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‘Sudden Death’ headed to big screen, QMJHL’s top two face off in Halifax: Wednesday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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WHL

Thanks for nothing, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Any film adaptation of the Swift Current Broncos saga Sudden Death will not be filmed in Saskatchewan, but nevertheless, there will be a movie someday. So, yay! (CKOM)

The Prince Albert Raiders are minus three injured regulars for Wednesday's tilt in Saskatoon, where their division lead could be chopped down to four points. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

The cellar-dwelling Vancouver Giants would seem to have the strongest chance of taking phenom Tyler Benson in the bantam draft. (Vancouver Province)

Any day that has a Guyle Fielder reference in a game story is a good one, says I. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Spokane Chiefs tough guy Carter Proft claims he doesn't go looking for trouble. It's just a role he plays. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Are the Brandon Wheat Kings still in contact with the playoff pack? Ask again after Wednesday's game vs. Lethbridge. (Luber's Lounge)

OHL

The Guelph Storm and Kitchener Rangers, three points apart in the playoff race, play five times over the final five weeks. That ought to gin up the Hwy. 7 rivalry. (Waterloo Record)

Has anyone taken to his new surroundings better than Florida Panthers pick Vince Trocheck, with 22 points in 10 games for the Plymouth Whalers? (Plymouth Observer & Eccentric)

San Jose Sharks pick Justin Sefton has learned his lesson after briefly having ice time slashed with the London Knights. (Metro London, London Free Press)

League director of officiating Conrad Hache, on the decision to bounce referee Joe Monette for an ill-advised tweet: "You've got to understand how Twitter works." Owie. (Windsor Star)

Centre Steven Shipley has had a quietly effective overage season in Niagara. (St. Catharines Standard)

QMJHL

Playoff spoiler alert: it's not a coincidence that 19-year-old goalie Robert Steeves returned and the Gatineau Olympiques worked their way up to .500. (Le Droit)

Rimouski Océanic captain Casey Babineau, of Truro, N.S., is anticipating his return home to face the Halifax Mooseheads on Wednesday. Of course, he could end up playing up to four more games there during the playoffs. (L'Avantage)

Halifax overage Stephen MacAulay knows Rimouski well, since he helped beat them in the President's Cup final last season with Saint John. (Metro Halifax)

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