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Mike Johnston isn't around the Portland Winterhawks but the suspended coach-GM's presence is still manifest, writes Gregg Drinnan. (Kamloops Daily News)

Is the Harlem Shake still a thing? The Victoria Royals, the westernmost team in major junior hockey, performed one. (Voice of the Victoria Royals)

Tri-City goalie Troy Trombley stopped 75-of-77 shots in his first two starts for the Americans to help beat league-leading Portland and rival Spokane. Yet he isn't the WHL goalie of the week. Who votes on this, the International Olympic Committee? (Red Light District)

Brandon Wheat Kings overage defenceman Tyler Yaworski is bent on making the most of his remaining games in the Dub. (Brandon Sun, paywall)


The OHL could be part of the events for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, reports Kevin McGran. The London Knights, Plymouth Whalers, Saginaw Spirit and Windsor Spitfires were supposed to play at Comerica Park before the lockout deep-sixed the event. (Toronto Star)

Dallas Stars first-rounder Radek Faksa will resume skating with the Kitchener Rangers this week, while teammate and Edmonton Oilers pick Tobias Rieder will play this weekend. Rieder sustained minor injuries in a motor vehicle collision last week. (Waterloo Record)

Bob Duff laid into the Windsor Spitfires, and the column fairly spoke. (Windsor Star)

The London Knights scored 17 goals in their first three games since leading scorer Seth Griffith broke a bone in his hand. (Metro London)

The Saginaw Spirit's Jimmy Lodge is becoming a draft riser, writes Brock Otten. (OHL Prospects)

Today's should-watch: an intermission feature on the bond Sudbury Wolves wing Nathan Cull has formed with his "little brother and a best friend," eight-year-old Tyler McDonald, who has had successful treatment for brain cancer. (Rogers TV)

The priority selection draft is fewer than seven weeks away and no, Toronto Jr. Canadiens forward Nikita Korostelev will not be subject to any of the proposed chances to CHL import rules. (Hockey Now)

Speaking of which, the priority selection is already being mocked. In a very a professional way. (In The O)


It's been a rough week for the Q, between the Ryan Tesink controversy and Moncton's Ross Johnston literally putting some lumber in Halifax's Brian Lovell's teeth. (Sportsnet)

Some good that might come out of Blainville-Boisbriand's appeal is that the QMJHL might formalize a way for teams to share medical info on a player who is about to be traded. (La Presse)

Coming off two extra-time losses, the Rimouski Océanic expect some playoff-style nastiness from those aforementioned Armada in Wednesday's bout between divisional leaders. (L'Avantage)

Was that NHL draft prospect Anthony Duclair breaking out of his scoring slump to help the Quebec Remparts topple another team that is higher-placed in the standings? Yes, yes it was. (Le Soleil)

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