Hitmen clinch a playoff spot
— x – Calgary Hitmen (@WHLHitmen) February 23, 2020
The Calgary Hitmen clinched their spot in this year’s playoffs with a 6-4 win over the Kamloops Blazers.
Alkhimov, Buchanan, Svenson out for Swift Current
Here is tonight's lineup in Saskatoon. @stoonblazers forward Carter Stebbings makes his WHL debut in his hometown.
— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) February 22, 2020
Sergei Alkhimov and Kye Buchanan were not in the lineup for the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday after playing on Friday vs. Spokane.
Belluk leaves game with an injury
Unfortunate incident tonight, Cole Dubinsky on a hard back check can't avoid Belluk and runs into him hard. Belluk finished the period but did not come out in the second. Buskey finished the game. pic.twitter.com/oLB92WPgzc
— Chris Clark (@theclarksy) February 23, 2020
Regina Pats netminder Danton Belluk left Saturday’s game vs. Edmonton after being run into by Pats forward Cole Dubinsky in an unfortunate incident and did not return to the game after the end of the period.
Tendeck scratched vs. Silvertips
— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) February 23, 2020
Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck was scratched for the Giants against Everett on Saturday. Our Stephen Hawco reports Tendeck was shaken up in the third period against Calgary but did finish the game.
Keeler injured on hit by Sekundiak
— Andrew Peard (@AndrewPeard) February 22, 2020
Edmonton’s Liam Keeler was held out of the lineup vs. Regina due to an injury sustained on a hit by Brandon’s Marcus Sekundiak.
Thiessen out for Wheat Kings
Be the first person to guess the first Wheat King goal scorer correctly and you could win tickets to the next home game, courtesy of Supplement King – Brandon! #bdnmb #Westman pic.twitter.com/dnJ85XWjtt
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) February 23, 2020
Rylan Thiessen was not in the lineup for the Wheat Kings on Saturday night vs. Prince Albert after playing Friday vs. Edmonton. Marcus Sekundiak did play for Brandon meaning he won’t be suspended for his hit on the aforementioned Keeler.
Carpendale makes Blazers debut
Lineups! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/lp7wLJYzom
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) February 23, 2020
Tyler Carpendale played in his first game of the season and first game since being traded to the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday. In 60 games last season with Seattle, he had six goals and 16 assists.
Chudley back for Chiefs
Chiefs looking for their fourth straight road win tonight at Med Hat!
3️⃣4️⃣ 2️⃣6️⃣ 1️⃣6️⃣
2️⃣2️⃣ 2️⃣9️⃣ 2️⃣8️⃣
1️⃣9️⃣ 9️⃣ 2️⃣0️⃣
1️⃣2️⃣ 2️⃣7️⃣ 2️⃣5️⃣
— Spokane Chiefs (@spokanechiefs) February 23, 2020
Jordan Chudley played his first game since January 31st for the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday.
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Feist back after sitting out Friday
The only thing we changed in the #LeavittLineup graphic tonight is the date.
The final spot on defence will be a game-time decision between Feist and Newell.
Foote, Kindree, Quiring, Farren and Comrie are the Rockets scratches pic.twitter.com/0OJMXIVaEX
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) February 23, 2020
Tyson Feist was once again a game-time decision for the Kelowna Rockets but this time he was in the lineup after sitting out on Friday night.
Blazers unveil new retired jersey banners
New retired number banners!
20, 26, 44, 4, 8, 28 🚫 pic.twitter.com/5dKNmqM40J
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) February 23, 2020
The Kamloops Blazers revealed new banners for their retired jerseys as part of pre-game celebrations to celebrate their Memorial Cup history.
- Kelowna’s Elias Carmichael scored his first WHL goal.
- Seattle’s Brendan Williamson scored his first WHL goal.
- Spokane’s Mac Gross tallied his first WHL point.
- Swift Current’s Carter Stebbings made his WHL debut in his hometown of Saskatoon.
- Vancouver’s Seth Bafaro played his 200th WHL game.
- Victoria’s Brayden Schuurman made his WHL debut for the Royals.
Quinney makes NHL debut
Coach DeBoer confirmed that Gage Quinney will make his NHL debut tonight 😃
He’ll be the first player born in Nevada to play in the NHL! #VegasBorn
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 22, 2020
Gage Quinney (182 GP, 53 G, 66 A with the Prince Albert Raiders, Kelowna Rockets and Kamloops Blazers from 2013-16) suited up for his first NHL game with the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.
Thurkauf makes Blue Jackets debut
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) February 23, 2020
Calvin Thurkauf (121 GP, 51 G, 64 A with the Kelowna Rockets from 2015-17) made his NHL debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Regina's Robbie Holmes was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for this hit on Edmonton's Keegan Slaney pic.twitter.com/JqDLWQmUd9
— Ben Dooley (@BenTDooley) February 23, 2020
Regina’s Robbie Holmes was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for this hit on Edmonton’s Keegan Slaney.
First Star: Saskatoon’s Martin Fasko-Rudas had two goals and one assist.
Second Star: Spokane’s Lukas Parik made 34 saves on 35 shots.
Third Star: Red Deer’s Chris Douglas scored once and added three assists.