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London Knights slump official: weekend coast-to-coast

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WHL

The Moose Jaw Warriors are nine points off the playoff pace with 26 games left as Morgan Rielly returns to junior. Will his next playoff game be with the Moose Jaws or the Toronto Marlies? (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

Coach Ryan Huska's Kelowna Rockets go for their 19th home win in a row tonight vs. Vancouver, which would kind of but not really tie a team record. (Kelowna Daily Courier)

Remember when Kelowna was barely above .500 at the 15-game mark? (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

What happens first: a Seattle Thunderbirds victory or an end to Manti Te'o jokes? (Seattle Times)

The Edmonton Oil Kings had perimeteritis during their home loss to eighth-place Medicine Hat. (Edmonton Journal)

For two traditional rivals, the Saskatoon Blades and Brandon Wheat Kings sure trade often. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

OHL

There are about 2,600 reasons — the seating capacity difference between the WFCU Centre and Budweiser Gardens — why the London Knights have to be the front-runner over the Windsor Spitfires to host the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. (London Free Press)

Meantime, that's three losses in a row for league-leading London and a five-game point streak for ninth-place Windsor. From London assistant coach Dylan Hunter: "We got 24 [wins] in a row and it was such a euphoric thing and guys were so excited about it, the letdown hit us harder than we thought." (London Free Press, Windsor Star)

Well, at least Ryan Strome's return to Niagara adds some drama to the scoring race. (St. Catharines Standard)

Try not to get sticker shock at the projected price tag for a new arena in Sudbury. (Sudbury Star)

Today's should-read: Tony Saxon points out the OHL's strategy to reduce fighting seems to be working. (Guelph Mercury)

A little concern for the Erie Otters: first-string goalie Oscar Dansk was injured in a collision against Sarnia on Friday. (Sarnia Observer)

Draft prospect Spencer Martin had a 39-save night, but in another Mississauga Steelheads loss. (Mississauga News)

Kingston Frontenacs coach Todd Gill didn't seem too down about his young team losing a two-goal lead vs. mighty Owen Sound, seeing how the Attack beat his team 7-0 just one week earlier. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

Ottawa 67's coach-GM Chris Byrne spent Friday scouting rather than being behind the bench. Last-place Ottawa is in line to have the first, 20th and 40th overall selections this spring. (Guelph Mercury, Ottawa Citizen)

QMJHL

Halifax Mooseheads wing Andrew Ryan will miss the last two games of this weekend's road trip due to injury. Other than that, Halifax's swing through Quebec started out okay. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

The Quebec Remparts have been outscored 28-7 during their five-game losing skid. Eep. (Le Soleil)

Remparts centre Kurt Etchegary, who is a NHL draft prospect, could return on Feb. 9 after recovering from hip surgery. (St. John's Telegram)

While Quebec flounders, what is it now, a 10-game point streak for Baie-Comeau? By the way, Valentin Zykov is closing in on the Drakkar record for goals by a rookie. (Le Soleil)

Are the Gatineau Olympiques turning into a potential playoff spoiler? (Le Droit)

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