Colton Sissons out of Canada’s camp, Lowry vs. Lowry: Weekend coast-to-coast

Neate Sager

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The Portland Winterhawks broke rules but the lack of an appeal process in BenefitGate doesn't bring closure to the story, writes Steve Ewen. Meantime, the Winterhawks lost for the first time since the sanctions were meted out. (Vancouver Province)

It's a father-son matchup tonight as Swift Current Broncos captain Adam Lowry faces his dad, Victoria Royals coach Dave Lowry. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Sissons, who would have vied for a bottom-six role on Team Canada, will miss the camp due to injury. (

The Calgary Hitmen are now 4-0 on the year vs. the defending champion Edmonton Oil Kings. (Edmonton Sun)

And Kamloops is back in first overall after Cole Cheveldave got a shutout and an apple to go with it on Friday. (Kamloops Daily News)


Today's should-read: Gene Pereira, who covered the Barrie Colts during Sheldon Keefe's playing days, still can't believe the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds hired Keefe as their coach. (Barrie Examiner)

Kitchener Rangers coach-GM Steve Spott says no player is untouchable as they "aggressively and actively" try to tweak their injury-depleted lineup. (Waterloo Record)

An anticipated Jordan Binnington-Garret Sparks goalie duel did not fecundate during the Owen Sound-Guelph game, since the Attack had only 19 shots on Sparks. (Guelph Mercury)

Draft-year goalie Jordan DeKort earned his first OHL win in Windsor's shootout triumph over Sarnia. (Sarnia ObserverWindsor Star)

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Scott Harrington will play one more game with the London Knights before leaving to join Team Canada. Fellow Pens pick Olli Määttä is off to join Finland, though.(London Free Press)

Bill Montague is calling for Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas to cash in his chips and trade his best 19-year-olds, centre Nick Cousins and defenceman Ryan Sproul. (Sault Star)

For one night at least, Peter Poulin-Roy helped cover for the offence the Sudbury Wolves are missing with veteran cogs Josh Leivo and Michael Kantor both nursing injuries. Kantor is out until the new year. (Sudbury Star)

There is no snow in Kingston, but Frontenacs coach Todd Gill and his team have "tough sledding" ahead with six players leaving for the WJC and the world U17 tournaments. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

The Erie Otters earned their first win under new coach Kris Knoblauch. That ought to help with the whole building trust thingy. (Erie Times-News)


Los Angeles Kings draft pick Chris Gibson now holds Chicoutimi's record for career shutouts. His 1-0 goose egg of Baie-Comeau eclipsed a mark held by someone named Felix Potvin. (Le Soleil)

New Cape Breton Screaming Eagles coach Marc-André Dumont has two weeks before the trade period to assess his lineup and proceed accordingly. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Getting to know Quebec Remparts NHL draft prospect Anthony Duclair. (The Hockey Writers)

Hey, the race not to be in last place between Shawinigan and Sherbrooke could be fun. (Le Nouvelliste)

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