Daily Dose of the Dub: WHL hands out suspensions, Lindgren recalled to Blazers, injury updates and more

Greig suspended indefinitely 

Brandon Wheat Kings forward Ridley Greig has been handed an indefinite suspension for a check to the head of Winnipeg ICE defenseman Chase Hartje on Friday night. The Wheat Kings and ICE took to the ice again on Saturday night and Hartje did not dress for the game for an undisclosed reason.

Schmiemann receives a one-game suspension 

Kamloops Blazers defenseman Quinn Schmiemann sat out Saturday night’s game against the Seattle Thunderbirds as he served a one-game suspension for a cross-check in the Blazers loss to the Spokane Chiefs.

Fix-Wolansky headed to Monsters training camp 

1999-born forward Trey Fix-Wolansky was assigned to Cleveland Monsters training camp in the AHL. Fix-Wolansky is eligible to return to the Edmonton Oil Kings this season, however, it doesn’t appear that will be the case, although we have been surprised before.

Lindgren recalled from CSSHL

The Kamloops Blazers recalled Mats Lindgren from the CSSHL’s Burnaby Winter Club for the remainder of the weekend. Lindgren has played two games for Burnaby Winter Club this year and has two assists. He made his WHL debut on Saturday night and was held off the scoresheet and was a -2. Also playing in their WHL debuts on Saturday night were Reece Belton and Daylan Kuefler.

Florchuk dealing with an upper-body injury

Saskatoon Blades forward Eric Florchuk missed Saturday night’s game against the Prince Albert Raiders with an upper-body injury believed to be sustained on a hit by Raiders forward Justin Nachbaur. 

Gut also battling an upper-body injury 

Everett Silvertips forward Michal Gut also sat out on Saturday sustained in the first period of Friday night’s game against the Tri-City Americans.

Wolf tied for third for most shutouts in Silvertips franchise history

Silvertips netminder Dustin Wolf posted his 12th career shutout on Saturday to tie Michael Wall for the third-most in franchise history. To no surprise, Carter Hart is the franchise leader with 26 shutouts.

Also of note from the Silvertips game, Jack Lambert registering an assist on a goal from Max Patterson.

Group of rookies makes debut in Red Deer

Kyle MastersJayden GrubbeJaxsen Wiebe and Keaton Sorenson made their WHL debuts for the Red Deer Rebels in Red Deer on Saturday night. Import pick Jesse Seppala made his WHL debut for the opposition Edmonton Oil Kings.

Knak records first WHL goal, Brondberg records first point 

Portland Winterhawks import Simon Knak showcased his knack for scoring goals as he recorded the first one of his WHL career on Saturday night. Fellow import Jonas Brondberg assisted on the goal for his first career WHL point.

Kohner gets first in Prince George

Heading to Prince George, Cougars forward Mitch Kohner was also among those to notch their first career WHL goals on Saturday night.

Stanick tallies first career goal for Regina 

Playing in his second career game, Sloan Stanick tallied his first career goal on Saturday as the Regina Pats took on the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Import Cikhart scores first career goal for Tri-City

Rounding out the first career goal milestones is Tri-City Americans forward Jan Cikhart who notched his first as Tri-City’s lone goal against the Portland Winterhawks.

Poole notches first career point

Assisting on a goal from Dillon Hamaliuk, Kelowna Rockets forward Jake Poole notched his first career WHL career point.

Taphorn plays 200th career WHL game

Moose Jaw Warriors forward Keenan Taphorn played his 200th career WHL game on a Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Regina Pats and recorded an assist.

Roman suits up for 100th WHL game 

Vancouver Giants overage import forward Milos Roman suited up for his 100th Career WHL Game on Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Prince George Cougars. The Slovakian was held scoreless with five points.

Byfuglien suspended by Jets 

The Winnipeg Jets have suspended former Brandon Wheat King and Prince George Cougar Dustin Byfuglien as he has not yet reported for training camp. It is not known why Byfuglien has yet to report to training camp but it is not believed to be “sinister in nature”.

Ferraro released by Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have released Landon Ferraro (220 GP, 76 G, 76 A with the Red Deer Rebels and Everett Silvertips) from his pro tryout contract.

Mattheos returns to Hurricanes organization 

Great news out of Carolina Hurricanes camp as Brandon Wheat Kings alumnus Stelio Mattheos has made his return to the Carolina Hurricanes organization after dealing with an off-season cancer diagnosis.

Three Stars of the Night 

First Star: Seattle Thunderbirds netminder Roddy Ross made an incredible 50 saves on 51 shots to lead his T-Birds to victory over the Kamloops Blazers.

Second Star: Everett Silvertips netminder Dustin Wolf made 26 saves in a 6-0 shutout over the Victoria Royals.

Third Star: Prince Albert Raiders goalie Boston Bilous matched Wolf’s 26 saves with a 1-0 shutout over the Saskatoon Blades

Honourable Mentions:

Edmonton Oil Kings captain Scott Atkinson had two goals, and Kelowna Rockets forward Dillon Hamaliuk also had two goals.

Troubling moment: 

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