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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Labanc forgoes NCAA route to develop his game in Barrie

by Jason Menard
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Kevin Labanc - Barrie Colts

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and 2014 prospect Kevin Labanc spent two seasons in the U.S. NTDP before electing to develop his game in the Ontario Hockey League (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Staten Island-born Kevin Labanc was almost a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but his decision to give himself a fighting chance at The Show by joining the OHL’s Barrie Colts is paying off as NHL Central Scouting has rated him a B-level skater.

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Colts’ Lemieux has access to plenty of NHL wisdom

by Jason Menard
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Brendan Lemiuex - Barrie Colts

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and 2014 prospect Brendan Lemieux is the son of four-time Stanley Cup winner Claude Lemieux (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

He’s the kind of player you love to play with, but hate to play against. He’ll get under your opponent’s skin, and do the ugly things it takes to win championships. He’ll be a regular guest of the penalty box, but also chip in with the odd, timely goal. If it sounds like four-time Stanley Cup champion Claude Lemieux, it’s for good reason — his son, Brendan Lemieux, is blazing his own trail in hockey by following a similar path.

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Off the Radar: Campagna, Pancel two Wolves trying to join the NHL pack

by Chris Roberts
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Photo: Sudbury Wolves forwards Mathew Campagna (L) and Nathan Pancel (R) currently reside among the top 10 scorers in the OHL in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Photo: Sudbury Wolves forwards Mathew Campagna (L) and Nathan Pancel (R) currently reside among the top 10 scorers in the OHL in 2013-14 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

If the first third of the OHL season is any indication, both Nathan Pancel and Matthew Campagna are hungry for an opportunity.

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Wolves’ de Haan hoping to follow his brother to the NHL

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Evan de Haan - Sudbury Wolves

Photo: Sudbury Wolves defenseman and 2014 prospect Evan de Haan is the brother of New York Islanders prospect, Calvin de Haan (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

His brother may be four years older — and a couple of inches taller — but if you see a similarity between Sudbury Wolves’ blueliner Evan de Haan and his brother, New York Islanders’ 2009 first-rounder Calvin de Haan, it’s by design.

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