Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

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Guy Flaming has a sense that Tri-City's Eric Comrie and Halifax's Zach Fucale might be the frontrunners in net for Team Canada, three weeks out from the selection camp. Team WHL can wrap up that totally transcendent Subway Super Series title with a win on Wednesday. (Edmonton Sun, The Pipeline Show)

Can Edmonton Oilers selections Mitch Moroz and Greg Chase overwhelm for Team WHL on Wednesday? (The Pipeline Show, Calgary Sun)

Moose Jaw rookie goalie Zach Sawchenko, with his Dec. 30 birthdate, has the distinction of being the Dub's youngest player. That might make up for all the years of the dreaded Christmas/birthday combo gifts. (Calgary Herald)

Kamloops, which is struggling, is hopeful incoming 17-year-old forward Carson Bolduc can break out in the city where he shone as a bantam player. Forward Aaron Macklin, 18, went north to Prince George in the swap. (Kamloops Daily News)


With Brendan Gaunce headed for Erie, who's the next big OHL name to move? A lot of people might start eyeing Kitchener Rangers centre Radek Faksa. (The Hockey News)

Randy Russon wonders if the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds would consider dealing captain Darnell Nurse to the London Knights ... while they're leading the West Division? By the way, 'Hounds coach Sheldon Keefe might be the first to use "trending" in reference to a player (Jorgen Karterud) returning from an injury. (Sault This Week)

Overage wing Carter Sandlak, with 14 goals, has given the young Plymouth Whalers a shot in the arm. (Detroit Free Press)

Windsor Spitfires wing Ty Bilcke talks about the importance of making sure children are not inactive. (CBC Windsor)

Promising Barrie Colts first-rounder Matthew Kreis has two brothers who are close in age and each play defence, so you know why he learned to keep moving his feet. (Barrie Examiner)

One of these days, the Sudbury Wolves will get all of their top four defencemen in the lineup. Captain Kevin Raine has not played since Nov. 3 due to an upper body injury. (Sudbury Star)

According to a fan, the Memorial Gardens in North Bay lacks any tribute to the late Bert Templeton, who guided the old Centennials to the J. Ross Robertson Cup 20 seasons ago. (Nipissing News)


Defenceman Marc-Olivier Brouillard has left the Gatineau Olympiques, ostensibly to play Junior A closer to his hometown. That leaves the 'Piques with an open overage slot. (Le Droit)

Shawinigan Cataractes GM Martin Mondou has a trade for a young scorer in the can. The cellar-dwelling Cats sent overage Frédéric Gaudreau to Drummondville on Tuesday. (Le Nouvelliste)

Not much change in the league's power rankings, but just you wait. (Parlons Junior)

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