Daily Cupcakes- January 12th, 2012

DENVER CO - FEBRUARY 16: Ryan Wilson #44 (R) and Cameron Gaunce #43 (2R) of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate Gaunce's second period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Pepsi Center on February 16 2011 in Denver Colorado. The Penguins defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

In some OHL news, Joey Hishon was picked up by the London Knights, but the Colorado Avalanche have barred them access to the youngster.

Hishon Claimed By London

The OHL Trade deadline was yesterday with the Owen Sound Attack unable to swing a deadline deal for a coveted forward from an Eastern Conference squad.

In the days leading up to the deadline, the Owen Sound Attack swung a couple of deals most notably landing Kyle Hope from Oshawa on Saturday afternoon.

A complete interview with Attack General Manager Dale DeGray is posted today under " Latest Sports Stories "

In another move yesterday, the London Knights claimed Joey Hishon on waivers after the Attack made him available at the overage trade deadline.

The Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, who hold Hishon's professional rights, have denied London access to Hishon, who has not played since being injured at the Memorial Cup in May.

Cameron Gaunce 's brother is making a name for himself.

Based on mid-term ranking, the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau pegged Markham native and Belleville Bulls’ forward Brandon Gaunce, 17, as the 11th best skater among North American prospects.


Compiling a team-high 20 goals and 21 assists in 39 games this season, the six-foot, three-inch, 212-pound forward was the Bulls’ first pick and second player chosen overall in the 2010 Ontario Hockey League’s priority selection.


Gaunce was also a member of Team Canada’s gold-medal winning entry last summer at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka U-18 hockey tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and scored a goal in the championship-clinching 4-1 win over Sweden.

Apparently the Vancouver Canucks haven't learned that making threats against an opposing player is a bad thing.

The dark underbelly of hockey showed itself again this week, and I’m not talking about the low hit by Boston’s Brad Marchand on Vancouver’s Sami Salo.

Sure, that crossed the line, and Marchand will pay the price in the form of a five-game cheque.

But something potentially much more ugly reared its head, only to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault dared go where nobody should anymore when he directed some not-so-veiled threats against Marchand.

"Some day he’s going to get it," Vigneault told the Vancouver Sun. "Some day, someone’s going to say enough is enough and they’re going to hurt the kid because he plays to hurt players. And if the league doesn’t care, somebody else will."

If that sounds eerily familiar, it’s because similar words came out of the Vancouver camp more than seven years ago, leading to one of the ugliest incidents in hockey.



Lastly, SBN has finally released links that are solely for the NHL.


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