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Title: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on September 22, 2011, 07:42:09 PM
So, here I am watching the OHL season opener for my Barrie Colts.....and they're playing the Kingston Frontenacs. And they (the Fronts) are managed by my second favourite all time player, Doug Gilmour and coached by my third favourite, Todd Gill. Wow, if Darryl Sittler was involved with the Frontenacs, I would have no alternative but to move to Kingston.........
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: leafsjunkie on September 23, 2011, 01:59:14 PM
So, here I am watching the OHL season opener for my Barrie Colts.....and they're playing the Kingston Frontenacs. And they (the Fronts) are managed by my second favourite all time player, Doug Gilmour and coached by my third favourite, Todd Gill. Wow, if Darryl Sittler was involved with the Frontenacs, I would have no alternative but to move to Kingston.........

Todd 'no skill' or 'giveaway' Gill is really your second favorite all time player? Really? Is there a story/reason behind that, just out of curiosity?  :)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on September 23, 2011, 02:11:56 PM
3rd! He's 3rd, before Sittler (#1) and Gilmour (#2)...

And, yeah, there's a history behind it. Pretty sure I've told this novel here before, but since the forum is renewed:

Gill played for the Leafs when Doug Carpenter was the coach. And, before that, John Brophy was, and Steve Thomas played here too. Gill and Stumpy were best friends, and at the time, my two favorite players (Thomas is #4 on my all time Leaf list). I met them both several times at various charity appearances and they were both always totally approachable, likable and damn nice. When Steve Thomas was traded to Chicago, Todd Gill cried at the press conference. And I did, here at home. While Gill was never the most skilled on the team, he was through and through a team guy, and took the fights to stand up for his beloved teammates (the Courtnalls and the Gilmours and the guys you didn't want to lose to the penalty box). After Thomas was gone, Carpenter became coach and Gill had little or no ice time thereafter. Crushed his already fragile state of mind.  I was so p-o'd at the coach...... The following season, Gill and his (first) wife had their first child, and I made the first ever Game Day Bear... A little Gund bear with sweater #23 on it....I had it delivered to him at MLG during a news story on the Leafs that night, there was a clip of an interview with Todd, and sitting in the top shelf of his dressing room stall behind him, was GillBear ;)    The following season, I ran into him at the Newmarket arena (again, during a charity thing) and he was with Clark and Courtnall, the three of them were chatting and he broke away from them waved at me and yelled "thanks so much for the bear!"
So, yeah, Gill is my all time #3 Leaf :D
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: leafsjunkie on September 23, 2011, 04:38:03 PM
3rd! He's 3rd, before Sittler (#1) and Gilmour (#2)...

And, yeah, there's a history behind it. Pretty sure I've told this novel here before, but since the forum is renewed:

Gill played for the Leafs when Doug Carpenter was the coach. And, before that, John Brophy was, and Steve Thomas played here too. Gill and Stumpy were best friends, and at the time, my two favorite players (Thomas is #4 on my all time Leaf list). I met them both several times at various charity appearances and they were both always totally approachable, likable and damn nice. When Steve Thomas was traded to Chicago, Todd Gill cried at the press conference. And I did, here at home. While Gill was never the most skilled on the team, he was through and through a team guy, and took the fights to stand up for his beloved teammates (the Courtnalls and the Gilmours and the guys you didn't want to lose to the penalty box). After Thomas was gone, Carpenter became coach and Gill had little or no ice time thereafter. Crushed his already fragile state of mind.  I was so p-o'd at the coach...... The following season, Gill and his (first) wife had their first child, and I made the first ever Game Day Bear... A little Gund bear with sweater #23 on it....I had it delivered to him at MLG during a news story on the Leafs that night, there was a clip of an interview with Todd, and sitting in the top shelf of his dressing room stall behind him, was GillBear ;)    The following season, I ran into him at the Newmarket arena (again, during a charity thing) and he was with Clark and Courtnall, the three of them were chatting and he broke away from them waved at me and yelled "thanks so much for the bear!"
So, yeah, Gill is my all time #3 Leaf :D

Sweet, great story! Hockey players are one of a kind in sports, that for sure!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Sarge on September 24, 2011, 04:22:21 PM
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: You're right on September 24, 2011, 05:41:34 PM
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 24, 2011, 06:01:22 PM
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

He's a lot more of a scorer than a tough guy (as evidence by that performance). But yeah, that obviously doesn't say anything about his personality/character.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on September 24, 2011, 06:05:07 PM
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

I dunno,  pretty much demanding a trade to London didn't set the standard well with me. I hope he proves me wrong.......
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Sarge on September 24, 2011, 06:06:58 PM
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

I dunno,  pretty much demanding a trade to London didn't set the standard well with me. I hope he proves me wrong.......

It's such a great program. I'm on the fence as to whether or not that was classless or just plain smart.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on September 24, 2011, 08:12:08 PM
Well, if Max is smart, you know he got that from his mother, not his dad......
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on September 24, 2011, 10:06:19 PM
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

I dunno,  pretty much demanding a trade to London didn't set the standard well with me. I hope he proves me wrong.......

It's such a great program. I'm on the fence as to whether or not that was classless or just plain smart.

I think part of the reason it is so great is because a lot of very good players screw over the other OHL teams that they don't want to play for into not picking them (saying they're going to college, etc.) so that London will take them (or some other team).
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Tigger on March 22, 2012, 07:07:23 PM
Looks like Sarnia will have both Galchenyuk and Yakupov for the playoffs tomorrow.

The Attack seem to be at odds with the hockey gods when it comes to suspensions, Halmo gets 10 ( 2 reg season 8 playoff ) for a relatively clean hit on the Nail and Brayden McNabb got 1 game for completely derailing Hishon's career, he hasn't played since.

I realize one was Branch and one was during the Memorial Cup ( handed down by Brian O'Neill last year). That's an awkward situation when I think about it though, for players who are ending their junior career what's to stop them from trying to end someone else's career prematurely to win? I mean they could have handed him 20 games as suggested by Adrian Dater but what difference would it have made, he still would have been playing in Buffalo this year no matter.

I suppose that scumbag McNabb getting a concussion running into Kadri earlier this year is some kind of balance but I'm left feeling somewhat verklempt over the whole thing.

I suppose the Attack beating the odds last year balances it out a bit too ( they weren't even supposed to make the playoffs never mind an OHL championship ).
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on March 24, 2012, 01:52:34 AM
OHL suspensions are wacky.  Guy on London only got 5 games for two-handing a Soo player in the gut after the game was over.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 02, 2012, 11:03:32 AM
67's up 3-2 against the Bulls with game 6 going tonight - Zanetti got 5 games for a spear over the weekend. This series has been pretty nasty...
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 03, 2012, 10:13:24 AM
67s 2
Bulls 1
*67s win series 4-2
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 03, 2012, 12:14:01 PM
stupid PVR  >:(

I hadda work last night, so I came home at 1230 to watch my Colts game......and the PVR kicked off with five minutes left in the first OT.....and they scored at 19:32 but I had to go to the website to find that out. Grrrrrrrrrr....

Go Colts! :)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 05, 2012, 11:40:23 AM
stupid PVR  >:(

I hadda work last night, so I came home at 1230 to watch my Colts game......and the PVR kicked off with five minutes left in the first OT.....and they scored at 19:32 but I had to go to the website to find that out. Grrrrrrrrrr....

Go Colts! :)

67's v Colts - good luck / enjoy! Going to get out to any games?
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 05, 2012, 10:37:00 PM

Go Colts! :)

67's v Colts - good luck / enjoy! Going to get out to any games?

I hope so, but it'll depend on whether we're working or not. :-)  It'll kinda suck without Pearson, Sutch and Hall though :(
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 07, 2012, 06:15:42 PM
67's put the hurt on Barrie last night
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 10, 2012, 09:40:41 PM
nice OT win by my Colts on Sunday, and tonight they're kicking 67 butt mostly on the PP cause Ottawa keeps taking stupid penalties.

*smiling bears* in Barrie tonight
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 12, 2012, 10:41:55 PM
was at the Colts game tonight. Man, I love Colin Behenna. ;) They could end Ottawa's season Friday night in Ottawa.

:-)

I can bearly wait.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 16, 2012, 08:58:46 AM
was at the Colts game tonight. Man, I love Colin Behenna. ;) They could end Ottawa's season Friday night in Ottawa.

:-)

I can bearly wait.

Game 7 tomorrow
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 16, 2012, 09:00:30 AM
was at the Colts game tonight. Man, I love Colin Behenna. ;) They could end Ottawa's season Friday night in Ottawa.

:-)

I can bearly wait.

Game 7 tomorrow

yeah. And I'm working and will miss it :-(  Curses!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 16, 2012, 09:04:08 AM
was at the Colts game tonight. Man, I love Colin Behenna. ;) They could end Ottawa's season Friday night in Ottawa.

:-)

I can bearly wait.

Game 7 tomorrow

yeah. And I'm working and will miss it :-(  Curses!

I might try and go myself - could be the last game played at the CC for a while
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 16, 2012, 04:56:12 PM

I might try and go myself - could be the last game played at the CC for a while

or, could spell the end of the season for my guys too :-(
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: seahawk on April 16, 2012, 05:55:14 PM
Rangers and Whalers playing Game 7 tomorrow night. Almost booked a seat on the fan bus going to Plymouth. Thankfully, the game will be televised here in K/W.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: seahawk on April 16, 2012, 05:56:29 PM

I might try and go myself - could be the last game played at the CC for a while

If the 67's are forced out of the CC, are they going to relocate to Scotiabank Place or across the river?
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 16, 2012, 09:55:04 PM

I might try and go myself - could be the last game played at the CC for a while

If the 67's are forced out of the CC, are they going to relocate to Scotiabank Place or across the river?

Playing at SBP while the renos are being done
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 17, 2012, 01:52:49 AM
Check that - it's going to be 2 years that the 67s play at SBP
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 18, 2012, 09:10:18 AM
What a crazy finish - Barrie played a hard series hats off.
On to the CF...
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 18, 2012, 09:18:01 AM
I missed it cause of work and it looks like that wasn't a bad idea.

;-\

Congrats though, to an Ottawa team that I don't hate :P and best of luck against Niagara!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 18, 2012, 09:23:48 AM
I missed it cause of work and it looks like that wasn't a bad idea.

;-\

Congrats though, to an Ottawa team that I don't hate :P and best of luck against Niagara!

Did you hear / see how it finished? - what a great series!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on April 18, 2012, 09:38:28 AM
Didn't want to make a WHL thread because I don't follow it closely, but the Portland-Kamloops series is in game 7 and it got there in a crazy way.  Portland was up 3-0 before Kamloops forced a game 6.  In game 6, Portland was up 5-2 going into the third, before the game was eventually tied 6-6, and then with about 20 seconds left Kamloops scored to win 7-6.

Leafs prospect Brad Ross is on Portland and has 12 points in the series.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 18, 2012, 09:42:51 AM
Didn't want to make a WHL thread because I don't follow it closely, but the Portland-Kamloops series is in game 7 and it got there in a crazy way.  Portland was up 3-0 before Kamloops forced a game 6.  In game 6, Portland was up 5-2 going into the third, before the game was eventually tied 6-6, and then with about 20 seconds left Kamloops scored to win 7-6.

Leafs prospect Brad Ross is on Portland and has 12 points in the series.

B-b-but this is the OHL thread!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on April 18, 2012, 09:43:08 AM
Leafs prospect Brad Ross is on Portland and has 12 points in the series.

Including 8 goals.

Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on April 18, 2012, 09:56:25 AM
Didn't want to make a WHL thread because I don't follow it closely, but the Portland-Kamloops series is in game 7 and it got there in a crazy way.  Portland was up 3-0 before Kamloops forced a game 6.  In game 6, Portland was up 5-2 going into the third, before the game was eventually tied 6-6, and then with about 20 seconds left Kamloops scored to win 7-6.

Leafs prospect Brad Ross is on Portland and has 12 points in the series.

B-b-but this is the OHL thread!

Tomato potato
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 20, 2012, 11:20:43 PM
Niagara took game 1 tonight in OT...Zanetti has probably played his last game in the OHL - what a clown
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 21, 2012, 12:08:23 PM
Niagara took game 1 tonight in OT...Zanetti has probably played his last game in the OHL - what a clown

uh oh, what'd'he do?
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 21, 2012, 12:18:49 PM
Niagara took game 1 tonight in OT...Zanetti has probably played his last game in the OHL - what a clown

uh oh, what'd'he do?

"Boots" Zanetti
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: 4th Liner on April 21, 2012, 01:26:52 PM
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2012/04/20/ohl_roundup_april20/?source=video

That is horrible, he should get a lengthy suspension, and as an over-ager, likely his OHL career is over - and deservedly so. Ridiculously dangerous and malicious.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 21, 2012, 01:46:05 PM
just watched that. Holy crap.

wtf was he thinking!?

Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 21, 2012, 02:54:31 PM
well, Zanetti's been suspended indefinitely, pending a final decision in the near future, as per the OHL Network.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 21, 2012, 03:28:27 PM
He already got 5 games for spearing in the first round
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 21, 2012, 03:53:42 PM
He already got 5 games for spearing in the first round

someone on the Bulls. He's lucky he didn't hurt any of my Colts in that series, or MamaBear might have gone after him herself.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 21, 2012, 04:02:16 PM
He already got 5 games for spearing in the first round

someone on the Bulls. He's lucky he didn't hurt any of my Colts in that series, or MamaBear might have gone after him herself.

Yikes!

Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 24, 2012, 10:52:55 AM
Niagara is up 2-1 in the series after taking game 3 5-2
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on April 25, 2012, 09:31:40 PM
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: seahawk on April 26, 2012, 12:28:03 AM
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.

Maybe into the Top 5?
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on April 26, 2012, 11:38:57 AM
67's on the brink after losing 5-2 <again> last night
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on April 26, 2012, 03:06:47 PM
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.

Maybe into the Top 5?

I'd have a hard time seeing him drafted that high but I honestly think he might be one of the best players to come out of the draft.  He's good defensively, more of a Lidstrom positional style of defender but he's mobile and cuts off the angles very well.  I wasn't expecting the kind of offense he is producing in the post-season though.  He's all over the ice.  I was expecting him to max out as a mid 30-point kind of two-way player, but if this is remotely a sign of things to come, he could really end up being a solid #2 defenseman.

You might remember him as the guy who Boone Jenner concussed with a blind-side hit at the World Juniors.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: seahawk on April 27, 2012, 12:56:48 AM
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.

Maybe into the Top 5?

I'd have a hard time seeing him drafted that high but I honestly think he might be one of the best players to come out of the draft.  He's good defensively, more of a Lidstrom positional style of defender but he's mobile and cuts off the angles very well.  I wasn't expecting the kind of offense he is producing in the post-season though.  He's all over the ice.  I was expecting him to max out as a mid 30-point kind of two-way player, but if this is remotely a sign of things to come, he could really end up being a solid #2 defenseman.

You might remember him as the guy who Boone Jenner concussed with a blind-side hit at the World Juniors.
I'm going to remember him as the guy who torched Kitchener.  :(
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: seahawk on May 21, 2012, 10:22:38 AM
Shawinigan beat London 6-2 last night at the Memorial Cup. Both teams are now 1-1, but things got real testy at the end. Alexandre Grandmaison was knocked down near the Knights bench with 3 seconds left and as he was getting up he received a couple of love taps from Greg McKegg and Matt Rupert, both of whom were sitting on the Knights bench.

The Edmonton Oil Kings (1-0) face the Saint John Sea Dogs (0-1) tonight.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: lamajama on May 27, 2012, 09:58:46 PM
If I were sitting beside those idiots with the horns in the Memorial Cup Final, I'd be shoving them up their behinds...to put it politely.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on May 27, 2012, 10:17:02 PM
Just a heads up if someone is sitting around with nothing to do.  The Memorial Cup Final is heading to OT as London and Shawinigan are tied 1-1 after regulation. 

You can watch the game on RSN or watch the online stream at:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2012_memorial_cup/ (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2012_memorial_cup/)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on May 27, 2012, 11:03:22 PM
You really have to feel for the Hunter's to lose like th---ahh I can't do it.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: seahawk on May 28, 2012, 12:14:13 AM
You really have to feel for the Hunter's to lose like th---ahh I can't do it.

Me either. I thoroughly enjoyed that game, you can't ask for better in a final than OT.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: The Red Polar Bear on May 28, 2012, 02:04:45 AM
So, I'm not going to pretend I know anything about the CHL, but weren't the other three teams supposed to be a level above Shawinigan? That's just based on what I heard before the tournament, but from the little I know, this was a surprising result.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Madferret on May 28, 2012, 11:27:00 AM
So, I'm not going to pretend I know anything about the CHL, but weren't the other three teams supposed to be a level above Shawinigan? That's just based on what I heard before the tournament, but from the little I know, this was a surprising result.

Home ice
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on July 02, 2012, 11:44:25 PM
So I'm pretty sure this isn't allowed in the OHL....

http://www.michigandaily.com/blog/hot-commodity-trouba-5050-between-michigan-ohl
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 26, 2012, 03:21:19 AM
A CHLPA (Canadian Hockey League Players Association) was recently formed, and chaired by former NHLer George Laraque.
Just what it will give junior players has not been established yet, but a few changes will definitely be forthcoming...that is, if this union lasts (and doesn't crumble under the 'weight' of team ownership clout).

Some changes...

-currently, junior players make $50/week plus money for room, board, and food

-they will seek a higher pay, in consideration of the fact that these players spend countless hours travelling on buses, play 60-70 games a season (including playoffs), work hard on and off the ice (which includes public appearances, media access, etc.,)

- also seeking to reform the education portion in order to make it more accessible for players who do not go on to make the big time league

- currently, players can have four years of education all paid for but they must cease to be a member of the junior team a year and a half prior to doing so

- for many of these pllayers, realistically, they do not have access to any education money entitled to them because some or others may choose to extend their playing career by playing overseas, etc. Some may even have families to support, etc.

-  an "edcuation bank account" would seem reasonable enough


Source: THN
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Bender on August 26, 2012, 02:37:35 PM
A CHLPA (Canadian Hockey League Players Association) was recently formed, and chaired by former NHLer George Laraque.
Just what it will give junior players has not been established yet, but a few changes will definitely be forthcoming...that is, if this union lasts (and doesn't crumble under the 'weight' of team ownership clout).

Some changes...

-currently, junior players make $50/week plus money for room, board, and food

-they will seek a higher pay, in consideration of the fact that these players spend countless hours travelling on buses, play 60-70 games a season (including playoffs), work hard on and off the ice (which includes public appearances, media access, etc.,)

- also seeking to reform the education portion in order to make it more accessible for players who do not go on to make the big time league

- currently, players can have four years of education all paid for but they must cease to be a member of the junior team a year and a half prior to doing so

- for many of these pllayers, realistically, they do not have access to any education money entitled to them because some or others may choose to extend their playing career by playing overseas, etc. Some may even have families to support, etc.

-  an "edcuation bank account" would seem reasonable enough


Source: THN

That's peanuts. To work this much you'd think they would get more than $200/mo.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 27, 2012, 12:19:09 PM
Fighting words...

The CHL fired back at the fledgling players' union with both a statement and a press conference...

Ontario Hockey League commissioner and CHL president, David Branch...chose mostly to state the facts.

Among those facts is the CHLPA's lack of formal communication with the league's head office in organizing a union with its players.

The release reiterated the league's stance as an evolving league, where the best interests of the players are taken care of on and off the ice through various programs.

It was, however, the final paragraph that was the most telling in a six-paragraph statement.

"Our league is comprised of 60 teams, all of which operate as individual corporate entities," the release stated. "Given this structure, any organization drive would be required to be at an individual team level."

Therefore, any talks of a union need not look at the CHL or even individual leagues, but each individual team for its unionization.

CHLPA spokesperson Derek Clarke mentioned in many interviews that the forming union has overwhelming amount of interest from players, though most players contacted remain in the dark entirely.

The true issue at hand, the CHLPA has let known, is not the weekly stipend, but the scholarship program for post-secondary education.

We're always open to improvements," Quebec Major Junior Hockey League commissioner and CHL vice president, Gilles Courteau, said in a press conference. "At the end of the season, we always look at what we've done for the past season and what we can improve.

"The school package is always one of our major topics that we look at and if there is anything we can do to improve our situation, we're open (to it)."

Not lost in Courteau's message were his vehement denials of the claims made.

"The league will not tolerate the dissemination of lies and half-truths and these must stop," he said.

For the rest of the story, go go:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2012/08/22/chl_players_union_ohl_whl_qmjhl/ (http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2012/08/22/chl_players_union_ohl_whl_qmjhl/)


Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 22, 2012, 01:36:02 PM
New rules for fighting in the OHL....

The OHL’s new fighting rules target the one-dimensional goon that has plagued the game for far too long. Beginning this year, players who engage in more than 10 fights in a single season will face a two-game suspension for each additional scrap. After the repeat offender’s 16th fight, teams also will be fined $1,000.

http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/48490-David-Branch-continues-progressive-approach-against-fighting.html
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on September 27, 2012, 08:44:43 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have hockey on tv!!! Home opener for my Barrie Colts tonight. We have Mark Scheifele back from the Winnipeg Jets too.

Awesomeness! :-)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on September 30, 2012, 09:09:48 AM
I'm loving my Colts! Exciting shoot out win in our home opener, and last night, they schooled the renamed Mississauga St Mikes Majors (they're now fish! the Steelheads yuck). And it isn't even all Mark Scheifele either :-) McDonald, Camara, Bell, Beyers, the new guy whose name I can't spell Athanisthou (sumpthin' like that, I will learn to spell it properly, I promise!)

Keep it up, NHL. This game is a fifteen minute drive away, the tickets are a fraction of the price of an NHL game and the kids all play their hearts out. I'm not missing hockey :)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 30, 2012, 12:56:39 PM
I'm loving my Colts! Exciting shoot out win in our home opener, and last night, they schooled the renamed Mississauga St Mikes Majors (they're now fish! the Steelheads yuck). And it isn't even all Mark Scheifele either :-) McDonald, Camara, Bell, Beyers, the new guy whose name I can't spell Athanisthou (sumpthin' like that, I will learn to spell it properly, I promise!)

Keep it up, NHL. This game is a fifteen minute drive away, the tickets are a fraction of the price of an NHL game and the kids all play their hearts out. I'm not missing hockey :)


You're one lucky hockey fan!  Enjoy!  :)
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Post by: seahawk on October 05, 2012, 10:13:52 PM
I'm loving my Colts! Exciting shoot out win in our home opener, and last night, they schooled the renamed Mississauga St Mikes Majors (they're now fish! the Steelheads yuck). And it isn't even all Mark Scheifele either :-) McDonald, Camara, Bell, Beyers, the new guy whose name I can't spell Athanisthou (sumpthin' like that, I will learn to spell it properly, I promise!)

Keep it up, NHL. This game is a fifteen minute drive away, the tickets are a fraction of the price of an NHL game and the kids all play their hearts out. I'm not missing hockey :)

Have to agree with you there. I'm 5 minutes from the Aud here in Kitchener and I can see some pretty good hockey for $21. Can't wait for the home opener on the 19th. It's early days, but it's shaping up to be a good year.
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Post by: LittleHockeyFan on October 06, 2012, 08:43:46 AM
lovin' it. After working up a 3-0 lead, the Colts managed a non stop trek to the penalty box, eventually letting the Steelheads (what a stupid name and logo for a team. Fish. Really?) tie it up. Overtime solved nothing, and then my main man Mark Scheifele scored in the shoot out to win it for the Colts. Awesome game.

Though I worry a little cause they let Smoskowitz (sp!) go this week and he really was an anchor. Camara hasn't let up, it's funny he's supposed to be our tough guy and he leads the goal scorers. And Scheifele (on loan from the locked out Winnipeg Jets) isn't really even a one man wrecking crew, the others are all pitching in too.

I wish everyone who loves hockey and misses the NHL had the opportunity like we do here in Barrie, to watch AHL or junior teams. It really does fill the void.

And no Don Cherry either :D
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on October 06, 2012, 08:45:18 AM
I'm 5 minutes from the Aud here in Kitchener and I can see some pretty good hockey for $21. Can't wait for the home opener on the 19th. It's early days, but it's shaping up to be a good year.

that must be agony, all these road trips right off the start of the year!
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Post by: seahawk on October 06, 2012, 01:28:44 PM
A little bit, but necessary. The Aud is under renovation as they add about 900 more seats. I'll be going to the home opener on the 19th to see how it looks.
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Post by: RobDM on October 08, 2012, 05:41:35 PM
Josh Leivo, the Leafs' third round (86th overall) pick in 2011 was named the OHL Player of the Week, collecting 6 goals in 3 games.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 09, 2012, 09:05:29 AM
Josh Leivo, the Leafs' third round (86th overall) pick in 2011 was named the OHL Player of the Week, collecting 6 goals in 3 games.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week

Go Wolves Go! As Leivo goes, so goes the Wolves!
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Post by: Potvin29 on October 09, 2012, 07:01:26 PM
My Greyhounds are possibly screwed.  Before season started, 2 of their top forwards (including one of top 5 scorers last season, Nick Cousins) were charged with sexual assault, along with one other forward on the team.  Then with that surrounding the team, they started off 5-2, and now have seen their top 2 defencemen, one of which is the captain, the other one of the best offensive D-men in the league (Ryan Sproul), go down with significant injuries.

Every team I touch turns to crap.
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 09, 2012, 07:11:40 PM
My Greyhounds are possibly screwed.  Before season started, 2 of their top forwards (including one of top 5 scorers last season, Nick Cousins) were charged with sexual assault, along with one other forward on the team.  Then with that surrounding the team, they started off 5-2, and now have seen their top 2 defencemen, one of which is the captain, the other one of the best offensive D-men in the league (Ryan Sproul), go down with significant injuries.

Every team I touch turns to crap.

I know how you feel. Despite some half decent runs by the Wolves the last few seasons, I haven't seen a team that I cheer for in the playoffs since the Leafs last time in.

Go Bills!  >:(
Go Jays!  :o
Go Leafs!  ???
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 09, 2012, 07:12:24 PM
Josh Leivo, the Leafs' third round (86th overall) pick in 2011 was named the OHL Player of the Week, collecting 6 goals in 3 games.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week


Good news for the Leafs.  Any time a Leaf draftee does well, it's always good news.
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Post by: LittleHockeyFan on October 13, 2012, 09:48:33 PM
Josh Leivo, the Leafs' third round (86th overall) pick in 2011 was named the OHL Player of the Week, collecting 6 goals in 3 games.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/wolves-leivo-ohl-player-of-the-week

and he and his team lost to my Colts tonight :) 7 game win streak going  though we may have lost the Scheif too :( he blocked a shot and left the game, hope it ain't serious.......
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Post by: LittleHockeyFan on October 18, 2012, 09:51:01 PM
and the longer the NHL lockout continues, the better for my Colts.

Game's not quite over yet, it's 7-3 late in the third for Barrie, over the Ottawa 67s. Mark Scheifele has 3 goals (all on the power play) and 3 assists in this game. Zach Hall also has a 6point night going.

I love hockey :D
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Post by: seahawk on October 20, 2012, 09:27:35 PM
Over 7400 at the Aud last night as the Rangers celebrated their 50th home opener. I was up in the new seats, maybe 3 rows from the back, and you had a nice view of the entire ice surface. A structural beam blocked the view of the scoreboard but the Rangers have hung 2 scoreboards off that beam to show time and score They also added 4 80 inch screens for replays. I have to say that the addition was really well done and once the full concessions get in place then the upper concourse won't be too bad at all.
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Post by: LittleHockeyFan on November 03, 2012, 07:03:28 PM
yay!!! Saturday night and I have hockey on TV! Go Colts. Scheifele back in the lineup tonight after missing last night's (loss) game in Sudbury with the flu.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on December 02, 2012, 10:19:02 PM
Hard to complain about the lack of NHL when your local OHL team is perpetually awesome.  The Knights won a 19-round shootout today to extend their winning streak to 15 in a row (this was the first win via shootout in the streak).  Their last loss was a 6-3 defeat in Windsor on November 1st.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on December 03, 2012, 02:00:52 AM
With roster turnover, etc it doesn't make sense to me that a junior team can be or should be one of the best teams in the league continually, year after year.  I don't get it.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: OldTimeHockey on December 03, 2012, 07:00:46 AM
With roster turnover, etc it doesn't make sense to me that a junior team can be or should be one of the best teams in the league continually, year after year.  I don't get it.

When you have players like Max Domi essentially forcing the team that drafted him to trade him to the Knights, things like this happen. (Domi essentially pulled an Eric Lindros for those wondering).
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 03, 2012, 05:06:55 PM
With roster turnover, etc it doesn't make sense to me that a junior team can be or should be one of the best teams in the league continually, year after year.  I don't get it.

When you have players like Max Domi essentially forcing the team that drafted him to trade him to the Knights, things like this happen. (Domi essentially pulled an Eric Lindros for those wondering).

Windsor and Portland were also both recently punished by their leagues for recruitment violations, and it's probably a safe bet that they aren't the only ones doing some shady things in that area.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on December 03, 2012, 05:52:54 PM
With roster turnover, etc it doesn't make sense to me that a junior team can be or should be one of the best teams in the league continually, year after year.  I don't get it.

When you have players like Max Domi essentially forcing the team that drafted him to trade him to the Knights, things like this happen. (Domi essentially pulled an Eric Lindros for those wondering).

Windsor and Portland were also both recently punished by their leagues for recruitment violations, and it's probably a safe bet that they aren't the only ones doing some shady things in that area.

And the Knights haven't.  They get monitored pretty closely for it.  But seriously, how dare a 16 year old kid not want to be forced to move to an obscure part of the province and away from his family with absolutely no say in where he goes.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on December 03, 2012, 06:42:21 PM
And the Knights haven't.  They get monitored pretty closely for it.  But seriously, how dare a 16 year old kid not want to be forced to move to an obscure part of the province and away from his family with absolutely no say in where he goes.

I agree in the sense that I have no problem with a kid choosing his junior team but I do think you may be giving a little too much credit to the OHL's monitoring. College programs in the states get monitored very closely by the NCAA but they frequently commit violations that go on for pretty significant stretches of time. I'm not saying the Knights commit similar violations but I wouldn't rule it out either.
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Post by: LittleHockeyFan on December 03, 2012, 06:43:29 PM
Domi. Sense of entitlement.  ::)  Who'd have thought that?
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Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 03, 2012, 06:50:04 PM
But seriously, how dare a 16 year old kid not want to be forced to move to an obscure part of the province and away from his family with absolutely no say in where he goes.

You might be able to defend Domi's decision here, but it's situations like these that somewhat answer Potvin's original question. Domi wasn't traded because he didn't want to play in "an obscure part of the province", he was traded because he wanted to play for London and only London. If any other team drafting ahead of Kingston picked him he would have forced them to move him too, and they knew that. Kingston was just in a situation where they could benefit more from picking and trading him than selecting another player.

With that said, London has obviously built an incredible reputation in the OHL and players want to play there. So good for them for taking advantage of these situations. But I'm sure a kid who was picked later in the draft isn't exactly thrilled that Domi essentially got to pick where he wanted to go simply because he's a star, while the other 95% of the OHL talent pool had to abide by the draft.
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Post by: Nik Bethune on December 03, 2012, 07:09:21 PM
But I'm sure a kid who was picked later in the draft isn't exactly thrilled that Domi essentially got to pick where he wanted to go simply because he's a star, while the other 95% of the OHL talent pool had to abide by the draft.

I'm guessing that a 16 year old who's come up in Ontario's minor hockey system is probably well acquainted with the fact that star players have more options available to them.
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Post by: Potvin29 on December 03, 2012, 08:41:49 PM
Obviously I'm biased, but it's frustrating seeing players continually orchestrate their way out of going to play for places like the Soo, and as a result our team is stuck spinning our wheels because we can't count on a high draft pick getting a star player because they might force their way out.  Daniel Catenacci is just the latest to do so (and is now top-10 in scoring), setting the team back again because the Hounds could never hope to get equal value in return.  So instead of having Catenacci and Cousins as two probably top-10 scorers in the league at the same time/age, we're down to having Cousins and waiting on another group of younger players behind them.  And this isn't including the players the Hounds have drafted and refused to play for them (Jordan Mayer) or haven't drafted because they have said they wouldn't report.

It's frustrating as a fan, and while it's great London has a full rink all the time, it's really killing the passion of very passionate and serious fans in the Soo to continually see this happen to them.

*Obviously it's not the ONLY reason they've not performed well recently, but I maintain it plays a huge part.*
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on December 03, 2012, 08:44:45 PM
But seriously, how dare a 16 year old kid not want to be forced to move to an obscure part of the province and away from his family with absolutely no say in where he goes.

In theory sure, no one would argue with that.  But it's how the OHL is, and they all know it when they choose to play in the OHL, they could choose NCAA route if they want.

Since it is how the OHL is, I don't see why they should be any different than the other players, especially since it affects the integrity of the league.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 03, 2012, 09:02:56 PM
In theory sure, no one would argue with that.  But it's how the OHL is, and they all know it when they choose to play in the OHL, they could choose NCAA route if they want.

Since it is how the OHL is, I don't see why they should be any different than the other players, especially since it affects the integrity of the league.

That kind of cuts both ways though. Players know that the OHL has a draft but they also know they can ask for trades and go to the NCAA if they don't like where they're drafted. I'm assuming no corrective measures have been taken by the CHL precisely because they don't want to take a "Hey, if you don't like it go to the NCAA" stance and see just that happen.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on December 03, 2012, 11:21:51 PM
True, good point.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: BrownRolo on December 03, 2012, 11:26:57 PM
With roster turnover, etc it doesn't make sense to me that a junior team can be or should be one of the best teams in the league continually, year after year.  I don't get it.

When you have players like Max Domi essentially forcing the team that drafted him to trade him to the Knights, things like this happen. (Domi essentially pulled an Eric Lindros for those wondering).

Windsor and Portland were also both recently punished by their leagues for recruitment violations, and it's probably a safe bet that they aren't the only ones doing some shady things in that area.

And the Knights haven't.  They get monitored pretty closely for it.  But seriously, how dare a 16 year old kid not want to be forced to move to an obscure part of the province and away from his family with absolutely no say in where he goes.

He was drafted by Kingston, right? Is Kingston considered to be in an obscure part of the province? I've always thought Kingston is a decent city in a great location about halfway in between Toronto and Ottawa.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: OldTimeHockey on December 04, 2012, 07:06:28 PM
And the Knights haven't.  They get monitored pretty closely for it.  But seriously, how dare a 16 year old kid not want to be forced to move to an obscure part of the province and away from his family with absolutely no say in where he goes.

I don't know, perhaps at some point these 'children' need to realize you're not always where you want to be in life and sometimes you have to suck it up and live with it. 99% of players would take a shot anywhere just do get drafted to the junior ranks. These kids act like spoiled rotten brats when they say "but daddy, I don't want to play there"...

And if he wanted to play by his family, he would of asked for Brampton or Mississauga..... After all, London is 2 hours away(a mere 30 minutes closer than Kingston).
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 04, 2012, 07:52:07 PM
I don't know, perhaps at some point these 'children' need to realize you're not always where you want to be in life and sometimes you have to suck it up and live with it.

They're 16 years old. There's no need to put children in quotation marks. Parents of a 16 year old should be primarily concerned with what's best for their children, not what's best for the competitive balance of the OHL. They should have just as much say in what junior team they play for as they do what school they go to.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: OldTimeHockey on December 04, 2012, 07:55:04 PM
I don't know, perhaps at some point these 'children' need to realize you're not always where you want to be in life and sometimes you have to suck it up and live with it.

They're 16 years old. There's no need to put children in quotation marks. Parents of a 16 year old should be primarily concerned with what's best for their children, not what's best for the competitive balance of the OHL. They should have just as much say in what junior team they play for as they do what school they go to.

That's great Nik, but in Novice, Atom's, Peewees, Bantams, and Midgets parents don't have much say in where their kids play. You have to play in your district..you know, to keep the competitive balance.

So it's great to send your kid to the top team in the league to make things easier on him, but what lesson are you teaching him...Stomp your feet real loud and you'll get what you want?
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 04, 2012, 08:10:42 PM
That's great Nik, but in Novice, Atom's, Peewees, Bantams, and Midgets parents don't have much say in where their kids play. You have to play in your district..you know, to keep the competitive balance.

Sure but none of that involves having a kid move away from home. If the OHL went to a catchment or district based approach they'd have a much firmer leg to stand on. If you're going to ask a family to do that, you have to give them a measure of input and, yes, the quality of the organization is going to matter. Parent's are going to want to entrust their kids to the best possible operations.

So it's great to send your kid to the top team in the league to make things easier on him, but what lesson are you teaching him...Stomp your feet real loud and you'll get what you want?

The same thing my folks taught me. If I worked very hard in high school and got high enough grades, I would get to choose where I went to university based on where I wanted to live and who offered the best program. So I did and I did. I didn't have to go to Guelph because they'd chosen me in an effort to get their average freshman GPA up(and boy, would they have been disappointed if they did)

Kids like Domi work hard to be a top prospect. I've got no problem with him having as much choice in his future as a dope like I had.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: OldTimeHockey on December 04, 2012, 08:20:08 PM
Kids like Domi work hard to be a top prospect. I've got no problem with him having as much choice in his future as a dope like I had.

Here's the thing, right or wrong, the OHL's franchises are businesses(yes, this discussion has come up and is a completely different ball of wax)...And said businesses should have the right to draft their talent to make their company(team) as attractive to the customers(the fans) as possible.

And yes these businesses are making money off of children and young adults and as wrong as that is, the only solution to combat that would be to have the players parents pay the expenses of their kid to play junior hockey and to travel the province much like 'AAA' hockey in Ontario....(holy run on sentence batman)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 04, 2012, 08:38:39 PM
Here's the thing, right or wrong, the OHL's franchises are businesses(yes, this discussion has come up and is a completely different ball of wax)...And said businesses should have the right to draft their talent to make their company(team) as attractive to the customers(the fans) as possible.

But unless that draft is somehow bargained collectively then people who aren't party to it(ie, parents and the players) are in no way beholden to it. If the OHL has the "right" to draft and assign Domi without his say, Domi has the right to tell the OHL to get bent and let them know who he is interested in playing for. If the OHL doesn't like his "demand" they can not let him into the league.

Like I said above, the reason the situation exists as it does is because the NCAA is a viable alternative and at least there players get to choose where they go.

And yes these businesses are making money off of children and young adults and as wrong as that is, the only solution to combat that would be to have the players parents pay the expenses of their kid to play junior hockey and to travel the province much like 'AAA' hockey in Ontario....(holy run on sentence batman)

Or scrap junior hockey altogether and adopt a model like you have in the states where kids play for their high school/local amateur team.
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Post by: LittleHockeyFan on February 09, 2013, 03:03:37 PM
Wow... I'm bawling here. Kudos and huge respect to Peterborough Petes goalie Andrew D'Agostini, being a good citizen and helping a little boy with CF. Awesome kids...both of them.
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Post by: L K on March 24, 2013, 10:51:12 PM
Credit to Jake Patterson who kept Saginaw in their game against the Knights today.  Stopped 67 of 70 shots in a 3-2 double overtime loss.
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Post by: Sarge on March 24, 2013, 11:04:14 PM
He missed three... What a loser!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on April 09, 2013, 07:09:55 PM
hoping my Colts can take

(http://images.wikia.com/conearth/images/9/90/Broom_icon.png)

to the Oshawa Generals tonight…………..
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 30, 2013, 02:25:22 AM
Trouble ahead for Max Domi...

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/london-knights-max-domi-tossed-flying-forearm-foe-00
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on September 30, 2013, 03:41:14 PM
Trouble ahead for Max Domi...

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/london-knights-max-domi-tossed-flying-forearm-foe-00

not surprised. The stupid doesn't fall far from the tree either…...
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Post by: Captain Canuck on October 01, 2013, 12:32:10 AM
(http://guelphmercury.blogs.com/.a/6a00d8341cf1f953ef019affadeefe970b-800wi)

F#$%ing coward jumps McGinn from behind, leaves his skates and drives his elbow into the back of the head.  ::)
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Post by: brothert on October 11, 2013, 09:08:09 PM
OHL Hockeys back in The Bay!
Nice of Kypreos to drop by. 1-1 going into third
Good Times!
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 12, 2013, 12:13:08 AM
Boooooo Centennial/Batallion
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Post by: MetalRaven on October 12, 2013, 02:38:33 AM
Go Battalion!
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Post by: mc on February 05, 2014, 10:40:42 PM
Been watching highlights of Connon McDavid. Love this kid! Wish the Leafs got him somehow in 2015 draft. Tank if we have to!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Captain Canuck on February 21, 2014, 09:00:18 PM
Otters/Wolves game in Sudbury cancelled tonight, guy drilling holes for the net pegs hit the main cooler line under the ice! There was a huge pool of coolant spewing out where the net sits. They tried to shop-vac it up, but to no avail. I bet they don't let him drill the holes ever again.  :P
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Post by: OldTimeHockey on February 22, 2014, 11:50:28 AM
Otters/Wolves game in Sudbury cancelled tonight, guy drilling holes for the net pegs hit the main cooler line under the ice! There was a huge pool of coolant spewing out where the net sits. They tried to shop-vac it up, but to no avail. I bet they don't let him drill the holes ever again.  :P

I heard the game was cancelled. The guy that told me said it was a roof leak. This is even worse. This city is in need of a new arena...I love the old building but it's time to put it to bed.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on March 13, 2014, 03:01:01 AM
Terry Trafford, OHL player for the Saginaw Spirit, found dead in his pickup truck in Saginaw Township two days ago.  Cause of death unknown.

Here's more:
http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/trafford-remembered-as-talented-driven-loved-by-teammates/ (http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/trafford-remembered-as-talented-driven-loved-by-teammates/)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Derk on April 22, 2014, 12:27:01 PM
OHL starting to wind down towards the finals. North Bay up 2-0 on Oshawa going home, Guelph up 3-0 on Erie. Could be a NB / Gue final, with the Storm expected to march to the Memorial Cup in London after whooping the Knights.
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Post by: RedLeaf on April 22, 2014, 01:16:12 PM
OHL starting to wind down towards the finals. North Bay up 2-0 on Oshawa going home, Guelph up 3-0 on Erie. Could be a NB / Gue final, with the Storm expected to march to the Memorial Cup in London after whooping the Knights.

It was looking like Erie was going to coast all the way to the final until they ran into the 'Storm'.

Nice to have some Leaf prospects on both sides of that matchup in Brown and Finn.
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Post by: Potvin29 on April 22, 2014, 01:24:10 PM
Can't believe how thoroughly Guelph has beat down Erie so far. 
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Post by: Derk on April 22, 2014, 08:53:24 PM
Yeah, I hold out no hope for whoever comes out of the east to even get a sniff.
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Post by: Derk on April 22, 2014, 10:18:51 PM
North Bay wins at home 5-3 to go up 3-0.

Erie beats Guelph 5-2, but still trails 3-1.
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Post by: RedLeaf on April 23, 2014, 08:07:02 AM

Erie beats Guelph 5-2, but still trails 3-1.

Connor Brown lead the way with 3 points as well.
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Post by: Derk on April 24, 2014, 09:22:49 PM
Battalion sweep the Generals and move to the finals where they await the winner of Guelph/Erie. Game 5 is Friday night in Guelph.

Awesome for North Bay to get back to the finals in their first year. I still remember when they beat Detroit back in the day to get to the Mem Cup.
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Post by: Derk on May 06, 2014, 09:42:50 PM
Wow, what a heartbreaker for the Battalion tonight. They gave up two goals to the Storm in the last 30 seconds to turn a 3-2 lead into a 4-3 loss. Funny - Guelph is up 2-1 in the final now, but both of their wins came after trailing in the 3rd in both games. The first two went to OT, this one essentially was in OT. A lot closer than I had expected, so far.
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Post by: Captain Canuck on May 07, 2014, 12:13:51 AM
Wow, what a heartbreaker for the Battalion tonight. They gave up two goals to the Storm in the last 30 seconds to turn a 3-2 lead into a 4-3 loss. Funny - Guelph is up 2-1 in the final now, but both of their wins came after trailing in the 3rd in both games. The first two went to OT, this one essentially was in OT. A lot closer than I had expected, so far.

Yes it has been a lot closer than most people would have thought so credit to North Bay. I'm a big Storm fan so was quite excited watching the comeback tonight! Jake Smith stood on his head for the Battalion as the shots were 45-26 Guelph (apparently not good enough for the North Bay broadcasters who didn't have him in the 3 star selections...not sure what game they were watching!)

I honestly thought North Bay was the better team in Games 1&2, but tonight Guelph played their best game and deserved the win despite the last minute heroics. North Bay was 8-1 at home in the playoffs prior to this game so needless to say I'm quite happy the Storm took back home ice advantage.

GO STORM GO!!!
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Post by: RedLeaf on May 08, 2014, 07:33:57 AM
Guelph trounced North Bay last night 10-1, to take a commanding 3 games to 1 lead in the series. Finn got one as well.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Derk on May 09, 2014, 12:39:52 PM
That blowout win for Guelph was inevitable - I had expected it in game 2 or 3, to be honest with you.

I would have been rooting for Guelph all the way, but I am a North Bay fan. Disappointed if it ends in five, but not too unhappy about Guelph winning either. :)
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Post by: seahawk on May 09, 2014, 05:10:41 PM
It's great to see a smaller market like North Bay have a deep playoff run. Even more so for the fans who had been 11 seasons without the OHL.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: 13th fan on May 09, 2014, 07:12:16 PM
I was at that game and Guelph surely trounced North Bay .The most of the fans in North Bay are proud what Battalions accomplish so far in the playoffs.I don't know if the team was tired or Guelph found another gear it was definitely a lop sided game, hopefully it's a closer game tonight
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: RedLeaf on May 10, 2014, 07:00:37 AM
That blowout win for Guelph was inevitable - I had expected it in game 2 or 3, to be honest with you.

I would have been rooting for Guelph all the way, but I am a North Bay fan. Disappointed if it ends in five, but not too unhappy about Guelph winning either. :)

Born in Guelph. Spent my summers in North Bay growing up. Like both teams, but had to go with Guelph.

Guelph wins!!! Finn looked really good holding a cup above his head...
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Captain Canuck on May 10, 2014, 11:27:08 AM
I was at Game 5 last night and it was awesome! North Bay looked like they might take the series back north up 3-1, but the Storm again managed to come back late and win the game. Over 5000 loud fans at the rink made for a fun atmosphere. Hats off to the Battalion fans, you guys had a great season and have nothing to be ashamed of.
3rd OHL championship and 5th trip to the Memorial Cup for the Guelph Storm.

GO STORM GO!!!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Derk on May 23, 2014, 09:48:48 PM
Storm are waiting in the Memorial Cup final for the winner of tonight's Edmonton - Val D'Or matchup. The Foreurs tied it up in the last minute of the 3rd, sending it to overtime!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 23, 2014, 10:44:34 PM
In 2OT now.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 23, 2014, 11:17:46 PM
Edmonton and Val D'Or are going to 3OT tonight.  Bibeau's faced another 53 shots so far.

Bee Bo.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on January 08, 2015, 10:26:29 AM
Well my Greyhounds are loading up this season: traded for Justin Bailey, Nick Ritchie and now Anthony DeAngelo in the span of about 3 days.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 08, 2015, 10:33:58 AM
Guessing Potvin or LK can answer this, I was looking through some of the recent OHL trades and saw that the Knights moved Michael McCarron to Oshawa. London has the 4th best record but they're shipping out their 4th best scorer for picks, seems odd.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on January 08, 2015, 10:56:49 AM
Guessing Potvin or LK can answer this, I was looking through some of the recent OHL trades and saw that the Knights moved Michael McCarron to Oshawa. London has the 4th best record but they're shipping out their 4th best scorer for picks, seems odd.

Knights probably think they can't seriously compete for a championship this season so got rid of a player who wouldn't be back next season for Pu, Oshawa's 1st rounder last season.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on January 08, 2015, 11:30:37 AM
Guessing Potvin or LK can answer this, I was looking through some of the recent OHL trades and saw that the Knights moved Michael McCarron to Oshawa. London has the 4th best record but they're shipping out their 4th best scorer for picks, seems odd.

Knights probably think they can't seriously compete for a championship this season so got rid of a player who wouldn't be back next season for Pu, Oshawa's 1st rounder last season.

Pretty much this.  Their goaltending is atrocious and their defense wasn't built to win 7 games series against the top teams in the OHL.  To be honest losing Mermis was a much bigger blow to the Knights than McCarron.

It's entirely up to Domi on whether he gets shipped to a contender too.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Derk on April 26, 2015, 09:02:22 PM
Oshawa beats North Bay 1-0 in overtime to tie their semifinal series at 1-1 going back to North Bay. In the other series, Erie leads SSM 3-2 in game 3 with the series tied 1-1.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on April 26, 2015, 10:11:53 PM
Oshawa beats North Bay 1-0 in overtime to tie their semifinal series at 1-1 going back to North Bay. In the other series, Erie leads SSM 3-2 in game 3 with the series tied 1-1.

That is an absolutely stacked SSM team.  McDavid is making them look very average. 
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on April 27, 2015, 02:10:02 AM
Oshawa beats North Bay 1-0 in overtime to tie their semifinal series at 1-1 going back to North Bay. In the other series, Erie leads SSM 3-2 in game 3 with the series tied 1-1.

That is an absolutely stacked SSM team.  McDavid is making them look very average.

McDavid makes everyone look average.  Soo still dominates the games, just haven't got the bounces.  Outshot Erie 10-2 in the first and trailed 2-0.  They scored on their 3rd shot too.

Soo is much better, but it's a playoff series.  Best team might not win.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Dappleganger on April 27, 2015, 07:43:34 AM
That McDavid kid is pretty good at hockey.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on April 28, 2015, 01:36:13 PM
Man the first 3 games of the Soo-Erie series are frustrating as a Greyhounds fan.  They've territorial-ly dominated but are down 2-1 in the series.

Erie has 12 goals in the series - McDavid has a goal or an assist on 9 of them (and one of the goals he didn't assist on was an empty-netter).  The Soo has basically shut out almost the entire Erie team but one player, and are still losing because of how good that one player is.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on April 29, 2015, 11:51:48 AM
No team I cheer for can ever have anything good happen to them.  Best Soo team I remember in my lifetime so far but they're running into one of the best junior players ever and he's literally going to single-handedly beat them.

Erie has 16 goals this series, excluding empty-netters.  McDavid has a point on 12 of them.  He has a point on 75% of his teams goals in a series.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on April 29, 2015, 12:12:30 PM
No team I cheer for can ever have anything good happen to them.  Best Soo team I remember in my lifetime so far but they're running into one of the best junior players ever and he's literally going to single-handedly beat them.

Erie has 16 goals this series, excluding empty-netters.  McDavid has a point on 12 of them.  He has a point on 75% of his teams goals in a series.

It's not entirely the same for me but I can certainly sympathize.  The Knights weren't expected to contend this year but having Erie injure our two best players and then watching McDavid put up 8G 6A in 4 games and then watching him put up another 13 points in the 4 games against SSM is insane.  Motivated McDavid is scary when you compare it to the 6 points he put up in 4 games against Sarnia in their cakewalk series.

Erie scored 21 goals in the 4 games against the Knights with 4 EN goals.  McDavid had 12 points on those 17 goals.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on April 29, 2015, 01:53:14 PM
No team I cheer for can ever have anything good happen to them.  Best Soo team I remember in my lifetime so far but they're running into one of the best junior players ever and he's literally going to single-handedly beat them.

Erie has 16 goals this series, excluding empty-netters.  McDavid has a point on 12 of them.  He has a point on 75% of his teams goals in a series.

It's not entirely the same for me but I can certainly sympathize.  The Knights weren't expected to contend this year but having Erie injure our two best players and then watching McDavid put up 8G 6A in 4 games and then watching him put up another 13 points in the 4 games against SSM is insane.  Motivated McDavid is scary when you compare it to the 6 points he put up in 4 games against Sarnia in their cakewalk series.

Erie scored 21 goals in the 4 games against the Knights with 4 EN goals.  McDavid had 12 points on those 17 goals.

Pretty much just like that.  Greyhounds scored 5 even-strength goals last night and lost.  Special teams are killing them - they go up 4-3, ref calls ridiculous retaliation penalty 30 seconds later, Erie scores 10 seconds later on the PP.

12 of Erie's 19 goals have been either on special teams situations (7 on PP, 2 SH) or empty-netters (3).  Greyhounds have dominated most of the play but the special teams situations have killed them.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on May 03, 2015, 07:04:45 AM
The Erie McDavid's finish off SSM with a 7-5 win.  McDavid with 5 points.

McDavid now has 42 points in 15 playoff games.  McDavid needs 12 points in the OHL finals to match Lawson Crouse's entire season of scoring.  Nick Ritchie is 2nd in OHL playoff scoring with 26 points in 14 games.  From a scoring pace standpoint Mitch Marner had 16 points in 7 games.  Noone else is scoring at much more than PPG pace.

If Edmonton trades one or two of their existing forwards for wingers they are going to be really good.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Bender on May 03, 2015, 09:55:18 AM
Ritchie is a definite beneficiary here.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: pmrules on May 03, 2015, 09:59:15 AM
What are people's thoughts of strome's play in the playoffs?   5th in playoff scoring but obviously is playing 2nd fiddle. 

Is he hurting himself with this performance, such that it is now clearly a hanifin / marner debate for the 4th pick?
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on May 03, 2015, 10:52:11 AM
What are people's thoughts of strome's play in the playoffs?   5th in playoff scoring but obviously is playing 2nd fiddle. 

Is he hurting himself with this performance, such that it is now clearly a hanifin / marner debate for the 4th pick?

Nope.  He's 5th in league scoring playing on a line separate from McDavid.  Strome has played fine.  He's just not as good as McDavid.  If Phoenix picks Marner/Hanifin, I would probably take Strome over whoever is left of the two...keeping in mind I think that Marner might end up with the better career but that it's hard to pass up Strome's size and similar potential.  Regardless of who the Leafs pick, they should be playing another year of junior hockey with Strome being the closest to NHL ready of the three. 
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Dappleganger on May 03, 2015, 11:20:32 AM
What are people's thoughts of strome's play in the playoffs?   5th in playoff scoring but obviously is playing 2nd fiddle. 

Is he hurting himself with this performance, such that it is now clearly a hanifin / marner debate for the 4th pick?

Nope.  He's 5th in league scoring playing on a line separate from McDavid.  Strome has played fine.  He's just not as good as McDavid.  If Phoenix picks Marner/Hanifin, I would probably take Strome over whoever is left of the two...keeping in mind I think that Marner might end up with the better career but that it's hard to pass up Strome's size and similar potential.  Regardless of who the Leafs pick, they should be playing another year of junior hockey with Strome being the closest to NHL ready of the three.

Strome, Dylan --> See Strome, Ryan.

Anytime the Leafs would draft for size in the past, none of those picks worked out.

I really hope They pick Hanifin if he's available. I think Dylan is going to be more like Brayden Schenn than Ryan Getzlaf. The Leafs need a Getzlaf. Go with the best Defenceman in the draft if he's available. I'm leaning Marner before Strome as well. Hopefully Phoenix picks Strome.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on May 03, 2015, 11:38:34 AM
Every time Soo got close in Erie, Erie got a PP and scored.  The LINESMAN called a 5:00 major against the Hounds, in an elimination game, with the game tied, and Erie scored twice.  Hounds never tied it.

Beyond livid about that. (EDIT: Should add, neither ref called it a penalty initially.  It should have been goalie interference - Hounds player lost his edge skating past the goalie and his leg clipped him.  Similar to when goalie plays the puck behind the net and a skater gets his legs caught up with him.  Was given 5:00 major for slew footing)

Hounds didn't play their best, but they controlled the majority of the games.  Erie went 10/20 on the PP.  Greyhounds were 5th least penalized team in regular season, yet became one of most penalized teams in playoffs (if not most penalized team).  It doesn't make sense.

I hate, hate, hate PP's deciding a series though.  Game 3 had 1 PP in it, was easily the best game of the series.

Yes I'm bitter.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 03, 2015, 12:01:54 PM

I would imagine that teams with exceptional individual offensive players tend to draw more than their share of penalties. It definitely seemed that teams who couldn't legitimately defend Sundin would resort to hooking and holding.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Derk on May 03, 2015, 03:41:55 PM
Looks like North Bay is in a bit of trouble this afternoon, down 2-0 after 2 in game 6 with Oshawa leading the series 3-2. 20 mins away from an Oshawa / Erie final.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: pmrules on May 04, 2015, 09:37:06 AM
What are people's thoughts of strome's play in the playoffs?   5th in playoff scoring but obviously is playing 2nd fiddle. 

Is he hurting himself with this performance, such that it is now clearly a hanifin / marner debate for the 4th pick?

Nope.  He's 5th in league scoring playing on a line separate from McDavid.  Strome has played fine.  He's just not as good as McDavid.  If Phoenix picks Marner/Hanifin, I would probably take Strome over whoever is left of the two...keeping in mind I think that Marner might end up with the better career but that it's hard to pass up Strome's size and similar potential.  Regardless of who the Leafs pick, they should be playing another year of junior hockey with Strome being the closest to NHL ready of the three.

Thanks for the response.  So its still a 3 headed race for the 4th pick.  That's good to hear.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 15, 2015, 09:55:58 PM
Oshawa takes the OHL championships. As only a very, very casual fan of the league I'm pretty surprised someone other than Erie/SSM won.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on May 16, 2015, 09:49:40 AM
Oshawa takes the OHL championships. As only a very, very casual fan of the league I'm pretty surprised someone other than Erie/SSM won.

Oshawa is an excellent team - old, big with a veteran goalie.  Set an OHL record for fewest goals allowed in the season (I think it was a record anyway).  In reality, any of those 3 teams could have won and there wasn't a ton separating them.  The way the Soo was offensively, Oshawa was defensively. 
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 16, 2015, 01:59:00 PM

Oshawa takes the OHL championships. As only a very, very casual fan of the league I'm pretty surprised someone other than Erie/SSM won.

Oshawa is an excellent team - old, big with a veteran goalie.  Set an OHL record for fewest goals allowed in the season (I think it was a record anyway).  In reality, any of those 3 teams could have won and there wasn't a ton separating them.  The way the Soo was offensively, Oshawa was defensively.

So a good defense ultimately prevailed over a superhuman offensive force.

There's a lesson here for #4. If Hanifin is there, you take him. No matter how exciting Marner may turn out to be.

I for one would be happy to build a defense around Rielly and Hanifin, hope that Gardiner stralmanizes, and keep Polak on for two or three more to mentor.  (Would not have Hanifin up with Leafs this season however.)
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Bender on May 16, 2015, 06:13:00 PM

Oshawa takes the OHL championships. As only a very, very casual fan of the league I'm pretty surprised someone other than Erie/SSM won.

Oshawa is an excellent team - old, big with a veteran goalie.  Set an OHL record for fewest goals allowed in the season (I think it was a record anyway).  In reality, any of those 3 teams could have won and there wasn't a ton separating them.  The way the Soo was offensively, Oshawa was defensively.

So a good defense ultimately prevailed over a superhuman offensive force.

There's a lesson here for #4. If Hanifin is there, you take him. No matter how exciting Marner may turn out to be.

I for one would be happy to build a defense around Rielly and Hanifin, hope that Gardiner stralmanizes, and keep Polak on for two or three more to mentor.  (Would not have Hanifin up with Leafs this season however.)
I don't think you pick Hanifin based on who won the OHL championship.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 16, 2015, 06:40:56 PM


Oshawa takes the OHL championships. As only a very, very casual fan of the league I'm pretty surprised someone other than Erie/SSM won.

Oshawa is an excellent team - old, big with a veteran goalie.  Set an OHL record for fewest goals allowed in the season (I think it was a record anyway).  In reality, any of those 3 teams could have won and there wasn't a ton separating them.  The way the Soo was offensively, Oshawa was defensively.

So a good defense ultimately prevailed over a superhuman offensive force.

There's a lesson here for #4. If Hanifin is there, you take him. No matter how exciting Marner may turn out to be.

I for one would be happy to build a defense around Rielly and Hanifin, hope that Gardiner stralmanizes, and keep Polak on for two or three more to mentor.  (Would not have Hanifin up with Leafs this season however.)
I don't think you pick Hanifin based on who won the OHL championship.

No, you pick him based on the principle illustrated by who won the OHL championship.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 16, 2015, 07:30:36 PM
No, you pick him based on the principle illustrated by who won the OHL championship.

What if it's Tyler Johnson or Ryan Getzlaf who wins the Conn Smyth?
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 16, 2015, 07:55:10 PM
No, you pick him based on the principle illustrated by who won the OHL championship.

What if it's Tyler Johnson or Ryan Getzlaf who wins the Conn Smyth?

I think we can all agree you pick based on the result of the most recent notable hockey game at any level.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Nik Bethune on May 16, 2015, 08:14:06 PM

I actually sort of come down on ZBBM's side on this one. I don't think it's much of a stretch at all to suggest that the value of an elite puck moving defender and the value of a first line centre are pretty neck and neck in the modern NHL.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 17, 2015, 04:42:30 PM

I actually sort of come down on ZBBM's side on this one. I don't think it's much of a stretch at all to suggest that the value of an elite puck moving defender and the value of a first line centre are pretty neck and neck in the modern NHL.

I don't actually disagree with his conclusion, I just don't like how he got there. Oshawa winning the OHL or the whole defence wins championships idea shouldn't be a factor. I mean having an elite centre could be just as important to team defence than an elite defenceman can be.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 17, 2015, 09:00:16 PM


I actually sort of come down on ZBBM's side on this one. I don't think it's much of a stretch at all to suggest that the value of an elite puck moving defender and the value of a first line centre are pretty neck and neck in the modern NHL.

I don't actually disagree with his conclusion, I just don't like how he got there. Oshawa winning the OHL or the whole defence wins championships idea shouldn't be a factor. I mean having an elite centre could be just as important to team defence than an elite defenceman can be.

Unless you believe Marner will be an elite center in the NHL, rather than a winger, you just agreed with my conclusion. Because I certainly agree with yours.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Potvin29 on May 19, 2015, 11:13:39 AM

I actually sort of come down on ZBBM's side on this one. I don't think it's much of a stretch at all to suggest that the value of an elite puck moving defender and the value of a first line centre are pretty neck and neck in the modern NHL.

I don't actually disagree with his conclusion, I just don't like how he got there. Oshawa winning the OHL or the whole defence wins championships idea shouldn't be a factor. I mean having an elite centre could be just as important to team defence than an elite defenceman can be.

Yeah - I didn't mean to sell Oshawa short as some kind of defensive only juggernaut.  They were 3rd in goals in the regular season too.

I wouldn't take too much away from it - junior hockey is so much about what age your group is.  It's one league where "veteran presence" actually makes a big difference because players change and develop so much from 16/17 to 20. 
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 02, 2015, 03:04:30 PM
Nifty Nylander, Alexander the brother of Leafs William Nylander:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=4&v=JKgX-HgNLVQ
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 18, 2015, 12:17:50 AM
Marner sparkles in leading Team OHL over Team Russia in the Canada-Russia Series:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/knights-marner-taking-his-game-to-another-level/
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Captain Canuck on December 07, 2015, 12:06:53 PM
Bill Stewart has resigned as Storm Head Coach. GM Mike Kelley takes over as interim Head Coach.

Hopefully things start to turn around!
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on January 09, 2016, 11:35:30 AM
Travis Koneckny (along with Sam Studnicka and a 3rd) was traded for:

Sasha Chmelevski, Chase Campbell, OS's 2nd Rnd '16, SSM's 2nd Rnd '17, Wsr's 3rd Rnd '17, Sag's 5th Rnd '17, 2nd Rnd '19, 3rd Rnd '19, Osh's 5th Rnd '19, 3rd Rnd '20, 2nd Rnd '21 (cond.),
2nd Rnd '22 (cond.)

In comparison to say the trade for John Tavares a few years ago this trade is lunacy.
Tavares + Del Zotto + Borden for Christian Thoma, Scott Valentine, Michael Zador, 4 2nds and 2 3rds.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Captain Canuck on January 09, 2016, 12:43:33 PM
The worst part is Sarnia doesn't stand a hope in hell against the top teams in the Mid-West, might not even win their division the way Windsor is playing lately either. That is a hell of a price to pay for what could very well result in a 2nd round exit!

Here in Storm land things are improving since Bill Stewart resigned (5 points with him, 10 more since he left). New coach Jarrod Skalde has the team playing hard and taking points from some top teams. Still a rough season and the long playoff streak is toast, but give it a year or two and Guelph will be back.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on January 09, 2016, 01:38:52 PM
The worst part is Sarnia doesn't stand a hope in hell against the top teams in the Mid-West, might not even win their division the way Windsor is playing lately either. That is a hell of a price to pay for what could very well result in a 2nd round exit!

Here in Storm land things are improving since Bill Stewart resigned (5 points with him, 10 more since he left). New coach Jarrod Skalde has the team playing hard and taking points from some top teams. Still a rough season and the long playoff streak is toast, but give it a year or two and Guelph will be back.

Will Sarnia even get out of the 1st round?  If Sarnia doesn't win their division the 1st round right now would be:
Erie vs. Saginaw - 67 points vs 37 points
Windsor vs. SSM - 53 points vs. 40 points
London vs. Owen Sound - 59 points vs. 41 points
Kitchener vs. Sarnia - 58 points vs. 44 points

Even with Koneckny I don't think they are better than Kitchener.  I don't think Sarnia gets out of the 1st round.  They better hope that Philadelphia sends Koneckny back to the OHL next year.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on March 10, 2016, 05:40:39 AM
Flint beat Erie 5-3 last night.

Erie - 63GP 48 wins 97 points
London - 63GP 47 wins 97 points

The last two games of the season for the Knights and Otters are a home-and-home against each other.  Good times for OHL hockey fans.

The team that wins the division would play a sub-.500 Saginaw team in the first round.
The team that loses the division plays a considerably better Owen Sound team and then would play a very good Sarnia team in the 2nd round.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: L K on May 23, 2016, 05:27:45 PM
Screw off Sportsnet. 

They moved the London-Rouyn-Noranda game to 10:00 EST because the Jays play the Yankees on Tuesday.  If you can't balance your broadcast schedule, stop buying up every property.  Shame on the Canadian Hockey League for screwing over the fanbase of both the Ontario and Quebec leagues for a game featuring the OHL and QMJHL champions.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: Captain Canuck on July 29, 2016, 03:20:03 PM
The Sudbury Wolves have been sold to Sudbury businessman Dario Zulich pending league approval. Zulich has also been behind the push to get a new arena in Sudbury so this makes a lot of sense. His proposal is a privately funded 6000 seat arena with associated retail and commercial development named True North Strong Event Centre located on the Kingsway.
Nothing against the Burgess family, but maybe this is what it will take to finally bring a winner to Sudbury.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: herman on August 23, 2016, 09:07:49 AM
Anyone following this weird London Knights memorabilia legal drama?
Quote
The London #Knights have committed fraudulent activity. Arrests coming. Has to do with unauthentic memorabilia sold on CHL auction site.
— OHLInsiders(.com) (@OHLinsiders) August 22, 2016

More here: http://www.lfpress.com/2016/08/22/a-london-collector-who-paid--3510-for-a-game-jersey-worn-by-london-knights-star-mitch-marner-believes-its-actually-in-the-hockey-hall-of-fame
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 16, 2017, 01:20:14 AM
Holy hockey jerseys Batman!

The Sudbury Wolves will be donning Batman-themed jerseys in this upcoming weekend's game against the Niagara Ice Dogs, in a fundraiser auction for a charitable foundation for improving the health of children living in the north:


https://www.nhl.com/news/sudbury-wolves-to-wear-batman-themed-jerseys/c-286811084
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: herman on February 17, 2017, 09:41:24 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW9uRWhZ3nY[/youtube]

Is there a rule about this? One of the Knights (Brandon Crawley) loses his stick, so as he skates by, he grabs Strome's stick right out of his hands. So Strome takes Crawley's abandoned stick and promptly scores with it.
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 18, 2017, 03:24:53 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW9uRWhZ3nY[/youtube]

Is there a rule about this? One of the Knights (Brandon Crawley) loses his stick, so as he skates by, he grabs Strome's stick right out of his hands. So Strome takes Crawley's abandoned stick and promptly scores with it.


Yes, indeed there is:

Dylan Strome had the hockey world abuzz after scoring with Knights defenceman Brandon Crawley’s stick Wednesday in Erie. But sorry — fun police alert — the goal should never have occurred in the third period of the Otters’ 5-1 victory over their London rivals.

According to the rule book, Crawley should have been assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for ripping Strome’s stick out of his hands and playing with it. But it happened so fast in front of the net, the referees didn’t notice. “The fact Brandon grabbed the stick and was in the play with it is a minor penalty,” OHL vice-president Ted Baker said.


http://www.lfpress.com/2017/02/16/dylan-stromes-goal-illegal-but-counts]
Title: Re: OHL thread....
Post by: hockeyfan1 on May 30, 2017, 06:12:43 AM
The OHL's Windsor Spitfires won the 2017  Memorial Cup, led by Leafs' prospect Jeremy Bracco, over the Erie Otters Sunday night.

The Otters' Dylan Strome was named tourney MVP.

Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters had earlier been named CHL Player of the Year.

Story:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/windsor-spitfires-erie-otters-memorial-cup-final-1.4135386