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Blades sign two young prospects

Hurricanes schedule annual meeting
By Gregg Drinnan
September 5, 2015 11:18 A.M.
Ted Brennan, a 15-year-old from Victoria, got the shootout winner for Kelowna on Saturday night. (Photo: Regan Bartel Twitter account @Reganrant)


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.
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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.
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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.

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