Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tuesday Afternoon Notes

Canada dropped a 5-3 decision to the United States on Tuesday afternoon at the World Under-18 Hockey Championship.

Wheat Kings' defenceman Ryan Pulock scored one of the goals for Canada, giving him a goal and an assist in three games at the tournament.

Canada finishes with a 2-and-2 round-robin record and in third-place in Group A.

They'll play Russia in one of the quarter-finals on Thursday (12:00 p.m. CDT).

That game will be shown on TSN.

Meanwhile, a few other items for today...

- Kevin Sundher has joined the AHL's Rochester Americans for the upcoming Calder Cup playoffs. Sundher was a third round pick of Buffalo in the 2010 NHL Draft and signed an entry-level contract with the Sabres in December.

- Brandon Anderson has joined the AHL's Hershey Bears for the Calder Cup playoffs. Anderson was signed by the Washington Capitals as a free agent in September of 2010. I noticed the Wheat Kings put out a tweet calling him a former Wheat King when announcing this today, so I guess they've written off any possibility of him returning as a 20-year old. I certainly wouldn't have.

- former Wheat King Mark Louis has been added to the Phoenix Coyotes practice roster for the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Louis finished the season with St. Francix Xavier of the CIS, and then joined Phoenix's AHL affiliate in Portland, where he had four points (all assists), a -7 rating and 72 penalty minutes in 23 games.

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