Daily Dose of the Dub: Silvertips, Winterhawks clinch home-ice advantage

 

Silvertips clinch home ice in the first round

With their victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds, the Everett Silvertips have clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the WHL Playoffs.

Winterhawks clinch home ice in the first round

The Portland Winterhawks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the WHL Playoffs with their win over the Victoria Royals.

Cougars return Dowhaniuk to club team

The Prince George Cougars returned defenseman Keaton Dowhaniuk to OHA Edmonton for the CSSHL playoffs. In eight WHL games this season, Dowhaniuk had one assist.

Americans short-staffed on Sunday

The Tri-City Americans were without Talyn BoykoMitchell BrownLuke ZazulaTom CadieuxConnor BouchardEdge Lambert, and Booker Daniel on Sunday leaving them with just 11 forwards, five defensemen and one rostered goaltender.

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Price, Wylie out for Silvertips

Jalen Price and Wyatte Wylie did not dress for the Everett Silvertips on Sunday. Our friend Josh Horton at The Herald in Everett reports they’re both dealing with injuries.

Ladyman, McMaster return for ICE

Mike Ladyman and Anson McMaster were back in the lineup for the Winnipeg ICE on Sunday after sitting out on Saturday.

Milestones

  • Prince Albert’s Graydon Gotaas played his first WHL game on Sunday.
  • Victoria’s Adam Evanoff made his 100th appearance in a WHL crease.

Geekie shines in NHL debut

Morgan Geekie (216 GP, 78 G, 124 A with the Tri-City Americans from 2013-18) scored his first and second NHL goals and added his first NHL assist in his first NHL game with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Three Stars

First Star: Winnipeg’s Liam Hughes made 34 saves on 34 shots

Second Star: Winnipeg’s Isaac Johnson scored twice and added an assist.

Third Star: Kamloops’ Ryan Hughes had two goals.

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