In response to the callup of Blair Jones, the Norfolk Admirals have signed center Bracken Kearns to a professional tryout contract. Kearns, 26, has played 17 games for Reading this season scoring 5 goals and 18 points with 17 penalty minutes. Kearns has one full year worth of AHL experience having played 79 games for Milwaukee in 1996-97 scoring 11 goals and 26 points in 79 games with 59 penalty minutes. The 6'0" 195 lbs forward spent his formative years playing for the University of Calgary of the CIS where he had 12 goals and 35 points in 43 games with 18 penalty minutes as a senior.
Calgary Hitmen 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Fadden hadnâ€™t scored in 6 of his last 7 games before netting the game winner against Calgary.
Medicine Hat Tigers 3 @ Prince George Cougars 1
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: Did Not Play. (WJC selection camp)
The Cougars were without both Tyrell and Sharks first rounder Ty Wishart, who was also cut from Team Canada.
Swift Current Broncos 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (delay of game, high sticking)
Crowley played for the Broncos early last season before a trade to Everett.
Kelowna Rockets 5 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 4
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.
Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Moose Jaw 3 (SO)
G Torrie Jung, KEL: SOL, 21 saves on 23 shots
Jung stopped 21 shots in regulation and 6 of 8 shooters in the shootout, but took the loss as Kelowna fell to Moose Jaw 3-2. Jungâ€™s WHL career record in shootouts is now 0-6, though he fared well against the Warriors. Coming into the game Jung had a career .571 save percentage in the shootout. Jung has seen his playing time increase in the last few weeks.
Brad Richards is a warrior.
Marc Denis stopped 28 of 30 shots and 3 of 3 penalty shots for his first win of the season.
Montreal 15:22, Tomas Plekanec 10 (unassisted)
Mathieu Darche played 13:57 with 1 shot, 4 hits, and 1 blocked shot.
Mike Lundin continued to play sparingly, getting just 11:45 with 1 blocked shot.