Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

Combing all corners of the country and the blogosphere for your junior hockey headlines ...


Will the Edmonton Oil Kings be at full capacity for a Saturday showdown vs. Calgary? Star defenceman Griffin Reinhart is under the weather and the baby Oil are coming off a loss. (Edmonton Journal)

Automatic all-name team candidate Sam Steel, the No. 2 overall choice in the bantam draft, is hopping aboard with Regina Pats for the stretch run. (Regina Leader-Post)

Jordan Thomson, the former No. 4 overall pick who left the league for four months, will suit up with Saskatoon this weekend: "I had to head home there and get my feet back under me and get some stuff through my head." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Seventeen-year-old Kelowna centre Rourke Chartier has averaged better than a point per game over the last third of the season. Scouts must have noticed. (Kelowna Capital News)

Winning sixth place in the Western Conference can't be as tough as the Everett Silvertips have occasionally made it look. (Everett Herald)

If the Western League upgrades its player benefit packages, does that mean the Portland Winterhawks will get their draft picks back? Just wonderin'. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Medicine Hat secured a playoff spot by beating Edmonton, but is braced to lose Markus Eisenschmid after the forward got a boarding major/game misconduct on Tuesday. (Medicine Hat News)

Tri-City just needs Eric Comrie to force every one of its remaining games to overtime. Back-to-back regulation ties have helped the Americans keep their grip on the last playof spot. (Tri-City Herald)


What does Niagara standout Brendan Perlini wearing No. 11 have to do with soccer? (

London had been 0-5 in Erie and Guelph before its come-from-behind road win over the Otters on Wednesday. (Erie Times-News, London Free Press)

Victor Fernandes explains why no team should want to finish fourth in the Western Conference race. (Erie Times-News)

Anthony Stolarz's ETA for retaking the London Knights' net has been expedited to "imminent." (London Free Press)

Chin up, Sudbury, that loser point you settled for vs. Sault Ste. Marie and a lights-out Matt Murray might end up deciding the No. 2 playoff seed in the East. Wolves coach Paul Fixter: "I tried to explain to them, you know, in my day that was a tie, and you were happy when you got a tie." (Sault Star, Sudbury Star)

Overage goalie Philippe Trudeau helped Ottawa rejoin the playoff pack with a shootout win at Belleville. The Bulls are doing well to hang in considering three defencemen are down with injuries. (Belleville Intelligencer, 67's blog)


Mediocrity personified? Nah. The fringe playoff teams scrounging for every last point is exciting. Charlottetown, thanks to sophomore goalie Mason McDonald's 52 saves, got a point vs. Cape Breton to stay in the second-last berth. (Charlottetown Guardian)

Is that eight wins in a row on the road for Rimouski? Toronto Maple Leafs first-rounder Frédérik Gauthier scored twice in Wednesday's win at Chicoutimi. (Le Soleil)

Not only did goalie Francis Desrosiers help Sherbrooke end an 11-game losing streak, but the Phoenix won over Victoriaville, where it traded two of its veterans in January. (Le Tribune)

Jeepers, it might be easier to list the Quebec Remparts players who aren't injured. (Le Soleil)

Rouyn-Noranda's list of individual feats, such as Marcus Power being a 100-point scorer, won't mean much if the Huskies don't nail down home-ice advantage for at least one playoff round. (Parlons Junior)

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

Related Articles

Buzzing The Net

Add to My Yahoo RSS

Blog Roll

Featured Sports Video