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RED-HOT TITAN STILL LEADS THE PACK IN BANK OF MONTREAL MASTERCARD TOP 10
The red-hot Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Acadie-Bathurst won four more games this week, extending the club’s unbeaten
The 19-game unbeaten streak is the longest in the CHL this season. The Titan
Holding on to second place in Week 10 of the Bank of Montreal MasterCard CHL
The top ranked team in the WHL and third ranked in the Bank of Montreal
Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))
Mathieu Garon -G (Drafted-96(2/44))
Eric Chouinard -F (Drafted-98(1/16))
Francois Beauchemin -D (Drafted-98(3/75))
Marc-Andre Thinel -F (Drafted-99(5/145))
Marek Svatos, Center, Kootenay (WHL)
Kurt Sauer, Defenseman, Spokane (WHL)
Blake Ward, Goaltender, Lethbridge (WHL)
Charlie Stephens, Center, Guelph/London (OHL)
Danny Bois, Right Wing, London (OHL)
Aaron Molnar, Goaltender, London (OHL)
Agris Saviels, Defenseman, Owen Sound (OHL)
Colt King, Left Wing, Guelph/North Bay (OHL)
Cody McCormick, Right Wing, Belleville (OHL)
Darryl Bootland, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Peter Budaj, Goaltender, Toronto (OHL)
Pierre-Luc Emond, Center, Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Sergei Klyazmin, Left Wing, Halifax (QMJHL)
Filip Novak, Defenseman, Regina Pats (WHL)
Garth Murray, Center, Regina Pats (WHL)
Ryan Hollweg, Center, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
Rory Rawlyk, Defenseman, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
Fedor Tyutin, Defenseman, Guelph Storm (OHL)
Leonid Zhvachin, Defenseman, Guelph Storm (OHL)
Juris Stals, Center, Sarnia Sting (OHL)
Shawn Collymore, Right Wing, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Petr Preucil, Center, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
It has been nine long months since Sheldon Keefe was able to don a Lightning jersey and call himself part of the team. Now, it appears he has finally redeemed himself enough in the eyes of Tampa Bay management to get a second chance with the team.
It was last March when Keefe and his agent, Mike Gillis, made the career threatening decision to refuse a minor league assignment to the Rochester Americans. The Lightning viewed the assignment as a valuable learning experience for the young winger. The Americans had a very competitive team, while their own affiliate, Detroit (IHL), was heading straight to the links. At the time, there was little room in Tampa Bay for Keefe, who had spent nearly the entire season with the Lightning.
Viewing his demotion as temporary, until another trade was executed, Keefe was not unhappy with the reassignment to Detroit. Until Mike Johnson and Paul Mara were sent to Phoenix in the Nikolai Khabibulin deal and room opened on the roster. Keefe saw that as his ticket back to Tampa Bay, but management had other ideas.
GM Rick Dudley thought Keefe would be better served by the stint in Rochester. Keefe on the other hand felt mislead by management and thought he earned and deserved more time in Tampa Bay. So, he refused the assignment was immediately suspended by the team.
The two sides took shots at each other through the media during the off-season, but finally came to an agreement that sent Keefe to the Lightning’s “B” squad during training camp with no hope of an immediate roster sp Read more »
Where are they now (Switzerland – part 2)
An overview of dfrafted players and undrafted players with an NHL-career currently active in the Swiss league(s).
Apart from the traditional big 5 (Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia) in Europe, Switzerland has made some siginificant progress the past few years and has established themselves as a genuine A-pool country. This upbeat is not only displayed on the national team level but as well in the Swiss Leagues (National Liga A and National Liga B). There are currently around 60 players which are either drafted or have had an NHL career playing in Switzerland, most of them being North-Americans. Where exactly are they playing now and what happened to them after they crossed the pond? An overview per NHL team
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Plyuschev Places High Hopes on Chistov and Svitov
According to a Russian hockey newspaper Ves Hokkei, the head Coach of the Russian National Junior team, Vadimir Plyuschev, places a lot of his hopes on the two forwards from Avangard: Stanislav Chistov and Alexander Svitov.
Plyuschev: I hope to see Chistov and Svitov with the team. I am not discouraged by the fact that both players are not currently on the Hawks roster [Avangard Omsk –EB]. In my opinion, both players will fit well into the team and will really help us. Regarding another Avangard player, defenseman Kiril Koltsov, he will not be joining the team. At the same time I hope for reinforcements from North America. If nothing unforeseen happens, the National team will be complemented with Tyutin, Sapozhnikov and Yakubov. In comparison to the 4 Nations Tournament in Finland, it is not likely that other chances will take place in the line up.
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