Archives for: January 2010
While CBC will have many eyes of the Canadian hockey community on Stratford this weekend for their annual hockey celebration, there is an event taking place in Peterborough that takes draws plenty of attention to the game in the Liftlock City.
A pair of OHL alumni are part of the officiating crew for next week's OHL All-Star Game in Kingston.
The best news out of this entire head checking, violence, suspension, etc. mess over the past couple of weeks is that one of the players involved is getting close to returning to action.
Oshawa Generals defenceman Calvin de Haan is out for the season with a shoulder injury, and subsequent surgery.
Bob Shepperd was the voice of Yankee Stadium for decades and was often referred to as "The Voice of God". The Ontario Hockey League has a similar "voice" that has been around more than a half-century.
It's Sunday, what's on my wee little mind today? Time to look back at the Prospects Game that the folks in Windsor ran this week.
While there are always going to be differing opinions in regards to lengths of suspensions, there is one thing I have found very alarming in recent days.
The Peterborough Petes have been hit with some major injuries, all with 24 hours.
Don Cherry was sick of losing to Bobby Orr at the Prospects Game. With the help of Taylor Hall, Ryan Spooner and Austin Watson, Grapes was able to get a win.
The CHL Top Prospects Skills Competition took centre stage at the WFCU Centre in Windsor Tuesday night. While the talent of the players on the ice was on the marquee, many are talking about the big headlines.
Here is a quick recap of how the Skills Competition played out as part of the CHL Top Prospects Game in Windsor.
The CHL Top Prospects have now arrived in Windsor, getting ready to strut their stuff over the next couple days.
It appears Patrick Cormier has a thing for using his elbows. First it was during the tune-up games for the World Juniors, but this is nothing compared to his most recent hit.
The Windsor Spitfires are going to be without a key member of their Memorial Cup championship team for an undetermined period of time.
Loosepucks is hitting the road this week for the annual CHL Top Prospects Game in Windsor. There are a handful of players who I plan to keep an eye on.
It has been a rough week for the Windsor Spitfires, and it could result in the team being short-staffed next week.
After playing about half a game for his new team, Zack Kassian will be forced to watch the Windsor Spitfires from the sidelines.
Most eyes around the Ontario Hockey League were on Windsor Thursday for the big battle between the Barrie Colts and Windsor Spitfires.
Former OHL playoff MVP Daniel Ryder made a brief court appearance today on armed robbery charges.
Here are a few OHL news and notes for your Thursday reading pleasure.
The Carolina Hurricanes are in Detroit tonight to play the Red Wings, but in advance of the game paid a visit to "the old stomping grounds" for a few members of the organization.
This entry was originally planned for Monday afternoon/evening, but let's just say another situation heated up and pushed this one to the back burner. But now it is time to look back on the 2010 OHL Trade Deadline.
Came across a good read this morning from the Western Hockey League about the Swiss star who made a name for himself at the World Juniors.
Owen Sound Attack forward Steven Shipley is heading to Windsor next week to suit up in the Prospects Game.
The Barrie Colts say they did nothing wrong and Sunday/Monday's negotiations with Kitchener regarding Mavric Parks went just like any other OHL trade dealings.
Just when you thought the OHL trade deadline was done, there is more to it.
The Oshawa Generals have added forward Cody Alcock from the Belleville Bulls
The Niagara IceDogs and Saginaw Spirit have made a non-player trade leading up to the deadline.
The Sarnia Sting have acquired OA forward Peter Stevens from the Ottawa 67's.
After going back and forth for this morning (and before), the Barrie Colts and Kitchener Rangers have completed a trade.
The Erie Otters have re-assigned goalie Chris Festarini to the Port Colborne Pirates of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The clock is ticking towards the Ontario Hockey League Deadline. With all the wheeling and dealing done on Sunday, is there much left?
The Erie Otters have picked up their much coveted goaltender.
CORRECTED - with picks going both ways
It is a busy Sunday night in the Ontario Hockey League. Sudbury and Guelph have now checked in.
The Guelph Storm have picked up forward JR Marsden from the Plymouth Whalers.
The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Plymouth Whalers have completed a trade within the division.
Updated - with picks and Rychel quote
The Peterborough Petes and Windsor Spitfires have completed their major trade that we first began reporting on Saturday night.
As of posting this there is officially 24 hours to go until the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline of noon Monday. The question now is, what's next?
The Windsor Spitfires and Sarnia Sting are a long way apart in the standings, but Saturday night they hooked up for a pretty exciting hockey game.
Just sitting in the pressbox in Sarnia right now getting set for the Sting/Spitfires game and there is a familiar face in attendance.
As we have been reporting for the past couple days, the Kingston Frontenacs have finally picked up an overage player.
The Sarnia Sting and Saginaw Spirit have swapped overagers, with the Sting getting younger in the process.
Now that things have settled down for the time-being, it is a chance to analyze the Barrie/Niagara trade a little bit.
The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have checked in heading into the OHL Trade Deadline, picking up a player from the London Knights.
While it will not garner the same headlines as another trade today, the Guelph Storm and Oshawa Generals and have a minor swap.
The Belleville Bulls have completed their goaltending duo for the remainder of this season.
Updated following today's court appearance
This is one of those stories that it almost pains me to write. The saga of a former OHL All-Star and Playoff MVP continues to take some strange twists and turns.
The St. Louis Blues have made the move we were expecting to have happen after the World Juniors, now time for the other shoe to drop.
The first big shoe to drop heading towards the OHL Trade Deadline has been completed.
A trade we first reported on last night has been made official by the Ontario Hockey League.
Heading towards the OHL trade deadline, we'll have quick news and notes posted on our Twitter feed. Be sure to follow us www.twitter.com/loosepucks or just @Loosepucks
Team Ontario, featuring mostly OHL rookies, will play for the gold medal at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins.
The Ontario Hockey League may have a trade to approve first thing Monday morning.
Anybody else notice something about the Switzerland jerseys at this year's World Juniors?
It has taken a very long time to get done, but the Oshawa Generals ownership situation appears to have been finalized.
While the clock ticks down towards the January 11th OHL trade deadline, the Saginaw Spirit have added a player without giving anything up.