Created: Monday, 12 June 2017 12:42
The junior hockey season came to an end just a few days ago, so what better time is there than now to look ahead to the 2017-18 OHL campaign. Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome certainly fit the mould of dominant players this year, while the likes of Kevin Hancock and Jason Roberston were breakout stars. The following is a list of players, one from every OHL team, who regional scout Andrew Sykes sees as grabbing headlines in the upcoming season, starting with the Barrie Colts, Erie Otters, Flint Firebirds, Guelph Storm and Hamilton Bulldogs.
Read more: Ones To Watch: An Early Look Towards 2017-18 (Part 1)
Created: Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:35
As released by the Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday April 11, 2017
KITCHENER, ON – One hundred sixty players have been selected to represent eight teams at the upcoming 2017 OHL Gold Cup May 3-7 in Kitchener, ON.
Members of the Steering Committee, along with Joe Birch, Senior Director of Hockey Development and Special Events with the Ontario Hockey League, were at Activa Sportsplex Tuesday afternoon, to make the announcement.
“Every year, the players selected to participate in the OHL Gold Cup put on such a display of skill and the ability to adapt to a new team, it is so fun to see,” said OHL Gold Cup Co-Chair, Tony Martindale. “Today, the countdown to puck drop really begins.”
Read more: Rosters Revealed for 2017 OHL Gold Cup
Created: Tuesday, 11 April 2017 05:28
The Ontario Hockey League is set to conduct it's first U18 Priority Selection Draft on Wednesday, April 12th whereby Ontario Midget skaters across the province have a chance to be selected in the four round draft. If teams opt to select a goaltender in one of those four rounds, they will be rewarded with an additional selection in a fifth round. The U18 Priority Selection is a new intiative aimed at improving Midget hockey across Ontario and giving players a second chance at being selected into the Ontario Hockey League.
Read more: @TheScoutDotCa - 2017 U18 OHL Priority Selection Ranking
Created: Friday, 07 April 2017 22:07
In the scouting world, there's no distance that will keep scouts from travelling to view a must-see prospect. Back in late January, Head Scout Brendan Ross was visiting family in beautiful Kenora, Ontario on the frozen banks of the Lake of the Woods and had heard about their AAA team playing. After his plane landed in Winnipeg and he and his wife travelled two-and-a-half hours east to Kenora, they made a pit-stop at the local rink. Ross had heard buzz earlier in the year about a 2001-born prospect that was flying under the radar so he felt it was the perfect opportunity to check this team out. Fortunately, the Thistles coaching staff were more than happy to sit down and talk about some of their players and the one player that came up frequently was a kid by the name of Carter Tresoor.
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Created: Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:27
Our rankings and OHL Draft Guide have been released as the time until the 2017 OHL Priority Selection commences ticks away quickly. We wanted to take the opportunity to break down scenarios to watch, draft trends and explain our goal throughout the scouting process.
Read more: 2017 OHL Draft – Trends and Scenarios to Watch