Archives for: January 2009
I have been summoned to the homeland this weekend, for what we know will be a long day, but it should be a fun day of hockey.
A pair of players who spent their junior days in the Ontario Hockey League have been traded for each other.
Wednesday night in Plymouth, Michigan it was a battle of two teams that have the potential of meeting in the opening round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.
If his current pace continues, Belleville Bulls forward Cory Tanaka is on-pace to break an OHL record.
Alert Sportsnet, the London Knights and John Tavares were in Kitchener Tuesday night. The end result will give the network plenty of footage to work with.
Sarnia Sting Head Coach Dave MacQueen has become the 10th coach in OHL history to reach the 400-win plateau.
Ever since the OHL's rule to keep helmets on during a fight came in, it has sparked this debate about banning fighting altogether. First of all, there is no such thing as banning fighting.
With the new rules regarding helmets (and visors) being worn during fights in the OHL, it looks like it will further reduce fighting in the league. But how will it effect the players who take part in scraps?
The Top 40 players eligible for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft showed off their skills and had some fun in the process during Tuesday night's Skill Competition.
For those of you that might be on the road in the GTA, or unable to pick up the TV feed, there is another option.
Here is a look at where the Ontario Hockey League skaters stand on NHL Central Scouting's mid-term rankings for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Sudbury Wolves forward Marcus Foligno has been added to the roster of this week's CHL Top Prospects Game.
Heading towards the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline, the Guelph Storm made some moves to boost the club's future. It was a bold approach to take such a step backwards with the current roster.
Former Erie Otters forward Michael Blunden has been traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to Columbus for forward Adam Pineault.
Now that the OHL Trade Deadline is in the books and we now return to your regularly scheduled OHL programming, here are a few notes on things that were discussed but did not happen at the OHL trade deadline.
The Peterborough Petes have sent Yves Bastien to the Guelph Storm for a third round pick in 2010. This is the pick the Storm acquired from London for Leigh Salters.
The London Knights look to have wrapped up their OHL Trade Deadline spree by looking to their old friends in Guelph.
Not to be left out of the OHL Trade Deadline happenings, Brampton boss Stan Butler is busy.
It took a while but John Tavares is now officially a member of the London Knights and is bringing a friend with him.
Heading towards Friday's OHL Trade Deadline, the Saginaw Spirit have made an addition without giving up anything.
The Kingston Frontenacs have moved forward Matthew Kang to the Brampton Battalion in return for a 4th round pick in 2010.
The Sudbury Wolves have picked up big winger Kain Allicock from Saginaw for a fourth round pick in 2010.
A story that may get buried today in all the John Tavares hoopla has the OHL setting a precedent in the wake of the tragic death of Don Sanderson.
TSN is reporting that the Oshawa Generals and London Knights have hammered out a deal and John Tavares will join the London Knights.
Details to come...
John Tavares was in the starting line-up for the Oshawa Generals tonight against the Belleville Bulls, but it was a player who was dealt today that stole the show.
Now that the biggest trade to be made at the deadline so far is done, some thoughts on the deal.
I'll wait a moment while the casual OHL fan says, "Who?!?!?!"
As promised, it is time to get on my soapbox. There seems to be a lot of people who believe if your team name is not Windsor, London, Belleville or Brampton you should give up on this season. I completely disagree.
It is like the lightswitch went off and everyone wants to talk OHL Trade Deadline. Phone calls, e-mails, radio interviews.
As my phone rings asking me if I know if John Tavares is going to Windsor, London, neither, or somehow both - there is also the matter of goaltender Thomas McCollum.
Whitby Dunlops forward Don Sanderson has passed away. He died this morning at a Hamilton hospital after being in a coma since December 13th. He suffered a head injury after going to the ice during a fight in an Ontario Senior League game. Our condolences go out to the Sanderson family and the entire Whitby Dunlops organization. Sanderson was 21 years old.
The home of the Green Bay Packers is often referred to as "The Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field". I can tell you right now Wrigley Field is not far from it.