OHL top scorer Sarault lands Ducks deal: Monday’s coast-to-coast

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When Brent Sutter thinks childen play too much hockey, maybe people should start listening. (Edmonton Journal)

Alec Baer, the 15-year-old Minnesotan whom the Vancouver Giants recently signed, was on the ice for an overtime winner in his first game. (Vancouver Province)

Visit Lethbridge Hurricanes play-by-play announcer Pat Siedlicki's Twitter page to see how bad the snow and wind was in southern Alberta. There was a lot of risk involved in not postponing league games last weekend. (Taking Note)

The Calgary Hitmen are likely to score on more than 4 per cent of their shoots very soon. Their next few opponents should take note. (Calgary Herald)

Overage Brendan Ranford has set the Kamloops Blazers' games played record, but Gregg Drinnan points out he could have been moved before his final season. (Kamloops Daily News)


Charlie Sarault, the Sarnia Sting's 100-point man, has signed with the Anaheim Ducks. Maybe he's the next Jason Akeson. (Sarnia Observer)

Could the Ottawa 67's take Travis Konecny first overall in the priority selection draft even if 15-year-old defenceman Sean Day is available? (London Free Press)

The Peterborough Petes are conceding games in hand, but they play seventh-place Kingston twice and eighth-place Mississauga once over their final five. All three have one left with last-place Ottawa. (Peterborough Examiner)

Ninety-eight-point scorer Nick Cousins cannot rejoin the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds lineup soon enough. (Sault Star)

Every city in Ontario seems to have some grandiose idea for a casino. Sudbury's blue-sky thinking includes an arena. (Northern Life)

And the Belleville Bulls are slumping. Or just regressing. Either way, the Eastern Conference race has tightened. (Belleville Intelligencer)

Hey, Brampton Battalion rookie defenceman Kyle Wood got his first OHL point on Sunday. (Brampton Guardian)


No Quebecer has been taken first overall since 1993. But does it really matter whether the Halifax Mooseheas' Jonathan Drouin goes No. 1, 2 or 3 on June 30? Jonathan Huberdeau was a third pick. Alexandre Daigle was a first. (La Presse)

What is it now for Halifax? Fifty-two wins, a 10-game win streak and a 26-point streak for Drouin? They are started to be looked at like they are a hockey team equivalent to Rebecca Grooba in Downtown Owl. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Montreal Canadiens pick Olivier Archambault is on a hot streak with Drummondville. (Sportsnet)

At this point, you might expect to see Ryan Tesink's picture on a milk carton instead of a hockey card. (Station Nation)

The Quebec Remparts' power play has ebbed of late. Better tune that up before playoffs. (Le Soleil)

What do the slumping Rimouski Océanic have in common with a bus at rush hour? Too many passengers. Rimouski is only four points ahead of fifth-place Moncton. (L'Avantage)

Meantime, Rimouski defenceman Kevin Gagne has signed with Anaheim. (TVA Sports)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to btnblog@yahoo.ca.

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