— Jake Sullivan (@CptSullz) September 8, 2017
In Kennewick, Wash., F Brad Ginnell scored twice to help the Portland Winterhawks to an 8-3 victory over the Kootenay Ice. . . . D John Ludvig had three assists for Portland (3-2-0), which iced a young team with 11 players having left for pro camps. . . . The Ice (0-2-0) has given up 15 goals in its first two exhibition games. . . . Portland was 0-3 on the PP; Kootenay was 0-6. . . . The Winterhawks got 38 saves from G Evan Fradette, while G Jesse Makaj turned aside 21 shots for the Ice. . . .
In Kennewick, Wash., F Matthew Wedman, playing in his first game of the exhibition season, scored three times and added the shootout winner as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Spokane Chiefs, 7-6. . . . Wedman’s third goal, at 5:14 of the third period, gave his guys a 6-4 lead. . . . F Rykr Cole got the Chiefs to within a goal, on a PP, at 7:42, and F Milos Fafrak tied it at 18:08. . . . The Chiefs got three goals from F Taylor Ross. . . . Seattle (1-3-0) was 3-4 on the PP; Spokane (2-1-2) was 3-8. . . . The Thunderbirds got 32 stops from G Matt Berlin, while G Donovan Buskey stopped 24 for Spokane. . . . F Zack Andrusiak and Wedman scored shootout goals for the winners, while Berlin stopped both Seattle attempts. . . .
At the end of the period, Maxwell James gets another 10 minute misconduct and both coaches are ejected.
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) September 9, 2017
In Kennewick, Wash., the Red Deer Rebels scored the game’s last two goals and beat the Tri-City Americans, 3-2, in a penalty-riddled game. . . . F Kaden Kohle gave the Americans (3-1-1) a 2-2 lead at 7:56 of the second period. . . . Red Deer tied it when F Austin Pratt scored, on a PP, at 9:54 of the second. . . . F Austin Schellenberg’s goal at 4:25 of the third period won it. . . . Red Deer (3-0-0) was 1-5 on the PP; Tri-City was 0-8. . . . The Americans had scored 29 goals in their first four exhibition games. . . . G Riley Lamb stopped 22 shots for Red Deer, while Patrick Dea turned aside 25 for Tri-City. . . . The Americans took 86 of at least 162 penalty minutes. . . . This may have been the first ch-ch-ching game of the season as neither head coach — Brent Sutter of the Rebels and Mike Williamson of the Americans — was around at the end. . . .
In Brandon, the Wheat Kings scored three PP goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the Regina Pats. . . . The same teams will meet again Saturday night in Regina. . . . D Kade Jensen had a goal and two assists for Brandon (1-0-0). . . . The Pats (1-2-0) got a goal and an assist from F Jeff de Wit. . . . Brandon was 3-5 on the PP; Regina was 2-7. . . . G Ethan Kruger stopped 30 shots for the Wheat Kings. . . . The Pats opened with Tyler Brown, who stopped seven of 10 shots in 31:42, and closed with Kurtis Chapman, who allowed one goal on 21 shots. . . . Before the game, the Wheat Kings signed F Lynden McCallum, 17, an undrafted list player who is from Brandon. He played the past two seasons with the midget AAA Wheat Kings. Last season, he had 27 goals and 33 assists in 44 games. . . .
In Lethbridge, F Tanner Nagel scored twice and added an assist to lead the Hurricanes to a 6-3 victory over the Swift Current Broncos. . . . The Hurricanes scored the game’s first two goals and took a 4-1 lead into the third period. . . . Swift Current (1-3-0) was 2-7 on the PP; Lethbridge (1-2-0) was 0-2. . . . The Hurricanes got 21 saves from G Adam Swan. . . . Broncos G Taz Burman stopped 33 shots. . . . They’ll play again Sunday in Swift Current. . . .
— Jeff D'Andrea (@Jeff_paNOW) September 9, 2017
In Prince Albert, F Sean Montgomery scored two third-period goals as the Raiders beat the Saskatoon Blades, 3-2. . . . Montgomery broke a 1-1 tie at 10:25 of the third period and added another goal five minutes later. . . . F Josh Paterson got the Blades to within a goal, on a PP, at 19:05. . . . Saskatoon (2-2-0) was 2-6 on the PP; Prince Albert (1-1-0) was 0-2. . . . G Curtis Meger stopped 20 shots for the Raiders. . . . Saskatoon starter Nolan Maier gave up one goal on 18 shots in 30:04. Joel Grzybowski came off the bench to stop nine of 11 shots in 28:56. . . . The Raiders and Blades will play Saturday night in Warman, Sask. . . .
In Langley, B.C., the Vancouver Giants scored the game’s first seven goals en route to a 7-3 victory over the Prince George Cougars. . . . The Giants got three goals and an assist from F James Malm. . . . Prince George (2-1-0) was 3-3 on the PP; Vancouver (3-1-0) was 2-4. . . . The Giants started G David Tendeck, who blocked all 12 shots he faced in 29:56. Trent Miner finished up with 12 saves on 15 shots. . . . The Cougars opened with Isaiah DiLaura, who allowed five goals on 31 shots in 29:56. Brock Hamm came on to stop 12 of 14 shots. . . . Prince George scores its three PP goals in a span of 9:42 in the third period. . . .
In Kelowna, D James Hilsendager slapped home the game-winner on a PP with 30.8 seconds left in the third period as the Rockets beat the Kamloops Blazers, 1-0. . . . Kelowna (2-0-1) was 1-4 on the PP; Kamloops (1-2-0) was 0-4. . . . G Cody Porter started for Kelowna and stopped 21 shots in 32:34. James Porter finished up with 11 saves. No, they aren’t related. . . . G Max Palaga turned aside 19 shots for the Blazers. . . . The teams will meet again tonight at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Kamloops’ North Shore. . . . Earlier Friday, the Blazers announced that they have signed G Rayce Ramsay, 16, to a WHL contract. From Saskatoon, Ramsay was placed on the Blazers’ protected list in November. Last season, with the midget AAA Saskatoon Contacts, he was 12-10-0, 2.65, .923. He is expected to return to the Contacts for a second season. . . .
In Calgary, F Tristen Nielsen’s second goal of the game broke a 2-2 tie at 16:38 of the third period, giving the Hitmen a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. . . . D Ty Gerla had two assists for Edmonton. . . . Edmonton (0-3-0) was 0-6 on the PP; Calgary (1-2-0) was 0-4. . . . G Connor Dochuk blocked 27 shots for the winners. . . . Edmonton got 16 saves on 18 shots from starter Liam Hughes, who went 29:59. Josh Dechaine allowed one goal on seven shots as he finished up. . . . The same teams will meet Sunday in Edmonton.
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The Estevan Mercury reported Friday that former WHLer Karry Biette “has pleaded guilty to a pair of charges that stem from a fatal single-vehicle collision in south Estevan in October 2015.” . . . Biette was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty in Provincial Court to dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. . . . Charges of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing death were stayed. . . . Biette will serve his sentence at a penitentiary in Prince Albert. . . . Biette, 44, is from Estevan. He played four seasons (1990-94) with the Pats and was the team captain in 1993-94, when he had 40 goals and 61 assists in 71 games. In 259 career regular-season games, he had 101 goals and 158 assists.
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