THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Cam Paddock (Kelowna, 1999-2004) signed a one-year contract with Frederikshavn (Denmark, AL-Bank Liga). He started last season with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL), where he had two goals and three assists in 39 games. Paddock signed with the Augsburger Panther (Germany, DEL) in late January, where he had three goals and five assists in 13 games. . . .
G Jeff Glass (Kootenay, 2002-05) signed a one-year contract with Sibir Novosibirsk (Russia, KHL). He had a 3.22 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 28 games with Barys Astana (Kazakhstan, KHL) last season. . . .
G Juraj Holly (Calgary, 2010-11) signed a try-out contract with Nitra (Slovakia, Extraliga). He had a 2.88 GAA and a.914 save percentage in 19 games with Trinec U20 (Czech Republic, U20 Extraliga) and a 3.72 GAA and a .918 save percentage in two games with Tatranski Vlci Poprad (Slovakia, MHL, the Russian junior league) last season.
The Edmonton Oil Kings have signed G Patrick Dea and F Andrew Koep, their first two selections in the 2012 bantam draft. . . . Dea, the 22nd overall selection and the first goaltender taken in the draft, was 12-6-3, 2.96, .920 with the bantam AAA St. Albert Sabres. . . . Koep, taken 40th overall by the Oil Kings, had 61 points in 31 games with the bantam AAA Lloydminster, Alta., Heat. . . . Both players are in the Oil Kings’ rookie camp that runs through Sunday at the Jubilee Recreation Centre in Fort Saskatchewan.
The Kelowna Rockets have signed F Rourke Chartier, who was the 15th overall selection in the 2011 bantam draft. Chartier played last season with the Saskatoon Contacts and tied for the Saskatchewan Midget AAA league’s scoring title, with 73 points. He had 34 goals in 58 games. He also helped the Contacts to a third-place finish at the Telus Cup national championship. . . . Chartier’s father, Marc, played in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades, New Westminster Bruins and Billings Bighorns (1977-81). . . . By my calculations, 18 of the 22 first-round selections from the 2011 draft have signed WHL contracts. Only F Ryan Gropp (Seattle), D Kord Pankewicz (Brandon), F Tanner MacMaster (Spokane) and G Jordan Papirny (Brandon) are unsigned.
Cathal Kelly, a sports editor with the Toronto Star, sums up the CHLPA to date right here. Of all I have read about the CHLPA's stumbling start, Kelly has done the best job of summing it all up.
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