CHL Game Night: 12/7

Friday night's highlights:

  • Fadden vs. Jung
  • A WHL first for Helenius
  • Future Bolt starring for Everett not named "Crowley"? (video)

BCHL
Cowichan Valley Capitals 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 7 PIM (charging, fighting)

Courtnall’s assist came after he forced a turnover in the offensive zone. Mickey Spencer fought Courtnall after Courtnall was called for charging in the third period. It was the 6-1, 180-pound Spencer’s second fight of the game and he was ejected. Courtnall is listed at 6-3, 185.

QMJHL
Quebec Remparts 4 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 1
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 shots on goal

Ward played his 80th QMJHL game. The stay-at-home defenseman has 0 goals and 13 assists in those 80 games.

WHL
Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 (SO)
G Torrie Jung, KEL: SOL, 26 saves on 28 shots
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Kelowna blew a 2-0 lead and Jung fell to 0-5 for his career in shootouts. He allowed 4 of 5 shooters to score against Lethbridge, including Fadden. Earlier this season Jung lost a shootout to the Moose Jaw Warriors by allowing 4 goals on 8 Warrior shooters. Overall Jung has allowed 16 goals on 28 shootout shots over his career, for a save percentage of .571. (per Regan Bartel, Kelowna Rockets radio)

Seattle Thunderbirds 4 @ Portland Winter Hawks 0
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, Shutout, 25 saves on 25 shots, *Second Star*

Helenius notched his first WHL shutout and is now unbeaten in regulation in 4 straight games. He has now evened his record at 7-7-5.

Tri-City Americans 3 @ Everett Silvertips 4
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Kyle Beach, who is expected to be a high pick in next summer’s draft, had 2 goals for Everett, including the game winner. The 6-3 center has 42 points (21 goals) in 31 games and is projected by mynhldraft.com to be chosen at No.9 by the Lightning in the next draft (based on today’s standings). Beach has a reputation for "lacrosse-style" goals (think the famous Univ. of Michigan play from behind the net). Actually, just watch:

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Beach was the player that took on Mihalik and lost in last year's playoffs. The youtubed fight was featured in a BP blog earlier this year.