Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday . . .

The WHL continues to do a fine job of reporting scores from the exhibition games. So for that information, just go to www.whl.ca and check out the scoring summaries.
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John MacNeil of the Prince Albert Daily Herald reports: “Brent Lashuk, a 16-year-old forward from Winfield, B.C., returned home Thursday after participating in the Raiders’ camp on a limited basis. Lashuk was recovering from a shoulder injury, and he’s still undecided whether he wants to play in the WHL or in the NCAA.”
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The Vancouver Giants think they have a couple of good ones in their two newest imports. Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun has that story right here.
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The OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds began their trek to Everett on Thursday at 5:30 a.m. Peter Ruicci of the Sault Star has a story right here. The Greyhounds played the host Silvertips on Friday night. The Soo led 2-0, only to lose 3-2 on three third-period goals.
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F Mark Hall, 20, who met with Kamloops general manager Craig Bonner before training camp and chose not to report, will join the BCHL’s Penticton Vees. They gave up future considerations to get his rights from the AHL’s Canmore Eagles, who had acquired them from the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers. Former Blazers assistant coach Andrew Milne is the GM/head coach in Canmore.
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F Robin Soudek, now with the Chilliwack Bruins, has an interesting story. Eric Welsh of the Chilliwack Progress has that right here.
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At the age of 27, G Jeff Harvey (Kootenay, Swift Current, Everett, 2000-04) is taking a crack at the pro game. He has signed with the Central league’s Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. Harvey played the last five seasons with the U of Saskatchewan Huskies. He actually played 10 games with the Rockford IceHogs, then of the United legue, in 2004-05, before going to school. . . . The Mudbugs also re-signed D Clay Plume, who also is 27. He played in the WHL with Lethbridge and Prince George (2001-04). Plume was acquired in a deal with the Rapid City Rush in December.
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Shawn Mullin is the new radio voice of the Swift Current Broncos on The Eagle 94.1 Mullin has called Trail Smoke Eaters games for the last four seasons. He replaces Jon Keen, who has signed on as the voice of the Kamloops Blazers on Radio NL.
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F Jesse Paradis, 19, is back in camp with the Moose Jaw Warriors. Paradis showed up for the start of camp but was sent home by head coach Dave Hunchak for “not meeting our team standards.” Presumably, Paradis, who came over in a deal with the Kelowna Rockets last season, now meets those standards.
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The Regina Pats have signed F Ty McLean of Redvers, Sask., and Kyle Burroughs of Langley, B.C., two players selected in the 2010 bantam draft. McLean was taken in the fifth round; Burroughs went in the third round. . . . McLean scored a goal as the Pats beat the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors 5-1 on Friday night. The game was played at the Co-operators Centre before a sellout crowd of 1,100.
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If you take a visit to right here, you’ll find more on Ken Hitchcock and the shoplifter. Someone in the story says: “It sucks to be in the limelight.”
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AJ Jakubec spent the last couple seasons as the play-by-play man for the Edmonton Oil Kings. He lost his job after last season, but has landed on his feet with The Team 1200 in Ottawa.
“Basically,” he writes, “I'm hosting an evening talk show Mon-Fri on non-Senators and 67's game nights and a Saturday afternoon show leading into the Senators pregame show. Also, postgame interviews for all Sens home games and fill-in for the morning and afternoon talk shows.
“No play-by-play right away, but there should be opportunities for that in the future.
“I'll miss my family and friends, doing the games, and being around the Oil Kings because they were first class, from Bob Green and Randy Hansch on down.”
Jakubec has a history in Ottawa so knows his way around the nation’s capital.
“But I had 4 great years in Ottawa,” he continues. “The radio station treated me fantastic and basically created a position to bring me back. It's weird how things turn out sometimes but, in the end, everything's worked out for the best.”

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