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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Jamien Yakubowski named WHL Player of the Week

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Jamien Yakubowski - Lethbridge Hurricanes

Photo: Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Jamien Yakubowski was named a star in all three of the games that the Hurricanes played this past week (courtesy of Canes Cast)

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes’ forward Jaimen Yakubowski is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the second straight week.

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HF Prospect of the Month for November, 2012

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Ryan Strome and Brett Ritchie - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome (#18) went on an offensive tear in November, which elevated teammate and Dallas Stars prospect, Brett Ritchie (#20) (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

This one was almost a no-brainer.

Ryan Strome’s phenomenal performance in the month made him the easy selection as the Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Month for November.

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Mooseheads retain hold on top spot in CHL

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Derrick Pouliot - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks defenseman and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Derrick Pouliot has provided offense from the point for the second-ranked Winterhawks (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the twelfth 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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Jaimen Yakubowski named WHL Player of the Week

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Jaimen Yakubowski - Lethbridge HurricanesCALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes’ forward Jaimen Yakubowski is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week. Yakubowski collected eight points, scoring five goals and three assists to go with a +2 rating, in four games over the past week.

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