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Regina Pats trainer Greg Mayer, on players getting eight-game suspensions for testing positive for a banned supplement: "Do I think it's too harsh for a firsttime offence for something like that? Yeah." (Regina Leader-Post)

Left wing Connor Redmond, who missed almost five months after shoulder surgery, is making his season debut for the Vancouver Giants tonight. (Vancouver Sun)

The Tri-City Americans have 22-goal man Jordan Messier back right in time for big divisional games vs. Portland and Spokane. The Chiefs, meantime, are wondering if this feels like 2008. (Tri-City Herald)

Will some NHL team take a shot at drafting productive but pint-sized Edmonton Oil Kings forward Dylan Wruck? (Coming Down The Pipe!)

Minnesota Wild-drafted forward Dylen McKinlay is shaking off his early-season funk. (Chilliwack Progress)


Undrafted Saginaw Spirit centre Josh Shalla remains on pace for a 50-goal season. Ain't that something. (

Yes, Plymouth Whalers defenceman Max Iafrate has his father Al's booming shot. (Toronto Star)

Not only are the London Knights unbreakable in 60 or 65 minutes of late, but they are 8-1 in the skills competition. (London Free Press)

Plymouth has won 4-of-5 games in the season series against the rival Windsor Spitfires. And they're on course to meet in Round 1 of the post-season. (MLive, Windsor Star)

New York Rangers-drafted forward Jason Wilson has been on a point-a-game pace for about the last month and a half. Get the man a pro contract. (St. Catharines StandardThe Prospect Park)

We are starting to see the Sudbury Wolves' future, forwards Matthew Campagna and Brody Silk. (Sudbury Star)


The latest on St. John's, N.L.? An ECHL team would not come until 2012, leaving the door open a crack for negotiating with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. (St. John's Telegram)

Time to make headway at home for the Lewiston Maineiacs, since their next eight games in their own barn. (Lewiston Sun Journal)

Try this again: The Moncton Wildcats, after a snow day, will shoot for that elusive first win of the season against archrival Saint John. (New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal)

The Halifax Mooseheads have a chance tonight to quash any fears the Baie-Comeau Drakkar (who almost set a league record for consecutive losses earlier this season) could actually catch them in the playoff race. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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