Saturday, May 26, 2012

THE MacBETH REPORT:
Starbulls Rosenheim (Germany, 2.Bundesliga) announced that G Norm Maracle (Saskatoon, 1991-94) has retired. He had a 2.56 GAA in 45 games for Starbulls this season. . . .
D Dominik Bittner (Everett, 2011-12) signed a two-year contract with Adler Mannheim (Germany, DEL). He had four goals and 13 assists in 68 games with the Silvertips this season as a freshman. . . . Bittner, who turns 20 on June 10, was selected by Everett with the 51st pick in the 2011 CHL import draft.
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THE COACHING GAME:
The Chicoutimi Saguenéens announced Friday that assistant coach Mario Durocher won’t return next season. Durocher apparently exercised his option to leave the club. . . . Durocher, a veteran QMJHL coach, worked alongside head coach Marc-Étienne Hubert in Chicoutimi. . . .
The BCHL’s Salmon Arm SilverBacks have hired Brandon West as an assistant coach to work alongside GM/head coach Troy Mick. West spent this season as an assistant coach with the BCHL’s Westside Warriors. In 2010-11, he was head coach of the major midget Okanagan Rockets. . . . West also is an assistant coach on Team Pacific for the 2013 U-17 World Hockey Challenge.
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JUST NOTES:
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed G Mac Carruth of the Portland Winterhawks. Carruth, who turned 20 on March 25, was a seventh-round selection in the 2010 NHL draft. . . . Capgeek.com has his contract details right here.
Alan Caldwell, over there at Small Thoughts at Large, has a blog entry on which of the 2010 NHL draft picks has yet to sign. Of course, if a 2010 selection doesn’t sign by June 1, he goes back into the draft.

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