Tyson Foerster Leads Team White to Victory at CHL Prospects Game

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HAMILTON, Ont.— Tyson Foerster scored two goals to lift Team White to a 5–3 victory over Team Red at the CHL Top Prospects Game. The Barrie Colts forward scored his first goal at 18:07 in the second period. Foerster recorded his second goal later in the period off of a Connor Zary cross-zone pass. Tyson […] READ MORE


Dallas Stars Prospect Thomas Harley Eager for Successful Canada/Russia Series

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MISSISSAUGA — Thomas Harley becomes bright-eyed when the phrase “World Juniors” is uttered. Like many young hockey players and fans, Harley has fond memories sitting around the TV with his Dad and brother, soaking in the World Junior Hockey Championship. But what differentiates the defenseman is that he grew up in Syracuse, New York. Where […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Gabriel Fortier Shines Despite Russia Win

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It was hard not to spot Gabriel Fortier on the Saint John, New Brunswick ice. In Game 1 of the CIBC Canada/Russia series, Team QMJHL was the first of the CHL leagues to showcase its junior talent on the national stage. The Quebec league has owned Team Russia in the history of this junior showcase, […] READ MORE


Halifax Mooseheads’ Samuel Asselin Asserts Dominance at Memorial Cup

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HALIFAX– Samuel Asselin loves to score. Particularly on stages where expectations and stakes are an all-time high. The Halifax Mooseheads forward, who generated 48 goals and 38 assists in the regular season, continued to impress on the Memorial Cup stage, tallying a goal and an assist in his team’s 4-1 victory over the Prince Albert […] READ MORE


Guelph Storm Complete Historical Comeback, Crowned OHL Champions

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GUELPH– Not many thought it was possible. If a team was given what the Guelph Storm had to endure this OHL Playoffs, the odds were slim. But the 2018-19 Guelph Storm isn’t just any other team. They epitomize perseverance, determination and conquering adversity on another pedestal. In three consecutive series, they experienced deficits. Two of […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Prospect Alexei Toropchenko Shines for Guelph Storm

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Alexei Toropchenko has taken notice of his drafted NHL team. Early Wednesday morning, the St. Louis Blues would secure a dramatic Game 7 victory over the Dallas Stars in double overtime. The 31-year-old Patrick Maroon would instantly become a hockey hero in St. Louis, scoring the goal that would send the Blues to the Western […] READ MORE


Ottawa 67’s Goalie Cedrick Andree Propels Team to OHL History

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OTTAWA– For the Ottawa 67’s this postseason, their mantra has been “No Quit.” It’s not just a convenient hashtag. It’s a mindset that the Ottawa 67’s adapted in Game 2 in their OHL Championship Series against the Guelph Storm. The Guelph Storm were pouncing on the league-leading 67’s early on. With two goals from Alexey […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Prospect Sasha Chmelevski Relishing in OHL Final

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OTTAWA– The Ottawa 67’s and San Jose Sharks have been on similar paths. While one organization may be junior and the professional, they share the common joy of competing in their respective postseasons. And since 2017, the Sharks have invested into young forward Sasha Chmelevski, drafting him and watching him develop with the 67’s. In […] READ MORE


Season-Long Domination vs. Come Back: An OHL Championship Preview

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The 2019 OHL Championship Series is a battle of contrasts. A team marked by season-long domination taking on a team entrenched with the come back mantra. The Ottawa 67’s, a franchise who is undefeated this postseason, are taking on the Guelph Storm, an organization who has won back to back game 7’s on the road. […] 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