Friday, October 31, 2014
The Pats got pairs of goals from Braden Christoffer, Patrick D’Amico and Adam Brooks as the Blue and White broke out of their scoring slump in a big way. Morgan Klimchuk and Austin Wagner added singles in the victory while Lenny Hackman scored the lone Hurricanes goal. Daniel Wapple turned aside 35 shots for his fourth win of the year.
Rookie forward Sam Steel won’t be with the Pats the next three games as he joins Team Canada Black at the World U17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton. The Sherwood Park, AB native leaves the Pats while on a three game point streak and tied for second in team scoring.
vs. Swift Current – Saturday, November 1st, 7:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM)vs. Calgary – Friday, November 7th, 7:00 p.m.– Brandt Centre (CKRM)
at Prince Albert – Wednesday, November 12th, 7:00 p.m. – Art Hauser Centre (CKRM)
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Rathjen (6’1”, 187 pounds) has played 74 career games in the WHL with the Victoria Royals and Vancouver Giants. His career record is 20-30-7-1 with a 3.81 goals-against-average and a save percentage of .873. Last season with the Giants,Rathjen posted a record of 13-8-4-1 with a 2.98 goals-against-average, an .898 save percentage and one shutout.
Prior to this season, Rathjen (a former Cariboo Cougar and Prince George minor hockey product) was traded by the Vancouver Giants to the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a conditional fifth round selection in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. He dressed in two preseason games for the Tigers but has not yet played in the regular season in 2014-15.
Rathen is en route to Prince George from Medicine Hat and will join the team for this weekend’s home double-header with the Kamloops Blazers.
In order to make room for Rathjen on the Prince George Cougars 25-man roster, the Cougars have placed 20-year-old defenceman Wil Tomchuk (Fort McMurray, AB) on waivers. In the meantime, Tomchuk has been reassigned to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Prince George Cougars wish to thank Wil for his dedication and commitment to the Prince George Cougars, and wish him all of the best in his future endeavors both on and off the ice.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
"The Howe family would like to thank friends, family and fans for your overwhelming well-wishes, prayers and support for Gordie. He suffered a significant stroke on Sunday morningwhile at his daughter's home in Lubbock, Texas. His condition remains guarded although he is showing some signs of improvement. We acknowledge that there is a long road to recovery ahead, but Dad's spirits are good and his competitive attitude remains strong.
Anyone wanting to send cards or letters of support to Gordie, please send to:
c/o Texas Trailer Corral
12207 HWY 87
Lubbock, TX 79423"
Director of Media Relations/Play-By-Play Broadcaster
Vancouver Giants Hockey Club
Kelowna Rockets, Medicine Hat Tigers, Brandon Wheat Kings, Everett Silvertips; Edmonton Oil Kings honourable mention.
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the sixth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2014-15 regular season. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts
BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 6
Last Week Rank:
Number of Weeks Ranked:
Kelowna Rockets (12-1-0-0)
Erie Otters (11-0-0-1)
Rimouski Oceanic (13-4-0-1)
Medicine Hat Tigers (11-2-1-0)
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (10-3-0-0)
Brandon Wheat Kings (11-3-1-0)
Saint John Sea Dogs (9-3-0-3)
Oshawa Generals (11-2-1-0)
Sherbrooke Phoenix (12-5-0-0)
Everett Silvertips (8-1-2-1)
Belleville Bulls (9-3-0-0)
Baie-Comeau Drakkar (11-5-0-1)
Edmonton Oil Kings (9-3-0-1)
Canadian Hockey League
Manager, Media and Information Services