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A combined 14 points for Kamloops' Colin Smith-Tim Bozon-JC Lipon line against Portland's stingy defence? Sounds like quite a night. Meantime, the Blazers picked up 19-year-old forward Travis Kornelsen from Calgary, since it's an unwritten league rule those two teams have to trade every couple years. (Kamloops Daily News)
Don't worry, you were not the only one who noticed 17-year-old goalie Eric Comrie came back with a 41-save, first-star effort for Tri-City after not getting to start for Team WHL. (Tri-City Herald)
HockeyProspect puts eight WHLers in its top 30 rankings for the 2013 NHL draft, including Kelowna defenceman Madison Bowey. (HockeyProspect.com)
A should-read today: how B.C. Lions tailback Andrew Harris, perhaps the CFL's most exciting Canadian player, was a minor hockey star until: "The fees, the equipment, the travel expenses, I don't know how a lot of families today can afford it. "I played at a time when composite sticks were just coming out." How many other great athletes has hockey lost due to high costs? (Vancouver Sun)
A Gordon Lightfoot reference in a Prince Albert Raiders game story is an excuse to drop this SCTV reference. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)
The Vancouver Giants are above .500 (5-4-0-0) since adding rugged Kale Kessy. (Vancouver Sun)
The London Knights have taken a 'Liberati leap' into first place in the Western Conference. And the Owen Sound Attack are going to have to learn how to win at Budweiser Gardens again, like they did in 2011. (London Free Press, Metro London)Read More »from London Knights leap into first; Tourigny endorses Drouin, MacKinnon: Weekend coast-to-coast