Wednesday, July 8, 2015

McCrimmon chats with Kylington . . . 'Canes trade away d-man . . . Broncos lose associate coach








D Keaton Ellerby (Kamloops, Moose Jaw, 2004-08) signed a one-year contract with Barys Astana (Kazakhstan, KHL). Last season, with the Winnipeg Jets (NHL), he had one assist in one game. With the St. John's Ice Caps (AHL), he had three goals and 13 assists in 41 games. . . .
F Rastislav Konečný (Saskatoon, 2006-07) signed a one-year contract with Žilina (Slovakia, Extraliga). Last season, with Piešťany (Slovakia, Extraliga), he had five goals and eight assists in 41 games. . . .
F Roman Tománek (Calgary, Seattle, 2004-06) signed a one-year contract with Ertis Pavlodar (Kazakhstan, Kazakh Vysshaya Liga). Last season, with Nitra (Slovakia, Extraliga), he had 29 goals and 33 assists in 55 games. He led his team in goals, assists and points, and was second in the league in all three categories.
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It appears doubtful that the Brandon Wheat Kings will have Swedish D Oliver Kylington in their lineup this season. Kylington was a second-round selection by the Calgary Flames in last month’s NHL draft, although he is working on a two-year contract with Swedish pro team AIK. . . . The Wheat Kings selected him in the CHL’s import draft. . . . On Wednesday, with the Flames holding their development camp and Kylington in attenance, Ryan Pike, the managing editor of @FlamesNation, tweeted that “Oliver Kylington told me he's locked in with AIK for this season, but season after has exit clause.” . . . Later in the day, Darren Haynes, who covers the Flames for Canadian Press, tweeted: “Spotted at WinSport this afternoon, meeting up with Oliver Kylington, was Brandon coach/GM Kelly McCrimmon. Wheat Kings own his WHL rights.”
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U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has gotten behind a bid by Pittsburgh to play host to the IIHF’s 2018 World Junior Championship. On Wednesday, Casey sent a letter to IIHF president René Fasel, citing, according to a news release, “the city’s success in hosting major events and the region’s rich hockey history . . .” Casey wrote: “With all due respect to Detroit, Pittsburgh really is America’s hockey capital. Selecting Pittsburgh would be good for the city and the tournament. The opportunity to play in front of some of the nation’s most enthusiastic hockey fans will only add to the tournament.Pittsburgh has a successful record of hosting major events. Adding the 2018 World Juniors to the city’s roster of major events would contribute to the revitalization occurring in Pittsburgh and throughout the region.” . . . The 2016 tournament is to be held in Helsinki, Finland, with the 2017 event in Montreal and Toronto.
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The Swift Current Broncos have acquired D Kade Jensen, 18, from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2018 bantam draft. . . . Jensen, from Calgary, was a fifth-round pick by Lethbridge in the 2012 bantam draft. . . . He has played two WHL seasons, totalling 23 points, four of them goals, in 110 games. . . . Last season, he had 19 points, including four goals, in 64 games.
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Coaching

Josh Dixon has left the Swift Current Broncos after one season as the associate coach. Dixon, who joined the Broncos after having been with the Regina Pats, will be working with CAA Sports as director of player development. . . . Mark Lamb, the Broncs’s general manager and head coach, will be looking for someone to work alongside him and assistant coach Jamie Heward.
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The NHL’s Los Angeles Kings have hired Dusty Imoo as their new goaltending development coach. He replaces Kim Dillabaugh, who signed on as the Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltending coach. . . . Bill Ranford is the King’ goaltending coach. . . . All three are former WHL goaltenders. . . . Jon Rosen, the Kings’ Insider, has more right here.
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The Prince Albert Raiders have signed F Spencer Moe, a Calgaryian who was a second-round selection in the 2015 bantam draft. . . . Moe had 52 points, including 31 goals, in 27 games with the bantam AAA Calgary Bisons last season.
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The Red Deer Rebels announced the signing of five players on Wednesday. . . . F Akash Bains, from Delta, B.C., was a ninth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. He had 20 points, six of them goals, in 28 games while at the Okanagan Hockey Academy last season. . . . F Chase Lowry was a third-round pick in 2015. He had 36 points, 16 of them goals, in 21 games with the major bantam Edmonton South Side Athletics. . . . D Jared Herauf, a first-round pick in 2015, had six goals and 17 assists in 33 games with the major bantam Sherwood Park Flyers. . . . D Ethan Sakowich, a second-rounder in 2014, is from Athabasca, Alta. He played last season with the midget AAA Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, earning five assists in 27 games. . . . F Tanner Sidaway, a 16-year-old from Victoria, was put on the Rebels’ protected list last season. He had 12 points, including nine goals, in 40 games with the bantam AAA South Island Royals. . . . Greg Meachem, the sports editor at the Red Deer Advocate, also reported that F Austin Adamson, 19, is out for up to five months after having surgery on a hip. He split last season between the Saskatoon Blades and Red Deer, finishing with 10 points, including five goals, in 53 games.
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