GUELPH – The Canadian Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League announced
OHL Commissioner and CHL President David Branch, along with members of the
“We are delighted to be able to announce that the 2002 MasterCard Memorial
The OHL allowed the top four teams in each of its two conferences at the
The committee was comprised of Paul Beeston, chief operating officer,
Gordon Kirke, Ontario Hockey League counsel, and Branch were non-voting
“The quality of the four bids we received were absolutely outstanding,”
Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Windsor Spitfires
Ott, a 19-year-old native of Summerside, P.E.I., scored two goals, including
Ott, who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Junior Team earlier this
Season Club GP G A PTS PIM 1998-99 Leamington Jr. B 48 14 30 44 110 1999-00 Windsor Spitfires 66 23 39 62 131 2000-01 Windsor Spitfires 55 50 37 87 164 2001-02 Windsor Spitfires 33 25 28 53 104 OHL Totals 154 98 104 202 399
St. Louis Blues:
Adrian, not any longer Adrien, Plavsic is one of the most elegant players to be seen on the Swiss ice. After a long NHL career that started in 89/90 with the Blues and ended in 96/97 with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks he signed for German team Revier Löwen Oberhausen. There his experience in the NHL also with Vancouver and Tampa Bay was vey valuable and he scored 19 points in 36 games beforee Swiss giants ZSC Lions offered him a bag of money. Read more»
Rastislav Stana…has declined to participate in the ECHL All-Star game, and instead remain up with the AHL Portland Pirates. He has appeared in 3 games since his call-up to replace the injured Corey Hirsch. He has also not been notified yet as to whether or not he will be traveling to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Olympics in order to play for the Slovak National Team.
J.F. Fortin…has sparkled for the injury depleted Capitals blueline. His time spent in the ECHL last season may have been a wake-up call for Jean-François. Coach Hanlon for the AHL Portland team has worked with the blueliner, and has impressed Ron Wilson and staff for a prolonged stay with Caps (along with minor league veteran Todd Rohloff).
As Roman Tvrdon returns from his injury, Martin Hlinka goes down…In AHL Portland this season the LW position has been injury plagued. But, since his return Tvrdon has scored 1 goal and is +2 in his 3 games. Hlinka struggles continue, not only in scoring but now also with his latest injury. Hlinka suffered a separated shoulder earlier this month, and could be out at least a month.
OTHER NEWS…the Washington Capitals have signed Colin Forbes to a one-year contract.
The Capitals have also picked-up Ivan Ciernik off of waivers. Originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 1996 entry draft (9th round). Ciernik, could be a big banger, with offensive potential but so far this season in his 23 games with the Senators has been loathe. He is currently earning $325,000/year.