D Filip Novák (Regina, 1999-2002) signed a one-year contract with Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia, KHL). Last season, with Dynamo Moscow (Russia, KHL), he had three goals and 11 assists in 32 games. . . . Slovan is short a defenceman after Juraj Valach (Tri-City, Vancouver, Regina, Red Deer, 2006-08) broke a leg in the first period of Tuesday's game against Sibir Novosibirsk. Valach will be out six to eight weeks.
The Saskatoon Blades have signed D Anthony Bishop and F Tyler Lees. . . . Bishop, from Kelowna, was listed in November. Bishop, 16, had 14 points, five of them goals, in 28 games with the Okanagan Hockey Academy’s midget prep White team last season. . . . Lees, a 15-year-old from Regina, was a fifth-round pick in the 2015 bantam draft. He had 34 points, 14 of them goals, in 37 games with the bantam AAA Notre Dame Hounds last season.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes will hold their annual meeting, which is for shareholders only, on Oct. 5, 7 p.m., in the Canadian Western Bank Lounge of the Enmax Centre. The meeting will include the presentation of the annual report and financial statements, and the election of the board of directors.
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In Everett, F Paul Bittner scored at 1:48 of OT to give the Portland Winterhawks a 3-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans. Winterhawks F Brett Clayton forced OT with a goal at 17:31 of the third period. Portland G Michael Bullion stopped 44 shots. . . . F Keegan Kolesar set up three goals as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Victoria Royals, 5-3. Seattle F Ryan Gropp, who was held out of training camp scrimmages with what the team has said is a minor injury, was scratched. Among Victoria’s scratches were D Joe Hicketts, F Logan Fisher, G Coleman Vollrath, F Ethan Price and F Landon Welykholowa. . . . Everett G Mario Petit stopped 31 shots as the Silvertips blanked the Spokane Chiefs, 4-0. Petit, 18, is from Ile des Chenes, Man. He played last season with the MJHL’s Steinbach Pistons. . . .
In Regina, F Jordy Stallard broke a 3-3 tie at 4:55 of the third period and the Calgary Hitmen went on to beat the Prince Albert Raiders 4-3, running their exhibition record to 3-0-0. Calgary G Lasse Petersen stopped 28 shots. . . . In the day’s other game, F Dustin Perillat had three goals, two on the PP, and F Ryan Bowen scored twice and added two assists as the Moose Jaw Warriors beat the Pats, 6-2.
In Edmonton, the Oil Kings broke a scoreless tie with three second-period goals and went on to a 5-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels. D Jake Kohlhauser and F Brett Pollock each had two assists for the Oil Kings. . . .
In Swift Current, the Medicine Hat Tigers broke a 1-1 tie with three straight goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the Broncos. D Layne Matechuk had two assists for the Tigers. . . .
In Ladner, B.C., the Vancouver Giants opened a 3-0 lead in the second period as they skated to a 5-3 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. F Jackson Houck scored twice for the Giants, who led 5-1 in the third period. . . . Kamloops was 1-for-13 on the PP and now is 1-for-19 in its first two games. . . .
In Kelowna, F Ted Brennan scored the lone goal of a shootout to give the Rockets a 3-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars. Brennan, from Victoria, was a third-round pick in the 2015 bantam draft. He played last season with the bantam AAA Victoria Racquet Club Kings. . . . Kelowna F Tanner Wishnowski, 18, was in the lineup. He missed all but one game last season with a concussion.
All the best to Mark Ferner on The Big 5-0! Mark played one full season in NHL with the expansion Mighty Ducks. pic.twitter.com/baaN3i9Z1K— O-Pee-Chee Stars (@opeecheestars) September 6, 2015