Nielsen suspended for one-game
— Stephen Hawco (@stephenhawco7) January 26, 2020
Vancouver Giants leading scorer Tristen Nielsen was suspended one game for this hit on Kelowna’s Mark Liwiski. Giants coach head coach Michael Dyck told our Stephen Hawco that he thought the play was selfish.
Ostapchuk out with lower-body injury
— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) January 26, 2020
Sticking with the Giants, Zach Ostapchuk was not in the lineup on Sunday in Kelowna. Steve Ewen at The Province reports he was seen on crutches after leaving Saturday’s game in the second period.
Wytinck sits out for Pats
Today’s lineups for the @WHLPats and @BladesHockey. Zach Wytinck out sick so the Pats go 13 forwards and 5 D. Josh Paulhus draws in up front and Donovan Buskey starts in goal. Puck drops at 4 on @620ckrm. #WHL pic.twitter.com/lrgPEFPkMJ
— Phil Andrews (@Phil_Andrews_) January 26, 2020
Zach Wytinck was out of the Regina Pats lineup on Sunday against Saskatoon leaving the Pats to go with 13 forwards and five defensemen as Josh Paulhus returned to the lineup.
Hardy scratched for Warriors
Today's starters in Winnipeg:
Not dressed: Hunt, Sass, Jordan, Hardy pic.twitter.com/0FUD4rq8bT
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) January 26, 2020
Owen Hardy was not in the lineup for Moose Jaw’s game on Sunday against the Winnipeg ICE. We have not heard what led to the absence.
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Reller, MacNeil scratched for Chiefs
Chiefs' lineup today at EVT…
Scratches: Reller, Russell, MacNeil#GoChiefsGo
— Spokane Chiefs (@spokanechiefs) January 26, 2020
Brandon Reller and Owen MacNeil weren’t in the lineup for the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday against the Everett Silvertips.
- Kelowna’s Adam Foote coached in his 100th WHL game as the Rockets fell to the Vancouver Giants.
- Moose Jaw’s Kade Runke scored his first WHL goal.
- Vancouver’s Michael Dyck won his 200th WHL game as a WHL head coach spoiling the celebration of Foote’s 100th WHL game.
First Star: Winnipeg’s Peyton Krebs scored two goals and added an assist
Second Star: Everett’s Cole Fonstad tallied two goals
Third Star: Vancouver’s Michal Kvasnica notched two goals.
Winnipeg’s Dawson Barteaux scored a goal and added two assists.