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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Beyond Tomorrow: Ho-Sang shows offensive skills early in OHL career

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Josh Ho-Sang - Windsor Spitfires

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang is already establishing himself as a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Fall can be a spectacular time of year. The leaves change, the weather turns colder, and hockey prospects all over North America and Europe start lacing up their skates and hitting the ice. Much of the well-deserved attention from scouts, NHL general managers and fans alike becomes focused on those players who were recently drafted into the NHL or those who will be eligible for the upcoming draft at season’s end.

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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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