Ex-WHL coach off to Slovakia … Hitmen coach talking with Swiss team? … Blades sign three picks

F Brad Ross (Portland, 2007-12) has signed a one-year contract with the Heilbronner Falken (Germany, DEL2). This season, with the Iserlohn Roosters (Germany, DEL), Ross had four assists in six games. His season ended prematurely due to a hand injury. Heilbronner’s head coach is...

Scattershooting, while watching NFL … Loewen brings power game … Everett down two forwards … Coaching change in MJHL

While watching an NFL game on CTV on Sunday afternoon, the realization struck me — it isn’t the NFL on CTV; rather, it’s a series of NFL commercials aired between CTV promos. After Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving the other...

Hay: Cunningham ‘special person’ . . . Steinke checks on Tigers . . . Oil Kings end trip with win

Hockey Canada/EDM Oilers to formally announce Monday Ivan Hlinka Memorial (U-18) Tourney is coming to CAN every other year, starting 2018.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 28, 2016———Don Hay’s face lights up and there’s a glint in his eyes when you ask him about his...

Three WHLers get NHL deals . . . Iconic BCHL franchise sold . . . Lots of WHL roster moves

F Carson McMillan (Calgary, 2005-09) has signed a one-year contract with Esbjerg (Denmark, Metal Ligaen). Last season, he was the captain of the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL). He had 19 goals and 15 assists in 70 games. . . . F Jonas Johansson (Kamloops, 2002-04)...

Governors approve Ice’s new owners … WHL on Shaw nears end … Lawsuit against OHL, teams certified

The Chynoweth family has been involved in the WHL for 45 consecutive years, a run that ended Thursday when the board of governors approved the sale of the Kootenay Ice, the franchise that the Chynoweths had been trying to sell since 2011.There was a...

Priestner: “We’re absolutely not selling” . . . Two Portland games postponed . . . Warriors win in Regina

F Igor Valeev (Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Swift Current, 1998-2000) has signed for the rest of this season with Chelmet Chelyabinsk (Russia, Vysshaya Liga). Last season, with Kulager Petropavlovsk (Kazakhstan, Kazakh Vysshaya Liga), he had 10 goals and 17 assists in 45 games.——3 years ago i...

Warriors GM says he received apology . . . Burke joins new club . . . Hurricanes drop veteran forward

It's 2016 people... Stop playing Cotton-Eye Joe. Seriously. Stop it.— Sunaya Sapurji (@sunayas) November 15, 2016———D Giffen Nyren (Moose Jaw, Kamloops, Calgary, 2006-10) has signed a contract for the rest of this season with Dijon (France, Ligue Magnus). This season, he was pointless in...

CHL releases financial figures … SPHL team in bus crash … Phillips burns Oil Kings again

Possible CHL & its law firm take a different view re publicizing KPMG report, but here’s what judge’s Jan. 5 confidentiality order says: pic.twitter.com/muyO5aYhl1— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) January 20, 2017While one WHL team had pre-tax net income of $9,074,157 from 2012 through 2016, another...

Kamloops school ends hockey program

F Alexander Gogolev (Calgary, Victoria, 2011-13) has been assigned by Lada Togliatti (Russia, KHL) to Ariada Volzhsk (Russia, Vysshaya Liga). Gogolev signed a one-year contract with Lada in June. Last season, with Severstal Cherepovets (Russia, KHL), he had...

Americans, Raiders swap goaltenders . . . P.A. veteran gets AHL deal . . . Tri-City waives d-man

The Tri-City Americans, obviously concerned about the long-term health of starting G Evan Sarthou, have acquired G Rylan Parenteau, who is to turn 20 on Nov. 16, from the Prince Albert Raiders.In return, the Americans gave up G Nic Sanders, 18, and a third-round...

Välimäki feted in Finland . . . Brooks’ streak at 20 . . . Blades stun Warriors

Juuso Välimäki (centre) of the Tri-City Americans shakes hands with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, who is behind hiswife Jenni Haukio (in purple). (YLE screen grab)Juuso Välimäki is greeted by Finnish First Lady Jenni Haukio.(YLE screen grab)D Juuso Välimäki of the Tri-City Americans was in...

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