July 02, 2013
Combing all corners of the country and the blogosphere for your junior hockey headlines ...
Did anyone else notice the Calgary Flames split their three first-rounders between each CHL circuit, capped off by taking hometowner Morgan Klimchuk at No. 28? (SI.com)
Landing Swift Current D Dillon Heatherington and Portland RW Oliver Bjorkstrand with late second and late third-round picks contributed to the Columbus Blue Jackets' strong draft grade. (Dobber Hockey, SI.com)
Ration your trips to George St., boys: Kamloops Blazers wing JC Lipon and graduating Spokane Chiefs captain Brenden Kichton could go directly to the St. John's IceCaps after being drafted by the Winnipeg Jets. (St. John's Telegram)
Spokane coach Don Nachbaur has added one of his former players to his coaching staff, bringing in long-time minor-league pro Scott Burt. (Anchorage Daily News)
McCarron also talked about how much he likes to fight, and how that is an advantage of going to London to play.
— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 30, 2013
How soon will Ottawa 67's centre Sean Monahan be a full-fledged Calgary Flames regular?
The Kitchener Rangers' comeback kid, overage defenceman Ben Fanelli, has earned a development camp invite from another team called the Rangers. (SNYRangers)
Is forward Nick Paul the last Brampton Battalion NHL draft pick or first North Bay Battalion draft pick? (Technically it's the former.) (North Bay Nugget)
Zach Fucale could be 'the guy' in goal for Canada at the 2015 world junior, which will be co-hosted in Montreal. That means plenty of exposure before he even gets to the Canadiens. (Metro Halifax)
Drafting Val-d'Or's 50-goal man Anthony Mantha makes three years in a row the Detroit Red Wings have taken an offensive finisher from the Q, joining Martin Frk (2012) and Tomas Jurco (2011). (Detroit News)
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