Daily Dose of the Dub: WHL disciplines Royals’ Miller, Broncos and Warriors

Miller handed a two-game suspension

Victoria’s Carson Miller was suspended for two games for this hit on Vancouver’s Alex Kannok Leipert. Miller sat out the first game of his suspension on Saturday vs. Vancouver and will be out again on Sunday vs. Vancouver. He will be eligible to return next Saturday vs. Portland.

Broncos, Warriors fined for line brawl

The Swift Current Broncos and Moose Jaw Warriors were each fined $500 for this goalie fight that took place on Friday night. The Broncos were fined an additional $500 for a first multiple fight situation and an official warning to Head Coach Dean Brockman.

Pair of coach ejections in Alberta

Saturday saw a pair of coach ejections on Saturday as Red Deer Rebels head coach Brent Sutter was ejected for arguing a call with the referees.

And in Medicine Hat, Regina Pats head coach Dave Struch was ejected for a bench minor as his Pats took on the Tigers.

Silvertips recall Torzok from BCHL

The Everett Silvertips have recalled forward Hunor Torzsok from the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. In 38 WHL games with the Silvertips and Vancouver Giants, he has one goal and three assists. With Merritt’s BCHL concluded, Torzsok should stick with the Silvertips for the rest of this season.

Winterhawks recall Reimer for the weekend

The Portland Winterhawks recalled defenseman Christian Riemer for the rest of the weekend. The 2000-born Regina, Saskatchewan native has been playing for the MJHL’s Steinbach Pistons this season. Heading into Saturday night he had 54 games of WHL experience, all with the Swift Current Broncos, tallying one goal and six assists.

ICE clinch playoff spot

In their first season since moving to Winnipeg, the ICE will be headed to the post-season thanks to the Red Deer Rebels falling 4-0 to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday.

Bruggen-Cate, Kubicek, Rybinski return for T-Birds

Conner Bruggen-Cate (out Friday), Simon Kubicek (out Friday) and Henrik Rybinski (out since February 8th) were all back in the lineup for the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday. Max Patterson was not in the lineup.

Chorney, Cikhart ill for Pats, Holmes returns from suspension

Carter Chorney and Jan Cikhart were not in the lineup for the Regina Pats on Saturday due to illness while Robbie Holmes returned from his two-game suspension.

Seminoff, Zabransky absent vs. Cougars

Matthew Seminoff and Libor Zabransky were not in the lineup for the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday. Zabransky left Friday night’s game early but it’s not known why Seminoff was absent. With Dylan Garand still not 100% healthy, Evan Pascoe from the Thompson Blazers served as the emergency back-up for the Blazers.

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Royals down to nine forwards vs. Giants

On top of the suspension to Carson Miller, the Victoria Royals were also without Kaid Oliver for the second game of a three-game series vs. Vancouver. In good news for the team, Carson Golder was back in the lineup after being out since February 22nd.

Knak returns for Winterhawks, Ludvig sidelined with an injury

Portland Winterhawks forward Simon Knak was back for the first time since February 23rd while Johnny Ludvig was not in the lineup after falling awkwardly into the boards on Friday.

McGinley back, Kaluski out for Broncos

Swift Current Broncos defenseman Sam McGinley returned to the Broncos lineup for the first time in a week on Saturday while forward Jaxan Kaluski was missing in action.

Culling out for Raiders

Matthew Culling did not play for the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday after being the victim of a big hit from Saskatoon’s Rhett Rhinehart on Friday.

Kneen back for Blades

On the Saskatoon side, Nolan Kneen was back in the lineup after sitting out on Friday due to illness.

Milestones

  • Everett’s Bryce Kindopp is now second in goals all-time for the Silvertips as he recorded his 108th goal on Saturday to pass Tyler Maxwell. He is now four goals back of Patrick Bajkov for first all-time.
  • Kelowna’s Connor McDonald played his 300th WHL game.
  • Prince George’s Keaton Dowhaniuk recorded his first WHL point.

Woods scores first AHL goal

Riley Woods (230 GP, 75 G, 105 A with the Regina Pats and Spokane Chiefs from 2015-19) scored his first AHL goal with the Toronto Marlies on Saturday.

Huskies win Canada West Championship

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on Saturday 3-1 to complete the two-game sweep for the Canada West title in USports. The Huskies roster features 21 WHL alumni including Levi Cable (267 GP, 55 G, 62 A with the Kootenay ICE from 2010-15), and Carson Stadnyk (286 GP, 79 G, 90 A with the Everett Silvertips from 2011-16).

Three Stars

First Star: Portland’s Seth Jarvis had a hat-trick vs. Seattle.

Second Star: Spokane’s Ty Smith had two goals vs. Tri-City.

Third Star: Everett’s Ethan Regnier had two goals vs. Kelowna.

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