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The OHL Names the Players of the Month

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Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the performers of the
month for December 2001.

Molson OHL Player of the Month – Kevin Dallman, Guelph Storm

The Molson OHL Player of the Month for December is Guelph Storm defenceman
Kevin Dallman, who scored seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 11
games to help the Storm to a 4-2-3-1 record last month.

Dallman, the Storm captain, leads all OHL defencemen in scoring this season
with 16 goals and 35 assists for 51 points in 38 games. He recorded points
in 10 of the Storm’s 11 games last month, and scored a hat trick December 9
against Ottawa.

OHL Rookie of the Month – Petr Taticek, Sault Ste. Marie

The OHL Rookie of the Month for December is Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
centre Petr Taticek, who scored six goals and nine assists for 15 points in
nine games.

Taticek, an 18-year-old Czech native, scored goals in five of the
Greyhounds’ nine games last month, including a two-goal game December 30
against London.

Taticek, the Greyhound’s first pick in the 2001 CHL Import Draft, is a
highly rated prospect for the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He is second among
Greyhounds scorers with 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 38 games.

OHL Goaltender of the Month – David Chant, Barrie Colts

The OHL Goaltender of the Month for December is David Chant of the Barrie
Colts, who posted a 4-2-0 record, along with a 1.48 goals against average
and .954 save percentage, in six games.

Chant, a 20-year-old native of Toronto, appeared in six of Read more »

Top Prospects Game Rosters Announced

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SASKATOON – Three members of Canada’s silver medal winning team from the
World Junior Hockey Championships are among the players who will take part
in the 2002 CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, January 31 in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan.

The celebrity coaches for this year’s game, Hockey Night in Canada
commentator and former WHL goaltending star Kelly Hrudey and former WHL star
and Toronto Maple Leaf, Dave “Tiger” Williams, were in Saskatoon Monday to
help announce the names of the 40 players who will participate in the
events,
which this year includes a Skills Competition. The Canadian Hockey League,
along with the 2002 Home Hardware Top Prospects Organizing Committee,
announced the rosters for the 2002 CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, as
selected by the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Department, at a
media conference in Saskatoon.

The full rosters are listed below. This year’s game takes place at
Saskatchewan Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Thursday, January 31 and
features the top 40 CHL prospects for the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, as selected
by the NHL’s Central Scouting Department. The game will be broadcast live on
Rogers Sportsnet.

Virtually every player to perform in the CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects
Game has been selected in the NHL Entry Draft. Such current NHL stars as Joe
Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Simon Gagne, David Legwand, Scott Gomez, Chris
Phillips, Alex Tanguay and Eric Brewer have appeared in the
Game.

Forty of the best young prospects in the CHL will appear in this Read more »

Calder Corner for the Week Ending 01/06

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Calder Corner for the Week Ending 01/06


The Calder Corner

Atlanta’s wonder-twin’s slowed down this week, but they would have had a hard time holding of HF’s Prospect of the Week Mikka Kiprusoff. Kiprusoff saw action in all 3 of San Jose’s games this week and went 3-0-0 with a stellar .974 Save Percentage. For this amazing week, Mikka Kiprusoff truly deserves to take home the weekly honors.


TeamPlayer
4 Games
Tjarnqvist: 2 Assists
Kovalchuk: 1 Goal (17)
Heatley:1 Goal (16)
BOS 4 Games
Boynton: 1 Assist
Girard: 1 Assist
BUF 3 Games
1 Game: Noronen: 11 Shots, 9 Saves Read more »

Hockey’s Future Announces New Affiliation

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We hope you all enjoy the articles from the pages of B.C. and Alberta Hockey Now on Hockey’s Future and we encourage our readers to take a look. If there are players, tournaments or information of interest please send HF management a note and we will provide the most in-depth coverage possible. At this time Laurence Heinen Editor of Hockey Now welcomes our entire readership to explore and enhance their knowledge of the vast realm of youth hockey in the western Canada.

It is Hockey’s Future goal to provide the most in-depth information on prospects and youth hockey in the world. With our ongoing progress towards meeting our aspirations we encourage our readership to be proactive in our venture. At Hockey’s Future we believe you are the backbone to the success of the publication. We welcome all comments and concerns in any aspect regarding Hockey’s Future and the role we can play in the future’s of young hockey players.

Respectfully,

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Asst. Managing Editor/Director of Media Relations
smalloy@hockeysfuture.com

Canadiens’ weekly prospects update

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Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))

Hainsey registered 5 assists through 7 games since our last update. He was shutout during a January 2nd game against St. John, thereby ending a season-high 5-game point-scoring streak. He’s played strong defensively since his return, raising his plus/minus from +1 to +5 after missing 14 games with a wrist injury. Overall, the 6’3″, 200-lbs defenseman has played 23 games. He has 13 points (5-8-13), and is +5 with 10 minutes in penalties. The 20-year old rookie was also named to the PlanetUSA AHL all-star team.

Mathieu Garon -G (Drafted-96(2/44))

Garon has rebounded from a poor stretch of play he experienced immediately following his return to Québec. He’s undefeated in his last 6 games. Through that same stretch he’s lowered his GAA by close to half a goal per game, and raised his save percentage 20 points. Overall, the 6’2″, 192-lbs goalie has a 9-3-5 record with 2.70 GAA, and a .918 save percentage.

Eric Chouinard -F (Drafted-98(1/16))

Chouinard registered 1 assist in 2 games following our last update. He injured his shoulder during a December 27th game against Portland, and is tentatively scheduled to return within the week. Overall, the 6’3″, 207-lbs left winger has played 30 games. He has 26 points (11-15-26), with 8 minutes in penalties. Surprisingly, only 1 of his 11 goals has been scored on the powerplay; which speaks volumes for Chouinard’s 5-on-5 play this season. His plus/minus is even, and he also has 94 shots on goal.

Francois Beauchemin -D (Drafted-98(3/ Read more »

Head to Head: Milan Kraft Vs. Kris Beech

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Milan Kraft VS Kris Beech

We have an unfair battle hhere. Beech has posted many more points then Kraft
this season and Kraft just got send to the minors. Beech won the first
“battle” between the two top prospects of the Penguins, but the war is not
done yet.

Overall Offensive Game:

If you look at Milan Kraft’s stats this season you’re probable gonna
conclude that he was struggling badly. But stats aren’t everything in this
wonderful sport, he was actually one of the most dangerous forward for the
Pens for some games. Kraft is able to get alot of scoring chances but he has the
unfortunate tendency to not capitalize on them. If Kraft can finally find the back of the net regularly, he will become the forward the Pens saw in him
at the 1998 draft. As for Kris Beech, he came in Pittsburgh with great
expectations after being traded for arguably the most skilled player in the
world, Jaromir Jagr. In my mind Beech hasn’t been a disappointment so far. He has showed some really
good skills and hockey sense for a youngster. But nothing has been easy for
the Penguins this year and appearing on the score sheet is sometimes “mission
impossible”. If Beech would have played with
offensive system that was utilized by the Penguins the past couple years, he would have
twice as many points. Beech creates a lot of scoring chances with his
incredible offensive assets but he took awhile to score his first NHL
goal.

Both potential future stars have seen Ice-time during the struggling Penguins
Powerplay this year. Result? They simply d Read more »

Final Days of the WJC

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Check out the last games of the WJC!

Placing Game 7-8

Slovakia – Czech Republic 2:6

1st Period

09:30 CZE Pozivil (Plekanec, Blatak) 0:1 PP

2nd Period

20:36 CZE Plekanec (Blatak, Novotny) 0:2
29:21 CZE Hemsky (Horava) 0:3 PP
32:00 CZE Podlesak (unassisted) 0:4
35:40 SVK Kopecky (unassisted) 1:4

3rd Period

41:42 CZE Krajicek (Horava) 1:5 PP
51:00 CZE Horava (Hemsky) 1:6
59:18 SVK Kristin (Macho) 2:6

The game was best defined by the best awareded player of Czech Republic
Miloslav Horava: “There is nothing to say, at least the seventh
place”
. Czech squad finally managed to score more then 1 goal against an
equal opponent, but the victory brought nothing more than just the seventh
place. Julius Supler the head coach of the Slovakia explained the
reason for the Czech victory: “From our perspective it wasn’t a good
game. I even think that this was the worst game we have played on this
tournament. Our players were well motivated for this contest, but they made
a lot of mistakes. In contrast Czechs player very well and they deserved the
victory”
.

Placing Game 5-6

USA – Sweden 3:2

1st Period

15:08 USA Umberger (Whitney, Larose) 1:0

2nd Period

37:36 USA Hollweg (Umberger, Brown) 2:0

3rd Period

48:51 SWE Widing (Hedlund) 2:1 PP
52:33 SWE Oberg (Hedlund, Widing) 2:2 PP Read more »

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