Daily Dose of the Dub: McAndrews gets one-game suspension, Oil Kings recall Latimer and more

McAndrews gets one-game suspension

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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 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

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.

Milestones

  • 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 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.

Three Stars

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.

Honourable Mentions:

Kamloops’ Max Martin, Saskatoon’s Tristen Robins and Portland’s Simon Knak each had two goals and one assist.

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