Five Minute Major – News and Notes, Week of February 16th

New segment! News and notes of the hockey world for the week!

Mahfouz-8-grainAhmed Mahfouz has received a well earned call up. Well, I guess some could say well earned. He’s been in the FHL for the past little while now with the Dayton Demonz and happened to go on a tear with 175 points in 75 games. (Remember, I said the FHL.) The CHL’s Brampton Beast picked him up.

Speaking of FHL. The EIHL Coventry Blaze head coach Matt Soderstrom was canned in favour of former Dayton Demonz head coach Marc Lefebvre. The Kanata, Ontario native was Assistant of Hockey Ops with the Sheffield Steelers. Interesting to see if he lasts more then the rest of the season.
The Sheffield Steelers also cleaned house and canned their head coach Doug Christiansen. Replacement is yet to be named.

Dominic Chiasson scored his 300th career LNAH goal last Saturday with the Cornwall River Kings.

There’s talk of enforcer Steve Bosse coming back to the LNAH. Seems like the league is trying to go back to it’s roots. Who knows if that will actually happen though.
Team Canada and Team USA both come away with wins in their first preliminary games at the Sochi Olympics. They face much harder tests coming soon.
The CCHL held a phenomenal turn out for their Do It For Darren day last Saturday in Carleton Place. Every team was in action and it ended with a bang at the Canadian Tire Centre for an AHL game.

New Zealand and Team GB have both selected their national teams for their respective IIHF tournaments coming up. The Australian and New Zealand leagues are almost ready for puck drop.

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