Legwand and Hatcher, New Owners of Sarnia Sting

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The fans of the Sarnia Sting and other fans of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL),  found out Wednesday morning that former NHL defenceman, Derian Hatcher, and current forward of the Ottawa Senators, David Legwand, have finally gained ownership of the Sarnia Sting franchise in a joint ownership. It's official – Hatcher & Legwand assume ownership […] READ MORE


Changes needed in the NHL-CHL Transfer Agreement

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The beginning of the NHL season sees some of the game’s top prospects getting a taste of the pros. Many get their nine game tryout before heading back to junior while the elite ones will stick. But what happens to the kids who aren’t ready for the NHL and are too good for junior but […] READ MORE


OHL West 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.  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 […] READ MORE


The Future of Czech Hockey

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Olympic gold in men’s hockey at the Nagano Games in 1998. Three straight gold medals at the IIHF men’s world hockey championships from 1999-2001. Back-to-back gold at the World Juniors in 2000 and 2001. During this period, the Czech Republic was a certified force on the world stage, belonging with the usual perennial powerhouse countries. […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Profile #29: Anthony DeAngelo

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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 2014 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2014 NHL Draft Profile #20: Nikolay Goldobin

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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 2014 NHL Draft.  Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Sarnia Sting Announce that they will take Jakob Chychrun First Overall

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The 2014 OHL Priority Draft takes place on Saturday, but we already know that defenceman Jakob Chychrun will be the first overall pick. The club announced the move on Friday and held a press conference welcoming their new prospect to the club. The Official welcoming handshake has been done! Welcome to the Sarnia Sting Hockey […] READ MORE


2014 NHL Draft: February Rankings Part 5 (21-25)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2014 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. With the Junior seasons not just in Canada but […] READ MORE