2013 WJC Preview: Stacked Canadian squad appears to be gold favorite

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Ryan Strome - Canada

Photo: New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome will again take part in the U-20 WJC for a Canadian squad that is looking to reclaim the gold medal after three years of either silver or bronze medals (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

As the NHL lockout marches through its 14th week and the talks surrounding a new collective bargaining agreement move from the negotiating table to the courtroom, perhaps no one has breathed a larger sigh of relief than the brass at Hockey Canada.

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Alex Galchenyuk named OHL Player of the Week

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Alex Galchenyuk - Sarnia Sting

Photo: Sarnia Sting forward and Montreal Canadiens propsect Alex Galchenyuk has been leading the offense for his team this season as he sits second in the OHL in scoring (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Sarnia Sting forward Alex Galchenyuk is the OHL Player of the Week after leading the league with eight points in two games including five goals and three assists and a league-high plus-minus rating of plus-6 for the week ending December 16.

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Top Prospect Game rosters showcase wealth of 2013 talent

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Adam Erne - Quebec Remparts

Photo: Quebec Remparts scorer Adam Erne will play for Team Orr at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, the first time in nearly two decades that this event has taken place in Atlantic Canada (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

"Nate or Seth" might not have the same ring to it that "Taylor or Tyler" had a couple years ago, but phonetics aside, Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones find themselves in a similar situation to Hall and Seguin before them: competing to be the first player drafted in the upcoming NHL Draft.

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Halifax Mooseheads #1 in CHL once again

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Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Mooseheads

Photo: The play of 2013 NHL Draft-eligible Nathan MacKinnon, who is tied for first in scoring in the QMJHL, has been a major reason for the Halifax Mooseheads hold on the CHL's top spot (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the thirteenth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

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Beyond Tomorrow: Thomson adjusting to higher level of play in WHL

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Jordan Thomson - Kamloops Blazers

Photo: Kamloops Blazers defenseman Jordan Thomson is currently considered to be one of the top defenders available for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Jordan Thomson ranks among the top defensemen of the 2014 NHL Draft class. ISS lists Thomson 11th overall, and fourth among the defenseman available for the draft. So far in his rookie WHL season, Thomson has a goal and five assists in 23 games.

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