The odds of the 2018 Memorial Cup coming to Ontario look good at this point. While it would normally be the Quebec League’s turn to host the event, next year’s instalment will be up to a national bidding process for the special 100th anniversary edition.
It seems like only a matter of time before Dylan Strome stars for Team Canada once again on the international stage. After the Arizona Coyotes sent their top prospect back to the Erie Otters last week, it became obvious that he would be a key piece again for Canada’s World Junior Championship team.
For OHL Eastern Conference fans hoping their teams would get a bye to the Memorial Cup just by reaching the OHL final if the host Windsor Spitfires made it there as well, don’t hold your breath.
It's déjà vu for the Erie Otters, who are once again setting the bar high in the OHL Western Conference. While many figured they’d be in for a bit of a down year with Dylan Strome likely sticking in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes, the Otters are once again finding ways to win games thanks to some of the league’s top performers.
There’s something to be taken away from erasing a two-goal deficit, but for the most part, it wasn’t an opportunistic evening for Team OHL on Thursday.
A pair of former OHL players have been recognized for their efforts both on the ice and in the classroom by U Sports (formerly the CIS).
Sean Day has made a good first impression with the Windsor Spitfires, but how long will it last? At a young age, the talented defenceman has drawn attention partly because of his elite speed and offensive upside, but more so because of his defensive shortcomings.
Will Bitten is quite comfortable in his new surroundings. The star forward is with the Hamilton Bulldogs after being traded from the volatile Flint Firebirds at the end of September.
The Sarnia Sting are enjoying the best of both worlds. Every team in the OHL strives to develop NHL talent and the Sting have three players who made it onto big league clubs to start the season.
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