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Rockets edge Blazers 5-4 in OT

Myles McRae scored the winner with 29 seconds left in overtime as the Rockets edged the Blazers 5-4 last night at Interior Savings Centre.

Despite outshooting the Rockets 39-18, having an 11-3 advantage in powerplays, and generally outplaying their rivals...defensive miscues gave Kelowna some quality scoring chances...which led to their goals.

Ray Macias, CJ Stretch, Brady Mason, and Brock Nixon scored for the home side as they went 1-for-11 with the extra man...and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.

The Blazers also failed to score the first goal in a game for the 5th time in 5 games to start the season.

Dalyn Flette was valiant in the loss while Kris Westblom was very effective while facing Kamloops pressure throughout the night.

The Blazers are now off until Saturday when they host Chilliwack.
 

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Moore finally makes move

By greg meachem

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Better late than never.

That was Dustin Moore’s take on his decision to join the Red Deer Rebels on Monday, two years after attending the Western Hockey League team’s training camp.

Moore, 20, was invited to the Rebels’ camp in 2004 after graduating from the Red Deer midget AAA squad. However, he opted to strive for a U.S. college scholarship and was in his third season with the Olds Grizzlys of the AJHL when he finally succumbed to a longtime fantasy.

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Winter Hawks deal Butler for 17-year-old goalie

The Portland Winter Hawks on Tuesday traded backup goaltender Dustin Butler to the Kamloops Blazers in exchange for goaltender Kurt Kramer and a fifth-round choice in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft.

Butler, 19, played 89 games for the Winter Hawks over the last three seasons. He had a 3.00 goals-against average and an .896 save percentage.

"It was obvious that we had two goaltenders here in Portland that wanted to be number one," general manager Ken Hodge said in a statement. "We have made our decision regarding our number one goalie and that goalie is Kurtis Mucha."

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Bruins losing streak reaches four

Giants 7, Bruins 1

Garet Hunt might have a soft spot in his heart for Chilliwack, but he sure has a funny way of showing it.

Hunt, a former Chilliwack Chief, was at his abrasive best as his current club, the Vancouver Giants, laid a beating on the expansion Bruins on Friday night. Hunt opened the scoring at 2:40, punching a rebound past Chilliwack goalie Andrew Pinsent. Two fights, one assist and several devastating body checks later, Hunt was named the game’s first star as the Giants skated to a 7-1 victory at Pacific Coliseum.

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Giants take top spot in rankings

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the second CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for the 2006-07 season. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top 10 - Week Number 2 Rank Team Last Week Weeks in Rankings
1 Vancouver Giants (5-0-0-0) 8 2
2 Everett Silvertips (4-0-0-0) 4 2
3 Baie Comeau Drakkar (6-1-0-0) 10 2
4 Gatineau Olympiques (5-1-0-1) - 1
5 London Knights (3-0-0-0) 6 2
6 Guelph Storm (4-0-0-1) 5 2
7 Moncton Wildcats (5-3-0-0) 1 2
8 Mississauga IceDogs (3-0-0-0) 9 2
9 Red Deer Rebels (3-2-1-0) - 1
10 Shawinigan Cataractes (5-1-0-1) 7 2
 

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Crowded crease clears up

The Calgary Hitmen decided on their goaltending duo yesterday when the club released 19-year-old Brant Miller.

GM/head coach Kelly Kisio said he is comfortable moving forward with Dan Spence as the No. 1 man with rookie Marty Jones serving as the backup.

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Mueller back in the fold

It's rare for any teenager to play in the National Hockey League, but there was still a huge sigh of relief in the offices of the Everett Silvertips earlier this week.

The reason was that Peter Mueller was returned to the Silvertips from the training camp of the Phoenix Coyotes after Mueller played in an NHL exhibition game on Saturday.

Mueller is only 18, but he's also hugely gifted, physically mature at 6-foot-2, 201 pounds, and destined to be a star in the NHL. That's why the Coyotes took him in the first round with the eighth overall pick in last June's draft.

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Broncos Head to B.C.

The Broncos are getting a breath of fresh, British Columbia air.



The team is starting off their west-coast swing tonight, as they take on the Kelowna Rockets.

Tonight's game is the first out of five that the Broncos will play.

The Broncos have not won in British Columbia since 1999.

You can catch the game on the Eagle 94.1. The pre-game show goes at 7:30pm, and play-by-play with Jon Keen goes at 8:00pm.
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Do the crime, serve the time

While Western Hockey League players and coaches struggle with the new zero-tolerance standard of penalty enforcement, those in charge of implementing the change say they are actually finding life a bit easier.

The biggest difference between officiating in the WHL from last season?

“There’s no thinking about it anymore,” third-year WHL referee Adam Byblow said before Sunday’s game at the Art Hauser Centre between the Prince Albert Raiders and the Medicine Hat Tigers.

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Tuesday's WHL Roundup

Myles MacRae scored his first goal of the season at 4:31 of overtime to give the Kelowna Rockets a 5-4 WHL victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday night.

Chris Ray, Kaspars Saulietis, Colin Joe and Craig Cuthbert also scored for the Rockets (1-4-0-0). C.J. Stretch, Ray Macias, Brock Nixon and Brady Mason replied for Kamloops (1-2-1-1). In other WHL games Tuesday, it was: Medicine Hat 5, Saskatoon 3; and Red Deer 3, Medicine Hat 2.

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Kelowna edges Kamloops

Myles MacRae scored his first goal of the season at 4:31 of overtime to give the Kelowna Rockets a 5-4 WHL victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday night.

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Coach hopes Drazenovic can return

While it’s certain the Devin Setoguchi airlift won’t take place in time for tonight’s Prince George Cougars game against the Vancouver Giants, Nick Drazenovic could boost an inconsistent offence.

Count head coach Mike Vandekamp as the happiest man in town to see No. 10, unable to play since breaking a rib while at the St. Louis Blues rookie camp, showing game-ready form.

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Cougars set to add Setoguchi?

The Prince George Cougars are about to announce a major trade, sources have told The Citizen.

The expected acquisition of right-winger Devin Setoguchi, regarded as one of the top three offensive forwards in the Western Hockey League, would mark the first time in the club’s history that the Cougars have made what would be termed a “go for it this year” deal.

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Rebels stop Hurricanes

Ted Vandermeer's shootout goal lifted the Red Deer Rebels to a 3-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Vandermeer, the seventh Red Deer shooter, beat Hurricanes netminder Justin Leclerc with a backhand deke, giving the Rebels (4-2-1-0) sole possession of first place in the Central Division. Kirill Starkov and Luke Egener scored for Red Deer in regulation time. Kris Hogg notched a pair of power-play goals for Lethbridge (3-1-1-1).

James Reimer stopped 31 shots for the Rebels, while Leclerc made 27 saves.
 

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Tigers pounces on Blades

The Medicine Hat Tigers shelled former goaltender Blaine Neufeld for three early goals on the way to a 5-3 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday in the Western Hockey League.

Jakub Rempel had the game winner for the Tigers (4-1-0-0), who have won four straight games. Trevor Glass and Chris Stevens scored with the man advantage and Brennan Bosch also had a first-period goal as the Tigers led 3-0 less than 14 minutes into the game.

Rastislav Konecny and Ryan Menei - both with power-play goals - brought the Blades (2-2-0-0) back to within one goal early in the second, but Rempel put the game away eight minutes into the period, picking a rebound out of mid-air at the edge of Neufeld's crease.

Kevin Undershute added an insurance goal in the third period for Medicine Hat.

Bohdan Visnak had the other goal for the Blades (2-2-0-0).

Matt Keetley earned the win with a 23-save performance for the Tigers. Neufeld, who spent the previous three seasons in Medicine Hat, stopped 31 shots in defeat.

Both teams went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
 

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The Sniper

He's the man with the golden touch.

The crux of the Chris Pronger trade.

The prodigal son returned.

Joffrey Lupul grew up cheering for the Edmonton Oilers. This season he's one of them.

"It's exciting," said Lupul. "My first reaction when I was traded was shock in the off-season. But then as it went on, I began to get excited.

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Giants Ranked #1 In CHL

The Vancouver Giants have been ranked #1 overall in the Canadian Hockey League' s Weekly Top 10 Rankings.

Last week the Giants, who are 5-0-0-0 to start the WHL season, were ranked 8th overall last week. The Giants play two games this week in Prince George against the Cougars. Their first game is tonight at 7:00pm.

The weekly rankings of the CHL Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts:

Here are the CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for Week Number 2

Rank, Team, Last Week, Weeks in Rankings
1 Vancouver Giants (5-0-0-0) 8 2
2 Everett Silvertips (4-0-0-0) 4 2
3 Baie Comeau Drakkar (6-1-0-0) 10 2
4 Gatineau Olympiques (5-1-0-1) - 1
5 London Knights (3-0-0-0) 6 2
6 Guelph Storm (4-0-0-1) 5 2
7 Moncton Wildcats (5-3-0-0) 1 2
8 Mississauga IceDogs (3-0-0-0) 9 2
9 Red Deer Rebels (3-2-1-0) - 1
10 Shawinigan Cataractes (5-1-0-1) 7 2
 

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Cougars Welcome Devin Setoguchi

PRINCE GEORGE, BC- The Prince George Cougars have announced the acquisition of 19 year old RW Devin Setoguchi of the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for Stefan Elliot and a 1st round Bantam selection in 2008. Elliot was the Cougars 12th overall selection in 2006 WHL Bantam Draft.

Setoguchi, a 6'0, 195lbs. product of Taber, AB, was the San Jose Sharks 8th overall selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Setoguchi, who registered 36 goals, 47 assists, 83 points, and +17 rating in 65 games last season with the Blades, was the WHL's player of the month in November 2005 and was a member of Team WHL at the 2005 Canada/Russia Challenge.

"Acquiring Devin Setoguchi at this early juncture in the season makes this a very exciting day for our franchise. Devin will fit in extremely well with the talent and depth on our forward lines", states Cougars GM Dallas Thompson. "He will be heavily counted on to help our team achieve our goals", finishes Thompson.

Setoguchi is expected to be in the Cougars line-up when they face off with the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday, October 10 at the CN Centre.
 

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Rebels beat ’Canes in shootout

Ted Vandermeer, the seventh shooter in a prolonged Western Hockey League shootout, beat Justin Leclerc for the winning goal as the Red Deer Rebels earned a 3-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Tuesday night in Red Deer.
Kris Hogg, who had both Lethbridge goals, opened the shootout with yet another tally on Rebels netminder James Reimer but the Hurricanes next six shooters failed to hit the mark. Red Deer rookie import Martin Hanzal scored on the Rebels’ second shot and the goalies then pitched a shutout until Vandermeer’s backhand deke ended the game.

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Spokane and Seattle at the E.E.C. this Weekend

The Everett Silvertips have started off right with a 4-0 record to begin the 2006-2007 season. This weekend will be a big test for the hockey club as they will begin US Division play at the Everett Events Center. On Friday, October 6, the Silvertips will battle the Spokane Chiefs at 7:35 pm. On Saturday, October 7, Everett will face off against their I-5 rival, Seattle Thunderbirds at the E.E.C. with the game time starting at 7:05 p.m. Last season the Silvertips won the US Division regular season title and produced a record of 25-13-1-3 against US Division foes.

EVERETT SILVERTIPS LEADING SCORERS

Silvertips forward Zach Hamill (2 goals, 6 assists) leads the hockey club in scoring with 8 points and leads the team in assists with 6. Defensemen Jason Fransoo (1 goal, 5 assists) is 2nd on the team in scoring with 6 points. Hamill along with Kyle Beach, Jesse Smyke and Lukas Vartovnik are 1st on the team in goals scored with 2. In goal, Leland Irving is currently 4-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a 94.6% SP with 1 shutout.

SILVERTPS AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS

Silvertips forward Zach Hamill (2 goals, 6 assists) is currently tied for 4th in the WHL in scoring with 8 points. The Port Coquitlam, BC native is also tied for 4th in the WHL in assists with 6. In goal, Silvertips netminder Leland Irving is currently is 1st in Wins (4), tied for 2nd in GAA (1.00), 4th in SP (94.6%) and tied for 1st in Shutouts (1).

EVERETT SILVERTIPS SPECIAL TEAMS

The Silvertips are 14th in the WHL on the power play (6 for 44, 13.6%) and ranked 2nd in the WHL on the penalty kill (35 for 37, 94.6%).

VERSUS THE SPOKANE CHIEFS

The Silvertips will battle the Chiefs eight times during the 2006-2007 campaign. Last season the Silvertips went 6-2 against the Chiefs. At the Everett Events Center, the Silvertips posted a 4-1 record against the Chiefs. Overall in franchise history, the Silvertips are 18-8-1 (tie) all time against the Spokane Chiefs. At the Everett Events Center, the Silvertips have posted a 10-4 all time record against the Chiefs. Future Meetings: October 6: @ Everett, October 13: @ Spokane, October 25: @ Everett, December 13: @ Spokane, January 5: @ Spokane, February 9: @ Everett, March 3: @ Everett, March 6: @ Spokane.

VERSUS THE SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS

The Silvertips and the Thunderbirds will hook up ten times during the 2006-2007 season. Last season Everett lost the season series against Seattle with a 4-6-1 (SOL) record. At the Everett Events Center, the Silvertips posted a 3-1-1 (SOL) record against the T-Birds. Currently the Silvertips are 13-14-1 (SOL)-4 (Ties) all time against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Everett is also 11-3-1 (SOL)-1 (Tie) all time against the Thunderbirds at the Everett Events Center. Future Meetings: October 7: @ Everett, November 18: @ Seattle, November 24: @ Everett, December 9: @ Everett, December 17: @ Seattle, December 27: @ Seattle, December 30: @ Everett, January 27: @ Seattle, February 10: @ Everett, February 24: @ Seattle.

MUELLER BACK WITH EVERETT

The Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) has reassigned forward Peter Mueller back to the Everett Silvertips. Mueller, the Coyotes 1st round selection (8th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft played in a handful of pre-season games with the Coyotes and is expected to be back on the ice with the Silvertips on Friday, October 6 against the Spokane Chiefs at the Everett Events Center. The 2005-2006 WHL Rookie of the Year finished tied for 2nd in the WHL in Rookie scoring with 58 points. The Bloomington, Minnesota native ended his first season in the WHL with 26 goals and 32 assists in 52 games which ranked him 4th on the Silvertips in scoring. Mueller also finished 2nd on the Silvertips in goals scored (26) and tied for 4th on the hockey club in assists (32). During the 2006 WHL Playoffs, Mueller ended the playoffs tied for 2nd on the hockey club in scoring with 13 points in 15 post season games. He also led the team in playoff goals (7) and tied for 4th on the club in playoff assists (6). Twice he was named Greyhound WHL Player of the Week (weeks of October 17-23 and April 3-9). He played for Team USA at the 2006 World Junior Championships and played in the Home Hardware 2006 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

SILVERTIPS RANKED 2ND IN CHL POLL

The Canadian Hockey League announced the second CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for the 2006-07 season. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top 10 - Week Number 2

Rank, Team, Last Week, Weeks in Rankings 1 Vancouver Giants (5-0-0-0) 8 2 2 Everett Silvertips (4-0-0-0) 4 2 3 Baie Comeau Drakkar (6-1-0-0) 10 2 4 Gatineau Olympiques (5-1-0-1) - 1 5 London Knights (3-0-0-0) 6 2 6 Guelph Storm (4-0-0-1) 5 2 7 Moncton Wildcats (5-3-0-0) 1 2 8 Mississauga IceDogs (3-0-0-0) 9 2 9 Red Deer Rebels (3-2-1-0) - 1 10 Shawinigan Cataractes (5-1-0-1) 7 2

LISTEN TO SILVERTIPS HOCKEY ON NORTH SOUND 1380 ESPN RADIO

All 72 Everett Silvertips games can be heard on the flagship station for Silvertips hockey on North Sound 1380 AM ESPN Radio. Keith Gerhart will begin his 4th season behind the microphone as the voice of the Silvertips. New color analyst Al Kinisky will join Gerhart for all Silvertips home games and selected road games. Fans can also listen to Silvertips hockey via the internet on everettsilvertips.com and listen inside the Everett Events Center on 107.3 FM. The Silvertips will also broadcast the post game show live from the Ice Box inside the Everett Events Center after all Friday, Saturday and Sunday home games. The Ice Box will be open after all Silvertips home games.

WATCH EVERETT SILVERTIPS RINKSIDE ON EVERETT CHANNEL 21

Catch an all new season of Everett Silvertips Rinkside on Everett Channel 21 all season long. The show will air daily at 4:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The show will also air during the evening at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. every night on Channel 21.

DID YOU KNOW?

Currently Silvertips forward Zach Hamill is leading the hockey club in scoring with 2 goals and 6 assists. Did you know since Hamill's first full WHL season in 2004-2005, the Silvertips are 45-16-1 (SOL)-3 Ties when Hamill records a goal or an assist in a hockey game. Hamill is ranked 3rd on the Silvertips all-time scoring list with 31 goals and 71 assists for 102 points. The Port Coquitlam, BC native is 24 points away from tying Torrie Wheat for 1st on the all-time Silvertips scoring list.

THIS WEEK IN SILVERTIPS HISTORY

On October 4, 2003 the Silvertips played their first game in the Everett Events Center against the Prince George Cougars in front of 8,250 fans. The Cougars spoiled the Silvertips inaugural game at the E.E.C. with a 3-1 victory. The lone Silvertips goal was scored by Curtis Billsten with the help from Jovan Matic on the assist.

SILVERTIPS UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Friday, October 6: Spokane Chiefs @ Everett Silvertips, 7:35 p.m. (Everett Events Center)

Saturday, October 7: Seattle Thunderbirds @ Everett Silvertips, 7:05 p.m. (Everett Events Center)

Friday, October 13: Everett Silvertips @ Spokane Chiefs, 7:00 p.m. (Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena)

Saturday, October 14: Portland Winter Hawks @ Everett Silvertips, 7:05 p.m. (Everett Events Center)

Sunday, October 15: Chilliwack Bruins @ Everett Silvertips, 5:05 p.m. (Everett Events Center)
 
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