In the CCHL, young players get the chance to prove they can excel at higher levels of hockey. While some players win scholarships and move on to become solid NCAA players, others become leaders at the next level—and continue to dominate.
Josh Astorino has known for a couple of years now that he was capable of being a Junior A hockey goalie. But it has taken until his final season of junior eligibility for the 20-year-old to make the jump up to that level.
As the NCAA Hockey season is drawing to an end and the Conference races are heating up, it is time to begin voting for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA hockey.
Though their accomplishments do not include a national title, the Carleton Place Canadians have enjoyed far more success in recent years than any other Canadian Junior Hockey League franchise.
With six weeks remaining in their regular season schedule, the Kanata Lasers have already more than doubled the amount of wins they registered last season.
Captains are expected to make an impact, and Garrett McFadden is trying to do so in more ways than one. The Guelph Storm captain and last player remaining from Guelph’s 2014 OHL championship team has taken mental health seriously ever since his friend, Wes Cameron, died by suicide five years ago.
Calgary Flames netminder Chad Johnson became the first inductee into the Brooks Bandits’ Wall of Fame. The well-travelled 30-year-old goalie is in his first season with the Flames. He returned to Brooks on Jan. 20 for the evening honouring his junior accomplishments.
All indications are Canadian Junior Hockey League officials will once again be all smiles early during the National Hockey League’s Entry Draft this year.
The Merritt Centennials used to be rather successful in overtime matches. Two years ago, the Centennials managed to win seven of their nine contests that were decided with an OT session.
Connor Ryckman is once again a workhorse goaltender this season. But the Wellington Dukes’ 20-year-old puckstopper is certainly accustomed to this role at this point of his junior career.
It’s unlikely offensive stars Cole Busschaert or Xavier Couture will end up winning the Central Canada Hockey League scoring race this season.
The stars were out in Cornwall on Jan. 25. That would be many of the top Junior A hockey stars. They came to the eastern Ontario city to participate in the annual Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Prospects Game.
Around three quarters of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) season is in the books and one division in nearly sewn up while the other looks like a four-dog fight.
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