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Duncan Siemens denied letter on sweater, drama ensues: Wednesday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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Duncan Siemens was the Saskatoon Blades' captain last season, but now the Colorado Avalanche first-rounder is not even wearing an alternate's 'A' for the MasterCard Memorial Cup hosts. That seems, uh, glaring. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Chicago Blackhawks first-rounder Mark McNeill had his "best game of the year" in Prince Albert's road win at Red Deer. That included scoring the decision in a fight with Rebels star Mathew Dumba. (Calgary Herald)

It was Dumba's first-game back since the Minnesota Wild first-rounder served a two-game suspension for head-checking. (Calgary Herald)

A conversion to centre has paid off so far for the Vancouver Giants'  Nathan Burns. (Vancouver Sun)

The Regina Pats might get defenceman Colton Jobke back from the Minnesota Wild organization. What is for certain is coach Pat Conacher will be back for Wednesday's game vs. rival Moose Jaw after tending to a family emergency. (Regina Leader-Post, Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

Look out, Medicine Hat's Hunter Shinkaruk is getting all 'scorey' all of a sudden. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

More on the Giants' #ImportPlayerProblems in the wake of cutting import Ales Kilnar. Meantime, right wing Tanner Moar might finally draw into Vancouver's lineup. (Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province)

What are the chances overage defenceman Austin Madaisky ends up returning to Kamloops? Meantime, the B.C. Division favourite is down another veteran defender due to Tyler Hansen's concussion. (Sportsnet)

The rebuilding Kootenay Ice have pared their roster down to 22 players. (Between The Lines)

Hey, a trade: young defenceman Kaleb Denham is headed to Red Deer with mid-round draft picks coming back to Tri-City. (Tri-City Herald)

You can set your watch to the Brandon Wheat Kings' penalty kill struggling, or so it would seem. (Luber's Lounge)

Discipline is an early-season issue for the Kelowna Rockets. (Regan's Rant)

Everett Silvertips overage Ryan Harrison is making his season debut after serving a suspension assessed at the end of last season. (Everett Herald)

Former 134-point scorer Brendan Shinnimin is breaking into the pros with the Phoenix Coyotes' AHL affiliate. (Kennebec Journal)


Boston Bruins choice Seth Griffith has had a tougher time scoring of late thanks to a penchant for penalties. (Metro London)

Team USA's world junior team selection camp will be in New York City. (NHL.com)

Nick Cousins, Andrew Fritsch and Mark Petaccio, the three Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds facing sexual assault charges, will now have a court date on Nov. 5. (Sault Star)

Seeing Connor McDavid play is believing, says Erie Otters coach Robbie Ftorek. (Erie Times-News)

The Kingston Frontenacs 3-0, the Ottawa 67's 1-3? That's a perturbance, but Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino can put it in perspective. (The Pipeline Show)

Oshawa Generals GM Jeff Twohey doesn't say it directly, but people have noticed two of his new team's first four wins are over his former organization, the Peterborough Petes. (CBC Sports)

Why yes, that is Generals rookie Michael Dal Colle who is second in the league in plus/minus rating after two weeks. (durhamregion.com)

The Owen Sound Attack's .700 start through five games be damned: coach Greg Ireland is not a happy camper. (Owen Sound Sun Times)

Meantime, the fast-starting Greyhounds shored up their defence by adding hometowner Chris Buonomo, who was a surplus overager in Barrie. (Sault Star)

The Ottawa 67's will hit the road this weekend in search of wingers to play with top-10 draft prospect Sean Monahan, writes Don Campbell. (Ottawa Citizen)

Saginaw Spirit forward Jimmy Lodge talks about his hopes for his NHL draft year. (The Pipeline Show)


Goalie Étienne Marcoux, who hurt his shoulder in late August, is back in the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada's net tonight. (La Presse)

The Shawinigan Cataractes have their first win that counts since May 27. Like the Memorial Cup final, Pittsburgh Penguins sixth-rounder Anton Zlobin was playing in this game, too, but for the other guys. (Le Nouvelliste)

How does a team with the Halifax Mooseheads' firepower struggle on the power play? They had an 0-for-14 skein before connecting on Tuesday night. (Metro Halifax)

Danish-born import Nick Sorensen is off to a hot start with the Quebec Remparts. (ParlonsJunior.com)

Speedster Brandon Lesway has joined the expansion Sherbrooke Phoenix after being caught in a numbers game with the Ontario League's Kitchener Rangers. (Waterloo Record)

(Editor's note: I was off-line much of Tuesday due to editorial meetings, so it's a monster C2C today.)

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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