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Derek Zona's composite of rankings for the 2014 draft finds that Sam Reinhart is the consensus No. 1 pick. (The Copper And Blue)

The Regina Pats' beacon, Sam Steel, led Alberta's under-16 team to Western Canada bragging rights over the weekend. Meantime, overage D-man Jesse Zgraggen has landed in the Queen City after Calgary got Alex Roach back from the ECHL. (Regina Leader-Post)

Who says you can't have an 18-year-old captain? Washington Capitals second-rounder Madison Bowey had a big game after getting the honour from Kelowna. (Prince George Citizen)

Defenceman Josh Thrower, brother of Montreal Canadiens second-rounder and Vancouver Giants captain Dalton Thrower, is giving scouts even more reason to closely watch the Calgary Hitmen. (The Pipeline Show)

Spokane Chiefs defender Jason Fram's parents grew up in England and Singapore, so the hockey parent role was new to them. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)


The Windsor Spitfires brass spent Sunday scouting the London Knights, who ended Erie's 11-game win streak. But don't think for a second the two will make a trade to help London load up for the Memorial Cup. (London Free Press)

The Guelph Storm failed to score five goals in a home win, scotching plans to investigate whether the 'free wings for a five-goal game' promotion includes a vegan alternative. Oh, make it an 18-game point streak for Carolina Hurricanes second-rounder Brock McGinn. (Guelph Mercury)

What's up with the Kitchener Rangers struggling? (Waterloo Record, The Pipeline Show)

One of former Kitchener Rangers coach-GM Steve Spott's last acts before leaving for the AHL's Toronto Marlies was trading for goalie Tyson Teichmann. Now Teichmann has left the team. Says new Rangers GM Murray Hiebert: "He felt his heart wasn't in it like he wanted it to be." (Waterloo Record)

More 2014 NHL draft rankings. (In The O Radio)

In case you missed it, Vancouver Canucks fourth-rounder Jordan Subban was a healthy scratch in Belleville on Saturday ... and the Bulls won. (Belleville Intelligencer)

Is that Soo Greyhounds overage Tyler Gaudet, who started last season in Junior A, with 10 goals in 16 games? And right on cue, Gaudet has earned a contract with the Phoenix Coyotes organization. (Sault Star)


It's not for nothing the French word for coach, entraineur, is close to the English "entertainer." Baie-Comeau's Éric Velleux will miss one more game after a stick-throwing tirade on Friday. (RDS)

The Rimouski Océanic have filled their open import slot, making a three-player trade to add 18-year-old wing Patrik Zdrahal (20 goals last season) and overage Dominic Beauchemin from Acadie-Bathurst. Overage Scott Oke returns to the province where he started his junior tenure. (QMJHL)

Detroit Red Wings first-rounder Anthony Mantha is on pace for 167 points. Mind. Blown. (Le Soleil)

Make it 11 wins in 14 games for Halifax after taking 4-of-6 points from a western Quebec roadie. And, of course, this happened. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

The Charlottetown Islanders were besides themselves after having a goal waved off during their sixth consecutive loss, a setback vs. Moncton. (Charlottetown Guardian)

Remember Antoine Tardif, who was the Drummondville Voltigeurs' No. 1 goalie when they won the President's Cup in 2009? On Sunday, the 23-year-old was elected mayor of Daveluyville, Quebec (pop. 966). (La Presse)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to

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