THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Andrej Stastny (Vancouver, 2010-11) has signed a try-out contract with Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia, KHL). He had 11 goals and 18 assists in 50 games with Dukla Trencin (Slovakia, Extraliga) last season.
THE COACHING GAME:
Tim Bothwell, a former head coach of the Medicine Hat Tigers (1990-92), is the new head coach of the Alberta Hockey Club of the professional Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Bothwell, 57, is a former NHL player who has spent the last six seasons as the head coach of the U of Vermont women’s team. He was an assistant coach with the Canadian women’s team that won silver at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. . . . The Tigers were 88-51-5 during Bothwell’s two-season stint. . . . The Alberta Hockey Club, which plays out of Calgary's WinSport's Athletic and Ice Complex, is preparing for its second season in the CWHL.
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