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The Spitfires win the OHL title on a bittersweet day in Windsor-Detroit sports. R.I.P., Ernie Harwell. Remember, live chat on Thursday with Rogers Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino, 1 p.m. ET.


The Calgary Hitmen got to Tri-City goalie Alex Pechurskiy early and often, and that was enough as they moved within one win of the franchise's second WHL title. (Calgary Herald,

The Hitmen's good-luck charm. Funky golf hats. (Calgary Herald)

The bar is set high in Spokane: Hardy Sauter is out as coach after a first-round playoff loss that included losing Game 7 at home. Some teams are delighted just to get that far. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)


Windsor Spitfires defenceman Harry Young could potentially be the first player to captain back-to-back Memorial Cup championship teams since 1956. (Windsor Star)

Barrie Colts coach GM Marty Williamson could only tip his cap to Windsor ("they must of known") for requesting a stick measurement on goalie Peter Di Salvo. The ensuing penalty led to the first Spitfires goal. (Barrie Examiner)

Barrie overagers Bryan Cameron, Luke Pither and Matt Kennedy saw their junior careers end with the loss. (Barrie Examiner)


Moncton's optimistic for Game 4 of the final, since it didn't roll over in a 6-4 loss to Saint John on Tuesday. (CBC News, Moncton Times & Transcript)

Frederiction is feeling left out of the Battle of the New Brunswick. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Sports Canada. You may contact him at

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