CHL in Crisis: Less Money, More Problems

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  A pandemic, closed rinks, closed borders, increasing costs, declining revenues, logistical nightmares, lawsuits, and no path forward. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) was facing an unprecedented crises before Covid-19. There now may not be a way forward without major change and the loss of teams. The CHL is in crisis mode. This is the […] READ MORE


Pavel Gogolev Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #114

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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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Nico Daws Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #54

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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 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2019-20 OHL Midwest Division Preview

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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. All three leagues recently kicked off their new seasons. With that in mind, we will start our division previews today and make our way around the country. Today, we bring […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Fedor Gordeev to the Minnesota Wild

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to trade the rights to defence prospect Fedor Gordeev to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick. Drafted by the Leafs in 2017, Gordeev will re-enter the draft if not signed by June 1st. MIN and TOR have a trade for the rights to unsigned junior […] READ MORE


Evaluating Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Isaac Ratcliffe in The Memorial Cup

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The Guelph Storm’s season may have ended in disappointment after a 6-4 loss to the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the 2019 Memorial Cup semi-finals, but the Philadelphia Flyers should be pleased with the progress of their 2017, 35th overall draft pick Isaac Ratcliffe. Over the last several weeks, the team went on a run […] READ MORE


A Look at the 2019 Memorial Cup

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The 2019 Memorial Cup is finally here as four teams try to earn the big prize of Canadian Junior Hockey. Kia Motorsports takes over from Mastercard as the title sponsor this season. Four teams are vying for the right to hoist the Cup with round-robin playing starting on Friday. The host Halifax Mooseheads will take […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Isaac Ratcliffe Taking Guelph By Storm

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GUELPH– Isaac Ratcliffe has been busy the last month. In November, the Philadelphia Flyers prospect was chosen to represent the OHL in the CHL-Russia Series, where he recorded a goal. As the captain of the Guelph Storm, Ratcliffe has generated 19 goals and 13 assists in 27 games played. Against the Kitchener Rangers on Sunday, […] READ MORE


Five OHL Thoughts: Questions to kick off the 2018-19 OHL Season

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After a long off-season, the wait is finally over. It’s time for the OHL’s opening week! For the Hamilton Bulldogs, it was a summer of celebration. For the 19 other teams, it was a summer of imitation. As in, how can that be us next year? Like every other season, draft eligibles will come out […] READ MORE


2018-19 OHL Midwest Division Preview

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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. All three leagues are kicking off this week. With that in mind, we continue our division previews today as we make our way around the country. You can check out all […] READ MORE