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Friday Five: 5 OHL Winners from the 2017 NHL Draft

By: Bryan Thiel


Last weekend, countless dreams were realized after years of hard work.

The Steelheads’ Owen Tippett will forever be known as a top ten pick, Attack forward Nick Suzuki has the opportunity to be the face of a brand new franchise in Las Vegas, and Morgan Frost will be tied to Brayden Schenn once his time with the Greyhounds is up. The three of them joined Gabriel Vilardi (11th overall to Los Angeles) and Robert Thomas (20th overall to St. Louis) as first round picks and obvious winners in last weekend’s draft. Ultimately every player who heard their name called last weekend is a winner, but the most attention will be paid to those five names going forward.

With that in mind, here are five more names that are winners following the 2017 NHL Draft. Continue reading

CIBC Canada Russia Super Series: Team OHL Breakdown

unnamedOn Tuesday, the Ontario Hockey League announced the rosters for the two games against the Russian National Junior Team on the Ontario leg of the CIBC Canada Russia Super Series. The games will take place November 10th in North Bay and November 14th in Hamilton.

Traditionally, the Super Series offers Hockey Canada an extra look at players who are battling for a spot at Team Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior Championships. The rosters do go a little more in depth however, as not only are elite-level OHL players invited to take part, but typically a handful of second-year players are added to the roster in an effort to gauge them against higher competition (Michael McLeod and Nathan Bastian both played in the 2015 Super Series as draft eligibles). Continue reading