NO KABOOM! . . . The Campbell Storm scored a 6-5 victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters in the final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup, B.C.’s junior B championship, in Mission on Monday afternoon. . . . The Storm moves on to the Keystone Cup in Cold Lake, Alta., from April 16 through 19. . . . Taylor Rocca of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman has a game story right here.
Merle Haggard turned 78 on Monday, so there was no better time for Rolling Stone to present the “12 Most Badass Merle Haggard Prison Songs.” . . . Check it out right here.
A Monday evening tweet from Andy Beesley, the Prince George Cougars’ vice-president, business: “Here's a fun fact. The PG Cougars 50/50 handed out an incredible $194,000+ in cash to lucky winners this season. That's awesome!” . . .
D Haydn Fleury of the Red Deer Rebels will join the Charlotte Checkers, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. Fleury, who was the seventh overall selection in the NHL’s 2014 draft, had 28 points, including six goals, in 63 games with the Rebels this season. Fleury turns 18 on July 8. He has played three full seasons with Red Deer. . . .
Shaw TV was in Calgary for Game 7 between the Hitmen and Kootenay Ice last night. Its crew will be in Kelowna for Games 1 and 2 between the Rockets and Victoria Royals on Friday and Saturday nights.
“Today, I am 37 years old and unable to play professional hockey because of the symptoms I experience from the multiple blows to the head I suffered while on the ice,” writes former NHL enforcer Dan LaCouture in Monday‘s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “But the inability to play hockey professionally is the least of my worries. I have debilitating headaches, nausea and motion sickness every day. I am always irritable. And with recent studies showing the shattering illnesses linked to traumatic brain injury, along with the recent news of National Hockey League legend Stan Mikita’s unfortunate battle with dementia, I fear worse symptoms are yet to come.”
LaCouture’s complete piece is right here.
Driving to Seattle right now. Not sure if people are honking because they like our new bus/us , or they're just upset with our bus driver..💁
— Chase De Leo (@Dels9) April 6, 2015
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