The WHL Trade Deadline arrived on Tuesday afternoon with some more deals being made around the league.
The Brandon Wheat Kings were one of the busier teams on the trade market, sending forward Jake Chiasson to the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for three draft picks, while picking up forward Nolan Flamand from the Kelowna Rockets for forward Trae Johnson and two draft picks, and forward Dawson Pasternak from the Portland Winterhawks for forward Colin Frank and two draft picks.
The Seattle Thunderbirds snuck in a blockbuster before the deadline, acquiring the rights to forward Dylan Guenther, who scored the overtime winner for Team Canada at the World Juniors, along with Jordan Ramsay and an eighth-round pick from the Edmonton Oil Kings for forward Koji Gibson and seven draft picks.
The Swift Current Broncos made one more trade before the deadline, sending the rights to forward Daylan Wiegel to the Kamloops Blazers for a ninth-round pick in 2026. Wiegel has played in 25 WHL games.
On the ice, Rylan Roersma had two goals and Nate Danielson and Nolan Ritchie also had two-point nights as the Wheat Kings knocked off the league-leading Thunderbirds 4-2. Elsewhere, Noah Boyko scored twice as Edmonton beat Moose Jaw 3-2, and Gabe Klassen had a goal and two helpers as Portland beat Prince Albert 5-3.
Moose Jaw visits Red Deer, Saskatoon hosts Portland and Winnipeg welcomes Seattle in WHL action tonight with the Swift Current Broncos visiting the Hurricanes in Lethbridge.
Canucks blow another lead in loss to Penguins
The Vancouver Canucks let another lead slip away as the Pittsburgh Penguins came back from an early 3-0 deficit to win 5-4 in Tuesday's NHL action. Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists as Pittsburgh handed Vancouver its fifth loss in six games.
Meanwhile, Moritz Seider had four assists as Detroit beat Winnipeg 7-5, and Robert Thomas got the overtime winner as St. Louis beat Calgary 4-3. Toronto hosts Nashville and Edmonton visits Anaheim as part of a light four-game schedule tonight.
Canada wraps up Women's U18 round robin against the US today
Team Canada will wrap up the preliminary round of the World Women's Under-18 Hockey Championship with a game against the USA this afternoon in Sweden.
Both teams are unbeaten in the tournament so far with Canada beating Finland 8-0 and Sweden 4-2. The Americans beat Sweden 6-3 and Finland 8-1 in their round-robin games.
The medal round starts on Thursday.
Raptors beat Hornets for second-straight win
Pascal Siakam had 28 points and Gary Trent Junior added 24 as the Toronto Raptors beat the Charlotte Hornets 132-120 in the NBA Tuesday night.
It’s the second-straight win for the Raptors and the sixth time they’ve won consecutive games this season. They'll host the Hornets again Thursday night.
Hamlin returns home
Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been discharged from hospital and is now back home in Buffalo nine days after collapsing on the field during a game in Cincinnati.
Hamlin went into cardiac arrest in the first quarter of last Monday’s cancelled game against the Bengals and spent last week in the intensive care unit of a Cincinnati hospital.
He experienced a “remarkable recovery” as the sports world rallied around him. Hamlin was able to communicate and breathe on his own by the end of the week, and even cheered on the Bills from his hospital bed as they beat the Patriots 35-23 in their final regular-season game on Sunday.
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