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November 12th, 2014 In News, OHL 0 comments

McDavid Will Miss 5-6 Weeks The Erie Otters have announced that phenom Connor McDavid could miss up to 5-6 weeks of the Erie Otters schedule after fracturing his right hand in a fight in a game on Tuesday against the Mississauga Steelheads. According to the media release, McDavid suffered a fracture of his 5th metacarpal bone in his right hand....

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October 10th, 2014 In OHL, Player Profiles 0 comments

At the NHL entry draft last year Barrie Colts defenceman Aaron Ekblad stole the show after being drafted first overall by the Florida Panthers. Ekblad had a very impressive track sheet and proved himself worthy of being taken in the number one spot. This season, on the same junior team in a city named Barrie, a new defenceman seems to be...

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October 8th, 2014 In OHL 0 comments

Connor McDavid Is Not Alone You've heard it all by now.  Connor McDavid is the real deal.  He is considered along with Jack Eichel to be consensus Top 2 picks in next year's NHL draft.  You've seen the highlight reel goals.  You've read the stories about how great a player he is.  But there is a story taking place within the Erie Otters that...

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September 5th, 2014 In OHL, Player Profiles 1 comments

Thursday evening I had the opportunity to attend a Barrie Colts preseason game as they took on the Erie Otters. I had never attended a game as a scout before, and was really looking forward to trying my hand at it. I was fortunate enough that on my first night, the most talked about player in hockey would be showcasing his talents for the road...

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August 14th, 2014 In OHL 1 comments

Imagine for a moment being called the "LeBron James" of anything.  Pretty high praise for you, right?  That label was placed on young phenom Connor McDavid last year in this USA Today article, outlining the incredible future he has in the NHL.  Sidney Crosby was quoted as saying that McDavid, "reminds me of me."  When you have arguably the...

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June 12th, 2014 In OHL, Prospects 2 comments

Those of us lucky enough to grow up with great fathers usually try to emulate them in one way or another as we grow older and become men or women in the world. The same can be likely be said for young defenseman Josh Wesley, whose dad you may have heard of: Glen Wesley. Glen was the third overall pick in the 1987 NHL Draft, played 20 seasons as a...

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May 30th, 2014 In Carolina Hurricanes, OHL 0 comments

While the hunt for a new head coach continues in Raleigh, perhaps now is a good time to take a quick look at a recent front office hire who will be helping to select that new coach, Assistant General Manager Mike Vellucci. As a Player Drafted 131st Overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers, Mike Vellucci's NHL career was rather...

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