Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sask. Hall welcomes inductees . . . Bassin done in Erie . . . Nicholls: Hockey "detrimental to my health"








F Gilbert Brule (Vancouver, 2002-06) signed a one-year contract with Medveščak Zagreb (Croatia, KHL). Last season, with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (Russia, KHL), he had 10 goals and five assists in 44 games.
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The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame held its fourth annual induction ceremony in Humboldt on Friday evening. The class of 2015 features former Saskatoon Blades star Wendel Clark; Guyle Fielder, who dominated the pro Western league back in the day; Dave King, one of Canada’s great coaches; the late Vic Lynn, who played for all of the Original Six teams during his NHL career; former Canadian national team and Saskatoon Blades head coach Jackie McLeod; Kevin Muench, a longtime on-ice official who now is the WHL’s director of officiating; longtime Humboldt Broncos trainer Elgar (A.J.) Petersen; Gerry Rooney, a former Broncos manager and assistant coach; and former Swift Current Broncos forward Dave (Tiger) Williams. Also being inducted were two teams — the 1934 Saskatoon Quakers, who won the world championship; the 2003 Humboldt Broncos, who won the RBC Cup; and the Simpson Flyers (1965-72), who won six Saskatchewan titles. . . . The Hall of Fame is located in the Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current, the home of the Broncos.
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The story in the above tweet is about forwards Carson Dimoff and Ryan Savage, and how they came to join Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, where they plan on playing hockey this season. The WHL rights to both players belong to the Everett Silvertips.
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Sherry Bassin’s 19-year run with the OHL’s Erie Otters is over. With the team having changed hands, he won’t be back as its general manager, Victor Fernandes of goerie.com suggests right here that Dave Brown should be the team’s next GM.
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Concussion Report

“I had a tremendous hockey career,” writes former NHL star Bernie Nicholls, “but it was extremely detrimental to my health and mental well-being.” . . . Nicholls has written a first-person piece for the New York Daily News and it’s right here.
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