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September 30th, 2016 In CHL, International Hockey, OHL, World Cup 0 comments

The second week of OHL action began Wednesday night when the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds traveled to Windsor to take on the Spitfires. In this contest alone, the Spitfires were missing Julius Nattinen (ANA), Logan Stanley (WPG) and Mikhail Sergachev (MTL), all to NHL training camps. Part of this is the regular business in the OHL. Part of...

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September 29th, 2016 In OHL 0 comments

Flint Firebirds forward Luke Kirwan had plenty of potential when he came into the OHL and he’s looking to reach that in his biggest season to date. Kirwan was originally a second round pick by the Guelph Storm in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. At 6’2,” 220 pounds, Kirwan spent the 2012-13 season with the Eastern Junior Hockey League in...

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September 28th, 2016 In OHL 0 comments

Hockey rinks in Ontario can be the pulse of their community. The pulse of Sault Ste Marie, the Essar Centre, is about the celebrate a milestone. On Sept. 29, the Essar Centre, home of the OHL's Sault Greyhounds, turns 10-years-old. It replaced a gem of a venue in the old Sault Memorial Gardens. The Memorial Gardens, which opened in February...

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September 26th, 2016 In CHL, Prospects 0 comments

It is no secret that the Mississauga Steelheads are carrying monumental expectations on their shoulders this season. http://gty.im/459409714 A mere year ago in 2015-16, the Trout not only clinched a playoff birth but drove the high-powered, second-seeded Barrie Colts to a Game 7 in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. Although the...

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September 26th, 2016 In Hockey History, OHL 0 comments

Before John Tavares became an NHL star, he was one of the most talented offensive players the OHL had ever seen. He was also involved in one of the biggest trades in OHL history. The 2008-09 season saw the London Knights and Windsor Spitfires battle tooth-and-nail in the OHL’s Western Conference. A few days prior to the 2009 OHL Trade...

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September 25th, 2016 In Long Read, OHL 0 comments

We are back with the fourth and final part of our OHL Season Preview series. Today we examine the Ontario Hockey League’s West Division, which is home to the 2017 Memorial Cup host Windsor Spitfires. While Windsor is the best team on paper, there are still some very good teams in this division that, with the right move or two, could emerge as...

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September 25th, 2016 In OHL 0 comments

They are household names – maybe not to NHL fans - but OHL fans know the number-one draft picks that have come through the league. One of the hardest parts of fandom in any league is watching your team fall to the lowest point possible – last place. The only reward is the potential associated with the high-end talent that comes with the...

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September 22nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Long Read, Previews and Predictions, QMJHL 0 comments

We continue our Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season preview with the second installment of our three-part series. This installment will focus on the league's East Division. Once again, we'll look at each team's top-five key players and season expectations as we gear up for what should be another great year of junior hockey. Baie-Comeau...

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September 22nd, 2016 In Top Stories, WHL 0 comments

Last season was one of triumph and disappointment for the Western Hockey League. As the league celebrated its 50th birthday, it had two representatives in the Mastercard Memorial Cup: league champions the Brandon Wheat Kings, and tournament hosts the Red Deer Rebels. Unfortunately, neither of the Dub's representatives could capture the elusive...

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September 21st, 2016 In OHL, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

Connor McDavid is long gone. Dylan Strome might not return. Is this the season that the Erie Otters finally come back down to Earth? The Otters enter the 2016-17 season seeking a record fourth 50-win season in a row. Their work is cut out for them if they hope to meet this goal. Given the perceived strength in the OHL's Western Conference,...

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