Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Revenue sources are up, but . . .

One year after showing a profit of $16,987, the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors have reported a loss of “nearly $150,000” for the 2010-11 fiscal year, according to Myles Fish of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. . . . The Warriors held their annual general meeting on Tuesday night and Fish was there. . . . He reported that “all revenue sources were up” for the Warriors, but they still lost money. . . . How does that work? . . . Fish writes that the net loss “was largely due to a payment of $157,500 the team had to make as part of a court settlement it was involved in as one entity included in a case involving the Western Hockey League relating to a historic claim.” . . . The start of Fish’s story is right here.
The Warriors have a news conference scheduled for this (Wednesday) morning at which they are expected to introduce Mike Stothers as their head coach.
Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post reports that “Ryan McGill is not the new head coach of the Regina Pats.”
Furthermore, Harder writes: “Contrary to recent online reports, the Pats haven't hired the former Calgary Flames assistant, nor have they offered him the job.”
There’s more right here.
The AHL’s Syracuse Crunch named Brad Lauer and Marty Wilford as assistant coaches on Tuesday. The Crunch is hooked up with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Lauer, a former WHL player and coach, and Wilford will work alongside head coach Mark Holick, who is a former Kootenay Ice head coach. . . . Lauer, 44, was an assistant coach with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators for the last two seasons. . . . Wilford, 34, played in Italy last season. . . .
Chris Shaw has been hired as assistant coach by the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers. Jason Williamson, the former assistant, was named GM and head coach to fill the office that was emptied when Mark Ferner signed on as head coach of the WHL’s Everett Silvertips. Shaw is a former GM/head coach of the junior B Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International junior league.
They used to be the Montreal Juniors, now they are the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. The QMJHL team, which was purchased last month by a group led by former NHL D Joel Bouchard, has vacated the Verdun Auditorium and will out of the Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau in Boisbriand, Que. Boisbriand and Blainville are  suburban municipalities north of Montreal. Quebecor, a media company, owns 70 per cent of the franchise, with Pierre Gendron and Bouchard and NHLers Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Daniel Briere and Ian Laperriere owning the rest.
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