September 24, 2012
Combing all corners of the country and the blogosphere for your junior hockey headlines ...
The MasterCard Memorial Cup-host Saskatoon Blades got some comeuppance courtesy of the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
Calgary Hitmen centre Greg Chase is nonplussed about not being on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary draft list. (Calgary Herald)
Add Everett's Jani Ericsson to the list of Western Leaguers who could face supplemental discipline this week. (Everett Herald)
Do not read too much into overage goalie Kevin Bailie starting the London Knights' first two games; Knights goalie Jake Patterson had a back ailment last weekend. (London Free Press)
The Sudbury Wolves have started 2-0 behind (well, in front of) overage goalie Joel Vienneau. (Sudbury Star)
The Mississauga Steelheads' first win with their new name came over the team that dealt them their last loss with the old name. (Mississauga News)
The reality of a weekend league; the Plymouth Whalers lost in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, got home at 4 a.m. and then had to play the next night at home. (Plymouth Observer & Eccentric)
Quebec Remparts forward Adam Erne, a projected first-round pick, left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. (Le Soleil)
Today's should-read (in French): former Drummondville Voltigeurs captain Marc-Olivier Vachon says major junior hockey could stand reforming: "I don't not see why it is necessary to play 68 games." Current Junior A player Jérémi Janneteau, who dealt with depression during his time with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, also speaks up about players' workload: "It was too much hockey." (La Presse)
Outscored 10-1 in two games, the Gatineau Olympiques had a long weekend. (Le Droit)
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