2020 Draft: Lafreniere among Central Scouting’s players to watch

Alexis Lafreniere, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, earned an A rating in NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch list released Monday.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound left wing could become the third player from Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League chosen No. 1 in the NHL Draft. The last one from Rimouski selected No. 1 was center Sidney Crosby by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2005, and before that was center Vincent Lecavalier by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1998. Lafreniere has 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) and 45 shots on goal in seven games for the Oceanic this season.

The players to watch list is Central Scouting’s compilation of top prospects from all the major development leagues throughout North America and Europe. The list is updated throughout the season while scouts travel to evaluate the players live.

The players on the list with A ratings are considered potential first-round picks. Players with a B rating are considered possible second- or third-round choices, and those with C ratings are potential fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round selections.

“Alexis Lafreniere is justly viewed as the consensus No. 1 for the 2020 NHL Draft,” said Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting. “His play and development over the past two seasons make him worthy of this distinction. Once the 2019-20 season gets underway, there are a number of prospects who will look to challenge to be ranked as the top prospect.”

Lafreniere, 17, doesn’t expect the pressure as the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft to affect his play during his third QMJHL season.

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OHL’s Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders: September

Sure, most teams have yet to play a handful of games, but the calendar has switched from September to October (are you getting ready for winter yet?) so it’s time to look at the first time draft eligible player statistical leaders as we begin the journey towards the 2020 National Hockey League Draft.

Three things we know for sure: 1) the list of names today will not be the same in March. 2) Barring a catastrophe or major injury, expect to see Quinton Byfield to stay at or near the top of the lists. 3) Same goes for Jamie Drysdale among blueliners.

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Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves. Photo by OHL Images

Byfield leads the way in goals, points and tied for top spot in assists. Not only does he lead the league’s draft eligible players in points, but he leads the entire OHL. A sure fire top 5 pick in Montreal on June 26, 2020 but there are those (yours truly included) that believe that he could challenge for the number one spot at season’s end.

Here’s a look at the statistical leaders. As always, we take great care in compiling stats, but always refer to the OHL Website for official stats.

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Quinton Byfield Sudbury Wolves 5 6 6 12
Tyson Foerster Barrie Colts 4 4 4 8
Jamie Drysdale Erie Otters 5 2 6 8
Antonio Stranges London Knights 4 5 2 7
Jaromir Pytlik Soo Greyhounds 4 2 5 7
Oliver Suni Oshawa Generals 4 2 5 7
Cole Perfetti Saginaw Spirit 5 1 6 7
Jack Thompson Sudbury Wolves 5 3 3 6
Evan Vierling Flint Firebirds 4 1 5 6
Ty Tullio Oshawa Generals 4 2 3 5
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Quinton Byfield Sudbury Wolves 5 6 1.20
Antonio Stranges London Knights 4 5 1.25
Tyson Foerster Barrie Colts 4 4 1.00
Jack Thompson Sudbury Wolves 5 3 0.60
Hayden Fowler Erie Otters 3 3 1.00
Jamie Drysdale Erie Otters 5 2 0.40
Jaromir Pytlik Soo Greyhounds 4 2 0.50
Oliver Suni Oshawa Generals 4 2 0.50
Ty Tullio Oshawa Generals 4 2 0.50
Marco Rossi Ottawa 67’s 2 2 1.00
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Quinton Byfield Sudbury Wolves 5 6 1.20
Jamie Drysdale Erie Otters 5 6 1.20
Cole Perfetti Saginaw Spirit 5 6 1.20
Luke Evangelista London Knights 4 5 1.25
Jaromir Pytlik Soo Greyhounds 4 5 1.25
Oliver Suni Oshawa Generals 4 5 1.25
Evan Vierling Flint Firebirds 4 5 1.25
Tanner Dickinson Soo Greyhounds 4 4 1.00
Tyson Foerster Barrie Colts 4 4 1.00
Ruben Rafkin Windsor Spitfires 4 4 1.00
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Jamie Drysdale Erie Otters 5 2 6 8
Jack Thompson Sudbury Wolves 5 3 3 6
Ruben Rafkin Windsor Spitfires 4 0 4 4
Ole Bjorgvik-Holm Mississauga Steelheads 4 0 3 3
Colton Kammerer Sarnia Sting 3 1 1 2
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Quinton Byfield Sudbury Wolves 5 +8
Tyson Foerster Barrie Colts 4 +7
Tanner Dickinson Soo Greyhounds 4 +5
David Jesus Oshawa Generals 4 +5
Jaromir Pytlik Soo Greyhounds 4 +5
Oliver Suni Oshawa Generals 4 +5
Igor Chibrikov Owen Sound Attack 4 +4
Marcus Gretz Flint Firebirds 2 +3
Goaltenders Leaders – Goals Against Average
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Xavier Medina Windsor Spitfires 1 60 1 1.00
Will Cranley Ottawa 67’s 1 60 2 2.00
Nick Chenard Owen Sound Attack 1 60 2 2.00
Marco Costantini Hamilton Bulldogs 1 60 2 2.00
Tucker Tynan Niagara Ice Dogs 5 225 9 2.40
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage
Player Team GP SH SVS SV%
Nick Chenard Owen Sound Attack 1 39 37 0.949
Xavier Medina Windsor Spitfires 1 19 18 0.947
Marco Costantini Hamilton Bulldogs 1 35 33 0.943
Owen Bennett Guelph Storm 1 42 39 0.929
Will Cranley Ottawa 67’s 1 24 22 0.917

2019-2020 OHL Draft Eligible Players

The puck drops on the 2019-2020 Ontario Hockey League season on Thursday September 19 when the Sudbury Wolves visit the Niagara Ice Dogs as the only game on the docket. It gets into full swing Friday when 9 games will be contested.

While there are bound to be a few players sent to the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League or the Ontario Junior Hockey League (among other places), all 20 OHL teams have submitted their opening night rosters. Who will play and who will be a scratch however, is yet to be determined.

With the rosters now set, it’s time to look at the updated list of players available for the 2020 National Hockey League Draft that will be skating in the 20 OHL cities. As always, these are players eligible for the draft for the first time – those passed over in 2018 or 2019 are not included. And if you missed our players to watch list, you can find that here.

Jamie Drysdale of the Erie Otters. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Jamie Drysdale of the Erie Otters. Photo by Terry Wilson, OHL Images
BARRIE COLTS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
28 Riley Piercey RW 6’3 182 Mississauga, Ontario
57 Matthew Sredl D 6’0 190 Raleigh, N. Carolina
71 Tyson Foerster C 5’11 189 Alliston, Ontario
ERIE OTTERS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Jamie Drysdale D 5’11 165 Toronto, Ontario
13 Elias Cohen C 5’10 147 Toronto, Ontario
14 Hayden Fowler RW 5’10 185 Kingston, Ontario
25 Marcus Gillard D 6’2 185 Welland, Ontario
53 Cameron Morton D 6’1 192 Kingston, Ontario
74 Noah Sedore LW 5’8 160 Sharon, Ontario
91 Brendan Hoffman RW 6’2 200 Charlotte, N. Carolina
FLINT FIREBIRDS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Tyler Deline D 5’10 150 Peterborough, Ontario
8 Michael Bianconi D 5’11 161 Toronto, Ontario
22 Marcus Gretz D 6’3 215 Macomb, Michigan
41 Evan Vierling C 6′ 155 Aurora, Ontario
73 Jack Harper D 5’10 175 Guelph, Ontario
GUELPH STORM
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
11 Andrei Bakanov RW 6’2 219 Moscow, Russia
22 Ben McFarlane RW 5’9 160 Ayr, Ontario
21 Ty Collins RW 6’0 157 Newmarket, Ontario
24 Matthew Papais LW 5’10 170 Nobleton, Ontario
23 Zack Terry D 6’1 180 Oakville, Ontario
25 Clark Hiebert D 6’2 196 Oakville, Ontario
26 Luka Profaca D 6’1 170 Mississauga, Ontario
28 Cooper Walker C 6′ 170 Cambridge, Ontario
37 Owen Bennett G 6’3 202 Georgetown, Ontario
HAMILTON BULLDOGS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
2 Micahel Renwick D 5’11 175 Mississauga, Ontario
9 Logan Morrison C 5’11 170 Guelph, Ontario
25 Davis Young C 6′ 175 Mississauga, Ontario
42 Cameron Supryka D 6’2 180 Belleville, Ontario
92 George Diaco LW 5’7 160 London, Ontario
KINGSTON FRONTENACS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
12 Luke Drewitt LW 6’2 180 London, Ontario
17 Kallaway Mercer LW 5’10 164 Port Hope, Ontario
43 Jacob Murray D 6’3 188 Oakville, Ontario
67 Nick Wong RW 5’9 170 Erin, Ontario
74 Zade Wisdom C 5’10 199 Toronto, Ontario
KITCHENER RANGERS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
19 Joseph Serpa C 5’8 180 Cambridge, Ontario
20 Isaac Langdon C 6′ 175 Oakville, Ontario
25 Declan McDonnell RW 5’10 171 Lake View, New York
26 Ville Ottavainen D 6’4 195 Oulu, Finland
37 Donavan Sebrango D 6′ 176 Kingston, Ontario
55 Reid Valade RW 5’10 155 Caledon, Ontario
61 Ryan Stepien RW 5’10 175 Stoney Creek, Ontario
LONDON KNIGHTS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Avery Winslow D 6′ 185 St Pete Beach, Florida
14 Luke Evangelista RW 5’11 165 Oakville, Ontario
16 Sean McGurn C 5’11 176 Ottawa, Ontario
27 Kirill Steklov D 6’4 185 Tallinn, Estonia
40 Antonio Stranges LW 5’10 178 Plymouth, Ontario
45 Gerard Keane D 5’10 167 Homer Glen, Illinois
62 Sahil Panwar LW 6′ 178 Mississauga, Ontario
30 Brett Brochu G 5’11 156 Tillbury, Ontario
84 Mathias Onuska G 6’3 180 Waterloo, Ontario
MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
7 Craig Spence D 6’2 170 Chatham, Ontario
14 James Hardie LW 5’11 183 Innisfil, Ontario
18 Michael Stubbs C 5’8 175 Thunder Bay, Ontario
21 William Portokalis C 5’10 178 Mississauga, Ontario
23 Callan Christner LW 6′ 178 New Hamburg, Ontario
37 Charlie Callaghan D 5’8 167 Toronto, Ontario
43 Max Dodig LW 5’11 175 Toronto, Ontario
88 Ole Bjorgvik-Holm D 6’1 180 Oslo, Norway
94 Aiden Prueter C 5’10 165 London, Ontario
NIAGARA ICEDOGS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
11 Jonah De Simone RW 5’10 165 Richmond Hill, Ontario
13 Cameron Snow C 5’8 155 Thornton, Ontario
14 Giancarlo Chanton D 6′ 174 Busserach, Switzerland
21 Ethan Sims C 5’9 143 Hamilton, Ontario
27 AJ Cook D 6′ 180 St Catherines, Ontario
73 Jake Uberti C 6’1 185 Toronto, Ontario
1 Tucker Tynan G 6’1 159 Chicago, Illinois
NORTH BAY BATTALION
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
5 Pacey Schlueting D 6’1 180 North Bay, Ontario
8 Niki Korpialho LW 6’1 172 Aura, Finland
9 Josh Currie LW 6’2 164 Pickering, Ontario
12 David Campbell LW 6’1 181 Sault Ste Marie, Ont
21 Brandon Coe RW 6’4 185 Ajax, Ontario
23 Cameron Peters C 6’3 179 Toronto, Ontario
26 Kyle Jackson LW 6’2 187 Ottawa, Ontario
2 James Mayotte D 6’1 190 Mallorytown, Ontario
OSHAWA GENERALS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
8 Dawson McKinney RW 5’11 170 Caistorville, Ontario
12 Lleyton Moore D 5’9 165 Woodbridge, Ontario
19 Oliver Suni RW 6’2 183 Kempele, Finland
67 Ryan Gagner LW 5’11 181 Tecumseh, Ontario
71 Ty Tullio RW 5’11 162 Lakeshore, Ontario
33 Zachary Paputsakis G 6’3 186 Rockland, Ontario
OTTAWA 67’S
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
10 Cameron Tolnai C 6’2 178 Oakville, Ontario
13 Dylan Robinson LW 6’1 171 Pickering, Ontario
21 Yanic Crete C 6’1 178 L’Original, Ontario
22 Jack Quinn RW 6’1 174 Cobden, Ontario
23 Marco Rossi C 5’9 174 Feldkirch, Austria
12 Anthony Costantini D 6’1 161 Hamilton, Ontario
26 Alec Belanger D 6′ 179 Barrie, Ontario
31 Will Cranley G 6’3 172 Peterborough, Ontario
OWEN SOUND ATTACK
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Igor Chibrikov D 6’7 181 Toronto, Ontario
6 Nolan Seed D 6’0 171 Newboro, Ontario
10 Jashua Samanski C 6’3 164 Germany
16 Logan LeSage C 6′ 183 Nepean, Ontario
28 Mark Woolley D 6’2 202 St Thomas, Ontario
31 Nick Chenard G 6’4 189 Tecumseh, Ontario
PETERBOROUGH PETES
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
7 Shawn Spearing D 6’0 183 Toronto, Ontario
15 Keegan McMullen LW 6′ 163 Cambridge, Ontario
21 Cameron Butler RW 6’4 197 Ottawa, Ontario
23 Dustin Hutton LW 5’9 145 Etobicoke, Ontario
30 Tye Austin G 6’4 199 Pembroke, Ontario
SAGINAW SPIRIT
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
7 Ian Lemieux D 6’0 180 Midland, Ontario
8 Sabastian Bulovs LW 6′ 180 Brampton, Ontario
11 Ethan Cardwell RW 5’10 175 Courtice, Ontario
22 Mitchell Smith D 5’10 175 Saginaw, Michigan
91 Cole Perfetti LW 5’10 180 Whitby, Ontario
32 Carter Tahk G 6’0 180 Mississauga, Ontario
SARNIA STING
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
12 Nolan DeGurse LW 6’1 185 Peterborough, Ontario
16 Theo Hill C 6’0 175 Hagersville, Ontario
17 Owen Saye RW 5’11 170 Toronto, Ontario
18 Nolan Dillingham D 6’1 185 Mississauga, Ontario
44 Jacob Perreault RW 5’11 198 Hinsdale, Illinois
61 Anthony Tabak LW 6’5 204 Oakville, Ontario
77 Colton Kammerer D 6’1 180 Brooklin, Ontario
SAULT STE MARIE GREYHOUNDS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
15 Alex Johnston C 6′ 172 Stittsville, Ontario
17 Matthew Hallushak D 6’3 197 Thunder Bay, Ontario
21 Ryan O’Rourke D 6’1 169 Pickering, Ontario
23 Rory Kerins LW 5’10 173 Caledon, Ontario
25 Dominic Muffareh RW 5’10 168 Livonia, Michigan
26 Jaromir Pytlik RW 6’2 192 Dacice, Czech Republic
28 Calvin Watson RW 5’10 166 Peterborough, Ontario
71 Tanner Dickinson LW 5’11 148 Perrysburg, Ohio
SUDBURY WOLVES
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Nathan Ribau D 6’1 185 Oakville, Ontario
7 Isaak Phillips D 6’3 174 Barrie, Ontario
22 Jack Thompson D 6’1 172 Courtice, Ontario
55 Quinton Byfield C 6’5 214 Newmarket, Ontario
74 Giordano Biondi C 5’10 166 Sudbury, Ontario
WINDSOR SPITFIRES
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
5 Dylan Robinson D 6’3 183 Simcoe, Ontario
13 Will Cuylle LW 6’2 200 Toronto, Ontario
25 Kyle McDonald RW 6’4 186 Ottawa, Ontario
88 Ruben Rafkin D 5’11 188 Turku, Finland
93 Jean-Luc Foudy C 5’11 163 Scarborough, Ontario
30 Xavier Medina G 6’0 181 Detroit, Michigan

Wolves off to fast start at training camp

Quinton Byfield is entering a pivotal season in his hockey career, but the Sudbury Wolves star centreman is taking things in stride.

And what a long, powerful stride it is.

The skilled 6-foot-5, 215-pound Newmarket, Ont. native, a top-rated prospect for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, credits his parents, Clinton Byfield and Nicole Kasper, as well as his agent, Jeff Jackson, for keeping him grounded.

“They have been talking to me all summer about it,” said Byfield, who only turned 17 on Aug. 19. “They said I haven’t thought about my draft any other season, so why should this one be so different? They told me there’s going to be a lot of ups and downs, so just keep a level head and keep going.”

Story by Ben Leeson of the Sudbury Star. Continue reading

With eyes opened, Stranges now gunning for NHL top 20 pick

He has already unleashed his offensive wizardry in the opening three days of Knights training camp.

The next steps for Antonio Stranges are to help lead London’s attack and convince NHL teams he is worthy of a high selection next June in Montreal — preferably in the spotlight of Friday night’s first round.

“That’s my goal — I’d like to be in the top 20 picks,” the 17-year-old sophomore winger said. “I watched the draft on TV this year and it looks real special to get your name called, walk up on that stage and put that NHL uniform on for the first time.

“That’s something I want to do and if I play my game, I can achieve that.”

Story by Ryan Pyette of the London Free Press. Continue reading

OHL’s 2020 Draft Eligible Players

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Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves. Photo by OHL Images

Ontario Hockey League training camps are well on their way and so is the exhibition schedule and it’s time to look at the players eligible for the 2020 National Hockey League draft.

While the list is fluid and could change by the hour as teams begin to make their cuts as the season nears, we’ve attempted to gather the list of players available for the first time that are participating at OHL camps.

Here is the breakdown by team of those players:

BARRIE COLTS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
28 Riley Piercey RW 6’3 182 Mississauga, Ontario
57 Matthew Sredl D 6’0 190 Raleigh, N. Carolina
71 Tyson Foerster C 5’11 189 Alliston, Ontario
ERIE OTTERS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Jamie Drysdale D 5’11 165 Toronto, Ontario
13 Elias Cohen C 5’10 147 Toronto, Ontario
14 Hayden Fowler RW 5’10 185 Kingston, Ontario
25 Marcus Gillard D 6’2 185 Welland, Ontario
74 Noah Sedore LW 5’8 160 Sharon, Ontario
91 Brendan Hoffman RW 6’2 200 Charlotte, N. Carolina
FLINT FIREBIRDS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Tyler Deline D 5’10 150 Peterborough, Ontario
8 Michael Bianconi D 5’11 161 Toronto, Ontario
22 Marcus Gretz D 6’3 215 Macomb, Michigan
41 Evan Vierling C 6′ 155 Aurora, Ontario
GUELPH STORM
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
11 Andrei Bakanov RW 6’2 219 Moscow, Russia
20 Ben McFarlane RW 5’9 160 Ayr, Ontario
21 Ty Collins RW 6’0 157 Newmarket, Ontario
24 Matthew Papais LW 5’10 170 Nobleton, Ontario
23 Zack Terry D 6’1 180 Oakville, Ontario
25 Clark Hiebert D 6’2 196 Oakville, Ontario
26 Luka Profaca D 6’1 170 Mississauga, Ontario
28 Cooper Walker C 6′ 170 Cambridge, Ontario
37 Owen Bennett G 6’3 202 Georgetown, Ontario
HAMILTON BULLDOGS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
2 Micahel Renwick D 5’11 175 Mississauga, Ontario
9 Logan Morrison C 5’11 170 Guelph, Ontario
42 Cameron Supryka D 6’2 180 Belleville, Ontario
92 George Diaco LW 5’7 160 London, Ontario
33 Marco Costantini G 6’1 175 Hamilton, Ontario
KINGSTON FRONTENACS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
12 Luke Drewitt LW 6’2 180 London, Ontario
14 Nick Wong RW 5’9 170 Erin, Ontario
17 Kallaway Mercer LW 5’10 164 Port Hope, Ontario
18 Zade Wisdom C 5’10 199 Toronto, Ontario
43 Jacob Murray D 6’3 188 Oakville, Ontario
KITCHENER RANGERS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
19 Joseph Serpa C 5’8 180 Cambridge, Ontario
20 Isaac Langdon C 6′ 175 Oakville, Ontario
26 Ville Ottavainen D 6’4 195 Oulu, Finland
37 Donavan Sebrango D 6′ 176 Kingston, Ontario
55 Reid Valade RW 5’10 155 Caledon, Ontario
61 Ryan Stepien RW 5’10 175 Stoney Creek, Ontario
LONDON KNIGHTS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Avery Winslow D 6′ 185 St Pete Beach, Florida
14 Luke Evangelista RW 5’11 165 Oakville, Ontario
16 Sean McGurn C 5’11 176 Ottawa, Ontario
27 Kirill Steklov LW 6’4 185 Tallinn, Estonia
40 Antonio Stranges LW 5’10 178 Plymouth, Ontario
45 Gerard Keane D 5’10 167 Homer Glen, Illinois
62 Sahil Panwar LW 6′ 178 Mississauga, Ontario
30 Brett Brochu G 5’11 156 Tillbury, Ontario
84 Mathias Onuska G 6’3 180 Waterloo, Ontario
MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
7 Craig Spence D 6’2 170 Chatham, Ontario
14 James Hardie LW 5’11 183 Innisfil, Ontario
18 Michael Stubbs C 5’8 175 Thunder Bay, Ontario
21 William Portokalis C 5’10 178 Mississauga, Ontario
23 Callan Christner LW 6′ 178 New Hamburg, Ontario
37 Charlie Callaghan D 5’8 167 Toronto, Ontario
43 Max Dodig LW 5’11 175 Toronto, Ontario
45 Carson Whitson RW 5’8 140 Uxbridge, Ontario
88 Ole Bjorgvik-Holm D 6’1 180 Oslo, Norway
94 Aiden Prueter C 5’10 165 London, Ontario
NIAGARA ICEDOGS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
11 Jonah De Simone RW 5’10 165 Richmond Hill, Ontario
13 Cameron Snow C 5’8 155 Thornton, Ontario
14 Giancarlo Chanton D 6′ 174 Busserach, Switzerland
21 Ethan Sims C 5’9 143 Hamilton, Ontario
27 AJ Cook D 6′ 180 St Catherines, Ontario
73 Jake Uberti C 6’1 185 Toronto, Ontario
1 Tucker Tynan G 6’1 159 Chicago, Illinois
NORTH BAY BATTALION
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
5 Pacey Schlueting D 6’1 180 North Bay, Ontario
21 Brandon Coe RW 6’4 185 Ajax, Ontario
23 Cameron Peters C 6’3 179 Toronto, Ontario
34 James Mayotte D 6’1 190 Mallorytown, Ontario
35 Niki Korpialho LW 6’1 172 Aura, Finland
OSHAWA GENERALS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
12 Lleyton Moore D 5’9 165 Woodbridge, Ontario
19 Oliver Suni RW 6’2 183 Kempele, Finland
71 Ty Tullio RW 5’11 162 Lakeshore, Ontario
31 Matthew Sbrocca G 6’2 202 LaSalle, Ontario
33 Zachary Paputsakis G 6’3 186 Rockland, Ontario
OTTAWA 67’S
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
Dylan Robinson LW
10 Cameron Tolnai C 6’2 178 Oakville, Ontario
21 Yanic Crete C 6’1 178 L’Original, Ontario
22 Jack Quinn RW 6’1 174 Cobden, Ontario
23 Marco Rossi C 5’9 174 Feldkirch, Austria
Anthony Costantini D
26 Alec Belanger D 6′ 179 Barrie, Ontario
31 Will Cranley G 6’3 172 Peterborough, Ontario
OWEN SOUND ATTACK
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
4 Igor Chibrikov D 6’7 181 Toronto, Ontario
6 Nolan Seed D 6’0 171 Newboro, Ontario
10 Jashua Samanski C 6’3 164 Germany
23 Julian Straub RW 6’2 176 Germany
28 Mark Woolley D 6’2 202 St Thomas, Ontario
PETERBOROUGH PETES
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
7 Shawn Spearing D 6’0 183 Toronto, Ontario
21 Cameron Butler RW 6’4 197 Ottawa, Ontario
23 Dustin Hutton LW 5’9 145 Etobicoke, Ontario
30 Tye Austin G 6’4 199 Pembroke, Ontario
SAGINAW SPIRIT
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
7 Ian Lemieux D 6’0 180 Midland, Ontario
11 Ethan Cardwell RW 5’10 175 Courtice, Ontario
22 Mitchell Smith D 5’10 175 Saginaw, Michigan
91 Cole Perfetti LW 5’10 180 Whitby, Ontario
32 Carter Tahk G 6’0 180 Mississauga, Ontario
SARNIA STING
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
12 Nolan DeGurse LW 6’1 185 Peterborough, Ontario
16 Theo Hill C 6’0 175 Hagersville, Ontario
17 Owen Saye RW 5’11 170 Toronto, Ontario
18 Nolan Dillingham D 6’1 185 Mississauga, Ontario
44 Jacob Perreault RW 5’11 198 Hinsdale, Illinois
61 Anthony Tabak LW 6’5 204 Oakville, Ontario
77 Colton Kammerer D 6’1 180 Brooklin, Ontario
SAULT STE MARIE GREYHOUNDS
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
15 Alex Johnston C 6′ 172 Stittsville, Ontario
21 Ryan O’Rourke D 6’1 169 Pickering, Ontario
23 Rory Kerins LW 5’10 173 Caledon, Ontario
26 Jaromir Pytlik RW 6’2 192 Dacice, Czech Republic
SUDBURY WOLVES
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
7 Isaak Phillips D 6’3 174 Barrie, Ontario
22 Jack Thompson D 6’1 172 Courtice, Ontario
55 Quinton Byfield C 6’5 214 Newmarket, Ontario
WINDSOR SPITFIRES
# Player Pos HT WT HOMETOWN
5 Dylan Robinson D 6’3 183 Simcoe, Ontario
13 Will Cuylle LW 6’2 200 Toronto, Ontario
25 Kyle McDonald RW 6’4 186 Ottawa, Ontario
88 Ruben Rafkin D 5’11 188 Turku, Finland
93 Jean-Luc Foudy C 5’11 163 Scarborough, Ontario
30 Xavier Medina G 6’0 181 Detroit, Michigan

 

Team Canada Announces Roster for Hlinka/Gretzky

Press Release

CALGARY, Alta. – Twenty-two of the nation’s top young players have earned the opportunity to represent their country as part of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia, Aug. 5-10.


Hockey Canada finalized its roster Tuesday following a five-day selection camp that saw 44 players participate in on- and off-ice sessions, including three intrasquad games, at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

The roster consists of two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards, including two players who were a part of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team that competed at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship in Sweden last April (Drysdale, Hunt). Twenty-one of the 22 players participated in the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B. The lone exception was Hendrix Lapierre (Gatineau, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL), who was unable to participate due to injury.

“We were pleased with the level of competition at selection camp, and our staff is confident in the 22 players that have earned their spot on Team Canada for the Hlinka Gretzky Cup,” said Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for the Program of Excellence. “The skill and intensity showed by all 44 players at camp made our decisions difficult, but we know our players and staff will embrace the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf as we look to bring home a gold medal.”

The selections were made by McEwen, Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont./Moose Jaw, WHL), the U18 lead for the Program of Excellence management group, and Ben Shutron (Orleans, Ont.), manager of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team coaching staff, including head coach Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) and assistant coaches Mario Duhamel (Saint-Bruno, Que./Ottawa, OHL) and Dennis Williams (Stratford, Ont./Everett, WHL), provided input into the final player selections.

Canada will face off against Slovakia in pre-tournament action on Saturday, Aug. 3 in Piestany before moving on to Breclav, where it opens the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup against Finland on Monday, Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT. All Team Canada tournament games will be broadcast by TSN and RDS; please check local listings for details.

In 2018, the tournament was rebranded as the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and co-hosted by Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. Canada captured gold on home ice, defeating Sweden 6-2 in the gold medal game.

Canada has won gold 22 times in 28 years of summer under-18 competition, along with two silver medals and one bronze.

22 CHL players on Team Canada for 2019 Gretzky Hlinka Cup:

Goaltenders:
Dylan Garand (Kamloops Blazers)
Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit)

Defencemen:
Lukas Cormier (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders)
Daemon Hunt (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Ryan O’Rourke (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jeremie Poirier (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Donovan Sebrango (Kitchener Rangers)

Forwards:
Mavrik Bourque (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Will Cuylle (Windsor Spitfires)
Jean-Luc Foudy (Windsor Spitfires)
Ridly Greig (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Seth Jarvis (Portland Winterhawks)
Hendrix Lapierre (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Connor McClennon (Winnipeg ICE)
Jake Neighbours (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Theo Rochette (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Justin Sourdif (Vancouver Giants)
Ozzy Wiesblatt (Prince Albert Raiders)

For more information on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Twitter.com/HC_Men.

Sweden Announces Roster for Hlinka – Gretzky Cup

PLAYER YOB HT WT SH LEAGUE
GOALTENDERS
Calle Clang 2002 6’2″ 176 L SHL
Jesper Wallstedt 2002 6’3″ 205 L SuperElit
DEFENCEMEN
Emil Andrae 2002 5’9″ 183 L J18 Elit
Helge Grans 2002 6’3″ 192 R SuperElit
Axel Kumlin 2002 6’0″ 174 R SuperElit
Leo Lööf 2002 6’0″ 168 L J18 Elit
Theo Nordlund 2002 6’0″ 161 L SuperElit
Hugo Styf 2002 6’1″ 176 L SuperElit
William Wallinder 2002 6’4″ 185 L J18 Elit
FORWARDS
William Eklund 2002 5’8″ 154 L SuperElit
Elliot Ekmark 2002 5’9″ 150 L SuperElit
Samuel Eriksson 2002 5’11” 163 L J18 Elit
Isak Garfvé 2002 6’3″ 185 R J18 Elit
William Hallén 2002 6’1″ 176 L SuperElit
Erik Hedlund 2002 5’9″ 157 R J18 Elit
Daniel Ljungman 2002 6’0″ 161 L SuperElit
Linus Lööf 2002 6’0″ 161 L J18 Elit
Oskar Magnusson 2002 5’10” 165 L SuperElit
Zion Nybeck 2002 5’8″ 176 L SuperElit
Oskar Olausson 2002 6’0″ 165 L SuperElit
Elias Stenman 2002 5’10” 165 L SuperElit
Daniel Torgersson 2002 6’3″ 205 L J18 Elit

Team USA Announces Roster for Hlinka/Gretzky

Player Pos Birthdate Hometown NCAA Commitment (League)
Carson Bantle F 01/22/2002 Onalaski, Wis. Michigan Tech (WCHA)
Ryan Beck F 08/25/2002 Linden, Mich. University of Denver (NCHC)
Blake Biondi F 04/24/2002 Hermantown, Minn. University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)
Evan Bushy D 03/26/2002 Thief River Falls, Minn. St. Cloud State University (NCHC)
Noah Ellis D 02/01/2002 Urbandale, Iowa Uncommitted
Mark Estapa F 01/13/2002 St. Clair, Mich. Western Michigan University (NCHC)
Alex Gaffney F 06/25/2002 West Orange, N.J. Harvard University (ECAC Hockey)
Alex Gagne D 08/12/2002 Bedford, N.H. University of New Hampshire (HEA)
Cross Hanas F 01/05/2002 Highland Village, Texas
Avery Hayes F 10/10/2002 Westland, Mich. Hamilton Bulldogs
Louden Hogg G 10/18/2002 Cheyenne, Wyoming Uncommitted
Wyatt Kaiser D 07/31/2002 Ham Lake, Minn. University of Minnesota Duluth (NCHC)
Tanner Kelly F 05/11/2002 San Diego, Calif. Michigan State University (Big Ten)
Donald Kempf D 04/15/2002 Chicago, Ill. Cornell University (ECAC Hockey)
Ryan Kirwan F 02/27/2002 DeWitt, N.Y. Penn State University (Big Ten)
David Ma D 06/22/2002 Yonkers, N.Y. Princeton University (ECAC Hockey)
Colin Purcell G 06/23/2002 Shaker Heights, Ohio Uncommitted
Jacob Ratzlaff D 06/23/2002 Rosemount, Minn. University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
Mackie Samoskevich F 11/15/2002 Newtown, Conn. University of Michigan (Big Ten)
Ben Schoen F 05/18/2002 Maumee, Ohio Miami University (NCHC)
Artem Shlaine F 03/07/2002 Boca Raton, Fla. Boston University (HEA)
Jack Williams F 03/02/2002 Biddeford, Maine Northeastern University (HEA)