Ontario Junior A Hockey League

    WEATHER WARNING POSTPONES OJHL GAMES

    Date:01/18/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The following Ontario Junior Hockey League games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, have been postponed: • Toronto Patriots at Wellington Dukes • Pickering Panthers at Collingwood Colts • Brantford 99ers at Georgetown Raiders • Toronto Jr. Canadiens at Aurora Tigers • North York Rangers at Brampton Admirals Winter weather warnings and advisories blanketed almost all of...


    WHITBY PRODUCT EXPECTED TO MAKE OHL DEBUT THIS WEEKEND

    Date:01/17/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Christian Stevens (photo credit – Shawn Muir / OJHL Images) is expected to make his Ontario Hockey League debut this weekend. The forward signed with the North Bay Battalion from the Whitby Fury of the Ontario Junior Hockey League last weekend. A second-year forward with the Fury, Stevens had previously committed to NCAA Division 1 UMass. The Brooklin resident had 26 points (8 goals/18 as...


    NATIONALLY RANKED VARSITY BLUES BOAST 17 OJHL GRADUATES ON ROSTER

    Date:01/16/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    BY JIM MASON/OJHL Communications The University of Toronto Varsity Blues could host an Ontario Junior Hockey League alumni chapter meeting. Right in their dressing room at Varsity Arena on Bloor Street. The Blues have 17 former OJHL players on their 2019-20 roster. Count ‘em. And this is no run-of-the-mill U SPORTS squad either. Ranked third in the country this week, Toronto (17-2-1) le...


    OJHLERS SHINE AT TOP PROSPECTS GAME

    Date:01/15/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The nine-member OJHL contingent and the rest of Team East at the Top Prospects game Tuesday. (CJHL photo) BY RON VALENTINE Nine players represented the Ontario Junior Hockey League on Team East in the 15th annual Top Prospects game at the Dave Andreychuk Arena on Hamilton Mountain Tuesday evening. The event is organized by the Canadian Junior Hockey League in partnership with the NHL and Hocke...


    OJHL GRAD STARRED ON, OFF ICE AT QUEEN'S

    Date:01/14/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    U SPORTS proudly announced Thursday the student-athletes selected as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2018-19 season – including a graduate of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Slater Doggett played for the Burlington Cougars of the OJHL before graduating to the Ontario Hockey League and eventually Queen’s University in Kingston. “Slater Doggett is one of the most dynamic m...


    FIVE OJHL PLAYERS ON NHL DRAFT LIST

    Date:01/13/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Five Ontario Junior Hockey League players are on National Hockey League Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings of North American players released today ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft in Montreal. Ryan Alexander of the St. Michael’s Buzzers heads the list at 114 (4th round). The others are: Toronto Jr. Canadiens forward Ryan Tverberg (122) Cole O’Hara ...


    FIVE OJHL TEAMS CRACK NATIONAL TOP 20

    Date:01/13/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – On the eve of Tuesday’s Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game in Hamilton, Ont., the CJHL’s initial Top 20 Rankings for 2020 features a familiar side slotted No. 1 nationally to begin the New Year. The Brooks Bandits (AJHL) remain ranked No. 1 in the 131-team CJHL as they boast a 38-3-1 overall recor, in the listings, which are compiled by an independent ...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: NEW FACES, NEW PLACES IN TRADE DEADLINE AFTERMATH

    Date:01/13/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Stouffville Spirit celebrate the ‘comeback of the year’ at the Stouffville Arena Thursday. Down 5-1 in the third and 5-2 with less than three minutes remaining, they tied the game with two goals in the final 21 seconds, then won 6-5 in overtime. (Photo: Hockey TV) BY RON VALENTINE Better check those Ontario Junior Hockey League lineups, fans. Several players changed teams and ne...


    LINDSAY-BRAMPTON GAME POSTPONED

    Date:01/11/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Tonight’s Lindsay Muskies vs Brampton Admirals Ontario Junior Hockey League game has been postponed. Environment Canada is warning of possible flooding and power outages from a massive storm system that is expected to dump a month’s worth of rain on Toronto and the GTA, according to 680 News. A rainfall warning has already been issued for the city of Toronto and much of southern Onta...


    BUFFALO'S COSTANTINI SCORES NORTH-WEST PLAYER OF MONTH AWARD

    Date:01/07/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    January 7, 2020, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Matteo Costantini (Photo by Owen Mertens / OJHL Images) of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres has been named the Warrior North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month for December after he tallied 17 points during nine games. His league-leading 13 goals included three on the power play, one shorthanded and...


    PATRIOTS BURTCH IS WARRIOR SOUTH-EAST PLAYER OF MONTH

    Date:01/07/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    January 7, 2020, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Cole Burtch (Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images) of the Toronto Patriots has been named the Warrior South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month for December after he tallied 17 points during 10 games. His five goals included two on the power play. In his second season with the Patriots, the 18-y...


    TRENTON'S OBEROI NAMED WARRIOR GOALTENDER OF MONTH

    Date:01/07/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    January 7, 2020, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Anand Oberoi (Photo by Brian Watts / OJHL Images) of the Trenton Golden Hawks has been named its Warrior Goaltender of the Month for December Oberoi, 20, went 4-1-0 during Trenton’s six games in December, posting a 0.80 goals-against average with an equally miniscule .971 save percenta...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: PICKERING PANTHERS STAY STINGY – AND NEARLY UNBEATABLE

    Date:01/06/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone joined local dignitaries for the ceremonial faceoff before the Trenton-Cobourg OJHL game in Cobourg Saturday night. More than 1,400 people attended during the Rogers TV program’s weekend visit to the community. (Photo by Amy Deroche / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE With seven weeks remaining in the 2019-20 Ontario Junior Hockey League regular season, all f...


    5 FORMER OJHL AFFILIATES WIN WORLD JUNIOR GOLD

    Date:01/05/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Five players who skated as affiliate players in the Ontario Junior Hockey League are celebrating as World Junior champions tonight. All were members of Canada’s National Junior Team that scored a dramatic 4-3 win over Russia in the championship game at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic Sunday. Forwards Akil Thomas and Connor McMichael a...


    COBOURG COUGARS IN ROGERS HOMETOWN HOCKEY SPOTLIGHT

    Date:01/05/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Co-host Tara Slone of Rogers Hometown Hockey poses with the OJHL’s Cobourg Cougars Saturday night. (Photo by Amy Deroche / OJHL Images) Rogers Hometown Hockey has taken over Cobourg this weekend – and the Ontario Junior Hockey League Cobourg Cougars are all over it: • The 2017 national Jr. A champions’ home game against the Trenton Golden Hawks was featured during NHL broa...


    THE OJ TO THE SHOW: MARCHMENT MAKING NHL DEBUT WITH LEAFS

    Date:01/02/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Mason Marchment of the Cobourg Cougars shoots on Joseph Pianta of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres in December 2013. Marchment make his NHL debut tonight with the Toronto Maple Leafs. (File photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images) Former Cobourg Cougar Mason Marchment has made it to the show. The one-time Ontario Junior Hockey League Conference players of the month makes his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple L...


    MARKHAM DEFENCEMAN COMMITS TO PLATTSBURGH STATE

    Date:01/02/2020   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Kevin Weaver-Vitale of the Markham Royals (photo credit – Ray MacAloney / OJHL Images) has committed to the NCAA Division III Plattsburgh State Cardinals in Plattsburgh, NY for the 2020-21 season. The 20-year-old defenceman from Toronto has six goals and 19 assists in 31 games with Markham this season.   Weaver-Vitale played for the Toronto Patriots last year. He saw limited acti...


    OJHL ALUMS GOLDEN AT SPENGLER CUP

    Date:12/31/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

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 DAVOS, Switzerland – Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Orlando, ECHL) made 26 saves for his second-straight shutout and Dustin Jeffrey (Sarnia, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) scored twice, leading Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 4-0 win over HC Ocelari Trinec from the Czech Repu...


    KUZMIN INKS PRO DEAL IN RUSSIA

    Date:12/31/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Daniil Kuzmin of the Brantford 99ers (photo credit – Tim Bates / OJHL Images) has has signed a two-year contract with Dynamo Tver of the VHL, the second level of Russian pro hockey, the 99ers announced this week. “Danill is great big, powerful hard-working forward and, although our team will miss his presence, this is a great opportunity for this young man and we wish him all the...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: COUGARS ON THE PROWL IN EAST, WEST DURING HOLIDAYS

    Date:12/30/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Whitby Fury participated in Rogers Hometown Hockey activities at their home rink last weekend. The show moves east on the 401 to Cobourg next weekend. (FuryPhoto) BY RON VALENTINE Fourteen of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s 22 teams were in action this past week, with Oakville, Georgetown, Markham, Aurora, Whitby, Wellington, Lindsay and Trenton off: • With both Stouffvil...


    EX-OJHLER WALMAN CALLED UP BY ST. LOUIS BLUES

    Date:12/28/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

      Award-winning Ontario Junior Hockey League graduate Jake Walman is with the St. Louis Blues – hoping to play in his first NHL game. A third-round draft pick of the Blues in 2014, Walman has four goals and 14 assists in 32 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League this season. He joined the Blues in Winnipeg Friday morning and was a healthy scratch for their 5-...


    NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM MEMBERS PLAYED AS AP'S IN OJHL

    Date:12/27/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic includes five players who skated as affiliate players in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Forwards Akil Thomas and Connor McMichael and defenceman Jamie Drysdale played for the St. Michael’s Buzzers. Quinton Byfield played for the Newmarket Hurricanes (now Milton Menace) and Ty Dellan...


    JR. CANADIENS TVERBERG COMMITS TO HARVARD

    Date:12/24/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Ryan Tverberg of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (photo credit – Andy Corneau / OJHL Images) has committed to the NCAA Division 1 Harvard University Crimson in Cambridge, MA for the 2021-22 season. The resident of Richmond Hill is having an accolade-loaded season: • In his first full season with the Canadiens, Tverberg has 38 points (20 goals/18 assists) in 31 games. Last year, he played ni...


    TRENTON, OAKVILLE, PATRIOTS, WELLINGTON IN NATIONAL TOP 20

    Date:12/23/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – The surging Brooks Bandits (AJHL) wrap up the 2019 version of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 Rankings in a familiar spot, tabbed No. 1 nationally. Brooks has won 11 consecutive contests and boasts an impressive 35-1-1 record so far this season to top the listings, which are compiled by an independent scouting source. Another AJHL side, in the Sherwood Par...


    WEEK IN REVIEW: ALL FOUR DIVISION RACES TIGHTENING UP

    Date:12/23/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Goaltender Dershahn Stewart and the Cobourg Cougars have picked up nine points in their past five games. (Photo by Spencer Smye / OJHL Images) BY RON VALENTINE This past week in the Ontario Junior Hockey League: • The Georgetown Raiders took five of a possible six points this week to continue their improved play and take over third place in the West. • The Oakville Blades won all thr...


    VOTING BEGINS FOR SCOTIABANK OJHL FAN FAVOURITE AWARDS

    Date:12/20/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    December 20, 2019, Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) today announced that voting begins today for the ninth annual Scotiabank Fan Favourite Award – with the aid of new technology and a new partner. Fans will be able to vote electronically at www.ojhl.ca where all they have to do is click on the Scotiabank Fan Favourite Graphic powered by Snapd. On top of honou...


    WELLINGTON'S GAGNON COMMITS TO NCAA D1 RPI

    Date:12/20/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    Jake Gagnon of the Wellington Dukes (photo credit – Amy Deroche / OJHL Images) has committed to the NCAA Division 1 RPI Engineers in Troy, NY for the 2020-21 season. The 20-year-old from Pointe-Claire, QC joined the Dukes this year after three seasons of prep school pucks at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY. Gagnon leads the 22-team OJHL in scoring with 27 goals in 35 games. He’...


    OJHL GRADS NAMED TO CANADA'S SPENGLER CUP SQUAD

    Date:12/19/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    CALGARY, Alta. – Twenty-two players will wear the Maple Leaf with Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2019 Spengler Cup, Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland – including four Ontario Junior Hockey League alumni. Canada will look to win the Spengler Cup, the oldest club tournament in the world, after a runner-up finish in 2018, and will attempt to secure its 16th cham...


    OJHL SENDING LARGEST DELEGATION IN NATION TO PROSPECTS GAME

    Date:12/16/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    The Ontario Junior Hockey League will send the most players of any league in Canada to a national prospects game next month. Ten OJHL skaters will play in the 15th annual CJHL Prospects Game Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. ET at Dave Andreychuk Arena in Hamilton, Ont. Each of the players chosen were selected through the efforts of NHL Central Scouting and are currently among the top 40 CJHL prospects heading ...


    REGISTRATION FOR 2020 OJHL COMBINE OPENS

    Date:12/16/2019   Source:Ontario Junior A Hockey League  

    December 16, 2019 - Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League announced today that registration for its fourth annual OJHL Combine is now open. The combine will be held March 26-29, 2020 at the StoneRidge Ice Centre (formerly Wave Twin Rinks) in Burlington, ON.   The 2019 combine was a tremendous success, with 41 players advancing to a higher level this season. ...