MOOSE AQUIRE 3 ICE DOGS
with right-winger Dmitri Leonov and defenceman Dion Darling for future
considerations. The Ice Dogs left the IHL last month to begin play in
West Coast Hockey League so they put up their I-calibre players up for
at the NHL draft in Calgary.
attendance of less than 4,000. “Basically it was a business decision. It
Ast knew he could end up almost anywhere on the continent in the IHL or
but figured it would be either independent Houston or Manitoba.
“Manitoba’s my favorite rink to play in. I grew up out here watching the
Jets play and they’ve always got good ice. I’m looking forward to
front of Canadian hockey fans,” said Ast. “The weather is something
going to have to adjust to.”
season and has played 211 games for Long Beach over three seasons.
“He can perform a number of roles and has a history of putting up second
line-type numbers,” said Moose GM/head coach Randy Carlyle.
Leonov, 25, notched 17 goals and 38 points while collecting 165 penalty
minutes last season. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Chelyabinsk,
is a former Spokane Chief. “He plays a North American-type game,” said
Darling, 25, is a 6-foot-3, 222-pound blueliner who had three assists in
games for Long Beach.
The Milwaukee Admirals were formed in 1970, playing as an independent
amateur team. One of the owners at the time, Erwin Merar, owned an
dealership and decided to name the hockey team after his top-selling
which happened to carry the brand name of Admiral.
IHL TEAMS PLACE IN IHL HISTORY
Milwaukee Admirals: The Bradley Centre home of the Milwaukee Admirals
has hosted over 10 crowds in excess of 17 400 for
Milwaukee Admirals hockey.
TODAY IN HOCKEY
July 5, 1974 Chicago Black Hawks Steve Sullivan is born.
DID YOU KNOW
Louis and Grace Sutter are the only parents to have 6 sons play in the
Brent Sutter made his NHL debut in the 1980-81 season, then Rich and Ron
1982-83 who were active until 1993-94. Brian played from 1976-77 to
Duane fron 1979-80 until 1989-90 and Darryl from 1979-80 until 1986-87.
5 seasons (1982-83 to 1986-87) all 6 Sutter boys were in the league at
Manitoba Moose: Aquire Dmitri Leonov, Doug Ast and Dion Darling from
the Long Beach Ice Dogs for future considerations.