Griffith named OHL Player of the Week

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Seth Griffith - London Knights

Photo: Boston Bruins prospect Seth Griffith and his London Knights teammates opened the 2012-13 campaign with an offensive explosion (courtesy of CHL Images)

 Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Seth Griffith of the London Knights is the OHL Player of the Week for the opening week of the 2012-13 OHL Regular Season ending September 23 after scoring five goals and one assist for six points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

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Quebec Remparts top first CHL rankings

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Patrick Roy - Quebec Remparts

Photo: NHL Hall of Famer and current Quebec Remparts head coach Patrick Roy leads his charges into the 2012-13 season as the CHL's top-ranked team (courtesy of Leon T. Switzer/ Icon SMI)

 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the first edition of the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

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MacKinnon, Domi help lead Canada to gold

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Max Domi - London Knights

Photo: London Knights' forward Max Domi nearly won the Memorial Cup with the Knights back in May, but has now brought home a gold medal from the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Tournament (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 The Canadians won the gold medal at this year's Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. They truly deserved it because they played with passion, pride and will. Even their team motto says "I'm willing“ so there must have been a lot of willingness to obtain that golden piece of metal. And it wouldn't happen if it wasn't for their widespread qualities; Canada just dominated the tournament – in net, in their own zone and in the offensive zone.

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NHL lockout provides opportunity for development leagues

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Mikhail Grigorenko - Quebec Remparts

Photo: Buffalo Sabres prospect Mikhail Grigorenko might be on the cusp of a NHL career, but he and other young players may find themselves back in the development leagues if the NHL lockout proceeds (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

 Lockout. It's on the tip of the tongue of every person involved with hockey right now.

As the Collective Bargaining Agreement's expiration date of September 15th approaches, a work stoppage between the NHL and the NHL Player's Association (the third such interruption over the last 18 years) is seemingly inevitable at this point. Not only will a lockout affect the individual teams and their staff and personnel, as well as the players, but a work stoppage in hockey's top league will have a trickle down effect for many prospects at various levels around the world.

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Nurse, Subban enjoy Canada’s Ivan Hlinka gold

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Darnell Nurse - Soo Greyhounds

Photo: Soo Greyhounds defenseman Darnell Nurse brought home a gold medal from Canada's win at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Tournament (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

Team Canada did a great job at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament that was held in Břeclav, Czech Republic, and Pieštany, Slovakia. En route to their gold medal, the team won all of their games, expectedly beating Switzerland, defeating Sweden, the country with so much hockey potential, getting a tight win over Slovakia, eliminating the Czech Republic in the semifinals and crushing Finland in the final game.

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