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2014: Ottawa Sports Year-in-Review

The calendar year of 2014 saw mass changes to the Ottawa sports landscape.  Two brand-new professional franchises began play under the OSEG umbrella, and the 67’s major junior team returned to both its true home rink on Bank Street and its rightful place in the OHL playoff picture.  One Swedish Senators legend stepped out of the spotlight forever, while another…

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67’s Taking Steps in Right Direction

Roughly one month ago, I penned an article outlining how the Ottawa 67’s franchise was dying a slow death.  Attendance figures were poor, nothing seemed to be getting done about it, and the general feel of games at TD Arena was funeral-like. However, the franchise announced slashes in ticket, parking, and concession prices on Tuesday in a clear attempt to drive up unsatisfactory attendance…

Ottawa v Niagara

The Decline of the Ottawa 67’s

It breaks my heart to write this article, it truly does.  I have fond memories of going to Ottawa 67’s games as a kid; entering the old Civic Centre and being awed by the OHL exploits of Corey Locke, Danny Battochio, and later, Tyler Toffoli.  The barn would always be electric (probably due to the large number of kids the games usually…

Kingston Frontenacs v Ottawa 67's

OHL East Division Preview

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again–major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  While teams have already played their first game in the QMJHL, things are set to start on September 19th in the WHL and on September 24th in the OHL.  With that in mind, we will start…

Barrie Colts v Ottawa 67's

2014 NHL Draft Profile #52: Jacob Middleton

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2014 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring…

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