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OHL outdoor games in peril: Tuesday’s coast-to-coast

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Now that the national media that deigned to label the Kamloops Blazers a "no-name powerhouse," you just know their first regulation loss is coming up soon. It has to. (National Post)

Victoria Royals GM Cam Hope is dubious of the proposed Canadian Hockey League Players' Association. And he only worked for the players' union in the CFL. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Winnipeg Jets second-rounder Lukas Sutter is hopeful of getting untracked in Saskatoon. The Blades need to get in a good head space soon. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Tonight, the Vancouver Giants' rambunctious Kale Kessy faces the Lethbridge Hurricanes, who probably haven't forgot the checking to the head major he received against them earlier this season. (Vancouver Province)

The Portland Winterhawks have been more "clinical" throughout their 9-3-1-0 start, writes Dylan Bumbarger. (Oregon Live)


The OHL outdoor games slated for Dec. 29, three days before the NHL Winter Classic, could be finito by Tuesday. Saginaw Spirit president Craig Goslin: "As soon as another round of [NHL] games is cancelled, there's a likelihood the Hockeytown Winter Festival and the games around it will be as well."

Saying shame on the NHL does no good, because that's an emotion the league isn't capable of having. (Windsor Star)

The Kitchener Rangers, whose overagers have zero points on the season, have traded 20-year-old defenceman Ryan Hanes to Kingston, perhaps to make room to add a forward at some point. The Frontenacs, who are allowing 4 goals per game, get some experience on the back end. (Waterloo Record)

Anyone with a surplus defenceman is requested to call the Guelph Storm; 19-year-old Andrey Pedan is going to miss some games due to a match penalty he received on Sunday. (Guelph Mercury)

The New York Islanders drafted Niagara's Jesse Graham for his puck-moving defenceman qualities, but he's been vexed to put up points. (St. Catharines Standard)

Make it three years in a row the Ottawa 67's have lost their Monday-morning school day game to the Kingston Frontenacs. On the plus side for the 67's, they have points in three consecutive games. (Ottawa Sun, Kingston Whig-Standard)


Defenceman Jean-Simon Deslauriers walked out on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles recently, but he could find a new team when the December trade window begins, writes Steve Turcotte. (Le Nouvelliste)

The CHLPA focusing on the Halifax Mooseheads has nothing to do with Nova Scotia law requiring only 40 per cent of the players to sign a union card, lower than the legal requirement in other precincts. You can be sure of that. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Philip Danault is off to a big start in Victoriaville, but will the barely-.500 Tigres hold on to the forward who's a good shot to make Team Canada? (Le Nouvelliste)

Sixteen-year-old goalie Jack Flinn has made much of his opportunity to step in with the Sherbrooke Phoenix. (

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