The OHL has long been known for its ability to pump out marquee offensive talent, but don’t sell the league short on the blueline. This year’s elite draft-eligible defensemen, like Aaron Ekblad and Roland McKeown, have a number of role models within the league whose path they can follow to the draft podium and beyond.
For the second year in a row, Team Canada took the somber and quiet flight home from the World Junior Championship without a medal to show for their efforts. Thankfully for the young men who made up the team, it was also a second straight year where other news in the hockey world quickly drew the attention of media and fans elsewhere. Meanwhile, Hockey Canada is left to once again regroup and diagnose what went wrong and how they can find a way back to their winning ways that were once commonplace and are now proving to be more and more elusive.
In 1996, JP Parise, father of Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise, was approached to take over a fledgling hockey program for a small but well known boarding school in Faribault, Minnesota. Since then, the program has gone on to win multiple national championships at all levels of minor hockey while attracting the services of young talented stars like Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, and Nathan MacKinnon.
If Kitchener Rangers fans want to thank anyone for the presence of 20-goal-man Darby Llewellyn on their favourite team’s roster, they can simply turn to Darby’s older brother, Tristin.
- Sam Bennett
- Aaron Ekblad
- Michael Dal Colle
- Nick Ritchie
- Brendan Perlini
- Anthony DeAngelo
- Jared McCann
- Nikolay Goldobin
- Roland McKeown
- Josh Ho-Sang
- Eric Cornel
- Robby Fabri
- Aaron Haydon
- Around the League 2014 (non-Yotes NHL talk)
- GDT: Jets @ Avs | Nintendo Edition | 7PM MST | March 10th
- Line Combos: New PP & ES lines at practice. Bourque Benched?
- GDT: Devils @ Flyers 7pm 3/11/14: Rooster Cloweburn Part 2
- Canucks meltdown: Worst ever?
- GDT: #66 - 03/11/14 | New York Rangers @ Carolina Hurricanes | 7:00 - MSG