Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday . . .

The Chilliwack Bruins continued to build their front-office staff Monday with a couple of additions. . . . Dallas Gaume, who left Red Deer after nine seasons on the Rebels’ coaching staff, is the Bruins’ new director of WHL scouting for the Central Division. . . . Marc Habscheid, the Bruins’ GM and head coach, also announced the hiring of assistant coach Enio Sacilotto. According to a press release: “Sacilotto, who specializes in video analysis, practice planning, drill design and practice execution, has spent the last several years coaching in Europe including stints in Denmark, Norway and Switzerland.”
The Saskatoon Blades have signed D Ayrton Nikkel, a second-round pick in the 2010 bantam draft. Nikkel, who will turn 15 on Aug. 30, played last season with the bantam AAA Kelowna Rockets, putting up 16 points and 64 penalty minutes in 25 games.
A regular reader from Leduc, Alta., the home of the 2012 Telus Cup, writes with the name of another player who went from the WHL to an NCAA school. . . . Tim Hack played two seasons (1978-80) with the Saskatoon Blades and then went on to play four seasons at Bowling Green University.
Dennis McNish, a Brandon resident who scouts for the Wheat Kings, is the new head coach of the Central Plains Capitals, who play in the Manitoba midget AAA league. McNish has coached at various levels of Brandon minor hockey and also as an assistant coach with the MJHL’s Neepawa Natives. The Capitals play out of Portage la Prairie.
Looking for an interesting read? Check this out right here. It’s by well-known writer Robert Lipsyte and was written for Father’s Day. Just don’t be looking for something that is too sentimental.

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