Comrie shut down for the season
Sean Comrie will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing successful surgery on his shoulder this week.
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) March 3, 2020
Kelowna Rockets defenseman Sean Comrie has been shut down for the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week. The Rockets say he is facing a 16-week recovery time which means he won’t be 100% until towards the end of June, ruling him out for the Memorial Cup as well. In 35 games this season, he notched three goals and 14 assists.
Kindopp signs with Ducks
— CapFriendly Transactions (@CF_Transactions) March 4, 2020
Everett Silvertips forward Bryce Kindopp has signed an entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks which will kick in for the 2020-21 season. An undrafted free agent, Kindopp has 38 goals and 33 assists in 60 games with the Silvertips this season.
Raiders sign Gotaas
The Raiders have signed 2004-born defenceman Graydon Gotaas to a WHL Standard Player Agreement!
— Prince Albert Raiders (@PARaidersHockey) March 3, 2020
The Prince Albert Raiders have signed 2019 second-round WHL Bantam Draft pick Graydon Gotaas to a WHL Education Contract. The young defenseman is currently playing with the Sherwood Park Kings of the AMHL where he’s tallied five goals and nine assists in 26 games.
Smithies returns to Broncos
Tonight's lineup in Medicine Hat. Tyler Smithies returns to the lineup after missing the past three games.
— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) March 4, 2020
Tyler Smithies returned to the Swift Current Broncos lineup on Tuesday after missing the last three games.
Chorney returns for Pats
Tonight's @mosaicincanada lineup at home to the Moose Jaw Warriors!
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) March 3, 2020
Regina Pats forward Carter Chorney was back in the Pats’ lineup after being out since Friday with an illness. Donovan Buskey did not dress for the game and is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Nachbaur leaves game with an injury
Raiders a little banged up as Justin Nachbaur limps down the tunnel and Brayden Watts is slow to get up after crashing into the end boards with Kastelic.
— Jeff D'Andrea (@Jeff_paNOW) March 4, 2020
Prince Albert Raiders forward Justin Nachbaur fell awkwardly in a puck battle in the second period of Tuesday’s game against Calgary and was seen limping down the tunnel. He did not return to the game and when asked about the injury Raiders’ head coach Marc Habscheid would only tell PANow reporter Jeff D’Andrea “We don’t know about Nacho. Body injury, day-to-day.”
Smith named to CHL Team of the Week
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) March 3, 2020
Spokane Cheifs defenseman Ty Smith was named to the CHL Team of the Week as the lone WHL representative after recording 10 points over two games.
- Moose Jaw’s Jagger Firkus recorded his first WHL assist.
- Regina’s Spencer Welke made 20 saves for his first WHL win in his first WHL start.
Blades to honour former coach and GM Lorne Molleken
— Saskatoon Blades (@BladesHockey) March 3, 2020
The Saskatoon Blades will be honouring former head coach and general manager Lorne Molleken prior to March 21st’s game against the Prince Albert Raiders. A banner bearing the Molleken name will be raised to the rafters at SaskTel Centre to celebrate Molleken’s 13 years with the Blades.
Blades unveil jerseys for WHL Suits Up to Support Organ Donation night
Lookin' sharp, fellas 😎
We're dressing to impress for Friday's match vs. Regina, as part of @theWHL Suits Up to Promote Organ Donation!
— Saskatoon Blades (@BladesHockey) March 3, 2020
The Blades also unveiled the jerseys they will be wearing on Friday for their “WHL Suits Up to Promote Organ Donation” game against the Regina Pats.
Warriors to hold ninth annual Snowbirds night on Friday
The 9th Annual Snowbirds Night is this Friday.
Proceeds from the jerseys this year will go to "Support Our Troops"
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) March 3, 2020
The Moose Jaw Warriors have unveiled the jerseys they will wear on Friday night against the Winnipeg ICE for their ninth annual “Snowbirds Night”. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off during the game and presented to the highest bidders after the game with proceeds going to the Support Our Troops program.
Spencer Welke wins in his @TheWHL Debut. Annnnnnnd a missing puck leads to more rough stuff after the final buzzer!
— Access7 Sports (@Access7Sports) March 4, 2020
Moose Jaw’s Nolan Jones and Regina’s Carter Chorney and Robbie Holmes were all handed game misconducts for participating in this tussle at the third-period buzzer on Tuesday. The situation was instigated by Daemon Hunt tossing the milestone puck from Spencer Welke’s first WHL win into the stands.
First Star: Medicine Hat’s Ryan Chyzowski put up a hat-trick
Second Star: Prince Albert’s Brayden Watts had two goals and one assist
Third Star: Regina’s Cole Carrier scored twice and added an assist.
Weekly Report, report
Brandon Wheat Kings
- Ty Thorpe is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Scott Walford is day-to-day with an upper-body injury
- Randen Schmidt is out with an upper-body injury which will keep him out for an undetermined period of time.
- Max Patterson is week-to-week with a lower-body injury
- Logan Cunningham has joined the team from the Northern Alberta Xtreme Prep of the CSSHL.
- Brandon Reller is day-to-day with an illness.
Swift Current Broncos
- Jaxan Kaluski is out 1-2 weeks with a lower-body injury.
- John Little is day-to-day with a lower-body injury
- Paycen Bjorklund as returned from injury
- Krz Plummer is now listed as out week-to-week instead of out indefinitely with a lower-body injury
- Ty Ettinger and Gannon Laroque have been returned to their respective club teams
- Noah Lamb is now week-to-week instead of out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.