This is another in an occasional series of pieces spotlighting 2013 NHL Draft hopefuls
KEMPTVILLE, Ontario — Blaine Byron isn’t hard to spot, but guys like him are really hard to find.
Well, to watch him skate the pivot for the Kemptville 73’s of the Central Canada Hockey League, you’d swear there were two of him. There he is, swiveling through the offensive zone, looking, and usually finding, a friendly stretch of tape to put the puck on.
But wait a moment.
There is No. 9 again, this time streaking into the D-zone to thwart yet another opposing puck carrier.
In between there are the faceoffs won, the penalties killed, the minutes chewed up and the leadership rendered, all for a 73’s club, named for the year that junior hockey came to Kemptville, that lately has been losing games by five tallies per tilt.
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