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Californians at NHL Prospects Camps

The hockey season doesn’t end, it just goes through different phases. At least that was the impression I got from talking to the two California-born and -trained prospects selected in June’s NHL Entry Draft recently. 941 more words

College Hockey

Shaun Clouston added to Canada's coaching staff for U18 Ivan Hlinka tournament

CALGARY — Shaun Clouston has been added as an assistant coach of Canada’s under-18 men’s hockey team that will participate in the upcoming 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. 165 more words


Unifor to hold meeting in effort to unionize junior hockey players

Windsor Spitfires general manager Warren Rychel and coach Bob Boughner have no comment on Canada’s largest private sector union planning to hold an organizing meeting Wednesday in an attempt to begin the process of representing major junior hockey players from around the country. 318 more words


Laxdal moving to best job in AHL Texas Stars

Derek Laxdal, who coached the Edmonton Oil Kings to three straight 50-win seasons, is leaving for the Texas Stars’ American League job.
While Laxdal has the best gig in junior hockey it comes as no surprise he’s taking the next step because he used to work in the Dallas organization, coaching their ECHL team in Boise, Idaho for five years, before the Oil Kings hired him four years ago to replace Steve Pleau. 315 more words

Junior Hockey

Still no decision on whether hot-ticket Laxdal will be back or head to the pros

Things are in a state of flux with the Memorial Cup champion Edmonton Oil Kings.
They took a Russian defenceman Marcel Ibragamov from Moscow Dynamo with the 58th overall selection in the CHL import draft Wednesday even though they might still have two imports–Eddie Kulda, drafted in the seventh round by Arizona and fellow winger Mads Eller–back on the best junior team in the country. 497 more words

Junior Hockey

CHL rankings: what did they mean?

In October and again in January I published lists of junior hockey teams that were higher in my rankings than the CHL top 10, and vice versa. 187 more words


Jeff Skinner Rankings vs. the Vancouver Canucks' front office

Inspired in part by this, here are how the Jeff Skinner Rankings would have drafted for Vancouver in this year’s draft, compared to their actual selections. 330 more words