Friday, July 20, 2012

The Everett Silvertips have acquired F Luke Gordon, 18, from the Calgary Hitmen for D Darian Henry, 17. . . . Gordon, from Terrace. B.C., had 33 points and 24 penalty minutes in 49 games with the BCHL's Nanaimo Clippers last season. Over the last two seasons, Gordon has plaed three games with the Hitmen. . . . Henry, from Strathmore, Alta., was a seventh-round pick by Everett in the 2009 bantam draft. He played 16 games with Everett last season, picking up an assist and 28 penalty minutes. He had three points and 62 penalty minutes in 16 games with the AJHL's Drumheller Dragons.
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Andy Schneider has left his role as an assistant coach with the Swift Current Broncos to join the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets as a scout. Schneider, 40, a former Broncos player, joined GM/head coach Mark Lamb's staff prior to last season. Schneider played four seasons (1989-93) with the Broncos, putting up 367 points in 309 games. While with the Broncos, one of his teammates was Tyler Wright, who now is the Blue Jackets’ director of amateur scouting and development coach.
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A reader of this blog mentioned having seen a story in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald about the impending demolition of the Crushed Can (aka Civic Centre).
Yes, it’s true.
According to the Times-Herald, fences will go up around the Crushed Can in the next few days. Equipment to be used in the demolition will show up next week.
And, if all goes according to plan, the 53-year-old Crushed Can will begin to tumble on July 30.
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Leesa Culp, one of the co-authors of the book Sudden Death: The Incredible Saga of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos, the cover for which is over there on the right, did up a trailer for our work and posted it on the Internet. . . . The good folks at 49thshelf.com saw it and listed it under the headline ‘The Best Book Trailers We’ve Seen Lately.’ . . . If you haven’t seen it, click right here. Our trailer is the fifth one down. . . . And don’t forget that you are able to order the book from either of the two links shown with the cover. If you are waiting for it to appear in stores, it is scheduled to hit shelves on Nov. 10.
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Adam Proteau of The Hockey News takes a look at the Shea Weber situation right here and hits the nail squarely on the head as he explains why the likes of Ed Snider and Craig Leipold, owners of the Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild, respectively, are “such monstrous hypocrites when it comes to collective bargaining negotiations.”
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Nick Deschenes is the new general manager and head coach of the junior B Grand Forks, B.C., Border Bruins, who play in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Deschenes spent six seasons playing in Europe, before returning to North Americans. Last season, he was team captain and assistant coach with the Federal league’s Danbury Whalers. . . . Deschenes signed a two-year contract with the Border Bruins. . . . He will take over from assistant Matt Zamec, who coached the team following the the dismissal of head coach Brent Batten in November. The Border Bruins were 1-49-0-2 last season, with the 0 being ties.
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The NHL’s Minnesota Wild have signed D Mathew Dumba, the seventh overall pick in the NHL’s 2012 draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. Dumba, who turns 18 on Wednesday, played the last two seasons with the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels. He had 57 points, including 20 goals, in 69 games with the Rebels last season. He led all WHL defenceman in goals. . . . Because of his age, Dumba, who is from Calgary, will have to returned to the Rebels unless he earns a spot on the Wild’s roster.
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David Michaud, who is no stranger to arenas in the B.C. Interior, has joined the Portland Winterhawks’ scouting staff. Michaud also is the general manager of the B.C. Major Midget League’s Kelowna-based Okanagan Rockets.

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