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Today's should-read: Swift Current Broncos standout Graham Black has played the whole season while dealing with significant complications from having Graves' Disease (Kelly Friesen wrote about Black's fight last spring before the forward was drafted by the New Jersey Devils). (Regina Leader-Post)

The Kelowna Rockets' 19-game home win streak eclipses the mark of the 2002-03 edition of Duncan Keith-Shea Weber fame. (Kelowna Daily Courier)

Edmonton Oil Kings draft prospect Curtis Lazar has learned the "wow factor" is overrated. Meantime, his team is back on top of the Eastern Conference. (Vernon Morning Star)

Read very little into the fact the Portland Winterhawks are actually on a two-game losing streak. They got Rimmered on Friday, for one thing. (Oregon Live, The Pipeline Show)

Hey, maybe the Seattle Thunderbirds will start a 15-game win streak. (Seattle Times)


The London Knights maintain "there was no physical contact at all" during an altercation between centre Ryan Rupert and the officials after Friday's loss to Windsor. Rupert has received at least a three-game suspension. (London Free Press)

Pending Niagara IceDogs graduate Dougie Hamilton is eager to use that big body against man-sized competition with the Boston Bruins. (Big Bad Blog, Comcast New England)

The Oshawa Generals will have speedy Phoenix Coyotes prospect Lucas Lessio back on Wednesday after he missed three months due to a tendon injury. (

Brampton Battalion president Mike Griffin is predicting a season-ticket base of close to 3,000 next season in North Bay. (Brampton Guardian)

The takeaway from the Kitchener Rangers' weekend: Ryan Murphy is back and they sandwiched two wins around a loss where they had 61 shots on goal. (Waterloo Record, Sudbury Star)

As Belleville Bulls coach-GM George Burnett told it, being shut out at home by mighty Owen Sound on Saturday was "a good loss" for a team which had been scoring at will for two weeks. (Belleville Intelligencer)

Was that a signature performance on Saturday by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, when they pounded Plymouth 7-3? (Sault Star)


What to make of the Quebec Remparts' drama? First NHL draft prospects Anthony Duclair and Adam Erne were suspended by the team on Saturday, then they were reinstated Sunday without actually missing a game. Quebec beat Rouyn-Noranda, but not in convincing fashion. (Le Soleil)

Erstwhile Remparts star Mikhail Grigorenko had an impressive pro debut for the Buffalo Sabres, clocking 11 minutes 13 seconds ice-time and even getting out on the power play. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

Make it six wins in a row for coach Dominique Ducharme's league-leading Halifax Mooseheads. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Metro Halifax)

Defenceman Samuel Noreau has been integral to Baie-Comeau's success (including their 11-game point streak), will that earn him a contract with the New York Rangers? (The Prospect Park)

Former QMJHL executive Bill Schurman has taken on a big challenge as athletic director for the University of Prince Edward Island. (Charlottetown Guardian)

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