The Canadian Hockey League announced Thursday the suspension of Canadiens prospect Dalton Thrower of the Saskatoon Blades under supplemental discipline for the balance of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The suspension was for a check to the head that occurred in the first period of Wednesday’s game that injured opponent Taylor Leier of the Portland Winterhawks.[continue reading...]
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- CANADIENS PROSPECT DALTON THROWER SUSPENDED AT MEMORIAL CUP (Video)
- EMELIN RE-CONSTRUCTIVE KNEE SURGERY-Expected To Return in December
- CANADIENS MAKE IT OFFICIAL – TWO SWEDISH DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED
- COMING CLEAN – Grabovsky Admits to Biting Pacioretty
- GALCHENYUK SCORES TWICE IN SHOOTOUT INCLUDING WINNER-US Wins Bronze (video)
- CANADIENS SIGN SWEDISH DEFENSEMAN MAGNUS NYGREN
- DIAZ WILL PLAY FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD-Galchenyuk & Kristo in Bronze Medal Game
About Ron Reusch
Ron Reusch covered sports both nationally and internationally over five decades. (1960s through 2010). Based in Montreal, Ron worked on the English language play-by-play broadcasts of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and NL’s Montreal Expos.
As a member of the CTV Television Network, Ron covered a variety of including the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games and the 1976, 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympic Games. He also did play-by-play for CTV’s coverage of the first three Canada Cup hockey tournaments (1976, 1981 and 1984) and served as color commentator to Dan Kelly’s play-by-play for the NHL’s 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons on CTV plus the 1987 Canada Cup. Other CTV assignments included live broadcasts of the Indianapolis 500 (6 times), and the Canadian Grand Prix.
Alexei Emelin’s season ended with a hard collision with the Boston Bruins Milan Lucic on April 6th at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens and Emelin finally opted for reconstructive surgery this week after a one month delay while swelling surrounding the left knee was reduced allowing doctors to diagnose tears to both his MCL and ACL. He will not be available to the Canadiens until December.
Defenceman Magnus Nygren, a Canadiens fourth round pick in 2011 and 2012 second round pick Sebastian Collberg have signed entry level contracts. Both will report to the Canadiens development camp in July. Collberg is expected to return to Sweden for one more development year. Nygren, named the top defenceman in the Swedish Elitserien will be auditioning for a position with next season’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
During that February 9th fight filled Leafs/Canadiens fiasco Max Pacioretty accused Mikhail Grabovsky of biting his wrist. Grabovsky has finally admitted to the dirty deed.
In the span of five months the Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk has been a key factor in two World Championship medals for the United States. He was part of the gold medal winning US team at the World Junior Championship in January and Sunday in Stockholm Sweden he scored twice during a shootout against Finland to secure a bronze medal for the USA.
The Canadiens have yet to announce it, but word has leaked out of Sweden that the hockey club has signed defenseman Magnus Nygren to a two year entry level contract. Last month, Nygren (pronounced Noo’-Gren) was named the 2013 Salming Trophy winner. The award goes annually to the best Swedish defenseman outside of the NHL.
Raphael Diaz and his teammates gave Switzerland it’s first opportunity to win a World Hockey Championship gold medal since 1935 when they defeated the United States 3-0 in the tournament semi-final Saturday night in Stockholm. It was Switzerland’s 9th consecutive win in the tournament, a string that started with a win over Sweden and included
The Canadiens will have to settle for three candidates for post season awards. Michel Therrien was excluded from the nomination list for coach of the year when the NHL announced it’s finalists Friday. The nominees are Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators, Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago’s Joel Quenneville.SUBBAN INTERVIEWED IN STOCKHOLM – In Lineup vs. Sweden Thursday
P.K. Subban and St. Louis forward Jaden Schwartz will be making their World Championship debut in a winner take all quarterfinal against Sweden Thursday at Stockholm. Both were late additions to the team. Subban practiced with the whole team for the first time Wednesday.MARC BERGEVIN FINALIST FOR “NHL GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR”
The nominees for NHL General Manager of the Years are the Canadiens Marc Bergevin, Anaheim’s Bob Murray and Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bergevin is the third member of the Canadiens family nominated for a post season award.CANADIENS SIGN GOALTENDER MIKE CONDON-Two Year Contract
The Canadiens have signed former college goaltender Mike Condon to a two year contract. Condon played for the Princeton Tigers of the ECAC before turning pro lat season with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL and then the Houstn Aeros of the American Hockey League.SUBBAN NOMINATED FOR NORRIS TROPHY
The Canadiens P.K. Subban, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang and Minnesota’s Ryan Suter are finalists for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenceman.CANADIENS SIGN CHARLES HUDON TO THREE YEAR ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Sunday the signing of forward Charles Hudon to a three-year contract (2013-14 to 2015-16). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.OTTAWA SUN FRONT PAGE CELEBRATES ELLER INJURY-Gryba Suspended Two Games
We will probably be able to point to the hit on Lars Eller as the point where a mild rivalry between the Senators and the Canadiens turned bitter. And it was stoked by Friday’s front page in the Ottawa Sun which appeared to celebrate the Eric Gryba check.CAREY PRICE WINS SEASON MOLSON CUP/Galchenyuk-April Winner
Carey Price has won the Molson Cup for the fourth time the last five years. The award is based on the fan vote for game three stars on a game-by-game basis. Price was the winning goaltender in 21 games in 2013, and was named a star fiftteen times.