Wednesday Morning Altitude Check: Mark Scheifele moves on to OHL Eastern Conference Final

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Winnipeg Jets-related news and notes.

Hey all! Here is our feature running Monday through Friday that will bring you up to date on what's going on in the media pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets and elsewhere in the NHL.

Here is what's in the news for Wednesday, April 10, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

Recapping last night's impressive handling of the Buffalo Sabres, featuring Ed Tait arithmetic: "Winning = good thing." [Winnipeg Free Press]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Sabres, check out our pals at Die by the Blade. They're already planning the tank parade! [Die by the Blade]

Further review of last night's victory. [Winnipeg Sun]

Congrats to Aaron Gagnon who scored his first NHL goal. [CBC]

So long, Boone Jenner! Mark Scheifele and his Barrie Colts will head to the OHL's Eastern Conference Final after a clean sweep of the Oshawa Generals. Scheifele registered one goal and four assists in the series. [Durham Region]

Congrats to Vinny Saponari on his first professional point in St. John's 3-2 win over Portland. [The Telegram]

Around the NHL:

Unfortunately, the Jets didn't receive any help from the Montreal Canadiens who were upended by the Washington Capitals 4-2. Winnipeg remains two points behind Washington in the Southeast Division race. [Japers' Rink]

Lead by Amanda Kessel, the USA women's hockey team defeated Canada 3-2 for the gold medal. [CBC]

The Houston Aeros -- farm affiliate for the Minnesota Wild -- are on the move to Iowa. [Hockey Wilderness]

The New York Islanders will host a pre-season game in their new Brooklyn digs to start the 2013 pre-season. [SB Nation]

Finally, Kerry Fraser admits to reality of "make-up calls" amongst NHL referees. [Puck Daddy]

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