Archives for: May 2007
As expected, it did not take long for Clement Jodoin to re-surface in the Quebec League. On Monday, he made it known he would not return to the Lewiston Maineiacs as his contract had expired. He has since been introduced as the new head coach of the Rimouski Oceanic.
The Guelph Storm have announced that Austrian forward Rafael Rotter will return to the Storm this fall for his overage campaign. Also, the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning have inked Mississauga IceDogs forward Chris Lawrence to a contract.
PETERBOROUGH - The proposed new owner of the NHL's Nashville Predators remained tight-lipped about the deal during what's believed to be one of his first public appearances since the sale was announced earlier this month.
After saying for the past year that he was leaning towards attending Michigan State University, Brampton Battalion fifth overall pick Matt Duchene is taking the first step towards possibly joining the Ontario Hockey League club. Duchene will be in attendance at this weekend's Battalion mini-camp.
In a move that had been rumoured for months, Mike Futa has stepped down as General Manager of the Owen Sound Attack to accept a position as Co-Director of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings.
Futa joined the Attack for the start of the 2002-03 season and hired Mike Stother as head coach. He also helped bring in players like Bobby Ryan, Bobby Sanguinetti and many more.
Guelph Storm GM/Head Coach Dave Barr has been named the coach of Canada's Under-18 team for the summer tournament in August. Former London Knights assistant coach Jacques Beaulieu, who is now head coach with Saint John in the Quebec League, will served as one of the assistants.
As we originally reported here last week, there has been a delay in construction at the new home of the Kingston Frontenacs.
While he did not come right out and say it, I'm pretty sure former Windsor Spitfires forward Steve Ott is giving his stamp of approval for the team getting a new rink to play in.
A pair of big name junior hockey have stepped away from their current organizations.
While attending the Memorial Cup in Vancouver I had the chance to chat with CHL Rookie of the Year Patrick Kane of the London Knights, below is the transcript of our chat.
The Vancouver Giants are the 2007 Memorial Cup Champions with a 3-1 win against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
VANCOUVER, BC - Congratulations to Ontario Hockey League referee Sean Reid, he has been selected to work the championship game of the 2007 Memorial Cup in Vancouver. This is the first Cup for Reid, who will work alongside WHL ref Kyle Rehman.
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