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WHL

The Kootenay-Medicine Hat Game 7 will be the first the Tigers have hosted since the 2007 WHL final, and I think we all know how that turned out. (Medicine Hat News)

Kootenay's Sam Reinhart is on top of at least one draft ranking. (Hockey's Future)

The prospect neither Kelowna's nor Portland's scoring aces, Myles Bell and Nic Petan, will be ready for the Western final is very high. (Kelowna Capital News, Portland Tribune, The Oregonian)

Colorado Avalanche defenceman Nick Holden is a pro without an old junior hockey haunt, since there was very little carryover from the Chilliwack Bruins to the Victoria Royals. (Vancouver Province)

Portland rookie Tyson Predinchuk gave up being a Millionaire to join one of the Dub's mint franchises. (Regina Leader-Post)

OHL

Aaron Ekblad, on the possibility that Sunday was his final game in Barrie Colts navy and gold: “I hate to think about it and I love to think about it at the same time, because the future is pretty fun to look at." (Barrie Examiner)

After falling one win shy of the 2013 final, Vancouver Canucks prospect Brendan Gaunce is a pivotal figure in the Erie-Guelph showdown. (Erie Times-News)

Former Kitchener teammates Ben Thomson and Josh Sterk will renew acquaintances in the North Bay-Oshawa series. (Waterloo Region Record)

Does Jacob de la Rose signing with the Montreal Canadiens have any spin-offs for the Windsor Spitfires, who chose him in the import draft? (Habs World)

The Peterborough Petes' bright young beacon on the blueline, Matt Spencer, wants to have more "offensive presence" during his sophomore season. (Hockey's Future)

QMJHL

Jonathan Drouin vs. Anthony Mantha in the President's Cup final four — get the popcorn ready. (La Presse)

Overage goalie Étienne Marcoux came up big to help Blainville-Boisbriand stave off elimination, but Rimouski's game was lacking urgency, says coach Serge Beausoleil. (Le Soleil)

Vaclav Karabacek, we hardly knew ye. The NHL draft prospect could be on the move from Gatineau to Charlottetown to compete an earlier trade. (Le Droit)

With the all-but-formalized addition of Alexandre Chenier-Allard, Shawingan GM Martin Mondou has five viable overage candidates for three slots. (Le Nouvelliste)

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

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