The Deloraine/Hartney Colts, Neepawa Tigers and Roblin/Grandview/Gilbert Plains Raiders were winners in the Westman High School Hockey League Wednesday night. Ashton Currah scored in overtime to lift the Colts past Boissevain/Souris 4-3. Declan Vanmackelbergh had two goals and an assist in regulation for Deloraine/Hartney. Parker Maxwell, Ty Tosh and Jake Maxwell replied for the Broncos. Jory Kulbacki had a goal and two assists and Gatlyn Plett made 33 saves as the Tigers shutout Hamiota/Rivers/Elton/Strathclair 4-0. Chris Cherneski had four goals and two helpers as the Raiders outscored Sandy Bay 8-6. Brayson Richard had a hat trick for the Badgers.
Eric Reid stopped 20 of the 21 shots he faced as the Virden Oil Capitals defeated the Selkirk Steelers 4-1 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Nolan Chastko, Colten Miller and Roux Bazin scored second period goals for the Oil Capitals. David Bielik added an empty netter with 54 seconds left in regulation. The Caps have won seven of eight games in January and will wrap up the month with a home-and-home with the Winnipeg Freeze this weekend.
Team White scored three third period goals and beat Team Red 4-2 at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Langley, BC. Brandon Wheat Kings forward Nate Danielson drew an assist on Ottawa 67's forward Luc Pinelli's go-ahead goal. Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason got the start in net for Team Red and along with Charlie Robertson of the North Bay Battalion combined to make 28 saves. Winnipeg Ice forward Zach Benson also played in the Top Prospects game.
The Winnipeg Jets begin a five-game homestand tonight when they meet the Buffalo Sabres at Canada Life Centre. Ridly Greig made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. The former Brandon Wheat Kings captain assisted on Claude Giroux's second period power play goal as the Sens edged the N.Y. Islanders 2-1.
Ian White has signed on with an affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. The Norfolk Admirals, an ECHL affiliate of the Hurricanes, announced on Monday that the 38-year-old Steinbach native has signed a standard player contract. White will join the Admirals after playing with the Federal Prospects Hockey League’s Motor City Rockets where he posted 19 points in 25 games. White began his professional career in 2004 when he played in eight games with the AHL’s St. John’s Maple Leafs. He would go on the play 78 games the next season with St. John’s posting 26 points which was second best amongst defensemen. The next season, he made his way to the National Hockey League where he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. White would spend the next eight seasons in the NHL with the Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings.