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Greg McKegg to return for start of OHL final; Thursday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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WHL

That's right: on the same day Rexall Place staff painted the Edmonton Oil Kings logo at centre ice, the team's 22-game win streak was snapped in a road game. (Edmonton Journal, WHL)

So the Moose Jaw Warriors lost captain Kendall McFaull to appendicitis, played a 16-year-old goalie and beat Edmonton? (Regina Leader-Post, Edmonton Sun)

Sixteen-year-old Moose Jaw goalie Justin Paulic went 36 days between his first and second starts in the WHL. He will not have to wait too long for No. 3. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

Pittsburgh Penguins first-rounder Joe Morrow has made great strides on the Portland Winterhawks blueline during the playoffs. (Portland Tribune)

Winterhawks goalie Mac Carruth was nails in Portland's stranglehold win on Wednesday. (Portland Tribune)

It is zero hour for Tri-City, now down 3-0 to Portland in the Western Conference final. (Tri-City Herald, The Columbian, Oregon Live)

OHL

The Peterborough Petes have signed No. 3 overall draft choice Eric Cornel from the Upper Canada Cyclones. (OHL)

It's all over the London-Kitchener series. The Knights do expect Greg McKegg to lace up for Game 1 of the final, which could be May 4 at London. (London Free Press, Waterloo Record)

What's with London's defencemen scoring all these goals? (London Free Press)

Can Ottawa rally from another 3-1 deficit, this time against the Niagara IceDogs? (Ottawa Citizen, QMI Agency)

Barrie Colts centre Mark Scheifele looked like he belonged whilst playing in the AHL playoffs on Wednesday. (CBC)

Seventeen-year-old Jack Billings might turn out to be a sixth-round fine for the Windsor Spitfires, who drafted him out of Culver Military Academy in Indiana. (Windsor Star)

Kingston Frontenacs high second-round pick Spencer Watson finished with five goals in as many games in his Junior B team's final playoff series. Is it an omen that the London team lost to one from St. Catharines, since the same two cities might meet in the OHL final? (Kingston Whig-Standard)

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads phenom Nathan MacKinnon is expected to play in Friday's pivotal Game 5 vs. Rimouski after leaving Wednesday's match with an injury. (Metro Halifax, Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Rimouski Océanic coach Serge Beausoleil expected being tied 2-2 after four games with Halifax. But losing twice at home is a missed opportunity. At least Rimouski is home for Game 5 on Friday. (Le Soleil)

With 700 ticket packages remaining for the MasterCard Memorial Cup, organizers in Shawinigan are now offering partial plans to the event. Don't ask how many ticket packages Saint John would have left three weeks before the event. (Le Nouvelliste)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at neatesager@yahoo.ca and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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