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Nick Cousins not snubbed for Team OHL, league says: Thursday’s belated coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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WHL

The Gregg Drinnan co-authored Sudden Death: The Incredible Saga of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos is two weeks away from publication. (Taking Note)

Get to know Tri-City Americans goalie Eric Comrie, one of the CHL's top three netminding prospects for the 2013 NHL draft. (The Pipeline Show)

One can never tire of reading about how Brandon Wheat Kings star defenceman Ryan Pulock has put his late brother, Brock Pulock, over his heart. (Vancouver Province)

Twenty-year-old defenceman Austin Madaisky, a pending Kamloops Blazers grad, is having great difficulty getting into any AHL games. (Kamloops Daily News)

League scoring leader JC Lipon is "better now at this point than the kids that were drafted" last season, according to NHL Central Scouting. (NHL.com)

OHL

Philadelphia Flyers pick Nick Cousins, who is facing a sexual assault charge, was not selected to Team OHL for next month's Subway Super Series despite being third in. The league says the criminal charge has nothing to do with the exclusion. (Sault Star)

The Guelph Storm are not planning to call up anyone to replace injured forwards Hunter Garlent and Patrick Watling. (Saxon On The Storm)

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds rookie goalie Justin Nichols is set for his first home start, by which I mean in his hometown of St. Catharines, Ont., against the Niagara IceDogs. (Sault Star)

Newly added overage forward Andrew Rieder is ready to rip and tear for the Peterborough Petes. (Peterborough Examiner)

A five-minute power play late in a tied game and the Ottawa 67's managed not to win? (Ottawa Sun)

So-called 'challenge trades' have paid off well for the Sudbury Wolves, will the same occur with new forward Nathan (No Relation To Coach Trent) Cull? (Sudbury Star)

QMJHL

Nick Sorensen drew the short straw and will sit out tonight as the Quebec Remparts rotate him with fellow imports Mikhail Grigorenko and Nikita Kucherov. In any event, draft-year forward Adam Erne will have some pretty talented linemates for the next little while. (Le Soleil)

Meantime, Sportsnet's Patrick King rips into the rule that allows the Remparts to have three imports at once because Grigorenko is a NHL first-round pick: "It's a muddy body of water." (The Pipeline Show)

Wait, Grigorenko is pretty good? (Die By The Blade)

Something has to give in Thursday's Moncton-Gatineau matchup, since each team is scuffling. (Le Droit)

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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