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Potential NHL lottery pick Ryan Murray is getting his head wrapped around hanging out with big-leaguers as Team Canada preps for the IIHF world championship. (Edmonton Sun)

Adopting stiffer sanctions for habitual fighters is in the offing in the Ontario Hockey League, but will be a tougher sell in the WHL. (Globe & Mail)

Talking about the championship series from an Edmonton and Portland perspective. (The Pipeline Show)

Edmonton Oil Kings coach Derek Laxdal went to the Memorial Cup as a player — with Portland. (Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun)

A longish retrospective on the brains behind establishing the Winterhawks in Portland in the 1970s and '80s. (Taking Note)

Graduating Tri-City captain Mason Wilgosh is planning to become a paramedic or firefighter once he's done with Canadian university hockey. (Tri-City Herald)

When you're talking about the draft-eligible defencemen in the WHL, don't forget about Kelowna's Damon Severson. (The Pipeline Show)

Right wing Miles Koules, son of producer Oren Koules, has passed on the University of North Dakota to play in Medicine Hat. (Coming Down The Pipe!, Grand Forks HeraldEverett Herald, Medicine Hat News)

Former Brandon Wheat King Andrew Clark is a finalist for the CIS male athlete of the year award, which will be presented this evening in Calgary. (Calgary Herald, Globe & Mail)


Toronto Maple Leafs first-round pick Stuart Percy, the Mississauga Majors captain, is having a successful playoff run in the AHL. (National Post)

The Ottawa 67's will have a different look next season; there's some hint the team might utilize the CHL import draft to find a replacement for star goalie Petr Mrazek. (Ottawa Citizen)

The Windsor Spitfires may have a 14th-round find in forward Chris Dodero. (Windsor Star)

Erie Otters goalie Devin Williams has yet to resuming working out since sustaining a concussion in February. You would recall Williams' injury led to Otters centre Connor Crisp's cameo in goal. (Erie Times-News)


Fatigue finally caught up to the young Halifax Mooseheads in their season-ending loss to Rimouski on Sunday. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Metro Halifax)

Credit the Océanic for winning all three games of the series in Halifax. (Le Soleil)

The Chicoutimi Saguenéens' run to the semifinal was made possible by a big trade with Gatineau. Now Jean-François Plante reports the second part of it will be made at the entry draft, with experienced defenders Gabriel Bourret and Dominic Poulin heading west to the Olympiques. (Le Droit, L'Odeur Du Vestaire)

Don't you love those deals in principle QMJHL teams make during the season? Chicoutimi forward Steve Lebel had three points in his team's season-ending 4-3 OT loss to Saint John on Saturday... and Sunday found out he's been traded to Blainville-Boisbriand. (Le Quotidien)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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