Sunday, July 1, 2012

THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Codey Burki (Brandon, 2002-07) signed a one-year plus club option contract with Lausanne (Switzerland, NL B). He had one goal and two assists in 13 games with Lugano (Switzerland, NL A) and two assists in three games while on loan to La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland, NL B) last season. Lausanne notes in its announcement of the signing that Burki is expected to obtain Swiss citizenship before the start of the season and thus will not count as an import player. . . .
F Tyler Beechey (Kootenay, Calgary, 1997-2002) signed a one-year contract with the Straubing Tigers (Germany, DEL). He had 15 goals and 18 assists in 52 games with Dusselsorf (Germany, DEL) last season.
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D David Musil of the Vancouver Giants has signed his first NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Musil, 19, was the 31st selection in the 2011 NHL draft. He has played three seasons with the Giants, who acquired his rights from the Kootenay Ice after it obtained them in a WHL draft that was so secret it was like something out of a John le Carré novel.
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THE COACHING GAME:
Terry Murray has taken over as head coach of the Adirondack Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. . . . This will be Murray’s third go-round with the Flyers organization. . . . He started last season as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings but was dismissed in December. . . . With the Phantoms, Murray, 61, replaces Joe Paterson, who was fired in May. He had been the head coach since December 2010.
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Denis Chalifoux is the new head coach of the QMJHL’s Shawinigan Cataractes, who won the 2013 Memorial Cup as the host team. Chalifoux, who signed a three-year contract, takes over from Eric Veilleux, who resigned following the season. . . . Veilleux now is head coach of the QMJHL’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

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