Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

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WHL

The Saskatoon Blades drafted Russian rookie Nikita Scherbak "sight unseen." True story! (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Nice matchup between standout overages on tap for Friday, with Vancouver's Dalton Thrower trying to negate Spokane's Mitch Holmberg. (Vancouver Province)

Forward Parker Bowles is back for Tri-City after missing the first quarter of the season with a shoulder injury. (Tri-City Herald)

Veteran forward Sam Fioretti is the captain of the Moose Jaw Warriors. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

OHL

Ryan Pyette pinpoints a head-shaking stat: how does a team as deep as the London Knights have 14 more penalty kills than power-play opportunities? Incidentally, former Knight Kevin Raine is good to go for Friday's Sudbury-London contest. (London Free Press)

Overage wing Cameron Brace will have a new sweater when he finishes serving his eight-game suspension after being sent to Belleville from Owen Sound for two second-round picks. (Belleville Intelligencer)

Los Angeles Kings-drafted wing Justin Auger (mononucleosis) has yet to get the green light to rejoin the Guelph Storm. (Waterloo Record)

Dane Fox admits the Erie Otters are "a little shocked" by how prolific they have been through the first six weeks. (Erie Times-News)

The best defence is a great offence! Just ask Sudbury wing Nathan Pancel, who has 15 goals in his first 14 games. (Sudbury Star)

When the Peterborough Petes don't have 20 players pulling on the same rope, then it is time to change some of the players, writes Mike Davies. (Peterborough Examiner)

QMJHL

Willy Palov writes he was caught "off guard" by the Saint John Sea Dogs dismissing Mike Kelly as coach-GM earlier this week. One would have to think Saint John might bring in a bigger name eventually, eh? (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Florida Panthers-drafted defenceman MacKenzie Weegar is out 2-4 weeks with a sprained ankle after falling awkwardly during a fight in a Halifax Mooseheads game on Wednesday. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Charlottetown will break in new forwards Spenser Cobbold and Mike DiPaolo on Friday as it attempts to snap a three-game skid. (Charlottetown Guardian)

The Quebec Remparts have maintained their point streak despite the absence of overage forward Olivier Archambault. (Le Soleil) —

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