Saturday, May 26, 2012

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.
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.
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. . . . 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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