I'm back in Kamloops today for the first time in many moons, which is why things have been a little light around here. I imagine I'll still be posting over the next week or so, but perhaps not at such a torrid pace.
The world junior tournament, beginning a week from today, is really the next big event on the horizon, so it's probably time for a crash course in who's playing there. Canada has just two returning players this year (Karl Alzner and Brad Marchand) but is still considered the favourite.
Not many under-20 squads can boast two netminders who started their seasons in the NHL, that's for sure. (But more on that later.)
The good news for American viewers is that the tournament's medal-round games will be shown on the NHL Network this time around.
It's 2 p.m. and sunny in the B.C. Interior, I've spent close to 10 hours in either a crowded airport or the air, and it's time to call it a day. Happy holidays.