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The Edmonton Oil Kings' trade for David Musil means Curtis Lazar is trading billet houses. The 17-year-old standout was billeting with the family of Mason Geertsen, the defenceman who went to Vancouver in the deal. (Vancouver Province)

Team Canada hopeful Laurent Brossoit revived his spring 2012 form to help Edmonton hand league-leading Kamloops its first regulation loss at home. (Kamloops Daily News)

Brandon Wheat Kings goalie Curtis Honey got the W over his twin, Connor Honey, and the Seattle Thunderbirds. (Luber's LoungeBrandon Sun)

Rookie goalie Garret Hughson helped injury-riddled Spokane blank Everett. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

The Kootenay Ice's 14-year streak of playoff appearances will likely end, but a bumper bantam draft crop awaits. (Ice Chips)

Coach Dave Lowry's Victoria Royals are struggling to win lately once they leave Vancouver Island. (Victoria Times-Colonist)


The transplanted Troops, the soon to be North Bay Battalion, are likely to remain in the Central Division next season, reports Ryan Pyette. That does not mean no one can have fun pitching realignment. Does Battalion coach-GM Stan Butler also head north? (London Free Press)

In the words of GM Kyle Dubas, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are hoping they "might play a couple extra games" against North Bay. That would not mean changing divisions. (Sault This Week)

Will North Bay sell 2,000 season tickets? Indeedally-doodelly they will. (North Bay Nugget)

London Knights goalie of the future Liam Herbst might not be back from knee surgery until after Christmas. (London Free Press)

Mississauga goalie Spencer Martin still has not allowed more than three goals in a game, but that was enough for Kitchener on Tuesday night. (Waterloo Record)

Credit the Oshawa Generals for going .500 since Philadelphia Flyers first-rounder Scott Laughton received a 10-game head-checking suspension, which is half over. (

The banged-up Ottawa 67's dressed nine natural defencemen in Tuesday's home loss to Kingston. At one point they had five on the ice. (Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Citizen)

The Peterborough Petes are now 2-9 at home. It never rains but it pours. (Peterborough Examiner)

Erie Otters backup goalie Devin Williams is quietly building a case to be drafted in 2014. (OHL Prospects)


The city of Gatineau, Que., is about two weeks from announcing an agreement with the Olympiques on a new arena, says mayor Marc Bureau. (Le Droit)

Quebec Remparts' 17-year-old Anthony Duclair expected to return from an ankle injury on Friday, but there is "no guarantee" of that happening. (TVA Sports)

Wait, what if the Remparts deal Nikita Kucherov instead of Nick Sorensen to alleviate their import issue? (Le Droit, Dans Les Coulisses)

Halifax Mooseheads left wing Jonathan Drouin will return from a foot injury to suit for Team QMJHL tonight in Game 2 of the Subway Super Series (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, Sportsnet/TVA Sports). (Metro Halifax)

How do Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Huberdeau bounce back from each being minus-4 vs. Russia on Monday? (SportsnetLa Presse)

Team QMJHL is just too small. And the rent is still too high. (La Presse)

Why Val-d'Or's Anthony Mantha, who was one day too young for the 2012 draft, is a Guy You Should Know. (The Pipeline Show)

Forward Émile Poirier, who is just shy of turning 18, has been a bright spot for the inconsistent Gatineau Olympiques. (Le Droit)

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