Daily Dose of the Dub: Klassen sticks with Winterhawks, WHL alumni on the move on CJHL roster deadline and more

Klassen sticks with Winterhawks

Gabe Klassen will be sticking with the Portland Winterhawks for the rest of the season after splitting time between the Winterhawks and SMHL’s Prince Albert Mintos to start the year. He’s registered three goals and one assist with Portland while notching 11 goals and seven assists in 12 games with the Mintos.

Morriseau traded to Terriers

Koby Morrisseau (83 GP, 8 G, 10 A with the Spokane Chiefs and Regina Pats) has been acquired by the MJHL’s Portage Terriers. He’s played 10 games with the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings this season and has five goals and eight assists.

Hughes joins Drayton Valley Thunder

Liam Hughes (78 GP with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Seattle Thunderbirds, and Lethbridge Hurricanes) has joined the AJHL’s Drayton Valley Thunder. He hasn’t played a game since leaving the Hurricanes six games after they acquired him from the Thunderbirds at last year’s WHL trade deadline.

Pow acquired by BCHL’s Smoke Eaters

Kyle Pow (38 GP, 3 A with the Kelowna Rockets) has been acquired by the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters in a trade with the AJHL’s Fort McMurray Oil Barons. In 17 games with the Oil Barons this season, Pow has two goals and one assist.

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Milestone

  • Red Deer Rebels defenseman Joel Sexsmith scored his first WHL goal in his 26th WHL game.
  • Dawson Barteaux and Josh Tarzwell each played in WHL game 200.

Teddy Bear Toss

  • Calgary Hitmen forward Carson Focht scored the team’s Teddy Bear Toss goal 1:34 into the first period against the Red Deer Rebels.

Leason scores first professional goal

Brett Leason (190 GP, 60 G, 80 A with the Tri-City Americans and Prince Albert Raiders) scored his first professional goal with the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Sunday. He’s scored a goal and five assists through 20 games this season.

Skinner dresses for first NHL game

Stuart Skinner (207 GP with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Swift Current Broncos) dressed for his first NHL game on Sunday but did not play after being recalled under emergency conditions with Mike Smith dealing with a leg injury.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Edmonton’s Vladimir Alistrov had a goal and two assists

Second Star: Edmonton’s Tyler Horstmann also had a goal and two assists

Third Star: Edmonton’s Jalen Luypen had two goals

Honourable Mentions

Edmonton’s Sebastian Cossa made 32 saves on 33 shots while Red Deer’s Byron Fancy made 29 saves on 31 shots.

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