Thursday's coast-to-coast rush

Neate Sager, Buzzing the Net
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Pretty nice night for a contrarian Canadian sports fan: the Vancouver Canucks lost but Steve Nash and Los Suns won ...


The Calgary Hitmen and Tri-City Americans shared a flight back to Canada after the Ams extended the final to a Game 5. Of note: the power plays were 11-3 in Tri-City's favour the past two games. (Calgary Herald)

Undersized Ben Wilson has been a quiet force during Calgary's playoff run. (Calgary Herald)


Eighteen other OHL teams would have loved to have been in Barrie's skates on Tuesday. (Barrie Examiner)

Sudbury scribe Jeff Giffin on Rychel-gate: "... good for the Colts. While I feel bad for the kid caught in the middle, it's hard to feel sorry for a team about to compete in a second straight Memorial Cup." (Sudbury Star)

First-round pick Chris Marchese is ready to report to Erie. (

Second-rounder Nathan Cull is going to a Kingston Frontenacs team which has holes to fill at his position, right wing. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

Several OHL forwards' names popping up as the Nashville Predators' potential first-round pick next month at the NHL draft. (Nashville Tennessean)

Former Ottawa 67's defenceman Kyle Wharton is ending a hockey hiatus to play for the defending CIS champion Saint Mary's Huskies. (Metro Halifax)


Still no word on when Moncton, up 2-1 on Saint John entering Game 4 of the final on Friday, can expect QMJHL scoring champ Nicolas Deschamps back. Wildcats coach Danny Flynn: " He's going to see another doctor and two priests this week." (Moncton Times & Transcript)

The Sea Dogs feel they picked up their "compete level" in that vital Game 3 win. (Moncton Times & Transcript)

Saint John's centre Michael Kirkpatrick might make good on his third crack at the NHL draft. (Metro Halifax)

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