Castlegar Rebels forward Josh McGladery has been suspended one game for breaking the misconduct rule in Friday's win over the Fernie Ghostriders. He was assessed a cross-checking minor and game misconduct 12:25 into the third period of that 3-1 win. McGladery will miss Saturday night's home game against the Kimberley Dynamiters.
Aynsley Scores Again: 17 goal man Ryan Aynsley had another power-play goal in an appearance with the Trail Smoke Eaters over the weekend. He skated in Trail's 6-2 win over the Penticton Vees, and now has 3 points in 2 games with the Smokies this season.
League Leaders: Aynsley still maintains a slight edge in the KIJHL scoring race through two months of the season. His 34 points are one better than Stefan Jensen and Taylor House of Osoyoos. Andrew Walton's 1.98 GAA is good for tops in the league as well, while Adam Smith sits second in the KIJHL with 102 penalty minutes (former Border Bruin and current Rockie Jake Halderman has 114).
Bits & Bites: Plenty to catch up on over the last week, beginning with a former Leaf. Gus Correale was traded by the Vernon Vipers (BCHL) to the Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) for the rights to Austin Baecker, a defenseman currently skating with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds. The Leafs also parted ways with defenseman Kyle Alexander, shipping him to the NORPAC's Helena Bighorns. Newcomer Evan Moir joined the Leafs this past weekend and took Alexander's number 7. He was previously with the AJHL's Calgary Canucks. Grand Forks has placed both Cody Larsen and Derek Grimm on reserve after they were acquired from Revelstoke last week. Another former Border Bruin, Chris Davidson, has latched on with Kelowna. Spokane snagged New Jersey product Van Stefanou after he was placed on reserve by Creston Valley, while North Okanagan has signed Minnesota native Rudi Schiebel. He had 11 goals with Penticton last year. Last but not least, Castlegar native Alex Evin picked up his first NCAA shutout over the weekend. Evin made 21 saves to lead Colgate over Sacred Heart 5-0.
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