Laurent Brossoit looks to step up, Petes win after GM’s ouster: Wednesday’s coast-to-coast

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Team Canada goaltending hopeful Laurent Brossoit would like to do something about that .894 save percentage for the Edmonton Oil Kings, starting on Wednesday. (Calgary Herald)

The slow-starting Oil Kings, meantime, have learned first-line wing Stephane Legault is out 4-6 weeks with a broken left foot. (Edmonton Journal)

What would adding Anaheim Ducks second-rounder Nic Kerdiles mean to the Kelowna Rockets, who would land him if he's barred from playing for the University of Wisconsin? For starters, 19-year-old Myles Bell could move back to defence. (Regan's Rant)

The Tri-City Americans have got younger by adding 17-year-old Ryan Chynoweth and sending overage Jordan Messier to Moose Jaw. (Tri-City Herald)

The Prince Albert Raiders ran their win streak to seven games, with Dallas Stars second-rounder Mike Winther sniping in his first game back from a groin injury. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

Nineteen-year-old defenceman Sam Grist gives the Kamloops Blazers some experience in case Austin Madaisky stays in the AHL. (Kamloops This Week)


Toronto Maple Leafs first-rounder Tyler Biggs enjoys being with the Oshawa Generals, crashing and banging and books about war. (Toronto Sun)

The Peterborough Petes are 1-0 under the three-headed GM triumvirate of personnel man Mike Oke, coach Mike Pelino and president Jim Devlin, but changes could be afoot. Says Oke: "We could use some help in a variety of different areas." (Peterborough Examiner)

Draft prospect Ryan Hartman is making the undersized power forward thing work for him with the Plymouth Whalers. (The Hockey News)

How do the Niagara IceDogs have a 6.9 per cent power-play efficiency with national junior team players Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Strome in their lineup? (St. Catharines Standard)

IceDogs draft pick Blaine Byron, who's lighting it up for the Junior A Kemptville 73's, has committed to the Maine Black Bears for 2013. (Maine Hockey Journal)

What, you're surprised overage goalie Mathias Niederberger has won four of his five starts for Barrie? (QMI Agency)

The Ottawa 67's will have 19-year-old wing Richard Mraz in the lineup for the first time in the regular season this weekend, but scoring goals hasn't been their problem during a 1-5-0-0 start. (Ottawa Citizen)


The Gatineau Olympiques' Benoît Groulx is the league's best coach, according to his peers, writes Steve Turcotte. (Le Nouvelliste)

How do the Saint John Sea Dogs rebound from an 11-2 loss last weekend? Getting overages Kevin Gagne and Stephen Macaulay back from AHL tryouts might help. (Station Nation)

Power rankings time! Why yes, that is the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the top five. (

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