THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Tyler Mosienko (Kelowna. 2000-05) signed a one-year contract extension with Esbjerg (Denmark, AL-Bank Liga). He had 18 goals and 26 assists in 39 games for Esbjerg last season. . . .
F Frank Banham (Saskatoon, 1992-96) signed a two-year contract extension with Alba Volan Szekesfehervar (Hungary, Austria Erste Bank Liga). He had 19 goals and 19 assists in 51 games for Alba Volan last season. . . .
D Renat Mamashev (Moose Jaw, 2000-01) signed a one-year contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk (Russia, KHL). Mamashev led all KHL defencemen in scoring and assists with 10 goals and 32 assists in 52 games with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (Russia, KHL) last season.
The Tri-City Americans have added two former WHL players — Curtis Brown (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, 1992-1996) and Mike Green (Edmonton Ice, Kootenay Ice, 1996-2000) — to their scouting staff. . . . Brown will work in Northern California and the NAPHL. . . . Green will work in the Calgary area.
Jay Hart of Yahoo! Sports has the latest right here on the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. I don’t think you want to pick him for your fantasy team.
It is one of the most indelible scenes in baseball history. Umpire Tim McClelland points at the Kansas City Royals’ dugout and makes an out sign, and George Brett storms from the dugout to home plate. Yes, it was the ‘Pine Tar Game.” And it turns out the guy who was the bat boy blames himself for the whole mess. Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal has that story right here.
THE COACHING GAME:
Mark Osiecki has signed on as an assistant coach with the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. He’ll work alongside head coach Ted Dent. . . . Osiecki, 44, was the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes (2010-13).
The ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones are looking for a head coach after Jarrod Skalde left for an assistant coaching position with the Norfolk Admirals, the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. . . . The Cyclones have said that assistant coach Matt Macdonald will stay on staff.
The USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks have added Trevor Nill to their staff as an assistant coach. Nill played for the Michigan State Spartans (2008-12) and this is his first coaching job. . . . Nill is the son of Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill.
From Mike McKenna (@MikeMcKenna56): “Most surreal moment of my life. A guy named Scooter at a gas station in Hilton Head with a 10-foot gator tied to the roof of his Camaro.”
McKenna, a goaltender, signed with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets last week.
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