Olympic alumni

USA Hockey’s National Team Orientation Camp will include locals Jonathan Quick and Max Pacioretty (and local-by-birth-and-youth-hockey Kevin Shattenkirk) along with Kyle Okposo. Travis Hamonic was among those invited to orientation camp for the Canadian Olympic team.

Further internationally, Ben Rosen is part of the United States team in Israel for the Maccabiah Games. Former Islanders broadcaster Billy Jaffe is the team’s coach.

South Windsor’s Jon DiSalvatore flees these shores for Munich. Thought he’d be a guy who’d fit well here, but obviously myriad factors at play.

The grid is full (for the moment at least):

TEAM Old New
HER Mark French (5/17)  Mike Haviland (6/18) 
TOR Dallas Eakins (EDM head, 6/10) Steve Spott (7/3)
IOW John Torchetti (CSKA, 6/24) Kurt Kleinendorst (7/22) 
SA Chuck Weber (Dir. hockey ops, 6/25)  Peter Horachek (6/25)
CHI-a  Scott Arniel (NYR ass’t, 7/2) John Anderson (7/16) 
UTI-ap  Dave Allison Travis Green (7/11)

a-affiliation change, not that that necessarily makes a difference. p-Allison was coach in Peoria.

AHL legend Bryan Helmer has retired to become an assistant coach in Peterborough.

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Keith.

Nonspecific baby link.

Home, from afar and from different angles.

And RIP, Vinny Scorese and Dennis Farina.

Michael Fornabaio