Created: Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:29
With the OHL Playoffs set to kick off this evening, we’re here to provide an updated OHL Mock Draft. The four non-playoff teams have been confirmed and it’s Barrie who will officially hold the 1st overall selection, one that has received endless debate this season. Jack Hughes has yet to confirm his preferred route of development - OHL or NTDP - and it places the Barrie Colts’ staff in a very difficult decision on how to use the 1st overall selection.
Hughes’ decision will ultimately affect how the dominoes fall on draft day. As the consensus top ranked player, Hughes will be headed to the USA NTDP Evaluation Camp this upcoming weekend to perform alongside 40 other top American skaters. The rumour mill will surely be buzzing.
The Guelph Storm, who have yet to officially announce who will take over the vacant GM role, but they sit with the 2nd overall selection. North Bay and Saginaw round out the top four spots, respectively.
Read more: 2017 OHL Mock Draft 3.0 - Pre-OHL Playoffs Edition (5 Rounds)
Created: Monday, 20 March 2017 21:46
Tune in Monday, March 20th, 2017 on Sportsnet Ontario to catch the OHL Cup Championship game between the Mississauga Reps and Toronto Young Nationals. Puck drops at 6:30 PM EST
Monday’s Championship Final marks the first time in OHL Cup history where two Wild Card entries will compete for the title. The 2010 Mississauga Rebels are currently the only Wild Card team to ever capture an OHL Cup championship.
Toronto Young Nationals Record vs Mississauga Reps: 1-1-1
Mississauga Reps Record vs Toronto Young Nationals: 1-1-1
November 9, 2016 – Nats 2 @ Reps 2 (Tie)
January 21, 2017 – Reps 5 @ Nats 2 (Reps Win)
January 22, 2017 – Reps 0 @ Nats 3 (Nats Win)
Read more: 2017 OHL Cup Championship Preview (Extensive Scouting Report)
Created: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:10
Tuesday morning, just hours before the puck drops on the illustrious OHL Cup Tournament, USA Hockey announced their much awaited roster for the 2017 NTDP Evaluation Camp. Included on the roster includes forty-six of the top American hockey players born in 2001 from across the nation. The camp for the 2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team, will take place on March 24-28, at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, with scrimmages on occurring Saturday through Tuesday.
Read more: 2017 USA NTDP Evaluation Roster Announced
Created: Monday, 13 March 2017 20:42
A few weeks back we kicked off our OHL Mock Draft series with the “Way Too Early Mock Draft” for our subscribers. This time around, we’re making our quick selection mock draft available for the public and expanding it to TWO ROUNDS.
Every mock draft needs to be prefaced with some things to consider and understand. That is especially true with the 2017 OHL Draft class. Unlike the National Hockey League Draft, the OHL’s Priority Selection is often impacted by several significant factors.
Read more: OHL Mock Draft 2.0 - Pre OHL Cup OHL Mock (Two Rounds)
Created: Monday, 13 March 2017 16:44
The OHL Cup is the most coveted showcase tournament of the season for AAA minor midget programs across Ontario. With twenty of the best teams converging on North Toronto for the week-long event, the OHL Cup provides a platform for aspiring OHL players to showcase their talents to scouts packing the Scotiabank Pond facility.
Champions and runner ups from Ontario’s respective regions – OMHA, GTHL and ALLIANCE – are joined from all-star squads from Total Package Hockey (TPH Thunder), Elite Hockey Group (EHG), Team NOHA (Northern Ontario), Thunder Bay Kings (HNO representative) and Team HEO (represented by Eastern Ontario Wild ’01 Bantam squad). Additionally, ten top teams from across the remaining regions have solidified spots in the Wildcard play-in games Tuesday in hopes of advancing into the main tournament Tuesday through Monday.
Here at TheScout.ca we are taking a break from compiling our final 2017 OHL Draft Rankings (to be released to subscribers prior to the 2017 Priority Selection) to preview the teams and players to watch at the OHL Cup.
Read more: OHL Cup Preview - Lindros Division