The QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques have added D Bruin McDonald, 18, to their roster. At first, it was thought he might join the Olympiques in time to play last weekend. That didn’t happen. Why not? Because he hadn’t headed east. McDonald, who started this season with the Spokane Chiefs, who had acquired him from the Prince George Cougars, is scheduled to fly out of Vancouver today at 7:30 a.m. . . . The Olympiques next play Friday when they are at home to the Victoriaville Tigers. . . . After being released by the Chiefs, McDonald joined the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies. They traded him last week to the Vernon Vipers. While preparing to join the Vipers, McDonald was contacted by the Olympiques, who apparently have promised him a roster spot for the remainder of this season.
The Saskatoon Blades understand the importance of media coverage. Which is why the Blades, under GM/head coach Lorne Molleken, gave Cory Wolfe of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix complete access to their operation on Saturday as they prepared to play the Rockets in Kelowna. Wolfe’s story provides great insight into what goes on, especially involving a coach and his staff, in the hours and minutes leading up to a game. Check out the StarPhoenix’s website for Wolfe’s story. . . . By the way, Wolfe regularly makes the Blades’ B.C. or U.S. division swing, and his copy is as good as you’ll find in the world of hockey. Period.
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