Saunders Article, Berry Traded

The Ipswich Chonicle had a nice feature on Shawn Saunders this week.  He mentions that summer sessions in the weight room have been particularly hard.  I’ve heard the same elsewhere.  It could be an early sign that Coach Cahoon is very serious about making these players physically and mentally tough this year.  The article also details Shawn’s close relationships with his father, Bernie, and his Uncle, ESPN’s John Saunders, both former collegiate hockey players.

I’ve always liked Saunders.  I like him even more now that he’s claiming citizenship in Ipswich, the town where I spent a good deal of my childhood.  Go Tigers!


The Maple Leafs have just announced that they’ve traded Alex Berry and one other prospect for former Bruin Matt Lashoff.  Berry will likely see most of his time with AHL Norfolk.


Speaking of the minors, Justin Braun and Matt Irwin are mentioned in this news story on the upcoming Worcester Sharks season.


Tommy Pöck’s little brother, Marcus, is CHL bound.