2015-16 OHL Preview: CHL champion Generals seek third straight East Division title

by Jason Menard
Travis Konecny - Ottawa 67's

Photo: Ottawa 67’s forward and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Konecny returns to the OHL after posting 29 goals and 68 points in 60 games for the 67’s in 2014-15 (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The Hockey’s Future 2015-16 preview of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) continues with a move over to the Eastern Conference and look at the East Division. This division includes the reigning OHL and CHL champions, the Oshawa Generals, who won their first OHL title since the 1996-97 season, and their first Memorial Cup since 1989-90. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: P.K. Subban as Don Cherry, and Gettinger, Lammikko and others shine early

by David Hahn
Connor Hellebuyck - Team USA - IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Photo: Winnipeg Jets goaltending prospect Connor Hellebuyck starred for Team USA at the 2015 IIHF World Championship, helping his country earn a bronze medal at that tournament (courtesy of Robert Hradil/EQ Images/Icon Sportswire)

The 2015-16 season is in full swing in the junior ranks, and there are a number of prospects already off to great starts. In Sault Ste. Marie, Tim Gettinger graduated from fourth-line duty and showed why he is worthy of the additional responsibility. Across the other end of Ontario, the Kingston Frontenacs received a boost when Juho Lammikko returned to the lineup and immediately made an impression of his own. Read more»

2015-16 OHL Preview: Depleted Greyhounds seek third straight West Division title

by Jason Menard
Jakob Chychrun - Sarnia Sting - OHL West Division

Photo: Sarnia Sting defenseman Jakob Chychrun will be a prominent performer in the OHL’s West Division in 2015-16 as he is considered a top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft (courtesy of CHL Images)

The 2015-16 season is officially underway in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The Oshawa Generals have begun the defense of their OHL and CHL titles as they try to become the first OHL team to win back-to-back dual championships since the Windsor Spitfires did so in 2008-09 and 2009-10. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Pair of Flyers prospects back to junior, QMJHL playmakers collide, and opening weekend in the USHL

by David Hahn
Andrew Mangiapane - Barrie Colts; Travis Konecny - Ottawa 67's - Prospect Impressions, 9/25/15

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and Calgary Flames prospect Andrew Mangiapane goes head-to-head with Ottawa 67’s forward and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Konecny on opening weekend in the OHL (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Prospect Faceoff returns to Hockey’s Future with a pair of recently re-assigned Philadelphia Flyers prospects kicking off their junior season in style. In Ottawa, Travis Konecny goes one-on-one against one of 2015’s breakout stars in Andrew Mangiapane. Another Flyers prospect recently returned to his junior team, Travis Sanheim, goes against a steady performer in Luke Philp. The QMJHL is already underway, and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Dmytro Timashov’s playmaking abilities will be tested against Nicolas Meloche. Finally, the USHL kicks off their regular season this weekend and two late-round European prospects should see a lot of each other in a prime weekend venue. Read more»

2015 All-American Prospects Game Preview: Team Plante, Team Roenick set to display skills to fans, scouts

by Ken McKenna
Matthew Tkachuk - Team USA

Photo: Forward Matthew Tkachuk of USA Hockey’s NTDP squad will be one of the 42 players competing at the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, NY (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

The faces have changed, but the venue remains the same for the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game as many of the top American-born prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft will go head-to-head at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York this evening. Read more»

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