- Created: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:27
As released by the Ontario Hockey League
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Jeremy Bracco of the Kitchener Rangers is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 16 after leading the league with 13 points in four games scoring four goals and nine assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
London’s Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament is one of the most heavily scouted tournaments of the Fall season and the 2016 edition was no difference. Loaded with 32 teams from across Ontario and several entries from Michigan and Illinois, the Thanksgiving invitational offers non-stop action to file views of top prospects for the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
Congratulations are sent out to the Ajax Pickering Raiders who captured their first tournament win defeating the Mississauga Reps 3-1 in the Championship game Sunday evening.
Top performers on the weekend include the uber-skilled Jamieson Rees of the Mississauga Reps, ultra-competitive Nick Robertson of the Toronto Red Wings, heady two-way pivot Brett Budgell of the London Jr. Knights and playmaker Connor McMichael of the Ajax Pickering Raiders.
On the blue line, it was Thomas Harley and Nathan Staios of the Vaughan Kings who turned heads while Chicago Mission’s Michael Black, Halton Hurricanes Mitchell Brewer, and Toronto Jr. Canadiens Mathew Hill logged some impressive performances as well.
TheScout.ca team of Andrew Sykes (Alliance) and Brendan Ross (Director of Scouting) had the tournament covered and filed the following report of top performers on the weekend.
As released by the Canadian Hockey League
57 CHL players gather in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Oct. 27-Nov. 5 for international competition
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Sixty-six of Canada’s best young hockey players have been selected to represent their country at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Oct. 27-Nov. 5.
The process, which began with 111 players who took part in a seven-day development camp in late July, will be finalized next week when the 66-player roster is divided to make up the three Canadian teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White - who will face the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States in their quest for gold.
The late game on Monday evening pitted Kemptville (5-3-2) against CIHA Green (2-7-0). The teams know each other well, having already played twice in this young season. A new element was injected into the matchup with the news that 2002 standout Dylan Peterson would be making his Midget AAA debut for CIHA. Peterson had a very strong effort, and provided really the only intrigue in an otherwise sleepy matchup. Kemptville eventually prevailed 2-1 in OT, scoring just six seconds into the extra frame.
The following are some performances of note. All players are 2001s unless otherwise indicated.