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)
Cowichan Valley Capitals 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 7 PIM (charging, fighting)
Courtnallâ€™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 Spencerâ€™s second fight of the game and he was ejected. Courtnall is listed at 6-3, 185.
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.
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 summerâ€™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 todayâ€™s standings). Beach has a reputation for "lacrosse-style" goals (think the famous Univ. of Michigan play from behind the net). Actually, just watch:
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.