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 is planning to remain in the USHL with Lincoln this season and won't return to Portland.” . . . Price, who is from Lincoln, had four goals and five assists in 38 games with the Winterhawks in the first half of last season. He then joined the Lincoln Stars and had nine points, three of them goals, in 30 games. . . . The Winterhawks selected him in the sixth round of the 2012 bantam draft. He had played with the U-16 Omaha Lancers AAA team.
Meanwhile, Phil Andrews, the radio voice of the Regina Pats, tweeted that “D-man Liam Schioler listed on pre-season roster for USHL's Lincoln Stars. Means not coming to Regina this year.” Schioler was a second-round pick by the Pats in the 2013 bantam draft. Schioler, 17 is from West St. Paul, Man. He has played the last three seasons at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn., moving from the bantam Tier 1 team, to the U-16 midget team to the midget prep side.
The Vancouver Giants have signed a new 10-year lease with the municipality of Delta for the use of the Ladner Leisure Centre. The Giants use the LLC as its training and practice facility. Sandor Gyarmati of the Delta Optimist has more, including terms of the deal, right here
The Prince Albert Raiders are on the prowl. They are looking for a new goal song.
From a news release: “From Aug. 19 to Sept. 9, Raiders fans will have the chance to submit their song suggestions at RaidersHockey.com. Track and artist name must be provided as well as any additional information that would support the entry. If there is a specific point in the song you feel would be best for the goal celebration, let us know what time in the song.
“The winning song will debut following the first goal of the regular season at the Art Hauser Centre. One submission, with the selected goal song, will be chosen as the grand prizewinner of a Raiders prize package.”
I’m thinking it should be something by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Shouldn’t it?
“A lawyer for the family of deceased NHL player Derek Boogaard is battling to delay a court ruling on dismissing their wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL until he has a chance to introduce new evidence that he says will further prove that the league is responsible for Boogaard's death,” writes Rick Westhead, TSN’s senior correspondent. “Boogaard's family filed a lawsuit against the NHL in May 2013, two years after his death from an overdose of painkillers. The lawsuit claims the NHL did not do enough to prevent Boogaard from becoming addicted to prescription medication.” . . . That story is right here.
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The NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers have hired Brady Robinson as their goaltender development coach and goaltender scout. Robinson, 32, had been the Victoria Royals’ goaltending coach. . . . Earlier this summer, the Flyers hired Kim Dillabaugh, who had been with the Los Angeles Kings, as their goaltending coach. He and Robinson have a history together, including working at the Goaltending Development Institute. . . . Robinson had been with the Chilliwack Bruins and Royals since 2006. . . . Bill Meltzer of hockeybuzz.com has more right here.
There now is a free handbook available that, according to Sheryl Ubelacker of The Canadian Press “not only helps parents identify when their child may have suffered a concussion and what that injury does to the brain, but it also sets out strategies for speeding up recovery and avoiding setbacks.” . . . That handbook — Concussion and You: A Handbook for Parents and Kids — is available for downloading right here. . . . Ubelacker’s complete story is right here.