Time for another random thought collection....
- First off, congratulations to my colorman on the Broncos broadcasts Tim Tisdale. Tizzy recently won the Saskatchewan Hockey Association's Coach of the Year Award. The ongoing award established in 2001 is to honour an outstanding volunteer who has devoted his or her time to coaching in Saskatchewan.
Coaching is just one-part of Tizzy's busy winter. He referees several levels of hockey and also fills the board member role of Swift Current Minor Hockey Past-President. Of course he also works as color commentator for about 35 Bronco broadcasts over the course of the season.
The Swift Current Broncos have called a news conference for tomorrow morning to announce an "International Hockey Event" coming to the city. That wording likely means they will announce the Credit Union i-plex will be the host venue for a World Junior exhibition game in December. Stay tuned.
There's rumblings of another Broncos "General Manager" hosted news conference for Friday morning, although no details have been officially announced yet. A lot of speculation as to what this is about. Again, stay tuned.
Do they have their General Manager in Lethbridge yet? Whatever the announcement is later this week you can bet it will generate a lot of chatter.
Saw some pictures of what the Moose Jaw Multiplex will look like upon completion. To me, it looks a lot like the Cranbrook Rec Plex - the home of the Kootenay Ice. If so, Moose Jaw will have a real nice junior hockey building for the Hunch Bunch to play out of.
Has anyone else heard this? Apparently there's set to be some turnover on the Broncos Board of Directors moving forward. The Annual General Meeting should be coming up in the next month. We should know more officially by then.
Swift Current City Councillor Stacey Ellertson was apparently out of joint over a recent blog post about how he never shies away from local media attention. I'm sure this sampling will bring another uninvited newsroom visit later this week. Don't forgot to bring your apple box or pulpit.
Broncos Hall of Fame weekend is a month away. The more I think about this year's event the more I think it's going to be a beauty. The Eagle 94.1 FM is in the midst of planning a welcome party for the Thursday night heading into the event. Hopefully we can pull something off at one of the local establishments.
Ran into San Jose Sharks forward and local product Travis Moen this week. Moen is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1st. He says he will weigh whatever offers come his way and make a decision which is best for his family. He did say he would love to re-sign in San Jose for next season.
It's hard to believe that Moen is already a veteran of over 400 NHL games. He will enter his fifth season in the NHL next year.
Moen and his family are building a house in Swift Current in the newer area of the NE part of the city.
The Swift Current Indians are off to a hot start. They improved to 8-2 with a 3-2 win over Regina last night at Mitchell Field. The Tribe looks like they have more than enough offense this season. It's a matter of getting some good solid pitching all summer long. So far it's holding up. Coach Joe Carnahan is a great guy, but he no fun to interview. He won't give you anything. Not a confrontational word to be said from his mouth. We will see once the rivalries begin to heat up if anything changes.
That's all today. Check back tomorrow for the details of Broncos news conference #1.