Friday, July 1, 2011

Thursday . . .

G Joel Martin (Lethbridge, Tri-City, Vancouver, Calgary, 2000-03) signed a one-year contract with Herlev (Denmark, AL-Bank Liga). He had a 3.54 GAA and a .880 save percentage in 18 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) and a 3.53 GAA and a .890 save percentage in 21 games with the Odessa Jackalopes (Central Hockey League) last season.
Former Kamloops Blazers D Darryl Sydor, who now owns a piece of the team, has been added to the NHL-Minnesota Wild’s coaching staff. Last month, the Wild hired Mike Yeo as its head coach to replace Todd Richards. Yeo had been the head coach of the Wild’s AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros, and Sydor, who retired after the 2009-10 season, was on his coaching staff. . . . Former Prince Albert Raiders head coach Rick Wilson remains on the Wild coaching staff. He was on the Dallas Stars’ staff when Sydor played there. During his 18-year pro career, Sydor also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who had Yeo on their staff at the time. . . . Former Wild assistant coach Dave Barr is expected to be named head coach of the Moose Jaw Warriors. . . .
The Abbotsford Heat, the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, has named assistant coach Troy Ward is its head coach. He takes over from Jim Playfair, who left to join the coaching staff of the Phoenix Coyotes. . . .
James Boyd is the new GM/head coach of the OHL’s Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. Boyd, 35, spent the last four seasons with the Majors, as the assistdant GM and co-coach, working alongside Dave Cameron. Cameron now is on the coaching staff of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. . . .
Tim Kehler has resigned as GM/head coach of the BCHL’s Salmon Arm SilverBacks. His coaching experience includes a stint as head coach of the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters and with the Swift Current Broncos as an assistant coach. Kehler had signed a three-year contract with the Silverbacks on July 1, 2010. . . . For more on the Kehler resignation, check out Shawn Mullin’s blog over there on the right. . . .
The NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs have signed Trevor Stewart as their head coach. Stewart was an assistant coach with the St. Louis Bandits last season. He replaces Josh Hauge, who now is an assistant coach under Drew Schoneck with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm.
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