Friday, November 11, 2011

Tragedy struck the hockey world Wednesday with the death of Patrick Steel, an 18-year-old forward from Sherwood Park, Alta., who was in his freshman season with the AJHL’s Canmore Eagles.
According to the AJHL, Steel died of unexplained causes. An autopsy is scheduled; the RCMP has said it doesn’t consider the death as suspicious, but it is investigating.
Steel, who played last season for the midget AAA Canadian Athletic Club in Edmonton, was pointless in 13 games with the Steel.
Andrew Milne (Spokane, Swift Current, Medicine Hat, 1995-99), a former assistant coach in Swift Current and Kamloops, is the Eagles’ general manager and head coach.
In Regina, the Moose Jaw Warriors ran their winning streak to six games by beating the Pats, 3-1. . . . Moose Jaw D Dallas Ehrhardt drew two assists. . . . Warriors G Luke Siemens stopped 37 shots. . . . Moose Jaw F Tanner Eberle, who is from Regina, scored the eventual game-winner, giving his side a 2-0 lead at 19:38 of the first period. . . . The Warriors had D Joel Edmundson (ankle) back in the lineup, but D Dylan McIlrath (undisclosed) sat out again. They also were without D Morgan Rielly (knee) and F Cody Beach (coach’s decision). . . . Moose Jaw F Sebastian Svendsen (knee) played for the first time since Oct. 10. . . . The Pats visit Moose Jaw tonight.
Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports that “if everything works out” a news conference will be held in Dallas on Nov. 21 to introduce Tom Gaglardi as the new owner of the NHL’s Dallas Stars.
Gaglardi, the majority owner of the Kamloops Blazers, has been working for months to purchase the NHL franchise out of bankruptcy.
The bankruptcy hearing that was to have been held in Delaware on Nov. 23, now is scheduled for Nov. 18.
Today’s good read is right here. It’s a column by Lisa Olson, a columnist with AOL FanHouse, and it’s on the scandal at Penn State. You won’t want to miss it.
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