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Quebec Remparts’ Nick Sorensen nicks shoulder; Thursday’s coast-to-coast

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Hey, a trade: 19-year-old left wing Phil Tot goes to Tri-City, which bid adieu to three 100-point scorers at the end of last season. The Lethbridge Hurricanes get two bantam draft picks in return, including a 2014 second-rounder. (Tri-City Herald)

The Prince George Cougars will lead the league in mileage; they have cracked the 30,000-km barrier. But who travels the least in the Dub? It turns out it's the Moose Jaw Warriors. (Small Thoughts At Large)

Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Austin Madaisky's family's home in Surrey, B.C., was severely damaged by fire last weekend. (Kamloops Daily News)

The Everett Silvertips' incoming imports include defenceman Stathis Soumelidis, " your typical Czech of Greek heritage who played junior hockey in Finland." (Everett Herald)

Darian Dziurzynski, who played for Saskatoon and Brandon as an overage, has landed an AHL deal in the Phoenix Coyotes organization. (Luber's Lounge)


Bob Duff wonders which Windsor Spitfires might have been the ones involved in recruiting irregularities. (Windsor Star)

Six-foot-four defenceman Nikita Zadorov has committed to attend the London Knights' training camp. (Metro London)

New York Rangers first-round J.T. Miller is making a case to play pro this season rather than return to the Plymouth Whalers. Miller was drafted from the U.S. national team development program and is thus eligible for the American Hockey League. (The Prospect Park)


Draft-year forward Nick Sorensen missed nearly all of last season with the Quebec Remparts after tearing ligaments due to a knee-on-knee hit. Now he has a banged-up shoulder. (Le Soleil)

Gatineau Olympiques coach Benoit Groulx is banking on a promising cohort of 18-year-olds to hit their stride this season. Alexandre Carrier and Kameron Keilly, meanwhile, are two other new names to memorize. (Ottawa Citizen, Le Droit)

Danny Sylvestre, who played at Stanstead College last season, might make Shawinigan as a free agent. (Le Nouvelliste)

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley is still hanging around the Shawinigan Cataractes, even though his close friend Eric Veilleux is coaching elsewhere. (Le Nouvelliste)

Alexandre Tanguay, who played in Rimouski the past two seasons, has opted to give up competitive hockey to study in Europe. (target="_blank">Le Soleil)

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