We've talked about an outdoor game in the WHL for a while now, you can read about it here and here. WHL commish Ron Robison told us they tried to have a game during last year's World Junior Championship but it just didn't come together in time. TELUS field in Edmonton has been talked about as a possible site as well, but now it appears that the Hitmen and Regina Pats will hit the great outdoors, in Calgary when the Flames and Montreal do the same in the NHL. More details when they become available.
Also, you might have read this (or you might have read it a few hours or days later at another WHL blog) about how Scott Beattie was in the lead to replace Terry Virtue as associate coach in Tri City. Well the Americans have made our prediction come true, and you can read about it here.
One last item for now, word is Jim Hiller was not only in contention for an assistant coaching job with Atlanta in the NHL, but was also talking to Norfolk of the AHL. Tri City G.M. Bob Tory, has told someone close to TPS that Hiller is indeed staying with the Americans, but didn't deny that he was up for the job. Our excellent, time-tested and reliable sources told us that. A good journalist never reveals a source, some veterans should know that.