Monday, August 8, 2016

Ex-Brandon star to Moose? . . . KHL game ends after three minutes

F Brett Sonne (Calgary, 2004-09) has signed a one-year contract with Herlev (Denmark, Metal Ligaen). Last season, he had three assists in seven games with Bansk√° Bystrica (Slovakia, Extraliga), and six goals and 11 assists in 17 games with Cortina (Italy, Serie A).
F Scott Glennie (Brandon, 2007-11) is expected to sign a contract with the Manitoba Moose, the Winnipeg-based AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. Glennie, 25, is from Winnipeg. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder was selected by the Dallas Stars with the eighth overall pick of the 2009 NHL draft. However, he has played only one NHL game. . . . He played four seasons (2011-15) with the AHL’s Texas Stars, totalling 46 goals and 72 assists in 230 games. . . . Glennie wasn’t qualified by Dallas prior to 2015-16 and sat out the season rehabbing a shoulder injury.
Hockey Canada’s loss is a huge gain for the NHL’s new Las Vegas franchise, which has hired Misha Donskov as its director of hockey operations. On July 1, he was named by Hockey Canada as its assistant coach/hockey operations for the men’s national teams. Prior to that, he was Hockey Canada’s manager, hockey operations/analytics and video. . . . Before joining Hockey Canada, Donskov was an associate coach (2012-14) with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s and he spent three seasons as AGM and assistant coach with the London Knights. He also has worked with the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers and Columbus Blue Jackets.
There was some nastiness in a KHL exhibition game on Monday; in fact, the game came to a premature end, just three minutes after it began. The game featured Barys Astana and Kunlun Red Star Beijing. . . . The two teams met Friday in a game in which F Dustin Boyd (Moose Jaw, 2002-06), who is in his sixth season with Barys, suffered a broken ankle that will sideline him for up to four months. . . . Patrick Conway has more on all this right here in his Russian Hockey Blog.

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