Archives for: March 2009
Now that the opening round of the playoffs has wrapped up, here is how the schedules play out for the second round.
The Niagara IceDogs played the role of impolite house guests Tuesday night, and in the process helped bring to an end the career of the OHL's all-time top coach.
It was not a big surprise when Sarnia Sting ownership announced the management change Monday afternoon.
For the first time since moving from North Bay, the Saginaw Spirit will play in the second round of the OHL Playoffs. The schedule for that series, along with the Plymouth/Windsor tilt, has been released.
Saturday night's marathon at the Barrie Molson Centre will show up in the record books, but not quite at the top of the list.
The Plymouth Whalers have stamped their ticket into the OHL Western Conference semifinals.
The Ontario Hockey League has finally ruled on last week's check from behind by London's Zac Rinaldo.
Ever since the eight-minute mark of the opening period of game two of their OHL Western Conference Quarterfinal series, the Plymouth Whalers often look like they're playing with an extra player on the ice.
Flipping channels when I got home Wednesday night, I couldn't help but be "entertained" by the local London TV post-game show.
The Red Tilson Award recognizes the Most Outstanding Player in the Ontario Hockey League. The candidates for each team have been announced.
After losing home-ice advantage in the opening game of the Western Conference Quarterfinal, the Plymouth Whalers have regrouped to take their first lead of the series.
The Plymouth Whalers were at-risk of going down two games in their OHL Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Sarnia Sting Sunday night. It took more than 60 minutes to decide this game.
In the eyes of some, the Sarnia Sting were even more of an underdog than a fifth seed against the fourth seeded Plymouth Whalers. But if game one is any indication, this could indeed be a classic four/five matchup.
With the Sarnia-Plymouth series, the one I'm covering directly, not starting until Saturday night - I figured I would do some OHL playoff channel surfing on Friday night.
Occasionally we have to do some correcting of other media in the business of covering junior hockey, either on a regular basis, or those who just cover it occasionally.
It took all 680 Ontario Hockey League games to decide the playoff match-ups. All of the first round playoff schedules are here.
Fourth place in the OHL Western Conference was on the line Sunday afternoon at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, MI. The winner got home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs while the loser would start on the road. Neither team would know who their first round opponent would be.
All of Sunday's scenarios are here.
Just when you thought 675 games would be enough to decide the 2008-09 OHL standings, it will take right up until game 680 before we know the end result - and maybe even 681?
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Jordan Nolan has been suspended 20 games by the Ontario Hockey League. We have a view of the incident here you won't see anywhere else online.
The past seven days was pretty hectic for yours truly with a whole lot of OHL action. This left me short on time to put thoughts down here, but time now to wrap it all up.
Just a week to go in the Ontario Hockey League regular season, and the Western Conference race continues to go up and down - and up and down.