Tue Feb 22 01:46am EST
Combing all corners of the country and the blogosphere for your junior hockey headlines ...
How about an outdoor game in Winnipeg, hosted by the Brandon Wheat Kings? (Coming Down The Pipe!)
The Spokane Chiefs are your new Western Conference leader, and defenceman Brendan Kichton gets to be mentioned in the same breath as Bryan McCabe. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
Tri-City Americans forward Adam Hughesman has the Mr. Nice Guy award locked up. Read on. (Tri-City Herald)
Quote of the week from league scoring leader Jason Akeson after his Kitchener Rangers beat the MasterCard Memorial Cup-host Mississauga St. Michael's Majors: "We don't want this to be our last trip to Mississauga." But that would mean making the OHL final and/or Memorial Cup. Oh. (Mississauga News, News 570, Waterloo Region Record)
Has anyone else noticed draft-season centre Daniel Catenacci has one goal in his last 20 games, even if it is on an also-ran Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds club? (Sault Star)
Time to start looking at who the Barrie Colts might take with the No. 1 selection in the OHL Priority Selection, just in case. (Barrie Examiner)
Ryan Ellis' potential last game in London ended up being a tough loss for the Windsor Spitfires. (London Free Press)
Kingston Frontenacs wing Conor Stokes tweaked the Ottawa 67's after his team's 4-3 win on Monday: "Except for one guy, Ottawa's a pretty soft team." Well, Stokes is entitled, since his team is within 20 points of first place. (Kingston Whig-Standard, Ottawa Citizen)
Plymouth Whalers rookie defenceman Max Iafrate is a mirror image of his former-NHLer father. (Windsor Star)
Today's should-read: a profile on Simon Boisvert, the filmmaker who's become a scout for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. (Montreal Gazette)
A 6-foot-4 forward who could end up with 60 points as a 17-year-old? Some NHL team will want Val-d'Or forward Jean-Francois Leblanc. (Dan Sallows)
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