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2016 NHL Draft: Otters’ DeBrincat proving success from last season not a fluke

by Jason Menard
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2016 NHL Draft: Otters’ DeBrincat proving success from last season not a fluke

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2016 prospect Alex DeBrincat was second in scoring for the Otters in the 2016 OHL playoffs, scoring eight goals and 19 points in 13 games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Back-to-back 100-point seasons, two lengthy playoff runs in the ever-tough OHL, and an OHL Rookie of the Year award under his belt – but the one thing that Erie Otters’ forward Alex DeBrincat doesn’t have is prototypical size. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Slow start in OHL hasn’t slowed down Knights’ Jones

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2016 NHL Draft: Slow start in OHL hasn’t slowed down Knights’ Jones

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Max Jones spent the 2014-15 season with the U.S. National Team Development Program before moving to the OHL for the 2015-16 campaign (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

There are those who say that the fastest way to the NHL is through the OHL. For American players, there is often competing forces pulling them to different areas – from the U.S. development program, to the college route, or making the jump across the border. For Max Jones, the time to make the jump to the OHL was now, and it has paid off so far. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Rangers’ Mascherin unfazed by draft pressure

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2016 NHL Draft: Rangers’ Mascherin unfazed by draft pressure

Photo: Kitchener Rangers forward and 2016 prospect Adam Mascherin had a productive second OHL season in 2015-16, posting 81 points in 65 regular season games, then another 12 points in 9 playoff games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

This drafting thing is getting to be old hat for Kitchener Rangers’ left winger Adam Mascherin. At least, he is familiar enough with the process to be a little less stressed about the prospect of having his name called at this year’s NHL Draft. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Puljujarvi hat trick powers Finland to gold medal win

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Puljujarvi hat trick powers Finland to gold medal win

Photo: Team Finland captain Juuso Valimaki and forward Eeli Tolvanen pose with their gold medals after Finland downed Sweden 6-1 to win the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

It was just three short months ago that Finland celebrated a home-ice, gold medal win at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. That country can now make room in the trophy case for more gold as Team Finland defeated archrival Sweden by a 6-1 score to win the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Late comeback not enough as Canada falls in shootout

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Late comeback not enough as Canada falls in shootout

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Pascal Laberge competed for the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL, where he posted 23 goals and 68 points in 56 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

A late third period comeback from a 5-3 deficit seemed to have Team Canada in a good position to win their semi-final game against Sweden at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. But Sweden weathered the storm through overtime, then won the shootout on a goal by Linus Lindstrom. Read more »

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