What's buzzing:

Buzzing The Net

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

Neate Sager
Buzzing The Net

Combing all corners of the country and the blogosphere for your junior hockey headlines ...

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)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to btnblog@yahoo.ca.

View Comments (1)
  • Egypt court sentences Mursi to 20 years in prison - state TV

    Egypt court sentences Mursi to 20 years in prison - state TV

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Mursi to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday for the killing of protesters in December 2012, in a decision broadcast on state television. It was the first ruling against … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • NBA-Highlights of Monday's playoff games

    (Releads with Warriors win) April 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association playoff games: - - - Warriors 97, Pelicans 87 Shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 26 points in the final 6:39 of the … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Serena says not ready for claycourt season yet

    Serena says not ready for claycourt season yet

    (Reuters) - Twice French Open champion Serena Williams said her struggle to beat Sara Errani in the Fed Cup on Sunday had been a real "eye-opener" as the claycourt season gets into full swing. World number one Williams eventually prevailed 4-6 … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • White Sox score four in the ninth, beat Indians in walk-off thriller

    White Sox score four in the ninth, beat Indians in walk-off thriller

    Trevor Bauer turned in a great start for the Indians, but the White Sox pounced in the ninth. … More »

    Big League Stew - 25 minutes ago
  • I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal

    I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal

    A red hot Novak Djokovic is being tipped to end Rafa Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros in June but the Spaniard dismissed the threat as being no different to those he has faced before. He comfortably beat Nadal on his beloved red clay in last … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago