Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey

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WHL

Hockey Canada had 5,600 fewer registered players in 2013-14 than in the year prior, which traces back to concerns over brain injuries. (The Globe & Mail)

Sam Reinhart talks about his draft combine experience. (Hockey's Future)

The world junior schedule is out, leaving more than six months for excessive overanalysis of a tournament played teenagers. (IIHF)

Thumbs-up to Swift Current re-introducing its traditional blue and green sweater. (Taking Note, Southwest Booster)

OHL

Plymouth's new GM and coach tandem of Mark Craig and Don Elland are bent on making sure the Whalers augment their roots in Hockeytown. (MLive, Plymouth Observer & Eccentic, Whalers On The Moon)

Nineteen OHL alumni are playing in the Stanley Cup final, including Tanner Pearson, a one-time 14th-round priority selection pick of the Barrie Colts. (Barrie Examiner)

Draft prospect Ryan Mantha resisted the OHL for two years, but Niagara landing the defenceman's rights might be a game-changer. (St. Catharines Standard)

Windsor centre Brady Vail, on being put back in the draft pool by the Montreal Canadiens: "My mindset is to play pro." (Windsor Star)

Plymouth's Alex Nedeljkovic, Erie's Devin Williams and Sault Ste. Marie's Brandon Halverson are on USA Hockey's radar. (SBN College Hockey)

With four viable overage candidates, what is Peterborough planning to do to replace graduated goalie Andrew D'Agostini? (MyKawartha.com)

New Kingston Frontenacs coach Paul McFarland will have an assistant in place by the end of the week. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

QMJHL

Montreal Canadiens prospect Martin Reway might play pro in his native Czech Republic rather than return to Gatineau as a 19-year-old, writes J.-F. Plante. Meantime, the 'Piques figure to have a fine trio of overages after adding Val-d'Or centre Louick Marcotte. (Le Droit)

Chicoutimi's Marc Fortier was busy at the draft, trading for established players. (Le Quotidien)

Memorial Cup goaltending star Antoine Bibeau has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. (CP)

Quebec has parted with four scouts following last weekend's draft. (Le Soleil)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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