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Moose Jaw Warriors in the black; Wednesday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
Buzzing The Net

Combing all corners of the country and the blogosphere for your junior hockey headlines ... AKA the 'playing catch-up after two weeks away' edition.

WHL

Edmonton Oilers goaltending prospect Tyler Bunz talked, at length, about what he'll miss about the Western League. (The Pipeline Show)

The Moose Jaw Warriors are no longer considered a small-market team after finishing in the black during their first season at the new Mosaic Place arena. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

Washington Capitals-drafted goalie Steffen Soberg, whose CHL rights still belong to Swift Current, is planning on staying in Norway this season. (Washington Post)

OHL

Our own Sunaya Sapurji looks at the Kitchener Rangers vs. The Michigan Daily legal imbroglio. (Yahoo! Sports)

South of the border, Chris Peters wonders if the suit "is not a case the Rangers likely could win if tried in Michigan courts." (SB Nation, United States of Hockey)

The Sudbury Wolves plan on having Czech import picks Dominik Kubalik and Dominik Kahun join them next month when they play in the world junior club cup in Russia, says GM Blaine Smith. Kubalik first has to play for the Czech Republic in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.  (The Pipeline Show)

Aaron Ekblad's goal for his sophomore season? The 16-year-old Barrie Colts defenceman wants a better plus/minus rating. (CTV Windsor)

Calgary Flames second-rounder Patrick Sieloff is readying for his first season with the Windsor Spitfires. (The Hockey News)

The Kingston Frontenacs' overhaul continues with the signing of 17-year-old forward Marc Beckstead, who posted decent rookie-year numbers in Junior A last season. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

QMJHL

MasterCard Memorial Cup overtime hero Anton Zlobin is on Russia's preliminary roster for next month's Canada-Russia Challenge. So are some other guys you might have heard of like Mikhail Grigorenko, Nail Yakupov and Andrei Vasilevski. (The Q Files)

Do not expect Grigorenko back with the Quebec Remparts, even if he does not make the Buffalo Sabres, says columnist Kathleen Lavoie. (The Pipeline Show)

Members of the Shawinigan Cataractes are taking their turn getting their day with the Memorial Cup. Forward Félix-Antoine Bergeron took the trophy in the pool. Well, it has been a hot summer. (Le Nouvelliste)

Boston University commit Jack Eichel will play for the U.S. under-17 team rather than the Halifax Mooseheads. It's worth noting Eichel isn't up for the NHL draft until 2015, meaning he would finish his term with the national team development program before his draft season. Two NTDP grads who are in the same boat, Seth Jones and Ryan Hartman, have gone to major junior for this season. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Off-season optimism abounds with the P.E.I. Rocket. Doesn't it always? (Charlottetown Guardian)

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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