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Top U16 (2007) Teams in Ontario: London Jr. Knights

The London Jr. Knights, unfortunately, capped off the past season as the 19th-ranked team in Ontario. London won the 2019-20 Alliance Championship and was ranked as high as the second-best team in Ontario.  London's showing this season was due to the loss of two players, Ryan Roobroeck and Ethan Weir. Both players suited up for the 2006 team, although back for the 2022-23 season. After, both were denied early access to the OHL with exceptional status. Ryan Roobroeck is an exceptional player. He was second in points last season playing with 2006-born-players. In 35 Alliance games, he recorded 82 points, leading his entire team. Roobroeck and the Knights competed in the 2022 OHL Cup, where he scored seven points in just five games. Ethan Weir is another player that can turn a team around. The youngster scored 42 points in 35 Alliance games. He has more points than OHL third-round pick Broden McConnell-Barker and just less than first-round pick Jett Luchanko. Look out for the London J

2021-22 OHL First All-Star Team

Centre – Wyatt Johnston , Windsor Spitfires Wyatt Johnston was named the OHL's Most Outstanding Player, thus pretty much guaranteeing himself a spot on the all-star team. The Dallas Stars' first-round pick had a remarkable season, leading his team to the OHL finals. Johnston scored 41 points in 25 playoff games and 124 points in 68 regular season games. Left Wing – Brennan Othmann , Flint Firebirds The former Don Mills Flyers superstar has excelled every since playing for Flint. Othmann has taken his game to a different level, scoring 97 points in 66 games. He is not likely to return to Flint after signing his entry-level contract with the New York Rangers earlier this season. Right Wing – Brandon Coe , North Bay Battalion The Ajax native has had a productive season proving to be one of the best forwards in the OHL. Coe helped a past struggling Battalion team to the playoffs. He did this by scoring 101 points in 62 games, an upgrade from his 2019-20 season where he scored 57 po

Prospect Preview: Bryce McConnell-Barker

Bryce McConnell-Barker is a centerman currently playing for Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL. Bryce stands at 6'1'' and weighs 193 pounds. He is the older brother of Broden McConnell-Barker. McConnell-Barker is originally from London, Ontario, the city he played his minor hockey. In his OHL draft year, he played for the London Jr. Knights. Bryce played in 33 games, scoring 48 points at the Alliance U16 AAA level. Thus, leading his team in scoring while playing with Dylan Roobroeck. He concluded the season by being awarded Alliance Play of The Year. The youngster even got to play in the GOJHL (a junior team) as a call-up. In his six-game stint, McConnell-Barker scored three goals and three assists. The London-native would be drafted 4th overall by SOO during the 2020 OHL Entry Draft. Unfortunately, McConnell-Barker would not be able to play in the 2020-21 season due to the OHL shutting down due to Covid-19. The OHL resumed during the 2021-22 season, and McConnell-Barker got his

OHL Finals - Game 7: Windsor vs Hamilton

The final game of the OHL season occurs tonight. The winner takes all, Hamilton and Windsor battle for The OHL Championship and a spot at The Memorial Cup. At 7:00 p.m., Game 7 of the OHL Championships will take place at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. So far: Game 1 –  Windsor 4 at Hamilton 3 Game 2 –  Windsor 4 at Hamilton 5 Game 3 –  Hamilton 3 at Windsor 6 Game 4 –  Hamilton 3 at Windsor 2 Game 5 –  Windsor 2 at Hamilton 3 Game 6 –  Hamilton 2 at Windsor 5 The visiting Windsor Spitfires are led by OHL's Most Outstanding Play of The Year, Wyatt Johnston. The Dallas Stars pick led all players in playoff points with 41 while also putting up an OHL high of 124 points in the regular season. The Spits will also rely on Will Cuylle, a former third-round pick. He is third in OHL Playoffs scoring, with 15 goals and 16 assists. The home team Hamilton Bulldogs is one of the most dynamic teams in the entire CHL. Boosting their roster with the trade deadline pickup of Mason McTavish, H

Prospect Preview: Danny Zhilkin (Guelph Storm)

  Danny Zhilkin, also known as Daniil, is a top-rated North American prospect. Zhilkin originally grew up in Moskva, Russia. He would then move to Canada to pursue hockey.  Zhilkin played for The Toronto Marlboros organization in the GTHL (Greater Toronto Hockey League), a youth hockey league. Zhilkin was eligible for the 2019 OHL Draft, along with fellow teammates Wyatt Johnston, Ethan Del Mastro, and Artem Guryev. In his OHL draft year, Zhilkin would play 69 games and score a solid 32 goals and 25 points. He would be selected to play in the GTHL All-Star game, and his team would play in The OHL Cup. Danny played in four OHL Cup round-robin games scoring two points. Danny Zhilkin would be selected 14th overall by the Guelph Storm during the OHL Entry Draft. That summer Zhilkin, would sign and agree to play for Guelph. During his first OHL season (2019-20), the rookie would play 60 games. He would score just 15 points in a limited rookie role. Although Zhilkin would be selected to play

Q/A w/ Gervais, Tavares, McSorley, Pitt, Dufort and Blagden

Sebastien Gervais (Saginaw Spirit OHL) 1. Favourite Hockey Team? - The Montreal Canadiens 2. Favourite Hockey Memory? - Hotels with the team, mini-sticks, walks, pool 3. Who is a person you look up to? - My brother. Always a huge role model pushing me through everything. Beating me up so I can be better. Justin Tavares (Vaughan Kings U16/Soo Saint Marie Greyhounds OHL) 1. Favourite Hockey Team? - The Toronto Maple Leafs 2. Favourite Hockey Memory? - The 2021 Silver Stick 3. Who is a person you look up to? - John Tavares Tye McSorley (London Knights OHL) 1. Favourite Hockey Team? - The Florida Panthers 2. Favourite Hockey Memory? - Winning at Budweiser Gardens 3. Who is a person you look up to? - My parents Riley Pitt (Oshawa Generals OHL) 1. Favourite Hockey Team? - The Montreal Canadiens  2. Favourite Hockey Memory? - Getting drafted into the OHL 3. Who is a person you look up to? - Dad Ludovic Dufort (Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL) 1. Favourite Hockey Team? - The Pittsburgh Penguin

2022 Draft Prospect Rankings - Top CHL Players

1. Shane Wright - Kingston (OHL) Shane Wright is the obvious choice to go first overall at the upcoming NHL Draft. The consensus number one selection has been in the media for years. Wright was given Exceptional Status by the CHL to allow him to play in the OHL during the 2019-2020 season (as an underaged player). This season Wright had 32 goals and 62 assists in 63 games with the Kingston Frontenacs. The dynamic playmaker also played for Team Canada's World Juniors Team and assisted once in two games.  2. Matthew Savoie - Winnipeg (WHL) Savoie has one of the best playmaking abilities in the entire draft. The Alberta native split his 2020-2021 season with The Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL and The Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. In total, he scored 24 goals and 20 assists in just 38 games. This season with the Winnipeg Ice, Savoie ended with an impressive 55 assists and 90 points. 3. Conor Geekie - Winnipeg Ice (WHL) Geekie, a teammate of top-rated prospect Matthew Savoie

Who is Shane Wright?

Shane Wright is a high-end prospect in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Wright is originally from Burlington, Ontario, and played his minor hockey with the Don Mills Flyers organization. In 72 games with the Flyers in his U-16 season, he scored a total of 150 points. He and his teammates also won the OHL Cup. Wright would then be given exceptional status by the CHL and be selected first overall by the Kingston Frontenacs during the 2019 OHL Draft. In addition, he would be drafted 175th overall by the Chicago Steel in the 2021 USHL Draft (the junior hockey league in the United States). In his first season with Kingston, Wright would be selected to wear the "A". In 58 games, he would score 66 points. However, the Frontenacts were one of the worst teams in the entire OHL. He would also be selected for the U17s and play in five games with Team Canada Black. He would captain the team and score four goals and three assists. Due to the pandemic, the 2020–21 OHL season would ultimately be c

2022 OHL Cup Preview

The annual OHL Cup, powered by the GTHL, will begin in four days. What exactly is the OHL Cup? A showcase of the most talented U-16 (born in 2006) hockey teams in Ontario, as well as one club from the United States. Twenty teams will compete for the title of OHL Cup Champions, as well as the opportunity to lift the most prestigious minor-hockey trophy. The top four teams from the GTHL, OMHA, and Alliance are automatically entered into the tournament (meaning they advanced to the semi-finals of their respective leagues). While one team from the United States, HNO and NOHA are also automatically entered. To qualify for the tournament, ten more top-ranked teams must compete in a wild-card game. The wild-card games, which are win-or-go, will begin on March 29th. The opponents have yet to be determined. All games will take place at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto, with the championship game taking place at Ryerson University's Mattamy Athletic Centre. The London Jr. Knights, Brantford 99ers,