Daily Dose of the Dub: Topping nearing return, Lineup notes, Milestones and more

Topping nearing a return with Rockets

According to Kelowna Rockets’ play-by-play man Regan Bartel, Kyle Topping will be back in the Rockets lineup next week. Topping has been out with a broken ankle since October 30th. Prior to the injury, Topping had recorded five goals and eight assists in 14 games.

Seppala returns for Oil Kings

Jesse Seppälä was back in the lineup for the Edmonton Oil Kings after being out on Friday night against the Prince Albert Raiders. He had not played since November 8th.

Plummer out for Giants

Krz Plummer was out of the Vancouver Giant’s lineup on Sunday against Kamloops after sustaining an injury on Saturday night against Victoria according to Vancouver Province reporter Steve Ewen. The Giants recalled defenseman Nicco Camazzola from the BCMML’s Vancouver NE Chiefs to replace Plummer. The Burnaby native has played three WHL games and has no points.

Gotffried, Uchacz scratched for Seattle

Ryan Gottfried and Kai Uchacz joined Blake Lyda as scratches for the Seattle Thunderbirds for Sunday’s game against Everett after both played on Saturday night.

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Wolf moves into a tie for ninth on all-time shutouts list

With a 2-0 shutout over the Seattle Thunderbirds, Everett’s Dustin Wolf recorded his 19th career shutout in the WHL to move into a tie for ninth on the all-time list with Taylor Dakers (137 GP, 2.26 GAA, 0.916 Save Percentage, 82-42-2-3 with the Kootenay ICE from 2003-07) and Matt Keetley (152 GP, 2.05 GAA, 0.918 Save Percentage, 105-30-2-5 record with the Medicine Hat Tigers from 2003-07).

Milestones

  • Calgary’s Mark Kastelic played in his 300th WHL game.
  • Edmonton’s Riley Sawchuk recorded his first career hat-trick.
  • Kamloops’ Quinn Schmiemann played in his 100th WHL game.
  • Vancouver’s Tristen Nielsen played in his 200th WHL game.

Youth Olympics Update

After round-robin play at the 2020 Youth Olympics, Moose Jaw Warriors prospect Denton Mateychuk has a goal and an assist and Winnipeg ICE prospect Matthew Savoie has matched that in two games. Brandon Wheat Kings prospect Nate Danielson and Kamloops Blazers prospect Mats Lindgren have also each recorded a goal.

Sutter scores first pro goal

Riley Sutter (204 GP, 60 G, 77 A with the Everett Silvertips from 2015-19) scored his first pro goal with the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Sunday.

Three Stars

First Star: Edmonton’s Riley Sawchuk had three goals and an assist

Second Star: Kamloops’ Connor Zary recorded a goal and two assists.

Third Star: Everett’s Dustin Wolf made 29 saves in a shutout.

Honourable Mentions:

Kamloops’ Dylan Garand made 21 saves in a shutout. Kelowna’s Cole Schweibus made 49 saves in 3-2 loss to the Portland Winterhawks.

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