2013 Subway Super Series: Bigras produces in OHL loss to Russia

by Ken McKenna
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Chris Bigras - Owen Sound Attack

Photo: Owen Sound Attack defenseman and Colorado Avalanche prospect Chris Bigras had a good showing at the Avalanche training camp before returning to the OHL for the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

There was no lack of effort on the part of Team OHL in the first of their pair of games against Russia in the 2013 Subway Super Series. But Russia converted on most of their best chances, sending the OHL to a 5-2 defeat at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, ON.

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Draft year pressure not an issue for Colts’ Ekblad

by Jason Menard
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Aaron Ekblad - Barrie Colts

Photo: Barrie Colts defenseman and 2014 prospect Aaron Ekblad is performing at a nearly point-per-game pace in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

For years now, the hockey world’s eyes have been on a young man from Belle River, ON currently playing for the Barrie Colts in the OHL. And now that his draft-eligible year has finally arrived, he finds himself in a battle to hear his name called first overall at the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Labanc forgoes NCAA route to develop his game in Barrie

by Jason Menard
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Kevin Labanc - Barrie Colts

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and 2014 prospect Kevin Labanc spent two seasons in the U.S. NTDP before electing to develop his game in the Ontario Hockey League (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Staten Island-born Kevin Labanc was almost a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but his decision to give himself a fighting chance at The Show by joining the OHL’s Barrie Colts is paying off as NHL Central Scouting has rated him a B-level skater.

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Pelech enjoying elder statesman role with surging Otters

by Jason Menard
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Adam Pelech - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Adam Pelech is following in the footsteps of two older brothers to the pro game (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

If it seems that Adam Pelech is comfortable in his role as one of the Erie Otters’ elder statesmen, it may be because it’s a position he feels he’s played for a few years already.

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Colts’ Lemieux has access to plenty of NHL wisdom

by Jason Menard
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Brendan Lemiuex - Barrie Colts

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and 2014 prospect Brendan Lemieux is the son of four-time Stanley Cup winner Claude Lemieux (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

He’s the kind of player you love to play with, but hate to play against. He’ll get under your opponent’s skin, and do the ugly things it takes to win championships. He’ll be a regular guest of the penalty box, but also chip in with the odd, timely goal. If it sounds like four-time Stanley Cup champion Claude Lemieux, it’s for good reason — his son, Brendan Lemieux, is blazing his own trail in hockey by following a similar path.

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