Weekend Wrap-Up…

You ever have those weekends where you need a weekend to recover from your weekend?  Yeah…me too.

I spent Saturday at a swim meet, a trip to Ikea, a BBQ and then followed that on Sunday with an all-day trip to Seattle to watch the Mariners take on the Padres.  This was after a Friday afternoon of golfing in 97 degree heat…I’m bushed.

But…here are some hockey thoughts after the weekend where I didn’t get a chance to see any hockey…

First off, congratulations to Keith Hamilton, the Hawks 2nd Round (#39 overall) Bantam Pick in 2007, for being selected to the BC Major Midget All-Star Team.  

Hamilton played for the Okanagan Rockets and was selected based on a vote of the Coaches in the BCMML.  

Hamilton has already signed to play in Portland and has a shot to be a 16 year old rookie in 2008-09.

In the NHL, Marian Hossa chipped in four points (1 goal, 3 assists) to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final, knocking off the Philadelphia Flyers in five games yesterday.

Hossa is now tied for 2nd in playoff scoring with 19 (tied with Henrik Zetterburg & Evgeni Malkin), two points behind linemate Sidney Crosby.

The Pens now wait for the winner of the Detroit/Dallas series that has been forced to a Game 6 tonight after the Stars finally won at the Joe Louis Arena after dropping the first three games of the series.

Does Cinderella’s slipper still fit the Stars?  I hope so, but it will be a long battle in the next two games to get to the final.

The Spokane Chiefs won both games this weekend in the Memorial Cup in Kitchener to be in the drivers seat heading into game action this week.

Drayson Bowman continues to excel, scoring four goals in two games and Dustin Tokarski stood tall in their 2-1 win over the host Kitchener Rangers yesterday.

If Belleville knocks off Gastineau tonight, the Chiefs have the direct path to the Championship game which is so key in this relatively short tournament.

For the Hawks, the next big date is in late June when the Import Draft will take place.  The Hawks will pick third overall and should, hopefully, get an impact player.

From what I understand, Radim Valchar will be back as a 19 year old in 2008-09, meaning the Hawks will most likely only use one selection in the Import Draft.

And, lastly, I have received some e-mails with questions about the audit and the results and I just want to make it public that I have no inside information on what the audit revealed or what the league intends to do with the information.  Any official news will come from the team or the league and it won’t be on this site first.

Thanks for your understanding…comments or e-mails (hawksblog@comcast.net) always encouraged.

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