Daily Dose of the Dub: ICE recall Bruce, Lineup Notes, Milestones and more

ICE recall Bruce

Skyler Bruce has been recalled by the Winnipeg ICE from the NAX Midget Prep team in the CSSHL. In nine WHL games, Bruce has been held pointless.

Kinder out for ICE

Not sure if these two things are connected but Nino Kinder was notably absent for the ICE on Friday night against Red Deer.

Addison, Boyko out for Hurricanes

Calen Addison and Noah Boyko were not in the lineup for the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night. We know Boyko is dealing with an upper-body injury but it’s not clear what kept Addison out of the lineup. Adam Hall and Chase Pauls drew in as their replacements.

Bowman returns, Hrabik out for Tri-City

Nick Bowman was back in the lineup for Tri-City after being out since January 10th while Krystof Hrabik was scratched for unknown reasons.

Kruger doesn’t dress for Wheat Kings

Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Ethan Kruger did not dress against the Calgary Hitmen after being injured against the Red Deer Rebels.

Puutio out for Silvertips

Everett Silvertips defenseman Kasper Puutio was not in the lineup for the Everett Silvertips against the Portland Winterhawks.

Maier back with Blades

Nolan Maier was back in the Saskatoon Blades lineup for the first time since January 5th against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Walker returns from injury

Kyle Walker returned to the Regina Pats on Friday night against Victoria after being out since January 11th against the Tri-City Americans.

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Perna returns for Medicine Hat

Nick Perna returned for the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday. He had been out of the lineup since January 11th.

Smith suspended one game

Red Deer’s Zak Smith sat out their game with Winnipeg tonight as he was handed a one-game suspension for this hit on Brandon’s Connor Gutenberg.

Longo returns for Giants

On the sidelines since January 3rd, Trevor Longo was back for the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night.

Milestones

  • Kelowna’s Turner McMillen made his WHL Debut.
  • Prince Albert’s Brayden Watts played in his 300th WHL game.
  • Regina’s Marcus Taylor played his first WHL game while captain Austin Pratt suited up for the 300th of his career. Cole Carrier scored his first WHL goal.
  • Tri-City’s Ben Feenan played his first WHL game.
  • Victoria’s Alex Bolshakov scored his first WHL goal.

Kindopp passes Winquist on the franchise goals list

Everett Silvertips forward Bryce Kindopp passed Josh Winquist for third on the franchise all-time goals list after he scored his 102nd on Tuesday.

Raiders color commentator going into Hall of Fame

Prince Albert Raiders colour commentator Martin Ring will be inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame.

Dudas signs in Czech Republic

Jesse Dudas (175 GP, 11 G, 82 A with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Prince George Cougars, Swift Current Broncos and Regina Pats from 2003-09) has signed a contract for the rest of the year with Vitkovice Ostrava in the Czech Republic. He was released by Jegesmedvek Miskolc in Hungary after posting five goals and 14 assists in 34 games.

Upshall released in Switzerland

Scottie Upshall (173 GP, 99 G, 127 A with the Kamloops Blazers from 2000-03) has been released by HC Ambri-Piotta in Switzerland after notching four goals and three assists in 12 games.

Three Stars

First Star: Red Deer’s Jayce Isley had two goals and one assist

Second Star: Brandon’s Jiri Patera made 37 saves in a 4-0 shutout.

Third Star: Brandon’s Luka Burzan scored two goals and added an assist

Honourable Mentions

Saskatoon’s Nolan Maier made 20 saves in a 3-0 shutout in his return from injury.

Troubling Moment

Red Deer’s Jaxsen Wiebe was given a five minute major and game misconduct for a knee -on knee hit on Winnipeg’s Jakin Smallwood 

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