2/18 Recap: Hockey world rocked by OHL death

Okotoks netminder Brad Eidsness made just 18 saves in the Oilers 4-3 OT win over the Calgary Royals. Despite the win, it appears that Camrose has the AJHL South Division locked up thanks to a win of their own over the Calgary Canucks earlier in the day. Regardless, the Oilers would like to send a reminder that the second season is just beginning when the two clubs lock horns Thursday and Saturday. In the USHL, Black Hawks defenseman Drew MacKenzie was pointless with three shots on goal in Waterloo's 2-0 loss to Tri-City. The Sabres prospect happenings are overshadowed by the sudden loss of Windsor Spitfires center, Mickey Renaud. Taken from the world at just 19 years of age, Renaud collapsed at his home Monday, and was pronounced dead just hours later at a local hospital. Renaud was a 6'3, 220-pound center who was showing promise as a two-way performer. The captain of the Spits, he was a fifth-round pick by Calgary last June. Anyone who had seen Mickey develop over the past two seasons will tell you that he had a future playing professional hockey like his father, Mark, and uncle, Chris. Mark Renaud played 10 games for the Buffalo Sabres in 1983-84. With deepest sympathy, SabresProspects.com would like to extend its thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Mickey Renaud as they deal with the tragic loss.
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