Greig suspended indefinitely
@bdnwheatkings forward Ridly Greig has been suspended indefinately for his check to the head of Chase Hartje last night. Hartje will not play tonight for Winnipeg.
— Branden Crowe (@branden_crowe) September 21, 2019
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
D Quinn Schmiemann has drawn a one-game suspension for his major penalty last night. He will miss tonight’s game in Seattle.
— Jon Keen (@JonKeenNLSports) September 21, 2019
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
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) September 21, 2019
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
D Mats Lindgren has been called up for the remainder of the weekend. pic.twitter.com/dYq9ofEbhP
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) September 21, 2019
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
C Brandon Lisowsky (Coaches Decision)
C Eric Florchuk (Upper Body…not head)
D Nolan Kneen (C-D-4th 20 y-o)
C Braden Plaschewsky (C-D)
D Charlie Wright (C-D)
C @kdach77 (Chicago)
Drawing in for Florchuk and Kneen are…
D Parker Malchuk
— Les Lazaruk (@Bladesvoice) September 22, 2019
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
No Michal Gut for the Silvertips tonight. The rookie import left the first period of Friday's season opener with an apparent injury. He's scratched tonight. #WHL
— Josh Horton (@JoshHortonEDH) September 22, 2019
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
Dustin Wolf picked up his 12th shutout tonight, tying him for third in Silvertips franchise history with Michael Wall.
— Josh Horton (@JoshHortonEDH) September 22, 2019
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
— Paul Figler (@Paul_Figler) September 22, 2019
Kyle Masters, Jayden Grubbe, Jaxsen 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
HIS FIRST @TheWHL GOAL, SIMON KNAK!
AND, you get @JackBox now, so thank youuuu Simon!
— Portland Winterhawks (@pdxwinterhawks) September 22, 2019
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
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) September 22, 2019
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
— Regina Pats (@WHLPats) September 22, 2019
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
🚨 CIKHART 🚨
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) September 22, 2019
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
— Kelowna Rockets (@Kelowna_Rockets) September 22, 2019
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
Congratulations to Keenan Taphorn (@Ktaps2K) on playing his 200th WHL game tonight
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) September 21, 2019
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
🚨MILESTONE ALERT! 🚨
DID YOU KNOW❓:
Roman ranks fourth all-time in Import Scoring for the Giants. Through 99 games Roman has scored 37 goals while adding 56 assists for 93 points. pic.twitter.com/RZq4uM4H5c
— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) September 21, 2019
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
WPG has suspended Dustin Byfuglien for failing to report to camp. If he doesn’t report by opening day, WPG loses his cap hit until he does report.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 22, 2019
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
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 21, 2019
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
I’d like to thank everyone for all the support and well wishes. Im excited to be back and ready to get to work. pic.twitter.com/AJdvgaljiz
— Stelio Mattheos (@smattheos7) September 21, 2019
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
Edmonton Oil Kings captain Scott Atkinson had two goals, and Kelowna Rockets forward Dillon Hamaliuk also had two goals.
Brandon has Ridly Greig out indefinitely with a suspension and now could be without Ben McCartney as he was given 5 and a GM for charging Winnipeg's Michal Teply tonight pic.twitter.com/7YYkpMnOiZ
— Brandon Rivers (@BriversWHL) September 22, 2019