Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Tri-City Americans were involved in a couple of trades on Monday. . . . First, they acquired the WHL rights to F Devon McAndrews, 17, from the Medicine Hat Tigers for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is from Edmonton and is with the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints. He has one assist and 14 penalty minutes in eight games. McAndrews, a list player, attended the Tigers’ training camp. . . . Later, the Americans sent D Kaleb Denham, 16, to the Red Deer Rebels for a seventh-round pick in the 2013 bantam draft and a conditional fourth-rounder in 2015. Denham, a sixth-round pick by the Americans in 2011, is with the midget AAA Red Deer Optimist Rebels and the plans are to leave him. After making the deal, the Rebels announced that they have signed Denham.
The Vancouver Giants have released Czech F Alex Kilnar, 19, who was selected in the CHL’s 2012 import draft but was a healthy scratch from three of the club’s four games. . . .
The Giants have had their share of problems in trying to fill their second import slot. Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun has more right here, while Steve Ewen of the Vancouver Province takes a look right here.
The Kootenay Ice has released Czech F Petr Vesely, 18, and assigned D Kyle Krabben, 17, to a team to be determined. . . . Vesely, a first-round pick in the CHL’s 2012 import draft, was pointless in one game; Krabben was pointless in two games. . . . The Ice now is carrying 22 players, including seven defencemen and 13 forwards.
The defending-champion Edmonton Oil Kings have signed general manager Bob Green to a three-year contract extension that includes an option on a fourth season. . . . Green is the only GM the franchise has known. In the fifth season with him at the helm, the Oil Kings won the WHL championship. . . . Green was honoured as the WHL’s 2011-12 executive of the year.
From Regan Bartel (@Reganrant), the veteran radio voice of the Kelowna Rockets: “Random thought 7: The @Kelowna Rockets have one win, same as @SCBroncos, yet three fewer points. Loser points make me laugh. #garybettman”
From Paul D. Anderson (@PaulD_Anderson): “The two lawsuits filed Friday bring the total to 155 concussion-related lawsuits v. NFL. There are now 3,689 former players suing the #NFL.”
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