Wednesday, 25 August 2010

I'm Back, and here's some notes

Kelly McCrimmon was part of the panel for the Junior Development in the World session Tuesday at the World Hockey Summit in Toronto.

I haven't been able to find out a lot of information about the session, other than the concerns raised by Czech National Team head coach Slavomir Lemer his belief that European juniors would be better off staying at home to play rather than going to the Canadian Hockey League.

The only article I found this morning that included some quotes from Kelly can be found here.

I tried calling Kelly this morning to see how things went but was unable to get ahold of him.

The profit for the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup likely won't be known until early next month.

Host committee chairperson Jeff Cristall says they are in process of going over the financial figures.

The profit is expected to be somewhere between the guaranteed 800 thousand dollars and 1.5 million.

The profit will be equally shared among the 22 teams in the Western Hockey League including the Wheat Kings.

There was a note on Gregg Drinnan's blog ( about the Wheat Kings possible heading into lease negotiations with the Keystone Centre.

While there may be some internal discussion (none that I'm aware of), it should be noted that the Wheat Kings current lease at the Keystone Centre doesn't expire until after the 2011-2012 season so it isn't really a pressing issue at this point.

The Brandon Sun had an article today about Wheat Kings' prospects entering training camp, which begins in one week. I'll have my training camp preview early next week.

One little note regarding a Brandon prosect.

18-year old defenceman Kyle Krzyzaniak (left) had his Junior A rights traded this week.

Krzyzaniak and future considerations were dealt by the Portage Terriers to the SJHL's Humbolt Broncos for goaltender Kirk Croswell.

Krzyzaniak, a Neepawa product, had six goals and 20 points in 50 games with Portage last season.

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