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Ryan Strome helps IceDogs mush forward: Monday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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WHL

Please take some time, if you did not already, to plow through Randy Turner's treatise on the insanity that is spring hockey. Which, based on Canada's recent world junior championship results, could be more of a bubble than a boom. Oh, and it's completely outside of Hockey Canada's purview. (Winnipeg Free Press)

If this isn't the coolest junior hockey-related news tidbit you've heard in a while: the film rights have been optioned for the Gregg Drinnan co-authored book Sudden Death. (Taking Note)

Winnipeg Jets third-rounder Adam Lowry is having an ideal final junior season with the Swift Current Broncos. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Kamloops Blazers coach Guy Charron wants his team in a mindset suited to the playoffs, where there is no 4-on-4 overtime or shootouts. (Kamloops Daily News)

Getting to know Swift Current's draft-year defenceman, Dillon Heatherington. (The Pipeline Show)

Note to self: watch out for Vancouver Giants rookie defenceman Reid Zalitach. (Regan's Rant)

The Spokane Chiefs had a one-shot period during their Saturday loss to Portland, whom not so long ago they beat a couple times. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

OHL

New York Islanders first-rounder Ryan Strome is getting into the whole being-captain thing with the Niagara IceDogs. (St. Catharines Standard)

Sheldon Keefe took a strip off his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds publicly, even though they pulled off two weekend road wins. (Sault Star)

Long story short, Kitchener Rangers coach-GM Steve Spott is only 800 or so career wins behind Hall of Famer Brian Kilrea after posting his 200th. And the Rangers are within two points of Owen Sound in the playoff seeding race. (Waterloo Record)

London Knights goalie Anthony Stolarz's new mask pays tribute to late Knights draft pick Ian Jenkins. (London Free Press)

Wednesday's Kingston-Mississauga tilt might go a long way to deciding who holds off Peterborough for a playoff berth. The Frontenacs' 11-game losing streak is the franchise's longest in 22 seasons. (Kingston Whig-Standard, Peterborough Examiner)

That Brampton-Sudbury game on Sunday might have been a first-round playoff preview. (Brampton Guardian)

QMJHL

Draft-year goalie Zach Fucale is finally adapting to going long stretches with few shots against while playing for the high-powered Halifax Mooseheads. (Metro Halifax) —

Former Saint John Sea Dogs centre Charlie Coyle is likely to make his NHL debut on Monday with the Minnesota Wild. (Station Nation)

Victoriaville coach Yanick Jean has reached the 500-game plateau, what are the chances the 37-year-old reaches 1,000? (Parlons Junior)

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