Opening Week is under our belt as we embark on the Thanksgiving long weekend! Here’s what’s happening across the League.

Storm, Attack and Firebirds make Week 1 edition of Kia CHL Top 10:
After Week 1 action, the Guelph Storm, Owen Sound Attack and Flint Firebirds find themselves in the Week 1 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings. WATCH

Petes’ Robertson named Cogeco OHL Player of the Week:
Seattle Kraken prospect Tucker Robertson of the Peterborough Petes is the Cogeco OHL Player of the Week, recording one goal, four assists and five points in a pair of victories. READ

Sting’s Gaudreau named OHL Goaltender of the Week:
San Jose Sharks prospect Ben Gaudreau of the Sarnia Sting is the OHL Goaltender of the Week with two victories, a 1.99 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. READ

OHL Plays of the Week:
Rolling out an OHL Opening Week edition of the OHL Plays of the Week! Guelph’s Matthew Poitras, Erie’s Carey Terrance, Sudbury’s David Goyette and Hamilton Bulldogs teammates Florian Xhekaj and Logan Morrison make the final cut. WATCH

OHL Saves of the Week:
See stops from Oshawa’s Patrick Leaver, Owen Sound’s Nick Chenard, Sudbury’s Joe Ranger, Flint’s Will Cranley, Peterborough’s Michael Simpson and Kingston’s Ivan Zhigalov in this season’s first edition of Saves of the Week. WATCH

15 first goals in OHL Milestone Moments:
Syngenta and Grain Farmers of Ontario present a total of 15 first career OHL goals from Opening Week action. WATCH

OHL Weekend Notebook:
The OHL Weekend Notebook recaps the weekend that was with news, information and interesting facts from both on and off the ice. READ

Wiseman steps into lead coaching role for the Storm:
Associate Coach Chad Wiseman is being promoted to Head Coach of the Storm after the team announced that Head Coach Scott Walker will be stepping away from his coaching duties to address health concerns. READ

Bulldogs’ Staios joins Oilers in player development role:
The Edmonton Oilers have hired Hamilton Bulldogs president and general manager Steve Staios in a player development role. READ

Bulldogs name Matt Turek interim General Manager:
With Steve Staios taking a position with the Edmonton Oilers, the Hamilton Bulldogs have named Matt Turek their interim General Manager. READ

Otters’ Lalonde signs with Blue Jackets:
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Nolan Lalonde to a three-year entry level contract. Lalonde attended training camp as a free agent invitee. READ

Steelheads’ Beck signs with Canadiens:
The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Owen Beck to a three-year entry level contract. Beck was selected 33rd overall in the 2022 NHL Draft. READ

Knights’ Mailloux signs with Canadiens:
The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenseman Logan Mailloux to a three-year entry level contract. Mailloux was selected 31st overall in the 2021 NHL Draft. READ

Steelheads’ Schwindt signs with Panthers:
Mississauga Steelheads Forward Kai Schwindt has signed a three-year entry-level NHL contract with the Florida Panthers Undrafted, Schwindt attended Florida’s 2022-2023 Training Camp. READ

Spirit name Bloom captain:
The Saginaw Spirit are pleased to announce that Buffalo Sabres prospect Josh Bloom has been named the 22nd captain in the history of the team. READ

Wolves name Holmes captain:
The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that they have named Dallas Stars prospect Jacob Holmes as the team’s captain for the Wolves’ 50th anniversary season. READ

Greyhounds name McConnell-Barker captain:
The Soo Greyhounds are pleased to announce New York Rangers prospect Bryce McConnell-Barker as captain for the 2022-2023 season. READ

Bulldogs name Morrison captain:
The Hamilton Bulldogs are pleased to announce 2022 OHL Playoff MVP Logan Morrison the sixth captain in franchise history. READ

OHL This Week Podcast:
The OHL This Week Podcast returns to the airwaves to kick-off the 2022-23 season! LISTEN

Will Haley commits to Steelheads:
The Mississauga Steelheads have received a commitment from defenceman Will Haley. Haley was selected in the first round (13th overall) of the 2022 U18 Draft. READ

Caleb Van De Ven commits to Greyhounds:
The Soo Greyhounds have received a commitment from 13th round 2020 OHL Priority Selection choice Caleb Van De Ven who joins the team’s blueline. READ

Jakub Chromiak commits to Wolves:
The Sudbury Wolves have received a commitment from 7th overall pick in the 2022 CHL Import Draft Slovakia’s Jakub Chromiak. READ

Dustin Good commits to Greyhounds:
The Kitchener Rangers have received a commitment from 1st round 2022 U18 Priority Selection choice Dustin Good to a standard player agreement with the Hounds. READ

Sights & Sounds: Entering a new era on opening night in Niagara:
Sights and sounds from a thrilling opening night in Niagara as Zakary Lavoie came up big with his first career OHL hat trick in a Mississauga Steelheads overtime win. WATCH


OHL partners with Syngenta Canada and Grain Farmers of Ontario to present CMHA Ontario’s Talk Today Program:
The OHL has joined together with Syngenta Canada and Grain Farmers of Ontario, who will serve as presenting sponsors of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division’s Talk Today program, now entering its ninth season. READ

OHL partners with Their Opportunity for National Truth & Reconciliation Day:
This National Truth & Reconciliation Day, the OHL partnered with Their Opportunity to highlight the work done by Randy Gill, Graham McWaters and countless volunteers and donors to make the Indigenous Hockey Equipment Drive possible. WATCH

Colts set to honour the late Dale Hawerchuk:
The Barrie Colts will be honouring former Head Coach, Dale Hawerchuk at home on Saturday, October 8th. There will be a special pre-game ceremony honouring Dale, as well as guest speakers, video presentations, and a special presentation revealing an honourary Dale Hawerchuk banner. Tickets are on sale now. More at barriecolts.com

Spitfires set to host Champions Night on Thursday:
The Western Conference Champion Windsor Spitfires will be raising their championship banner at home on Thursday night where fans will also receive limited edition calendars with all of the greatest moments from last years Wayne Gretzky Trophy Cup run.

Fronts set to host 1970s night on Friday:
The Kingston Frontenacs are set to host a 1970s theme night at home on Friday that will feature hits from the past and highlight the 1970s Kingston Canadians era. There will also be a special ceremony held before the game for Len Coyle.


OHL mourns the loss of Andre Payette:
The Ontario Hockey League is saddened by news of the loss of former Soo Greyhounds and Kingston Frontenacs forward Andre Payette. READ

Generals’ Foster joins Coyotes as Development Coach:
The Arizona Coyotes have named Kurtis Foster as a development coach. Foster most recently served on the OHL’s Oshawa Generals coaching staff in 2021-22 and was promoted to interim co-head coach in March, helping the club secure a playoff berth. READ

Rychel joins Oilers as pro scout:
Former Windsor Spitfires general manager and Barrie Colts head coach Warren Rychel is back in the game after joining the Edmonton Oilers as a pro scout. Rychel, who architected back-to-back Memorial Cup championship teams in 2009 and 2010, served as a scout for the Arizona Coyotes prior to his tenure in Windsor. READ


– All games streaming on OHL Live
– Radio and TV broadcast information

Thursday October 6th
Sudbury at Windsor – 7:05pm
North Bay at Peterborough – 7:05pm
Niagara at Barrie – 7:30pm

Friday October 7th
North Bay at Kingston – 7:00pm
Kitchener at Ottawa – 7:00pm
Erie at Mississauga – 7:00pm
Oshawa at Niagara – 7:00pm
Sault Ste. Marie at London – 7:00pm
Saginaw at Sarnia – 7:05pm
Flint at Guelph – 7:30pm
Hamilton at Owen Sound – 7:30pm

Saturday October 8th
Oshawa at Hamilton – 7:00pm
North Bay at Ottawa – 7:00pm
Guelph at Niagara – 7:00pm
Sudbury at Flint– 7:00pm
London at Erie – 7:00pm
Windsor at Saginaw – 7:05pm
Peterborough at Barrie – 7:30pm
Mississauga at Owen Sound – 7:30pm

Sunday October 9th
Kitchener at Kingston – 2:00pm
Sault Ste. Marie at Sarnia – 2:05pm (Free for TSN subscribers)
Sudbury at Saginaw – 5:30pm

Monday October 10th
Sault Ste. Marie at Windsor – 2:05pm


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