Connor McDavid named captain in Erie: the coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
Connor McDavid named captain of the Erie Otters. (Terry Wilson, OHL Images)

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

WHL

"Sward aims to be mightier" is easily the best junior puck headline of the week. Of course, the opportunity cost of dreaming that up was making sure to vet photographers' captions. (Vancouver Sun)

What are the Winnipeg Jets going to due with the "too good for junior" Josh Morrissey? (Winnipeg Sun)

With Reid Duke returning for this weekend, the Lethbridge Hurricanes are eager not to start with another winless weekend. (Lethbridge Herald

Pavel Padakin thought he was going to be in Russia; now the 20-year-old is in Regina. Same number of letters. (Regina Leader-Post, Calgary Herald)

Wyatt Hoflin might have the No. 1 goalie job won in Kootenay, depending on what the New York Rangers organization does with Mackenzie Skapski. (Cranbrook Daily Townsman)

OHL

Did Connor McDavid 'C' this coming?

Josh Brown projects the final standings in the Eastern and Western conferences; ditto from Brock Otten, who writes the balance of power might have shifted


The North Bay Battalion get Nick Paul back in the time for their season opener. (Ottawa Citizen)

Sault Ste. Marie defenceman Alex Gudbranson has signed a NHL contract with the Minnesota Wild (Gone Puck Wild, Soo Today)

They have a quick key which re-publishes this story at the start of every season: "City mulling whether to rebuild or renovate Sudbury Arena." (Northern Life)

Plymouth plans to to give 16-year-old first-rounder Will Bitten top-six minutes on the opening weekend, but coach Don Eiland says that's due to being short-staffed. (Plymouth Observer & Eccentric)

Peterborough Petes centre Hunter Garlent is providing a window into the junior puck life. Good reading. (Sportsnet.ca)

Are Ken Appleby and Jeremy Brodeur going to look after the Oshawa Generals' net? (Oshawa This Week)

London Knights selection Michael Latorella has committed to the Big Ten's Ohio State Buckeyes. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

QMJHL

Montreal Canadiens prospect Zachary Fucale is headed back to the Halifax Mooseheads. (NHL.com)

Keep an eye on how Charlottetown fares this week now that regulars are trickling back to the island. (Charlottetown Guardian)

Sherbrooke 17-year-olds Jérémy Roy and Kay Schweri might have some mutual-benefit dynamic happening. (Le Tribune

Two weeks in, who is at the top of the power rankings? (Parlons Junior)

Adding forward Justice Dundas now makes it seven Ontarians on the Saint John Sea Dogs roster. (Station Nation)

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