Saturday: the coast-to-coast rush

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The Calgary Hitmen won 15 of their final 19 games on the way to the franchise's second Western Hockey League crown. (Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald)

Calgary GM Kelly Kisio never expected this: "Truthfully? At the start of the year, I thought we’d be rebuilding, a middle-of-the-pack type team." (Calgary Herald)

Hitmen goalie Martin Jones was an easy pick for championship series MVP. ( Calgary Herald)

Nothing to be ashamed of in Tri-City's dressing room. (Calgary Herald)

A neat take from a writer who was there in person for each of the Hitmen's WHL championships. (The Pit Stops)


Bob Duff, tell us how you really feel about the 2011 Mastercard Memorial Cup likely going to Mississauga: "It's a decision right out of the Gary Bettman school of logic. The OHL will insist it is looking to grow the game in the greater Toronto area, an argument that holds about as much substance as the constant failed efforts to sell soccer as a major league sport in North America." (Windsor Star)

Probable NHL first-round pick Alexander Burmistrov had a banner year for the Barrie Colts, even if it did not end with a championship. (National Post)

Windsor Spitfires captain Harry Young has signed a NHL entry-level deal with the New Jersey Devils. (Windsor Star)


It's a new series, since Moncton and Saint John are tied and each has won on enemy ice. (Moncton Times & Transcript, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal)

Big day for Sea Dogs present and past scoring in overtime: Dogs alumnus Felix Schutz got the decider for Germany in its 2-1 win over the U.S. in front of that record crowd of 77,803 at the world championship.

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