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Limiting turnovers will be Edmonton's mantra vs. London. (Edmonton Sun)

Edmonton Oilers prospect Kristian Pelss might be this year's "Hoobadoo," at least insofar as how the media is mispronouncing the Latvian left wing's name. Jason Hills has a helpful reminder: it is Pel-ssh. (Edmonton Sun)

Rookie Curtis Lazar was a bright spot for the Oil Kings vs. Saint John. (Edmonton Journal)

The Oil Kings lost multiple games in succession only three times and can ill afford to make it four Tuesday night vs. London. Defenceman Keegan Lowe: "All season long we've got with the 10-minute rule. You think about the game for ten minutes, a win or a loss, then, especially if there's a game the next day, you get ready for it." (Soo Today)

Top 2013 NHL draft prospect Seth Jones' sporting role models, not surprisingly since his dad is a NBA coach, include Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki. (Portland Tribune)

Oil Kings superfan Mel Nowytzkyj says he's never stayed in the same hotel at the Memorial Cup as the team who won the tournament. He's in the same place of lodging as Saint John, for what that is worth. (Edmonton Journal)

Tri-City assistant coach Scott Beattie is leaving to coach in Switzerland. (Tri-City Herald)

Kamloops Blazers defenceman Austin Madaisky got a contract from the Columbus Blue Jackets; now will teammate Brendan Ranford get one from the Philadelphia Flyers by next week? (Kamloops Daily News)

Drew Owsley, the goalie who led Tri-City to the 2010 WHL final, is headed east to play CIS hockey with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men. (Tri-City Herald)


London Knights coach-GM Mark Hunter will not have the last player change like he did in his team's first two Cup games. (London Free Press)

London goalie Michael Houser has looked shaky handling some longer shots. What's that all about? Houser, to Ryan Pyette: "There are some darker seats in there and once in a while, it's hard to pick out the puck." (London Free Press)

Knights agitator Ryan Rupert's subterfuge will have to be subtle against Edmonton. (Sportsnet)

BREAKING: The Knights' Max Domi is a skill player, unlike Tie Domi in his day. Thanks, Tips. (Montreal Gazette)

So we could have just flipped a coin for the first four games of the tournament, then? (Sportsnet)

Peterborough Petes power winger Derek Mathers has been signed by the Philadelphia Flyers. (Philly Daily News)


Saint John looked like the defending champion in its win over Edmonton, writes Sunaya Sapurji. (Yahoo! SportsEdmonton Sun)

The Quebec Remparts lost a potential recruit Monday — NHL goaltending recruit Jon Gillies has chosen the NCAA's Providence Friars. (New England Hockey Journal)

Could Saint John's Stanislav Galiev be a Washington Capitals regular very soon? (CSN Washington)

Graduating Halifax Mooseheads captain Cameron Critchlow is getting a look from the Edmonton Oilers organization. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Metro Q Files)

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada assistant coach Stephane Matteau recalls his Game 7 double-overtime winner for the New York Rangers in 1994. It's apropos since the Rangers and New Jersey Devils might play seven games in the NHL this spring. (The New York Times)

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

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