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Caldwell comes through again

Engele retires from SPS; bad guys party
By Gregg Drinnan
August 8, 2015 10:31 P.M.


With most WHL teams seemingly uninterested in posting much information about their prospects on their websites, we have come to rely on Alan Caldwell and his blog, Small Thoughts At Large. . . . Once again, he is taking a team-by-team statistical look at the prospects. So far, he has posted info involving the Kamloops Blazers, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Saskatoon Blades. . . . You are able to find it all right here.
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How much pressure will be on the shoulders of F Auston Matthews when he reports to the ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s NLA and is eligible to play on Sept. 18? What are the expectations for Matthews, who won’t turn 18 until Sept. 17? . . . Thomas Roost, who has worked in Europe for NHL Central Scouting since 1995, takes a look at all that and more right here.
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The bad guys in Saskatoon are partying today. Why? Because Jerome Engele, a former Saskatoon Blades defenceman, is retiring from the Saskatoon Police Service. When Engele hands in his shield, No. 195, he will have been a cop for 35 years, and, yes, he really is one of the good guys. The good news in Saskatoon is that Engele now will have more time to spend in his other role, as an assistant coach with the Blades. . . . Charles Hamilton of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix has more right here.
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Team Ontario scored an 11-2 victory over Team B.C. in the championship final of the national peewee box lacrosse nationals in Whitby, Ont., on Saturday. . . . Team B.C. included goaltender Brendan Hunchak, the son of former Moose Jaw Warriors and Kamloops Blazers head coach Dave Hunchak, and Connor Barrett, both of whom are from Kamloops.
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Coaching Game
Jordan McCallum, who holds the Summerland Steam’s single-season points record, is joining the junior B team as an assistant coach. McCallum, who is from Summerland, played last season as a 20-year-old with the MJHL’s Winnipeg Blues. . . . In 2011-12, the Steam’s inaugural season, McCallum put up 65 points, including 25 goals. . . . With the Steam, he will work alongside head coach John Depourcq and associate coach Wade Parker.
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