Kootenay just recalled Carson Lambos for tonight's game. Carson was the 2nd overall pick in last year's Bantam Draft.
Tonight will mark the first time the Lambos brothers play against each other in @TheWHL!
👇 Jonny is the beauty in the Blackhawks lid and Hockey hair pic.twitter.com/UoH36B0hl8
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) January 18, 2019
The Kootenay Ice recalled defenceman Carson Lambos ahead of their game against the Brandon Wheat Kings Friday night. The matchup was a family affair as Carson’s older brother Jonny Lambos mans the blueline for the Wheat Kings in his rookie season. The elder brother has two assists in 26 games in Brandon while the second overall pick in 2018 has four shots in four games with Kootenay this season.
WATCH: Post Game Media scrum with Jonny Lambos who talks about playing his brother for the first time ever as well as tonight's OT Win over the Ice. pic.twitter.com/ZC73pKkM7R
— Brandon Wheat Kings (@bdnwheatkings) January 19, 2019
Chiefs prospect goes NCAA
The Chiefs acquired his rights in a trade with Swift Current https://t.co/XD4zWSNOs4
— SpokaneChiefsFanPage (@gochiefsgoblog) January 18, 2019
Spokane Chiefs prospect goaltender Matt Davis has committed to the University of Denver Pioneers for the 2021/2022 season. The 17-year-old was acquired by the Chiefs in a December 4th trade along with Noah King from Swift Current, who had been originally listed by the Broncos. Davis has been playing for Spruce Grove of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, appearing in 22 games where he’s posted a 1.95 GAA and a .917 save percentage and also played for Canada West at the this past World Junior A Challenge.
Hitmen recall prospect
NEWS: Hitmen have recalled 16-year-old goaltender Brayden Peters from the AMHL's Lethbridge Midget AAA Hurricanes! pic.twitter.com/Wim29iXgcd
— Calgary Hitmen (@WHLHitmen) January 18, 2019
With Carl Stankowski out week-to-week with a lower body injury, the Calgary Hitmen recalled goalie Braydan Peters from the Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA team in the AMHL. The 16-year-old sports an impressive 1.74 GAA and a .936 save percentage in 13 games.
Bellerive skates in 250th game
— Lethbridge Hurricanes (@WHLHurricanes) January 19, 2019
Lethbridge Hurricanes captain Jordy Bellerive appeared in his 250th WHL game in a 3-1 loss to Red Deer, scoring the Hurricanes’ only goal of the night. The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect has 239 points in his WHL career over the last four seasons after being selected second overall in 2014 by Lethbridge.
Arena news around the league
Regina Pats ownership has just recently signed a lease extension until 2021 to buy some extra time on a decision of a new arena.
BREAKING: WHL team relocation the centre of ambitious development plan — Strategy includes 4,000-seat arena, large-scale year-round community sports facilities and commercial space #wfp https://t.co/Z6DUsepS7H
— Jeff Hamilton (@jeffkhamilton) January 19, 2019
Above is an interesting read regarding the potential relocation of the WHL to Winnipeg and the new arena that will be coming with it.
Three Stars of the Night
1st Star: Kelowna’s James Porter recorded his fourth career WHL shutout, stopping 40 shots against the first place Silvertips.
2nd Star: Moose Jaw’s Tristin Langan had a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Victoria.
3rd Star: Warriors goaltender Adam Evanoff stopped 28 shots for his first career WHL shutout against the Royals.
Brandon’s Cole Reinhardt scored twice in a 5-4 overtime win over Kootenay….Saskatoon’s Dawson Davidson had three assists in a 6-2 win over Regina….Tigers captain James Hamblin had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 over Swift Current….Red Deer’s Cameron Hausinger had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Lethbridge….Prince Albert’s Brett Leason had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Kamloops….Vancouver’s Dawson Holt had three assists in the Giants 6-4 win over Spokane….Tri-City’s Beck Warm had 39 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over Seattle….