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Nineteen-year-old forward Tyrel Seaman will not attend Brandon Wheat Kings camp due to the effects of a brain injury he sustained last November. (Brandon Sun, paywall)
Sixteen-year-old forward Rem Pitlick, whom the Prince George Cougars selected in the '12 bantam draft, has committed to his home state's Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Rem Pitlick (Shattuck) '97 commits to Minny, just like dad of late 80s. Small fwd w/ hockey sense & off. instincts. USHL & WHL drafted.
— Russ Bitely (@russbites) August 21, 2013
The Canadian foreign service strike will keep Moose Jaw Warriors import Alexander Chirva from getting his visa in time to report to training camp on Sunday. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)
The entire Swift Current Broncos draft class have received advanced level media training from Shawn Mullin. (Broncos Blog)
The Memorial Cup host London Knights reckon it is about a 70 per cent chance that NHL first-rounders Max Domi and Bo Horvat each return to junior as 18-year-olds. Meantime, 16-year-old top pick Mitchell Marner's signing will be 'official' today. (London Free Press)
Make that two former Ottawa 67's who will be OAs for the Windsor Spitfires: Steven Janes is headed to the Spits with the Owen Sound Attack for two priority selection picks. Remy Giftopoulos was the only returning 20-year-old on Windsor GM Warren Rychel's roster. (OHL)
The Owen Sound Attack have traded OA forward Steven Janes to Windsor for a 3rd round pick in 2017 & an 8th round pick in 2015. #OHL
— Sunaya Sapurji (@sunayas) August 21, 2013
The Sudbury Wolves, having won the Junior Club World Cup last August, have some idea what to expect at the eight-team tournament in Omsk, Russia. Also, JFYI: now that he's a fourth-year player, it's Mat Campagna, not Mathew. (Sudbury Star)
Forward Jordan Greenway will be worth waiting for should he decide to report to the Plymouth Whalers, writes Sean Lafortune. (TheScout.ca)
The Kingston Frontenacs selected twins Spencer and Matt Watson in the second and fifth round in 2012 and it is working out splendidly; will the same pattern repeat itself for the Peterborough Petes' multiples, Mitchell Webb and Jack Webb? (Fort Erie Times)
Plymouth grad Garrett Meurs is set to embark on his rookie pro season in the Colorado Avalanche organization: "Last year in the playoffs with the Whalers was good experience because we made it out of the second round and it taught me a lot on how much work it takes to get there." (Lucknow Sentinel)
Former Whalers goalie Scott Wedgewood seems set to move up to the AHL in the New Jersey Devils organization. (HockeyBuzz)
Tyler Ferry, who was the ultimate utility player for the London's championship teams, is carrying on with the perennially national ranked Acadia Axemen. Former Owen Sound and Oshawa defender Geoffrey Schemitsch is also headed to Wolfville. (kingscountynews.ca)
Defenceman Olivier Picard will succeed the departed Xavier Ouellet as captain of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. (La Presse)
Due to his small stature, Gatineau Olympiques 17-year-old rookie Jonathan Bourcier was on the Wade Boggs diet all summer: "I ate chicken three times a day. Even when I was not hungry, I thought about the Olympiques and I ate it anyway!" That's helped Bourcier shoot up to 5-foot-7 and 158 pounds. (Le Droit)
Not QMJHL, but worth monitoring: Canadian Interuniversity Sport is still investigating the Dalhousie Tigers for improper financial awards given to players during former coach Pete Belliveau's watch. Long story short, Dal will likely ice a team in the Atlantic University Sport league, but could be handcuffed competitively. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
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