Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday . . .

THE MacBETH REPORT: D Filip Novak (Regina, 1999-2002) and D Aleksandr Boikov (Victoria/Prince George, Tri-City, 1993-96) each signed a one-year contract with OHK Dynamo Moscow (Russia KHL). Novak had two goals and 22 assists in 52 games and Boikov had one goal and nine assists in 44 games with HC MVD Balashikha (Russia KHL) this season. MVD and Dynamo Moscow merged to form OHK Dynamo last month. . . .
F Matt Ellison (Red Deer, 2002-03) signed a one-year contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (Russia KHL). He had 16 goals and 18 assists in 52 games for HC MVD Balashikha (Russia KHL) this season.
The Regina Pats have signed F Morgan Klimchuk, the fifth overall pick in the 2010 bantam draft. Klimchuk captained the Calgary Bisons this season as they placed second at the Western Canadian bantam championship. He had 52 points, including 33 goals, in 28 games with the Bisons. . . . Klimchuk signed after attending the Pats’ spring camp that wrapped up on Sunday. He is the first player to sign since Chad Lang was named general manager on Friday.
Ken Andrusiak, a former assistant coach with the Prince Albert Raiders, is the new head coach of the junior B Kelowna Chiefs of the Kootenay International junior league. The Chiefs have relocated to Kelowna from Chase, B.C., and will play out of the Rutland Arena. . . . For the last two seasons, Andrusiak was head coach with the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association, working primarily with the bantam and midget teams. . . . Grant Sheridan, a veteran minor hockey coach in the Kelowna area, will be the assistant coach. . . . The two bought the team from Fred Pittendreigh, who is staying on as general manager. . . . The Chiefs couldn’t move into the Kelowna area without the permission of the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets. In exchange for that, the Rockets will be able to place two 16-year-olds on the Chiefs’ roster. KIJHL teams have to carry two 16-year-old players.
F Brett Leffler (Regina, 2004-10) has decided to attend the U of Regina and play for the Cougars. A fifth-round pick by the Washington Capitals in the NHL’s 2007 draft, Leffler never signed. He had 151 points in 309 regular-season games with the Pats with whom he completed his junior eligibility this season. . . . F Cody Esposito (Spokane, Red Deer, 2006-09) also has committed to the U of Regina. He played this season with the MJHL-champion Dauphin Kings.
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