THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Lee Goren (Saskatoon, 1995-96) was released by the Straubing Tigers (Germany DEL). He had 12 goals and 25 assists in 33 games for the Tigers this season. According to the club, Goren was released after he came to Tigers management with an offer from Bern (Switzerland NL A). There is no announcement from Bern at present. To replace Goren, Straubing has signed F Adrian Foster (Saskatoon, Brandon, 1999-2002). Foster had no points in seven games earlier this season on a tryout with Örebro (Sweden Allsvenskan).
They’re having a bobblehead night Friday in Kennewick, Wash., as the Tri-City Americans play host to the Spokane Chiefs. Yes, there are lots of bobblehead nights in sports these days. But this one will be special. That’s because it’s Jimmy Butcher Bobblehead Night. . . . And how is Jimmy Butcher? . . . Jacques Von Lunen of the Tri-City Herald has the story right here.
Just because Louis Dumont never made it to the NHL doesn’t mean he isn’t living a dream. Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star takes a look at Dumont and his career right here.
JUST NOTES: The Edmonton Oil Kings have lost D Griffin Reinhart, 16, for the rest of the season. He suffered a broken wrist during a 5-4 OT loss to the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday night. . . . Reinhart has 25 points and is plus-10 in 44 games with the Oil Kings. . . . On Sunday night, F Jonathan Parker scored four times to lead the Prince Albert Raiders to a 5-1 victory over the host Calgary Hitmen. Attendance was 11,740. . . . Parker’s first career four-goal game left him with 33 goals. . . . In Kent, Wash., F Ryan Harrison broke a 1-1 tie at 17:15 of the second period to give the Everett Silvertips a 2-1 victory over the host Seattle Thunderbirds. Harrison wasn’t around for the finish, though, as he was tossed with a checking-from-behind major at 5:16 of the third period. . Attendance was 4,091.