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World Junior Journal: Did Team Canada Brass Get Final Roster Right?

CALGARY – Team Canada named its final 23 man roster today, releasing the last eight players that will not join the team across the pond to Ufa, Russia for the […]

Ryan Murphy (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2013 World Juniors: Ryan Murphy Finally Makes Canada’s Roster

In the hockey world, there are few accomplished 19-year-olds with a lot to prove at the junior level. This is what makes Ryan Murphy such a rarity. After watching the World Junior Championships from home the last two seasons, Murphy’s talent—at least relative to his fellow teenage countrymen—has been called into question on many occasions, despite the fact that he was a recent first round draft pick in the NHL. But finally, after three long years of waiting, Murphy has been given the chance to show just how good he is on the international stage.

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · OHL, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
Mathew Dumba (Darren Aucoin/Flickr)

Matt Dumba Cut From 2013 WJHC Roster

Tonight, Team Canada trimmed their roster down to the 23 players needed for the Ufa, Russia tournament to be held later this month. Amongst the final cuts was goaltender Laurent […]

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp Diary, Day Two

Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp Diary, Day Two

Thirty-six players entered camp on Wednesday morning with bright hopes. Thirty-one headed to bed on Wednesday evening glad they were still in contention for a roster spot. The big event […]

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin: the Halifax Mooseheads dynamic duo. (Mike Dembeck)

World Junior Journal – Team Canada Needs MacKinnon, Drouin and Shinkaruk

CALGARY – From the onset of Team Canada’s selection camp, the atmosphere at the stunning Markin MacPhail Centre has been electric. 31 players remain at camp vying for the 23 roster […]

Tyler Biggs (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Maple Leafs Prospects: Tyler Biggs Displays Pugnacity

Belligerence. Pugnacity. Truculence. They’re what Brian Burke seeks in a hockey player. In Tyler Biggs, a first-round selection of the Leafs in 2011, all three can be found.

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Report: Flyers’ Ben Holmstrom “Should Be Back This Season”

The Adirondack Phantoms suffered a big blow this weekend, losing their captain, Ben Holmstom to a knee injury. The Flyers announced that their 25 year old forward prospect is out […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Injury Report, Minor League Report, News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects
Kamloop Blazers forward JC Lipon hopes to duplicate Tanner Pearson in getting drafted for the first time in his third year of eligibility (WHL.ca)

JC Lipon This Year’s Tanner Pearson?

Last year the feel good story for Canada at the World Junior Championships, and in junior hockey for that matter, was Tanner Pearson. The Barrie Colts forward who had been passed over […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp Diary, Day One

Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp Diary, Day One

Thirty-six of the nation’s best teenage hockey players descended upon Calgary’s WinSport complex at Canada Olympic Park on Tuesday to kick off World Junior selection camp. By the end of […]

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Greg Burke: Washington Capitals College Prospect Update

Many players are selected through the NHL entry draft at a very young age. Most players go to a junior league and quickly become club property as early as age […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · College Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, Washington Capitals
Sven Baertschi has graduated from the AHL and will start the NHL season in Calgary. (Ross Bonander/THW)

Calgary Flames prospect update, November edition

While the National Hockey League continues its latest labour impasse, every other hockey league in the world continues to play games in earnest. So, while the lockout keeps the Calgary […]

by · December 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Calgary Flames, College Hockey, Prospects
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Jacob Markstrom Heats Up – Wins AHL Player Of The Week

As winter continues to roll in and the nights grow colder even for Floridians such as myself, the lack of hockey is beginning to take its toll. Browsing hockey blogs, […]

by · December 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Florida Panthers, Prospects