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08-04-2012, 12:34 AM
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Bob Stauffer
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Re: Alberta

I will attempt to provide a bit of an update on the Golden Bears given that "CHED" feels that Alberta has done a historically poor job of communicating...lol.
The Bears lose no one of consequence from a team that lost to Conference Champion Saskatchewan in OT in third and final game of the Canada West Semi-Final.

Stan Marple has moved from Interim Head Coach to GM, Ian Herbers who finished the season as Head Coach for Milwaukee in the AHL, turned down a contract extension from Nashville and is now the Bears New Head Coach.
Herbers played for the Bears in the late '80's and early 90's before playing in the NHL for EDM, TB, NYI.

The Bears are still waiting to hear on at least one impact forward ( 30+ goal guy out of WHL).

On paper the Bears in theory could look like this season:

Forwards:

1st line:
Levko Koper (2nd year, 30-52-82 with Spokane/WHL as 20)-Kruise Reddick (2nd year, 74, 68 point seasons with TC/WHL)-Johnny Lazo (3rd year, 39-32-71 as a 20 with TC/WHL)
2nd line:
Brett Ferguson (2nd year, 23-38-61 as a 20 with RD/WHL)-Sean Ringrose (4th year,84 career points in 83 CW GP, 28-31-59 with Med Hat/WHL as a 20)- Jordan Hickmott (2nd year, 28-38-66 as a 20 with EDM/WHL)
3rd line:
Rhett Rachinski (Freshmen, 27-23-50 as a 20 with EDM/WHL this past season)- Greg Gardner (5th year, 24-29-53 with PG/WHL as a 20)- James Dobrowolski (2nd year 18-34-52 with PG/WHL as a 20)
Alex Rodgers (3rd year, 20-41-61 as a 20 with PG/WHL)-Travis Toomey (2nd year, 22-17-39, 137 pims as a 6'4", 210 pound, 20 year old with Seattle/WHL)-Zack Dailey (3rd year, 39 and 43 point seasons in the WHL/EVE as a PK specilaist)

Defence:

Jordan Rowley (2nd year, 9-41-50 as a 19 year-old with P.A./WHL)-Thomas Carr (2nd year, 41 points as a 20 with MH/WHL)
Colin Joe (5th year, key injury for CW Semi last year, Kelowna/SasK/WHL)-Ian Barteaux (4th year, 10-29-39 as a 20 with KOO/WHL)
Jesse Craige (3rd year, 7-30-37 as a 20 with Chill/WHL)-Brennnan Yadlowski (Freshman, 34 point season in WHL, last season with EVE/WHL)
Ben Lindenmulder (4th year, NCAA Transfer-played every game last two seasons for Bears)-Drew Nichol 3rd year, EDM/WHL

Goal:
Real Cyr (5th year, CIS All-Canadian, P.G./WHL) and Kurtis Mucha (3rd year, Port/Kam WHL)

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