauthier Tuesday night vs Swift Current.

Regina Pats:

Robbie Holmes and goalie Max Paddock came back from their injuries.

Saskatoon Blades:

-Forward Kjell Kjemhus came from his injury but Cyle McNabb is out indefinitely as is back up goalie Koen Macinnes

Spokane Chiefs:

Jake McGrew, who was originally out day-to-day and last week was week-to-week is now out indefinitely with both upper and lower body injuries. Luke Toporowski is out day-to-day as well. Mason Beaupit was sent back to Valley West of the BCMML after the Chiefs acquired Brett Balas to back up Campbell Arnold while starting goalie Lukas Parik is out.

Swift Current Broncos:

Tyler Smithies came back from his injury.

Tri-City Americans:

Mason Dunsford was called up from the PIJHL and got into Tuesday’s game with Brandon. This was because Talyn Boyko is out day-to-day. 

Vancouver Giants:

-Not surprisingly Justin Sourdif is out day-to-day with a lower body injury after taking a hit from Zane Franklin last weekend. 

Victoria Royals:

Gary Haden and Graeme Bryks came back and Kaid Oliver is back on the injury list after playing four games. He is listed as day-to-day. Alex Bolshakov is down to day-to-day.

Winnipeg ICE:

-Goalie Will Gurski came back form injury. Dean McNabb is week-to-week after being day-to-day last week. 

 

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