Thursday, January 14, 2010

King goes long term with Freezers

Current team top scorer has inked a two-year extension in Hamburg. Former Vancouver Canuck Jason King leads the Freezers this season with 18 goals and 18 assists to this point in the season.

Rapperswil scoops up Murley

Matt Murley is getting to see a lot of the Swiss countryside. Dumped by both Langenthal (NLB) and Lugano (NLA), Rapperswil has acquired the Troy, NY native's services as their extra import down the stretch.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Frankfurt GM stays on

After first letting the option deadline for a contract extension pass, the Frankfurt Lions have reached an agreement on a new deal through the end of the 2010-2011 season with general manager Dwayne Norris. As a player, the Newfoundland native appeared in 616 DEL games. As a manager, he has been at the job in Frankfurt since 2006-07.

Deggendorf adds imports in play-off hunt

The Deggendorf Fire have add two imports to the mix in a bid to reach the play-offs. New to the team are Jamie Dowhayko and Matt Armstrong. Dowhayko actually played for the Fire in the 2007-08 season but has been in the Finnish Mestis league with Kiekko Vantaa since then.

Kotyk headed back to Innsbruck

Former San Jose farmhand Seamus Kotyk has agreed to a contract for the remainder of the 2009-10 season with Innsbruck where he played two seasons in the EBEL before the club voluntarily dropped down to the Nationalliga. The goalie from London, ON is a 146-game AHL veteran who also won a Memorial Cup with Ottawa in 1998-99.

Jiranek new co-trainer in Mannheim

Mannheim has hired on former Krefeld head coach Martin Jiranek to assist new head coach Teal Fowler after the club fired Doug Mason. Mason was let go on Monday,fired by his second team in two seasons. The German-Canadian Jiranek is a former top player in the DEL.

Grumet-Morris blanks Bulls

The Salzburg Red Bulls gambled and lost in Jesenice going down 1-0 to the Slovenians. Pierre Page's squad rested most of their key players to concentrate on the Continental Cup finals coming up this weekend in Grenoble expecting that they would still be able to handle their last place opponents. Unfortunately for them, American Dov Grumet-Morris was unbeatable in goal and a late tally gave the home side the victory.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Noah Clarke leaves Ambri

Former Colorado College winger Noah Clarke has been released by Ambri-Piotta and will most likely be joining Slavia Praha of the Czech Extraliga. The 30-year-old Californian registered only 8 points in 22 games for the Swiss team this season.

Goren to Bern in rare player swap

Färjestad have traded Canadian forward Lee Goren to SC Bern in exchange for Slovak Lubos Bartecko in an extremely rare international deal. With Goren, the Swiss club is hoping to add some extra toughness. The 33-year-old Winnipegger played 9 games last season for Zug. This year his numbers have been off, totalling only 5 points in 16 games in Sweden.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nurnberg signs Jesse Schultz

The Nurnberg Ice Tigers have added forward Jesse Schultz for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. The 27-year-old winger has been playing for Björklöven in the Swedish Allsvenskan this season. In 21 games, the 374-game AHL veteran managed 16 points.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Scott shuts down Ice Tigers

Travis Scott had a 40-save shutout for Hannover as the Scorpions downed the Ice Tigers in Nurnberg 1-0 in overtime. 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Calce's trick stuns Bietigheim

German-Canadian Luigi Calce was the hero with a hat-trick as visiting Heilbronn downed arch rival Bietigheim 5-3.

Graz with dramatic comeback win

Graz center Warren Norris scored on a powerplay to tie the game at 2-2 with just 4 seconds left in regulation time and the 99ers finished the job in overtime as the spoiled the party in Zagreb 3-2. Jean-Philippe Pare ended the night with helpers on all three goals. 

Maracle finds new employer

It didn't take Norm Maracle long to land on his feet. The former Ljubljana netminder who was released this week for financial reasons has signed to play for Cologne for the rest of the season. The 34-year-old former Atlanta Thrasher played from 2007-09 for the Iserlohn Roosters.

Val Pusteria smokes Fassa

Val Pusteria scored twice in each period on their way to a 6-0 drubbing of visiting Fassa. League leading scorer Rob Sirianni paced the attack with a goal and four assists. Teammate Taggart Desmet picked up a pair of goals and assists.