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Leaf rookie McCarthy earns chance to play with Moose Jaw of WHL

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
November 7th, 2012

The Nelson Leafs will be without the services of leading goal scorer Colton McCarthy when the Murdoch Division leaders travel to Grand Forks to face the Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday.

The six-foot, 170-pound McCarthy is being called up to play in three games with the Western Hockey League Moose Jaw Warriors.

The Warriors are on a three-game swing through Medicine Hat, Calgary and Cranbrook.

McCarthy is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday’s game in Calgary against the Hitmen.

The 16-year-old rookie for the Leafs has been a scoring machine for the Leafs since the start of the KIJHL season and leads Nelson in goals with 15 in 18 games.

McCarthy opened his junior career with seven goals in six games before tailing off a bit.

However, the speedy center got in on the weekend explosion that saw Nelson score 18 goals in two games as McCarthy chipped in with three markers to finish the weekend with six points.

McCarthy attended the rookie camp for the Warriors before deciding to return to junior B with the Leafs.

Moose Jaw plays in Medicine Hat Friday before concluding the three-game swing Saturday against the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook.

McCarthy played one game in the B.C. Hockey League with Trail against Victoria October 26.


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