Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Some News! Yay!

It's been dead on the hockey scene for a while now, but I finally have a couple things worth updating about! Yay!

First is the Ducks have hired a new goalie coach.
The Ducks announced on Tuesday that they have named Pete Peeters as their new goaltending consultant.

“Pete Peeters has a proven track record as one of the top goaltending consultants in the league,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “We are pleased to announce he’s joined the team.”

Peeters, 51 (8/17/57), joins the Ducks after having served as the Edmonton Oilers’ goaltending coach for the last eight seasons. During his tenure, he helped Dwayne Roloson backstop the Oilers to a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2006. Prior to joining Edmonton, Peeters spent four seasons as the goaltending coach for the Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes from 1993-97.

For More Information and Peeters Comments, Go here: http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=457770

And Second is that the loved Phil Hulett will be returning as the Ducks PA announcer!!
The Ducks have announced that Phil Hulett will be returning to the team as its public address announcer at Honda Center this coming season.

Phil was the public address announcer for the Ducks from 1996 through November of 2007 when increased duties and scheduling issues at KFWB 980 AM – where Phil anchors the News – required him to step down. Phil is still at KFWB, but is the morning show host, which has freed him up to return to the Ducks.

"I had no idea how much I would miss the game and the fans,” Hulett said. “I couldn't be more excited to come back, and to say I am grateful to the front office is an understatement."

Phil was replaced the past two seasons by Mike Carlucci, who had originally been the Ducks PA announcer during a stretch in the mid-1990s.

“While we’re obviously thrilled to have Phil back, we'd also like to thank Mike for stepping in on short notice and for the terrific job he did these past two seasons.” said Rod Murray, Ducks Director of Entertainment/Multi-Media.

Hulett will resume his duties at Honda Center starting with the four home preseason Ducks games on Sept. 16, 17, 21 and 27 and the home opener against San Jose on Oct. 3.

Source: http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=457784

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