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September 20, 1997 | From Bloomberg News Service
Mike Keenan will be involved in hockey this year, although it could be a long way from the National Hockey League. The former NHL coach has agreed to serve as a commentator for the St. Michael's Majors, a Toronto-based junior hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, until he's hired by an NHL team or a national sports network, said Majors President Dennis Mills. Keenan has volunteered to work on the team's broadcasts and won't be paid, Mills said.
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March 10, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
CALGARY, Canada - The Saddledome, along with its ever-changing corporate names, was almost like a second home for goalie Martin Jones in his formative hockey years. His junior team, the Calgary Hitmen, shared the building with the NHL's Calgary Flames, and back in those days, Darryl Sutter happened to be the Flames' general manager. On Monday, Jones and Sutter returned to beat the Flames as the Kings won their eighth straight game, surviving a late scare when Calgary scored twice in the last 4 minutes 31 seconds.
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October 13, 1994 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man from Hemet brought his wife to the mountains for a romantic weekend to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Then they drove past the Ice Castle skating rink here and saw the sign out front. Jr. Ducks vs. SJ Jr. Sharks Hockey? With no NHL games on TV or at local arenas, the couple pulled into the parking lot to see what they had been missing since the lockout began Oct. 1. The cozy bed and breakfast down the road would have to wait.
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December 13, 2013 | Helene Elliott
OTTAWA - The most impressive aspect of rookie right wing Tyler Toffoli's recent play isn't that he has earned points in three straight games and four of the last five, because he has always been a scorer. He personifies one of hockey's great, quaint sayings - that the puck seems to find him. He was a prolific scorer in the junior ranks and in his one full season with Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League, and he has eight goals and 15 points in 18 games with the Kings this season.
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January 5, 1986 | United Press International
Team USA earned the bronze medal in the World junior hockey championships Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Sweden on the final day of play. In other games, the Soviet Union won the gold with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Finland, and Canada took the silver despite a 5-3 loss to Czechoslovakia. The Americans scored four first-period goals for their fourth victory in seven games in the eight-team, round-robin tournament.
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June 28, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the winds gusting off Lake Ontario made his teeth chatter, Richard Park knew he wasn't in Rancho Palos Verdes anymore. "My first winter, wow! I didn't even know what a winter coat was," he said. "Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but it's pretty much true. I like winter now. It's nice to see the change of seasons." Park was 13 when he gave up the warmth and comfort of home to play hockey in Toronto, hoping to improve his skills in Canada's youth and junior leagues.
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July 28, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The United States and Canada tied, 5-5, and the Soviet Union beat Japan, 5-1, in the junior hockey Phoenix Cup at Yokohama.
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January 13, 1987
Soviet junior hockey Coach Vladimir Vasiliev, whose team was disqualified from this month's world championships after a bench-clearing brawl with Canada, has been fired, according to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail.
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December 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi just had to pass along another Darryl Sutter story. A daily dose of Darryl. This one had to do with the NHL debut of Kings goalie Martin Jones. There was still a substantial buzz following his standout performance, winning against the Ducks on Tuesday and surviving a nine-round shootout. He shut down down all the Ducks, including captain Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. “It was funny the way Darryl told him he was going to play,” Lombardi said.
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November 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Instead of taking his toys -- in this case, the sticks -- and going home, an unhappy hockey coach decided to throw the sticks. Six of them, in fact. Junior coach Eric Veilleux melted down the other day after an official explained a call to him at the bench and skated away. Veilleux is in charge of molding the minds of the impressionable youth at Baie-Comeau Drakkar, a team in the Quebec Major Junior League.  He threw the six sticks, yelled and gestured, and thankfully, nothing else landed on the ice. He was later suspended for two games and fined $1,000.
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June 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
All those draft picks so painstakingly hoarded by Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi came in quite handy Sunday. The Kings were able to trade the 57th, 88th and 96th selections to the Edmonton Oilers to move up to the 37th spot in the draft, which was a high second-round pick. With that, they took a high-scoring 18-year-old Russian named Valentin Zykov. The winger had 40 goals and 75 points in 67 games with Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, winning Canadian Hockey League rookie-of-the-year honors.
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June 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Dean Lombardi's face at the draft table did not give away much early in the second round Sunday . Would he start yawning? It certainly looked that way. But the Kings' general manager has a gift for crafting something out of nothing and he may have done just that at the NHL's entry draft in Newark, N.J., sending three draft picks to Edmonton for the Oilers' second-round selection, at No. 37. With that, they took a gifted goal-scorer, 18-year-old...
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January 5, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Team USA won the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Saturday, riding two goals by Southern California native Rocco Grimaldi and another strong goaltending effort by Ducks prospect John Gibson to a 3-1 victory over defending champion Sweden at Ufa, Russia. Gibson, drafted by the Ducks in 2011, was voted the top goalie and the most valuable player of the tournament, which features the world's top under-20-year-old players. The competition, always interesting as a preview of future NHL stars, provided welcome entertainment for hockey fans who have missed the game during the labor dispute that has delayed the NHL season at least through Jan. 14. Grimaldi, an undersized but skilled forward who had trouble earning ice time earlier in the tournament, scored his goals less than three minutes apart in the second period.
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December 28, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Team USA goaltender John Gibson, who was chosen by the Ducks in the second round of the 2011 entry draft, stopped 28 shots but he and his teammates lost to Russia, 2-1, on Friday in a preliminary-round game at the World Junior Championships. Winnipeg Jets prospect Jacob Trouba scored the only goal for the U.S., which had routed Germany, 8-0, in its tournament opener. The U.S. stands third in its group. The tournament is being played in Ufa, Russia. “Both teams played extremely well,” Team USA Coach Phil Housley said on the usahockey.com website.
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December 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Canada opened defense of its world junior hockey championship at Fussen, Germany, by beating Germany, 5-4, on Patrick Poulin's second goal of the game with 20 seconds remaining. In other opening-day games, the United States defeated Finland, 5-1; Sweden beat Czechoslovakia, 8-4, and the Soviet Union beat Switzerland, 10-2.
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December 27, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The United States routed Germany, 8-0, Thursday in its opening game at the world junior hockey championship tournament in Ufa, Russia. Alex Galchenyuk and Riley Barber each had a goal and two assists for the U.S., who is tied for first place with Canada in Group B. The Canadians defeated Germany 9-3 on Wednesday. U.S. goaltender John Gibson, who is a Ducks prospect, stopped 19 shots through two periods. He was replaced for the third by Jon Gillies, who made seven saves. Sean Kuraly, Jacob Trouba, Shayne Gostisbehere, Ryan Hartman, J.T. Miller and Seth Jones had the other goals for the U.S. The U.S. plays again Friday, when it takes on host country Russia.
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May 27, 2012 | By Chris Foster
It would be darn near impossible to find a hockey fan in Slovenia who isn't rooting for the Kings. Call it the Anze Kopitar factor. "There is actually a pretty big buzz back there," said Kopitar, the Kings' 24-year-old center. "I've been going on online and reading some of the news from back there. The Kings are pretty big. " And Kopitar? "There's a little more focus on me," Kopitar said. "It's nice for hockey to get a little attention back home. " With the Kings set to play the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final, expect more local-boy-makes-good stories in the country of 2 million people.
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