High hopes for Josh Ho-Sang; Wednesday’s coast-to-coast

Neate Sager
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WHL

The NCAA hockey diehards will just love this quote from former Kelowna Rockets star Tyson Barrie, about the hardest part of junior hockey: "Probably the bus rides, getting in at seven in the morning and going to school at nine. Although I didn't usually go. Some guys actually went to school." (Toronto Star)

Being aligned with the Edmonton Oilers gives the Edmonton Oil Kings an easy scouting resource for the Canadian Hockey League import draft. (Edmonton Journal)

Vancouver Giants overage defenceman Wes Vannieuwenhuizen has a long name, but is hoping for amazing results as the team's captain. (Vancouver Sun)

It's a small sample, but Kamloops Blazers No. 1 goalie Cole Cheveldave was solid in his team's intrasquad game last night. (Kamloops Daily News)

The Moose Jaw Warriors have a lot in the pipeline, as evidenced by signing nine rookies. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

OHL

Is everyone on board with calling Erie Otters No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid "The Future One?" It doesn't really glide off the tongue. (Hamilton Spectator)

Speaking of rookies, speedy Josh Ho-Sang will get every chance to be a top-six forward for Windsor come opening night. (Windsor Star)

Brampton Battalion coach Stan Butler is hoping 18-year-old Czech Patrik Machac will break out as a sophomore: "He had about 40 points last year which is pretty good for a rookie and we're expecting him to at least double that." (The Pipeline Show)

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Josh Leivo did not have too bad a tournament during the Sudbury Wolves' Junior Club World Cup win in Russia, eh? Sudbury also came back feeling more like a true 20-man wolfpack. (The Hockey News, Sudbury Star)

Sophomore defenceman Adam Bateman is hoping for a huge breakout with the Windsor Spitfires. (Windsor Star)

Niagara IceDogs goalie of the future Brent Moran might get some seasoning in a lower-tier league rather than be a backup to Chris Festarini. (St. Catharines Standard)

After two seasons in Erie, 19-year-old defenceman Kris Grant is at home awaiting a trade closer to his Eastern Ontario home. (Erie Times-News)

QMJHL

The Rimouski Océanic will be young, as so often happens with a team coming off a run to the league final. (Le Soleil)

Not playing again until Sept. 21 means the Quebec Remparts will have plenty of time for mental preparation. Just what a team which blew a 3-0 series lead in the playoffs last spring needs. (Le Soleil)

Rookie defencemen William Bélanger and Nicolas Latulippe had a good run at the Gatineau Olympiques camp, but in the end it was just for the experience. (Le Droit)

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