Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

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WHL

People know how rare it is that a 17-year-old, Red Deer's Connor Bleackley, is serving as a team captain? (Western Wheel)

The Vancouver Giants' rebuilding efforts are slowly but steadily taking root. (The Pipeline Show)

Sagging Moose Jaw will have defenceman Jesse Forsberg back from injury by the weekend. (Moose Jaw times-Herald)

Eighteen-year-old forward Luke Harrison is headed to Kamloops from Victoria. (Island Sports News)

There can never be too many power rankings. (The Hockey Writers)

OHL

Brock Otten looks at some darkhorse Team Canada hopefuls who will lace up for Team OHL on Thursday at Oshawa. (Ultimate Hockey Network)

The newest London Knight, Zach Bell, is "jacked" to go from one end of the spectrum to another in crowd size after playing four years in Brampton. (London Free Press)

The North Bay Battalion angle on the Bell-Miles Liberati trade is that the Battalion get a puck-moving defenceman. Plus waiting two months to trade Bell brought back a NHL draft pick. (North Bay Nugget)

Overage utility player Paxton Leroux has headed up the 401 from London to Kitchener. (Waterloo Record)

Belleville Bulls starting goalie Charlie Graham was knocked out of the game on Tuesday at Ottawa after being bowled over in the crease. He will be re-evaluated today. (Belleville Intelligencer)

The Sudbury Wolves likely have to wait at least another week before overage defender Kevin Raine is game-ready. The captain has been out since Nov. 3. (Sudbury Star)

Hey, a flip of forwards Kingston gets some jam by adding 18-year-old Mack Lemmon, while 19-year-old Billy Jenkins returns to his original team in Niagara.

Former OHL head coach Jim Hulton is taking the helm of the USHL's Tri-City Storm. (North Platte Post)

QMJHL

Nashville Predators pick Felix Girard's glue-guy qualities might endear him to Hockey Canada, writes Mario Morissette. (Journal de Quebec)

Who stood out in Game 1 of the Subway Super Series? (The Pipeline Show)

Just call the Halifax area the cradle of captains. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Through a unique arrangement, 19-year-old rookie Marc-Olivier Groleau has helped patched some holes in the Quebec Remparts lineup. (Le Nouvelliste)

Plus ça change ... you know the rest. Last season's finalists are atop the latest power rankings. (Parlons Junior)

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