Colin Smith named WHL Player of the Week

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Colin Smith - Kamloops Blazers

Photo: Kamloops Blazers forward and Colorado Avalanche prospect Colin Smith and teammate J.C. Lipon have dominated the WHL's Player of the Week awards in 2012-13 with four nominations between them (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kamloops Blazers’ forward Colin Smith is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week, for the second time this season.

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Halifax Mooseheads hold top spot in CHL Top 10

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Photo: Halifax Mooseheads right wing Martin Frk and his teammates hold on to the top spot in this week's CHL Top 10 Rankings (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the ninth edition of the BMO CHL MasterCard 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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Mark McNeill named WHL Player of the Week

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Photo: The play of Prince Albert Raiders forward and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Mark McNeill has been one of the main reasons for the Raiders strong showing this season (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders forward Mark McNeill is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.

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Scout’s Perch: Junior draftees have tough choices to make, plus OHL prospect scouting info

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Photo: Kingston Frontenacs forward Ryan Kujawinski is a big-bodied center with potential to be a first round selection at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The reality of the junior hockey system is that, fairly or not, some teams have it easier than others when it comes to attracting talent.

For the most part, save for Lindrosian dramatics, NHL players sign with the team that drafts them. Such is not always the case in junior hockey, where young players frequently use the leverage available to them to line their talents up with a team of their choosing.

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Justin Feser named WHL Player of the Week

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Photo: Tri-City Americans center Justin Feser was named the first star in three consecutive games this weekend on his way to being named the top player in the WHL for the past week (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Americans forward Justin Feser is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.

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