2017 NHL Draft: Bulldogs’ Strome takes next step in quest to join brothers as NHL draftees

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Matthew Strome - Hamilton Bulldogs

Photo: Hamilton Bulldogs forward and 2017 prospect Matthew Strome was the hero for the Toronto Marlboros at the 2015 OHL Cup, scoring the overtime winner that handed the Marlboros their second straight OHL Cup (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

 

You could forgive the new Hamilton Bulldogs’ OHL franchise for hoping – at least when it comes to drafting Stromes – that the third time truly is the charm. After all, considering the success older brothers Ryan and Dylan have had in the OHL, there is plenty of anticipation and expectation for 16-year-old Matthew. Read more»

2015-16 OHL Preview: Otters will face challenge in attempt to repeat as Midwest Division champs

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Matthew Tkachuk - London Knights

Photo: The London Knights will lose at least one significant player from their 2014-15 roster, but will have a strong reinforcement in the form of forward and 2016 prospect, Matthew Tkachuk (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

 

 

The 2015-16 season preview for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) wraps up with the Midwest Division in the league’s Western Conference.

The defending division champs, the Erie Otters, won the division going away in 2014-15, racking up 104 points which was 20 points more than the runner-up London Knights. Of course, that team featured at attack that included Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome, the first and third picks in the 2015 NHL Draft. At least one of those two will not be back in the fold in 2015-16, and a loss of both could make a second straight division title a difficult proposition. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Notable Arizona Coyotes prospects compete this weekend, clash of styles in Quebec

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Nicolas Roy - Chicoutimi Sagueneens; Nicholas Aube-Kubel - Val d'Or Foreurs - Prospect Faceoff 9/30

Photo: Chicoutimi Sagueneens forward and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Nicolas Roy will go head-to-head against Val d’Or Foreurs forward and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Nicholas Aube-Kubel this weekend in in QMJHL action (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

 

 

Four Arizona Coyotes prospects are in competition this weekend, starting with Ryan MacInnis and Kyle Capobianco, who lock horns in Northern Ontario. Dysin Mayo takes on a potential rival, and Jens Looke rounds out the Coyotes’ entrants in this week’s Prospect Faceoff. Read more»

2015-16 OHL Preview: Highly regarded IceDogs could be class of Central Division

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Mackenzie Blackwood - Barrie Colts

Photo: Barrie Colts goaltender and New Jersey Devils prospect Mackenzie Blackwood will play an important part in any success the Colts might have in the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

 

The Hockey’s Future preview of the 2015-16 season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) moves to that league’s Central Division, a division that holds perhaps the top club for this season. Read more»

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

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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»

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