2018 CHL Import Draft Results

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the final results of the 2018 CHL Import Draft.

The 27th annual CHL Import Draft included a total of 77 players consisting of 47 forwards and 23 defencemen while seven goaltenders were selected, marking the first time since 2013 that they have been eligible. The 77 players were chosen from across 12 different countries featuring a draft-high 16 players from the Czech Republic.

The two-round draft took place online with the order of selection rotating through each of the CHL’s three leagues using an inverse order of final regular season standings within each league from the 2017-18 season.

The Saint John Sea Dogs used the first overall pick to select Slovakian forward Maxim Cajkovic, a 2019 NHL Draft prospect who spent last season with Malmo of Sweden’s top junior league while also starring for his country at the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship.  The Edmonton Oil Kings used the second overall pick to select Belarusian forward Vladimir Alistrov who, like Cajkovic, was a standout at the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship for his native Belarus. At third overall the Sudbury Wolves chose the first goaltender of the draft, selecting Buffalo Sabres second round pick Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen who spent much of the past season with LeKi of Finland’s Mestis league while also representing his country at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

A trio of different countries made their return to the CHL Import Draft selections list including Austria (Marco Rossi, 18th to Ottawa and David Maier, 87th to North Bay) for the first time since 2016, Norway (Kristian Roykas Marthinsen, 83rd to Saskatoon) for the first time since 2014 and Great Britain (Liam Kirk, 9th to Peterborough) for the first time since 2010.

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The 2018 CHL Import Draft featured 12 players previously selected by NHL teams in 2017 and 2018 drafts.  Of that group, six players were selected at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas this past weekend including second round pick Axel Andersson (57th, Boston) chosen 51st overall by the Kitchener Rangers, third round pick Jan Jenik (65th, Arizona) chosen sixth overall by the Flint Firebirds, fourth round picks in forward Matej Pekar (94th, Buffalo) chosen 108th overall by the Barrie Colts and goaltender Ivan Prosvetov (114th, Arizona) selected 15th overall by the Saginaw Spirit. Fifth round pick goaltender Akira Schmid (136th, New Jersey) was selected 20th overall by the Lethbridge Hurricanes while British standout and seventh round pick Liam Kirk (189th, Arizona) was chosen 9th overall by the Peterborough Petes to round out 2018 NHL Draft choices.

The Brandon Wheat Kings selected the lone first round NHL pick in the CHL Import Draft, picking Vegas Golden Knights prospect Erik Brannstrom, the 15th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, with the 44th overall pick.

A total of 40 players selected in the 2018 CHL Import Draft are first-year eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, while six players selected are not eligible for the NHL Draft until 2020.

Each team in the CHL is permitted to dress and play a maximum of two import players each season who are selected annually through the CHL Import Draft.

2018 CHL Import Draft Summary:

Draft Picks by Position:

Forward – 47

Defence – 23

Goaltender – 7

Draft Picks by Country:

Czech Republic – 16

Russia – 15

Belarus – 8

Finland – 8

Slovakia – 7

Switzerland – 7

Germany – 5

Sweden – 5

Denmark – 2

Austria – 2

Great Britain – 1 Norway – 1

Draft picks by Birthdate and NHL Status:

2001-born late and 2020 NHL Draft eligible – 6

2001-born and 2019 NHL Draft eligible – 32

2000-born late and 2019 NHL Draft eligible – 8

2000-born and 2018 NHL Drafted – 5

2000-born early and NHL Undrafted – 13

1999-born and NHL Drafted – 7

1999-born and NHL Undrafted – 6

NHL Draft picks in CHL Import Draft:

3. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (G) (Sudbury – 2nd round to Buffalo in 2017)

6. Jan Jenik (RW) (Flint – 3rd round to Arizona in 2018)

9. Liam Kirk (LW) (Peterborough – 7th round to Arizona in 2018)

15. Ivan Prosvetov (G) (Saginaw – 4th round to Arizona in 2018)

20. Akira Schmid (G) (Lethbridge – 5th round to New Jersey in 2018)

44. Erik Brannstrom (D) (Brandon – 1st round to Vegas in 2017)

48. Maksim Zhukov (G) (Barrie – 4th round to Vegas in 2017)

51. Axel Andersson (D) (Kitchener – 2nd round to Boston in 2018)

83. Kristian Roykas Marthinsen (LW) (Saskatoon – 7th round to Washington in 2017)

96. Daniel Bukac (D) (Niagara – 7th round to Boston in 2017)

104. Jiri Patera (G) (Brandon – 6th round to Vegas in 2017)

108. Matej Pekar (C) (Buffalo – 4th round to Buffalo in 2018)

A total of 12 players acquired through the CHL Import Draft were recently selected in the 2017 NHL Draft including Carolina Hurricanes second overall pick Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts, Detroit Red Wings sixth overall pick Filip Zadina of the Halifax Mooseheads, Toronto Maple Leafs 29th overall pick Rasmus Sandin of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Washington Capitals 31st overall pick Alexander Alexeyev of the Red Deer Rebels all going in the first round. Last season a total of 72 players were selected from 11 different countries led by 19 players from Russia and consisting of 50 forwards and 22 defencemen.

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OHL Announces 2018-19 Regular Season Schedule

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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the regular season schedule of games for 2018-19. 

#OHLOpeningWeek begins on Wednesday September 19 when the Saginaw Spirit host the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and continues with a trio of games on Thursday September 20, seven games on Friday September 21, five games on Saturday September 22, and two games on Sunday September 23 featuring a total of 14 home openers to launch the new campaign. 

Among the highlights in 2018-19 are home openers for the league’s four division winners including the Central Division’s Barrie Colts on September 20 against the Owen Sound Attack, the West’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds against the Sarnia Sting and the Midwest’s Kitchener Rangers against the Flint Firebirds both on September 21, and the East’s Hamilton Bulldogs who will also celebrate their OHL championship season when they host the Ottawa 67’s on September 30. 

The schedule includes five days that feature special morning starts for a total of eight School Day games.  On Wednesday November 7 the Firebirds host the Sting and the 67’s host the Kingston Frontenacs both at 11:00 am, then on Remembrance Day, Wednesday November 14, the Bulldogs host the Colts at 10:30 am while the Erie Otters host the Rangers and the Mississauga Steelheads host the Guelph Storm both at 11:00 am.  On Wednesday November 28 the Frontenacs host the 67’s at 10:30 am, followed by Thursday February 7 when the Bulldogs host the Oshawa Generals at 10:30 am, and Wednesday February 27 when the Steelheads host the Rangers at 11:00 am. 

YourTV’s sixth annual Hockey Day in the OHL takes place this year on Sunday January 27 with a broadcast tripleheader that includes the Niagara IceDogs at the Windsor Spitfires at 1:00 pm, the Frontenacs visit the North Bay Battalion for a 4:00 pm start, and the Bulldogs visit the Sting to close out the day at 7:00 pm. 

The busiest day on the OHL calendar this season is Friday December 27 when the league resumes play following the holiday break and features all 20 teams in action.  The schedule also includes eight days where nine games will be played including Friday October 12, Saturday November 10, Friday November 23, Friday December 14, Sunday January 6, Friday February 1, Saturday February 2, and most notably Monday February 18 with nine matinee matchups to celebrate Ontario’s Family Day. 

For the second straight season, the schedule includes 681 games due to another interleague series between the 67’s and the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques.  The teams will play their home-and-home series on Friday December 7 in Gatineau and Saturday December 8 in Ottawa. 

Milestone seasons in 2018-19 include the Sting playing their 25th campaign in Sarnia, while it also marks the 30th season for the OHL in Owen Sound. 

The regular season wraps up on Sunday March 17 with six games scheduled before the top eight teams in each conference will compete for the J. Ross Robertson Cup in the 2019 OHL Playoffs. 

Divisional alignment remains the same for 2018-19 with the same 68-game unbalanced schedule. Teams continue to play out of conference opponents a minimum of two times (one home, one away) while the majority of teams play interconference teams a minimum of four times including two games at home and two on the road. Interdivisional teams will play each other up to six times and in a number of cases, closest rivals will play each other up to eight times. 

The OHL continues the tradition of being primarily a weekend league in order to accommodate the student athlete with over 87% (597) games scheduled between Thursday and Sunday.  Friday continues to be the busiest night during the season with 191 games scheduled, followed by 165 on Saturdays, and 143 on Sundays.   

Day – No. of Games (Percentage)

Monday: 16 games (2.4%)

Tuesday: 11 games (1.6%)

Wednesday: 56 games (8.2%)

Thursday: 98 games (14.41%)

Friday: 191 games (28.09%)

Saturday: 165 games (24.26%)

Sunday: 143 games (21.03%) 

CHL Special Events not listed within the official schedule but should be noted include the CIBC Canada Russia Series in OHL markets on Thursday November 8 in Sarnia, and Monday November 12 in Oshawa.  The 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game takes place this season in Red Deer, Alberta, on Wednesday January 23, while the 2019 Memorial Cup will be played for May 16-26 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will feature the OHL champion along with the host Mooseheads, the Western Hockey League champion, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion. 

Full schedule can be found online at www.ontariohockeyleague.com. 

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53 OHL Draft Picks Invited to Team Canada Camp for 2018 World Hockey Challenge Under-17

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Hockey Canada released the list of 111 players invited to the Team Canada Camp for the 2018 World Hockey Challenge Under-17 tournament held from November 3, 2018 through November 10, 2018 in New Brunswick, Canada. The players will be competing for spots on one of three Canadian Teams in the tournament.

Of the 111 players invited to attend, almost half (53) are from the Ontario Hockey League. And 53 of the 111 players are first round draft picks in the Canadian Hockey League’s respective drafts in 2018. 19 of the 53 OHL players were first round picks at the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. All but 7 of the 53 OHL players invited are eligible for the 2020 National Hockey League Draft, with those 7 being eligible for 2021. Players born before September 15, 2002 are eligible for 2020.

Four of the 53 OHL draft picks are goaltenders. Another seventeen are defencemen and thirty-two are forwards. Four players invited have dual citizenship (American and Canadian). Because the World Hockey Challenge is not an International Ice Hockey Federation sanctioned tournament, those four can choose to play for Canada or the USA in future IIHF tournaments. Under IIHF rules, once you play for one country in one of their tournaments, you can no longer play for the other country in future tournaments.

Here are the 53 OHL drafted players invited to camp:

Goaltenders
Name Catches HT WT DOB Hometown 2017-2018 Team OHL Draft
Tye Austin L 6’3¾” 171 05/28/02 Dunrobin, Ont. Kanata (HEOMAAA) PBO 2018 (3/43)
Will Cranley L 6’1¾” 160 02/26/02 Peterborough, Ont. Peterborough (OMHA-ETA) OTT 2018 (2/35)
Tristan Lennox L 6’2” 173 10/21/02 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga Reps (GTHL) SAG 2018 (2/26)
Joe Vrbetic L 6’4” 164 10/24/02 Dunvegan, Ont. Don Mills (GTHL) NB 2018 (2/31)
Defence
Name Shoots HT WT DOB Hometown 2017-2018 Team OHL Draft
Kyle Aucoin L 5’9½” 142 07/02/02 Hinsdale, Ill. Chicago Mission (USU16) SUD 2018 (7/121)
Jack Bar R 6’2” 175 10/07/02 Newmarket, Ont. York Simcoe (OMHA-ETA) PBO 2018 (3/52)
Alec Belanger L 5’11½” 181 05/29/02 Barrie, Ont. Barrie (OMHA-ETA) OTT 2018 (3/44)
Michael Bianconi L 5’11¼” 152 05/19/02 Toronto, Ont. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) FLI 2018 (3/48)
Nolan Dillingham-Morelli R 6’1” 196 06/22/02 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga Rebels (GTHL) SAR 2018 (4/68)
Jamie Drysdale R 5’11” 157 04/08/02 Toronto, Ont. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) ER 2018 (1/4)
Lleyton Moore L 5’7¼” 159 02/27/02 Woodbridge, Ont. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) NIA 2018 (1/12)
Jake Murray L 6’2½” 188 04/11/02 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (OMHA-SCTA) KIN 2018 (1/13)
Ryan O’Rourke L 6’0½” 165 05/16/02 Pickering, Ont. Vaughan (GTHL) SSM 2018 (1/20)
Owen Power L 6’4½” 207 11/22/02 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga Reps (GTHL) FLI 2018 (2/22)
Michael Renwick R 5’10¾” 160 01/26/02 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga Reps (GTHL) HAM 2018 (2/34)
Ben Roger R 5’11” 128 11/03/02 Brighton, Ont. Quinte (OMHA-ETA) LDN 2018 (4/74)
Pacey Schlueting L 6’0½” 176 01/02/02 Corbeil, Ont. North Bay (GNML) NB 2018 (1/9)
Donovan Sebrango L 5’10¾” 162 01/12/02 Kingston, Ont. CIHA White (HEOMAAA) KIT 2018 (2/40)
Nolan Seed L 5’11½” 152 04/24/02 Newboro, Ont. Smiths Falls (HEOMAAA) OS 2018 (1/15)
Zack Terry L 6’1” 177 04/05/02 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (OMHA-SCTA) GUE 2018 (2/36)
Jack Thompson R 5’11” 161 03/19/02 Courtice, Ont. Clarington (OMHA-ETA) SUD 2018 (2/30)
Forwards
Name Shoots HT WT DOB Hometown 2017-2018 Team OHL Draft
Colby Ambrosio R 5’7” 147 08-07-02 Welland, Ont. Buffalo (USU16) OTT 2018 (4/66)
Josh Barnes L 5’9” 155 09/27/02 Cornwall, Ont. Cornwall (HEOMAAA) OS 2018 (2/24)
Cameron Butler R 6’4” 190 06/09/02 Gloucester, Ont. York Simcoe (OMHA-ETA) PBO 2018 (2/27)
Quinton Byfield L 6’3½” 202 08/24/02 Newmarket, Ont. York Simcoe (OMHA-ETA) SUD 2018 (1/1)
Ethan Cardwell R 5’9½” 157 08/30/02 Courtice, Ont. Clarington (OMHA-ETA) SAG 2018 (2/33)
Ty Collins R 6’0” 156 06/11/02 Newmarket, Ont. York Simcoe (OMHA-ETA) GUE 2018 (2/38)
Will Cuylle L 6’2” 187 02/02/02 Toronto, Ont. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) PBO 2018 (1/3)
George Diaco L 5’5” 140 02/14/02 London, Ont. London (MHAO) HAM 2018 (6/101)
Luke Evangelista R 5’9¾” 149 02/21/02 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (OMHA-SCTA) LDN 2018 (1/14)
Jean-Luc Foudy R 5’10” 153 05/13/02 Scarborough, Ont. Toronto Titans (GTHL) WSR 2018 (1/10)
Stephen Halliday L 6’2½” 203 07/02/02 Glenwood, Md. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) NIA 2018 (3/41)
James Hardie L 5’10¾” 154 01/18/02 Innisfil, Ont. Barrie (OMHA-ETA) MIS 2018 (1/8)
Isaac Langdon L 5’11½” 170 05/22/02 Belleville, Ont. Quinte (OMHA-ETA) KIT 2018 (2/32)
Matthew Maggio R 5’8¾” 162 11/25/02 Tecumseh, Ont. Sun County (MHAO) OTT 2018 (5/86)
Kyle McDonald R 6’3” 176 02/05/02 Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa (HEOMAAA) WSR 2018 (2/25)
Sean McGurn R 5’9¼” 150 07/20/02 Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa (HEOMAAA) LDN 2018 (3/53)
Dawson McKinney R 6’0” 183 06/23/02 Binbrook, Ont. Hamilton (OMHA-SCTA) OSH 2018 (4/64)
Logan Morrison R 5’9½” 144 07/09/02 Guelph, Ont. Guelph (OMHA-SCTA) HAM 2018 (1/18)
Sahil Panwar L 5’11½” 177 01/26/02 Troy, Mich. Detroit Honeybaked (USU16) LDN 2018 (2/23)
Cole Perfetti L 5’9¼” 170 01/01/02 Whitby, Ont. Vaughan (GTHL) SAG 2018 (1/5)
Jacob Perreault R 5’10” 195 04/15/02 Hinsdale, Ill. Chicago Mission (USU16) SAR 2018 (1/19)
Cameron Peters L 6’0¾” 167 07/09/02 Toronto, Ont. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) NB 2018 (2/29)
Riley Piercey L 6’2½” 184 03/20/02 Mississauga, Ont. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) BAR 2018 (1/16)
William Portokalis L 5’9¾” 173 04/04/02 Mississauga, Ont. Don Mills (GTHL) MIS 2018 (2/39)
Dylan Robinson L 6’1” 163 07/02/02 Simcoe, Ont. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) OSH 2018 (2/28)
Eric Russell L 6’1½” 178 03/26/02 Oakville, Ont. Vaughan (GTHL) BAR 2018 (3/56)
Spencer Smith L 5’8” 152 05/20/02 St. Catharines, Ont. Niagara North (OMHA-SCTA) GUE 2018 (3/47)
Cameron Tolnai L 6’0” 166 02/14/02 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (OMHA-SCTA) OTT 2018 (1/6)
Tyler Tullio R 5’7½” 140 04/05/02 Lakeshore, Ont. Vaughan (GTHL) OSH 2018 (1/11)
Reid Valade R 5’10” 160 03/14/02 Caledon, Ont. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) KIT 2018 (1/17)
Evan Vierling L 5’11½” 148 06/20/02 Aurora, Ont. York Simcoe (OMHA-ETA) FLI 2018 (1/2)
Davis Young L 5’10¾” 162 01/03/02 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga Reps (GTHL) HAM 2018 (2/37)

OHL announces exhibition schedule

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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Exhibition Game Schedule for the 2018-19 season. 

The schedule includes 46 games from Friday August 31 through Sunday September 16 and features a pair of showcase events in Buffalo and Kitchener taking place during the opening weekend of exhibition play August 31 to September 2. 

The second annual HarborCenter OHL Showcase brings four teams together in Buffalo for a round-robin trio of games each to be played between the host Erie Otters, the Flint Firebirds, Hamilton Bulldogs, and Windsor Spitfires.  Kitchener’s Preseason Showcase will also feature four teams and a total of six weekend games played between the host Rangers, the North Bay Battalion, Saginaw Spirit, and the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 

Additional interleague games highlight the pre-season schedule including a September 14 matchup between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Sudbury Wolves to be played in Timmins.  The Ottawa 67’s will also play a pair against the Gatineau Olympiques across the river on September 14 and in Orleans on September 16.   

All OHL clubs are currently scheduled to play between two and five exhibition contests with the potential for additional games still to be added in the coming months. 

The 2018-19 OHL Regular Season Schedule will be announced in full on Tuesday June 12. 

2018 OHL Exhibition Game Schedule:                                                                                                                                                                                               

Fri. Aug 31 Saginaw vs. North Bay 2:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)

Fri. Aug 31 Hamilton vs. Flint 4:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Fri. Aug 31 Moncton (QMJHL) vs. Kitchener 7:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)

Fri. Aug 31 Windsor vs. Erie 7:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Fri. Aug 31 Oshawa at Mississauga 7:00 (Hershey Rink 2)

Fri. Aug 31 Barrie at Niagara 7:00

Fri. Aug 31 Ottawa at Sudbury 7:05

Fri. Aug 31 Sarnia at London 7:30

 

Sat. Sept 1 Moncton (QMJHL) vs. North Bay 2:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)

Sat. Sept 1 Windsor vs. Hamilton 2:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sat. Sept 1 Saginaw vs. Kitchener 7:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)

Sat. Sept 1 Flint vs. Erie 7:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sat. Sept 1 Peterborough at Guelph 7:00

Sat. Sept 1 London at Sarnia 7:05

 

Sun. Sept 2 Moncton (QMJHL) vs. Saginaw 11:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)

Sun. Sept 2 Flint vs. Windsor 12:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sun. Sept 2 Ottawa at Kingston 2:00

Sun. Sept 2 Sudbury at Owen Sound 2:00

Sun. Sept 2 North Bay vs. Kitchener 2:00 (Kitchener Preseason Showcase)

Sun. Sept 2 Oshawa at Peterborough 2:05

Sun. Sept 2 Hamilton vs. Erie 3:15 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

 

Mon. Sept 3 Mississauga at Guelph 2:00

Mon. Sept 3 Kingston vs. Ottawa 2:00 (Cornwall)

Mon. Sept 3 Owen Sound at Barrie 6:00

 

Thurs. Sept 13 Kingston at Peterborough 7:05

Thurs. Sept 13 Sault Ste. Marie at Sudbury 7:05

Thurs. Sept 13 Sarnia at Windsor 7:05

Thurs. Sept 13 Niagara  at Barrie 7:30

 

Fri. Sept 14 Guelph at Mississauga 7:00

Fri. Sept 14 Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) vs. Sudbury 7:00 (Timmins)

Fri. Sept 14 Ottawa at Gatineau (QMJHL) 7:00

Fri. Sept 14 Saginaw at Flint 7:00

Fri. Sept 14 Windsor at Sarnia 7:05

Fri. Sept 14 Niagara at Kitchener 7:30

Fri. Sept 14 Erie at London 7:30

 

Sat. Sept 15 Owen Sound at North Bay 2:00

Sat. Sept 15 Hamilton at Guelph 7:00

Sat. Sept 15 Flint at Saginaw 7:00

Sat. Sept 15 Kitchener at Niagara 7:00

Sat. Sept 15 London vs. Erie 7:00 (Location-TBA)

Sat. Sept 15 Mississauga vs. Oshawa 7:05 (Ajax Community Centre)

Sat. Sept 15 Peterborough at Barrie 7:30

 

Sun. Sept 16 North Bay at Owen Sound 2:00

Sun. Sept 16 Gatineau (QMJHL) at Ottawa 2:00 (Orleans)

Sun. Sept 16 Sudbury at Sault Ste. Marie 2:07

Sun. Sept 16 Peterborough vs. Oshawa 6:00                  

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2005 London Knights voted Canadian Hockey League Team of the Century

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that the 2005 Mastercard Memorial Cup champion London Knights have been appointed the CHL Team of the Century following a fan vote in celebration of the 100th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup.

After thousands of votes for history’s 99 Memorial Cup champions, a final four ballot consisting of representatives from each league plus a wildcard was formed and included the Knights, the 1995 Kamloops Blazers, the 2000 Rimouski Oceanic, and the 2013 Halifax Mooseheads.

The 2005 London Knights began their 40th season with a CHL record 31-game unbeaten streak compiling an OHL record 59 wins and 120 points.  The tournament hosts entered through the front door winning their first OHL title with a 16-2 record before sweeping the national competition including two wins over the Rimouski Oceanic led by Sidney Crosby.  Coached by Dale Hunter, the Knights featured tournament MVP Corey Perry and future NHL talent like David Bolland, Dan Girardi, Marc Methot, and Brandon Prust.

The online voting platform hosted at http://chlteamofthecentury.ca featured photos, rosters, and tournament recaps for all 99 Memorial Cup champions.

The CHL Team of the Century vote is the latest initiative to commemorate the historic 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup celebration.  Other initiatives this season have included the creation and sale of a Commemorative Coin in partnership with CIBC, a Memorial Cup Trophy Tour that visited 17 CHL communities in eight different provinces from November 18 through March 17, and a Champions Video Series to share stories and highlight moments of glory from some of history’s most memorable victories.

The Memorial Cup has a rich tradition that has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America.  The trophy was original known as the OHA Memorial Cup and was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March, 1919, in remembrance of the many soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in the First Wold War.  In 2010 the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Military Personnel.

The 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup is proudly supported by Mastercard, title sponsor of this event for 20 straight years.  Associate sponsors include CIBC, Cooper Tires, and Real Canadian Superstore.

For more information please visit www.mmc100.ca or join the conversation on social media using #MMC100.

OHL Announces 2017-18 All-Star Teams

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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the All-Star teams for the 2017-18 OHL season.

Red Tilson Trophy winner Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting headlines the First Team All-Stars at right wing after leading the league with a 1.95 points-per-game mark to finish the year with 39 goals and 70 assists for 109 points in 56 games.  A pair of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds join the St. Louis Blues prospect at forward including centre Morgan Frost and left winger Boris Katchouk.  Frost, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, finished second in league scoring just ahead of Kyrou recording 112 points in 67 games.  Katchouk, a Tampa Bay Lightning prospect, was tenth in league scoring with 85 points in 58 games but led all left side skaters with 42 goals.  Defenceman of the Year and Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nicolas Hague of the Mississauga Steelheads occupies the first team blue line with 2018 NHL Draft prospect Evan Bouchard of the London Knights.  Both players led their respective teams in scoring with Bouchard tallying 87 points in 67 games including 25 goals, and Hague producing 78 points in 67 games including 35 goals to lead the position. Goaltender of the Year and Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires is this year’s First Team netminder with a league-high seven shutout victories.  Coach of the Year Drew Bannister retains First Team honours following a record season of 55 wins and 116 points for the Greyhounds.

The regular season champion Greyhounds lead the way with a total of six representatives including Second Team honourees Taylor Raddysh (Tampa Bay Lightning) at left wing and Conor Timmins (Colorado Avalanche) on defence, along with Matthew Villalta (Los Angeles Kings) in goal for the Third Team.  The Barrie Colts had a pair of Second Team representatives including top scorer and Ottawa Senators prospect Aaron Luchuk at centre, coach Dale Hawerchuk, and had defenceman Joey Keane listed on the Third Team.  The Kingston Frontenacs also had three representatives voted at their positions including Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig in goal for the Second Team, Los Angeles Kings prospect Gabe Vilardi at centre on the Third Team, and Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson at right wing on the Third Team.  Both the Sarnia Sting and Windsor Spitfires had Third Team reps including defenceman Cam Dineen (Arizona Coyotes) and coach Trevor Letowski respectively bringing both team’s totals to two honourees.

The OHL All-Star Teams were selected by the OHL’s General Managers upon completion of the regular season schedule.  Players were voted on by position and received five points for a first place vote, three for a second place vote, and one for a third place vote.  In the case of defencemen, the top two selections received five points, the third and fourth selections received three points, and the fifth and sixth selections each received a single point.

2017-18 OHL All-Star Teams (voting points listed following team):

First Team All-Stars:

C – Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 56

LW – Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 76

RW – Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting) 80

D – Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads) 83

D – Evan Bouchard (London Knights) 81

G – Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires) 70 – voted 3rd team in 2016-17

Coach – Drew Bannister (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 79 – voted 3rd team in 2016-17

Second Team All-Stars:

C – Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts) 55

LW – Sam Miletic (Niagara IceDogs) 59

RW – Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 31 – voted 3rd team in 2016-17

D – Sean Durzi (Owen Sound Attack) 53

D – Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

43 G – Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs) 65

Coach – Dale Hawerchuk (Barrie Colts) 32

Third Team All-Stars:

C – Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs) 30

LW – Adam Mascherin (Kitchener Rangers) 17 – voted 1st team in 2016-17

RW – Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs) 28

D – Cam Dineen (Sarnia Sting) 32

D – Joey Keane (Barrie Colts) 20

G – Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) 21

Coach – Trevor Letowski (Windsor Spitfires) 26

Bulldogs’ Justin Lemcke Awarded Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Justin Lemcke is the 2017-18 recipient of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy.

Lemcke was chosen for the award by a media selection committee as the OHL team captain that best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice, with a passion and dedication to the game of hockey and community that Mickey demonstrated.

“It’s an honour to receive the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy,” said Lemcke. “This is such a prestigious award, in memory of a very special person. I think it’s just as important for a captain to show leadership in the community as it is on the ice. We are seen as role models by many and it’s our responsibility to give back to those who support us.”

Lemcke is currently the longest serving OHL captain and was the first player given the ‘C’ in Bulldogs history appointed during their inaugural 2015-16 season upon relocation to Hamilton.  In the early stages of his first season in Hamilton he suffered a severe leg break that kept him out of the lineup from early October until mid-February.  He stayed in Hamilton during his recovery and maintained a leadership presence in the dressing room and throughout the community that has helped create the culture that exists within the organization today.  His influence has created a welcoming environment for all players, regardless of age, to thrive both on and off the ice while ensuring his teammates are held accountable to team standards.  He has embraced Bulldogs Foundation initiatives that include the city’s largest breakfast program that feeds thousands of children across 22 high needs schools, meeting and mentoring minor hockey players, and organizing team visits to McMaster’s Children’s Hospital to deliver gifts and spend time with young patients every Christmas.

“Justin Lemcke is the perfect example of a captain that demonstrates leadership both on and off the ice,” says Bulldogs President and General Manager Steve Staios. “He has a passion for the game along with a strong dedication to the Hamilton community.”

On the ice, the 21-year-old from Whitby, Ont., helped the Bulldogs steadily improve from 58 points in 2015-16, to 74 in 2016-17, and 93 in 2017-18 where they captured their first East Division title atop the Eastern Conference standings.  The overager was originally chosen by the Belleville Bulls in the first round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection and has played in 258 career games amassing 105 points including 30 goals and 75 assists.  This post-season he was the first to accept the Bobby Orr Trophy and hoist the Robertson Cup in team history celebrating Hamilton’s first OHL title and berth in the Mastercard Memorial Cup since 1976.

Lemcke becomes the tenth recipient of the award following Alex Peters of the Flint Firebirds who received the award last season.  Past recipients also include Michael Webster (Barrie Colts 2016), Max Domi (London Knights 2015), Matt Finn (Guelph Storm 2014), Colin Miller (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2013), Andrew Agozzino (Niagara IceDogs 2012), Ryan Ellis (Windsor Spitfires 2011), John Kurtz (Sudbury Wolves 2010), and Chris Terry of the Plymouth Whalers who won the inaugural award for the 2008-09 season.

Nomination forms are submitted annually by OHL General Managers on behalf of their individual team captains.  The selection committee consists of a panel of four, representing media from each OHL division.

The Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy will be formally presented to Lemcke at the OHL Awards Ceremony on Wednesday June 6 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Sting’s Jordan Kyrou Wins Red Tilson Trophy as OHL’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that St. Louis Blues prospect Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting is the 2017-18 recipient of the Red Tilson Trophy awarded to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player of the Year as voted by the writers and broadcasters that cover the league.

Kyrou becomes the Sting’s first Red Tilson Trophy recipient after finishing third in OHL scoring with 109 points in 56 games including 39 goals while tying for the league lead with 70 assists.  His offensive production delivered an impressive 1.95 points-per-game to lead all skaters while captaining the Sting to their best regular season in franchise history with 46 wins and 97 points.

“I am truly honoured to receive this award, there are many great players in our league who had great seasons and deserve similar recognition,” Kyrou said. “The last four years with the Sting have been an unbelievable experience with some amazing people. This past season was extra special for me, and I want to thank all of my teammates who stood with me day in and day out, I would not have the success I did without each-and-every one of them.

“I would also like to thank my coaches, billets, family and friends who have supported me throughout my junior hockey career, as well as the entire Sarnia Sting Organization for providing me such a great place to develop my hockey career. I am truly humbled to receive this honour and cannot thank everyone enough.”

The 20-year-old from Toronto, Ont., was the league’s first player to reach the century mark for points this season achieving the milestone mark in his 50th game on February 27.  He generated 31 multi-point performances and was recognized as OHL Player of the Month twice (October and November) amidst the club’s record 14-game winning-streak (September 30 to November 2), and received OHL Player of the Week honours three times (week ending October 22, January 21, February 25).  The Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy recipient for Top Scoring Right Winger also tied for the Western Conference lead by appearing among the top three in four different categories of the annual Coaches Poll including tied for first in the Best Stickhandler vote, second Smartest Player, second Best Playmaker, and second Best Skater.

“On behalf of the entire Sarnia Sting organization we would like to congratulate Jordan on this tremendous accomplishment,” said Sting General Manager Nick Sinclair. “Having the opportunity to draft him four years ago and being able to watch him evolve as a player on the ice and a young man off the ice, has been extremely rewarding.

“Jordan has provided our organization and the Sarnia Sting fan base with countless special moments over the last four seasons, with todays’ recognition being the icing on the cake to his exceptional junior career. He has had a phenomenal year and is truly deserving of this honour.”

Kyrou was originally chosen by the Sting in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection and was named captain prior to the 2017-18 campaign.  He accumulated 290 points in 250 games during his four-year tenure including 99 goals and a franchise record 191 assists.  His 290 points stand second in Sting all-time scoring behind only Jon Sim who recorded 311 points in 211 games.  This season Kyrou also represented the Sting on the international stage winning gold with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.  He was chosen by the Blues in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft and signed his entry-level contract with the club a month following his selection.

The Red Tilson Trophy is the most prestigious individual award presented by the Ontario Hockey League.  First presented in 1945, the trophy is named in honour of Albert “Red” Tilson, who was killed in action in Europe during World War II. Tilson was the OHA scoring champion for the 1942-43 season after scoring 19 goals and 38 assists for 57 points in 22 games with the Oshawa Generals.

Accredited media were asked to select their top three choices from the 20 nominees submitted by all 20 member clubs.  Players received five points for a first place selection, three points for second place and one point for a third place selection.  Kyrou received 235 points in the voting process including first place selection on nearly 40% of all submitted ballots.  Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds finished in second place with 191 voting points, followed by Ottawa Senators prospect Aaron Luchuk of the Barrie Colts in third place with 165 voting points.

The list of former Red Tilson Trophy recipients includes Tod Sloan (St. Michael’s 1946), Stan Mikita (St. Catharines 1959), Yvan Cournoyer (Montreal 1964), Bobby Smith (Ottawa 1978), former Blues Doug Gilmour (Cornwall 1983), and back-to-back winner Brad Boyes (Erie 2000 and 2001), John Tavares (Oshawa 2007), and recent winners Connor McDavid (Erie 2015), Mitch Marner (London 2016), and Alex DeBrincat (Erie 2018).

The Red Tilson Trophy winner is the OHL’s nominee for Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year presented at the CHL Awards Ceremony on Saturday May 26 during the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup in Regina.  Kyrou will also be formally presented with the Red Tilson Trophy at the OHL’s Awards Ceremony on Wednesday June 6 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Final Four Vote Underway for CHL Team of the Century

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Toronto, ON – In celebration of the 100th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup, the Canadian Hockey League has been asking fans to cast their vote for CHL Team of the Century. 

After thousands of votes for history’s 99 Memorial Cup champions, a final ballot has been reached consisting of the top representative from each league plus a wildcard team. 

The Western Hockey League’s 1995 Kamloops Blazers, the Ontario Hockey League’s 2005 London Knights, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s 2013 Halifax Mooseheads each led their respective league in votes, while the QMJHL’s 2000 Rimouski Oceanic was the next highest finisher to complete the final four. 

The 1995 Kamloops Blazers became the seventh team in history to win back-to-back but first to win an incredible third Memorial Cup title in the span of four years celebrating on home ice with an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Jr. Red Wings.  Coached by Don Hay, the Blazers featured tournament MVP Shane Doan along with stars like Jarome Iginla, and the trio of Darcy Tucker, Tyson Nash, and Ryan Huska who were part of all three Blazers championships. 

The 2005 London Knights began their 40th season with a CHL record 31-game unbeaten streak compiling an OHL record 59 wins and 120 points.  The tournament hosts entered through the front door winning their first OHL title with a 16-2 record before sweeping the national competition including two wins over the Rimouski Oceanic led by Sidney Crosby.  Coached by Dale Hunter, the Knights featured tournament MVP Corey Perry and future NHL talent like David Bolland, Dan Girardi, Marc Methot, and Brandon Prust. 

The 2013 Halifax Mooseheads tied a QMJHL record with 58 regular season wins then captured their first league title with just one playoff loss.  Their first national championship came in Saskatoon powered by the dynamic NHL Draft eligible duo of tournament MVP Nathan MacKinnon and CHL Player of the Year Jonathan Drouin who combined for eight goals and 14 assists in four games.  Coached by Dominique Ducharme, the Mooseheads, backstopped by fellow NHL Draft prospect Zach Fucale, defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the final. 

The 2000 Rimouski Oceanic were led by Brad Richards who won nearly every award possible that season including QMJHL and CHL Top Scorer, Player of the Year, and later QMJHL playoff and Memorial Cup tournament MVP honours.  Coached by Doris Labonte, the Oceanic won their first national title in the first tournament played in Atlantic Canada going undefeated against the host Halifax Mooseheads, Kootenay Ice, and Barrie Colts who they beat twice including 6-2 in the final.  

Through May 15 at 11:59 pm Eastern, fans can help select the CHL Team of the Century among the final four candidates with the winning team to be announced as part of the centennial celebration at the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup. 

The online voting platform hosted at http://chlteamofthecentury.ca features photos, rosters, and tournament recaps for all 99 Memorial Cup champions.  The voting process permits users to vote up to 10 times per day by logging into an active CHL Fanbase account.  New users can register at http://chlfanbase.ca/.  Every vote cast provides fans the opportunity to win great prizes including a grand prize trip for two to the 2019 Memorial Cup including transportation, accommodations, and tickets to the Semi-Final and Championship Final. 

The CHL Team of the Century vote is the latest initiative to commemorate the historic 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup celebration.  Other initiatives this season have included the creation and sale of a Commemorative Coin in partnership with CIBC, a Memorial Cup Trophy Tour that visited 17 CHL communities in eight different provinces from November 18 through March 17, and a Champions Video Series to share stories and highlight moments of glory from some of history’s most memorable victories. 

The centennial celebration at the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup will take place May 17-27, 2018, and will feature the host Regina Pats who competed in the very first Memorial Cup championship in 1919, along with the 2018 champions from the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 

The Memorial Cup has a rich tradition that has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America.  The trophy was original known as the OHA Memorial Cup and was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March, 1919, in remembrance of the many soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in the First Wold War.  In 2010 the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Military Personnel. 

The 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup is proudly supported by Mastercard, title sponsor of this event for 20 straight years.  Associate sponsors include CIBC and Cooper Tires.  All games will be broadcast by Sportsnet and TVA Sports. 

For more information please visit www.mmc100.ca or join the conversation on social media using #MMC100.