Topping nearing a return with Rockets
The @Kelowna_Rockets scratch 8 regulars again. Third game in three nights for both teams here in Portland. Scratches are Topping, Foote, Basran, Kindree, Korczak, Comrie, Liwiski and Wong. Listen to @AM1150 as we touch base with Kyle Topping on his return next week!! pic.twitter.com/v1oOsBNECK
— Regan Bartel (@Reganrant) January 20, 2020
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
— Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) January 19, 2020
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
— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) January 19, 2020
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
Seattle scratches: Uchacz-Gottfried-Lyda
— Andy Eide (@AndyEide) January 19, 2020
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
3-in-3: 3 @WHLsilvertips wins.
2 third period goals.
— Mike Benton (@Benton_Mike) January 20, 2020
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).
- 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
VICTORY FOR 🇨🇦CANADA
The Canadian men’s hockey team with a superb response after yesterday’s loss to Russia — defeating Denmark 6-0 in final round robin game at Youth Olympics.
— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) January 19, 2020
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
That 1st PRO GOAL grin ⬇️
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) January 20, 2020
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.
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.
Kamloops’ Dylan Garand made 21 saves in a shutout. Kelowna’s Cole Schweibus made 49 saves in 3-2 loss to the Portland Winterhawks.