Ernie McLean, Boulets at kidney gala. . . . Silvertips sign a Sutter. . . . Morozoff draws two-game suspension


F John Lammers (Lethbridge, Everett, 2001-06) has signed a one-year contract extension with Innsbruck (Austria, Erste Bank Liga). An alternate captain, he had 17 goals and 30 assists in 52 games this season. . . .

F Tyler Spurgeon (Kelowna, 2001-06) has signed a one-year contract extension with Innsbruck (Austria, Erste Bank Liga). The team captain, he had 16 goals and 17 assists in 52 games this season.


The Everett Silvertips have signed D Aidan Sutter, 16, to a WHL contract. Sutter, an Everettundrafted list player, is playing with the Kamloops-based Thompson Blazers of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League. In 33 regular-season games, he put up eight goals and 27 assists, his 35 points leaving him third among the league’s defencemen. . . . Sutter, who is from Kamloops, had a goal and three assists on Sunday as the Blazers completed the regular-season with an 8-4 victory over the Vancouver North East Chiefs. . . . He also had one assist in eight games with the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks.


Don’t be surprised if the Everett Silvertips add F Lucas Cullen, 19, to their roster in the next while as a move to provide them with some experienced depth up front. Cullen has been playing with the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors, who lost 6-3 to the Wild in Wenatchee, Wash., on Monday night in Game 7 of a first-round series. . . . Cullen, who is from Kelowna, was a fifth-round selection by the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL’s 2014 bantam draft. He played 48 games over parts of three seasons (2015-18) with the Hitmen, putting up four goals and five assists. This season, he had 26 goals and 24 assists in 49 regular-season games with West Kelowna. In the playoffs, he added seven goals and three assists. That included two goals in Game 7. . . . Cullen is on the Silvertips’ protected list and has been designated an affiliate player.

F Alex Morozoff of the Red Deer Rebels has been suspended for two games after he was whlgiven a boarding major and game misconduct in an 8-4 victory over the visiting Kootenay Ice on Saturday night. . . . Morozoff, a 17-year-old sophomore from Saskatoon, has eight goals and seven assists in 62 games. . . . He won’t be eligible to play tonight against the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings or on Wednesday when the Rebels meet the Tigers in Medicine Hat. . . .

Meanwhile, the Kamloops Blazers have been fined $500 for what the WHL says was a “warm-up violation” prior to their 2-1 victory over the Rockets in Kelowna on Saturday night. While the WHL didn’t indicate just what constituted the “warm-up violation,” word is that a couple of Blazers were seen eating non-Okanagan-grown apples on their bench before the game.


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