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WHL

Mark Holick, who had a solid three-year run with the Kootenay Ice, is taking over the Prince George Cougars' coaching reins after the dismissal of Dean Clark. The Cougars are five points out of a playoff berth. (Kamloops Daily News, Prince George Citizen)

With the amount of planning that goes into a MasterCard Memorial Cup, do you really think the WHL/CHL would remove the Saskatoon Blades for less than overwhelming play? Saskatoon's .533 point percentage is fifth in the Eastern Conference. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Western League commissioner Ron Robison notes the league has "prioritized" placing teams in Nanaimo, B.C., and Winnipeg "in order to maintain our conferences." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

An extended road trip is just what coach Derek Laxdal wanted for his conference-leading Edmonton Oil Kings. (Edmonton Journal)

Portland Winterhawks captain Troy Rutkowski will play his team record-tying 326th career game on Wednesday. (Oregon Live)

The Everett Silvertips don't appear to a firm return date for banged-up defencemen Austin Adam, Connor Cox and Ayrton Nikkel as they embark on a B.C. road swing. (Everett Herald)

It's been a theme of late for coach Jim Hiller's Tri-City Americans: be even or behind in the scoring chances, but convert at a greater rate. Youngster Brian Williams buried two goals Tuesday vs. Seattle. (Tri-City Herald)

Kamloops Blazers goalie Cole Cheveldave is seeking a return to the form he showed early on this season. (Kamloops Daily News)

Make that 10 losses in a row in Moose Jaw. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

OHL

Ottawa Senators draft pick Jarrod Maidens is rejoining the Owen Sound Attack, but coach Greg Ireland cautions the centre might not play this season. (Owen Sound Sun Times)

It's been a while since a London Knights goalie was a game's first star, notes Ryan Pyette. Philadelphia Flyers second-rounder Anthony Stolarz likely starts Thursday in London's first vs. worst matchup vs. Ottawa. (London Free Press)

Today's should-read: Josh Brown on Kitchener Rangers defenceman Frank Corrado's passion for music, which includes owning 10 guitars. (Waterloo Record)

Dallas Stars prospect Brett Ritchie has been shelved for the next two Niagara IceDogs games after instigating a fight last weekend. (Niagara This Week)

Toronto Maple Leafs selection Ryan Rupert will only get a three-game ban for physical abuse of an official after a game last weekend. (London Free Press)

Rookie defender Aaron Haydon's emergence has been a bright spot of Niagara's rebuilding. (St. Catharines Standard)

Brock Otten looks at the chances of each unsigned 2011 NHL draft pick earning a contract by the June 1 deadline. (OHL Prospects)

Peterborough Petes draft pick Anthony Stefano is vacillating over whether he will play major junior or pursue college hockey. (Sault Star)

QMJHL

Vancouver Canucks-drafted goalie David Honzik was the reason Cape Breton ended its 10-game losing streak at Saint John's expense. (Cape Breton Post, Station Nation)

How did Baie-Comeau's rookie star Valentin Zykov stay under the radar this long? (Le Soleil)

Two notes on Gatineau Olympiques Simon Tardif-Richard's eight-game goal streak: he was a free-agent pickup and it matches longest by a 'Piques player in 16 seasons. (Le Droit)

Power rankings! And the Quebec Remparts have more teams to look up at then there are looking up at them. (Parlons Junior)

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