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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat helps Erie advance to Memorial Cup final

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Erie Otters v Niagara IceDogs Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat had three assists in the Erie Otters 6-3 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs in Friday’s semifinal at the Memorial Cup. Hawks prospect Matthew Highmore had an assist for Saint John.

The Otters will face Hawks prospect and host Windsor Spitfires in Sunday’s championship final.

HAWKS

**For Hawks, Predators’ rise alarming, but Pens’ resurgence encouraging (Chicago Sun Times)

**Are 3 Cups enough for this Hawks era (SCH)

**Hawks ‘in contention’ for Czech defenseman Jan Rutta, per report (SCH)

**Samuelsson top candidate to be Hawks’ assistant coach, per report (SCH)

**2017 Memorial Cup: Hawks prospects’ schedule, times, results (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Revisiting the Avs trading Craig Anderson (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

**Penguins, Predators made Stanley Cup Final with patience, not big trades (SBN)

**Price’s agent, Canadiens’ GM expected to meet next week (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Habs sign Michigan State forward Thomas Ebbing (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Rebuilding Canucks want Miller, won’t shop Tanev or Edler (The Province)

**Canucks sign Swedish free agent defenseman Philip Holm to one-year deal (PHT)

**Report: KHL team in talks with Capitals’ Orlov (Washington Post)

**Sharks director of player development Larry Robinson won’t return next season (PHT)

**Sabres fire AHL coach Dan Lambert (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Erie’s Taylor Raddysh runs gamut of emotion in what should’ve been hat-trick night (Sportsnet)

**AHL ECF: Syracuse throttle Bruins to take 3-1 series lead (Raw Charge)

**AHL WCF: Grand Rapids reel in San Jose, go up 3-1 (Winging It In Motown)

**Nicole Hensley could be a golden girl as Team USA’s goalie (Denver Post)

**Emily Field re-signs with Boston Pride (The Ice Garden)