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  • Saginaw Spirit's Tye Felhaber focused on 'little things': Making The Jump

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net23 hrs ago

    Tye Felhaber is eager to show he is well worth the risk — and the brief wait — for the Saginaw Spirit.

    The 16-year-old centre was one of the last OHL first-round selections to commit, signing with the Spirit in August, but the pivot from Pembroke, Ont., has offered some early promise, scoring a goal in an exhibition win over Sault Ste. Marie last week. Felhaber, who had the blink-you-missed-it acceleration to go end-to-end during his minor hockey days, is out to expand his all-around game.

    "The pace of this league is fun, I'm definitely getting more comfortable with each and every game," Felhaber says. "I want to get better in all areas. I think I'm doing all the little things right.

    "The points will come in time. I just want to get better in the physical aspects of the game, getting stronger and winning physical battles. Just being comfortable with the speed."

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  • DeLuca hat trick helps Oceanic rout Remparts: Saturday and Sunday's QMJHL 3 Stars

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net2 days ago

    No. 1 star: Anthony DeLuca, Rimouski Océanic

    Granted, each team has players away at NHL rookie tournaments, but the Océanic's depth won the day as the consensus President's Cup favourite routed Memorial Cup host Quebec 9-3 on Sunday. DeLuca (3G, plus seven dangerous shots) was named first star in the building after getting a hat trick to finish the opening weekend of his 19-year-old season. The Montrealer, who was a 35-goal man in 2014, opened the scoring 9:01 in as he tallied a goal in every period. Captain Alexis Loiseau (2G-2A, +1, 15-of-23 on faceoffs) also had a fine afternoon.

    No. 2 star: Kyle Farrell, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

    The overage completed a four-point day by getting the primary assist on Maxim Lazarev's game-winner with 1:54 to go in the Eagles' 5-4 road win at Acadie-Bathurst on Saturday. Oh, and prior to that bit of playmaking, Farrell had a hat trick to give him five goals in the first two games. The 5-foot-8 forward from Howie Centre, N.S., scored in the first and again early in the second to get the Eagles out to a 3-1 lead. His hat trick goal 1:27 from the end of the second roused Cape Breton after it had allowed three in a row. 

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