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Small number of juniors could attend NHL camps when lockout ends; weekend coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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Western League commissioner Ron Robison says the CHL will release players to NHL camps when/if the lockout ends, but the big league could be selective about who it summons from junior: "We're working on developing a list of players that would be considered the quality of players capable of playing at the NHL level, should there be a lockout of an extended period." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Kamloops Blazers starting goalie Cole Cheveldave left his team's opener with a lower-body injury. (Kamloops Daily News)

New Vancouver netminder Liam Liston had a less than Giant debut. (Vancouver Sun)

Annie Fowler offers a retrospective on the Tri-City Americans' first 25 years. (Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald)

Wait, 57 shots and two goals for the Portland Winterhawks vs. the Seattle Thunderbirds? Calvin Pickard did graduate, right? Nicely done, new starting goalie Brandon Glover. (Portland Tribune)

With nine rookies in the lineup, what kind of team will Everett have? (Everett Herald)


How big is the potential impact of Connor McDavid — who got his first junior goal Friday on the Erie Otters? Assistant GM Dave Brown: "The Otters had a sweater request from as far away as Texas." (London Free Press)

Meantime, the London Knights scored eight goals in their opener, just like they did last season. That was a good omen, then. (London Free Press)

Anaheim Ducks prospect John Gibson got his Lundqvist on, helping the (Kitchener) Rangers shut out a team in Maple Leafs-styled jerseys. (Waterloo Record)

Don't let the 6-5 scoreline fool you; Pittsburgh Penguins-drafted goalie Matt Murray was the reason Sault Ste. Marie upset Plymouth. (Sault Star)

First-rounder Sam Bennett got his first OHL goal, helping the Kingston Frontenacs get their first home-opener win since moving to the K-Rock Centre. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

There's no column in the standings for "stressful" wins, so coach Scott Walker and the Guelph Storm will take an OT decision on opening night. (Guelph Mercury)


It's Charlottetown's hockey team and the name has to appeal locally, so consider this an endorsement of P.E.I.'s name change to the redundant Prince Edward Island Islanders. Meantime, captain Josh Currie netted a hat trick in P.E.I.'s opener. (Charlottetown Guardian)

Detroit Red Wings blueline prospect Xavier Ouellet (who has the league's best initials, X.O.) wants to put the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on his back. (La Presse)

Who is the league's third favourite behind Halifax and Quebec? Meantime, the Mooseheads had a 45-18 edge in shots on goal in their opener after a week where half their team was ill. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Cape Breton Post)

Fearless predictions from Mikael Lalancette! These are absolute. (TVA Sports)

The exodus in Shawinigan still isn't complete; the team is one overager above the limit. (Le Nouvelliste)

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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