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Montreal Canadiens – Habs hire Shane Churla as Chief Amateur Scout; Thrower a Giant

Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images By James Stephan (@J_Habs) With a month left until the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Marc Bergevin added some more tools to his scouting arsenal when he hired former heavy weight enforcer Shane Churla as Chief Amateur Scout. Churla who was drafted 110th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, was known for his hard hitting agitating style...
Via The Hockey Guys
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Dub: Dear Hockey Gods, this is London calling

By now, you’ve seen and heard about the hit heard around the major junior hockey world last night and the resulting punishment rendered this morning. To recap: Saskatoon Blades’ Dalton Thrower left his feet to level Portland Winterhawks’ forward and Saskatoon native Taylor Leier with a clearly targeted head hit that was not called at all by the referee. Who, by the way,...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dalton Thrower Suspended For Rest Of Memorial Cup For Really, Really Dirty Hit

Dalton Thrower of the Saskatoon Blades has been suspended for the rest of the Memorial Cup for an illegal hit on Taylor Leier of the Portland Winterhawks. Somehow both officials ate their whistle on the play and Thrower didn’t spend any time in the penalty box. Needless to say, Winterhawk coach Travis Green was none too pleased. Despite having two referees – Reagan Vetter of...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Dalton Thrower Suspended For The Remaining Games Of The Memorial Cup

#CHL announces #NHL Hockey Ops decision to suspend D. Thrower (SAS) for balance of #MCMemorialCup for check to head injuring T. Leier (POR) — CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) May 23, 2013  
Via Kukla's Korner
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Winning and losing at the same time

Shane McColgan scores (CHL/WHL Images) The talk about the final round robin game at the 2013 Memorial Cup isn't about the Portland Winterhawk's 4-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades but rather the really suspect hit that Saskatoon's Dalton Thrower hit Portland's Taylor Leier with. Before I go any further I want to make it clear that I do like hard hitting hockey and...
Via The Prospect Park
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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