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“To be at the top is a little overwhelming. the Greyhounds’ centre had 84 points through 54 games. The message conveyed in that meeting was simple. Cousins was left off the OHL roster for the Subway Super Series in November despite being third in league scoring at the time. COLTS WELCOME SCHEIFELE BACK TO BARRIE The Barrie Colts coaching staff must have had one big collective sigh of relief when the Winnipeg Jets sent centre Mark Scheifele back to Junior. the Greyhounds were above . along with former Generals goaltender and NHLer Peter Sidorkiewicz . I made a comment to him that I’d like to see him lead the league in scoring. Ont. White has been playing in the CCHL with the Gloucester Junior A Rangers. then in January the Soo finished the month 7-4. He was eligible to play in a maximum of five regular season games before the Jets would burn a year on his entry level contract. “The way that he plays. but that was the bar I had raised for him. That total has him battling Sarnia’s Charles Sarault. Details of the bid will be made public once all presentations have been made to the Site Selection Committee in April. Cousins is quick to credit his new coach for instituting a more aggressive game plan and holding the players more accountable. Since his first game with the Greyhounds back on Dec. the expectations are rising in the Soo. He played in four regular season games before going back to Barrie. though. now an assistant coach with the Erie Otters. KEEFE MAKING STRONG CASE FOR OHL COACH OF THE YEAR Statistics don’t lie and for Sheldon Keefe. Ontario was a fifth round selection of the Sting in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection out of the Ottawa Jr. Scheifele was selected by Winnipeg with the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. 6. Sarnia Sting general manager and head coach Jacques Beaulieu announced that the hockey club has signed Patrick White to an OHL Standard Player Agreement. February 11. however. The Defenceman of the Month is Anthony DeAngelo of the Sarnia Sting. “You just have to use it as motivation. For now.” That’s not to say everything has gone smoothly for the Philadelphia Flyers prospect. The event was also part of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on CBC being broadcast live from the Peterborough Memorial Centre including Ron MacLean and Don Cherry on Coaches Corner. the first player he met with was Nick Cousins. every game that we’ve played.hockeynow. Illinois posted The Peterborough Petes and Canadian Cancer Society partnered for Pink in the Rink at the Memorial Centre on Saturday. The Knights last hosted the MasterCard Memorial Cup in 2005. he could lead us to some pretty good things. he’s more than lived up to his coach’s lofty expectations.” . “He’s been a very large reason for our success here. Oshawa Generals head athletic trainer and equipment manager. if he had the ability to bring it every night. The tribute to hockey moms was part of the OHL game between the Petes and the visiting Sault Ste. This season. Coach-of-the-Year-impressive.” Beaulieu said.” said the 19-yearold Belleville-native. Mark Scheifele has 26 goals and 55 points.” said Keefe.” said Keefe. “That in itself makes him a better defensive player. But through all the distractions and disappointments this season. In 33 games this season with the Barrie Colts. Their season record after 54 games is 29-21-2-2 and occupy seventh place in the Western Conference. In fact. offence is the best defence.” Forward Nick Cousins of the Sault Ste. The bid documents were due on Monday. 9 and helped raise over $80. In December the club went 6-3. 5 CHL Images photo Greyhounds’ Cousins in hot pursuit of OHL scoring title By / Daniel Nugent-Bowman When Sheldon Keefe was hired to coach the Sault Ste. have both been named part of the Oshawa Generals Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013 inductees. is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Greyhounds. and Plymouth’s Vincent Trocheck as the league’s most prolific scorer. a 17-year-old from Williamsville. 67’s program. New York. In their first five games in February. “But I had a pretty good sense that. next season. this season. The 16-year-old from Orleans. Marie. a 7-1-0-0 record in January which included two shutout victories with a league-low goals-against-average of 1. to be one of the top scorers like I was last year. May 29. Bailey. he ends up having the puck a lot. Sarnia and Saginaw for the West Division title. Keefe had led his team to an impressive 16-9 record up until February 10. had 16 goals and 30 points after 43 games. After finishing in a tie for fifth with 88 points in 2011/12. The Goaltender of the Month is Garret Sparks from the Guelph Storm. Marie Greyhounds is one of the front-runners to win the OHL scoring title. Marie Greyhounds tied for the OHL lead in January scoring with 20 points in 11 games including three goals with a league-high 17 assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-9. Keefe believes Cousins needs to work on his defensive play in order to be successful as a pro. OHL CONTENT TO BE INDUCTED IN OSHAWA: Bryan Boyes.63 and a save percentage of . even if the task wasn’t.” said Keefe. “That’s helped me so far. The 28th annual Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and fundraising dinner will be held at the General Motors Centre on Wednesday. 177-pound forward. WHITE SIGNS ON WITH SARNIA CITY OF LONDON TO BID FOR 2014 MEMORIAL CUP The London Knights confirmed that the organization will be submitting a bid to host the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. they have difference-makers offensively. PINK IN THE RINK PROVES TO BE HUGE SUCCESS IN PETERBOROUGH OHL TOP PERFORMERS FOR JANUARY Forward of the Month Nick Cousins of the Sault Ste.ca / February 16.000 for women’s cancer research. Nick has been that consistently.” Just two months later.500 again with a 3-2 slate. “He has proven he can produce playing against older players in the CCHL and it should be a good stepping stone for him looking to make the jump to the OHL. “If you look at all the top teams (in the OHL). at which time the Knights would share their business plan with the Site Selection Committee.” said the 5-11. London’s Seth Griffith. 2013 OHL Major jr. by and large. and the thought of Cousins atop the OHL scoring race is no joke.” The Greyhounds have only won one playoff game in the last four seasons. 2013. all 20 OHL teams are still in contention for a spot in the post season. “We really feel that Patrick has a bright future in our league. “I think he was in 10th place when I first took over. Justin Bailey claims top rookie honours for January after scoring six goals and five assists for 11 points in 12 games for the Kitchener Rangers. They’ve missed the post-season in each of the last two OHL campaigns. Cousins has vowed to stay focused on his task with the Greyhounds. DeAngelo led all OHL defencemen in scoring with 15 points in 11 games. his numbers since taking over the hockey club in early December have been impressive—you could almost say. Part of that is critiquing Cousins’s performance too.” The Greyhounds were 13-14-2-0 when Keefe was hired from the Central Canada Hockey League’s Pembroke Lumber Kings. “At that time. He was then not invited to Canada’s World Junior selection camp and has been dealing with off-ice issues since the summer. Marie Greyhounds in December. The 19-yearold from Belleville. The 19-year-old from Elmhurst. “You don’t want to take your team game and individualize it. But the Greyhounds are all but assured of a playoff berth in 2012/13 as they’re battling Plymouth.940. “That was one of my goals at the start of the year. Marie Greyhounds. With Cousins leading the way offensively. Eye on the ‘O’ By / Mike Beasley With just over a month to play in the regular season. “He sort of chuckled at the notion. Feb. the head coach of the Sault Ste.

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Forward Blake Clarke. was one of the league’s top rookie performers. SAULT STE. The 6-5 left winger. PETERBOROUGH PETES: The Petes appeared to be on their way to a third consecutive season of missing the playoffs. KITCHENER RANGERS: Toronto Maple Leafs’ draftee Josh Leivo has continued his high-scoring ways since joining the Rangers in a January trade with Sudbury. here’s some news and notes for all 20 teams. 2005/06. Heard played 23 games in the AHL this season with the Lake Erie Monsters before returning to the Whalers. primarily for being a Toronto Maple Leafs’ first-round pick. which saw the club win six of its past 10 outings. might be hard pressed to get half that amount of points this season. had come while Niagara was on the powerplay. Michael Dal Colle. But Spitfires’ forward Kerby Rychel can still tell everybody he is leading the OHL in one category . The divisional cellar dwellers this year had just 34 points after their first 54 contests. WINDSOR SPITFIRES: It’s not a stat that is often mentioned. IceDogs’ overage forward Steven Shipley. Locke was also a plus 31. Almost half of Shipley’s goals thus far. it is actually a rookie. EAST DIVISION BELLEVILLE BULLS: The Bulls were leading their division with 68 points even though they are not an offensively gifted squad. who had 52 points after 49 games. But now there’s a good chance Bo Horvat. CENTRAL DIVISION BARRIE COLTS: Colts’ third-year forward Steven Beyers can boast he is leading the league in one statistical category . Boucher had netted 49 goals in his first 54 games this season. OWEN SOUND ATTACK: There’s a good chance fourthyear league veteran Daniel Catenacci will end up being Owen Sound’s top point-getter while also leading the club in penalty minutes this season. But Otters’ phenom Connor McDavid. Rookie Michael Dal Colle of the Oshawa Generals is having a productive first OHL season. But it’s actually Dylan DeMelo. even though the club was still ninth in the conference standings. Beyers had earned 27 PP helpers in his first 52 games. OTTAWA 67’S: There’s a very good chance the 67’s can go from first to worst.the number of times he has scored the first goal in a game this season. SAGINAW SPIRIT: Though he’s one of the team’s smallest players. He was also tied for the team lead in points with 52. OHL Major jr. 2013 OHL Team Reports WEST DIVISION SARNIA STING: Sting sophomore sniper Reid Boucher was expected to be the first player in the league to crack the 50-goal plateau this season. including 11 goals. having picked up 43 points. a San Jose Sharks’ draftee. who is leading the club in the plus-minus category. where he had 15 points in 16 contests. Kingston. near the middle of the first round and ahead of Domi. who jumped ahead of Domi in Central Scouting’s mid-season rankings. The 20-year-old was averaging more than a point per game. they needed to get out of a funk and fast. During his first two years in Sudbury the Mississauga native had a total of 56 points. was enjoying plenty of success though as it had allowed a league-low of 129 goals. which had scored 159 goals through 51 games (the fourth lowest total in the OHL). including 18 goals. Leivo. Ottawa. which placed atop the East standings a year ago with 88 points. is not expected to match the 77 points that John Tavares put up in his first season. GUELPH STORM: The Winnipeg Jets’ brass is no doubt pleased with the development of their prospect Scott Kosmachuk. a third round pick in the 2012 draft. which had just one victory in its past 10 starts. expected to be an early pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. 12. OSHAWA GENERALS: Though the Generals have some high-profile players in Boone Jenner and Tyler Biggs.power play assists. points (18G. SUDBURY WOLVES: Sudbury’s top scorer Mathew Campagna has already surpassed the amount of points he earned in his first two seasons with the Wolves. who is leading Mississauga blueliners in scoring this year. including five goals. KINGSTON FRONTENACS: If the Frontenacs want to advance to post-season play.ca / February 16. including 13 goals. was holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference but just four points ahead of ninth-place Peterborough. Terry Wilson/OHL Images MIDWEST DIVISION ERIE OTTERS: He may indeed end up winning the OHL rookie scoring race. a Los Angeles Kings’ draft pick. Kosmachuk was leading the Storm in goals with 29 after 52 games this season. had scored a career-high 25 goals (his previous high was 23 three years ago). DeMelo had 41 points (four more than Percy) after 49 games. one of the best plus-minus ratings in the league. 7 By / SAM LASKARIS As mid-February approached and with just over a month left in the Ontario Hockey League regular season. had 39 points in his first 50 matches this season. MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS: Steelheads’ defenceman Stuart Percy has received his share of ink. PLYMOUTH WHALERS: Whalers’ overage forward Mitchell Heard has been averaging close to a point per game since returning to Plymouth from the minor pro ranks. Rychel. Through his first 53 games the Buffalo Sabres’ draftee had team highs in points (64) and penalty minutes (103). in 54 matches. LONDON KNIGHTS: Many thought Max Domi would be the first Knights’ player to be chosen at the 2013 NHL Draft. Campagna had 58 . 40A) through 53 games. with 59 points. The New Jersey Devils’ prospect had scored 28 goals during his rookie campaign in Sarnia. The Belleville club. had scored the first goal nine times.

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The Female World Sport School Challenge also is expected to be an important venue for elite female players attending prep schools to compete in front of scouts from post-secondary institutions across North America. Jayna Hefford. and Genevieve Lacasse of Kingston. “We have a week. We also can’t miss any opportunities we get on them because if we do. Vermont. the same place where Knox played all her minor hockey.ca / February 16. Those three players haven’t suited-up for Canada at a major international tournament since the 2011 world championships. Tessa Bonhomme.” Church said. who plays college hockey for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton.” The Clarkson Cup is the ultimate trophy to strive for. Having faced the Stars four times this season. it is going to be important to minimize hockeynow. In 2013. The goaltender was a member of the Laurier Golden Hawks of Canadian Interuniversity Sport where she was awarded the Most Outstanding Player in the CIS in 2010/11 and represented Canada at the 2011 Winter Universiade. Ont.. now. The Furies sit in third place with Brampton in fourth but have several games yet to play compared to the rest of the teams. Since 2007. visit cwhl. but chose not to attend. Botterill will provide motivational messages to inspire the student-athletes to perform at their very best. but we’re looking at that as an option. as well as 10 from the victorious 2010 Winter Olympic team. Kitchener and Ottawa (1990).. word will spread quickly and I’ll have my own cheering section for the Thunder. As we headed into the second-half of the season. Knox said a win will have to start right from the back end with her and goalie partner Florence Schelling. who is also Switzerland’s national team goalie. Canadian Women’s Hockey League: Brampton goalie returns to roots By / Kristi Patton Brampton Thunder goaltender Liz Knox is returning to her roots in her quest to hoist the Clarkson Cup. the goal will be the same but this time the women will be wearing more conventional black hockey pants.S. We probably won’t have the full group. Julie Chu and others. The camp featured 16 players from the team that beat the U. if you make a mistake. which is adequate. seven defenders and 13 forwards hit the ice for workouts. joined Labonte. It’s definitely an opportunity to polish up some of our tactical play five-on-five and specialty teams. making those big saves. the Thunder have yet to solve how to beat the squad that is packed with Olympians such as Meghan Agosta-Marciano. in overtime for gold at last year’s world championship. We talked about it. the Edge School for Athletes. The Thunder have two more cracks at the Stars before the end of the regular season (Feb.” he said. Pierre to the Ottawa camp. Hilary Knight. “For Hayley. so excited. “It will help us build our program and girls hockey in general because it gives the girls something to look forward to.” said Knox. ‘if it’s too much stress and pressure.” said Knox. that was a big focus. “We want to continue with our skill development. “She’s closing in on the end of her academic undergrad degree. the Stanley Cup of women’s hockey.10 female culminated in an exciting playoff round where teams face-off for the trophy named after former Governor General of Canada. Alberta holds down fifth. why don’t you stay?’” The majority of Canada’s world championship team will come from the CWHL and NCAA.” Captain Hayley Wickenheiser and long-time national team member was not in attendance because of school commitments at the University of Calgary. Banff Hockey School. The Boston Blades currently hold first overall in the CWHL with the Stars nipping at their heels. 21 to 24 at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg. did not attend. winning a gold medal. it was school. including from Canada Interuniversity Sport (CIS).ca. Mississauga. 21 to 24 By / Kristi Patton St. “It’s funny how things have come full circle for me and I am really excited to have the CWHL showcased on home soil for me. “We have to make the saves that will change the momentum of the game. their own championship. . Last year. On top of the skill. “Depending on who is in the Clarkson Cup and the Frozen Four. the national women’s hockey team held a fiveday evaluation camp at Carleton University in Ottawa which gave head coach Dan Church his last look at a group of players before he names his world championship team. Mary’s Academy because we are in our second year of existence as a prep school. You also can’t imagine how excited the St. With their team. Ont. Along with St. The Thunder are strong on the front-end with Jayna Hefford. Halifax (2004). Mary’s. This will be Canada’s sixth time hosting the women’s world hockey championships after staging the event in Winnipeg (2007). Man. Hockey Canada introduced the first World Sport School Challenge providing boys prep school teams the chance to showcase their skills. The CWHL championship tournament is set-up so each club will play three games. there. Pursuit of Excellence. they are giving elite female players that same chance. The Stars will be looking to capture their third straight Clarkson Cup win but Knox and her teammates hope to throw a wrench into those plans. Caroine Ouellette. (2000).” said Knox. Meghan Agosta-Marciano. She wanted to come. 16 and 17 at Victoria Park arena). Mary’s Flames. “I’m so. Okanagan Hockey Academy. Church also invited 2010 veterans Sarah Vaillancourt. Adrienne Clarkson. the puck ends up in the back of the net. which will be up for grabs between April 2 to 9 at Scotiabank Place Arena and the Nepean Sportsplex.” said Knox. it really comes back to bite you. Mary’s Academy is hosting the inaugural Female World Sport School Challenge from Feb. “I still keep in touch with family of the person that coached me for most of my minor hockey years. and it just adds to the magnitude of the tournament. “This has generated a lot of buzz in Winnipeg and a lot of buzz amongst girls playing minor hockey locally. Gillian Apps. head coach of the St. Canada opens the world championship April 2 versus the United States at Scotiabank Place. Ottawa is the host city of the 2013 Women’s World Hockey Championships. Knox is hoping to have a little something special in her pocket. Catherine Ward and goaltender Charline Labonte were among the veterans at the Ottawa camp. In January. Canada’s national women’s hockey team won its first world championship sporting pink pants. Last year. Inaugural Female World Sport School Challenge Elite players go for gold in Winnipeg. Goaltender Shannon Szabados. Three goaltenders. Team Canada alumn and Winnipegnative Botterill will be a guest speaker at the challenge.” said Larry Bumstead. fellow Winnipeg schools Balmoral Hall and Shaftesbury Hockey Academy.” Church said. The three-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion with Canada’s national women’s hockey team. Mary’s girls are because this Dave Holland / CWHL photo is the first time a lot of these girls have been involved with a Hockey Canada event. CWHL goalies Christina Kessler of Mississauga. Canada’s national women’s team gears-up for World Championship By / Mike Beasley In 1990.” said Bumstead. each CWHL hockey season has any mistakes on our end. “It means a lot to the program at St. the Thunder bring to the ice. and Rothesay Netherwood School will be participating. Feb. Church will name his world championship roster in March and get players to Ottawa as soon as he can after the CWHL’s Clarkson Cup and NCAA Frozen Four is wrapped up to start preparing. But I said.” Veterans Caroline Ouellette. “If we see Montreal somewhere along the way.” The tournament will bring together girls’ prep teams from eight sport schools across the country. she helped steer the Thunder to the Clarkson Cup finals only to run into the Montreal Stars. The Canadian Women’s Hockey League championship is coming to Markham. my parents still live there and I have rekindled old high school friendships and with people I used to play hockey with there. “Add special guest Jennifer Botterill to it. Hopefully. work on the fine skills and the technical aspects of the game. Cherie Piper and Kim St. 2013 Brampton Thunder goalie Liz Knox is excited to return to her hometown for the CWHL championship in Markham. “That’s definitely a goal for this camp. we may bring some players in a little bit earlier and get them on the ice together. This gives us the opportunity to showcase our program and team to girls across Manitoba and across Canada. Canada will attempt to defend the gold medal they won in 2012 in Burlington. To purchase tickets. March 20 to 23. Gillian Apps and Vicki Bendus.

Baycrest is one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience.” says NHL alumnus Marcel Dionne. With a long-term care facility.3 million dollars. Every hockey fan knows that it’s not just about the points on the board. Say that to a Pro-Am supporter and they’ll teach you a thing or two. “I have a deep respect for Gordie Howe and am so happy he will be attending the event this year. day programs and more. What’s different for Pro-Am supporters is this: they love the game (and oh. They ask their friends. The reason for that? The team with the most dollars raised gets first pick at selecting the NHL alumnus who will play on their side.” Located in Toronto. Teams not only compete on the ice – the three-day tournament is a huge draw for players – but they also compete against other teams to see who can raise the most money. “I am thrilled to be involved in the upcoming Pro-Am. and this year’s event promises to raise even more. It’s about the blood and sweat each player leaves on the ice. It’s about time with friends and team allegiances that stay with you for a lifetime. Last year’s Toronto event raised 2. This will be my first time participating. . how they love this game). amateurs and professional athletes alike know they’re supporting a very worthy cause. And to be supporting a wonderful place like Baycrest is just the icing on the cake.IT’S JUST A GAME Say that to a hockey fan and see what kind of reaction you get. visit scotiabankproam. And with funds being directed to Alzheimer’s research at Baycrest.com. co-workers and everyone in their networks to help them reach their fundraising goals – and for good reason. They want to change the face of Alzheimer’s disease. but I keep hearing how great it is – I know my brother has really enjoyed his participation in the past. Every year. Baycrest is a world leader in aging brain health. For more information about Baycrest and their annual Pro-Am event. but they’re in it for a bigger reason. hockey fans from across Canada come together to help Baycrest raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s research. family. hospital.

he may play a similar game to what Lindros did. he’s going to be a pretty scary guy on the ice coming down on defencemen. Buckles also suited up for the Canada East squad at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge in November in his draft year. It’s more about playing my game. sending 1994-born forward Nathan Feric to the Patriots. Ricci felt his team needed an ideological change.” It’s that projection that has Buckles rated 55th among all skaters by ISS Hockey and 134th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2013 NHL Draft. a Toronto-native.” “I was looking for a power forward. Ricci said the draft-eligible pivot needs to improve his skating. Ricci believes the organization has leaned towards a roster of smaller. Buckles joins Buzzers teammate Troy Josephs as the only OJHL skaters ranked by NHL Central Scouting. When he makes those adjustments on the ice. quicker players. a guy that could take his game to the next level and be dominant scoring-wise. Any hockey player does. last season.” That patient mindset has served Buckles well and will only continue to do so in the future.” said Ricci. Whether that’s next year or a couple years down the road.” he added. The St. highend speed. but he’s still a boy. But he’s since grown on and off the ice to the point where he’s committed to play at Cornell University next season and study economics. However. That combination of size and skill was also the impetus for Ricci to acquire Buckles from the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots. 68 points and 101 penalty minutes. “But the college level is a good one for him because there are still aspects of his game that he needs to sharpen and needs to master. “I want to play in the NHL. now. . standing 5-11 and weighing in at 175 pounds. Because the Buzzers call the tiny St.COVER STORY IBUCKLE UP h Matt Buckles of the OJHL St. “Having a guy with his skill set allows a coach a lot more options with some different offensive schemes and special teams play.” A ‘LINDROS’ TYPE Mike Ivall / OJHL Images photo Matt Buckles skates with the OJHL South Division All-Stars at the Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge. “He definitely has the skill set and the toolbox to play in the NHL. Buckles was also much slighter when he left the Minor Midget AAA Don Mills Flyers. “The last real big guy we had was (Eric) Lindros. Ricci added that Buckles’s play away from the puck could use some work.” said Ricci. Then.” Buckles netted 15 goals and 36 points with 76 penalty minutes as an OJHL rookie. last May. Marie Greyhounds. and develops “man strength” off the ice. “You project him out three or four years when he’s got manstrength and he’s at 220 pounds. 210-pound frame. natural goal-scoring ability and physical strength as reasons why the centre currently ranks fifth in Ontario Junior Hockey League scoring. “This route has allowed me to develop a lot. helping contribute to my team. who played for the Buzzers in 1988/89. I don’t think I’m in that big of a rush. “He could certainly be a dominant force at the OHL level. working hard. But Buckles has taken the right approach. “Hopefully I’ll only be able to continue my development. He coveted Buckles. Michael’s Buzzers is ranked 55th among all skaters for the NHL Draft by ISS Hockey.” said Ricci of the hulking former NHL star. “It worked out for me. Buckles preferred to play Junior A to remain eligible for an NCAA scholarship. “He may be close to being a man. general manager and director of hockey operations note Buckles’ pro-level shot. Ricci thinks about what the 17-yearold will be like when he adds to his 6-2. “I know it’s a big year with the NHL Draft. 210-pound Matt Buckles By / Daniel Nugent-Bowman Rich Ricci can list off several attributes that currently make Matt Buckles an excellent hockey player.” said Buckles.” THE COLLEGE ROUTE Although Buckles has now dressed for two teams in two years. he’s playing in the league he always wanted to be in. he’s already eclipsed those totals with 38 goals. “It was interesting going through a trade for the first time ever. Seventeen-year-old Buzzers forward on NHL Draft radar Sky could be the limit for OJHL’s 6-2. like many teenagers.” he said. “He’s obviously filled that want fairly well. Tim Bates / OJHL Images photo Having spent most of the last 13 years with the Buzzers in some capacity. “I’m not saying Matt is Lindros. while playing for the South Division’s top team in 2012/13. Selected in the fourth round of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection by the Sault Ste. most notably his speed and quickness. Michael’s Buzzers head coach. But I don’t really focus on getting drafted. he’ll be even better in the long road. But somewhere down the line. I’m really happy here. Michael’s College School Arena home.

have quite a battle going.C. A year ago he had 21 wins and a pair of shutouts. ‘STORY CONTINUES AT HOCKEYNOW. SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE CENTRAL CANADA HOCKEY LEAGUE The Smiths Falls Bears’ brass must be racking its brains trying to figure out how to duplicate its home-ice successes on the road. But the franchise was not a league entrant all those years. is now a five-team league. B. But the puckstoppers. With nine games remaining in their regular season schedule. Gahagen once. He had an impressive 2. The Espanola Eagles (who at times were also known as the Screaming Eagles) competed in the NOJHL between 1978 and 2003. The Bears’ road record though was not as impressive. The only remaining home matches the Smiths Falls team has scheduled are Feb. As for last season he had just one shutout. Sabres. And it’s really no secret where league officials are hoping to add an eight franchise: Espanola. The squad had won 20 of its 29 home games. Sabres. including the fact the Minnesota-based Clydesdales would not be able to ice enough players on a consistent basis for the remainder of the season. is in his sophomore season with the Jr. Kingston Voyageurs goaltender Charlie Finn is having an impressive OJHL campaign.hockeynow. OJHL Images photo taking a three-year hiatus in the late ‘80s to early ‘90s and then another three-year leave during the mid. NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR A HOCKEY LEAGUE The NOJHL could be growing as early as next season. both netminders had registered seven shutouts apiece this season. Should Espanola indeed be granted a NOJHL franchise. which started the 2012/13 campaign with seven entrants. He racked up four shutouts that year while posting a dazzling 1. to test the waters for a possible expansion site. The bad news for these Bears is that the squad will play seven of its final nine regular season contests on the road. a regular season game was staged in the northern Ontario town between two existing NOJHL clubs. it wouldn’t be the first time the town has had a club in the league. While they have the same number of shutouts. respectively.92 GAA. Gahagen has already improved upon his totals from his rookie season in Buffalo. N. which attracted a crowd of 622 fans . the North Bay Trappers and the Blind River Beavers.to late ‘90s. it was reported that various factors contributed to the decision.. The Bears had earned the majority of their points thus far while playing at their home rink. 10. 22.no doubt a positive sign since an Espanola team was not even participating.CA BY CLICKING ‘ONTARIO EDITION’ AND ‘ONTARIO JR. a 19-year-old from Amherst. The Trappers were the ‘home’ team for the tilt in Espanola. the Bears were occupying fourth place in their six-team division. a 20-year-old who is from North Vancouver.60 GAA and 25 wins in 38 appearances this year. is in his third season with the Voyageurs. which is located about 200 kilometres west of North Bay. The SIJHL. goaltenders Charlie Finn and Parker Gahagen have not met in a regular season match this season. with the Voyageurs. Finn has an edge over Gahagen in another category . Smiths Falls had registered victories in just 10 of its first 24 road contests. That’s because the league’s Board of Governors voted to immediately revoke the Duluth Clydesdales franchise on Jan. the Smiths Falls Memorial Centre.back-to-back shutouts. The Trappers edged the Beavers 3-2 in the match.21 goals-against average after his first 37 appearances this season. Finn. A’ . Gahagen. 15 against the Kemptville 73s and Mar. Finn recorded the feat twice this season. 8 at the Espanola Recreation Complex. That contest was held Feb. who are starring with the Kingston Voyageurs and Buffalo Jr.ca / February 16.Y. 1 versus the defending league champion Nepean Raiders. He had a 2. In fact. In a league statement which was released. As of Feb. He had registered 23 victories thus far. 2013 junior a 13 Ontario Junior A: league reports By / Sam Laskaris ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Since they are in opposing conferences. Finn had shown signs of greatness during his rookie campaign. They had earned 63 points in their first 53 contests. 2010-11. That’s because with a few more points earned in their away contests the Bears could be challenging for the Robinson Division lead this season instead of being a middle-of-the-pack squad..

and I think that’s kind of where we’re going to go.. SSAC Lions Bantam AAA phenom and elite WHL Bantam Draft prospect Tyler Benson attends Mount Carmel.” said La Forge. the number of players heading to specialized hockey schools. and want to come back and be coaches here.COM | 1-800-678-0908 “ .” said La Forge. more ice time. B. Submitted photo Sport-schools: hockey academies continue to grow in popularity By / Josh Saggau The number of Canadians playing minor hockey continues to drop and the price of playing the game continues to rise. 2013h Canadian sport-schools like Edmonton’s Mount Carmel Hockey Academy continue to grow. all in the hopes of increasing the potential of every athlete that comes through the program. all with a shrinking number of minor hockey players to draw from. it’s the girls. dates. program director of Mount Carmel Hockey Academy in Edmonton. which is not something we want to do but we “ I think the future is…more facilities.CANAMHOCKEY. Like a bubble though. more everything. more ice time. “Where we’re getting the demand now is with younger players. “We’re turning people away every day. which La Forge said is where he sees the future of sport schools like Mount Carmel going. To accommodate the growing number of players in the program.C. “We have guys that have been through our program. Mount Carmel has also expanded their training facilities. has seen the numbers jump from just 14 players. Bill La Forge. with more and more parents looking to get their kids into sport-schools as early as possible. While more little boys continue to have NHL dreams.” said Roy.14 hockey SchoolS 15th ANNUAL ISSUE hockeynow. as well. the program can only grow as far as the people who run it. echoed that sentiment. The level of training continues to become more focused. in the hopes of realizing their NHL dreams. to 100 students this year. continues to rise. more personalized training.ca / February 16. that have been one of the biggest areas of POE’s expansion. like Peewee-aged. Roy has also noted a trend in the upward direction at POE. program director. And while only a small percentage of players will get a return on their investment with an NHL contract. The POE has just one female team this season but Roy said that they have long been considering adding a second and will most likely do so next season.” said La Forge. “More facilities. What began with just La Forge (who is not a personal trainer) moved to bringing in personal trainers to bringing in sport specific trainers. Alta. “Having kids come back and contribute to the program. director of the Pursuit of Excellence (POE) Hockey Academy in Kelowna. more everything — Bill La Forge.COM | SCORE@CANAMHOCKEY. more personalized training. So where are sport-schools like Mount Carmel and POE headed? “I think the future is just continuing along the same path. are done playing Junior hockey. saying that many of the players that have been through the POE program are looking to contribute now that their playing days are ending. Roy said.” David Roy.” CAN/AM HOCKEY Visit our website for rates. when he first started eight years ago. and location info WWW. Mount Carmel Hockey Academy have to keep close tabs on the quality of our product.

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” said Toni.” said Toni. there was about a foot of snow on the ground. “Just knowing that I was going somewhere to play the sport I love. “I remember one day it was snowing. There is also snow on the ground for approximately 130 days of the year. She also proudly wears an ‘A’ on her jersey as part of the captaincy team. “It took about 20 minutes longer than usual but I still made it there to practice. Junior Female Excellence Starts Here Notre Dame provides students an exceptional educational and boarding experience with a balance of strong academic. “I go into hockey and I know that if I want to get better. Sask. The team finished tied for third place in the North division of the Junior Women’s Hockey League with playoffs right around the corner. That’s what kept me biking.” — Shiayli Toni By / Josh Saggau To get anywhere in sports takes a great deal of determination and sacrifice. At 15. each way. That included hockey practice.” said Toni. a bike. I’m going to have to put the work in. In order to get her hockey gear there as well. she would hook up a cart to the back of her bike so she could haul her gear behind her. and it was blowing snow and real harsh winds. Growing up in Saskatoon. Toni notched 10 points (four goals and six assists) in 26 games and finished sixth on the team in scoring as a first-year player.ca . Even more impressive is the fact that the average temperature in the afternoon during the winter in Saskatoon is around -10 C.In association with h Notre Dame Hounds Toni Makes Sacrifices To Play Sport She Loves “They always ask me how I did it and I just tell them it was how I was raised. Janice Rumpel called Toni a “natural leader” because of her incredible work ethic. “They always ask me how I did it and I just tell them it was how I was raised. Shiayli Toni of the Notre Dame Hounds Junior female team knows this as much as anyone. “It just taught me how much I have to sacrifice if I want to get better and it taught me that nothing comes easily. athletic and spiritual development.” Toni has been skating since the age of two and involved in hockey since age seven.” Her motivation never waivered though. Head coach. She credits those long. which she said shows on and off the ice. Instead.” Though her days of biking to hockey are behind her – there is a team bus for that now – Toni continues to be a strong example of hard work for her teammates. Toni said people are still shocked when she tells them about having to bike to practice more than an hour away. Toni’s family didn’t own a vehicle. they took the bus everywhere they needed to go— or in her case. Toni said it usually took her about an hour. For more information call: (306) 732 -1203 or email: nd.admissions@notredame. For her part.. Toni began biking to hockey practice 15 km from her home. cold winter bike rides to hockey practice in Saskatoon as a big part of her making it to Notre Dame. Toni called it a “really big honour” to be named one the team captains. voted on by the players. In 26 games this season.

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so Tyler could attend St. Named after Toronto’s former park commissioner. The tournament is a great measuring stick for teams as they head into playoffs in the coming weeks. Teams range from Minor Atom A to Midget A Senior. When he retired. high winds (around 50km/h) and an abundance of snow (31cm in just one day). We had Tyler Seguin on the cover of our Ontario edition of Hockey Now on March 20. The tournament begins in late February and runs until early April. the same year Clancy himself retired as an NHL player. Stittsville went undefeated in all three divisions they won. with the host Leaside Flames being represented in each division. His legacy is still remember every year at the NHL awards ceremony for the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities both on and off the ice and at the annual Pro Hockey Life King Clancy tournament in Toronto. For the betterment of Tyler’s hockey career. Hockey Now Celebrates 15 Years: ‘Plymouth Prodigy’ graces March 2010 cover Meanwhile. . Other champions included West Hill (Bantam) and Waterloo (Minor Bantam). Minor Bantam AA. the Ottawa Sting were convincing in a 3-0 win over the Vaughan Panthers in the Peewee final. The Rams also won 4-2 over Port Credit in the Atom final and 3-2 in overtime against Cambridge in the Minor Atom final. Leaside Select Invitational Not even a blizzard can stop the 23rd annual Leaside Select Invitational tournament. Despite cold temperatures. Escape the Blues The Toronto City Blues have crowned four champions of their eighth annual Escape the Blues tournament. Clancy’s 136 goals were the most by a defenseman in NHL history. with a Blues team represented in each group. Pro Hockey Life King Clancy Tournament King Clancy was a 16-year NHL veteran and a three-time Stanley Cup winner. there is also a point awarded for every period a team outscores their opponent. As of Feb. 1 to 3 at the Beatrice Ice Gardens at York University. editor Man. featured 56 teams and crowned eight champions on the final day. 2010. 8 with the crowning of a Midget Senior champion. Each division will feature four teams. however.ca / February 16. He was also the first player to play all six positions during one game. During that time. the Seguin family moved to Brampton. 5. The year we put him on the cover. There are multiple tiers in each age group as well to accommodate the more than 1. we celebrate 15 years of Hockey Now by profiling a cover from the old days. Finally. Ont. 19—Steve Yzerman. the host Knights were able to find glory in the Minor Midget division with a 4-0 win over North London in the finals. if the Boston Bruins are playing. a private. Unfortunately for the host team. which began in 1937.hockeynow. Seguin has gone from a ninth overall OHL draft pick in 2008 to a player considered by many to be worthy of making Canada’s next Olympic team. organizers said the tournament must go on. capped with a 5-0 win over West Nipissing in the Midget final. 7 to 10. and keep the kids playing much closer to rep team tryouts for the upcoming season. The rink itself is one of the biggest appeals of the tournament as the 52-year-old George Bell Arena provides a wonderful venue for the teams. the tournament had 148 registered teams in 23 different divisions. with the winning team receiving their usual two points for a win. being held Feb. Bantam and Atom divisions. This year’s tournament will be played Feb. held Feb. He just turned 21-years-old. 22 to 24 and feature four divisions: Atom. Each division will have four teams and the host George Bell Titans will. you’ll often see at least one big Seguin-smile after he scores a goal or sets one up. from Tyke to Midget Senior. points are awarded differently than most tournaments. Each month throughout 2013. March 20. A half point is awarded in the event of a tied period. 2010 – which doesn’t even seem that long ago – and the guy seems like he’s been out of Junior for a decade. Each team will play a round robin game against the other three teams in their division. all-boys Roman Catholic school renowned for its hockey program. not the Blue Jays’ outfield. First. he was the captain of the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers and was closing-out a 2009/10 season where he would score 48 goals and 106 points in 61 games. By / Andrew Chong. the Knights came out on the wrong side of a 2-1 game against a team from Mississippi in the Peewee finals and then were narrowly edged 3-2 by Burlington in the Peewee Minor division. Minor Midget A and Minor Midget AA divisions. Seguin grew-up with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s Whitby Wildcats and idolized another No. North York Knights Challenge The Stittsville Rams were the big winners at the annual North York Knights’ Challenge tournament taking home gold in the Midget division as well as both Atom divisions. In the Midget A final. North York was also ousted in the semifinals of the Midget. 1 to 3 at Chesswood Arena. of course. The Toronto City Blues came up one goal short in the Midget AA division losing 4-3 in the championship game to the Markham Islanders.m. George Bell Titans Select One of Toronto’s oldest rinks will once again play host to the game’s future stars at the George Bell Select tournament. Each team is guaranteed four games at the tournament with three round robin games and a playoff game based on their standings following round robin play. Teams are guaranteed four games at the tournament. Michael’s College School (from Grade 8 to Grade 10). These days. Minor Peewee.300 players and 70 plus teams participating at this year’s tournament. when he was picked second overall (behind Taylor Hall) by the Bruins. The tournament is open to all A. Games kick-off at 6:45 p. these guys grow up fast. be represented in all four. 10. The tournament invited 26 A and AA teams divided into Peewee A. AA and AAA non-playoff teams within the Greater Toronto Hockey League as well as non-playoff A teams from the Mississauga Hockey League. a secondplace finish was the best they could manage in any of the four divisions. 8 as the Leaside Flames Novice A team takes on Humber Valley Sharks and conclude Feb. on Feb. last month. formally known as the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy. Seguin played three years for the GTHL’s Toronto Young Nationals. The story of the tournament for the Knights though was missed chances as they lost in both Peewee finals. Ontario Edition During round robin play. The Minor Bantam final was just as close with the Duffield Devils narrowly beating the Etobicoke Canucks 1-0. In what seems like an unbelievably quick turnaround. Peewee and Minor Bantam. and is already three seasons removed from his 2010 NHL Draft year. held Feb. the Nickel City Flyers were able to find a single goal to beat the West Mall Lightning 1-0. the arena received a $1 million facelift about a decade ago to ensure its continued existence. 2013 news 23 Ontario minor hockey tournaments: Stories By / Josh Saggau several big dates in Feb. This year marks the 77th anniversary of the tournament. usually one game per week. The “A” level tournament. Searching for that high-res photo on our cover was really the first time I had a good look at Seguin’s face. Most of the 16 teams attending are from Toronto and the surrounding area. Games are played out of seven different arenas with the championship games played at Leaside Memorial Gardens and De La Salle. The tournament features 11 different age groups. tying fellow 18-year-old Taylor Hall for the OHL scoring title. and 19 divisions. The top two teams following the round robin will then play in the finals on Feb.

Winners will receive individual medals and teams will be awarded trophies. The game was played Saturday afternoon and was taped by Rogers Sportsnet.” Ottawa Minor: AAA Minor Midget Showcase draws top talent By / Carl Chimenti The regular season was one to remember for the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs Minor Hockey Association. an organization that helps families of Autistic kids. will be the setting for the March Break House League Tournament. Ont. Rob Scott. to be aired in Ottawa at a later date. There is a four-game guarantee with no bodychecking. “It’s a good measuring stick for teams to see how they stack up against one another. 10-minute stoptime periods. “From there. “I was very happy with the way the kids played all season.ca / February 16.” explains director Vicki Wright. the 2000s tied for the best record overall with Waterloo. they did that. Major Midget. “They have been a real pleasure to work with. “This group of kids came from small towns throughout the area and have been stars on those teams. 15 to 17 at the Western Fair Sports Centre. trainers and support staff with help from OHL scouts. tight knit group and they supported each other both on the ice and off. (Leo Boivin Centre) March 29 to 30 will host the Bantam division.com 02 AAA Rankings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Toronto Jr Canadians 02 AAA Toronto Marlboros 02 AAA Vaughan Kings 02 AAA Oakville Rangers 02 AAA York Simcoe Express 02 AAA Mississauga Reps 02 AAA Elgin Middlesex Chiefs 02 AAA Kanata Blazers 02 AA Mississauga Rebels 02 AAA Barrie Colts 02 AAA 03 AAA Rankings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Toronto Marlboros 03 AAA Toronto Titans 03 AAA Whitby Wildcats 03 AAA Toronto Nationals 03 AAA Mississauga Reps 03 AAA Ajax Pickering Raiders 03 AAA Barrie Colts 03 AAA Burlington Eagles 03 AAA Kitchener Jr Rangers 03 AAA Mississauga Rebels 03 AAA Rankings as of February 11.” The All-Star event was highly attended by OHL and local Junior A. Scott says it’s a great weekend of fun for the whole family. “The top teams that are invited have a chance to play other top teams from different leagues.” said tournament director Pat Caron. the Tournament of Champions plans are well underway. The goalies participated in two drills. The tournament is held annually after league playoffs conclude and is by invitation only. Ottawa Senators AAA Technical Director Blake Callaghan was a key contributor to the event. Ontario. “We are a small town of 700. with and without the puck.” said director. Ont.” stated Harrison. I am very proud of the team and hopefully we will go on a long playoff run.” The host team is automatically included and the rest of the field is generally small— between eight and 12 teams. “We have a large field of ‘99 teams from all over Ontario. A three-game minimum will kickstart the event for Tyke to Midget.” The OEMHL AAA Minor Midget All-Star Showcase took place the first weekend in February at the Bell SensPlex in Ottawa. The two-day event featured a skills competition on Friday evening.” said the Minor Atom AAA (2003) head coach. “I selected the teams. (Westport Community Centre). as each player competed in four separate drills. and Juvenile division. March 15 to 17. the ODMHA looks at the presentations and decides on the location. “The Oakridge Aeros Hockey Association is hosting the event and all the kids are looking forward to participating in the 11th annual tournament. Ont.” The Oakridge House League Classic is set to run Feb. All the proceeds were donated to Children at Risk. Catharines Sportsplex in St. Trophies and championship banners await the winning teams. scouts. coaches. “Your hockey community puts in a bid as a host. Sarnia. Ont. “They came here and had to buy into a team concept and to their credit. will be the setting for the Peewee. Catharines. Ont. but you can come to Westport and enjoy some terrific hockey and have a time to remember. The Atom division will take place March 29 to 31 in Westport. Prescott. from Prescott. And Carleton Place. . and the 2003s finished with the best record in the West division and third best overall. Each game will consist of three. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 6 9 NR 1 2 3 4 6 5 8 9 7 10 Minor Hockey Alliance: banner season for Elgin Middlesex Chiefs Several tourneys on the horizon Tournament of Champions begins to take shape By / Carl Chimenti Although the teams have yet to be determined. 2013h ontario minor hockey rankings CURR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Midget AAA Rankings Soo North Stars Midget AAA Oakville Rangers Midget AAA Whitby Wildcats Midget AAA Toronto Nationals Midget AAA Markham Waxers Midget AAA Toronto Titans Midget AAA North York Rangers Midget AAA Toronto Junior Canadians Midget AAA York Simcoe Expresss Midget AAA Kitchener Jr Rangers Midget AAA 97 AAA Rankings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Oakville Rangers 97 AAA Elgin Middlesex Chiefs 97 AAA Toronto Marlboros 97 AAA York Simcoe Express 97 AAA Mississauga Rebels 97 AAA Toronto Jr Canadians 97 AAA Barrie Colts 97 AAA Soo Thunder 97 AAA London Jr Knights (Gold) 97 AAA Brampton 45s 97 AAA 1 2 3 5 4 7 8 6 8 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PREV 1 2 4 3 5 7 6 NR NR 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 98 AAA Rankings Toronto Marlboros 98 AAA Toronto Jr Canadians 98 AAA Ottawa Valley Titans 98 AAA Southern Tier Admirals 98 AAA London Jr Knights 98 AAA York Simcoe Express 98 AAA Whitby Wildcats 98 AAA Mississauga Rebels 98 AAA Hamilton Jr Bulldogs 98 AAA Ottawa Jr 67's 98 AAA 99 AAA Rankings Toronto Marlboros 99 AAA Quinte Red Devils 99 AAA Toronto Nationals 99 AAA Toronto Titans 99 AAA Ottawa Jr 67's 99 AAA London Jr Knights 99 AAA Vaughan Kings 99 AAA Brampton 45s 99 AAA Ottawa Valley Titans 99 AAA Mississauga Reps 99 AAA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 8 NR 7 NR 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 00 AAA Rankings Mississauga Rebels 00 AAA Toronto Marlboros 00 AAA Mississauga Senators 00 AAA Toronto Nationals 00 AAA Ottawa Valley Titans 00 AAA Clarington Toros 00 AAA York Simcoe Express 00 AAA Ottawa Jr 67's 00 AAA Nickel City Sons 00 AAA North Bay Trappers 00 AAA 01 AAA Rankings Toronto Marlboros 01 AAA London Jr Knights 01 AAA Mississauga Rebels 01 AAA Markham Waxers 01 AAA Whitby Wildcats 01 AAA Mississauga Reps 01 AAA Vaughan Kings 01 AAA Burlington Eagles 01 AAA Kanata Blazers 01 AA Quinte Red Devils 01 AAA 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 NR 9 NR 1 2 3 4 5 9 6 8 7 NR By MyHockeyRankings.24 minor hockeynow. Ont. Minor Midget.” The divisions include Novice to Midget. The Kevin Fegan Memorial House League Tournament will take place March 11 to 12 at the St. Ont. Tim Harrison.” One of the strengths of the team was that this was a very close. 2013. in London. from Westport. The 1997s and 2002s took first overall at the ‘A’ level.

the eighth edition of the rankings. Rangers (11-10-9 31 points) pulled-off a big upset in the Alliance quarterfinals. Participants must be registered on Hockey Canada rosters for the 2012-13 season. Players competing at the ‘AAA’ level will be given priority. 2 spot. visit: www. Vaughan (May 3 to 5) and Sudbury (May 10 to 12). The Marlboros and Rebels finished one and two respectively in the GTHL regular season and both made short work of their opponents in the GTHL playoffs quarterfinal round. com or call 416-636-6845 ext. Additional teams looking to participate must be cleared by the tournament contact. Colts) and Garrett McFadden (Grey Bruce Highlanders). Day would be eligible for the upcoming OHL draft. The Minor Midget Toronto Marlboros (blue) battle with the Mississauga Senators in regular season GTHL action.hockeynow. OMHA.ca / February 16. The Chiefs are led by offensive star Travis Konecny. Grey Bruce rHighlanders (17-9-6) and the Greater Kingston Frontenacs (22-7-5). knocking-off the London Jr. contact Jeff Stewart. Austin Gerhart n(Barrie Jr. With only four teams making the playoffs in this association a team needs to only win one round in the playoffs to guarantee themselves an OHL Cup spot. There will be five three-day sessions taking place in Kitchener (April 19 to 21). 3 position.net.ca. If his application is approved. GTHL and MHL passes will be accepted. The survey will be open to participation until March 4. the Toronto Marlboros fell to the Mississauga Rebels 2-1 in overtime in the OHL Cup final. while the Whitby Wildcats and the York Simcoe Express have both made the rankings six times. finished the season in top spot with 46 points but were followed closely by the Ottawa Senators who finished only two points back. followed by the Southern Tier nAdmirals (23-3-6) in the No. The Barrie Jr. if body checking should be removed from certain levels of hockey. To participate in the survey visit: h t t p s : / / w w w. s The Oakville Rangers and the Southern ”Tier Admirals are the only two teams to ymake the top-five rankings in all nine editions. 229.Whitby Wildcats (23-7-5) jumped back into sthe top-five rankings taking the No. The format for the tournament will be available before the first game. The tournament is open to ‘A’ players in the Minor Atom (2003). Peewee (2000). as well as rules related to player movement and team composition. ODMHA. ALLIANCE The Kitchener Jr. were the top team in the regular season finishing with 51 points. The York sSimcoe Express (18-6-7) rounded out the top-five grabbing the No. Game notifications will be available through the GTHL website’s “Games Centre” tab. tournament in seven of the past eight seasons. The program is designed to offer players. o The ETA/SCTA Players to Watch for the sninth edition of the rankings were Adam sCraievich (Oakville Rangers). Players will receive on-ice sessions. The Rangers will need to pull off another upset if they want to guarantee themselves a spot in the OHL Cup as their semifinal opponents. 4 spot hafter receiving an honourable mention in .com or call 416636-6845 ext. Minor Bantam (1999) and Bantam (1998) divisions. the best Minor Midget teams in Ontario (and one or two from the United States) will gather in Toronto and Mississauga for the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament. parents and staff an introduction to high-end hockey and is open to players born in 1998 who are registered with the OHF. rBy / Andrew Snook nThe Oakville Rangers (26-1-5) held on to top cspot during the ninth edition of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s (OMHA) Top 5 rankings for the Minor Midget AAA division for the 2012/13 season. GTHL Last season. All participating teams are coached by OHL and OHF member partner personnel. contact Mark Zizek at 905-602-7651 or email mzizek@cgcinc. For more information on the survey. c o m / s / GTHLPlayerMovementandSafety. The tournament is open to ‘A’. including two practices and three games. to sit atop GTHL: Founders Cup registration open By / Andrew Snook Registration for the Founders Cup is now open. The tournament is scheduled to drop the puck as early as the weekend of March 1 with the finals for all division played from April 12 to 14 at the Mastercard Centre in Etobicoke.omha. GTHL manager of membership services and events. The Marlboros are contenders for the OHL Cup. 2013. Windsor (April 26 to 28). ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ players from GTHL and MHL teams that are eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. The playoff champion and finalist from the GTHL. For more information. y Honourable mentions were given to sthe Brampton 45’s (22-8-2). the appropriate age for when body checking should be implemented in competitive hockey. the Oakville Rangers have posted an incredible 27-1-6 record through 34 OMHA regular season games and are seen as a top contender for the OHL Cup. Bill Buss Tournament kicks-off March 21 GTHL launches safety survey The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) recently launched a league-wide survey on player safety and freedom of movement. OMHA Led by forward Brett McKenzie. which can be paid by cheque or credit card. Atom (2002). The Barrie Jr. We breakdown what teams to watch for in each association below. It was the second time in three seasons that the Rebels beat the Marlboros in the OHL Cup final. A maximum of 48 teams will be accepted. ohf. Minor Peewee (2001). 224. Oshawa (May 3 to 5).com. Colts have made Apply now for 2013 OHF/OHL U-15 Program of Excellence Applications are being accepted for the 2013 OHF/OHL Under-15 Program of Excellence. Knights Gold team (21-7-2 44 points) in five games. 2013 minor 25 OHL CUP DRAWS NEAR: a few teams to watch By / Adam Dunfee In a month’s time.on. . USA Detroit Compuware is likely to get an invite to the OHL Cup having appeared on every edition of the OHL’s Minor Midget Top 10 teams list. The tournament fee is $585. a player expected to go early in this year’s OHL draft. the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs. The tournament will be played in a 12-12-12 format with a minimum of four games played per team. as well as off-ice seminars with keynote speakers on a various topics. Alliance Hockey and a team from the NOHA will each receive an automatic berth into the tournament while the rest of the field of 20 will be made up of teams chosen by the tournament selection committee. The league is looking for feedback regarding The 17th annual Bill Buss Tournament will take place from March 21 to 24. It will be based on the number of teams within a division.com or contact GTHL executive director Scott Oakman at soakman@GTHLCanada. 5 spot. Colts (21-4-6) sit in the rNo. For more information on the OMHA topfive rankings visit www. The Marlboros won the 2011 OHL Cup and have made the final of the ODMHA The Eastern Ontario Wild of the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association John Sokolowski photo OMHA: Rangers continue Minor Midget rankings the top-five rankings seven times. The . s u r v e y m o n k e y. For more information on the tournament.gthlcanada. The team is led by underage defenceman Sean Day who is rumoured to be applying to Hockey Canada for exceptional player status. at jstewart@gthlcanada. so far this season. please visit www. For more information.

ca / February 16. Korostelev is one of three Russian-born players on the Minor Midget Canadiens this season and their contributions helped the team to a third place finish in the GTHL regular season. especially the first couple months when my family was in Russia still.” • • • • 4 Game Guarantee for all teams Pools consist of 4 to 6 teams Professional statistician with real time standings Medals for Gold. John Sokolowski photo son. Canadiens could be a high pick in this year’s OHL Priority Selection. especially early on. I’m not going to lie. Despite being a year younger than most of his teammates and the players he was going up against. The fact he was born in Russia. When D’Ammizio took the head-coaching job with the Jr. he quickly learned the language. he’s projected to be an early pick in this year’s OHL Priority Selection. learned the style of play. “Last year it was hard. “He just practices with passion.939.888. he goes in the corners and is physical. plays with passion and he’s transitioned great and he’s very. 2013h Russian-born Jr. Korostelev followed him and helped the team to a 19-7-7 regular season record. “Nikita is a special player. he’s a physical player—he plays the game very hard. in all divisions Floods every two periods Tournament gift /souvenir for each player Tiered levels in each Age Category for maximum competition Sponsored By FOR MORE INFORMATION & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 1. as an under-ager. there’s no question about it. that’s not all that unique on his team. Silver and Bronze in each division • • • • Full 60 minute STOP TIME GAMES. “Last year.COM .” said D’Ammizio. Canadiens coach Dave D’Ammizio came across Korostelev during the 2011/12 season while looking for a player to round-out his Vaughan Kings Minor Midget team. He goes to the net hard. But the transition wasn’t easy at times he says. “He’s a very loveable kid.” says D’Ammizio.26 minor hockeynow. and then flourished by the end of the season. he was probably one of the most liked kids on the team. very excited about playing in the OHL. He does a lot of things we say we don’t normally see in Russian players.” says D’Ammizio. Canadiens forward Nikita Korostelev possesses makes him a very unique player. Korostelev held his own on the ice while learning a new culture and language off of it. Korostelev made the move to Canada from Moscow two years ago to better his odds of making the NHL.” Korostelev has good hands and a very dangerous shot but also likes to hit. Last year. Because of that. “He’s an exceptionally talented and skilled player and like (Alexander) Ovechkin in his early days. well.2749 INFO@ELITESPORTSCANADA . Canadiens forward has big OHL hopes By / Adam Dunfee The skill set Toronto Jr.” But his teammates helped him to adapt. learned to communicate. Canadiens for the 2012/13 sea- Nikita Korostelev of the Minor Midget Toronto Jr.

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