Saturday, December 24, 2011

In keeping with the Christmas spirit, we bring you a story from Regina that involves a Santa who, uhh, was in a state of, uhh, intoxication on Friday morning. Is that called having too much Christms spirit? That story is right here.
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Jeff Blair of The Globe and Mail has a few words of warning for those fans who might become too invested in the Canadian team at the World Junior Championship. That piece is right here.
While the WJC is on, don’t forget about the Spengler Cup.
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F Brayden Cuthbert, out with a concussion since Jan. 22, wants nothing more than go get back into the Moose Jaw Warriors’ lineup. But he knows he has some work to do to get back to that level of play. So Cuthbert, a 17-year-old from Brandon, has joined the midget AAA Brandon Wheat Kings for the rest of this season.
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The Brandon Wheat Kings have added G Curtis Honey, a 17-year-old from Edmonton, to their roster. Honey had been with the AJHL’s Bonneyville Pontiacs. He will back up Brandon Anderson, 19, while Corbin Boes, 18, recovers from a broken hand. . . . Honey was added to Brandon’s protected list after he helped the Edmonton-South Side Athletic Club Athletics to the Mac’s tournament title in Calgary, stopping 39 shots in a 3-2 championship-game victory over the Saskatoon Contacts. . . . In Bonneyville, Honey was 12-4-1, 2.41, .919.
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Tyler Kula of the QMI Agency has more on D Tanner Ferguson of the junior B Lambton Shores Predators, who suffered horrible facial injuries in a game last week. F Justin Thomas of the Strathroy Rockets has been suspended indefinitely by the Ontario Hockey Association, while Ferguson has undergone facial reconstruction surgery.
Kula’s story is right here, with video of the check.
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And here is another video story on former Portland Winterhawks player/coach Brent Peterson, who underwent deep brain stimulation in an attempt to help him cope with Parkinsons Disease.
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Here is today’s good read; enjoy it with your morning coffee. It’s Jim Matheson’s Christmas Eve Hockey World, from the pages of the Edmonton Journal. Enjoy!
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