Oil Kings must rally without Griffin Reinhart: Friday’s coast-to-coast


Everything you need to know about the NHL draft lottery and who gets first crack at drafting Seth Jones. (Future Considerations)

There is no tomorrow for the Kamloops Blazers entering Game 5 of the Western final at Portland. (CBC Kamloops)

Can the Edmonton Oil Kings break out to a 3-2 series lead over Calgary despite captain Griffin Reinhart being sidelined? (Edmonton Journal)

A definite should-read: former Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Dave Dotan has launched Potential Apparel, a clothing company which says it "will use part of its proceeds to help disadvantaged youth participate in organized sports." (Richmond News)

For P.A. Raiders GM Bruno Campese, the bantam draft is more of a challenge his team's pick isn't in the top 10. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

Defenceman John Neibrandt, was part of the Kootenay Ice's 2011 championship team, is back in B.C. trying to help the Yorkton Terriers win the inaugural Junior A Western Canada Cup. (Nanaimo Daily News)


Hey, the London Knights might be born on second base thinking they hit a double, but they can still get to home plate like no one's business. (London Free Press)

Another must-read from Dawn Walton: former Calgary Flames captain Jim Peplinski is advocating that bodychecking be banned for players fewer than 16 years old. One counterpoint from Hockey Canada's Paul Carson: "We’ve got to make the game safer by doing more than taking bodychecking away." (Globe & Mail)

Oh, Plymouth thought it could throw off London goalie Anthony Stolarz? Novel concept. (London Free Press)

Knights forward Josh Anderson is listed as probably for Friday's Game 5 of the Western final vs. the Whalers. (Metro London)

It's just a literary device, but it's odd to think Belleville Bulls goalie Malcolm Subban would really draw motivation for a must-win Game 5 vs. Barrie from not being voted the OHL's goalie of the year. Speaking of Jordan Subban, this: (Belleville Intelligencer)

Second overall pick Dylan Strome is eager to join the Erie Otters and play with Connor McDavid. Who wouldn't be? (Mississauga News)


A franchise's future in the balance, a NHL first-rounder booted off a team, a 9-6 playoff game and a full-scale brawl at the final buzzer ... pretty typical week in the Quebec League, writes Willy Palov. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

The Halifax Mooseheads need an early goaltending clinic from Zach Fucale before getting out of Rouyn-Noranda with that 9-6 Game 4 victory. Does that count as adversity for a 12-0 playoff team? (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Rimouski Oceanic coach Serge Beausoleil has a new three-year contract. (Le Soleil)—

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