Archives for: September 2008
The long-expected venue for the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game is now set. It is a marketing dream considering the top player slated to be involved in the game.
The Oshawa Generals have officially announced that they will retire Bobby Orr's #2 this November. Everyone I hear talking about it says the same thing, "Why did it take so long?" Well here is something to consider.
It took five games for the Sarnia Sting to pick up their first win of the season, and it came on the road.
Just before the season started I had someone say "We're going to see some bad hockey to start the year." They were right.
The Sarnia Sting got the official word on Wednesday that goaltender Andrew Perugini will not be back for the 2008-09 season. But it was not quite the way they expected.
The Saginaw Spirit have picked up OA forward Kyle Bochek from the Kingston Frontenacs.
Spent my Sunday night watching the final game played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. It is certainly a classic place.
Now that the OHL uses shootouts to decide overtime games, it has taken away one of the ways to describe a high-scoring game.
The Windsor Spitfires entered the season as the top-rated team in Canada, and put forth a solid road performance in Sarnia Friday night.
Here are a few other happenings from Friday night's OHL Action
The Kingston Frontenacs have picked up the rights to potential overage defenceman Yannick Weber from the Kitchener Rangers.
It appears Peterborough Petes GM Jeff Twohey and Head Coach Ken McRae might be finding themselves in a difficult, yet potentially good situation in the coming weeks.
The Saginaw Spirit and London Knights opened the 2008-09 OHL season in Michigan Wednesday night, and it was the hard-working Spirit that came out on top.
Another one of these "You give me these players now, and I'll give you these picks now and this player later" has turned into a battle between the Barrie Colts and Sarnia Sting.
The Sarnia Sting have picked up winger Brennan Wright from the Owen Sound Attack. In return, Owen Sound receives a conditional 2009 draft pick. The 6'4 Wright scored three goals and eight points in 60 games last season with the Attack.
The Kitchener Rangers have moved holdout overager Spencer Anderson to Belleville for future considerations.
A pair of West Division rivals wrapped up their pre-season schedule Saturday night at the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre.
On this rainy Saturday in this part of Ontario, there are Montreal Canadiens fans across the country (and beyond) that are pretty unhappy on this day.
A pair of minor goaltending moves have taken place as teams work with their rosters heading into next week's season openers.
When the OHL season opens next week, there will be a couple rule changes relating to the location of faceoffs.
The on-again, off-again, maybe-again saga of Ethan Werek and the Kingston Frontenacs has finally come to a close.
OHL rosters are always up in the air at the start of the season because of NHL camps. But this year teams are facing some of the most difficult challenges ever.
A bit of a bizarre announcement out of Guelph today.
Ottawa 67's GM/Head Coach Brian Kilrea has announced this will be his final season behind the bench in the nation's capital.
The last of the big four OHL players chosen at the top of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft is about to sign his entry-level NHL contract.