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

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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
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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

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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
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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»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Victor Mete, Canada

by Ken McKenna
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Team Canada - Gold Medal Game - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: The scoreboard displays the final score following Team Canada’s win over Sweden in the gold medal game at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

 

 

Five games, five wins, gold medals and a trophy signifying the championship of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Championship is the bounty that Team Canada will be heading home with after a successful week in Breclav, Czech Republic. The Canadian squad made a perfect 5-0 run through the preliminary and playoff rounds to win their eighth straight Ivan Hlinka, and their 20th win in 25 years of this tournament in its various incarnations. Read more»

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