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
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The 18-year old from Inuvik, NWT came to the Hurricanes in the Corbin Boes trade to the Portland Winterhawks prior to last year’s trade deadline. At the time of the trade, the 6’3, 200lb left winger had played 24 games with the Winterhawks where he was a minus-4 plus/minus rating to go along with his 54 penalty minutes.
Alldridge played 15 games with the Hurricanes, before a shoulder injury cut short the 2013-2014 season and he had yet to return to the lineup this season.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes thank Steven for all his contributions to the hockey team both on the ice and in the community. The hockey club wishes Steven all the best in his future endeavors.
Communications & PR Manager
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 26 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .981.
Whistle made 53 saves in two games for the WHL’s top ranked Rockets who improved their record to 12-1-0-0. Whistle earned his second shutout of the season last Wednesday night stopping all 22 shots he faced as third star of a 4-0 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans. He then earned first star honours on Saturday with 31 saves as part of a 6-1 win over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings.
Whistle, a 19-year-old from West Kelowna, BC, is playing in his fourth WHL season and third with the Rockets. So far this season he carries an 11-1-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.26 and save percentage of .916 with two shutouts.
Also considered for the award this week was Carolina Hurricanes prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers with a 2-1-0-0 record and a pair of shutout victories posting a goals-against-average of 1.34 and save percentage of .948. In the QMJHL, Marvin Cupper of the Shawinigan Cataractes won both of his starts with a goals-against-average of 1.92 and save percentage of .926.
2014-15 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Jackson Whistle (Kelowna Rockets)
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Philippe Cadorette (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Landon Bow (Swift Current Broncos)
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Charlie Graham (Belleville Bulls)
Manager, Media and Information Services
Canadian / Ontario Hockey League
Monday, October 27, 2014
Four games this week had the Pats busy as they played their second three-in-three weekend in a row. The Blue and White opened the week against the Portland Winterhawks and ran into some hot goaltenders in a 3-1 loss to the defending Western Conference champs. A trip to Swift Current saw a similar result for the Pats as the Broncos scored a pair of powerplay goals in the second period in a 3-1 win over Regina. The back-half of the home and home saw the teams battle to a draw after forty minutes, but Brett Lernout scored in the third to down the Pats 2-1 at the Brandt Centre. The Queen City Kids wrapped up the weekend with an offensive storm in an 8-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Braden Christoffer, Adam Brooks and Patrick D’Amico each scored twice in the win.
Friday, October 31st– Pats vs. Saskatoon (7:00 p.m.)
Calling all ghosts and ghouls for the Pats Halloween matchup with the Saskatoon Blades. Kids under 17 get into the game FREE if they’re wearing a costume with prizes for the best costumes on the night. Get more information on the Pats Spooktacular Halloween below. On the ice, it’s the first meeting of the season between the Pats and Blades after Regina won all eight contests last year.
The Pats host their second Saskatchewan Roughriders night at the Brandt Centre to kick off the month of November. The Blue and White go green with special edition jerseys that will be up for silent auction throughout the evening. Get the full details below. It’s the third matchup of the season between the Pats and Broncos with Swift Current taking both tightly contested games.
Pats rookie Sam Steel departs Wednesday to join Team Canada Black at the World U17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton. Steel is tied for 3rd in WHL rookie scoring with 12 points (3G, 9A) in 15 games played and is an impressive +10 in the plus/minus category.
Adam Brooks’ two goals against Lethbridge pushed the third year forward to a new career high in goals with five on the season in just 15 games. The Winnipeg product has ten points (5G, 5A) which is just two away from his career high of 12 points in 2012-13.
After some trick-or-treating, don’t take off your costume! Come down to the Brandt Centre and celebrate Halloween with the Pats. Kids under 17 get into the game FREE if they’re wearing a costume. Add to your candy stash with giveaways at the game and there will be prizes for the best costumes in the rink. To get your free ticket to the game, show off your costume at the Brandt Centre Box Office.
For the second year in a row, green is the colour as the Pats take on the Swift Current Broncos. The Queen City kids don newly designed special edition Riders themed jerseys. The Rider Drum Line will be at the game to get everyone pumped up before puck drop and select Roughriders players will be on hand for an autograph session during one of the intermissions. Lucky fans in attendance will receive green Pats/Riders glow sticks at the doors and game sponsor Mosaic will have a green screen set up to make your very own hockey card!
Monday, October 27th – Day Off – No Media Availability
*Broadcast on CKRM
Friday, October 31st – Pats Spooktacular Halloween vs. Saskatoon – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 1st – Saskatchewan Roughriders Night vs. Swift Current – 7:00 p.m.