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Brandon goalie Tyler Plantecontinues to make news on an almost nightly basis. Named this week as the ADT CHL Goalie of the Week Award, Plante established a new Wheat King record Friday night when his team ran its winning streak to three games with a 1-0 victory against Spokane.

In that game, Plante, 19, turned aside 30 shots to record his franchise record ninth career shutout, breaking the previous record of eight that he shared with Jamie Hodson and current Washington Capitals' head coach Glen Hanlon. Plante also shared a shutout earlier this year, but does not get credit for it in the official stats.

He earned his 10th shutout Sunday night, blanking Kootenay, 3-0, with a 24-save performance that snapped the Ice’s franchise-record 12-game winning streak. In that game, Plante moved past Robert McVicar and into third place on the club's all- time list for games and minutes played.

This year, Plante is 20-12-2-5 for Brandon in 40 appearances.

A second-round pick of Florida back in 2005, Plante is 12th in the WHL with a 2.64 goals-against average. His .914 save percentage ranks fifth among WHL goalies.

Finally, Plante has a chance at one more Brandon record by the time he finished this season. Presently, through 148 games, Plante has a GAA of 2.88. The Wheat Kings' all time record is 2.86 and is currently held by McVicar.

Prince Albert recently announced the appointment of Bob MacDonald as team governor. MacDonald replaces Martel Popescul, who stepped down from the position last month to take an appointment to the Court of Queens Bench for Saskatchewan.

Last week, the Calgary Flames signed Everett goalie Leland Irving to an entry-level contract. Leland was Calgary’s first choice, 26th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.

Chilliwack forward Oscar Moller, ranked No. 35 among North American skaters in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings for the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, had one goal and one assist as his Team White lost 5-3 to Team Red in the 2007 NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game. Moller was named Team White MVP.

Everett’s Dan Gendur and Zach Hamill each scored seven points in a 9-0 win against Portland to set a new franchise record for points in a game, surpassing the mark of six held by Alex Leavitt. Each player had three goals in the contest, marking the first time in Everett history that two Silvertips netted hat tricks in the same game.

Everett also recently named defenseman Jason Fransoo as the team’s new captain.

With three wins this weekend, Medicine Hat has run its win streak to nine games.

Seattle is just 3-3-0-2 in eight games since captain and leading scorer Aaron Gagnon was knocked out of the lineup with a severe shoulder separation.
 
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