Daily Dose of the Dub: Krebs signs with Vegas, Injuries hit Hitmen, Oil Kings and T-Birds and more

Golden Knights sign Krebs to NHL Contract

A day after being sent back to the Winnipeg ICE, Peyton Krebs has signed his NHL Entry-Level Contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. Selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Krebs has tallied 37 goals and 91 assists in 137 games with the Kootenay ICE. He’ll make his Winnipeg debut on Sunday night when they take on the Portland Winterhawks.

Herauf suspended one-game 

Victoria Royals defenseman Jacob Herauf has been suspended for kneeing in Friday’s game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He’ll miss Wednesday’s game against the Kelowna Rockets and return on Friday when the Edmonton Oil Kings visit Victoria.

Hitmen without Carriere, Malm 

The Calgary Hitmen are without forward Tye Carriere who is out three weeks with a lower-body injury. James Malm is also week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Carriere has not played since November 6th against Prince Albert while Malm last played on November 9th against Edmonton.

Oil Kings recall Knight with Cossa out

The Edmonton Oil Kings have recalled goaltender Colby Knight from the Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAA while Sebastian Cossa is sidelined and is considered day-to-day. Knight has played five games with Red Deer and has a 2.01 GAA and .926 save percentage.

Thunderbirds recall Korchinski and Popowich 

With the Seattle Thunderbirds dealing with injuries to Cade McNellyTyler Carpendale and Mekai Sanders, the team has recalled forward Sam Popowich and defenseman Kevin Korchinski. Popowich has been playing for the Spruce Grove Saints where he has four goals and four assists in 12 games while Korchinski has been suiting up for the SMHL’s Saskatoon Contacts where he has three goals and 10 assists in 14 games.

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Milestones

  • Maximus Wanner made his WHL debut for the Moose Jaw Warriors
  • Portland Winterhawks Gabe Klassen and James Stefan each scored their first WHL goals. Klassen also added his first WHL assist.
  • Prince George Cougars defenseman Aidan Reeves made his WHL debut.
  • Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Kevin Korchinski made his WHL debut while forward Reid Schaefer recorded his first point in the WHL and forward Matthew Rempe recorded his first assist.
  • Winnipeg ICE forward Logan Danis notched his first WHL goal.

CHL, Sportsnet announce the 2019-20 broadcast schedule

The CHL has announced a 19-game broadcast schedule in conjunction with Rogers Sportsnet. Of those 19 games, four feature WHL clubs:

  • Sunday, November 17th Moose Jaw @ Saskatoon
  • Monday, December 30th Edmonton @ Calgary
  • Sunday, January 5th Saskatoon @ Edmonton
  • Saturday, February 1st, Red Deer @ Calgary

Fleury scores first NHL goal 

Cale Fleury (269 GP, 32 G, 95 A with the Kootenay ICE and Regina Pats) scored his first NHL goal on Saturday night in his 15th NHL game with the Montreal Canadiens.

Three Stars:

First Star: Swift Current Broncos forward Jaxan Kaluski had two goals and two assists

Second Star: Medicine Hat Tigers forward James Hamblin scored two goals and added an assist.

Third Star: Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman tallied two goals and potted an assist.

Honourable Mention:

Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck had a 38-save shutout.

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