The Swedish native had an outstanding campaign with the American Hockey League’s Kentucky Thoroughblades last year, going 18-9-5 with a 2.68 GAA. Hedberg would also be making his second stop in Winnipeg. He led the Moose to their first ever playoff appearance in 1997-98.
“Every team in the league has tough guys that can play,” Carlyle explained. “He’s the type of guy that will add some character.”
MANITOBA MOOSE CURRENT LINEUP
Mel Angelstad Left Wing
Doug Ast Centre
Brian Chapman Defence
Dion Darling Defence
Rusty Fitzgerald Left Wing
Justin Kurtz Defence
Derek Landmesser Defence
Manny Legace Goalie
Dmitri Leonov Centre
Johan Hedberg Goalie
Bret Meyers Right Wing
Jeff Parrott Defence
Sean Pronger Left Winger
Jimmy Roy Left Winger
Mike Ruark Defence
Scott Thomas Right Wing
MOOSE RETURN TO TV
After an absence from tv for over a year the Moose are now back on tv. This year local tv channel The A-Channel will broadcast 8 games this year. Calling the play by play will be the voice of the Moose from CJOB radio Kelly Moore. Moore will pull double duty this year as he will broadcast live play by play on CJOB radio and live play by play during Moose tv broadcast.
MOOSE TV SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 12th, 2000 vs. Houston 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 1st, 2000 vs. Grand Rapids 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 31st, 2000 vs. Cincinnati 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 12th, 2001 vs. Chicago 7:30 p.m.
Sunday , February 4th, 2001 vs. Utah 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 25th, 2001 vs. Houston 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8th, 2001 vs. Kansas City 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 15th, 2001 vs. Chicago 4:00 p.m.
All times are Central Time
The Orlando Solar Bears also released their TV schedule for the 2000-01 season.
SOLAR BEARS TV SCHEDULE
TV Games on Sunshine Network
Thu. 26 @ Houston 8:00 PM
Thu. 30 CHICAGO 7:00 PM
Wed. 13 @ Utah 9:00 PM*
Sat. 16 HOUSTON 7:00 PM
Wed. 27 HOUSTON 7:00 PM*
Fri. 5 @ Houston 8:30 PM
Fri. 26 DETROIT 7:00 PM
Fri. 9 MANITOBA 7:00 PM
Sat. 24 @ Cincinnati 7:30 PM*
Fri. 9 UTAH 7:00 PM*
Mon. 19 MILWAUKEE 7:00 PM
Sat. 14 @ Detroit 7:00 PM
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
All Times Eastern
*Televised live on Sunshine Network in northern and central Florida ONLY
(outside Miami Heat territory).
TODAY IN HOCKEY:
September 2, 1999: Expansion Minnesota Wild hire
Doug Risebrough as General
When Rich Parent was called up to the St. Louis Blues in November 1997 the Moose had no backup and had to call for an emergency replacement. The replacement– A meat inspector from nearby Illes des Chenes by the name of Bob Brisbois.
DID YOU KNOW?
Art Ross came up with the idea of a metal handed stick with a replaceable wooden blade. The invention was tested briefly at the beginning of the 1939-40 season, though no one knows how successful it was.
Chicago: Re-sign centre Steve Larouche.
Re-sign forward Brian Noonan.
Grand Rapids: Sign forward Bobby Stewart.
Sign defenceman Josh Harrold.
Orlando: Sign defenceman Wade Brookbank.
Utah: Announce the retirement of defenceman Jeff Sharples.