Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

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WHL

The Regina Pats of yore would have been delighted to win 5-of-8 games on a road trip, but coach Malcolm Cameron is demanding more. (Regina Leader-Post)

Top NHL draft prospect Sam Reinhart got a shot of confidence from scoring a hat trick in his last game before the Subway Super Series. (Cranbrook Daily Townsman)

There is no timeline on when defenceman Jordan Thomson, who went home for personal reasons, could rejoin the Kamloops Blazers. Meantime, the team has lost eight in a row. (Kamloops Daily News)

The Victoria Royals are playing .625 hockey. Is that the stuff of a contender? (The Pipeline Show)

Prince George has knocked off league-leading Everett twice, yet it's three points adrift of the playoff pack. What's up with that? Meantime, feel free to talk up Cougars goalie Ty Edmonds, who's a bona fide NHL draft prospect. (Prince George Citizen, The Pipeline Show)

Wins are still proving elusive for Moose Jaw, but nor for a lack of breathtaking saves by goalie Justin Paulic. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

OHL

London's Anthony Stolarz was never on USA Hockey's radar in earlier years, but he must be now that he is the OHL's leading goaltender: "Even though I don’t have any international experience, I feel I can go out there and compete." (London Free Press)

Los Angeles Kings pick Zac Leslie had six goals in two Guelph Storm games over the weekend. Reminder: he's a defenceman. (Guelph Mercury, Waterloo Record)

Do people realize Erie already has more wins than it did all of last season? (Erie Times-News)

Today's should-read: Tony Saxon eulogizes Ken Bodendistel, the OHL officiating mentor who died last week at age 73. (Guelph Mercury)

Carolina Hurricanes signing Sergey Tolchinsky might never let his Soo Greyhounds teammates forget if he helps Russia go 2-for-2 vs. Team OHL. (Sault Star)

Eastern Conference-leading Oshawa has started Carolina Hurricanes goalie prospect Daniel Altshuller in 14 consecutive games. Backup Ken Appleby is due back for this week. (durhamregion.com)

A one-goal effort at home vs. eighth-place Plymouth? That stings for the Windsor Spitfires. (Windsor Star)

Kingston believes its 7-5 decision over Mississauga was a "character win." Time will tell if the Frontenacs, who got a sweet shorty from Sam Bennett, build on it. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

QMJHL

François Parenteau is not the only one having sticker shock at the ticket prices for the 2015 world junior championship games at Centre Bell in Montreal. (La Presse)

That was a short time out of the upper echelon for the Halifax Mooseheads. (The Pipeline Show)

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

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