Thursday, August 16, 2012

THE MacBETH REPORT:
D Justin Kurtz (Brandon, 1993-97) signed a one-year contract with Dresdner Eislöwen (Germany, 2. Bundesliga) He had six assists in 33 games with the Linz Black Wings (Austria, Erste Bank Liga) last season. Kurtz is scheduled to arrive in Dresden on Thursday.
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Cliff Wright, a former bus driver for the Swift Current Broncos, has been killed in a motorcycle accident near Castlegar, B.C. Wright, 66, was declared dead at a hospital in Nelson. . . . Wright and his wife, Stephanie, owned Sun West Coach in Swift Current. . . . The Nelson Star has more on the accident right here.
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Alan Millar, the general manager of the Moose Jaw Warriors, was a veteran of OHL front offices before coming to the WHL. Right here, he talks with discovermoosejaw.com about the sanctions delivered by OHL commissioner David Branch against the Windsor Spitfires for recruiting irregularities.
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Although the OHL is operating under a cone of silence when it comes to naming names from Spitfiregate, Bob Duff of the Windsor Star has taken a look at some of the players who may have been involved. That piece is right here.
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Here’s Mike Chappell, writing in the Indianapolis Star:
He led the Colts in tackling for seven seasons before retiring in 1998. But now, at age 46, Herrod said he's paying a big price. Migraines and memory loss. Sleep issues and sensitivity to light. Full-body pain. Blink-of-an-eye mood swings.
"I know I'm not going to be any better," said (the player), who made 1,337 tackles for the Colts and played 11 NFL seasons. "It's going to get worse. That's expected."
Chappell’s story is right here.

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