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Name: Ryan Weistche Team: Soo Greyhounds Height: 5'10" Weight: 168 lbs Hometown: Waskaganish, Quebec Position: Centre
Northern Quebec. This season Weistche is one step away from the NHL.
Talk about change.
training camp on the advice of Greyhound assistant coach Bill Hughes.
Hughes saw Weistche playing in a tournament in Timmins, Ontario.
start of the season. He is a mainstay in the Greyhounds lineup though
seeing time on the fourth line and he also sees limited time on the
Greyhounds power play along with some time killing penalties. He has
also played in overtime situations.
very many people, except for those in the Greyhounds organization, knew
much, if anything, about Weistche when he first came to camp.
the Czech Republic during the summer that seemed to help him prepare for
his first junior hockey training camp.
commented on his vision of the ice and his passing ability. His
playmaking abilities are impressive. He is also very quick which makes
him a good fit with players like Cory Pecker and Martin Bonda who are
very qu Read more »
Notebook — 12/5/2000
Utah Grizzlies Update
The Utah Grizzlies just completed two more ho-hum weeks, playing about .500 hockey (3-2-2) in their season’s longest homestand of seven games. At home, they have showcased excellent special teams placing them first in the league in penalty killing and fourth in the league in power play percentage at home. Utah (11-9-2, 25 points) now stands in sole possession of second place in the IHL Western Conference behind the impressive Manitoba Moose (13-5-2, 28 points).
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youth first movement that seems to be effective, especially in the development of their
prize prospects. Four Thrasher prospects have been named to the Tryout camp roster of the
Canadian World Junior Hockey Championship Team. Thirty-four players recived invitations to
the camp. The four Thrashers selected are the most taken from any NHL stable.
Among the players selected for the tryouts:
Player POS WT. HT. BIRTHDAY CURRENT TEAM LEAGUE Rob Zepp G 185 6'0" 09-07-81 Plymouth (OHL) Garnet Exelby D 210 6'2" 08-16-81 Saskatoon (WHL) Luke Sellers D 204 6'1" 05-21-81 Ottawa (OHL) Dany Heatley F 204 6'2" 01-21-81 Wisconsin (WCHA)
the camp december 13th-18th at Beatrice Ice Garden in North York, Ontario. Twenty-two
players will make the final roster, and the trip to Russia for the Championships in russia
beginning on December 26th. Notable was the selection of Thrashers 1999 number one
overall pick Dany heatley, one of three non-Canadian Junior players selected for the
Daniel Corso-C-Corso has improved every year (three in all) with the Worcester Ice Cats, 28 points to 55 points, and is now on a pace for well over 55. So far this season he has 21 goals and 34 assists in 55 games. In the last three years, the top scorer for the Ice Cats has been promoted to the Blues; Michael Handzus, Jochen Hecht, and Jim Campbell, although Campbell wore out his welcome and was let go.
Mike Van Ryn-D-Van Ryn played in the Blues first game this season, but made 2 huge mistakes and was demoted a week later after sitting out to many games. That really hurt his confidence and he started off slow in Worcester, but now may be making a comeback, as he had two goals in his last game. He has 2 goals and 3 assists in 13 games.
Barret Jackman-D-Jackman separated his shoulder recently, but is expected to play for team Canada this year in the WJHC. Before the injury he played 25 games in the WHL with the Regina Pats. In those 25 games, he recorded 6 goals and 21 assists for 27 points.
Andrei Trochinsky-C/RW-In his first season in North America, as a member of the Worcester Ice Cats, he has played 19 games and has 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points.
Jaroslav Obsut-D-Obsut could be having a huge break out season this year with Worcester, November 12th, he was named AHL player of the week after getting five points in 2 games. In 20 games, he has 5 goals and 8 assists , 13 points. That’s one more point than he had for the last two years combined.
Marc Rycroft-RW-Rycroft is having a great rookie seas Read more »
to date but has never gotten his chance to play with the pro’s.
posted save percentages of .844, .906, and .908 on a team that had
finals in ’99, the furthest the Knights had ever made it in the history
of the team. Chiarello backed the team making up to 60 saves some
went back to the Knights. He went to the Columbus Blue Jackets rookie
camp and was hoping he might be able to crack the line up there.
Although he had a good camp he was released, unable to get into the Blue
Jackets system already containing six goalies.
“losing” record? Is it his willingness to take that gamble, diving way
out of his net for the puck? Will playing with the Varsity Reds of
the University of New Brunswick and a winning record help some pro
teams to take that second glance?
had a shaky start but now has a six game run without a loss.
and the difference in the game. He continues to get better with every
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Another in a series of weekly articles summarizing activity in Leafland during the previous 7 days – with some personal observations, commentary, prospect updates and fun thrown in for good measure.
I told you so: Although I’ve certainly been guilty of pushing the “Eric Lindros comes home” angle ever since my first column for HF back in June, I must admit that I was somewhat startled by the superstar’s sudden public revelation on November 28th … for those of you that have spent the past few days under a rock, Eric finally confirmed to various members of the print and electronic media that he wants badly to play for the Maple Leafs and further wishes to pursue no other option at this point in time … earlier in the week, Lindros was declared fit and able to resume his playing career by Dr. James Kelly in Chicago … for their part, the Maple Leafs have admitted that the interest in very mutual and that discussions with the Flyers have already taken place … although much has happened in connection with this story since the Entry Draft (8.5M dollar 2-way contract tendered by the Flyers and subsequently turned down by Lindros, frequent verbal posturing from both sides) little has really changed … the road to Eric Lindros’ playing rights still leads through Philly … anyone who thinks that Bob Clarke will happily send Eric to the team of his choice simply doesn’t understand the man very well … Toronto’s management has stated that risk sharing by all parties will be needed in order to get a deal done … the Lindros family has indic Read more »
Week Of 11/25 to 12/1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Pavel Brendl Calgary WHL 23 29 23 52 20 23
This Week: 4 GP, 5 G, 6 A, 11 P, 4 PIM, +1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Jamie Lundmark Seattle WHL 16 12 14 26 19 +1
This Week: 4 GP, 2 G, 6 A, 8 P, 2 PIM, +1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Filip Novak Regina WHL 28 11 20 31 30 12
This Week: 3 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, 0 PIM, -1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Garret Bembridge Saskatoon WHL 29 21 18 39 12 -6
This Week: 4 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 6 P, 0 PIM, -2
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Evgeny Gusakov Baie-Comeau QMJHL 25 7 12 19 60 -1
This Week: 1 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 1 P, 0 PIM, +1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Premsyl Duben Baie-Comeau QMJHL 20 0 7 7 24 -5
This Week: 3 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, 4 PIM, +1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Nathan Martz New Hampshire HE 13 1 5 6 8 -1
This Week: 3 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 2 P, 2 PIM, Even
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Patrick Aufiero Boston U. HE 11 1 Read more »