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Winterhawks' assistant faces assault charges

August
21
,
2015
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F Anthony Ast (Vancouver, Medicine Hat, 2010-15) signed a one-year contract with Klostersee Grafing (Germany, Oberliga). Last season, with the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL), he had four goals and two assists in 21 games. Ast holds dual Canadian-German...

Asuchak to go camping with Blues

August
20
,
2015
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F Tomáš Vincour (Edmonton, Vancouver, 2007-10) signed a one-year contract with Sibir Novosibirsk (Russia, KHL). Last season, he had one assist in seven games with the Colorado Avalanche, and he had 10 goals and 13 assists in 38 games...

Two WHL prospects to play in USHL

August
19
,
2015
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F Ethan Price, 18, isn’t expected to return to the Portland Winterhawks, choosing instead to stay in the USHL where he finished last season. On Wednesday, Portland freelancer Scott Sepich tweeted: “I've been told that Ethan Price...

Blazers' season almost here

August
19
,
2015
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Hockey fans in Kamloops wanting to get a look at the latest edition of the WHL’s Blazers will have three opportunities, starting with the annual Blue-White intrasquad game on Sept. 1. That game will be played in The Sandman Centre. The...

Giants want to find the grind again

August
18
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2015
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F David Rutherford (Vancouver, Spokane, 2004-08) signed a one-year contract with the Edinburgh Capitals (Scotland, UK Elite). Last season, with the Missouri Mavericks (ECHL), he had six goals and 14 assists in 35 games; he also had eight goals and...

Broncos lose forward for start of season

August
16
,
2015
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F Jaroslav Kristek (Tri-City, 1998-2000) signed a four-week tryout contract with Eispiraten Crimmitschau (Germany, DEL2). Last season, he had eight goals and 15 assists in 27 games with Žilina (Slovakia, Extraliga) and seven goals and six assists...

Blazers release 'refined' logo

August
14
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers have revealed what they are calling “a refined logo.” The change, announced on Friday, involves dropping the word ‘Kamloops’ from the team’s primary logo. According to a news release, Daryl Reaugh,...

TSN: Washington legislators acted against legal advice

August
13
,
2015
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F Daniel Bohác (Spokane, 1998-2000) signed a one-year contract with Clermont-Ferrand (France, Division 2). Last season, with Ceské Budejovice (Czech Republic, 1. Liga), he had six goals and nine assists in 46 games. . . . F Craig...

Canada gets Russia in semifinal

August
12
,
2015
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F Robin Soudek (Edmonton, Chilliwack/Victoria, 2008-12) has been released by Olomouc (Czech Republic, Extraliga) after an unsuccessful tryout. He had one goal in three exhibition games. . . . F Peter Mueller (Everett, 2005-07) signed a one-year...

Soetaert going scouting with Coyotes

August
11
,
2015
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The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes have hired Doug Soetaert as their western pro scout. Soetaert, a former general manager of the WHL’s Everett Silvertips, has spent the past two seasons in Europe where he was the head scout for Red Bull Hockey...