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Friday Game Day Update

Few items to note before tonight. As per usual I will be watching the game and doing live game reports as it goes on for those of you who want to share your thoughts.

The Silvertips won their first game the other night over Spokane and some of you know that Zach Dailey was injured in the game and sent to the hospital as a result of a hit from Justin Falk. Falk received a Major and a GM for charging but the league has since reviewed the game tape and not only did they not suspend Falk but they rescinded both penalties.

Fortunately, Nick Patterson over at the Everett Herald ( reports that Dailey was diagnosed with a concussion and will be out for at least a couple of weeks. For those of you that saw the hit, it has to be considered good news that the injury isn't worse.

Also of note in that game was the "Michigan" goal scored by Kyle Beach. If you do a little digging you can find the video of the game and watch both the goal and the hit. Say what you will about Kyle Beach, but the goal is one of the most impressive things you will ever see.

Also (sorry for all the Tips news!) the Silvertips traded Ondrej Fiala to Saskatoon for a conditional 3rd round bantam pick in 2009 which is pretty good value for an O/A Import when everyone in the league knows they needed to unload a guy. The Tips are now down to 2 Imports and 4 O/A players, but with David Reekie suffering from mono the Tips will get a roster exemption until he is healthy.

Which Kelowna team will show up tonight to play the Tbirds in Kelowna?? The team that lost to Vancouver 5-0 in their last game? Or the team that upset the Silvertips in Everett 6-4?

We'll find out...

The Rockets in the past week have aquired two interesting players this week. Jamie Benn joins the team after leaving the Victoria Grizzles where he scored 42 goals in the BCHL last year. The Rockets also traded for 20 year old Brady Leavold. Leavold had 55 points to go along with 12 fights last year for Swift Current. The move means the Kelowna now has 4 O/A players in Captain James McEwan, Goaltender Kristofer Westblom and Lyon Messier (yes that Messier).

Either way it appears that Kelowna will be parting with an interesting name before the O/A deadline next week.


The Aprecios said...

Tyler, I think that this is a great idea, but I think that you should dedicate it to all sports. No one knows more boy gossip than you!

Jason Miller said...

I've got to disagree. It's hard to find good commentary on hockey in general, let alone our beloved Thunderbirds. I check you blog everyday, but haven't taken the time to comment. Keep up the fantastic work.

Jason Miller said...

The above comment wasn't from the baby, it was from her father :)

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