Thursday, June 28, 2012

F Scott King (Kelowna, 1996-97) signed a one-year contract extension with the Hannover Scorpions (Germany, DEL). He had 15 goals and 20 assists in 52 games for the Scorpions last season.
The Edmonton Oil Kings have signed F Luke Bertolucci, who was a 10th round pick in the 2010 bantam draft. Bertolucci, from Montrose, B.C., played last season with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters, picking up 18 points in 47 games.
The Vancouver Giants have acquired G Liam Liston, 19, from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for two selections, in the third and sixth rounds, of the 2013 bantam draft. . . . Lethbridge acquired Liston from the Brandon Wheat Kings on Oct. 16, for G Brandon Anderson and D Spencer Galbraith. In 24 games with the Hurricanes, Liston was 7-13-0, 4.22, .881. . . . The Giants are looking to replace the graduated Adam Morrison and obviously will give Liston first chance. But they do have two young goaltenders Jackson Whistle, 17, and Payton Lee, 16 in the organization with considerable promise. However, head coach Don Hay much prefers a veteran goaltender, as was proven last season, again, when the Giants acquired Morrison from the Saskatoon Blades. . . . The Hurricanes, meanwhile, acquired G Ty Rimmer, 20, from the Tri-City Americans on May 3, meaning Liston became expendable.
Dean Chynoweth, a former WHL player, coach and GM, is the new head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. . . . Chynoweth was dropped as an assistant coach by the New York Islanders when their season ended. . . . He had been with the Islanders for three seasons. . . . With the Monsters, he takes over from David Quinn, who was head coach for three seasons and now is an assistant coach with the Avalanche. . . .
Brent Thompson, another former WHL player, now is an assistant coach with the NHL’s New York Islanders. He had been head coach of their AHL team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. . . . Two seasons ago, he was the head coach of the ECHL-champion Alaska Aces.

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