Buddy system pays off for Subbans, Nurse tries to heal ailing ‘Hounds; Thursday’s coast-to-coast

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Top draft prospect Seth Jones (two points for Portland on Wednesday) is starting to figure out the major junior game. (Regina Leader-Post)

Rob Vanstone explains why the Regina Pats have a good coach in Pat Conacher; he can coax a team to a win even after its gets outshot 15-2 in the first period. (Regina Leader-Post)

October 10, overage cutdown day, is full of lament: the Saskatoon Blades had to part with defenceman Connor Cox. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Vancouver Giants rookie goalie Tyler Fuhr is more of a fan of the Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick, not his NHL namesake. (Vancouver Province)

The Victoria Royals had a zero-shot period on Wednesday against conference-leading Kamloops. Eep. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

If you have not already done so, check out Tri-City Americans goalie Eric Comrie's Captain America mask. (Red Light District)

The Red Deer Rebels are on a bit of a roll, although draft-year defenceman Kayle Doetzel is out 4-6 weeks with a broken jaw. (Red Deer Round-Up)


Malcolm Subban stopped 31-of-32 shots on Wednesday with Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien in attendance in Belleville. He also gave his sibling Jordan Subban a tip before the shootout winner. (Belleville Intelligencer)

Draft-year defenceman Darnell Nurse is ready to log 30-minute nights in Sault Ste. Marie, with two veteran 'Hounds defenders out of the lineup. (Sault Star, OHL Prospects)

Take a few minutes to read about "the embodiment of unconditional love," 59-year Sudbury Wolves public-address announcer Berk Keaney, who died on Wednesday at age 91. (The Sudbury Star)

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Josh Leivo has put the Wolves on his back, writes Jeff Giffen. (The Sudbury Star)

Thunder Bay, Ont., says it's interested in trying to land an AHL or OHL team for its new arena. (Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal)

Windsor Spitfires goalie Jaroslav Pavelka's impact on his young team cannot be measured in statistics, which makes him the Tebow of import netminders. (Windsor Star)

Guelph Storm overage winger Cody McNaughton, who sustained a head injury on Sept. 30 vs. London, has not received the all-clear to resume skating. (Saxon On The Storm)


Adding Jonathan Narbonne means the Moncton Wildcats now have four "WildCataractes" on the roster. (CBC)

Rouyn-Noranda's Jean-Sébastien Dea, he of the 14 goals in eight games, says he doesn't feel pressure to score in every game. Why should he? He seems to no matter what. (La Presse)

Florida Panthers top prospect Jonathan Huberdeau and his Saint John Sea Dogs were completely stymied on Wednesday vs. the P.E.I. Rocket. Make the "no fuel" jokes while you can. (Charlottetown Guardian, Station Nation)

What is the lot of a third-string goalie such as Quebec's Hugo Campeau? (Le Soleil)

Gatineau Olympiques forward Tomas Hyka is close to a return after injuring his back last week. (Le Droit)

Having the league's most arduous travel schedule means the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles can have bus legs even when they're at home. (Cape Breton Post)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at neatesager@yahoo.ca and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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