Chocolate Fix 7/20/2011

On July 20, 2011, in Chocolate Fix, by Brian Mills

Photo by Chris Knight, Patriot News

And now the hockey duldrums continue. Development camp is over. Free-agent deals and trades have slowed down to a crawl. We are left with nothing but a long hot wait until the training camps start. Speaking of development camp, did any of you go? Let us know your thoughts!

Our cohorts over at RMNB had some extensive coverage of development camp. [Orlov, Day 3, Paquette, Final Scrimmage]

Aucoin signs with the Reading Royals. That would be Phil Aucoin. Brother of Keith Aucoin. [ECHL]

Garrett Mitchell is looking for a spot on the Bears roster. [WaPo]

Brett Flemming hopes for the same. [PennLive]

Bears release list of opponents for 2011-2012. Schedule to come in early August. [Bears]

And HBHB defends the unbalanced schedule. [HBHB]

A look at organizational depth [NHL Hot Stove]

A new Bears blog? Guess we will wait and see. [Bern's]

A very well deserved congratulations to Tim Leone of the Patriot News for winning the American Hockey League’s James H. Ellery Memorial Award for outstanding media coverage of the AHL. [PennLive]

The comings and goings:

Graham Mink is back for his third season in Hershey. He won Calder Cups in his last two seasons here. No pressure, Minker. ;) [Bears, PennLive, Frozen Notes]

Welcome Jacob Micflikier and welcome back Daren Machesney. [Bears]

More on Machesney from Stack the Pads including video. [STP, More Cheez]

Francois Bouchard will be back in a Bears sweater. [PennLive]

Hershey Bears Hockey Blog offers up his summary of the roster moves. [HBHB]