Grigorenko getting it done, Scheifele scuffling: Thursday’s late coast-to-coast

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Prince George Cougars GM Dallas Thompson, on the midseason coaching change to Mark Holick: "We didn't want to be in a situation where we send our guys home and make changes in the summer... I wanted them to know what we're doing just because we're so young here." (Prince George Citizen)

Brandon Wheat Kings defensive star Ryan Pulock seems close to a return from a wrist ailment. (Brandon Sun, paywall)

Regina Pats forward Dryden Hunt has medical clearance to play after recovering from two concussions this season, but will take a little more time before he gets back to action. (Regina Leader-Post)

For anyone wondering, the Kamloops Blazers would have needed another 16 shots on Everett Silvertips goalie Austin Lotz on Wednesday to tie the WHL record. (Kamloops Daily News)

Spokane Chiefs goalie Eric Williams had to shake off allowing two late goals to hold off Portland in overtime and the shootout. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

A definite should-read: Sheri Lamb relates how frustrating recovering from a concussion has been for Prince George's Jordan Harris. (Prince George Citizen)

Saskatoon is going to put a great 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup, know that much. The Blades, meantime, couldn't drive the Edmonton Oil Kings to distraction on Wednesday. (CBC News)

It doesn't get much more Canadian Gothic than the story of one-time bantam draft pick Michael Newman Wright, a crystal meth addict who's headed to prison for the armed robbery of an adult video store. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)


T.J. Maughan contends that erstwhile Barrie Colt Mark Scheifele isn't ready for the pro grind with the Winnipeg Jets: "Visions of the number 55 collecting a lose puck and dashing down the wing with a stride as smooth as the polar blue uniform he adorns rarely, if ever result in anything other than a rendition of Bambi on ice." (Arctic Ice Hockey)

The Guelph Storm are mulling a 2014 Memorial Cup bid, although co-owner Rick Hoyle is cognizant that the price of tournament ticket packages has roughly doubled since the Storm last hosted in 2002. (Guelph Mercury)

Not only did the Sudbury Wolves lose a point on Wednesday, but steady D-man Jeff Corbett left with an injury. (Sudbury Star)

Riley Brace was the most surprised person in the Hershey Centre when several of his family members came on the ice when he was honoured for setting the Mississauga Steelheads' record for games played. (Mississauga News)

Boston Bruins goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban found his form in the Belleville Bulls' net. (Belleville Intelligencer)


The needle on Mikhail Grigorenko's compass might be pointed slightly more toward Buffalo than Quebec City. (Buffalo News)

Réal Breton, the point man for the prospective Trois-Rivières franchise, has met with Shawinigan Cataractes management. Cue the dramatic music. (Le Nouvelliste)

Florida Panthers draft pick Logan Shaw, the Quebec Remparts forward, is set to have a personal homecoming game against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Will a Maritimes road trip help heal the discord with the Remparts? (Le Soleil)

Better for Baie-Comeau to lay an egg now that closer to the date of its Feb. 1 showdown with Halifax. (Le Soleil)—

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