NLB - Vincent Léchenne, who has worked as HC Ajoie's team manager for the last three years, will become Gary Sheehan's assistant coach as of next season. Therefore, the 48-year-old returns behind HC Ajoie's boards.

NLB - Defenseman Patrick Blatter, who has joined the Lakers during the past season and signed a new contract in February, has decided to stay in Rapperswil. His contract, which is running through 2016, is thus also valid for the NLB.

NLA - As SC Bern informs, Guy Boucher will stay their head coach for the upcoming season. Despite several rumors about Boucher possibly leaving for the NHL, the 43-year-old has not made use of his out clause and definitely stays in Bern.

NLA - Arno Del Curto has finally decided to sign a one-year contract with HC Davos. Even though he had already hinted at an oral agreement with Gaudenz Domenig, he now confirms it: "Yes, I will stay for another year."

EUROPE - Canadian forward Francis Lemieux, who recently played in the colors of HC Ajoie, has found a new home in Norway. The 31-year-old forward has signed a one-year deal with Frisk Asker in the GET-ligaen.