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It’s that time of week again… well, actually a day late, as yesterday’s news was to juicy to pass up, and there was more news this week than I expected. Anyway, it’s news round-up time. As I bring you news tidbits from around the CHL and NCAA Hockey from the last week. Honestly, I don’t even really enjoy doing these because there isn’t a lot of “writing” involved on my part… but alas… I have yet to have any better ideas… and I’ll be quite happy once the season gets rolling.
So here we go…
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In what will likely become a regular staple here at Cluster Pucks… I go around the hockey leagues with news tidbits from the last week, and once the season gets underway, this will turn into more of a “recap” of various things, including scores and current standings from all the leagues which this blog covers.
Anyway, let the first installment of the chaos begin.
The biggest story this week, at least when it comes to my realm of coverage, was the announcement that the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be played in Windsor, Ontario, as was reported by Paul on Wednesday. This is especially exciting news for me, as if I can afford to swing the budget, and land the proper press credentials, it will likely represent the first chance I’ll have as a new member of the hockey media to go and cover an event in person!
Without a doubt, one of my greatest challenges with this blog, aside from the sure volume of minor-league news I have to filter through, and then pick what to write about, is the fact that covering the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL or simply “the Q”) will be a unique task in and of itself. This comes from the fact that the majority of the news on the Q, is written and reported on in French, due to fact that the majority of their market is French-Canadian.
I don’t understand French, and nor will I expect you, the English speaking readers to do so either. Thankfully wonderful websites such as Babel Fish have existed, and continue to do so, all around the internets, and allow me to translate entire web pages, and thus, entire news reports, back into English, so I can then make some attempt to make sense of it all, and report back to you.