Archives for: May 2009
This is one of those stories where most of us figured it was only a matter of when, not if, this would happen.
The list of Canadian skaters who will take part in the summer development camp, the first step towards the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships, has been announced.
During my Memorial Cup wrap up story on Monday, I mentioned a couple of my favourite delicacies from Rimouski and hoping to see more of them in Ontario. My calls have been answered, sort of.
Defenceman Robert Bortuzzo has signed an entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, just in time to avoid going back into the draft.
The New York Rangers have another OHL defenceman in the fold.
The 2009 Memorial Cup is in the books and hats off to the people of Rimouski for the hospitality.
Who says the 3-year plan does not work in the OHL anymore? The Windsor Spitfires have proven that wrong as in just their third season under new ownership, the Windsor Spitfires have captured the 2009 Memorial Cup.
The Canadian Hockey presented its annual awards here in Rimouski today.
The comeback of the Windsor Spitfires continues. Adam Henrique's overtime goal gave the Spitfires a 3-2 overtime victory over the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs. Windsor now takes on the WHL's Kelowna Rockets in Sunday's championship game.
The Windsor Spitfires were down and out, down two goals heading to the third period. But Dale Mitchell put the team on his back in the third period and the Spitfires will live to see another day.
Tiebreaker day at the Memorial Cup, but before the game some decent weather finally, tourism talk and crabs.
Rimouski relegated to tiebreaker.
The Rimouski Oceanic threw everything they had at the Drummondville Voltigeurs, including a sold out crowd, but they came up just short.
Curcio to move on to ECHL
The London Knights will have a familiar face back on the bench this fall.
We are getting into the home stretch at the 2009 Memorial Cup, and I knew I needed to try some poutine before leaving Rimouski.
Windsor's flight home will have to wait. The OHL champions are not ready to depart the 2009 Memorial Cup, and have forced a tiebreaker where they will play the loser of Wednesday's all-QMJHL matchup.
New attendance lows, Spitfires relax Monday, 345 beers.
While it seems just about every year the Memorial Cup is held in a very large arena, this year's event is expected to see the lowest attendance in over a decade, mainly due to arena capacity.
The Windsor Spitfires have been fined as a result of a pre-game incident prior to Sunday's game against Rimouski.
The Kelowna Rockets know they will be playing in the championship game of the 2009 Memorial Cup in Rimouski. Thanks to a 6-4 victory over Drummondville Monday night, the Rockets are assured victory in the tournament round-robin.
The opening weekend is done and now the rest of the Memorial Cup will start to fly by. Just two more round-robin games remaining after tonight's Drummondville/Kelowna battle.
While I am in Rimouski at the Memorial Cup, still keeping an eye on happenings back home.
"I didn't know this tournament was going back to 1980's rules..." - Windsor Spitfires defenceman Ben Shutron.
The Rimouski Oceanic have their first win at the 2009 Memorial Cup, while the OHL champion Windsor Spitfires find themselves in a hole following a loud 5-4 win by the hometown Oceanic.
The third full day at the 2009 Memorial Cup in Rimouski and time for a little 'faces in the crowd' update.
"...some guys didn't show up" - Windsor's Taylor Hall on Saturday's loss to Drummondville.
The Windsor Spitfires are learning very quickly just how short a tournament the Memorial Cup really is. A loss Sunday against the host Rimouski Oceanic, and the drive for the 2009 Memorial Cup championship becomes quite an uphill battle.
RIMOUSKI, QC - Game Two of the 2009 Memorial Cup featured a champion vs. champion matchup as the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) took on the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL).
Day three in Rimsouki and it is one of those days where you need to find something to do, but not too much considering the time of the game.
RIMOUSKI, QC - The 2009 Memorial Cup is now underway. The hometown Rimouski Oceanic are taking on the WHL champion Kelowna Rockets.
Post-game video included
The 2009 Memorial Cup gets underway tonight here in Rimsouki, Quebec with the hometown Oceanic taking on the WHL champion Kelowna Rockets. For some, the day of the game is the calm before the storm.
Memorial Cup 2009 is officially underway, practices have taken place and we're down to the wire before the opening game.
It is the eve of the opener of the Memorial Cup, and this entry starts before I actually get to Rimouski. This will be the travel entry while the next will stick to what is happening right in and around Rimouski relating to the Cup.
Between now and the end of the Memorial Cup tournament I will be posting assorted updates. It will include what is happening on and off the ice.
Now the final installment of my retrospective on the previous Memorial Cup tournaments I have attended in its entirety, as I prepare for my 10th straight Cup - the 2009 event in Rimouski, QC.
Here is the third installment of looking back at my experiences at the Memorial Cup since 2000, as we head towards the opening of the 2009 edition in Rimouski. This will be the 10th straight Cup I will attend in its entirety.
The Colorado Avalanche has signed two of their recent draft choices out of the Ontario Hockey League.
The Saginaw have inked one of their top choices from the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.
Here is the second installment of my look back at the last decade of Memorial Cups as the 2009 tournament in Rimouski marks my 10th straight Cup in its entirety.
The 2009 Memorial Cup will mark the 10th straight tournament that I have attended in its entirely. Over the next few days I am going to look back at some of the memorable moments from the past decade.
Brampton Battalion captain Cody Hodgson will not have much time to think about the OHL Championship Series, as his 2008-09 season is going to continue.
Windsor Spitfires forward Taylor Hall loves to be noticed on the big stage, and Friday night he went to the top of the ladder.
Brampton Battalion Head Coach Stan Butler pulled no punches during Wednesday night's post-game press conference. Now, the team's website is picking up where the coach left off.
The Windsor Spitfires bounced back from losing on home ice by knocking off the Brampton Battalion in their building Wednesday night.
The second member of the Neal family of Whitby has signed on the dotted line with the NHL's Dallas Stars.
The Brampton Battalion have officially arrived at the OHL Championship Series.
The captain of the Plymouth has picked up his second post-season OHL award.
The Saginaw Spirit continue to make changes in the organization, with the latest coming shortly before today's OHL Priority Selection.
As the countdown continues to the OHL Priority Selection, rumours are swirling about whether or not Chicago Steel (USHL) product John Moore could be OHL-bound.