Daily Dose of the Dub: Raiders acquire Horon, Warriors trade Benson and release Gardiner and more

Raiders acquire Horon from Thunderbirds

The Prince Albert Raiders acquired 2001-born Michael Horon from the Seattle Thunderbirds for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. Originally drafted by the Everett Silvertips in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Horon is in his first full year in the WHL with a goal and seven assists in 14 games.

Warriors trade Benson, release Gardiner

The Moose Jaw Warriors shook up their blueline on Saturday first sending Matt Benson to the Swift Current Broncos for a seventh-round pick in 2023 and then releasing Drae Gardiner. Benson had played 12 games with the Warriors this year with two goals and one assist with 13 penalty minutes while Gardiner posted two assists and six penalty minutes in 12 games.

Gavlas gets four games

Medicine Hat Tigers defenseman Parker Gavlas has been suspended for four games for this hit on Ilijah Colina of the Prince George Cougars. He’s already served two games of the suspension and will be eligible to return on November 19th against the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Foote receives a one-game suspension for his hit on McCarry 

Kelowna Rockets forward Nolan Foote served a one-game suspension in Saturday’s game against the Spokane Chiefs for a hit to the head in Friday night’s game against the Medicine Hat Tigers. He’ll be eligible for the Rockets’ next game on Monday against the Kamloops Blazers.

Gurney serves a one-game suspension 

Everett Silvertips forward Justyn Gurney served a one-game suspension for a game misconduct on Friday night against Spokane. He will be eligible to return to the lineup next Saturday against the Winnipeg ICE.

Alexander leaves game vs. Hitmen on stretcher

Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Jacson Alexander was taken off the ice on a stretcher in Saturday’s game against the Calgary Hitmen after being hit in front of the Oil Kings bench. The Oil Kings did not provide an update on his status post-game.

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  • Chase Lacombe recorded his first WHL point for the Swift Current Broncos.
  • Matthew Rempe scored his first WHL goal in his second WHL game for the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Final Day of World U-17 Challenge 

Russia is the gold medal winner at the World U-17 Challenge with a 6-2 win over the USA. Valerii Brinkman was the star for Russia with 32 saves on 34 shots.

Winnipeg ICE forward Matthew Savoie had a goal and ICE defenseman Carson Lambos had two assists but Canada White fell in the bronze medal game to the Czech Republic in overtime.

Logan Stankoven (Kamloops Blazers) had a goal while Olen Zellweger (Everett Silvertips), Nolan Allan (Prince Albert Raiders) added assists in Canada Red’s 6-2 win over Sweden to earn a fifth-place finish at the World U-17 Challenge.

Nolan Bentham (Victoria Royals) had an assist as Canada Black fell 8-4 in the seventh-place game to Finland.

Lambos, Lucius named to U-17 All-Star Team

Winnipeg ICE defenseman Carson Lambos (Canada White) had five goals in six games while Portland Winterhawks prospect Chaz Lucius led the tournament with 10 points (7 G, 3 A) each earning a spot on the All-Star team for the World U-17 Challenge.

Lisowsky out a minimum of three months 

Saskatoon Blades prospect Brandon Lisowsky will miss a minimum of three months after a blood clot was discovered in his calf. He had been playing with the Burnaby Winter Club in the CSSHL where he had four goals and two assists in five games.

Benson records first professional hat-trick

Tyler Benson (190 GP, 61 G, 123 A with the Vancouver Giants from 2014-18) recorded his first hat-trick in the professional leagues in a 6-3 win for the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

Troubling Moments 

It was a feisty end to Saturday night’s rivalry game between the Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds. First, Gianni Fairbrother checked Conner Bruggen-Cate from behind. That led to Matthew Wedman charging over and hitting Fairbrother up high in retaliation. Fairbrother was not penalized on the play while Wedman was given five minutes and a game misconduct.

Three Stars

First Star: Tri-City Americans netminder Talyn Boyko made 47 saves on 49 shots in a 3-2 win.

Second Star: Kamloops Blazers forward Zane Franklin had two goals and one assist.

Third Star: Winnipeg ICE forward Isaac Johnson had two goals and one assist

Honourable Mentions

Ryan Hughes notched two goals and one assist for Kamloops. Connor Zary also had two goals as did Winnipeg’s Michael Milne.

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