Archives for: May 2008
The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and General Manager Dave Torrie have come to an agreement on a new three-year contract.
The folks at Sportsnet have generated some chatter coming out of the Memorial Cup about the possibility of the CHL taking centre stage during the season with a form of interleague play returning.
The 2008 Memorial Cup is in the books. Time to take a look back at some of the memorable moments, both on and off the ice from in and around Kitchener.
Over the next few weeks we should be seeing some various personnel moves around the Ontario Hockey League. The Owen Sound Attack started things off with an announcement today.
Detroit, MI - Six of the top players eligible for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft were put on display Monday for the media assembled to cover the Stanley Cup Final.
Just a quick heads up that I'll be appearing on AM 640 Toronto radio today to wrap up the 2008 Memorial Cup on The Bill Watters Show with Bill and Greg Brady.
You can listen to the station online at 640toronto.com
The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium hoped a Canadian good luck charm would help the Kitchener Rangers capture the Memorial Cup, but it was not to be.
We all know it's the worst kept secret in the Ontario Hockey League. Kitchener forward Nazem Kadri will become a member of the London Knights.
Here is a look at the Memorial Cup All-Star Team and Trophy Winners.
For the Spokane Chiefs, it was an almost perfect visit to Kitchener-Waterloo for the 2008 Memorial Cup. They went undefeated in the round-robin, and went on to knock off the hometown team to capture junior hockey's holy grail.
The CHL's top prize is staying in the Ontario Hockey League. Kitchener Rangers centre Justin Azevedo has been named the CHL Player of the Year.
All that is left to decide is the final score. The Kitchener Rangers are laid a good old fashioned beating on the Belleville Bulls in the Memorial Cup semi-final.
Final: Kitchener 9 Belleville 0
While officially the 2008 OHL Championship Series will go down in the record books as a best-of-7 series won by the Kitchener Rangers, the Ontario Hockey League will be decided tonight in Kitchener.
KITCHENER - While it may not have meant much in the grand scheme of things, the Belleville Bulls and Kitchener Rangers played a dandy of a hockey game here Wednesday night. 60 minutes was not enough to decide the eighth game between these two teams in the past few weeks.
OT Final: Kitchener 3 Belleville 4
Then there were three. The 2008 Memorial Cup will be decided among the Spokane Chiefs, Kitchener Rangers and Belleville Bulls after the QMJHL Champion Gatineau Olympiques were sent packing Tuesday night.
KITCHENER - The Belleville Bulls are guaranteed to last beyond the round-robin, and the Spokane Chiefs are into the Memorial Cup Championship Game.
Here are some random news and notes from the 2008 Memorial Cup.
Post-Game Report: Spokane 2 Kitchener 1
Post-Game Update: Spokane 5 Belleville 4 (OT)
If Game One is any indication, the 2008 Memorial Cup is going to be one for the ages. The opening game of the tournament saw a little bit of everything.
The line-ups are in and the Kitchener Rangers will play the opener of the 2008 Memorial Cup without defencemen Yannick Weber and Robert Bortuzzo and goaltender Steve Mason.
KITCHENER - Just a few hours away from the start of the 2008 Memorial Cup. The QMJHL champion Gatineau Olympiques take on the OHL Champions and host Kitchener Rangers.
Now that I'm settled in to Kitchener, time for some initial thoughts on the overall scene for the Memorial Cup.
KITCHENER - With the Memorial Cup opening Friday night here in Kitchener, the four participating coaches exchanged pleasantries and had their first taste of dealing with the media assembled.
Now that it's time for the 2008 Memorial Cup, Loosepucks.com will be providing updates from the tournament in Kitchener. Be sure to check in daily for blog entries, updates, video and more.
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The Kitchener Rangers are the 2008 Ontario Hockey League champions. The Rangers won Game 7 on home-ice 4-1 over the Belleville Bulls.
At the beginning of the season if you told the Kitchener Rangers and Belleville Bulls they would get to play in a winner-take-all game to decision the OHL championship, both would have gladly taken it.
The first of many changes around the Oshawa Generals came when President Trish Campbell was axed during the past season. Now, she has filed a wrongful dismissal suit, looking for $1 million in damages.
While many around Peterborough tie the Peterborough Petes to the Montreal Canadiens since the Petes were a junior affiliate of and owned by the Habs, it appears the current-day Petes are being run more like the Toronto Maple Leafs.
One of the worst-kept secrets in the OHL (at least in the past week) came true today as the Oshawa Generals have relieved GM Brad Selwood of his duties, with two years remaining on his contract. It quickly appears that new co-owner Rocco Tullio is trying to put his stamp on the organization.
The Peterborough Petes are going to have a new look behind the bench next season. Head Coach Vince Malette and Assistant Coach/Assistant GM Darren Keily have been informed that their contracts will not be renewed.
It appears the Toronto Maple Leafs have handed head coach Paul Maurice his walking papers. Just thinking out loud, but could a return to the OHL be in-order?
This year's OHL Priority Selection was held Saturday with 301 players being chosen. As with any year, there were a few surprises early on.