October 12, 2013
Combing all corners of the country and the blogosphere for your junior hockey headlines ...
Ottawa Senators first-rounder Curtis Lazar had a virtuoso third period in an Edmonton Oil Kings come-from-behind victory over Spokane. Did he mean to create a rebound on that first score? (Edmonton Journal)
Sam Reinhart fun fact: he and his brothers are soccer fans, and the top NHL draft prospect's family dog was named FloJo. (NHL.com)
Do people appreciate the opportunity cost Seattle Thunderbirds import Alexander Delnov assumed by pursuing a NHL dream instead of playing in the KHL? (JuniorHockey.com)
From the sounds of it, Saskatoon Blades goalie Alex Moodie (29 saves in a 2-1 win Friday) used a matchup vs. Swift Current's Eetu Laurikainen as a measuring stick. A goalie getting better because of pressure posed by a non-North American competitor? We can't have that sort of thing! (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
Not OHL, but there's a one-man campaign for the Junior B Thorold Blackhawks to change their cartoonish logo. (Thorold Edition)
Okay, so perhaps Sarnia edged Windsor on Friday night. But Spitfires sophomore Josh Ho-Sang did stuff. (Windsor Star)
How come this isn't a Rivalry Cup category? The Moncton Wildcats' arena lease is much, much more of a sweetheart deal than the Saint John Sea Dogs'. (CBC)
They will always have their Shawi Spring: the Shawinigan Cataractes have set a club record for worst start in franchise history after falling to 0-8-2-0. (Le Nouvelliste)
Conversely, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada are 10-0 after shading Halifax on the road. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
Since forward Fabrice Herzog is a Toronto Maple Leafs pick, is it kosher to make 'plan the parade' peanut gallery cracks when the Quebec Remparts win consecutive games? Herzog scored during Friday's win over Acadie-Bathurst. (Le Soleil)
Remember Garret Holmes, the Junior A player who was taunted on the ice for having Tourette's Syndrome? He's helped the Pictou County Crushers become the highest-scoring team in its league. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
Much travelled Jack Nevins is wearing the 'C' in Charlottetown. (Charlottetown Guardian)—
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