Thursday, June 7, 2012

D Andri Sriubko (Kamloops, 1994-95) signed a one-year contract with Kuban Krasnodar (Russia, Vysshaya Liga). He had two goals and eight assists in 43 games with Molot-Prikamie Perm (Russia, Vysshaya Liga) this season. . . .
F Ian McDonald (Tri-City, 2001-05) signed a one-year contract with Rosenborg (Norway, GET-Ligaen). He had 37 goals and 51 assists in 41 games for Eaters Geleen (Netherlands, Eredivisie) this season. McDonald was third in Eredivisie scoring in leading Eaters to the Dutch championship.
The Norfolk Admirals won Game 3 of the AHL’s championship final on Thursday night, beating the host Toronto Marlies 1-0 in overtime. . . . And the victory came on one of those goals where a defenceman (Mike Kostka) dumped the puck in, the goaltender (Ben Scrivens) went behind the net to play it, except the puck hit a stanchion and bounced into the vacated net at 9:09 of the first OT period. . . . Wait! It gets better. . . . A Norfolk player was offside on the play. . . . “It’s a real interesting one for the referees,” Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins told James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail. “The puck goes out, the puck’s rimmed in, there’s a guy that’s offside by about eight to 10 feet, the puck hits the stanchion but now he’s onside, and it goes in your net. . . . It’s a fairly grey area. Once again something I’ve never seen. I’m sure the referees have never seen anything like that either.”
Mirtle later reported that, based on an AHL rule, the goal should not have counted.
Mirtle cited this rule from the AHL rule book:
“83.4 Disallowed Goal – If the puck is shot on goal during a delayed offside, the play shall be allowed to continue under the normal clearing-the-zone rules. Should the puck, as a result of this shot, enter the defending team’s goal, either directly or off the goalkeeper, a player or an official on the ice, the goal shall be disallowed as the original shot was off-side. The fact that the attacking team may have cleared the zone prior to the puck entering the goal has no bearing on this ruling.”
Mirtle’s story is right here.
The video of the goal in question is right here.
Kiel Murchison, a regular in WHL arenas, was one of the linesmen involved in the game.
The Tri-City Americans have signed F Braden Purtill to a WHL contract. He was a third-round selection — the Americans’ second overall pick — in the 2012 bantam draft. Playing for the bantam AAA Sharks, he put up 87 points, including 33 goals, in 48 games this season. . . .
The Red Deer Rebels have signed F Adam Musil, the sixth overall selection in last month’s bantam draft. Musil, the younger brother of Vancouver Giants D David Musil, had 98 points, 58 of them goals, in 60 games with the Burnaby Winter Club Bruins this season. The Musil boys are the sons of former NHL D Frank Musil.
And a tip of the hat to the QMJHL for dumping the trapezoid.
Yes, it’s true. The QMJHL, ignoring an NHL rule, has done away with the area behind each net in which goaltenders are allowed to play the puck.
Starting with the 2012-13 season, the trapezoid lines will be gone and goaltenders will be allowed to play the puck anywhere on the ice.
The NHL and other leagues added the trapezoid for the 2005-06 season.

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