McAndrews gets one-game suspension
Tri-City's Bryan McAndrews given a 5 minute major and a GM for kneeing Victoria's Brayden Tracey tonight pic.twitter.com/i6rf0u73tI
— Brandon Rivers (@BriversWHL) January 16, 2020
Tri-City’s Bryan McAndrews received a one-game suspension for this knee-on-knee hit on Victoria’s Brayden Tracey. He served the suspension on Friday night against Kamloops and will return to the lineup on Saturday for the rematch with Kamloops.
Latimer recalled by Oil Kings
— Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) January 17, 2020
The Edmonton Oil Kings recalled forward Carson Latimer from the Delta Hockey Academy in the CSSHL. The 2018 third-round pick has one goal in five games with Edmonton this season.
Schmiemann returns to Blazers
Lineups! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/8VyqpSf3n5
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) January 18, 2020
Quinn Schmiemann made his return for the Kamloops Blazers after being out since last Friday night’s game against the Kelowna Rockets. Ryley Appelt was scratched from the lineup for undisclosed reasons. We should note Ryan Hughes was in the lineup as well after a minor injury scare on Tuesday against Spokane.
Browne returns to Cougars lineup
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 18, 2020
After missing the last two games with an injury, Ethan Browne was back in the lineup for Friday’s game against Moose Jaw.
Pratt back in Pats lineup
Tonight’s lineups for the @WHLPats and @SeattleTbirds. Austin Pratt is in despite leaving Tuesday’s game in Portland. Josh Paulhus will make his WHL debut, while Donovan Buskey starts in goal. Puck drops at 9:35 on @620ckrm. #WHL pic.twitter.com/nzb8PQ0gnO
— Phil Andrews (@Phil_Andrews_) January 18, 2020
Regina’s Austin Pratt was back in the lineup on Friday night after leaving Tuesday night’s game against the Portland Winterhawks with an injury.
Kiesman back for Warriors
Tonight's lineup vs. Prince George:
Not dressed: Hunt (UBI), Sass (LBI), Runke (ill) pic.twitter.com/AzbMjfuPSZ
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) January 17, 2020
Bryden Kiesman returned to Moose Jaw’s lineup after being out since January 3rd with an injury.
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Farkas dealing with “minor ailment”
According to a text from @Victoriaroyals GM Cameron Hope, Farkas is dealing with a "minor ailment," and could use "one more day to be 100 per cent." Hope explained Farkas could have backed up Adam Evanoff if Victoria didn't have AP available. Farkas didn't play Wednesday either.
— Steve Ewen (@SteveEwen) January 18, 2020
Vancouver Province reporter Steve Ewen reports Victoria Royals netminder Shane Farkas is dealing with a “minor ailment” which held him out vs. Tri-City on Wednesday and Vancouver on Friday.
Oil Kings’ Seppala misses Friday’s game
— Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) January 18, 2020
Jesse Seppala was not in the lineup for the Edmonton Oil Kings for Friday night’s game against the Prince Albert Raiders. Jacson Alexander was a game-time decision but did make it in the lineup. He had not played since November 9th.
Cozens, Prefontaine named co-captains of Hurricanes
The #WHLCanes have named Ty Prefontaine and Dylan Cozens as Co-Captains for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season! They become the 27th and 28th Captains in franchise history! #CaneTrain #FueledByPassion #YQL
— Lethbridge Hurricanes (@WHLHurricanes) January 17, 2020
The Lethbridge Hurricanes have named Dylan Cozens and Ty Prefontaine co-captains for the rest of the season. Cozens has suited up for 158 games with the Hurricanes and is a first-round draft pick of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Prefontaine has been an assistant captain for the last three seasons and is in his final season of junior eligibility.
Savoie named Captain of Team Canada
#YouthOlympics | Team 🇨🇦 to be led by:
©️ • Matthew Savoie
🅰️ • Adam Fantilli
🅰️ • Tristan Luneau
— Team Canada Men (@HC_Men) January 17, 2020
His status for this tournament originally in question due to injury, Winnipeg ICE prospect Matthew Savoie has been named Captain of Team Canada for the Youth Olympics in Switzerland. He’s played 12 games with Winnipeg this season and has five assists.
- Kamloops’ Reese Belton scored his first WHL goal.
- Kelowna’s Dylan Wightman made his WHL debut.
- Moose Jaw’s Martin Lang and Garrett Wright played in their 100th WHL games.
- With Mike Johnston away on a scouting trip, Kyle Gustafson took on the head coaching role for Portland, recording his first win. Jake Gricius also played in his 250th WHL game.
- Prince George’s Craig Armstrong scored his first WHL goal.
- Regina’s Josh Paulhus scored his first WHL goal in his WHL debut.
- Seattle’s Thomas Milic made his WHL debut and recorded his first WHL win. Andrej Kukuca played his 100th WHL game.
- Tri-City’s Mason Dunsford started his first WHL game.
- Victoria’s Keegan Maddocks played in his first WHL game against Vancouver after being called up to back-up Adam Evanoff.
Bezuch signs extension in Slovakia
Juraj Bezúch (Lethbridge, 2011-2012) signed one-year contract for next season with Dukla Trenčín (Slovakia, Extraliga). Was loaned by Košice (Slovakia, Extraliga) to Dukla Trenčín on Nov 2 for the remainder of this season. With Košice, 14 GP, 1+5; with Trenčín, 32 GP, 8+8.
— MacBeth Report (@MacBethReport) January 17, 2020
Juraj Bezuch (67 GP, 8 G, 13 A with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2011-12) signed a one-year contract extension with Dukla Trencin in Slovakia. In 32 games this with Trencin he has eight goals and eight assists.
First Star: Vancouver’s Eric Florchuk recorded a hat-trick
Second Star: Brandon’s Jiri Patera made 30 saves on 31 shots
Third Star: Prince Albert’s Max Paddock made 27 saves on 28 shots.
Kamloops’ Max Martin, Saskatoon’s Tristen Robins and Portland’s Simon Knak each had two goals and one assist.