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As one of the two coaches whose higher-seeded team didn't get by Round 1, Mike Williamson is out the door in Calgary. (Calgary Herald, Taking Note)

Trevor Cox for mayor of Medicine Hat, unless linemate Cole Sanford also files and splits the voting base. (Medicine Hat News)

So with Kootenay eliminated, will the next jersey Sam Reinhart wears be from the Buffalo Sabres? (Buffalo News, Sportsnet)

Talking about Portland's power play vs. Kelowna's penalty kill is a more exhaustive topic than, "Religion: what is the one true faith?" (CastanetKelowna Daily CourierPortland Tribune)

How did Winterhawks goalie Brendan Burke come back stronger from a late-season illness? (His predecessor in Portland, Mac Carruth, is soaking up some Stanley Cup playoffs atmosphere with the Chicago Blackhawks.) (The Oregonian)

Saskatoon Blades minority owner Colin Priestner is doing a lot of the pre-bantam draft scouting since the team has no GM in place. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)


Kingston Frontenacs centre Sam Bennett will miss the world under-18 due to a groin injury; meantime, how would he look as a potential future linemate for Sean Monahan with the Calgary Flames? (Flames Nation)

That's a jump up from coaching in Bathurst: former Titan coach Danny Dupont, who was on staff when Shawinigan had a month off before the 2012 Memorial Cup, is consulting for the London Knights now that they are in similar straits. (Le Nouvelliste)

The respective cases for Erie and Guelph to prevail in the Western final. Can't we just bet that all the players will have a good time? (Erie Times-News, Guelph Mercury)

Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney thinks Max Domi has a chance to stick in the NHL at age 19 next fall. (Arizona Republic)

North Bay goalie Jake Smith has the challenge of a career awaiting him in the Eastern final vs. Oshawa. (North Bay Nugget)

The Battalion-Generals series is a homecoming for North Bay assistant coach John Goodwin, a one-time Oshawa coach. (

The Ontario Hockey Association has branched out into launching a suicide prevention program. Very interesting. (Bayshore Broadcasting)


Jonathan Drouin was "on a mission" during the Halifax-Gatineau series, where the opposing coach was Benoit Groulx, part of Team Canada's staff earlier this season. Will he go for a trilogy against Val-d'Or? (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Stéphane Leroux predicts a Baie-Comeau-Halifax rematch in the President's Cup final. (RDS)

Baie-Comeau's Felix Girard might have some extra jump for the start of the semifinal after signing with the Nashville Predators. (Plein Jour de Baie-Comeau)

That Blainville-Boisbriand-Rimouski Game 7 should not soon be forgotten. (Parlons Junior)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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