Photo credit Helmi Shippee
The Seattle Totems went into Vancouver for two games against the rival Rangers and came away with a pair of overtime wins in an exciting opening series at Mountain View Ice Arena.
The Rangers came back from a 5-3 third-period deficit to force overtime on Friday night, but Rylan Cratsenberg scored 2:11 into extra time to complete a hat trick and give the Totems the Opening Night win.
Michael Shippee picked up assists on four of the five Seattle goals and Angus Campbell made 66 saves for the Totems – 33 of them in the second period alone.
Paul Frys (2-2-4) figured in all four goals for Vancouver and Matthew Habbe made 24 stops.
In Saturday’s re-match, Shippee came up big again, scoring his third goal of the game with 28 seconds left in the third period to send that gave to OT as well.
Cam Gross won it for the Totems 1:20 into the second overtime, making a winner of Jakob Virtanen (27 saves).
Seattle veterans Cratsenberg and Mitchell Hunt also scored for the Totes while Vladimir Polyashov dented the twine twice for Vancouver.
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Seattle Totems are pleased to announce that forward Vaclav liprt has committed to play ACHA D1 hockey at Lindenwood University for next year. Liprt joined the Totems for his last year of juniors and was an important part of the team as a one of the older players. Vaclav proceeded to score 31 points on 6 goals and 25 assists where he finished first on the team. Vaclav is a two way forward, who loves to play on Penalty Kills, but also can produce some offence with his hockey IQ
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The United Hockey Union (UHU) is proud to announce that the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) will now be competing in North America as a Tier II hockey league in the UHU.
At their annual off-season League meeting, the WSHL Board of Governors voted in favor to accept and support the move to Tier II.
Due to the elevated caliber of play that the League has experienced over the past 4 years, the WSHL Board of Governors felt that the move was natural progression for the continued advancement of the League and its players.
The Board of Governors simultaneously have announced the formation of the Western Prospects League (WPL), which the UHU has approved Tier III status for the 2015-2016 season.
Ron White, the president and commissioner of the WSHL, is excited about the opportunities this transition brings.
“The League has grown in teams, exposure, and development and in caliber of play.
These advancements combined with the move to Tier II and the formation of the WPL are all elements that together will increase
the caliber of play and further enhance the brand of the WSHL.”
Since its inaugural season in 1994, the Western States Hockey League has expanded to twenty-eight teams that span Texas, Washington, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada as well as becoming a well-known provider of hockey development internationally.
Each year, the League facilitates hockey for over 850 players, allowing them to develop the skills and character to play hockey at higher levels