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The Moose Jaw Warriors are braced for the possibility of Morgan Rielly being summoned to a short Toronto Maple Leafs camp if the NHL lockout ends. (Toronto Sun)

Boil some coffee and give your full attention to Muskegon Lumberjacks CEO and GM Josh Mervis' argument for letting major junior players play in the NCAA: "All we are doing is unnecessarily taking kids out of the development pyramid who could still develop past the age of 20." (Coming Down The Pipe!)

Canadian Hockey League president David Branch argues the NCAA's prohibition is protectionism: "To a large extent, they want to try and protect and preserve opportunities at American universities for American-born players. That's at the top of their development food chain." (Montreal Gazette)

The Kelowna Rockets took out defending champion Edmonton and 17-year-old goalie Jackson Whistle looked fabulous doing it. (Regan's Rant, Edmonton JournalKelowna Daily Courier)

One bright spot for the Everett Silvertips in consecutive loss No. 7: promising rookie Tyler Sandhu scored. (Everett Herald)

Can overage goalie Matt Hewitt (43 saves on Wednesday) and the Regina Pats push past the two-game win streak threshold? (Regina Leader-Post)

On their way through Saskatchewan, the Seattle Thunderbirds signed goalie Logan Flodell, who can begin playing regularly next season. (Kent Reporter)


Ottawa Senators first-rounder Cody Ceci and the rest of Team OHL are well-aware of the Russian Selects's quick-strike transition game. Game 3 of the series is tonight from Guelph (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, Sportsnet/TVA Sports/NHL Network USA). (Sportsnet)

Saginaw Spirit defenceman Brandon Archibald's OHL days are finished, as the 20-year-old needs major shoulder surgery. (Saginaw News)

The tough-to-predict Guelph Storm handled the Bayshore bounces in their shutout win against conference-leading Owen Sound. The Attack missed four breakaways against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending prospect Garret Sparks, BTN's No. 1 star. (Guelph Mercury)

Overage defenceman Ryan Hanes is set to suit up for the Kingston Frontenacs, who were playing only four defenders by the end of their last game. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

Chris Buonomo's 15-game suspension means the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will be down two of their three most seasoned defenders until nearly the end of the first half. (Sault Star)

The North Bay-Sudbury rivalry was pretty fierce back in the day. Way to twist the knife, Jeff Giffen, by pointing out the old Centennials, unlike the still extant Wolves, actually won an OHL title. (Sudbury Star)

The Toronto suburb of Newmarket has an arena that could house an OHL team, but there's apparently no political will to entice one to move there. (


That Nathan MacKinnon fellow is a pretty good young hockey player. (Sportsnet)

The Sherbrooke Phoenix are cancelling their order of chalupas, which is to say they wish to cancel their request for union certification. Gee, I wonder why. (Sherbrooke Tribune)

Patrick Roy's Quebec Remparts are 13-4, but haven't had to play an overly physical game while building that record. (Le Soleil)

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