August 12th, 2015 In Flyers Prospects, Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

With their second pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Nicolas Aube-Kubel. Although not especially big (5'11", 196lbs), Aube-Kubel is not a tiny player either. The right-handed winger has played the right wing for the Val D'Ors Foreurs for the past three seasons and figures to suit up for them for the final time next...

August 8th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The United States' National Junior Evaluation Camp came to an end on Saturday with the U.S. playing their final scrimmage, this time a re-match against Finland, in which they took home a 6-1 win. Among the highlights of the game were 17-year-old Auston Matthews (2016 draft eligible) weaving through the entire Finnish squad to score a...

August 8th, 2015 In International Hockey, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

https://twitter.com/zsclions/status/629664997757554688 It's finally official: Auston Matthews is headed to Switzerland. The 2016 NHL Entry Draft's top prospect will forego the typical route of junior or college hockey in his draft year to take on professionals overseas and show what he can do in one of the world's top leagues. Matthews...

August 7th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, Prospects 0 comments

The Zurich Lions announced on Friday that prospective number one overall draft pick in the 2016 draft, Auston Matthews, has decided to play his 18-year-old season in Switzerland. He has signed a one-year deal with the NLA club. There was a lot of debate about where the top prospect would wind up, but the opportunity to play for the Lions gives...

August 7th, 2015 In Nashville Predators, Predators Prospects, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Nations participating at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship do not have to set their rosters until December, but teams are already evaluating players for the highly anticipated annual tournament. The Nashville Predators had three prospects at summer evaluation camps. Defenseman Alexandre Carrier of Canada and goaltender Karel Vejmelka of...

August 6th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories 0 comments

USA Hockey announced Los Angeles Kings president and GM Dean Lombardi as the GM for Team USA at the upcoming 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Thursday. USA Hockey took the opportunity to name the full management group for the squad, introducing Philadelphia Flyers president Paul Holmgren as the assistant general manager, Calgary Flames president of...

August 6th, 2015 In Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

A near-capacity crowd gathered on a stormy Wednesday afternoon in August for a pretty entertaining hockey game. But rather than the thrilling 3-2 shootout victory for the Russian junior team over the Canadian junior team, the big story of the night was a skirmish in the handshake line following the contest. The apparent trigger for the...

August 5th, 2015 In Kings Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Everybody has a nightmare scenario in their lives. A common one is going to work or school without pants on, or forgetting an important assignment or presentation at home. For young hockey players, one prominent nightmare involves going to the NHL's annual entry draft...and not being taken. That was almost the reality for Kingston...

August 5th, 2015 In International Hockey, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

Hockey Canada has announced its roster for the 2015 edition of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The country's entry to the annual under-18 hockey showcase is heavy on two things: left-handed shots and Western Hockey League players. Here are the 22 players headed to Europe, courtesy of Hockey Canada's site: G Carter Hart - Everett...

August 4th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

After three days of scrimmages, the U.S. National Evaluation Camp has announced cuts as they look to trim the roster in advance of the 2016 World Juniors Championship in Helsinki, Finland. With four days of camp remaining, the roster is down to 32 players. Up until this point the U.S. has played scrimmages as two separate teams -- Team White...

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