The CHL Import Draft is an opportunity for European prospects to give NHL scouts a better look at their skills. This season, five 2016 imports have made the most of their chance to showcase themselves.
Alex DeBrincat became a part of OHL history on February 20, 2017. In the Erie Otters’ game against the Oshawa Generals, DeBrincat scored twice to become the first player in 40 years to score 50 goals in three consecutive seasons.
There are roughly 10 games left in the junior hockey season, and bonafide Memorial Cup contenders are separating themselves from the rest of the pack.
The Firebirds franchise suffered through a messy inaugural year in Flint, thanks to some nepotistic drama, a full-team walkout and an OHL intervention. A year later, the team is preparing for its first appearance in the playoffs since rebranding — and could unseat a powerful team in the first round.
The Oshawa Generals could very well have their cake and eat it too. Approaching the trade deadline, general manager Roger Hunt faced the dilemma of whether to sacrifice some of its young players and draft picks for star power – knowing they were atop the Eastern Conference – in order to contend for a spot in the 2017 Memorial Cup, or sell off some veterans in the hopes of spicing up their line up for next year, when they’re bidding to host the Memorial Cup.
Hockey is a family sport, and over the years there have been too many great sets of brothers to count. Today, each junior league in the CHL has several pairs of brothers in its ranks. To satisfy geographic and logistic concerns, they often end up playing together on the same team.
It has now been a month since the trade deadline came and went across the CHL leagues, and one team from each has put themselves in a terrific position to compete for junior hockey’s most treasured prize—the Memorial Cup.
Dylan Strome has had a remarkable OHL career. For those who follow junior hockey, that’s already well known, but it’s worth stating again after he set an Erie Otters franchise record in all-time points.
A tragic, hate-fueled mosque shooting on Sunday night made for a sombre Monday morning in Quebec City, but after some deliberation it was decided that the CHL/NHL Prospects game would proceed as planned.
On Monday, January 30, Team Cherry put an end to a six year drought at the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Without a victory since 2012, Team Cherry outlasted off Team Orr 7-5 in the offensive battle at Centre Videotron in Quebec City.
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.
International Scouting Services (ISS) releases their fourth list of the season, the Top 31 NHL Draft Eligible Prospects for January. Sitting at number 12 is Nicolas Hague, a hulking defenceman who is capable of making his presence known every shift on the ice.
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