Alexeyev Gets Lucky
Alexeyev avoids major injury, may play Friday against Tigers. #RDR
— Red Deer Rebels (@Rebelshockey) December 12, 2018
Red Deer Rebels defenseman and Washington Capital’s prospect Alexander Alexeyev has avoided serious injury following Tuesday’s awkward hit from the Blazers’ Zane Franklin, who avoided discipline from the league. After leaving the game he underwent an X-Ray and CAT scan which both turned out negative, he is now listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury and is possible to return Friday. The Russian first round pick has seven goals and 24 assists for 31 points in 29 games this season.
Anderson-Dolan with Team Canada
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (wrist) and Gabe Vilardi (back) hit the ice for the first time at Team 🇨🇦 camp tonight. Neither of the LAK prospects participated in either of two team practices today but are working individually with coaches now. pic.twitter.com/8MVqFeszH3
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 12, 2018
Spokane’s Jaret Anderson-Dolan skated for the first time at Canadian selection camp on Tuesday in Victoria, not skating with the team. Anderson-Dolan underwent surgery for a broken bone in his wrist in November and has been out ever since. It will be interesting to see if he gets into game action for Team Canada as he would definitely be one of the team’s top players in the tournament. He has two goals in two games with Spokane this year.
Jones to Oil
The #Oilers have recalled Caleb Jones from the @Condors. The 21-year-old defenceman leads all Bakersfield blueliners in scoring this season with 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) in 21 @TheAHL games. pic.twitter.com/nxFLyuxbP1
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 12, 2018
Former Portland Winterhawks defenseman Caleb Jones has been recalled by the Edmonton Oilers from their AHL affiliate in Bakersfield. This is the 2015 fourth rounder’s first call to the big leagues earned with 12 points in 21 AHL games this season which leads defenseman on his team. The younger brother of Blue Jackets’ Seth Jones, accumulated 117 points in 135 games in his WHL career.
The Vancouver Giants reassigned ‘02 D Joel Sexsmith to the Delta Hockey Academy of the CSSHL. He has been on the Giants roster all season so far but has yet to appear in a game due to injury.
Three Stars of the Night
1st Star: Joachim Blichfield led Portland to a 7-2 victory over Victoria with two goals and two assists.
2nd Star: Spokane’s Bailey Brkin stopped 43 of 46 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over the first place Everett Silvertips.
3rd Star: Canadiens prospect Cole Fonstad has the overtime winner to edge the league best Raiders over the Oil Kings.
Swift Current’s Andrew Fyten had two goals in the Broncos’ 4-3 win over Regina….Lethbridge’s Dylan Cozens helped beat Kelowna 5-1 with two assists….Ryan Jevne scored a pair for Medicine Hat in the 4-2 win over Kamloops with this nice goal:
🎥 WHL Highlight of the Night 🎥
December 12, 2018
— The WHL (@TheWHL) December 13, 2018