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Bryan Allen probably made the biggest jump of any Canuck prospect this season, he had a very good season in Kansas City, and figures into the mix for next season with the big club.
Stats for 2000-01 for Allen
Artem Chubarov was a high draft pick by the Canucks back in 1998. He will be a big part of the Canucks’ future, being a good two-way player for them. He has shown a lot of promise thus far, but hasn’t been able to stay healthy for long enough to keep his good thing going.
Stats for 2001 for Chubarov
Possibly one of the biggest steals of the 1999 draft, Rene Vydareny had a great season for Rimouski of the QMJHL in 1999-00, but a contractual problem with his club team back in Slovakia caused him to miss more than half of this season, and as a result, he looked rusty and out of place with the Blades in his audition.
Stats for 2001 for Vydareny
Czech mate for the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. But you will face a gifted scorer, who even if hasn’t
a huge frame, has many other hockey talents which made him one of the top 2001 draft prospects.
players Martin Havlat and Vaclav Nedorost. Just like Martin Havlat, Ales Hemsky is a son
of a hockey coach. Just like Vaclav Nedorost, Ales has a brother, one year older than him,
who plays hockey. It’s Petr Hemsky, the lesser known brother of Ales who took the QMJHL
by storm this year. Petr Hemsky is now competing in the OHL, he was traded from a top team,
the Belleville Bulls, soon after his arrival and faced problems with lack of ice time for
the whole season. It was the first year when those two brothers played in different leagues.
Petr, who brought his sons to his beloved sport very soon. At the young age of four Ales
already stood at his skates and tried to be better than the older Petr. Their father was the
main force why the guys started playing at 5 and they’ve both spent a lot of time on the ice.
gave them tips and taught them a lot of hockey basics. By that time it became obvious that
those guys are something special and the younger Ales was a huge talent in every way. Thanks
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differences” with head coach Paul Theriault and finished with a 5 game
losing skid. In between it was like riding a roller coaster.
the 2000-01 season. The goaltending and defence were expected to be
solid while the offence, although a question mark, was seen as something
that was not going to be a huge problem.
and the offence… well let’s just say the offence didn’t come to play.
guys like Preston Mizzi, Ryan Held and Cory Pecker. The Greyhounds also
featured some potential in Jeff Richards, who showed up to camp in great
shape, CHL Import Pick Martin Bonda as well as defenceman Trevor Daley
and rookie Brett Trudell. There was a lot of potential but,
unfotunately, not all of it was realized.
some of the OHL’s top teams. The defensive corps was somewhat young with
three 19-year-olds, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old.
others. Ray Emery was solid during the stretch run but the team lost
some key games at the end of the year which knocked them out of playoff
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Battle for Turner Cup down to Four Teams
The IHL’s Eastern and Western Conference Finals are now well underway. There could, potentially be a rematch of the Chicago-Grand Rapids final that we witnessed last season as both teams are still alive and well. Let’s take a look at the match-ups and quickly summarize how each team advanced.
The Solar Bears won the first game of this series 4-3 in triple overtime. The Griffins then rebounded with a 4-2 win in game two. And, Orlando bounced back for a 5-3 win in game three. The series now switches back to Grand Rapids for the next two games as arena booking conflicts called for a 1-2-2-1-1 format rather than the usual 2-2-1-1-1. Expect Mike Fountain to redeem himself in game four after a poor showing in game three and look for the Griffins to take this series.