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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Raiders claim Messier

Prince Albert, SK— The Raiders have claimed forward Marcus Messier from free agency. The 20-year old has played in the WHL since 2010 with Tri-City and Spokane. Messier has 26 career goals and 41 career assists in 229 regular season games played.  

Last season split between Tri-City and Spokane, Messier had 31 points (10G, 21A). He will report to the team this weekend.

Courtesy Raiders PR

Regina Pats Funding the Fight for Ten Years

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce the details of Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday, October 25th as the Pats face the Swift Current Broncos in a 7 p.m. puck drop.  The Regina Pats are proud to have been ‘Funding the Fight’ for ten years.
As in past seasons, the Brandt Centre will have a new look as the ice and glass stanchions turn pink for Saturday’s game thanks to the efforts of Imagination Ink.
Fans can help the Pats fund the fight just by attending Saturday’s game as $2 from every walk-up ticket sold will be donated to local Canadian Cancer Society peer support groups. 
Special pink memorabilia is available for fans hoping to further support the cause and add to the pink in the rink.  10th anniversary shirts and hats along with pink branded toques will be on sale at the Neutral Zone Store and Kiosk.  As a throwback to the Pats’ first Breast Cancer Awareness Night, limited edition pink sticks signed by the Pats will be up for silent auction on the concourse throughout the night.
“I’m proud to have worked on this event for ten seasons with numerous partners to fund the fight against this terrible disease,” said Regina Pats VP of Business Operations Cliff Mapes.  “The last decade we’ve brought everything from pink jerseys, sticks, hats, shirts, mitts and ice to our fans.  It’s great to bring it full circle this year and be able to offer a high quality pink stick to our fans.  I also have to thank Pats fans for their generosity over the years as our success in fundraising is only possible with their support.”
When they take to the ice, the Pats will sport special 10th anniversary crests on their jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness when they skate against the Broncos.

Tickets for Breast Cancer Awareness Night are available at Ticketmaster.ca, the Brandt Centre Box Office or Safeway locations throughout Regina.  For more information on discounted tickets for groups of ten or more, call Kellin Enslev at 306-337-1538.
Daniel Fink 
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Pats Re-Assign Zimmer

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced today the team has reassigned forward Rylee Zimmer (’97) to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the MJHL.
Zimmer had one goal in four games played this season and suited up for 44 games in 2013-14.
The Pats thank Rylee for his contributions to the organization and wish him the best going forward.
The move brings the Pats roster to 23 players including 14 forwards, 6 defencemen and 3 goaltenders.

The Pats are in action Friday against Swift Current.  Catch the game on 620 CKRM starting at 6:35 p.m.  The Blue and White return home Saturday versus the Broncos for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
Daniel Fink
Director Media and Communications
Regina Pats Hockey Club

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nejezchleb re-assigned to Brandon

Prince George, B.C. -- The Brandon Wheat Kings have learned that 20-year old right-winger Richard Nejezchleb has been reassigned to the Western Hockey League club.

A fifth round draft choice of the National Hockey League's New York Rangers last June, Nejezchleb had been skating with the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolk Pack on a professional tryout agreement.

The 6'3" 208 lb. Nejezchleb led the Wheat Kings in goals with 32 during the 2013-14 season and finished the year with 57 points in 66 games.

Since joining the Wheat Kings in 2012, the Praha, Czech Republic native has scored 43 goals and 81 points in 101 regular season games.

Brandon's first and only selection in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, Nejezchleb joins a Brandon club that now has three imports on its active roster, joining defenceman Ivan Provorov of Russia and Latvian left-winger Rihards Bukarts.

While Bukharts is currently tied for fourth in league scoring with five goals and 17 points, Provorov has five goals and 12 points in eleven games. Bukharts and Provorov were Brandon's first round CHL Import picks in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

CHL clubs are permitted to have only two imports, which means the Wheat Kings will now have fourteen days on which to make a move to get down to the league limit.


Courtesy Wheat Kings PR

4 WHL Clubs in CHL Top 10

 TOP 10 – WEEK 5

Kelowna Rockets, Medicine Hat Tigers, Brandon Wheat Kings, Everett Silvertips; Edmonton Oil Kings honourable mention.

 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the fifth 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 5

 

Rank:

Team:

Last Week Rank:

Number of Weeks Ranked:

1

Kelowna Rockets (10-1-0-0)

1

5

2

Erie Otters (8-0-0-1)

4

4

3

Rimouski Oceanic (11-4-0-1)

3

5

4

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (8-2-0-0)

2

5

5

Medicine Hat Tigers (9-1-1-0)

5

3

6

Brandon Wheat Kings (8-2-1-0)

6

5

7

Oshawa Generals (9-1-1-0)

-

2

8

Saint John Sea Dogs (8-3-0-2)

9

2

9

Sherbrooke Phoenix (10-4-0-0)

-

2

10

Everett Silvertips (6-0-2-1)

10

4

Honourable Mention:

Belleville Bulls (8-2-0-0)

8

1

Baie-Comeau Drakkar (9-4-0-1)

-

0

Edmonton Oil Kings (7-3-0-1)

-

1

 

Canadian Hockey League

Paul Krotz

Manager, Media and Information Services

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Royals acquire Sittler from Kootenay

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired goaltender Jayden Sittler (1996) from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for a sixth round draft pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. 

Sittler joins the Royals after starting the 2014-15 season with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). The 6-0, 184 lb netminder has played in four games for the Oil Barons, posting a 2-2-0 record with a goals against average (GAA) of 3.04 and a 0.903 save percentage (SV%).

The native of Red Deer, AB played in one game for the Ice last season, making 17 saves for the victory.

Sittler spent the past two seasons with Red Deer Optimist Chiefs of the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League (AMHL). During the 2013-14 season, Sittler registered a mark of 12-4-2 with a 2.03 GAA and a SV% of 0.913. In 2013 he was part of the Chiefs team that captured the Telus Cup.

Adam McKinnon
Manager of Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator
Victoria Royals Hockey Club