Kindree out for at least 10 weeks
Rockets forward Liam Kindree underwent successful surgery today to repair a broken collarbone.
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) January 17, 2020
The Kelowna Rockets announced that forward Liam Kindree has undergone surgery to repair a broken collarbone and will be re-evaluated in 10 weeks’ time. The injury was sustained on a hit from Kamloops Blazers forward Ryley Appelt on Saturday. Kindree has played in 33 games with Kelowna this season registering eight goals and eight assists.
Cougars issue update on Boyle
The Prince George Cougars issued the above statement about forward Brendan Boyle. According to the team, Boyle suffered a medical episode at the team’s hotel. Because of the quick response of his roommate Blake Eastman and the medical attention he received from Athletic Therapist Mike Matthies, Equipment Manager Ramandeep Dhanjal and other medical professionals, Boyle is expected to make a full recovery in the near future.
Greig suspension update
Braden Schneider and Ridly Greig's Team White win 5-3 at the Top Prospects game.
— Perry Bergson (@PerryBergson) January 17, 2020
According to Perry Bergson of the Brandon Sun, Ridly Greig’s absence from Wednesday night’s game won’t count towards his current two-game suspension as he was traveling to Hamilton for the CHL Top Prospects Game. That means Greig won’t be eligible to return until Friday, January 24th when the Brandon Wheat Kings play the Victoria Royals.
Pats recall Paulhus from SJHL
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) January 16, 2020
With Austin Pratt leaving Tuesday’s game vs. Portland and his unknown status for this weekend’s games, the Regina Pats have recalled forward Josh Paulhus from the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos. The 17-year-old Saskatoon native has four goals and six assists in 31 games this season.
Blazers recall Panghli
Manny Panghli! Our backstopper gets the call up for this Friday’s @blazerhockey game vs @TCAmericans. We’ll be cheering him on at the Sandman Centre at 7pm! #Blazers #Hockey #Goalie pic.twitter.com/5ZmjO8OR3K
— Thompson Blazers Minor Midget Hockey Club (@TB_MinorMidget) January 16, 2020
The Kamloops Blazers have recalled goaltender Manny Panghli from the Thompson Blazers Minor Midget Hockey Club. He is expected to join the team for Friday’s game against the Tri-City Americans.
CHL holds annual top prospects game
2020 #CHLKTP Final Score:
Team White ⚪️5️⃣ vs Red 🔴3️⃣
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) January 17, 2020
The CHL held their annual top prospects game on Thursday night in Hamilton with Team White led by Kamloops’ Connor Zary (3 A), Prince Albert’s Kaiden Guhle (1 G) and Brandon’s Braeden Schneider (1 G) and Ridly Greig (1 A) defeating Team Red featuring Vancouver’s Justin Sourdif (1 A) 5-3. In between the pipes, Kamloops’ Dylan Garand made 10 saves on 11 shots in 29:43 of action while Moose Jaw’s Brock Gould made 27 saves on 31 shots in 57:29 of action.
McNaughton enters Top 10 on Hitmen all-time saves list
Moving on up! 📈
— Calgary Hitmen (@WHLHitmen) January 16, 2020
With 1,653 saves in the Calgary Hitmen crease, netminder Jack McNaughton has climbed into the top 10 on the all-time saves list with Calgary.
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Thunderbirds make a change to broadcast schedule
📺 We've had a change to our @JOEtvSeattle Broadcast Schedule. The game on February 22 vs. the @pdxwinterhawks from @ShoWareCenter has been added to the Broadcast Schedule and the game on March 21 vs. Portland has been removed. Full details ➡️ https://t.co/apZkCu5KKn pic.twitter.com/V5CUB5zUCw
— Seattle Thunderbirds (@SeattleTbirds) January 16, 2020
The Seattle Thunderbirds have adjusted their broadcast schedule on JOEtv to include the February 22nd game against the Portland Winterhawks and remove the March 21st game against Portland.
Raiders unveil WHL Suits Up Jerseys
The auction begins on Monday at Noon Sask. time with proceeds going to @kidneycanada.
— Prince Albert Raiders (@PARaidersHockey) January 16, 2020
The Prince Albert Raiders have unveiled their jerseys for the annual WHL Suits Up to Promote Organ Donation night. The yellow jerseys featuring the vintage “Hockey Night in Canada” logo and will be worn on January 25th against Medicine Hat.
Cougars to offer Sensory Kits at Home Games
Read more about today's announcement with @autismbc
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 16, 2020
The Prince George Cougars will be offering “sensory kits” to fans that have sensory issues in partnership with Autism BC. The kits will include protective earmuffs, colouring books, crayons, earplugs, sunglasses, and other fidget/stress items.
Former WHL netminder suspended eight games for anti-doping violation
#OHL Disciplinary Action: D. Myskiw (LDN) suspended 8 games for inadvertent anti-doping rule violation.
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) January 17, 2020
Dylan Myskiw (85 GP, 2.87 GAA, and 0.902 Save Percentage with a 43-21-6-3 record with the Victoria Royals, Brandon Wheat Kings and Edmonton Oil Kings from 2016-19) has been suspended for eight games in the OHL for violating the league’s anti-doping policy. Unbeknownst to Myskiw, a post-workout supplement he had been taking contained a prohibited substance that led to the suspension.
Grishakov signs new Russian deal
Andrei Grishakov (Calgary, Victoria, 2016-2018) signed contract with Sokol Krasnoyarsk (Russia, Vysshaya Liga) for the rest of this season. With Traktor Chelyabinsk (Russia, KHL) 12 GP, 0+1, 4:58 avg TOI; with Chelmet Chelyabinsk (Russia, Vysshaya Liga) 19 GP, 4+3, 13:27 avg TOI.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) January 16, 2020
Andrei Grishakov (139 GP, 30 G, 44 A with the Calgary Hitmen and Victoria Royals from 2016-18) has signed with Sokol Krasnoyarsk in the VHL for the rest of the season.
Lovdahl signs in Sweden
Anders Lövdahl (Calgary, Moose Jaw, Lethbridge, 1999-2001) signed a contract for the rest of this season with Hedemora (Sweden, Division 2). Lövdahl did not play the past two season. In 2016-2017 with Björbo (Sweden, Division 2) 10 GP, 4+2.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) January 16, 2020
After taking the last two seasons off from professional hockey, Anders Lovdahl (84 GP, 10 G, 14 A with the Calgary Hitmen, Moose Jaw Warriors and Lethbridge Hurricanes from 1999-2001) has signed with Hedemora in Sweden for the rest of this season.