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Morgan Rielly impressive with Leafs: Thursday’s coast-to-coast

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Morgan Rielly is skating with Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf at training camp, eh? (Toronto Sun, National Post)

Edmonton Oilers-drafted defenceman Martin Gernat will make his Edmonton Oil Kings season debut tonight. (Edmonton Journal)

Stat of the day: the Kootenay Ice have nearly as many wins in their past 10 games as they did in their first 35. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

Who had defensive defenceman Tyler Stahl in the pool to score a shootout winner for the Victoria Royals? (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Kudos for Kelowna; the Rockets won on Wednesday without leading scorer Myles Bell, who was suspended. (Kelowna Daily Courier)

Seventeen-year-old forward Connor Gay, who began the season with the Junior A Kindersley Klippers, is up with the Regina Pats to stay. (Regina Leader-Post)


Philadelphia Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz, on why he left the University of Nebraska-Omaha to join London. (The Pipeline Show)

Nineteen-year-old goalie Franky Palazzese has quickly won over Sudbury Wolves supporters, especially since his style cannot be slagged as boring. (Sudbury Star)

Toronto Maple Leafs second-rounder Matt Finn is out this weekend for the Guelph Storm due to recurring symptoms of mononucleosis. (Guelph Mercury)

Washington Capitals first-rounder Tom Wilson is headed back to the Plymouth Whalers, but the rugged winger was impressive in his short NHL training camp stint. (Washington Times)

Nineteen-year-old defenceman Nelson Armstrong, formerly of St. Lawrence University, should shore up the Peterborough Petes' blueline. (Peterborough Examiner, Watertown Daily Times)

There's the effect of the 10-fight limit: Oshawa Generals newcomer Johnny McGuire, who had 23 fighting majors in Erie last season, has seven this year. (

Ian Mendes writes about the unfairness of the NHL draft lottery for an Ottawa audience which might be thankful one day the OHL does not have one. (Ottawa Citizen)


The CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game was entertaining, even if goals were hard to come by, writes Willy Palov. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Steve Turcotte writes there is no reason for the Shawinigan Cataractes to accept the addition of a team in nearby Trois-Rivières, Que., unless "significant compensation" changes hands. Meantime, who is the mystery move-mulling team? (Le Nouvelliste)

Could Trois-Rivières have a successful re-launch of major junior hockey like the one the Jocelyn Thibault-led group is having with the Sherbrooke Phoenix? (Le >QMI Agency)

Who wants some good power rankings? Wait, you'd rather hear a story about a bridge? (Parlons Junior)

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