Wednesday, December 21, 2011

THE MacBETH REPORT:
D Petr Senkerik (Kootenay, Prince George, 1999-2001) signed a contract for the rest of this season with Berkut Kiev (Ukraine, PHL). He was pointless in one game with Kometa Brno (Czech Republic, Extraliga) before being loaned to Havlickuv Brno (Czech Republic, 1.Liga), where he had three assists in 23 games. . . .
F Tomas Karpov (Moose Jaw, Calgary, 2007-09) was released by Dukla Jihlava (Czech Republic, 1.Liga). He had one goal and three assists in 18 games for Dukla. Karpov was assigned on loan to Dukla by Sparta Prague (Czech Republic, Extraliga) in early June. The press release from Dukla says that Karpov's agent is looking for another club to take on the loan assignment. . . .
F Björn Svensson (Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, 2003-06) signed a contract through the 2013-14 season with MoDo Örnsköldsvik (Sweden, Elitserien) after a successful tryout. He has three goals and four assists in 11 games for MoDo this season. In two prior tryouts this season, Svensson was pointless in six exhibition games with Eisbären Berlin (Germany, DEL) and had three goals and four assists in 10 games with Sierre (Switzerland, NL B).
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Kelly Hrudey, one of five owners of the BCHL’s Nanaimo Clippers, says that bringing a WHL franchise to the Vancouver Island city isn’t even on their current radar, writes Josh Aldrich of the Nanaimo Daily News. “Everyone is aware of it, for sure, but all of our conversations focus on the B.C. Hockey League and our role in it and our contribution to it,” Hrudey told Aldrich.
That story, which focuses on Hrudey’s relationship with the Clippers, is right here. No, the story doesn’t make mention of any talk there may be related to a new arena.
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There is an interesting story about Spokane Chiefs F Liam Stewart posted on the IIHF website. It’s interesting, not because of is parents, but because it details how he came to get clearance to play internationally for Great Britain, despite the fact that he hasn’t lived there. That story is right here.
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Crooner Michael Buble, whose Christmas CD just happens to be playing in my car these days, was on the ice with the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. He isn’t expected to play tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun was at practice yesterday and his story on Buble’s stint is right here.
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THE COACHING GAME:
Robin Gomez (Calgary, Seattle, 1999-2003) has joined the U of Victoria hockey club as an assistant coach. He will work alongside head coach Harry Schamhart and assistant coach Cole Byers. Last season, Gomez was head coach of the junior B Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island junior league.
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