Curtis Clairmont will always have a soft spot for two young Russian goalies, Leo Lazarev and Evgeny Kiselev. As president and director of hockey operations for the Waterloo Siskins, Clairmont signed both goalies to play in the Junior B Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League in back-to-back years, Lazarev in the 2013-14 season and Kiselev in 2014-15.
The outlook is bright for the Mississauga Steelheads. A year after falling short in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, the Steelheads are led by a number of NHL prospects and seem poised to finish high in the Eastern Conference standings.
It’s pretty clear who’s expected to be the top dogs in the OHL. With several NHL draftees in tow and a few budding prospects for the next two drafts, the Mississauga Steelheads appear to be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
Matthew Ferrari is grateful for the second chance. The 18-year-old defenceman returned to the Aud Thursday and joined 40 players vying for spots with the Kitchener Rangers at the team's training camp.
Expect to pay a little bit more to see a Hamilton Bulldogs game this season, or a little bit less. On Monday, the club announced new price points for its single-game tickets. Seats at centre ice and along the side boards are now $26, while those behind the goal lines are $22.
It’s the kind of move that has paid off before for the Arizona Coyotes, and they’re hoping it pays dividends again. Last year, they shipped veteran defenceman Keith Yandle to the New York Rangers for a package that included Anthony Duclair.
It’s a question being asked by a lot of hockey fans over the summer. Is Mitch Marner ready for the NHL? On one hand, it can be argued that he’s done everything he can through three seasons with the London Knights.
Despite the best efforts of 22 young men, Canada fell short at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament for the first time in nine years. Making matters worse, it was Team Canada’s inability to close games out that sealed their fate.
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