A Look Into Stephen Halliday: A Top Name for the 2020 NHL Draft

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This year, Stephen Halliday became the first player in Central Illinois Flying Aces, or Bloomington Thunder, history to make the team straight out of their draft year. The team took Halliday with the first overall pick in the 2018 USHL Draft after the 16-year-old had a very impressive year with his Triple-A team. The giant […] READ MORE


TSP: Top 20 Affiliated NHL Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Arizona Coyotes Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […] READ MORE


TSP: Arizona Coyotes Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE


Erie Otters Memorial Cup Success Well-Deserved after Years of Heartbreak

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When all’s said and done, the 2017 Erie Otters Memorial Cup run might go down as an absolute clobbering. The OHL champions beat the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs 12-5 on Monday to improve to 2-0 at the tournament. It was a complete blowout, with Erie setting a Mem Cup record for goals scored in a […] READ MORE


2017 Memorial Cup Preview and Predictions

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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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Canada Makes Final Cuts, World Junior Team Named

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Following a pair of wins over a U-Sports all-star team, and an 8-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic, Hockey Canada has made the final cuts and named their 2017 World Junior Championship team. After cutting four players on Tuesday, head coach Dominic Ducharme made his final five roster cuts late Wednesday. Gone are goaltender Michael […] READ MORE


2016-17 Calder Trophy Predictions, Contenders, and Scouting Reports (Top 10)

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favorites and […] READ MORE