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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 15:03

Broncos’ OT loss results in rule change; WHL schedule out Wed.

Written by  Brad Brown, Broncos' Notebook
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It’s too late to help the 2012-13 Swift Current Broncos but the Western Hockey League has adopted a rule that will allow for the use of video replay to review goals when a player may have scored as a result of an illegal hand pass or high stick.

 


The change was announced at the conclusion of the WHL’s annual general meeting June 12 in Vancouver.
It comes on the heels of the Broncos’ Game 3 overtime loss to Calgary in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal back in March, when Victor Rask scored after an illegal glove pass from teammate Brooks Macek.
Broncos head coach and general manager Mark Lamb stated the day after Swift Current’s Game 5 elimination that rule changes related to that specific incident would be forthcoming.


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The WHL also announced last week that its preseason schedule will be released Tuesday with its full regular-season schedule to follow on Wednesday.


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It turns out Malcolm Cameron’s gain is Dan Lambert’s gain too.
Lambert, the former Swift Current Broncos defenceman now entering his fifth season as assistant coach with the Kelowna Rockets, was named June 12 the head coach of Team West for the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge.
The post was originally accepted by Cameron, who had to withdraw after he was promoted to head coach of the Regina Pats following Pat Conacher’s abrupt departure in late-April.


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June 12 also saw multiple reports suggest former Broncos head coach Todd McLellan has agreed to a contract extension in the same position with the San Jose Sharks.
The San Jose Mercury News confirmed the deal while reporting that the Sharks would neither publicly confirm the deal nor disclose terms of the extension.
McLellan will enter his sixth season as Sharks bench boss. He has 220 wins in 376 regular season games as well as two trips to the Western Conference final to show for his first five.

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