Created: Saturday, 04 May 2019 14:20
GTHL Red 8 vs. OMHA Black 5
GTHL Red Player of the Game - Marc Boudreau
(Sault Ste. Marie, 3rd round, 59th overall - TheScout.ca #2 Sault Ste. Marie prospect)
OMHA Black Player of the Game - Thomas Johnston
(Ottawa 3rd round, 52nd overall - TheScout.ca #7 Ottawa prospect)
GTHL Red - Marc Boudreau 2G, 1A
GTHL Red - Shane Wright 2G, 1A
GTHL Red - Romeo Chandler 3A
GTHL Red - Brandt Clarke 2A
OMHA Black - Thomas Johnston 3G
OMHA Black - Kaleb Nelson 2A
OMHA Black - Ryan Winterton, Brenden Sirizzotti 2A
OMHA White 4 vs. HEO 0
OMHA White Player of the Game - Josh Ziliotto
(North Bay, 5th round, 99th overall)
HEO Player of the Game - Connor Lockart
(Erie 1st round, 3rd overall - TheScout.ca #1 Erie prospect
OHMA White - Josh Ziliotto 2G
OMHA White - Ethan Larmand 1G, 1A
OMHA White - Carter Garvie 15/15, W, SHO
GTHL Blue 10 vs. HNO 1
GTHL Blue Player of the Game - Francesco Pinelli
(Kitchener 1st round, 13th overall - TheScout.ca #1 Kitchener prospect)
HNO Player of the Game - Nolan Desjardins
GTHL Blue - Justin Ertel - 1G, 3A
GTHL Blue - Francesco Pinelli 3G
GTHL Blue - Danny Zhilkin 2G, 1A
GTHL Blue - Braeden Kressler, Brennan Othmann 1G, 2A
GTHL Blue - Francesco Arcuri, Ethan Del Mastro 3A
Alliance 6 vs. NOHA 2
Alliance Player of the Game - Cayden Faust
(Kingston, 11th round, 204th overall)
HNO Player of the Game - Chase Stillman
(Sudbury, 2nd round, 25th overall - TheScout.ca #1 Sudbury prospect)
Alliance - Cayden Faust 2G
Alliance - Brett Harrison, Landon Mccallum 2A
NOHA - Chase Stillman 2G
Created: Friday, 03 May 2019 14:12
GTHL Red 5 vs. Alliance 0
GTHL Red Player of the Game - Alex Christopoulos
(North Bay 3rd round, 50th overall - TheScout.ca #5 North Bay prospect)
Alliance Player of the Game - Brett Harrison
(Oshawa 1st round, 16th overall - TheScout.ca #1 Oshawa prospect)
GTHL Red - Brandt Clarke 1G, 2A
GTHL Red - Edward Moskowitz 2G
GTHL Red - Alex Christopoulos 1G, 1A
GTHL Red - Liam Arnsby 2A
GTHL Blue 5 vs. OMHA White 4 (SO)
GTHL Blue Player of the Game - Danny Zhilkin
(Guelph 1st round, 14th overall - TheScout.ca #1 Guelph Prospect)
OMHA White Player of the Game - Barret Joynt
(Kingston 15th round, 284th overall)
GTHL Blue - Brennan Othmann 1G, 2A
GTHL Blue - Danny Zhilkin 1G, 1A
GTHL Blue - Francesco Arcuri 1G, 1A
OMHA White - Barret Joynt 2G
NOHA 4 vs. OMHA Black 3 (OT)
NOHA Player of the Game - Max McCue
(London 2nd round, 34th overall - TheScout.ca #6 London prospect)
OMHA Black Player of the Game - Ryan Winterton
(Hamilton 1st round, 8th overall - TheScout.ca #1 Hamilton prospect)
NOHA - Jack Matier 1G, 1A
NOHA - Josh Kavanagh 1G, 1A
NOHA - Max McCue 2A
NOHA - Chase Stillman 2A
NOHA - Ben Gaudreau 38/41
HEO 4 vs. HNO 1
HEO Player of the Game - Stuart Rolofs
(London 1st round, 20th overall - TheScout.ca #1 London prospect)
HNO Player of the Game - Gage Stewart
HEO - Stuart Rolofs 2G
HEO Jake Coleman 2A
HNO - Gage Stewart 32/35
Created: Tuesday, 30 April 2019 19:25
April 2019 update of the Top 10 Windsor Spitfires prospects heading into the 2019-2020 season.
2019 first-round pick Wyatt Johnston leads the Top 10 which is heavy on 2002 birth years. Johnston was a top player all year on the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget team, but really elevated his game towards the end of the season to become one of the highest rising players in the age group. He is a very smooth-skating center with an elite skill-set and an athletic frame that has plenty of room to fill out.
Recently signed Xavier Medina is an extremely athletic goalie who gives the Spits a goalie for the future and one who can challenge for considerable playing time in the 2019-20 season. Egor Afanasyev is another player the Windsor brass will be working on hard to try and get signed. The gamebreaking Russian forward starred for Muskegon this past season in the USHL and is the 16th ranked North American skater heading into this year’s NHL Draft
Joining Johnston on the list are fellow 2019 draft selection and GTHL counterparts Pasquale Zito and Maxwell Donohoe. Like Johnston, they both played very well down the stretch as teammates on the Mississauga Rebels Minor Midget AAA team. While not cracking the Top 10, Ben Felicetti is another 2019 pick who offers intrigue down the road.
Defenseman Dylan Robinson saw several games with the club this past season and spent the majority of the year in Jr. B where he was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year in GOJHL’s Western Conference. He is headed for full-time duty in 2019-2020.
2018 picks McKay Hayes, Christian Stevens and Cade Lemmer are poised to make serious challenges for roster spots.
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Created: Monday, 29 April 2019 19:54
April 2019 update of the Top 10 Sudbury Wolves prospects heading into the 2019-2020 season.
The Wolves have built solid depth at the forward position and leading the way in the Top 10 are 2019 draft picks Chase Stillman, Landon McCallum and Ethan Larmand. We weren’t entirely comfortable with McCallum’s first-round selection but we do understand the allure. The Brantford 99ers product is a crafty playmaker to go along with a 200 ft. engine as a center and a pest mentality. We feel however that second-round pick Chase Stillman has more offensive upside, given the fact he has a better individual skill-set and scoring touch.
Other 2019 draft selections such as Ryan Gillespie, Andre Anania and Payton Robinson were all excellent value picks by the Wolves with all three figuring to be solid contributors through long OHL careers.
Forward Blake Butler and goaltender Jonathan Lemaire, both taken in the 2018 Priority Selection, should be given long looks to break camp with the club (Lemaire saw four regular season games and one playoff game with the Wolves this season). The depth of the prospect pool comes into focus from that 2018 draft with the likes of Simon Labelle, Nathan Ribau, Michael Tiveron, Robbie Stewart, Ryan Smith, Giordano Biondi, and Darren Beattie all having had good seasons.
Despite having a commitment to Miami-Ohio University, 2019 sixth-round pick Red Savage cracks the Top 10. There will be hope that there is a connection between Red’s father Brian who is a former NHLer and current Wolves head coach Cory Stillman. Kyle Aucoin, son of ex-NHL blueliner Adrian Aucoin is another bloodline prospect who would be in the Top 10 if his prospects for playing in the OHL became clearer.
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Created: Monday, 29 April 2019 14:14
April 2019 update of the Top 10 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds prospects heading into the 2019-2020 season.
The list is heavy on 2018 draftees but it is 2019 selections Jacob Holmes and Marc Boudreau who lead the way. Holmes was the team’s first-round selection in this past April’s Priority Selection and is a defenseman who brings intangibles that will make him very useful in his career. He is a smooth skater with elite shooting attributes which set him up to be a weapon at the offensive blueline. Boudreau is a well-sized forward who brings great competitiveness and detailed effectiveness. He is a difference-maker as a forechecker, gets to scoring areas at opportune times, and can finish.
Tyson Tomasini, Kalvyn Watson, and Dominic Mufarreh were forwards we liked from the 2002 age group and will be on the short list to grab roster spots. Mufarreh and Watson both saw games this past season. Fellow 2018 draft picks Finn Brown, Nate Mann, Matthew Halushak and Cole McGuire all put themselves very much in the mix with strong seasons. Brown in particular was very impressive, scoring 19 goals and totalling 43 points in 54 games with St. Michael’s in the OJHL; something that surely surprised the Hounds brass considering he was an 11th round pick.
We weren’t overly high on the Greyhounds 2019 draft, but we won’t be surprised if we look back in a few years and have to admit how wrong we were, because the team has been excellent at finding and developing under-appreciated talent.
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