New York Hockey Journal - August 2016 - 5
AROUND THE REGION
Palmieri to play in 2016
World Cup of Hockey
SA Hockey has named
forward Kyle Palmieri
of the New Jersey Devils (Montvale, N.J.) to its
World Cup of Hockey
squad, replacing the injured Ryan Callahan of the Tampa Bay Lightning
The move finalizes the 23-player roster for Team USA.
"Kyle brings an all-around game
that we're confident will fit nicely with
the framework we're looking to build,"
said Dean Lombardi, general manager
of Team USA and also the Los Angeles
Kings. "He's coming
off an outstanding
year in New Jersey
and will play an
important role with
Palmieri, who will
be entering his seventh NHL season
and second with the Devils, recorded 30
goals, 27 assists and 57 points in 201516, all career highs. In 280 career NHL
games, he has 146 points, including 73
goals and 73 assists.
The 2016 World Cup of Hockey will
take place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 in Toronto, and includes teams from the U.S.,
Canada, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, North America and Sweden.
The roster also includes goalie Cory
Schneider of the Devils; defensemen
Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers and John Carlson (Colonia, N.J.) of
the Washington Capitals; and forwards
James van Riemsdyk (Middletown,
N.J.) of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Derek
Stepan of the Rangers and Patrick Kane
(Buffalo, N.Y.) of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Teams will wear light jerseys at home
until the Christmas break, and dark jerseys at home after the Christmas break.
aHl realignment set
The American Hockey League's
board of governors announced its divisional alignment at the conclusion of
its annual meeting last month at Hilton
Head Island, S.C.
The seven-team North Division will
feature the league's five New York teams -
the Albany Devils, Binghamton Senators,
Rochester Americans, Syracuse Crunch
and Utica Comets - along with the St.
John's IceCaps and Toronto Marlies.
The 2017 Calder Cup playoffs will
feature a divisional playoff format, leading to conference finals and ultimately
the Calder Cup Finals. The division
semifinals are best-of-five series; all
subsequent rounds are best-of-seven.
USA Hockey last month announced
the roster for the 2016-17 U.S. National Sled
Hockey Team, which includes forwards
Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.) and Paul
Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.), and defensemen
Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) and Jack
Wallace (Franklin Lakes, N.J.). Wallace is
making his debut with the national team. ...
The NWHL's New York Riveters have
named Rebecca Ruegsegger Baker as
their head goaltending coach. Ruegsegger Baker played at the University of
Wisconsin, where she won a Division 1
championship in 2011. For the last two
years, she has worked with the St. Cloud
women's team and is a consultant for the
South Korean national hockey team.
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Kowalsky back with albany
The New Jersey Devils announced
last month that they have renewed Albany Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky's contract for two seasons.
Kowalsky, 44, is the reigning Louis
A.R. Pieri Memorial Award winner as the
AHL's most outstanding coach. During
the 2015-16 season, he guided Albany to
its best record in franchise history, while
managing a roster that saw only four
players skate more than 50
Albany's 46-20-8-2 record for a .671 points percentage ranked third in
the AHL and second in
the Eastern Conference.
The team advanced to the
division finals for the first
time in franchise history.
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The Elmira Jackals of the ECHL announced last month that David Leger
has been named the team's 12th head
coach, replacing Jamie Russell, who
parted ways with the team in June.
Leger, 48, comes to Elmira after he
spent last season as an assistant coach
with the Evansville Icemen.
The Orleans, Ont., native began his
coaching career with the Hawkesbury
Hawks of the CJHL in 1998-99 as an assistant coach, before earning a promotion to
head coach during the 1999-2000 season.
Leger went on to coach 11 seasons at
the University of Ottawa, the last eight
as head coach.
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NEHJ August 2016
Our Starting Lineup
Around the Region
Bruins Beat: Ryan Donato
NHL New England
NHL New England Digital Directory
BONUS: Comm Ave Charity Classic gallery
NEHJ Skate Guide: Brand Loyalty
NEHJ Skate Guide: Sharpening 101
NEHJ Skate Guide: Buyer's Guide
Prep/High School Guide
NEHJ TV EPISODES
The Goalie Guru
The Hockey Mom
Summer Camp Directory
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