Burlington - Mar. 29, 2015: Leadership can be defined by the behaviour that brings the future to the present, by envisioning the possible, and persuading others to help you make it a reality. Peterborough Petes defenceman Matt Spencer has assumed this role with nearly every team he's ever suited up for. He served as the captain for the OHL Cup winning Oakville Rangers in his minor midget season. He wore an "A" for Team Ontario at the 2014 Under 17's. And he's recently been acting as an alternate for Peterborough since former captain Connor Boland was dealt to Sault Ste. Marie. This responsibility is something Spencer relishes. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Mar. 28, 2015: I saw an interesting tweet on Twitter this morning from @goalieways. “St. John's IceCaps' Ryan Olsen after a fight in the first and a puck to the face in the second…and he's still smiling!” FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Mar. 28, 2015: In what has been a season of not so flattering headlines for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is some pretty neat news coming out of the provincial capital today. David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Saturday that the hockey club has signed Garrett Gamble to a one-day contract. FULL STORY
Syracuse - Mar. 27, 2015: The Syracuse Crunch have signed forward Cristiano DiGiacinto to an amateur tryout contract, Crunch general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. DiGiacinto, 19, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth round, 170th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft. The Hamilton, Ontario native stands 5 feet 11 inches, weighs 196 pounds and shoots left.
Edmonton - Mar. 27, 2015: While Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin was lucky enough to score the first goal of his NHL career on Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, there is no guarantee the towering Slovak will be in Orange and Blue come next season.
Chicago - Mar. 27, 2015: The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with free agent forward Kyle Baun on a two-year contract. Baun will report to the Blackhawks. Prior to his collegiate career, Baun earned 103 points (48G, 55A) in 98 career games with the Central Canadian Hockey League’s Cornwall Colts.
Windsor - Mar. 27, 2015: As the Leafs continue to lose games, their probability of acquiring the first overall pick in this year's entry draft remains strong. After losing 4-1 to Florida, Toronto maintains their 9.5% chance of getting upcoming superstar Connor McDavid. Jonathan Huberdeau and Brandon Pirri highlighted the night for Florida, while Leafs' prospect, Sam Carrick, would provide the hometown crowd with some positive play.
Burlington - Mar. 26, 2015: The OHL is a well documented family affair. Fathers and sons. Brothers and cousins. There are numerous examples of each of these every year in the league. In Owen Sound, the name Schemitsch has been an integral component to the success of the Attack over the last few years. Geoffrey Schemitsch played a total of two and a half years for the Attack, highlighted by the 2011 OHL Championship (where he was a key cog). Now his younger brother Thomas is fulfilling the same role.