2015-16 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.  The QMJHL kicked off their new season on September 10th, while things are set to start on September 24th in the OHL and WHL. With that in mind we will start […] 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


2014 NHL Draft Profile #25: Josh Ho-Sang

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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


Goaltending Meltdowns: Dalen Kuchmey quits team, Anthony Stolarz goes Hextall

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Strange happenings last night in a game three of the OHL playoff first round series between the Windsor Spitfires and London Knights. The Knights won their third straight blowout of the series, this one by a 10-2 score and goaltending meltdowns were certainly the focus. In the Windsor net, Dalen Kuchmey was making his first […] READ MORE


2013 OHL Preview: West Division

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. We continue previewing the CHL for the 2013-14 season, going East to West across the country.  After looking at the OHL Mid-West Division yesterday, we finish with the OHL’s Wesst Division.  As always you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. The OHL’s West Division is […] READ MORE


Kerby Rychel: 2013 NHL Player Profile #22

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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 2013 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


2013 NHL Draft: November Rankings 21-30

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. If you missed any of my previous articles you can find a complete listing of them here.   This week I am taking an early look at the 2013 NHL draft with my top 30 rankings so far. If someone obvious is missing off the list (especially […] READ MORE


Early Look: World Juniors 2013 Pool B

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. If you missed any of my previous articles you can find a complete listing of my them here. With the CHL seasons now well over a month old, I thought now would be a good time to look at the potential lineups for the World Junior Championships. […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: 2012-13 OHL Preview, Western Conference

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  I’ve taken a couple of weeks off from the Prospect Beat since completing a review of the prospects of all thirty NHL teams.  If you missed those you can find a complete listing of my previous articles here. You can also find my extensive NHL Draft preview […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profile #51: Brady Vail

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Drafted 94th Overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Brady Vail has improved by leaps and bounds this year, after a disappointing rookie season.  A Centre for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, Vail went from scoring 3 goals and 10 points in 2010-11, to scoring 22 goals and 55 points this past season, in what was […] READ MORE