2018 OHL Playoffs: First Round Preview

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After 68 regular season games, it all comes down to this. The first round of the 2018 OHL Playoffs are set to kick off the march to the Memorial Cup. The big favourite is the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. They had a remarkable season, with the highlight being a 23-game winning streak. The point streak […] READ MORE


Recapping the 2017-18 OHL Coaches Poll Winners

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On Thursday, the Ontario Hockey League revealed the results of their annual Coaches Poll. After 68 games of experience (well, almost), those behind the benches are asked about the players they instruct and prepare for each day. Who is the most under-rated player in the league? Which player was the most improved? And who would […] READ MORE


Recapping the 2018 OHL Trade Deadline

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A week later, and the dust has settled on the 2018 OHL Trade Deadline. The contenders shored up their weak spots, and the rebuilding teams replenished the cupboard. As usual, plenty of picks and players were on the move. Some teams will be a little slim when it comes to the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. […] READ MORE


Around the O: OHL Trade Deadline Day

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Today marks the day of the official OHL Trade Deadline. Yesterday (Jan. 9th), was the last day teams could trade overaged players. As per OHL rules, teams can sign a maximum of 30 players, which consist of three overage players, two imports and four underaged players (16 years old). Looking at the OHL Trade Deadline […] READ MORE


Around the O: Soo Dominance, Frontenacs All-In

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The Canadian Hockey League recently released the Top 10 Rankings for week 15. From the Ontario Hockey League, four teams made the list; Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (1), Hamilton Bulldogs (6), Kitchener Rangers (7), and the Sarnia Sting (9). As the OHL’s January 9th (overage players), and 10th trade deadlines approach, trade negotiations, rumours and […] READ MORE


2017 OHL Season Preview: East Division

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The 2016/17 OHL season was a good one for the East Division. While the Eastern Conference champion didn’t come from the division, the Peterborough Petes claimed the regular season conference crown. To go with that, all five teams made the playoffs for the second time since 2014/15. 2017 OHL Season Preview: East Division Entering this […] READ MORE


Jason Robertson Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #29

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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


Unsung Toronto Maple Leafs OHL Prospects Quietly Developing

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Over the summer, LastWordonHockeyProspects, The Score and ESPN claimed that the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ prospect pool is the strongest in the National Hockey League, in large part due to elite young phenoms like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander. The Leafs farm system also boasts studs like Nikita Soshnikov, Kasperi Kapanen, and Andreas Johnsson in the AHL. Beyond that, there’s a whole […] READ MORE


2016-17 OHL East 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 will start our division previews today and make our way around the country. You can check out all […] READ MORE