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Rehabbing after knee surgery last season also firmed up Toronto Maple Leafs first-rounder Morgan Rielly's resolve. (National Post)

Reigning junior hockey authority Damien Cox has concluded Team Canada will need sound goaltending at the world junior championship next month. (Toronto Star)

The Kelowna Rockets' grinders have pushed them up the Western Conference pecking order. (Kelowna Daily Courier)

Winnipeg Jets prospect Adam Lowry is thriving as the team leader in Swift Current, writes Ken Wiebe. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Brandon Wheat Kings  could have D-man Rene Hunter and forward Jason Swyripa back from injuries for Tuesday's tilt vs. Seattle. (Brandon Sun, paywall)

Moving out Nathan Burns, David Musil and disgruntled Austin Vetterl (the first two were presumably gruntled) shows the Vancouver Giants are in full rebuild, likely with an eye toward bidding to host the 2016 Memorial Cup. (Everett Herald)

A 'crash course' in staying healthy has done wonders for Kamloops' Cole Cheveldave, the league's stingiest netminder. Tonight Chevelave and the Blazers get a visit from defending champion Edmonton. (Calgary Herald)


Brampton Battalion alumnus and North Bay, Ont., native Ken Peroff on his old team moving to his hometown: "As a former Battalion it's very sad to hear about the team's decision ... On the other side, I know North Bay's love for hockey and have no doubt in my mind they will be supported." (Bay Today, North Bay Nugget)

Reports suggest 16-year-old forward Brendan Lemieux (former NHLer Claude Lemieux's son)  is set to join the Barrie Colts after starting the season with Green Bay in the USHL. (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenceman Darnell Nurse is showing he can do more than just be a shutdown guy. (Toronto Star)

Kitchener Rangers draft-year forward Justin Bailey has four goals in nine games since returning from the concussion he sustained after being checked heavily by Windsor's Pat Sieloff. (

For the Sudbury Wolves, having North Bay back is an end to playing Saturday night and leaving at 7 a.m. Sunday for a game in Brampton. (Sudbury Star)

The North Bay Trappers Junior A club believes it can co-exist with having the OHL in its backyard. What about the CIS teams at Nipissing University? (North Bay Nugget)

Nick Cousins, Andrew Fritsch and Mark Petaccio, the three Soo Greyhounds on trial for sexual assault, will have their next court date on Jan. 14. (Sault Star)


Detroit Red Wings prospect Xavier Ouellet likely boosted his stock with Hockey Canada during Game 1  of the Subway Super Series. (La Presse)

André Tourigny, who guided Team QMJHL last night, just set a league record for the most games coached with one club. (Le Nouvelliste)

Jean-Sébastien Dea and Sven Andrighetto will have to keep up their torrid scoring pace for Rouyn-Noranda. (ParlonsJunior)

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

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