Veteran taunts Everett hecklers

Calgary Sun Staff

, Last Updated: 8:31 AM ET

Adam Courchaine doesn't like being flipped off.

The talented Vancouver Giants forward, angered by a fan who gave him a one-finger salute, went in search of some payback after scoring a goal in Saturday's 4-3 loss at Everett.

Courchaine threw himself into the boards at the Everett Events Centre and pounded his fists against the glass after batting a puck past Silvertips goaltender Leland Irving.

"Some girl was giving me the finger," Courchaine said, when asked to explain his bizarre celebration. "I guess I got carried away."

FEHR HAS GAME: Playing for the WHL's hottest team has its advantages.

Sniper Eric Fehr, who has helped the Brandon Wheat Kings to 11 consecutive victories, was named Greyhound WHL player of the week yesterday.

Fehr had five goals and eight points in three games as he cracked the 50-goal barrier for the second straight season.

He became the first back-to-back 50-goal scorer since Layne Ulmer of the Swift Current Broncos recorded 50 and 63 goals in 1999-2000 and 2000-01 respectively.

The 19-year-old is a first-round draft pick of the Washington Capitals.

BEECHEY KEEN MOVE: Former Calgary Hitmen centre Tyler Beechey got a promotion.

Beechey, who racked up 44 goals and 99 points for Calgary in 2001-02, has been called up by the AHL's St. John's Maple Leafs from the ECHL's Pensacola Ice Pilots.

He had 65 points for Pensacola, one behind league leader (and locked-out New Jersey Devils forward) Scott Gomez of the Alaska Aces, after scoring three goals in a 5-3 win over the Columbia Inferno Sunday. Beechey will join the Maple Leafs for their game tomorrow in Grand Rapids, Mich.

WEBB RETURNS: Brandon D Jonathan Webb of Okotoks returned to the Wheat Kings lineup Sunday after serving a six-game suspension for cross-checking Pats LW Jordan McGillivray. McGillivray has yet to return due to his concussion.


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