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U.S. Olympic Hockey Camp Open To The Public

I’ve received some emails lately with people asking about tickets to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Orientation Camp.  Here is your answer…

from NHL.com,

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Orientation Camp will be open to the general public on Monday, Aug. 17, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill.

Admission is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Team Russia Olympic Camp Roster

from the IIHF via Universal Sports,

The Russian Ice Hockey Federation has named 38 players for their Olympic Summer Camp from August 29 to September 1 in Moscow. The KHL and the NHL contribute with 19 players each.

continued and the compete roster is listed below…

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Red Wings Hook-Up With The Walleye

from Mark Monroe of the Toledo Blade,

A logjam of quality young goaltenders in the Detroit Red Wings minor league system all but guarantees the Toledo Walleye will have a gifted goalie in its inaugural season.

The Walleye will officially announce an affiliation agreement with the NHL’s elite franchise at a press conference Monday. The contract extends a longtime relationship the Red Wings have had with Toledo minor league teams.

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Bill Daly On The Hudler/KHL Deal

from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

In an e-mail to Sporting News Today, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote that Hudler lost his free agency rights when he elected salary arbitration on July 5.

“It continues to be our position that Hudler is contractually obligated to the Detroit Red Wings,” Daly wrote in an e-mail to SNT. “It’s just another example of the KHL having no regard for NHL contracts.”

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  Tags: bill+daly, jiri+hudler, khl

Zubov Signs With KHL Team

from TSN,

After a 16-year NHL career, Sergei Zubov is heading home as the 39-year old blueliner has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.

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Babcock On Team Canada Orientation Camp

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

If you think Canadian hockey fans are swept up in an Olympic frenzy now, Team Canada coach Mike Babcock wants you to remember one thing: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Just wait until Canada’s roster is announced, Babcock told NHL.com, and you’ll really see a nation of hopeful nitpickers, naysayers, pundits and prognosticators.

“I’m glad I coach in the U.S., honestly,” Babcock added. “It’s just going to go crazy.”

Speculation about who will make the team figures to run rampant until the roster is made public in December. The chatter will pick up steam next month when Calgary becomes the center of the country’s hockey universe for four days as Canada holds its orientation camp Aug. 24-27.

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  Tags: mike+babcock, team+canada

All Olympic Talk

Red Wings’ Head of European Scouting Hakan Andersson talks about Team Sweden and the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Also, Steve Yzerman talks Team Canada and Ken Morrow talks Team USA.

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  Tags: hakan+andersson, ken+morrow, steve+yzerman, team+canada, team+sweden, team+usa

USA Hockey Announces HOF Class

from USAHockey.com,

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Tony Amonte, Tom Barrasso, John LeClair and Frank Zamboni will be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2009, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

“This is a truly magnificent class,” said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. “Each member of the Class of 2009 has had an extraordinary impact on our sport and is most deserving to take their place among the hockey immortals in the United States.”

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Talking Team Canada Roster

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail at CTV Olympics,

With the Olympic orientation camp roster down to 45 players following Joe Sakic’s retirement, how will executive director Steve Yzerman and his staff cut down to 23 names by December?

And with a dozen or more all-but-guaranteed spots, which players among the longer shots have a legitimate chance of cracking the roster?

According to former NHL general manager Craig Button, Yzerman sent a clear and unwavering message about the type of player he wants to represent Canada - safe, responsible, two-way players with a smattering of versatility.

Yzerman singled out Minnesota Wild defenceman Brent Burns and Dallas Stars’ captain Brenden Morrow as two players who missed big parts of last season because of injury, but remain on the radar screen.

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The Walleye Mascot

from Mark Monroe of the Toledo Blade,

He may be a fish out of water, but the ice suits him just fine.

“Spike” the yellow walleye will be unveiled today as the mascot for Toledo’s new hockey team that begins play in October. The costumed mascot with the mischievous gap-toothed grin will greet the public for the first time at the Mud Hens game at noon at Fifth Third Field.

“Spike is our most enthusiastic fan,” said Scott Jeffer, assistant general manager and director of marketing for the Walleye. “He’s our head cheerleader.”

The yellow walleye will wear an oversized version of the team’s jersey and will don a hockey helmet. Spike’s home is “The Fish Pond” at the new Lucas County Arena downtown.

continued and checkout the official Toledo Walleye site too…

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