Thursday: coast-to-coast rush

Neate Sager, Buzzing the Net
Yahoo! Sports

Some of your junior hockey headlines on a mustache kind of morning ...


It was a hot topic on Wednesday's live chat: who's got the hot goalie in the WHL final between Calgary's Martin Jones (.926 save percentage in the playoffs) and Tri-City's Drew Owsley (.931)? (Calgary Herald)

The Americans' many Manitobans are out to win for teammate Neal Prokop, whose season ended due to a broken leg. (Winnipeg Sun)


Barrie coach Marty Williamson believes the Colts were "soft in areas" in their Game 1 overtime loss to the Windsor Spitfires. Game 2 goes tonight. (Barrie Examiner)

Windsor defenceman Mark Cundari has been the glue guy on the Spitfires back end during the playoff run. (Windsor Star)

The Sarnia Sting will invite the public to meet its No. 1 overall draft choice on Friday, whom everyone expects will be Alex Galchenyuk of the Chicago Young Americans. (Sarnia Observer)

Brampton Butler coach-GM Stan Butler has his work cut out for him on Saturday in the OHL priority selection, since he likely has three spots to fill on defence. Incidentally, one of the departing d-men, Brad Albert, is continuing in hockey with the Carleton Ravens of CIS. (Brampton Guardian)

A lot of tea-leaf-reading is taking place with the draft choices that changed hands betwen Mississauga coach-GM Dave Cameron and Sudbury interim GM Blaine Smith. The Wolves will have three of the first 40 selections in Saturday's priority selection, but the Majors have the No. 11 selection in the CHL import draft -- a chance to get a big gun for a MasterCard Memorial Cup run? (Sudbury Star)

Very sad news out of Niagara Region: Vince Scott, who played for Erie and Sarnia from 2003-07, died in a single-car crash on Wednesday near St. Catharines, Ont. Scott was 23 and had just completed his third season in university hockey, having led the Brock Badgers in scoring last season. (Niagara Falls Review)


Moncton's deadline dealing helped the Wildcats take it up a notch in the second half of the season. (New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal)

Wildcats coach Danny Flynn is no word-mincer, calling the all-New Brunswick QMJHL final "the biggest hockey series" in the history of the province. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)

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