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June 26th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, WHL 0 comments

There was a lot of chatter around Western Hockey League observers over the past season regarding the relative weakness of the 2016 class for the National Hockey League draft compared to recent years. But after all that chatter, WHL representation in the 2016 NHL Draft was largely unchanged from the year prior – and generally pretty typical of...

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June 26th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, OHL 0 comments

While the Big Three made a splash at the start of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the OHL dominated the rest of the first round. Much of the discussion prior to the draft was focused on the top three prospects – Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi. They went first, second and fourth overall, respectively. However, after that, the OHL...

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June 17th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, OHL 0 comments

If Windsor Spitfires’ defenceman Mikhail Sergachev isn’t a household name yet, he will be by the end of the upcoming NHL Draft. Originally from Nizhnekamsk, Russia, the 98-born Sergachev was selected by the Spitfires sixth overall in the 2015 CHL Import Draft. While he wasn’t known to many Spits’ fans, his credentials perked their ears....

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June 15th, 2016 In CHL, OHL 0 comments

It’s a sacrifice that’s often overlooked, and under appreciated, because it’s one of those intangibles that’s hard to spot and easy to criticize. The ability to produce points is a highly sought after skill among players in both the amateur and professional leagues, and so it should be. In fact, at face value, it’s arguably the most...

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June 13th, 2016 In OHL 0 comments

Windsor Spitfires’ center Logan Brown has made his mark on the Ontario Hockey League, and now he’s ready to make his mark on the NHL Draft. Originally drafted by the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara Ice Dogs in the 2014 OHL Priority Draft, Brown was a hot commodity prior to the 2014-2015 OHL season. Despite being drafted to Niagara, it was...

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June 5th, 2016 In OHL 0 comments

The Windsor Spitfires have gotten the ball rolling towards a title run next season. The Ontario Hockey League’s trade window opened on June 1st, and Windsor, who hosts the 2017 Memorial Cup next May, promptly started on their quest to create their ideal roster. On Thursday, June 2, the Spitfires acquired veteran winger Mike Baird from the...

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June 4th, 2016 In News, OHL 0 comments

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) announced their All-Star teams for the 2015-16 OHL season on Friday, after being selected by the OHL’s General Managers. Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner of the London Knights headlines the First Team All-Stars at Right Wing for the second straight season.  Marner was the league’s Red Tilson Trophy...

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