Archives for: May 2010
The final step in the OHL's worst kept secret of 2010 is complete.
Updated with Charge
Windsor Spitfires forward Zack Kassian was arrested by Windsor police early Sunday morning.
Now at the 2009-10 OHL season is officially in the books, time for some stories to look for during the off-season heading towards the start of the 2010-11 campaign.
The worst kept secret in the Ontario Hockey League is about to come to fruition.
The Windsor Spitfires came into this season looking to defend their Memorial Cup title, and now that has been completed.
Once again, we have teamed up with our friends at Yahoo! Sports Canada for a live blog of tonight's MasterCard Memorial Cup Championship Game. The Windsor Spitfires look to repeat while the Brandon Wheat Kings hope to win the title on home ice.
The Calgary Hitmen had Brandon's number throughout the playoffs, but in their final game of the post-season, the Brandon Wheat Kings came through.
On Friday, the Canadian Hockey League confirmed what had been discussed for the past month - junior teams and players will be featured in the next edition of the EA Sports NHL game franchise.
The likeness of Taylor Hall in this fall's EA Sports NHL '11 game.
Courtesy EA Sports
Loosepucks has joined forces with our friends at Yahoo! Sports Canada as part of a live blog for tonight's semi-final game of the Memorial Cup in Brandon. The host Wheat Kings take on the WHL champion Calgary Hitmen.
The annual Memorial Cup tournament is a great event, but it can be a marathon. Therefore, a day off for a little time away from the rink can be very helpful.
The Calgary Hitmen eliminated the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL Western Conference Final - and had their number again Wednesday night.
It is one of the top traditions in hockey. No, I'm not talking about the Memorial Cup tournament. I'm referring to fans complaining and trying to make changes to events.
The Windsor Spitfires are hoping to watch the two WHL teams at the Memorial Cup pound each other for the next two games.
The Windsor Spitfires made it clear they did not plan to let up on the gas heading into their third game of the Memorial Cup round robin. They got the result they wanted, but not without working a little overtime.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, or a starting goalie under the weather. Depends on who you believe.
For the second consecutive season, the Windsor Spitfires will play in the championship game of the Memorial Cup. But this year they took the more conventional route.
A few other little tidbits from Monday at the Memorial Cup in Brandon. Nothing too earth shattering, more what is happening behind the scenes.
Three games are in the books and now it really gets interesting at the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup here in Brandon.
Last year the Windsor Spitfires made history by winning the Memorial Cup after losing their first two games of the tournament. This year they could make their route to the final much smoother.
The opening weekend of the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament is wrapping up, a few odds and ends from the host city.
The Windsor Spitfires have had plenty of time to think about the opening game of the 2010 Memorial Cup. Now they prepare to take on the champions of the Quebec Major Junior and Western Hockey Leagues.
The Moncton Wildcats looked to be headed for a win to opener the 2010 Memorial Cup, but left the ice wondering what happened.
It is the weekend in Brandon, and with a pair of matinee games taking place it's time for a couple quick previews before game action takes over.
The Windsor Spitfires got off to a slow start at the 2009 edition of junior hockey's marquee event - the same cannot be said this year.
The talk is done, the opening festivities pretty much wrapped up. Now it's time to get down to hockey.
The Peterborough Petes have completed the lineup for their new-look hockey staff.
On the even of junior hockey's marquee event, it is the day for everyone to officially get settled in.
The Memorial Cup will be paraded around the ice in Brandon next Sunday.
Aaron Bell/CHL Images
It was a little bit late, but Windsor Spitfires forward Adam Henrique finally got his hands on the trophy he earned during the 2010 OHL playoffs.
In a move expected by many, the Peterborough Petes will have new faces behind the bench next season.
The Sudbury Wolves will have a new face behind the bench in the fall.
When the 2011 Memorial Cup takes to the ice in Mississauga next year, could it be the start of a new era for junior hockey's marquee event?
The team and city that many expected to play host to the 2011 Memorial Cup will indeed do so. The Greater Toronto Area will take centre stage next May.
Every year at the Memorial Cup, the Head Coach of each of the participating teams is put front-and-centre throughout the tournament.
One day after the Oshawa Generals announced their incumbent assistant coaches would not be retained, they have filled the positions.
More coaching changes around the OHL in the aftermath of last weekend's Priority Selection.
A pair of OHL veterans have signed on the dotted line of their first National Hockey League contract.
The Peterborough Petes have confirmed what had been reported earlier this week.
In the 12 hours after the Windsor Spitfires captured the 2010 OHL Championship, there has been plenty of discussion about an incident that transpired right after the game - which took all of about three seconds to happen.
The Windsor Spitfires have captured their second straight Ontario Hockey League Championship.
Adam Henrique was named the OHL Playoff MVP.
Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Just 72 hours after the competition of the OHL Priority Selection, the Niagara IceDogs have made significant changes.
GM Dave Brown and Head Coach Mike McCourt are out.
The Windsor Spitfires were looking to be the first team since 1992 to win back-to-back OHL titles, while Barrie wanted to force a fifth game at home. We had it covered and dealt with some other breaking news on the Loosepucks Live Blog.
A published report says the Peterborough Petes will stay close to home with the hiring of the team's new General Manager.
The Kingston Frontenacs will have a slightly different look behind the bench next season.
The Windsor Spitfires and Barrie Colts have built up quite a hate for each other. Now the league has stepped in to try and diffuse the situation.
The festivities surrounding the OHL Priority Selection began Friday at 1:00pm when Alex Galchenyuk was celebrated as the top pick of the Sarnia Sting. But now that it is all over, many people are talking about the 21st overall selection.
The Windsor Spitfires are one victory away from putting their name on the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the second straight season.
Phillip Grubauer stopped 42 shots for Windsor.
Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Sunday brought Game 3 of the OHL Championship Series and we took your questions and comments in the aftermath of Saturday's OHL Draft - and anything else that is on your mind OHL-wise. It is the Loosepucks Live Blog.