Sunday, July 28, 2013

Colby Armstrong off to Sweden

F Colby Armstrong (Red Deer, 1998-2002) signed a one-year contract with Växjö Lakers (Sweden, SHL). He had two goals and three assists in 37 games with the Montreal Canadiens (NHL) last season. . . .
F Martin Filo (Moose Jaw, 2007-09) signed a one-year contract with Königsborner JEC Unna (Germany, Oberliga). He had one goal and four assists in 26 games with Dukla Trencin (Slovakia, Extraliga) last season.
Jerome Bechard was a fierce competitor through four seasons (1986-90) with the Moose Jaw Warriors. He put up 238 points in 284 regular-season games. He also piled up 880 penalty minutes. He has been in Columbus, Ga., since 1996, first as a player with the Cottonmouths and now as the general manager and head coach. On June 6, Bdchard underwent open-heart surgery. Things went well and he now is recuperating and preparing for another season. . . . Kathy Gierer of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer has more right here.
Lou Gehrig was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1939. Unfortunately, he was dying of ALS and too ill to be there. What might he have said in his acceptance speech? Jonathan Eig, the author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig, tries to answer that question right here.

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