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Habs prospect Charles Hudon receives ‘C’ in Chicoutimi: Friday’s coast-to-coast

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Hockey Canada has picked its training camp roster and now has to wait and see if all 37 players turn up in Calgary healthy. (Coming Down The Pipe!)

Today's should-read: Swift Current Broncos forward Shea Howorko opens up about the concussion that has caused him to miss a full year: "I don't even know how close to normal I am." (Prairie Post)

Will the high price the Moose Jaw Warriors extracted in the Joel Edmundson trade only make it more difficult for the struggling MasterCard Memorial Cup-host Saskatoon Blades to load up? (Small Thoughts At Large, Kamloops Daily News, Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

Portland Winterhawks scoring ace Brendan Leipsic has stayed even-keel during his recent hot streak. Of course, as the son of a former Olympic gymnast, he would know about balance. (Oregon Live)

Vancouver  Giants GM Scott Bonner's summation on being in last place: "Anything that can go wrong has." (Vancouver Sun)

Tri-City coach Jim Hiller's assessement of losing 8-4 at home to Seattle: "We gave them pretty much everything on a platter." (Tri-City Herald)


Edmonton Oilers prospect Tobias Rieder's fractured bone in his right foot may keep from playing for Germany in the IIHF world U20 championship. (Waterloo Record)

Seventeen-year-old forward Tyler Bertuzzi is out indefinitely for the Guelph Storm due to a concussion. (Guelph Mercury)

When Tyler Ferry is scoring game-winners, you know the London Knights are leading a charmed life. (London Free Press)

Niagara IceDogs coach-GM Marty Williamson after world junior-bound (and NHL-bound?) Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Strome likely played their final home game in St. Catharines: "It's going to be a long time before we see players like that again." (St. Catharines Standard)

Be alert: new coach Sheldon Keefe has tweaked most of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds' systems. (Sault Star)

Seventeen-year-old goalie Alex Fotinos had a big night in the Barrie Colts' win over Sudbury. (Barrie Examiner)

The Peterborough Petes skated off to a standing ovation after an OT win. It could prove Pyrrhic since key defenceman Clark Seymour will likely incur a suspension for a game misconduct. (Peterborough Examiner)


Willy Palov has some strong doubts about whether Jonathan Drouin and/or Nathan MacKinnon will be chosen for Team Canada as 17-year-olds: "I really feel Drouin and MacKinnon will have to outplay other players to a noticeable degree to earn their spot, just because they are the only 17-year-olds at the camp. This is how it's always been at the try­out camp so I can't imagine it will change this year." (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

The Chicoutimi Saguenéens have bestowed their captaincy upon Charles Hudon, just ahead of the Montreal Canadiens prospect leaving for Team Canada's camp. (Le Quotidien)

Saint John Sea Dogs star Jonathan Huberdeau doesn't know if he's headed to Florida to play in the NHL or Russia for the world junior. (The Canadian Press)

Patrick Roy is planning to use the trade period to inject "intensity" into his Quebec Remparts. (Le Soleil)

How will Yasin Cissé, the former Boston University forward, fit in with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada? (La Presse)

Wild Thursday for the Rimouski Océanic: they added Éric Dubois to the coaching staff fewer than two weeks after he was canned in Acadie-Bathurst, then lost to expansion Sherbrooke. (Le Soleil)

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