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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

One week 'til vacation freedom

Word is that the NAHL will have their 2006-07 schedule ready tomorrow. This will be an interesting test since with Stu Hackel out of the picture there won't be anyone to do the media write-up for the league. Indeed, his resignation didn't warrant any release, and there's not been any real change (that I can see) to the website since he's left, other than a quiet update to the staff page to remove his name. It's almost tempting to start a clock showing elapsed time since the last real update. Still, I'm sure that interim commish Mark Frankenfeld can find someone with one of the teams capable of slapping a few words together, then get the fellow with Loudshot.com who designed the site to add the content. Otherwise, I suspect the position will remain open at least until a new commish is named and somewhat in place.

Speaking of which, I've also head from several sources that the league is down to somewhere between 3-5 candidates for commish. I've only heard one name that's made the cut, and it's so laughable I can barely fathom the thought. As much as I'm sure everyone would appreciate the joke, it's not fair to this person or the other candidates to release the name prematurely, especially if it's not confirmed. The process doesn't need my "help."

Out in El Paso, I've heard the Rhinos have signed former Washington Nationals (AJHL) players Corey Jandres and Grady Little. Should be interesting to see how that roster develops...

Former Tornado John Awe attends Thrashers prospects camp...

MacGillivray officially joins the Herd...

and Blake Spillier replaces MacGillivray in Portage...

Don Cherry is part of a group looking to bring the OHL (probably Melnyk's lame-duck Mississauga IceDogs) to Niagara Falls...

Meanwhile, some fans are holding up "Majors Keep Out" signs in Mississauga...

Former Battleford North Star Jordan Hendry signed a two-year deal with Chicago...

Former Winkler Flyer Steve Mullin signs with the ECHL Texas (Beaumont) Wildcatters...

Former Victoria Salsa head coach/GM Campbell Blair has gone from assistant at Maine to assistant at Univ. of Alaska - Anchorage...

Surrey Eagles face tough opening schedule...

Former Estevan Bruins goalie David Guerrera signs with Rocky Mountain (suburban Denver, actually) Rage of Central Hockey League...

Alberni Valley Bulldog Maury Edwards signs with UMass-Lowell...

Lloydminster Bobcats ship Fuder, land scoring in three-way trade...

Latest on the junior WHA out in BC...

Comments on "One week 'til vacation freedom"

 

Anonymous GoalieMom50 said ... (9:58 AM, July 18, 2006) : 

Funny, you should mention Grady Little. He is a good friend of Ryan Blair (formerly with the Bandits) and visited/stayed at our house here in Texarkana several times. Seems like a really good kid. Don't know about his hockey skills since I have never seen him play. Glad to hear he's getting a chance. He is supposed to be through Texarkana on his way to El Paso. (Just a little trivia.)

 

Anonymous akfireman said ... (10:04 AM, July 18, 2006) : 

Marc, here is another link about Jordan Hendry, a former Nanook.

http://newsminer.com/2006/07/18/hendry-excited-to-ink-contract

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:37 PM, July 18, 2006) : 

See you up north

 

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