Daily Dose of the Dub: McGrew placed on long-term injured list, Hitmen sign Noori and more

Chiefs place McGrew on the long-term injured list 

The Spokane Chiefs have placed 1999-born Jake McGrew on the long-term injured list after he underwent knee surgery in San Jose last week. He has been out since being injured in October 6th’s game against the Everett Silvertips. With McGrew on the long-term injured list, the Chiefs will be able to add another overage player in his absence. The long-term injured list requires players to be inactive for at least one month. Before the injury, McGrew had five goals and three assists in six games.

Hitmen sign Noori 

After an impressive showing at the WHL Cup, Bilal Noori has earned himself a WHL Education Contract with the Calgary Hitmen. The fourth-round pick of the Hitmen in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, Noori has been playing for the Northern Alberta X-Treme in the CSSHL where he has eight goals and six assists in eight games.

WHL suspends Schneider, Sambrook for one game 

The WHL has suspended Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Braden Schneider for one game for this hit in Friday’s game against the Swift Current Broncos. He missed Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes and will be eligible to return on Tuesday against the Red Deer Rebels.

The WHL also handed Swift Current’s Garrett Sambrook a one-game suspension for this hit in Friday’s game against Brandon. He served the suspension in Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Winnipeg ICE and will be eligible to return when the Broncos play the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Phare leaves Saturday’s game against Kamloops 

Everett Silvertips forward Tyson Phare left Saturday’s game against the Kamloops Blazers after being hit with a snapshot in the helmet early in the first period. He did not return to the lineup and will be held out of Sunday’s game against Spokane according to Everett head coach Dennis Williams.

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  • Everett head coach Dennis Williams recorded his 100th victory in the WHL.
  • Lethbridge’s Calen Addison passed Brent Seabrook for second on the Hurricanes’ all-time points list among defensemen with 177 points. He still has a ways to go to catch Shane Peacock‘s 366 points for first on the list. Briley Woods also made his WHL debut.
  • Portland’s Gabe Klassen made his WHL debut.
  • Spokane’s Campbell Arnold recorded his first WHL shutout.
  • Tri-City’s Bryan McAndrews scored his first WHL goal

November 2nd officially Dean “Scooter” Vrooman day in Portland 

The City of Portland declared that November 2nd is officially Dean “the Scooter” Vrooman day in honour of the former Winterhawks play-by-play broadcaster and Director of Corporate Partnerships who retired in May after a 32-year career in Portland.

Canada names leadership group for the World U-17 Challenge 

Sean Tschigerl (Calgary Hitmen) Conner Roulette (Seattle Thunderbirds) and Cole Sillinger (Medicine Hat Tigers) will be wearing letters for their respective Canadian teams at the World Under-17 Challenge.

Canada Black defeats Canada White 6-5

A pair of 15-year olds starred in the first game of the World Under 17-Challenge as Matthew Savoie (Winnipeg ICE) had three assists in a losing effort Team White while Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs) had a hat-trick for the winning squad. Our Glen Erickson will have a full report from the scene in Medicine Hat.

Loewen scores his first professional goal 

Jermaine Loewen (295 GP, 78 G, 64 A with the Kamloops Blazers) scored his first professional goal with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets on Saturday.

McCue scores his first goal in SPHL

Beau McCue (270 GP, 85 G, 85 A with the Tri-City Americans) scored his first professional goal with the Fayetteville Marksmen in the SPHL.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Lethbridge’s Oliver Okuliar scored a hat-trick in his second consecutive game to continue a seven-game goal streak and bring his goal total to 15.

Second Star: Medicine Hat’s James Hamblin had a hat-trick in a 6-3 win over Victoria’

Third Star: Prince Albert’s Aliaksei Protas had two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over Moose Jaw

Honourabe Mentions 

Vancouver’s Justin Sourdif had two goals and two assists while Spokane’s Filip Kral had two goals and one assist.

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