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.

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Halifax Mooseheads to host 2019 Memorial Cup

Brossard, Québec – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League today announced, on behalf of the 2019 Memorial Cup Site Selection Committee, that the Halifax Mooseheads will host the 2019 Memorial Cup.

The Mooseheads were considered following a formal bid presentation made on March 2nd, 2018, to the Site Selection Committee which was comprised of Scott Smith (President and COO of Hockey Canada), Glenn Stanford (President of Stanford Communications), Nancy K. Orr (Chief Provincial Judge of PEI Provincial Court) and Tom Cullen (President of Purity Dairy LTD).

“The organizing committee did an outstanding job in their bid presentation and proved that they are able to meet the expectations to host this prestigious event,” said QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau. “We are extremely excited to have the Memorial Cup tournament back in the QMJHL. The City of Halifax has proven in the past that they have all the resources to host world-class events and we are looking forward to seeing some of the best CHL teams and players go head-to-head next year.”

The 101st edition of the Memorial Cup will take place from May 16 to 26, 2019, and includes the host Mooseheads along with the champions of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League.

“We’re very pleased for our hockey team, for our players and for our fans. Everyone is extremely excited. The city is ready, the downtown has become a beautiful place, the province has been behind us the whole way and it is going to be a great Memorial Cup in Halifax”, said the Governor and President of the Mooseheads, Bobby Smith.

The prestigious national championship returns to the City of Halifax for the first time since 2000, which also included the champion Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL), the Barrie Colts (OHL), and the Kootenay Ice (WHL).

“Nineteen years ago has been a long time, but the people still talk about the Memorial Cup. I guarantee it’ll be a Memorial Cup that fans enjoy. The story will be a full arena and a great experience for the players”, added Mr. Smith.

Since the round-robin format was introduced in 1972, QMJHL teams have won a total of 10 Memorial Cup Championships, including the 2013 Halifax Mooseheads. During the event, Mooseheads forward Jonathan Drouin set a Memorial Cup record by collecting five assists in a single game.

The Regina Pats will play host to the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup. It will be the 100th edition of the event. From May 17th to 27th, the best teams from throughout the CHL will compete in Regina, SK, for a shot at hockey’s most difficult trophy to win.

Information regarding ticket packages and other local initiatives for the 2019 Memorial Cup will be announced by the Host Committee in the upcoming weeks. The best opportunity to secure priority access event tickets is to become a Halifax Mooseheads season ticket holder. For details, please visit http://halifaxmooseheads.ca.

For more information, visit http://mastercardmemorialcup.ca.

CHL Leagues

OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

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Game of Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Kingston at North Bay 

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a game played in Sudbury on the 27th of March, 2018, involving the host North Bay Battalion and the visiting Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club. 

The incident reviewed was a cross checking infraction involving player Liam Murray of the Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club. 

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Liam Murray shall be suspended for two (2) games effective immediately. 

Game of Tuesday, March 27, 2018- Niagara at Oshawa 

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a game played in Oshawa on the 27th of March, 2018, involving the Generals and the visiting Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club. 

The incident reviewed was a cross checking incident involving player Renars Krastenbergs of the Oshawa Generals Hockey Club. 

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Renars Krastenbergs shall be suspended for three (3) games effective immediately.

OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

Game of Friday, March 23rd, 2018 – Oshawa at Niagara

The  Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a playoff game played in Niagara on the 23rd of March, 2018, involving the IceDogs and the visiting Oshawa Generals Hockey Club. 

The incident reviewed was a blindsiding penalty assessed to player Kyle Langdon of the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club. 

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Kyle Langdon shall be suspended for six (6) games dating from but not including the game of Friday, March 23rd.

OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

Press Release

Game of Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Kingston at Ottawa 

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a game played in Ottawa on the 14th of February, 2018, involving the 67’s and the visiting Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club. 

The incident reviewed was a match penalty for checking to the head assessed to player Shaw Boomhower of the Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club.

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Shaw Boomhower shall be suspended for twelve (12) games, dating from but not including the game of Wednesday, February 14, 2018. 

Click here to watch video and rationale of the Shaw Boomhower suspension.

OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

Press Release

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a game played in Mississauga on the 19th of November, 2017, involving the Steelheads and the visiting Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club. 

The incident reviewed was a game misconduct for checking to the head assessed to player Adrian Carbonara of the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Adrian Carbonara shall be suspended for eight (8) games effective immediately. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO AND RATIONALE FOR THE CARBONARA SUSPENSION.

OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

Press Release

Game of Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 – London at Mississauga

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a game played in Mississauga on the 22nd of October, 2017, involving the Steelheads and the visiting London Knights Hockey Club.

The incident reviewed was a match penalty for checking to the head assessed to player Alex Turko of the London Knights Hockey Club.

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Alex Turko shall be suspended for ten (10) games effective immediately.

Game of Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 – Guelph at Sault Ste. Marie

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a game played in Sault Ste. Marie on the 22nd of October, 2017, involving the Greyhounds and the visiting Guelph Storm Hockey Club.

The incident reviewed was a game misconduct for checking to the head assessed to player Zach Poirier of the Guelph Storm Hockey Club.

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Zach Poirier shall be suspended for ten (10) games effective immediately.

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO AND RATIONALE FOR THE TURKO AND POIRIER SUSPENSIONS

 

2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup Logo Unveiled

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Regina Pats and the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup Host Organizing Committee are proud to unveil the official logo of the historic 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup which represents the 100th edition of the league’s prestigious national championship.

Memorial Cup Logo

The 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup logo has been designed with official event colours and includes a large ‘100’ in recognition of the historic presentation of the Memorial Cup, with the wheat sheaves emblematic of Regina’s proud prairie heritage.  The logo continues to feature the traditional likeness of the Memorial Cup trophy atop logos for the CHL and Mastercard, entering their 20th straight year as title sponsor of the event.  The poppy also remains a fixture of the logo positioned at the centre and symbolic of the event’s longstanding support of Canadian Armed Forces.

“We’ve worked closely with the CHL to create a symbol that is consistent with the longstanding visual brand of the Memorial Cup, but that still reflects the unique nature of this 100th anniversary event,” says Shaun Semple, President and CEO of the Brandt Group of Companies and co-owner of Queen City Sports & Entertainment Group.

The unveiled logo will be the primary branding for the 100th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup from May 17-27, 2018, at Regina’s Brandt Centre, featuring the host Pats along with the champions of the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  The CHL will continue to use the 100th celebration branding for all national initiatives and historical recognition.

The event returns to the city of Regina for the first time since 2001, an event that featured the host Pats, the Ottawa 67’s (OHL), and champion Red Deer Rebels (WHL) defeating the Val-d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL) 6-5 in overtime.  Regina also hosted the 1980 event with the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the WHL’s Pats are the CHL’s oldest franchise beginning operations in 1917 and celebrating their 100th anniversary this season.  The club has competed in a record 12 Memorial Cup Championship games including the inaugural final back in 1919 before winning major junior hockey’s prize three times in 1925, 1930, and 1974.

The Memorial Cup has a rich tradition that has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America. The trophy was originally 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 World War.  In 2010 the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Military Personnel killed in combat serving our country.

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.

For more information please visit www.mastercardmemorialcup.ca.

160 OHL players receive NHL Camp invites

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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 160 OHL players have been invited to attend National Hockey League Training Camps this season including 120 who are currently getting an extended look following the initial Rookie Camp and Prospect Tournament phase. 

All 160 players listed are eligible to compete in the OHL for the 2017-18 season including 112 players born in either 1998 or 1999, while 48 of the players are 1997-born and would return as overage players.  155 of the players listed competed in the OHL last season, while five of the players are committed to their OHL clubs for 2017-18

Of the 160 players, 108 went to clubs that selected them in the NHL Draft, 48 were free agent invites, and four were undrafted NHL signed prospects.  In total, 51 of the players attending NHL Camps have signed entry-level contracts including 25 1997-born players who are overage eligible

All 20 OHL clubs have at least three players in attendance with the London Knights leading the way by sending 17 players to various camps, followed by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 15 players, the Windsor Spitfires with 12, the Owen Sound Attack with 11, and the Erie Otters with 10

30 of the NHL’s 31 clubs have had at least one OHL eligible player attend their Rookie or Training Camp.  The Detroit Red Wings lead the way with 13 returning eligible OHL players followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning with 12, the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues each with 10, and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks each with eight.  The Washington Capitals are the only NHL team without an OHL eligible prospect

The OHL continues to be the leading supplier of talent to the NHL.

 

OHL Players at 2017-18 NHL Training Camps:

Player/NHL Club/Draft Year or Free Agent
Players in 
italics indicate overage players (1997 birthdates)
*indicates players committed for the 2017-18
^indicates players invited to camp but unable to participate due to injury

 

Barrie Colts:
Main Camp (2):

Ben Hawerchuk, Calgary Flames, Free agent invite
Alexey Lipanov, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’17*

Rookie Camp (1):

Joey Keane, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite


Erie Otters:

Main Camp (7):

Erik Cernak, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 (LA) – Signed
Anthony Cirelli, Tampa Bay Lightning, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Ivan Lodnia, Minnesota Wild, 3rd round ’17
Taylor Raddysh, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Jordan Sambrook, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ’16
Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Rookie Camp (3):

Owen Headrick, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite
Kyle Maksimovich, Chicago Blackhawks, Free agent invite
Troy Timpano, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite


Flint Firebirds:

Main Camp (5):

Nicholas Caamano, Dallas Stars, 5th round ’16 – Signed
Fedor Gordeev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 5th round ’17
Luke Kirwan, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite
Kole Sherwood, Columbus Blue Jackets, Signed as a free agent
Jalen Smereck, Arizona Coyotes, Signed as a free agent
Rookie Camp (1):

Ryan Moore, New York Rangers, Free agent invite


Guelph Storm:

Main Camp (6):

James McEwan, Montreal Canadiens, Free agent invite
Dmitri Samorukov, Edmonton Oilers, 3rd round ’17 – Signed
Nate Schnarr, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’17
Mark Shoemaker, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ’16
Givani Smith, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Alexey Toropchenko, St. Louis Blues, 4th round ’17*

Rookie Camp (2):

Liam Hawel, Dallas Stars, 4th round ’17^
Isaac Ratcliffe, Philadelphia Flyers, 2nd round ’17 – Signed


Hamilton Bulldogs:

Main Camp (6):

Cole Candella, Vancouver Canucks, 5th round ’16
MacKenzie Entwistle, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’17
Kaden Fulcher, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Matt Luff, Los Angeles Kings, Signed as a free agent
Marian Studenic, New Jersey Devils, 5th round ’17
Reilly Webb, Detroit Red Wings, 6th round ’17

Rookie Camp (3):

Will Bitten, Montreal Canadiens, 3rd round ’16
Brandon Saigeon, Edmonton Oilers, Free agent invite
Matthew Strome, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17


Kingston Frontenacs:

Main Camp (4):

Jeremy Helvig, Carolina Hurricanes, 5th round ’16
Jacob Paquette, Nashville Predators, 7th round ’17
Eemeli Rasanen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’17
Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars, 2nd round ’17


Kitchener Rangers:

Main Camp (3):

Connor Bunnaman, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Connor Hall, Pittsburgh Penguins, 3rd round ’16
Logan Stanley, Winnipeg Jets, 1st round ’16 – Signed

Rookie Camp (5):

Rickard Hugg, Winnipeg Jets, Free agent invite*
Adam Mascherin, Florida Panthers, 2nd round ’16^
Greg Meireles, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite

Luke Opilka, St. Louis Blues, 5th round ’15 – Signed^
Luke Richardson, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite


London Knights:

Main Camp (15):

Jesper Bratt, New Jersey Devils, 6th round ’16 – Signed*
Brandon Crawley, New York Rangers, 4th round ’17
Alex Formenton, Ottawa Senators, 2nd round ’17
Jacob Golden, Minnesota Wild, 5th round ’17
Max Jones, Anaheim Ducks, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Olli Juolevi, Vancouver Canucks, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Janne Kuokkanen, Carolina Hurricanes, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Nicolas Mattinen, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ’16
Victor Mete, Montreal Canadiens, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Tyler Parsons, Calgary Flames, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Cliff Pu, Buffalo Sabres, 3rd round ’16
Mitchell Stephens, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Robert Thomas, St. Louis Blues, 1st round ’17
Cole Tymkin, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite
Mitchell Vande Sompel, New York Islanders, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Rookie Camp (2):

Adrian Carbonara, New York Rangers, Free agent invite
Sam Miletic, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite


Mississauga Steelheads:

Main Camp (8):

Nathan Bastian, New Jersey Devils, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Shaw Boomhower, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite
Nicolas Hague, Vegas Golden Knights, 2nd round ’17
Michael McLeod, New Jersey Devils, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Jacob Moverare, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Austin Osmanski, Buffalo Sabres, 7th round ’16
Vili Saarijarvi, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Owen Tippett, Florida Panthers, 1st round ’17 – Signed
Rookie Camp (1):

Trent Fox, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite


Niagara IceDogs:

Main Camp (3):

Oliver Castleman, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Ben Jones, Vegas Golden Knights, 7th round ’17
Kirill Maksimov, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ’17

Rookie Camp (3):

Johnny Corneil, Vancouver Canucks, Free agent invite
Stephen Dhillon, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Matthew Philip, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite


North Bay Battalion:

Main Camp (4):

Justin Brazeau, Columbus Blue Jackets, Free agent invite
Cam Dineen, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’16 – Signed
Brady Lyle, Anaheim Ducks, Free agent invite
Brett McKenzie, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ’16
Rookie Camp (1):

Adam Thilander, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite


Oshawa Generals:

Main Camp (4):

Matt Brassard, Vancouver Canucks, 7th round ’17
Kyle Keyser, Boston Bruins, Free agent invite
Riley Stillman, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16
Jack Studnicka, Boston Bruins, 2nd round ’17

Rookie Camp (3):

Sean Allen, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invite
Domenico Commisso, Minnesota Wild, Free agent invite
Alex Di Carlo, Pittsburgh Penguins, Free agent invite


Ottawa 67’s:

Main Camp (3):

Travis Barron, Colorado Avalanche, 7th round ’16
Sasha Chmelevski, San Jose Sharks, 6th round ’17
Noel Hoefenmayer, Arizona Coyotes, 4th round ’17


Owen Sound Attack:

Main Camp (8):

Trenton Bourque, St. Louis Blues, 6th round ’17
Jacob Friend, Los Angeles Kings, 7th round ’16
Jonah Gadjovich, Vancouver Canucks, 2nd round ’17
Kevin Hancock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Free agent invite
Michael McNiven, Montreal Canadiens, Signed as a free agent
Markus Phillips, Los Angeles Kings, 4th round ’17
Zachary Roberts, Dallas Stars, Free agent invite
Nick Suzuki, Vegas Golden Knights, 1st round ’17 – Signed

Rookie Camp (3):

Sean Durzi, New York Islanders, Free agent invite
Maksim Sushko, Philadelphia Flyers, 4th round ’17
Ethan Szypula, Edmonton Oilers, Free agent invite


Peterborough Petes:

Main Camp (8):
Jonathan Ang, Florida Panthers, 4th round ’16
Cole Fraser, Detroit Red Wings, 5th round ’17
Zach Gallant, Detroit Red Wings, 3rd round ’17
Nikita Korostelev, Toronto Maple Leafs, 7th round ’15, Free agent invite
Chris Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning, 5th round ’16
Matt Spencer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Jonne Tammela, Tampa Bay Lightning, 4th round ’15 – Signed
Dylan Wells, Edmonton Oilers, 5th round ’16 – Signed

Rookie Camp (1):

Bobby Dow, Ottawa Senators, Free agent invite*


Saginaw Spirit:

Main Camp (6):

Evan Cormier, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’16
Cole Coskey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Free agent invite
Marcus Crawford, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Brady Gilmour, Detroit Red Wings, 7th round ’17
Filip Hronek, Detroit Red Wings, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Keaton Middleton, Toronto Maple Leafs, 4th round ’16


Sarnia Sting:

Main Camp (6):
Sean Josling, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis Blues, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Ryan McGregor, Toronto Maple Leafs, 6th round ’17
Adam Ruzicka, Calgary Flames, 4th round ’17
Drake Rymsha, Los Angeles Kings, 5th round ’17
Anthony Salinitri, Philadelphia Flyers, 6th round ’16

Rookie Camp (1):

Filip Helt, St. Louis Blues, 7th round ’16


Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds:

Main Camp (11):

Gustav Bouramman, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’15 – Signed
Noah Carroll, Carolina Hurricanes, 6th round ’16
Tim Gettinger, New York Rangers, 5th round ’16 – Signed
Boris Katchouk, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2nd round ’16 – Signed
Jack Kopacka, Anaheim Ducks, 4th round ’16 – Signed
Joseph Raaymakers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Free agent invite
Zach Senyshyn, Boston Bruins, 1st round ’15 – Signed
Blake Speers, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’15 – Signed
Conor Timmins, Colorado Avalanche, 2nd round ’17
Matthew Villalta, Los Angeles Kings, 3rd round ’17
Colton White, New Jersey Devils, 4th round ’15 – Signed
Rookie Camp (4):

Anthony DeMeo, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite
Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers, 1st round ’17 – Signed
Mac Hollowell, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Hayden Verbeek, Arizona Coyotes, Free agent invite


Sudbury Wolves:

Main Camp (2):

Kyle Capobianco, Arizona Coyotes, 3rd round ’15 – Signed
Dmitry Sokolov, Minnesota Wild, 7th round ’16

Rookie Camp (3):
Macauley Carson, San Jose Sharks, Free agent invite
Jake McGrath, Buffalo Sabres, Free agent invite
Michael Pezzetta, Montreal Canadiens, 6th round ’16


Windsor Spitfires:

Main Camp (9):

Jeremy Bracco, Toronto Maple Leafs, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Logan Brown, Ottawa Senators, 1st round ’16 – Signed
Sean Day, New York Rangers, 3rd round ’16 – Signed
Michael DiPietro, Vancouver Canucks, 3rd round ’17
Graham Knott, Chicago Blackhawks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Luke Kutkevicius, Detroit Red Wings, Free agent invite
Julius Nattinen, Anaheim Ducks, 2nd round ’15 – Signed
Mikhail Sergachev, Tampa Bay Lightning, 1st round ’16 (MTL) – Signed
Gabriel Vilardi, Los Angeles Kings, 1st round ’17^

Rookie
 Camp (3):
Luke Boka, Carolina Hurricanes, Free agent invite
Aaron Luchuk, Vancouver Canucks, Free agent invite
Hayden McCool, St. Louis Blues, Free agent invit

The 2017 OHL Pre-Season continues this weekend before the launch of #OHLOpeningWeek which begins with Regular Season action on Thursday September 21.

OHL Announces 2017 Exhibition Game Schedule

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the exhibition game schedule for the 2017-18 season.

The schedule includes 45 games from Friday September 1 through Sunday September 17 and also features a six-team Pre-Season Showcase in partnership with Buffalo’s HarborCenter.

The HarborCenter OHL Showcase features the host Erie Otters along with the Flint Firebirds, Kitchener Rangers, North Bay Battalion, Peterborough Petes, and Windsor Spitfires each playing three games from September 1-3 to help open the exhibition season.  The HarborCenter has been the three-year host of the NHL Scouting Combine and will also host the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The showcase schedule at HarborCenter will also coincide with an elite eight-team U15 AAA Invitational Tournament featuring the Buffalo Jr. Sabres and some of the best competition from across North America giving hockey fans the opportunity to see the next wave of OHL Priority Selection talent.

All OHL clubs will play between two and six exhibition games with at least one game on home ice with the exception of five teams who will host off-site contests in community rinks including the Erie Otters (Komoka), Flint Firebirds (Iceland), Hamilton Bulldogs (Ancaster and Stoney Creek), Mississauga Steelheads (Hershey Centre 2 and Westwood), and Oshawa Generals (Pickering and Bowmanville).

The 681-game OHL regular season opens on Thursday September 21, 2017.

The complete exhibition schedule is listed below and attached and is also available at www.ontariohockeyleague.com.

2017 OHL Exhibition Game Schedule:

Fri. Sept 1 Flint vs Windsor 12:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Fri. Sept 1 Kitchener vs North Bay 4:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Fri. Sept 1 Erie vs Peterborough (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Fri. Sept 1 Guelph at Hamilton 7:00 (Ancaster’s Firestone Arena)

Fri. Sept 1 Oshawa at Kingston 7:00

Fri. Sept 1 Barrie at Niagara 7:00

Fri. Sept 1 Sarnia at London 7:30

Sat. Sept 2 North Bay vs Windsor 12:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sat. Sept 2 Peterborough vs Kitchener 4:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sat. Sept 2 Erie vs Flint 7:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Set. Sept 2 Guelph at Mississauga 7:00 (Hershey Centre 2)

Sat. Sept 2 Sault Ste. Marie at Saginaw 7:00

Sat. Sept 2 London at Sarnia 7:05

Sun. Sept 3 Flint vs North Bay 12:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sun. Sept 3 Windsor vs Peterborough 4:00 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sun. Sept 3 Kitchener vs Erie 7:30 (OHL Showcase at Buffalo’s HarborCenter)

Sun. Sept 3 Ottawa at Kingston 2:00

Sun. Sept 3 Barrie at Owen Sound 2:00

Sun. Sept 3 Saginaw at Sault Ste. Marie 4:07

Mon. Sept 4 Mississauga at Guelph 2:00

Mon. Sept 4 Owen Sound at Barrie 6:00

Tues. Sept 5 Mississauga at Sudbury 7:05

Wed. Sept 13 Kitchener at Mississauga 7:00 (Westwood Arena)

Wed. Sept 13 Owen Sound at Oshawa 7:05 (Pickering Rec Complex)

Wed. Sept 13 North Bay at Sudbury 7:05

Thurs. Sept 14 Hamilton at Guelph 7:00

Thurs. Sept 14 Oshawa at Peterborough 7:05

Thurs. Sept 14 Niagara at Barrie 7:30

Fri. Sept 15 Kitchener at Niagara 7:00

Fri. Sept 15 Kingston at Ottawa 7:00

Fri. Sept 15 Flint at Saginaw 7:00

Fri. Sept 15 Sault Ste. Marie at Sudbury 7:05

Fri. Sept 15 Sarnia at Windsor 7:05

Fri. Sept 15 Erie at London 7:30

Sat. Sept 16 Niagara at Kitchener 2:00

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

Sat. Sept 16 Peterborough at Guelph 7:00

Sat. Sept 16 Saginaw at Flint 7:00 (Iceland Arena)

Sat. Sept 16 London at Erie 7:00 (Komoka Arena)

Sat. Sept 16 Windsor at Sarnia 7:05

Sat. Sept 16 Hamilton at Barrie 7:30

Sun. Sept 17 Owen Sound at North Bay 2:00

Sun. Sept 17 Sudbury at Sault Ste. Marie 2:07

Sun. Sept 17 Barrie at Hamilton 5:00 (Stoney Creek’s Valley Park Arena)

Sun. Sept 17 Peterborough at Oshawa 6:05 (Bowmanville’s Garnet Rickard Rec Complex)

The 2017 OHL Exhibition Game Schedule is subject to change including the potential for additional games to be added at a later date.  All games will once again be scored online and will appear in the digital schedule closer to the commencement of the pre-season.