Forward Justin Michaelian is moving up to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Div. 1 hockey this coming season. Michaelian has committed to play at Ferris State University (FSU) in the fall in his native Michigan. His twin brother, Brendon, is playing at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh starting this autumn.
A who’s-who of hockey has been inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. Grant Fuhr, coach Wally Kozak, Mike Vernon, broadcaster Ron MacLean and two Canada Winter Games gold-medal winning teams — 1991 Team Alberta Female and 1999 Team Alberta Male — were enshrined at the AHHF Awards Gala held July 22 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore.
Thirty-four Western Hockey League prospects have been selected to audition for Hockey Alberta’s Canada Games team. Of the 35 players invited, all but one are WHL prospects as Alberta loads up in an attempt to win gold at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.
The NHL’s Dallas Stars have signed Kitchener Rangers left-winger Adam Mascherin to a three-year, entry-level contract. Mascherin, 20, recorded 86 points (40g 46a) for the Rangers in 67 OHL regular-season games during the 2017-18 campaign.
The next level. A hockey player’s evolution, to a degree, takes place on a ladder. It involves a long, at times daunting, climb up the rungs to the player’s ultimate goal.
Something to talk about. Jake Chiasson and mom Rachael would talk about hockey and anything else that crossed their minds on the hour-long drives from Abbotsford to any of the countless road games they attended over his minor-hockey career.
Did that just happen? You can excuse fans and parents for asking that question, because it’s not something you see at the rink every day. With his team breaking up the ice, 2018 Ontario HockeyNow Player Of The Year Jamie Drysdale decided to join the rush... while skating backwards.
It’s a process. If anyone is ready for the trials, tribulations and relocations hockey’s next level brings, it’s Sean Tschigerl. The Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Edmonton forward’s folks have logged countless miles en route to his winning the 2018 HockeyNews Alberta Player of the Year (POY) Award.
It doesn’t take long. One season, to be exact. When selected as the HockeyNow 2016 Player of the Year (POY) for Alberta, Bowen Byram was coming off a productive Bantam season (22 goals, 37 assists in 34 AMBHL games) with the Lethbridge Golden Hawks.
The Canadian Hockey League has a reputation for developing the best and brightest players up for grabs each year in the NHL Entry Draft, and this year was no exception.
For the third year in a row, a Junior A player from Canada has been selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, further cementing the strength of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) talent.
The puck drops early on elite hockey competition, as 40 of Canada’s top junior players have been invited to take part in the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase in Kamloops, B.C., later this month.
1) JUNIOR B UPDATE: KIJHL’s Castlegar Rebels announce new coach and GM; Sharp calling the shots for HJHL’s Three Hills Thrashers
2) On Top of the World: CSSHL Keeps Gaining Traction in Canada’s Hockey Landscape
3) Around the WHL: Eleven WHL players help Canada win Hlinka Gretzky gold; Tigers deal White to ICE
4) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm
5) Meet The Winners Of The 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player Of The Year Award Powered By Hockeyshot