Farm club affiliations in the works

  EURO League teams are finalizing affiliations with their farm clubs. For more information, see message in Websim sent Monday by the commissioner. Here is a list of EURO teams and their farm clubs (subject to change): Athens – Monaco Gamblers Belfast – Belfast City Bruins Berlin – Kolner (Germany) Haie Bern – EHC Vaduz…

Draft lottery could be held Tuesday

The draft lottery for the EURO League’s Season 8 draft could be held as early as Tuesday*, a fact which surely has some ears perked in Switzerland and the British Isles. The eight teams that finished out of the playoffs last season all still hold their first round picks in the draft and all could…

Rose takes control; issues suspensions

Two match penalties were issued in games played Saturday and suspensions have been announced by EURO League Accountant and Secretary Rose. Sepp Blatter, the EURO League’s director of player safety and discipline, is normally the one who issues such penalties, but he was unreachable by phone. “Sepp left me and the commissioner alone in the office…

Northern Conference wins by a goal, 11-10

That was a close one. The Northern Conference won the EURO All-Star Game for the sixth time in seven seasons, but only by a goal, 11-10. The smiley, cooperative, practice feel of the game gave way to a pretty competitive contest by the end, as the South put together a third-period rally, led by hometown hero…

Kessel, Byfuglien and Karlsson win Skills titles

Phil Kessel’s blazing speed kept defensemen from a sweep of the three events in the EURO League Skills Competition on Saturday. The Dublin forward edged out Prague defenseman Torey Krug for first place in the star-studded Fastest Skater competition. The times put in by the top 7 skaters were very close. St. Petersburg’s Jonathan Huberdeau…

All-Star teams announced

LISBON, Port. – The rosters for this year’s all-star game in Lisbon have been announced. So has a change of venue. In the suddenly hockey-mad Portguese city, excitement in the special event quickly surpassed league officials’ expectations and the weekend event outgrew MEO Arena. “Since the announcement of Lisbon hosting the all-star game, ticket demands are though the…

Stage set for EURO Skills event

All-Star Weekend will start with the Skills Competition next weekend in Lisbon’s MEO Arena, answering these burning questions: Who is the EURO’s fastest man? Who has the hardest shot? Who is the most accurate shooter? Here are some nuggets to chew on leading up to the event: The home fans will be cheering for Lisbon’s own John…