Archives for: June 2008
The Sudbury Wolves did exactly what most expected and picked Russian star Nikita Filatov to open the 2008 CHL Import Draft.
The road to the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship has officially begun with the summer development camp roster being unveiled.
The Windsor Spitfires have acquired the 10th overall pick in tomorrow's CHL Import Draft from the Kingston Frontenacs.
After running the Soo Greyhounds over the past few years when Craig Hartsburg would hit the road, Denny Lambert will now run the bench throughout the season.
The Owen Sound Attack have made another move, picking up forward Mike Lomas from the Brampton Battalion.
The New York Rangers are holding their prospects conditioning camp this week. While many of their draft choices and young signed players will be there, so will some OHL players getting their first look by the Rangers.
The St. Louis Blues are going to take a look at a group of OHL players who have gone undrafted at their development camp this week.
Adam (AJ) Perry is going to get a chance to show off his skills at an NHL camp this week.
For those of you that are going to check out the new Mike Myers movie "The Love Guru", keep your eyes open - you may seen some familiar faces.
Here are some random thoughts after returning home from the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
A good night for the OHL in Ottawa Friday but it was also a long night.
The Windsor Spitfires have moved up in the import draft, grabbing Owen Sound's pick.
Twas the night before the draft, one more day before it's made official where the class of 2008 will begin their NHL careers.
No surprise that Steve Spott has been named the new General Manager/Head Coach of the Kitchener Rangers.
Short and sweet while on the road but the Soo Greyhounds have moved Brandon Biggers to Erie for a 4th round pick in 2010.
Just a few days to go before the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. This promises to be a banner year for OHL Talent, so it should be a whole lot of fun in Ottawa.
Now that the dust has settled and Peter DeBoer and Craig Hartsburg are off to the National Hockey League, the question remains what will happen with the teams they have left.
Get your calendars ready. Here is the complete 2008-09 Ontario Hockey League Schedule.
After what seemed like years of speculation, Peter DeBoer is now a National Hockey League Head Coach. He will patrol the bench of the Florida Panthers next season.
Two West Division teams have pulled off a deal that sees a pair of forwards swapped.
Now we can officially say what is happening with the Ottawa Senators. Craig Hartsburg is leaving the Soo Greyhounds to take over as Head Coach in the nation's capital.
Just when certain media members made you feel safe to think that Peter DeBoer would be named the new head coach of the Ottawa Senators, there has been a change of plans. Now it appears Craig Hartsburg is heading to the nation's capital.
The Windsor Spitfires continue to load up on talent heading towards the 2008-09 OHL season.
The Erie Otters have announced that head coach Robbie Ftorek plans to remain with the club for the foreseeable future.
Former Mississauga IceDogs defenceman Adam Abraham is now property of the Cleveland Indians. The University of Michigan third baseman was selected in the 13th round by the Indians in the annual MLB Draft. While 13th round sounds very low to a hockey fan, the baseball draft seems to go forever as there are at least 50 rounds.
The Kitchener Rangers may have been disappointed when they fell in the Memorial Cup championship game, but the team was able to enjoy one final experience together before many went their separate ways.
Finally we can actually talk about this 100% in the open. The London Knights have acquired the final piece from January's Steve Mason trade with the Kitchener Rangers.
The Soo Greyhounds appear to have their goaltending situation resolved for 2008-09.
As expected, the Oshawa Generals and Windsor Spitfires completed the final piece of their January trade.
When the London Knights made Indiana Ice defenceman John Carlson their second round pick in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection, you had to figure he would end up in a Knights uniform since he's two years older than most players chosen.
The Owen Sound Attack have sent forward Chris MacKinnon to the London Knights in exchange for defenceman Andrew Wilkins and a fourth round pick in 2010.
June 1st marked the deadline for OHL players selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to be signed or the NHL club lost their rights. It appears a handful of OHL players are now without NHL affiliation.
June 1st marks the resumption of trading in the Ontario Hockey League until the end of the month. While it's expected we'll have to wait until the work week begins for moves to happen, it's expected to be fairly busy.
A former member of the Mississauga IceDogs could be hearing his name called in a June draft, but it won't be the NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa.