Americans radio man Craig West called his 1,000th game Saturday night at Lethbridge. That is a lot of games, but for Craig it also has been a lot of wins, 3 U.S. Division banners, a Scott Munro trophy and a Western Conference title.
Craig is always good for a story and he offers up nuggets of information about players throughout the league. Who knows if he's blowing smoke up your skirt, he tells it so well that you want to believe it.
While 1,000 games is a great milestone, Medicine Hat's Bob Ridley has been on the air for 40 years and also drives the Tigers' bus. Ridley has called more the 3,300 games, including the playoffs.
We'll catch up with Craig when he returns from the Alberta prairies.
With two assists Saturday night in Lethbridge, Americans forward Adam Hughesman has a point in 20 of the WHL's rinks. He still has a chance to get a point in Calgary on Jan. 29, but he will forever be scoreless in Swift Current. Hughesman also has won in every rink in the WHL.
The Seattle Thunderbirds signed Kevin Wolf, a 10th-round pick in the 2011 bantam draft from St. Paul, Minn. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound D-man has 10 points and 4 PIMs in 18 games for the Chicago U-16 midget AAA Fury team.
The Everett Silvertips acquired 19-year-old forward Teal Burns from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2013 WHL Draft.