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Two former Chiefs on move

July
30
,
2015
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        F Chris Bruton (Spokane, 2004-08) signed a one-year contract with the Braehead Clan Glasgow (Scotland, UK Elite). Last season, he had two goals and two assists in 52 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins...

Name change in Kamloops

July
29
,
2015
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          F Luke Walker (Portland, 2007-10) signed a one-year extension with the Graz 99ers (Austria, Erste Bank Liga). Last season, in 51 games, he had 19 goals and 12 assists. He led the team in goals...

Strat-O-Matic Memories

July
27
,
2015
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I have heard from an amazing number of people since Friday night when word got out that the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame had honoured me with its Bernie Pascall Media Award. Friends and acquaintances have contacted me via Twitter, email, Facebook,...

An alligator in the dugout

July
26
,
2015
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“Tiger Woods said he still has his sights on Nicklaus’ record 18 majors,” RJ Currie writes. “It was so inspiring, I mailed another marriage proposal to Anne Hathaway.” ...

Ex-Blazer Panov has new team

July
23
,
2015
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Shawn Belle’s playing career over. Belle, a smooth-skating defenceman with the Regina Pats and Tri-City Americans (2001-05), has retired and signed on as an assistant coach with the AJHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders. Belle, a 30-year-old from Edmonton, played the past four seasons in Europe.  ...

Tigers sign North Dakota commit

July
21
,
2015
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The WHL’s Saskatoon Blades have company in the SaskTel Centre, what with the National Lacrosse League’s Edmonton Rush having relocated and morphed into the Saskatchewan Rush. ...

Hamilton still hunting for coach

July
20
,
2015
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Bruce Hamilton, the president and general manager of the Kelowna Rockets continues to go through the process of hiring a head coach to replace the one-and-done Dan Lambert. ...

We're scattershooting . . .

July
20
,
2015
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The WHL hasn’t announced it yet, but you can bet it will be going to 3-on-3 overtime in the upcoming season. Why? Because it mirrors the NHL, that’s why. ...

Sask. Hall welcomes 2015 inductees

July
19
,
2015
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F Gilbert Brule (Vancouver, 2002-06) signed a one-year contract with Medveš?ak Zagreb (Croatia, KHL). Last season, with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (Russia, KHL), he had 10 goals and five assists in 44 games. ...

Open season on Tiger

July
19
,
2015
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“You know this year's all-star game was the first without a starter from the Red Sox or Yankees since 1945,” writes Janice Hough, aka The Left Coast Sports Babe. “That's almost the last year the U.S. presidential election didn't have a Clinton or a Bush on the ballot.” ...