Daily Dose of the Dub: WHL hands out three suspensions, World Junior Updates, Toder leaves Hitmen and more

Brook serves a one-game suspension

Prince Albert Raiders forward Jakob Brook served a one-game suspension for a checking from behind penalty Saturday against Saskatoon. He’ll be eligible to return to the lineup when the Raiders kick off the New Year on Wednesday against the Regina Pats.

Blazers Baragano suspended one game

Kamloops Blazers defenseman Inaki Baragano sat out Monday night’s game against Victoria as he was handed a one-game suspension for a check from behind Saturday against Everett. He’ll be eligible to return on Friday when the Blazers host the Vancouver Giants.

Campbell suspended one game

Calgary Hitmen forward Hunter Campbell served a one-game suspension on Monday against Edmonton for a charging major and game misconduct on Saturday against Medicine Hat. He’ll be eligible to return when the Hitmen take on those same Tigers on Wednesday.

World Juniors Update

  • Everett’s Martin Fasko-Rudas scored a goal in a 7-2 loss to Switzerland.
  • Kelowna’s Nolan Foote had a goal and an assist for Canada in a 4-1 win over Germany
  • Lethbridge’s Calen Addison added a goal while Dylan Cozens recorded an assist for Canada and Oliver Okuliar also potted an assist for Slovakia.
  • Moose Jaw’s Libor Zabransky scored two goals for the Czech Republic in a 4-3 loss to the USA.
  • Portland’s Joel Hofer was solid making 18 saves on 19 shots for Canada while Simon Knak scored for Switzerland.
  • Seattle’s Simon Kubicek potted an assist for the Czech Republic.
  • Spokane’s Lukas Parik stopped 39 of 43 American shots sent his way.
  • Winnipeg’s Michal Teply notched an assist for the Czech Republic.

Toder leaves Hitmen

Calgary Hitmen defenseman Layne Toder has left the team to play Junior A hockey in Manitoba and be closer to his family. In three seasons with the Hitmen, Toder played 164 games and notched five goals and 22 assists.

Prosfosky recalled for rest of season with ICE

Karter Prosofsky will be with the Winnipeg ICE for the remainder of the season after being recalled from the CSSHL’s RINK Hockey Academy on Monday. Prosofsky has played 11 games with the ICE so far this season recording one assist. In seven games with the RINK Hockey Academy, he has two goals and two assists.

Dowhaniuk recalled by Cougars

Keaton Dowhaniuk has been recalled for another stint with the Prince George Cougars. The 2019 first-round pick of the Cougars has played one game for them this year and was held pointless.

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Centazzo named WHL Player of the Week

Kamloops Blazers forward Orrin Centazzo has been named the WHL Player of the Week after tallying three goals and four assists over two games for the Blazers this week.

Paddock wins WHL Goalie of the Week

Regina Pats goaltender Max Paddock has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a 1.00 GAA and .967 save percentage with a shutout this week.

Milestones

  • Brandon’s Brett Hyland made his WHL debut.
  • Calgary’s Evan Toth scored his first WHL goal, Tyson Galloway recorded his first WHL point and Mark Kastelic tallied his 200th WHL point.
  • Everett’s Aidan Sutter scored his first WHL goal.
  • Kelowna’s Devin Steffler played in his 100th WHL game.
  • Prince Albert’s Jeremy Masella played in his 200th WHL game.

Pogge signs in Germany

As expected, Justin Pogge (151 GP, 79-44-7-4, 2.29 GAA and .911 save percentage with the Prince George Cougars and Calgary Hitmen from 2003-2006) has signed in Germany with Eisbaren Berlin for the rest of this season. He exercised an out clause in his contract with Sodertalje in Sweden on Sunday which allowed him to sign with any club outside the country.

Shattock named head coach of Silverbacks

Tyler Shattock (248 GP, 76 G, 111 A with the Kamloops Blazers and Calgary Hitmen from 2005-10) has been promoted to Head Coach with the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks after they fired previous head coach and general manager, Scott Atkinson. Shattock is in his second season with the club and had been serving as an assistant coach/general manager.

Three Stars

First Star: Red Deer’s Keaton Sorenson scored two goals and one assist

Second Star: Victoria’s Tarun Fizer also had two goals and an assist.

Third Star: Lethbridge’s Carl Tetachuk made 27 saves on 28 shots

Honourable Mentions’s

Winnipeg’s Connor McClennon and Lethbridge’s Justin Hall each had two goals.

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