F Bruno Mráz (Brandon, 2011-12) has been released by Metallurg Novokuznetsk (Russia, Vysshaya Liga) by mutual consent. The VHL regular season hasn’t started yet. Last season, with Zvolen (Slovakia, Extraliga), he had 17 goals and 19 assists in 44 games.
In Everett, F Ty Ronning scored the game’s last three goals as the Vancouver Giants beat the Tri-City Americans, 5-4, in OT. . . . The Giants (2-1-0) erased a 4-1 deficit with three goals in the last 12:12 of the third period. . . .D Bowen Byram got the comeback started at 7:48. . . . Ronning, who also had an assist, followed with PP goals at 14:49 and 18:45 to tie the score. He won it at 4:14 of OT. . . . F Nolan Yaremko had two goals for Tri-City (2-0-1), with F Sasha Mutala adding one. They both have five goals in the exhibition season. . . . Vancouver was 2-2 on the PP; Tri-City was 3-6. . . . G Ryan Kubic started for the Giants, giving up three goals on 16 shots in 32:41. Todd Scott finished up by stopping 14 of 15 shots in 25:09. . . . G Talyn Boyko turned aside 47 shots for Tri-City. . . .
In Everett, the Spokane Chiefs broke a 2-2 tie with three third-period goals and beat the Seattle Thunderbirds, 5-2. . . . The Thunderbirds, the WHL’s defending champions, went 0-3 in playing three games in Everett over the weekend. . . . D Aaron Hyman pulled Seattle into a 2-2 tie at 8:09 of the second period. . . . F Kailer Yamamoto gave the Chiefs (2-1-0) a 3-2 lead at 7:25 of the third period. . . . F Jaret Anderson-Dolan added insurance at 15:00 and D Matt Leduc got the empty-netter at 19:54. . . . Seattle was 1-9 on the PP; Spokane was 0-4. . . . Spokane G Dawson Weatherill stopped 34 shots, including a second-period penalty shot by F Nolan Volcan. . . . Seattle starter Matt Berlin blocked 13 of 15 shots in 32:10, with Cole Schwebius coming on to also stop 13 of 15, in 25:24. . . .
In Everett, the Silvertips built up a 5-2 lead and hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Portland Winterhawks. . . . F Connor Dewar had a goal and two assists for Everett (2-1-0), giving him six points, including three goals, in three exhibition games. . . . Portland (1-2-0) was 1-6 on the PP; Everett was 1-8. . . . Everett G Carter Hart went the distance, making 42 saves. It was the first game appearance for Hart in this camp, as he hadn’t even appeared in a scrimmage. . . . Portland got 24 saves from G Evan Fradette. . . .
In Prince Albert, the Saskatoon Blades scored twice in the third period to beat the Raiders, 4-3. . . . F D-Jay Jerome gave the Raiders a 3-2 lead with a shorthanded goal at 13:20 of the second period. . . . Saskatoon D Payton McIsaac tied the score with a shorthanded goal at 7:38 of the third period and F Michael Farren broke the tie at 18:11. . . . Prince Albert (0-1-0) was 0-2 on the PP; Saskatoon (2-1-0) was 0-4. . . . Saskatoon G Koen MacInnes stopped 24 of 26 shots in 52:31, with Nolan Maier stopping three of four in 7:29. . . . Ian Scott went the distance for the Raiders, with 24 saves.
There is a housing shortage in Canmore, Alta., and it may be impacting the AJHL’s Eagles’ ability to find billets for all of their players. . . . Andrew Milne, the Eagles’ general manager and head coach, told Ryan Rumbolt of CBC News: “We’re faced with a lack of billets and it’s not something that we can have a ‘Plan B’ for. The players are coming from all over North America . . . to play for our hockey club and they don’t have a house. If we don’t have anywhere to house them, we don’t have a hockey team.” . . . The complete story is right here.
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The SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos announced Sunday that they have signed general manager and head coach Darcy Haugan to an extension “that will lead him into the 2020 season.” . . . Haugan, who is from Peace River, Alta., is into his third season as the Broncos’ head coach.
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