Monday's coast-to-coast rush

Neate Sager, Buzzing the Net
Yahoo! Sports

Today is the 40th anniversary of Bobby Orr's Stanley Cup-winning overtime goal. Any chance Don Cherry can mention this on Hockey Night in Canada?


The Calgary Hitmen are nonplussed about not knowing who their first opponent will be at the Mastercard Memorial Cup. They face the Moncton-Saint John winner on Saturday. (Calgary Herald)

Ask Calgary's Kamloops trio -- forwards Jimmy Bubnick and Tyler Shattock and defenceman Zak Stebner -- about the trek they made to join their new team in January. (Calgary Sun)

The Memorial Cup has a way of revealing characters -- and which coaches ar characters. (Loose Pucks)

The Tri-City Americans have a "good foundation" returning after their run to the WHL final. (Tri-City Herald)

The Lethbridge Hurricanes had losses in the "six figures, for sure" after a 20-win season. (Lethbridge Herald)


The Windsor Spitfires were told by phone Sunday they will not be hosting the 2011 Memorial Cup. (Windsor Star)

Spitfires energy player Derek Lanoue has made a great comeback after missing 10 weeks of the season due to a shattered jaw. (Windsor Star)

Windsor nearly had a hat trick -- an area team won the Ontario Junior B title and another reached the Junior C championship series. (Windsor Star)


Saint John Sea Dogs goalie Marco Cousineau is ready to play in a must-win Game 6 tonight, with the host Moncton Wildcats looking to close out the league final. (New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Moncton Times & Transcript)

Wildcats centre Ted Stephens could be the first player from the Yukon to play in a Memorial Cup in several years. (New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal)

The Sea Dogs made a few young player mistakes in that Game 5 loss on Saturday. (New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal)

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