Dylan Holloway Looking to Excel with Wisconsin after World Junior Camp

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OAKVILLE, Ont.– When Tony Granato first saw Dylan Holloway at the Chicago Steel camp two years ago, he was unequivocally astonished.  “Holy cow,” said Granato, describing the first time he laid eyes on Holloway. “You watch him one shift and he’s special.”  Granato is currently the head coach of the University of Wisconsin Badgers hockey […] READ MORE


Alexis LaFreniere Preparing for Leadership Role on World Junior Team

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OAKVILLE– Alexis LaFreniere is itching to get back on the ice. While the rest of Canada’s World Junior hopefuls were taking part in practices, LaFreniere was putting in a ton of work on the bike. For the last few weeks, the Rimouski Oceanic forward has been nursing an ankle injury. It forced him to miss […] READ MORE


Dale Hunter Instills Winning Culture for Team Canada

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OAKVILLE– Dale Hunter really does not like losing. So much so that during the 2006 OHL Playoffs, the London Knights head coach was fined $5,000 for arguing with on-ice officials. Even though his team got swept, Hunter still stuck up for his players. It is that fervent focus on winning and distaste for losing that […] READ MORE


Joe Veleno Joins Team Canada, World Junior Selection Camp Day 1 Notes

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OAKVILLE— Joe Veleno will get his chance at World Junior redemption. The Detroit Red Wings prospect was on the losing end being a part of Team Canada, losing to Finland in the quarterfinals at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Vancouver. The late goal that bounced and tipped into the net behind Michael DiPietro would […] READ MORE


Canada Makes Final Cuts, World Junior Team Named

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Following a pair of wins over a U-Sports all-star team, and an 8-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic, Hockey Canada has made the final cuts and named their 2017 World Junior Championship team. After cutting four players on Tuesday, head coach Dominic Ducharme made his final five roster cuts late Wednesday. Gone are goaltender Michael […] READ MORE


Dominique Ducharme Named Canada’s Coach for World Juniors

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When the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships return to Toronto and Montreal this December, Canada will have a new head coach, but a familiar face behind the bench. An assistant to Dave Lowry with the 2016 team, Dominique Ducharme will be the head coach for the 2017 team.  Ducharme has previously coached Team Canada at the Under 17 […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Off-Season: Dynamic Defenseman

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As the Columbus Blue Jackets are preparing for what is hoping to be a positive summer, and on the heels of getting the third overall pick in the upcoming draft, there’s one thing that can be looked back upon with a sense of hope, the blue line. Last week we took a look at the goalie situation in […] READ MORE


Olli Juolevi's Draft Stock Rising Daily

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Before the 2015/16 season began, Olli Juolevi of the London Knights was routinely ranked in the 15-20 range for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft by the majority of scouts. Bob McKenzie had him thirteenth, the third defenceman on the list. That was before he appeared in the OHL, though. Now, with half a season under his belt, interest in the young defenceman has been growing steadily. READ MORE