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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Halifax Mooseheads maintain hold on top rank in CHL

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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the eleventh 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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Pats’ Klimchuk working to become all-around player

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Morgan Klimchuk - Regina Pats

Photo: Regina Pats winger and 2013 NHL Draft prospect Morgan Klimchuk is one of the highest rated WHL forwards according to Central Scouting (courtesy of Keith Hershmiller)

There would seem to be some merit in applying a “sharpshooter” label on Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats.

It’s a handle that would relate to his off-season penchant to occupy time with friends as a paintballer. And of course, during the winter months, Klimchuk has become effective at directing pucks past opposition goaltenders in an accurate and timely fashion.

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Brendan Leipsic named WHL Player of the Week

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Brendan Leipsic - Portland Winterhawks

Photo: Portland Winterhawks forward and Nashville Predators prospect Brendan Leipsic currently sits among the WHL's top 10 scorers for the 2012-13 season (courtesy of the WHL)

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks’ forward Brendan Leipsic is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.

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Sissons embracing leadership role for Rockets

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Colton Sissons - Team WHL

Photo: Kelowna Rockets forward and Nashville Predators prospect Colton Sissons recently represented the WHL at the 2012 CHL Subway Super Series (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

When the Kelowna Rockets made the deal with the Saskatoon Blades in early 2010, a move that netted them forward Colton Sissons, one wonders if at that time the Rockets knew the North Vancouver native had the makings of an important team leader.

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