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Sweeps week in WHL, QMJHL; Belleville and London on verge: Thursday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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WHL

Remember the glove pass goal that hurt the Swift Current Broncos' chances in Round 1 vs. Calgary? Broncos coach-GM Mark Lamb says that will prompt changes to the Dub's video review rules: "They're going to acknowledge it and there's going to be some changes." (Swift Current Online)

Calgary Hitmen's Ukrainian import Pavlo Padakin has found some solace after being on the wrong end of a knee-on-knee hit. The Hitmen can eliminate Red Deer on Thursday night in the only undecided WHL second-round series. (Calgary Herald)

As you heard, the Kamloops Blazers and Portland Winterhawks are each through to the Western Conference final. (Kamloops Daily News, Portland Tribune)

Tri-City Americans forward Malte Strömwall has signed to play for Växjö in Sweden for his 19-year-old season. (Taking Note)

How do the Medicine Hat Tigers evaluate their season after knocking out Memorial Cup host Saskatoon and then getting swept by Edmonton? (Tiger Turf)

OHL

Boston Bruins signing Seth Griffith and London Knights teammate Matt Rupert broke their goal droughts during London's Game 4 win over Kitchener. That is not easy to do against goalie John Gibson. (London Free Press, Waterloo Record)

Fun fact, bearing in mind I have a very low amusement quotient: overage player of the year Charlie Sarault, now an Anaheim Ducks farmhand, missed only seven regular-season games in five seasons. (Sarnia Observer)

Today's should read: Jeff Blay on Kitchener Rangers first-rounder Mike Davies' extra inspiration for his rookie season. (Thorold Niagara News)

What will the atmosphere be like at North Bay Battalion home games? (North Bay Nugget)

United States national team development program-bound forwards Christian Fischer and Brendan Warren will likely not play for the Windsor Spitfires before 2015-16. (Windsor Star)

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas is optimistic U.S. draft choices Austin Dittenhafer and Jake Gingell can be convinced to report. (Sault Star)

QMJHL

The Halifax Mooseheads overcame the 'Guertin ghosts' to polish off Gatineau. (Le Droit, Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Does Gatineau holding Nathan MacKinnon to no goals and seven assists in four games count as shutting him down? (Ottawa Citizen)

Quebec Remparts president Claude Rousseau has some kind words for outgoing Acadie-Bathurst owner Leo-Guy Morrissette, the last of the old-guard owners. (Le Soleil)

Remember when the Q had three second-round series go seven games last season? This time around, three series were over in four, with second and third seeds Baie-Comeau and Blainville-Boisbrand also sweeping. (La Presse, Le Soleil, Station Nation)

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