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  • WHL Report - January 29/13

    This report highlights the latest news and stats from around the WHL and the source for the majority of this information is the Western Hockey League's website www.whl.ca.

    LATEST TRANSACTIONS
    Troy Stecher Victoria Royals (from Portland Winterhawks)
    2 8th Round Draft Picks '13 - Portland (from Victoria)

    LATEST SUSPENSIONS
    Tyler Stahl Victoria, 8 games
    Graham Black - Swift Current Broncos, 2 games

    PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (SKATER & GOALIE)
    Henrik Samuelsson - Edmonton Oil Kings (2 goals, 8 assists and plus 5 rating in 4 games)

    Name - team (? record, ? shut-out, stopped ? of ? shots, ? SV% and ? GAA in ? games) Not named yet

    NEWS FROM AROUND THE WHL
    Victoria acquired the rights for Troy Stecher from Portland. Stecher is currently playing for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL where he has 7 goals and 36 points in 38 games. According to the source link Stecher is already committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for next season, so this is an interesting move by Victoria. SOURCE: http://www.briansbanter.com/2013/01/penticton-vees-d-troy-stechers-whl.html

    Ayrton Nikkel of the Everett Silvertips will miss up to 2 months after hurting his hand in a fight with Ryan Hanes of the Prince George Cougars. SOURCE: http://gdrinnan.blogspot.ca

    Mathew Dumba was assigned back to the Red Deer Rebels by the Minnesota Wild on Sunday 27, 2013. SOURCE: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/transactions/

    Two WHL officials will make their NHL debuts this week. Referee Graham Skilliter made his debut in Edmonton for the game between the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche yesterday. Linesman Kiel Murchison will make his debut on Wednesday in Vancouver for the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Avalanche. SOURCE: http://www.whl.ca/article/two-whl-of...l-debut/137254

    Sunday Saskatoon Blades won their game 5-0 and goaltender Andrey Makarov earned his 5th shutout of the season. SOURCE:http://www.whl.ca/article/sunday-s-w..._137214/137214


    PLAYERS OF THE MONTH (DECEMBER)
    Adam Lowry - Swift Current Broncos (13 goals, 8 assists and plus 7 in 13 games)

    Jordon Cooke - Kelowna Rockets (6-0-0-0 record, 0 shut-out, stopped 119 of 131 shots, .908 SV% and 2.00 GAA in 6 games)

    WHL YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK


    TOP 10 SCORING LEADERS (as of January 29, 2013)
    PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS
    Nicolas Petan
    Portland Winterhawks
    49 33 52 85
    Brendan Leipsic
    Portland Winterhawks
    46 32 49 81
    Colin Smith
    Kamloops Blazers
    52 33 46 79
    JC Lipon
    Kamloops Blazers
    43 25 43 68
    Adam Lowry
    Swift Current Broncos
    50 32 34 66
    Myles Bell
    Kelowna Rockets
    49 29 37 66
    Tim Bozon
    Kamloops Blazers
    49 29 37 66
    Justin Feser
    Tri-City Americans
    50 27 39 66
    Ty Rattie
    Portland Winterhawks
    40 25 41 66
    Curtis Valk
    Medicine Hat Tigers
    50 29 35 64

    TOP 5 GOALTENDING LEADERS
    PLAYER TEAM GP W SO GAA
    Jordon Cooke
    Kelowna Rockets
    38 27 4 2.51
    Luke Siemens
    Prince Albert Raiders
    44 26 4 2.74
    Chris Driedger
    Calgary Hitmen
    38 25 1 2.34
    Eric Williams
    Spokane Chiefs
    40 24 2 3.01
    Cole Cheveldave
    Kamloops Blazers
    38 23 2 2.68

    2013 DRAFT WATCH (ISS TOP 30) JANUARY 2013
    RANK PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS
    1
    Seth Jones, D
    Portland Winterhawks
    39 9 25 34
    11 Curtis Lazar, C
    Edmonton Oil Kings
    51 23 14 37
    14 Hunter Shinkaruk, C
    Medicine Hat Tigers
    46 28 31 59
    17 Ryan Pulock, D
    Brandon Wheat Kings
    40 10 21 31
    20 JT Morrissey, D
    Prince Albert Raiders
    47 13 21 34


    TOP 3 CURRENT SCORING STREAKS
    GP PLAYER TEAM FROM POINTS
    5
    Lukas Sutter
    Saskatoon Blades Jan 18, 2013 5
    3
    Brandon Magee
    Victoria Royals Jan 19, 2013 9
    3
    Brandon Fushimi
    Victoria Royals Jan 19, 2013 4

    2010, 2011 & 2012 1ST ROUND NHL DRAFT PICKS - NHL POINTS

    DRAFT PLAYER NHL TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
    1-4 (2010) Ryan Johansen Columbus Blue Jackets 73 9 14 23 26
    1-5 (2010) Nino Niederreiter New York Islanders 64 2 1 3 20
    1-6 (2010) Brett Connolly Tampa Bay Lightning 68 4 11 15 30
    1-25 (2010) Quinton Howden Florida Panthers 1 0 0 0 0
    1-1 (2011) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton Oilers 67 18 38 56 18
    1-13 (2011) Sven Baertschi Calgary Flames 9 3 0 3 8



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