I like Cody Hodgson, but he better not be the next coming of Sami Salo. From Ben Kuzma (Vancouver Province): When Cody Hodgson fractured a toe on his right foot while blocking a shot during an OHL game in Sudbury on Feb. 12, the Vancouver Canucks prospect wasn’t concerned because X-rays at the time revealed that it was more likely just a deep bone bruise. Not so. When the pain persisted for three weeks, the Brampton Battalion centre had another X-ray and this one showed a hairline fracture that will keep the first-round draft choice sidelined until the OHL playoffs....Click here to read more.
From Iain MacIntyre (Vancouver Sun): Kevin Connauton was back on the ice at Clare Drake Arena giving lessons here Wednesday. Except this time he was schooling the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The Vancouver Canuck prospect who grew up in nearby Spruce Grove and spent last summer working as an instructor at the Golden Bears’ hockey school, scored twice in 38 seconds to launch his team of National Hockey League prospects to its 4-3 win against the University of Alberta. More here.Click here to read more.
Rick Shanley has been covering Western Michigan Hockey for the Kalamazoo Gazette and on his blog since 2006. Shortly after this year’s NHL Draft, he broke the news that Canucks 3rd round draft pick, Kevin Connauton, might transfer from WMU to the Vancouver Giants. In the following Q & A, he gives Canucks fans an inside look at one of the newest Canucks defensemen. ———- Photo credit: MLive.com – Western Michigan Broncos CHB: On your blog, you mentioned a few things about Connauton that really impressed you – “skates like the wind, hands, vision, patience” – is there an NHL...Click here to read more.