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Kris Knoblauch back in coaching: Tuesday’s coast-to-coast

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Player agent Jason Davidson says none of his Western League clients had heard about a Canadian Hockey League Players' Association forming: "And they would be in contact with me if they'd heard something." (Saskatoon StarPhoenixGlobe & Mail, Toronto Star)

Montreal Canadiens prospect Brendan Gallagher on whether players would jump at the chance to unionize: "Junior hockey is a great level and they groom you to make the jump to the NHL, but any chance you get to get more benefits, you're going to be for it." (Vancouver Province)

Former Kootenay Ice coach Kris Knoblauch will be coaching this season. The former Ed Chynoweth Cup-winning coach, who was ousted in May, is helping coach the Junior B Kimberly (B.C.) Dynamiters. (Jeff Hollick)

The Portland Winterhawks have signed second-rounder Keoni Texeira, who will make the CHL's all-name team as soon as he plays his first game. (Oregon Live, Riverside Press-Enterprise)

Victoria Royals first-rounder Chaz Reddekopp moves well for a 6-foot-3, 15-year-old defenceman. (Victoria Times-Colonist)


Ryan Pyette has doubts over whether there will be enough solidarity for a CHL players' association to take flight.

A poll question attached to the story, "Do Canadian junior hockey players need to form a union?" has generated a near 50/50 split from almost 1,000 responses (not scientific, but perhaps telling). (London Free Press)

Ontario League grad Jordan Nolan brought the Stanley Cup home to Garden River First Nation on Monday. (Sault Star)

Former Kitchener Rangers star Mike Richards is bringing the Cup to his hometown of Kenora, Ont., this weekend. Par-tay! (Lake Of The Woods Enterprise)

Sixteen-year-old defenceman C.J. Garcia has committed to the Barrie Colts. (Barrie Examiner)


Overage scorer Jess Tanguy has been swapped to the Rimouski Oceanic; he had 75 points in Blainville-Boisbriand last season. (La Presse)

Defenceman Mathieu Gagnon, 20, is another player from the Shawinigan Cataractes' MasterCard Memorial Cup-winning team who will not be back. (Le Nouvelliste)

Patrick Roy's Quebec Remparts roster was a moving target, but he has set his roster. (Le Soleil)

Gatineau Olympiques defenceman Mathieu Boily might need shoulder surgery, but the 'Piques appear to be well-stocked on the back end. (Le Droit)

Feel-good story: 19-year-old free-agent forward Dominic Beauchemin has stuck with the Halifax Mooseheads. Now how is the team's search for a backup to draft-year goalie Zach Fucale, coming? (Metro HalifaxHalifax Chronicle-Herald)

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

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