OJHL Power Rankings – September

OJHL Power Rankings – September

OJHL_LogoWith the first month of the Ontario Junior Hockey League season nearly complete and yet another successful Governor’s Showcase wrapping up just the other day, its time for the first OJHL Power Rankings of the 2016-2017 season.

trenton1. Trenton Golden Hawks (8-0)
No real surprise here as the defending OJHL Champs have dominated their competition through the first eight games of the season. The Golden Hawks are a veteran laden club that boast excellent depth both offensively and defensively and it shows as Trenton has already posted three wins were they have tallied 10 or more goals in the victory. To date the Golden Hawks smallest margin of victory was a 4-2 win in Aurora on September 25th where they actually trailed 1-0 after twenty minutes of play. Despite the strong start, Trenton continues to add to their potent lineup, recently acquiring overage winger Jeremy Pullara from the Toronto Patriots along with defensemen Andrew Cordssen-David from the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles. The Golden Hawks received yet another boost this week as the Sudbury Wolves re-assigned 2016 fourth round pick Dawson Baker to the club. Led by Powassan, Ontario native Lucas Brown and his 19 points in 8 games, the Golden Hawks have a tough home and home on the horizon with the Whitby Fury this coming weekend.

wellington-dukes2. Wellington Dukes (7-1)
Heading into this past weeks Governor’s Showcase the Wellington Dukes were one of the last remaining undefeated OJHL clubs before they fell 4-2 to the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. Still with a 7-1 record there is know doubting the talent the Dukes sport this season. Playing in the toughest division in the OJHL, the Dukes will be in for a battle on a nightly basis with Trenton, Cobourg, Whitby and even Kingston providing tough divisional match-ups. The Dukes have continued to add to a strong lineup with the addition of former OHLer’s Mitchell Mendonca and defensemen Brody Morris. However the Dukes biggest addition this season came in the form of 20 year old Welland, Ontario native Brayden Storz. Storz came to the Dukes from the NOJHL’s Kirkland Lake Gold Miners were he tallied 38 goals and 62 assists for 100 points in 54 games. Stortz has continued his torrid offensive pace through his first 8 OJHL games, as he currently leads the league in scoring with 22 points. The addition of 20 year old Connor Ryckman from the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds have provided the Dukes with arguably one of the top tier 2 goaltenders in Canada, which should go along way in the Dukes challenging the powerful Golden Hawks of Trenton all season long.

cobourg3. Cobourg Cougars (5-1)
The host’s of the 2016-2017 RBC Cup have gotten off to a fantastic 5-1 start, however their start has been overshadowed by their division rivals in Trenton and Wellington. While somewhat overshadowed, the Cougars have quietly scored victories over Whitby, St. Mike’s, Pickering, Milton and the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, while their only loss came at the hands of the Wellington Dukes in a game were they actually outshot the Dukes by a 51 to 26 margin. Cobourg hasn’t done as much tinkering with their roster as their fellow division foes have, however they did recently acquire defensemen Matthew Busby from the Aurora Tigers. Busby actually never suited up for the Tigers after being acquire from the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds, were he spent the 2015-2016 season, tallying 38 points in 49 games. The Cougars have gotten solid early season contributions from Brendan Locke, Hunter Atchison, defensemen Brennan Roy and goaltender Stefan Durante who sits with a sparkling 1.48 goals against average.

whitby-fury4. Whitby Fury (6-1-0-1)
The Whitby Fury mark the fourth East Division team in top four of this month’s power rankings and for good reason. Whitby has scored victories over Buffalo, Milton, Newmarket, Georgetown, Lindsay and the North York Rangers, while their two losses were by the narrowest of margins and came against a very good Cobourg Cougars squad and a Toronto Patriots club how have looked revitalized over the last week. The Fury possess a veteran laden core with some high quality youngster’s sprinkled in, an it’s been a recipe for success early on this season. Riding a potent offense that already has five players who have reached double digits in points, including veteran Nik Coric who leads the club with 19 points in just 8 games, the Fury come at you in waves making them tough to limit offensively. The additions of Brock Welsh and Matt Latin from the Oshawa Generals have only strengthened the Fury’s depth as they head into a home and home with the Trenton Golden Hawks this weekend.

georgetow5. Georgetown Raiders (6-2)
This is where things started getting tough. With so much parity in the league this season, especially early on, ranking the clubs five through nine became very difficult as you really were splitting hairs when ranking one team ahead of the other. I gave Georgetown the edge here based on their quality victories over St. Mikes, Oakville, Markham, Buffalo, Mississauga and Lindsay. Georgetown has fallen to both Oakville and Whitby this season in games that they did exactly look like the top team we have come to expect them to be. With that being said Georgetown has returned some key pieces from a very solid 2015-2016 squad, including Jack Jacome, Austin Cho, Jordan Crocker, Josh Dickinson, Andrew Court and Jacob Payette all of whom have made solid early season contributions. With the additions of Ethan Wiseman from Orangeville and Matt McJannet from the GOJHL along with rookies Daniel Berno and Jett Alexander expect to provide quality contributions this season, Georgetown looks to be in a good place heading into the weekend.

oakville-blades6. Oakville Blades (6-2-0-1)
Oakville falls just behind the Georgetown Raiders, whom they hold a 1-1 record against this season. Oakville looks as though they will certainly rise to be the cream of the crop in the South-West Conference as the boast excellent depth, a ton of skill and several veteran bodies. Three skaters have already tallied more then 15 points in just 9 games as Ryan Foss leads the club with 18 points, while Bryce Misley and Jackson Bales sit just behind with 16 points a piece. Oakville’s forward core can put up crooked numbers in a hurry and that will be what leads them to a large amount of their win’s this season, however you can’t underestimate how strong their back end and goaltending is this season, especially with veteran Brendan McGlynn returning between the pipes. The addition of Jack Jeffers from Orangeville and Cole Purboo returning from the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires only increases an already potent Blades lineup.

stouffville-spirit7. Stouffville Spirit (6-1)
Coming off a .500 season in 2015-2016 (24-24-3-3), you didn’t hear much about the Spirit heading into the 2016-2017 campaign, however that is quickly changing as they currently sport an impressive 6-1 record. Stouffville may play in what is looking like the OJHL’s weakest division this season, however they have scored wins over solid clubs in Kingston, Orangeville and Burlington, while adding wins over division rivals Newmarket, Aurora and Pickering. The Spirit made several off-season moves, however returning forward Kyle Thomas leads the bunch offensively with an impressive 10 points in seven games. Andrew Hughes as made solid contributions since coming over from the Pickering Panthers, while youngsters James Waldron, Beau Binnie and Hunter Jones have looked great early on.

st-mikes-buzzers8. St. Mike’s Buzzers (5-2-0-2)
The Buzzers sit with a 5-2-0-2 record, which isn’t exactly grounds for over exuberant excitement, however it is reason to be intrigued. With wins over the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, Stouffville, Oakville, Aurora and the Toronto Patriots the Buzzers have opened the season with a fairly tough schedule and come out of it looking good. Their four losses albeit two took extra time were against tough teams in Georgetown, Cobourg, Kingston and Orangeville. Thus far this season the Buzzers have got strong goaltending from Cosimo Lazzarino, which has gone a long way for the club as there were some goaltending issues last season. Veteran Cameron Wright is off to a strong start offensively with 13 points in nine games, while youngsters Jonathan Malowney and Devlin Shanahan have looked cgood early on. The Buzzers depth offensively is intriguing as Cameron Searles, Finn Evans and Thomas Flack all have shown flashes of high end offensive abilities in the past.

markham-royals9. Markham Waxers (5-1-0-1)
Markham has gotten off to a strong start, however they sit at the bottom of the top end bunch simply due to the fact that they haven’t had the toughest schedule early on. Markham has earned wins over Burlington, Pickering, Lindsay, Aurora and Mississauga. With the exception of the Burlington Cougars all the aforementioned clubs have sub .500 records. Still Markham has taken care of business winning the games they should win and credit has to go were credit is due. Markham tweaked their roster here an there over the off-season, with Sam Hu looking like their best off-season acquisition early on as he leads the club offensively with 9 points. Meanwhile the return of Laine McKay, Lucas Condotta and Rylee St.Onge has certainly helped pace what looks to be a deep and potent offense.

toronto-patriots10. Toronto Patriots (4-3-0-1)
We had the top nine that were very tough rank as things were extremely close after the top three, now we have a bundle of teams ten through nineteen that are all very close. The Toronto Patriots lead that crop, for the time being. The Patriots started slow losing four of their first five games, however over the last week the Patriots have gone 3-0 scoring wins of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, Kingston and a very good Whitby Fury club. With the three straight victories it looks as though the Patriots may have turned the corner as they have continued to tinker with their roster looking to find the right mix. Adding goaltender Tyler Fassl from the Trenton Golden Hawks has paid immediate dividends as he sits with a 2-0 record. Dante Spagnuolo who also came over from Trenton has looked good early on as he looks to build off a very impressive 2015-2016 Midge “AAA” season with the Richmond Hill Coyotes were he became one of the more coveted Midget prospects. The Patriots take on Lindsay and North York this week and a 2-0 record would go a long way in cementing them as a top 10 club.

north-york-rangers-jpg11. North York Rangers (3-2)
North York looks to be a club who has been somewhat overlooked early on due to their limited action an near .500 record. However closer examination of their club has showed this team has the ability to do some serious damage in the South Division this season. North York has only lost to Trenton and Whitby, two of the top clubs in the league this season, while earning victories over Milton, Kingston and Orangeville in convincing action. The Rangers return a lot from last years squad who were a very competitive club. Chris Sekelyk who came over late last season from Pickering has emerged as the offensive leader early on with eight points in the first five games. Look for veterans Keegan Blasby, Shawn Tessier and Jeremie Lintner to play large rolls at their respective positions. Rookies Peter Muzyka and Harrison Toms should also make immediate impacts.

kingston12. Kingston Voyageurs (3-2-1-1)
Kingston has the unfortunate designation of playing in the toughest division in the OJHL this season. Sitting with a record over .500 with wins over St. Mike’s, Oakville and Mississauga, the Voyageurs find themselves sitting last place in the East Division, despite a fairly good start to the season. Kingston has a deep and talented roster, but will be in tough throughout the season as they’ll consistently see the likes of Trenton, Wellington, Cobourg and Whitby. Josh LeBlanc and Danny Bosio have excelled offensively early on with 11 points in seven games while Reid Russell and Kyle Hallbauer have been consistent contributors from the back end. Rookie Emmett Gordon has looked strong as part of the Voyageurs defense core while Zach Springer has looked comfortable taking over the starters role in goal. Kingston has match up’s against Newmarket and Aurora sandwiched between games against Trenton and Wellington.

jr-sabres13. Buffalo Jr. Sabres (5-3)
The Jr. Sabres didn’t get off to the greatest start to the 2016-2017 campaign, going just 1-3, however they have since turned it around winning four straight games. Now not to down play their four game win streak, but the Jr. Sabres aren’t higher up in these rankings because the four wins have come the Jr. Canadiens, Mississauga, Aurora and Newmarket, all of whom have sub .500 record. Buffalo will have a chance to prove if they have turned the corner Friday night when they host the North York Rangers, before heading on the road for a game against the Jr. Canadiens. Christian DeFelice and Michael Faliero currently lead the Jr. Sabres in scoring with 11 points a piece while Erik Urbank and Cameron Radziwon aren’t far behind. Buffalo’s goaltending hasn’t been fantastic early on, however Tucker Weppner has proven he is a capable #1 netminder in the OJHL and should find his “A” game soon.

burlington14. Burlington Cougars (4-3-1-0)
Despite a record above .500 early on, the Burlington Cougars would be considered underachievers after the first month of the season. Burlington features a veteran laden lineup rich in talent and depth and should turn the corner soon, however early season loses to Markham, Wellington and Stouffville have them sitting just one game above .500. Still there’s reason for optimism as loses to Wellington and Stouffville were hard fought 1 goal games that arguably could have one either way. Mario Cavaliere has come over from the NOJHL’s Powassan Voodoo’s and provided solid goaltending haven been handed the starters role, sitting with a 3-2-1 record. The Cougars haven’t been content with the losses either consistently making moves to improve their lineup, recently bringing in former OHLers Kyle Moore from the Powassan Voodoos and Matt Watson from the Cobourg Cougars. Matt Kennedy and Chris Cobham currently sit 1-2 in team scoring while Josh Cammalleri and Philip Lagunov aren’t far behind. Look for the Cougars to make a significant jump up the rankings by next month.

orangeville15. Orangeville Flyers (2-6)
Now we get into a grouping of teams who have got off to rough starts, but to be fair many of them have had tough schedules to start and have still come out of some of those games with victories. For instance the Orangeville Flyers, they haven’t had the most favorable start, but their only loss to a team they probably should have beat came against Mississauga. The Flyers other five losses came to powerhouses in Trenton and Wellington along with Stouffville, Burlington and North York. Orangeville holds victories over St. Mikes and Buffalo, quality teams in this years OJHL. Part of the Flyers early season struggles was starting a rookie netminder. Not that Nathan Torchia was bad by any means, he simply needed time to adjust to the OJHL and it showed at times. A few trades have brought in Nick Stuckless and Michael Mannara, while the addition of Ryan Barbosa along the blue line significantly improved the Flyers back end. Colin Rigney leads the offensive attack with 7 goals and 10 points in 8 games, while Zack Lyons isn’t far behind.

jrc16. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (2-4-0-2)
The Jr. Canadiens started the season 0-3 before picking up their first win of the season against the Mississauga Chargers. While it looked like that may be the turning point for the JRC, another three game losing streak occurred. However the second three game losing streak provided a silver lining of sorts as all three losses where hard fought one goal games, two of which took overtime to settle. The Jr. Canadiens solid string of play finally resulted in a win, an it was a big one as the handed the Wellington Dukes their first lost of the season by a score of 4-2. For the most part the Jr. Canadiens are a young club, but boast an extremely talented young core of players, with Barrie Colts 2016 first round pick Jack McBain head-lining the bunch. Jason Pineo, Jeremy Smith and James Turner come to the JRC after a Telus Cup victory with the North York Rangers, while Matt Falls and Scott Del Zotto are two more youngsters worth keeping an eye on.

milton17. Milton Icehawks (2-6)
The Icehawks look to be in a much better place this season after struggling through a five win 2015-2016 campaign. The roster and staff was completely overhauled and some high quality younger players have been brought in. With wins over the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Lindsay Muskies early on Milton looks as though they will much more competitive this season. While they do have six loses in eight games it is important to note that their loses have come against Trenton, Cobourg, Wellington, North York, Whitby and Newmarket. Only one of those clubs sits with a sub .500 record while the rest are top teams in the league. Youngster Justin Paul is off to an excellent start this season leading the Icehawks in scoring with 7 points in 8 games, while Will Rawski has provided quality goaltending. The youthfulness of the Icehawks roster will get them in trouble at times, however there is a strong amount of skill within the lineup this season.

mississauga-chargers18. Mississauga Chargers (2-7-0-0)
The Chargers again find themselves near the bottom of the OJHL standings, something that has become common place for this franchise. The Chargers do hold victories over Orangeville and Pickering this season and have looked as good as you can look while still losing in a handful of games, however the youthfulness of their roster has played a role in their early season struggles. Chris Karabassis has looked good early on for Mississauga with 2 goals and 3 assists while rookie defensemen Joseph Rupoli has been surprisingly good offensively on top of his always sound defensive play. Max Routledge leads the Charges offensively with 8 points in 9 games, although he does have just 1 goal thus far. Julian Sime has looked strong in goal despite the 2-5 record after thriving in the NAHL last season. There are some intriguing pieces in Mississauga this season, if there able to develop quickly the Chargers may squeak into the playoffs in the South-West.

newmarket-hurricanes19. Newmarket Hurricanes (2-6)
The Hurricanes opened the 2016-2017 season with a 2-1 record, picking up wins over Aurora and Milton, they have since gone on a five game losing streak dropping their record to 2-6. The Canes are a fairly young club this season, much like many of the lower ranked teams in our opening power ranking article. It’s no secret, young teams struggle in Junior hockey, however there is reason to be optimistic. Newmarket has lost to Trenton, Whitby, Wellington, Stouffville, Buffalo and Burlington, all teams considered to be serious contenders this season. Playing these high quality veteran teams early in the season should help the Canes build towards making a late season playoff push. Playing in the weak North Division should also help this club rack up some wins and get the confidence high. Alex Ierullo currently leads the team in scoring with 11 points in 8 games, while Cole Thiessen has looked strong along the blue line since arriving via trade.

aurora-tigers20. Aurora Tigers (1-7-0-1)
The Tigers have struggled quiet a bit early on with just one win through their first nine games. The Tigers lone win came against the winless Pickering Panthers at home on September 18th. Since then the Tigers have lost four straight games, including a very tight game against Trenton and a 9-2 blowout against the St. Michael’s Buzzers. The Tigers are fairly young and consistency has been an issue, however there are some talented players lining the Aurora roster which makes their sluggish start alarming. Mel Melconian leads the team with 10 points in 9 games while Eric Holland isn’t far behind. The Tigers have been active on the trade market, acquiring Dominic Argento and Bryce Martin from Cobourg for Matt Busby. Aurora also picked up Carmine Alberga from the Junior Canadiens and Dakotah Woods from the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL. The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Aurora in the coming weeks.

lindsay-muskies21. Lindsay Muskies (0-6-0-1)
I’ll give the Muskies the marginal edge over Pickering in the battle to stay out of the basement in the first OJHL Power Rankings of the season. Lindsay has had a couple close games against Burlington, Whitby, Georgetown and Milton and that’s the difference between them and Pickering this season as the Panthers have been blown out in many of their opening games. Lindsay has some intriguing pieces in Cameron Lamport and Cameron Robinson while youngsters Matt McNamara and Braydon Leeking have been strong early on for the Muskies. Sean Green and Rock Boyton don’t have great numbers between the pipes however they have been surprisingly good at times but have fallen victim to a young an developing team in front of them.

pickering-panthers22. Pickering Panthers (0-6-0-1)
The new jerseys and new coaching staff has done little to change the losing ways that have plagued the Panthers for the past few seasons. Numerous bodies were moved out since the end of the 2015-2016 season and a ton of youngsters have been brought in. While the team may turn into a contender down the road, this season looks like it may be a trying one for the Panthers as they have yet to have a truly close game, with exception to the season opener against Stouffville in which they fell in overtime. To be fair the Panthers haven’t played at home yet, due to renovations at the Pickering Rec Centre and won’t until October 10th when they take on their Durham region rivals the Whitby Fury. Pickering does square off against Lindsay on October 7th which could be their best chance at a win in the coming weeks.

*We will release the OJHL Power Rankings once a month often on the last Thursday of the Month. Be sure to check back in the upcoming months for Power Rankings, some weekly updates, game reports and other OJHL related content.

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CCM All-American Prospects Game Roster

2016 ALlEarlier Today, USA Hockey Announced the names of the 42 players who will participate in the fifth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game that will take place on September 22nd at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia.

Players from eighteen states are set to compete in the 2016 version of the All-American Prospects Game, with Prospects coming from the NCAA, USHL, OHL, WHL, USNTDP and U.S High School programs. John LeClair and Mark Howe are set to coach the respective teams.

Jake Oettinger – Boston University (NCAA)
Keith Petruzzelli – Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
Cayden Primeau – Lincoln Stars (USHL)
Adam Scheel – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)

Mike Anderson – Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)
Ronald Brickey – Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
David Farrance – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Max Gildon – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Phil Kemp – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Nate Knoepke – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Tyler Inamoto – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Josh Maniscalco – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Luke Martin – University of Michigan (NCAA)
Tom Miller – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Ben Mirageas – Bloomington Thunder (USHL)
Clayton Phillips – Fargo Force (USHL)
Jack Rathbone – Dexter School (USHS)
Reilly Walsh – Chicago Steel (USHL)

Evan Barratt – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Sasha Chmelevski – Ottawa 67’s (OHL)
Logan Cockerill – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Cole Coskey – Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
Sean Dhooghe – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Logan Hutsko – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Mark Kastelic – Calagry Hitmen (WHL)
Patrick Khodorenko – Michigan State University (NCAA)
Vanya Lodnia – Erie Otters (OHL)
Kyle MacLean – Oshawa Generals (OHL)
Brannon McManus – Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Mick Messner – Madison Capitals (USHL)
Matt Miller – Victory Honda (T1EHL)
Grant Mismash – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Casey Mittlestadt – Eden Prairie High School (USHS)
RJ Murphy – Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
Josh Norris – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Michael Pastujov – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Austin Pratt – Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
Scott Reedy – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Jason Robertson – Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
Jacob Tortora – U.S. National Under 18 Team (USDP)
Kailer Yamamoto – Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

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OHL Training Camp Rosters

OHL*We will continue to add individual team training camp rosters as they are released, be sure to check back daily for updates*

Barrie Colts
GoaltendersRuan Badenhorst, Kai Edmonds, James Elmhirst, Cole Hayward, David Ovsjannikov, Christian Propp
DefensemenKyle Auger, Matt Brassard, Christopher Cameron, Josh Carrick, Gianfranco Cassaro, Spencer Cosway, Tristan DeJong, Daniel Di Cristofaro, Greg DiTomaso, Noah Doyle, Kody Gagnon,Xan Gurney, Tom Hedberg, Noah Holm, Kade Landry, Cam Lizotte, Steve McLean, Addison Macey, Justin Murray, Eric Nagy, Mateo Nicastro, John Spetz, Tyler Tucker, Justin Urbshott
ForwardsBrett Bannister, Justin Bennett, Luke Bignell, Adrian Carbonara, Lucas Chiodo, Sebastian Cirillo, Vincent DeSanctis, Rory DiNiro, Curtis Douglas, Giordano Finoro, Keigan Goetz, Ben Hawerchuk, Kyle Heitzner, Cordell James, Justin Janowski, Jacob Kostopoulos, Eric Linell, Konnor MacCormick, Matthew MacDougall, Ian MacLean, Jack McBain, Zach Magwood, Ryan Miotto, Jaden Peca, Roy Radke, Sam Rhodes, Caleb Rich, Zachary Rodrigue, Connor Scahill, Matthew Smoliga, Paul Spadafora, Anthony Stefano, Lucas Stefano, Christian Taylor, Kiryll Ulanov, Jason Willms

Erie Otters
GoaltendersJake Lawr, Tyler Szczepaniak, Daniel Murphy, Brandon McCorriston, Anand Oberoi, Troy Timpano
DefensemenT.J Fergus, Anthony Azzano, Ryan Martin, Tyler Orban, Harrison Rees, Jordan Sambrook, Jack Duff, Taylor Egan, Steven Rosts, Matthew Thorpe, Darren Raddysh, Aidan Timmermans, Kurtis Henry, Nicholas Aromatario, Josh Wainman, Mitchell Bryne
Forwards Nicholas Bigioni, Holdyn Lansink, Kyle Maksimovich, Daniel Hardie, Christian Girhiny, Shaun Bily, Kyle Pettit, Jack Webb, George Kapralos, Nicholas Smith, Cade Robinson, Chad Yetman, Max Carbone, Gera Poddubnyi, Brett Neumann, Rile MacRae, Patrick Fellows, Matthew Bazarin, Carson Edwardson, Dylan Strome, Josh Battistella, Joseph Mack, Derek McVey, Kole Scott, Mitchell Webb, Stephan Seeger, Maxim Golod, Owen Green, Dylan Latty, Allan McShane, Ivan Lodnia, Taylor Raddysh, Alex DeBrincat, Haydn Hopkins

Flint Firebirds
GoaltendersGarrett Forrest, Lanny Korbee, Matt Menna, Evan Morrison
DefensemenDennis Busby, Alex Di Carlo, Samuel Duchesne, Mathieu Henderson, Matt Hohl, Alex Jerome, Hakon Nilsen, Alex Peters, Josh Rettinger, Ty Rickabaugh, Jalen Smereck, Michal Steinocher
ForwardsNick Caamano, Everett Clark, Jacob Collins, Ty Dellandrea, Drayton Duckett, Jake Durham, Ty Glvoer, Hunter Holmes, Dane Johnstone, Luke Kirwan, Braydon Leeking, Ryan Littlejohn, Ryan Moore, Jack Phibbs, Keenan Reynolds, Owen Smith, Eric Uba, Kyle Waters, Jack Wismer

Guelph Storm
GoaltendersNico Daws, Liam Herbst, Kristian Hufsky, Richard Ledek, Luke Miller, Anthony Popovich
DefensemenRyan Boon, Noah Carroll, Mitchell Doyle, Scott Gaetz, Austin Hall, Quinn Hanna, Stevon Hlusiak, Nolan Makkonen, Garrett McFadden, Ryan Merkley, Kyle Rhodes, Dmitri Samorukov, Mason Sinkeldam, Levi Tetrault, Dakotah Woods
Forwards John Beaton, Jake Bricknell, Matthew Bridgwater, Evan Brown, Liam Buckley, Luke Burghardt, Teth Burles, Zack Cameron, Nick Deakin-Poot, Nick Grimaldi, Matt Hotchkiss, Blair Jenkins, Barret Kirwan, Jakob Lee, Benjamin Maidment, James McEwan, Albert Michnac, Niki Molson, Luke Moncada, Brock Philips, Benito Posa, Cedric Ralph, Isaac Ratcliffe, Nate Schnarr, Rewdy Scott, Dante Sherriff, Nicolas Sicoly, Givani Smith, Liam Stevens, James Turner, Kyle West, Matt Wilbee, Jonathan Yantsis

Hamilton Bulldogs
GoaltendersConnor Hicks, Kaden Fulcher, Cole Ceci, Nick Donofrio
Defensemen – Ben Gleason, Cole Candella, Connor Walters, Jack Hanley, Jesse Saban, Justin Lemcke, Ondrej Kachyna, Reilly Webb, Fedor Gordeev, Trevor LeDonne, Riley McCourt, Tyler Spott, Bradon Scanlin
ForwardsJack Ricketts, Isaac Nurse, Zach Jackson, Kris Lalonde, Connor Roberts, Hunter Nofs, Kyle Fisher, Jake Murray, Derek Seguin, Bryan Bygrave, Marian Studenic, Cameron Wright, Jake Desando, Adam Laishram, Brandon Saigeon, Joseph Mizzi, Luke Kutkevicius, Mackenzie Entwistle, Matt Luff, Matt Strome, Michael Cramarossa, Niki Petti, Trent Fox

Kingston Frontenacs
GoaltendersChristian Mattiace, Jeremy Helvig, Mario Peccia, Zack Moore
DefensemenAiden Graham, Chris Giroday, Colin Van Den Hurk, Colt Corpse, Dustyn McFaul, Eemeli Rasanen, Emmett Gordon, Jacob Paquette, Jakob Brahaney, Liam Kendall, Liam Murray, Luke Paquette, Martin Templeton, Nathan Billitier, Nick Kiriakos, Peter Cascagnette, Quintin Wheeler, Stephen Desrocher
ForwardsZack Dorval, Warren Foegele, Vaughan McCusker, Tyler Burnie, Ty Morelli, Ted Nichol, Spencer Watson, Sergey Popov, Sean Michaud, Sam Paquette, Sam Field, Ryan Cranford, Paul Larabie, Nathan Dunkley, Mack Hancock, Linus Nyman, Lawson Crouse, Justin Pringle, Joseph Samson, Jason Robertson, Jacob Black, Jackson Arcan, Cody Caron, Austin Grzenia

Kitchener Rangers
GoaltendersJonah Capriotti, Dawson Carty, Liam Devine, Chris McGonigle, Lucas Pfeil, Luke Richardson
DefensemenDylan Di Perna, Nick Durajlijia, Tim Fallowfield, Matt Ferrari, Kyle Gentles, Connor Hall, Frank Hora, Alex Peterson, Elijah Roberts, Ryan Sidorski, Jack Tucker, Jack York, Giovanni Vallati
ForwardsConnor Bunnaman, Pat Campagna, Jacob Cascagnette, Riley Damiani, Joseph Garreffa, Ryan George, Eric Guest, Jake Henderson, Mason Kohn, Darby Llewellyn, Adam Mascherin, Matthew MacKay, Nick McHugh, Andrew McIntyre, Greg Meireles, David Miller, Matthew O’Brien, Liam Peyton, Cedric Schiemenz, Dylan Seitz, Jason Stachelbeck, Ian Vucko

London Knights
GoaltendersTyler Parsons, Tyler Johnson, Emanuel Vella, Jordan Kooy, Anthony Berteau, Andrew Couling, Graham Dynes, James Durham, Trenton McGrail
DefensemenIan Blacker, Jordan Di Cicco, Matt Stokes, Nic Mattinen, Brady Hogg, Josh Zlatinsky, Jacob Golden, Connor Evans, Chris Martenet, Ryan Nicholson, Eric Langridge, Nick Boehmer, Noah Bennett, Evan Bouchard, Brandon Crawley, Adam Powell, Jake Mooring, Riley Coome, Ryan Bangs, Victor Mete, Eric Becker, Brendan Jay, Christian Bundschuh, James Newland
ForwardsMax Jones, Liam Foudy, Karter Renouf, Chad Heffernan, Josh Nelson, Max Vinogradov, Mark Tassone, Mac Lowry, Beau Binnie, Jett Leishman, Marc Shannon, Connor Graham, Curtis Ferreira, Richard Whittaker, Robert Thomas, Owen McDonald, Shane Bull, Mitchell Mendonca, C.J Yakimowicz, Wil Murray, Liam Robertson, Ethan Nother, Jared Lamothe, Christian Clark, Carson Brookshaw, Alex Formenton, Cliff Pu, Jason Stachelbeck, Dakota Miskolczi, Bill Moskal, Kole Sherwood, Francois Drouin, Nic Stuckless, Artsiom Anosau, Stewart Parnell, Andrew Kim, Thomas Di Sebastino, Janne Kuokkanen, JJ Piccinich, Sam Miletic, Alex Turko, Cole Tymkin, Jason Di Perna, Bobby Harrison, Kevin Shirmaly, Cal Horvat, Patrick McCabe

Mississauga Steelheads
GoaltendersMatt Mancina, Joseph Murdaca, Jett Alexander, Christian Cugini, Jacob Ingham
Defensemen Stephen Gibson, Stephan LeBlanc, Sean Day, Nicolas Hague, Ryan Wells, Jake O’Donnell, Harrison Toms, Jake Gravelle, Jordan Hurtubise, Maxime Fortin, Marcello Pericao, Austin Osmanski, Jack Lyons, Mason Hardy, Isaac Walker, Chris Taylor, Jacob Moverare
Forwards Jeremy Goodwin, Brandon Yeamans, Matthew Titus, Scoley Dow, James Fletcher, Marcus Dickerson, Matthew DiCesare, Nicholas Canade, Shaw Boomhower, Curtis Rawn, Mike McLeod, Nathan Bastian, Ryan McLeod, Owen Tippett, Damian Bourne, Aidan McFarland, Michael Little, Jason Smith, Brandon Harrogate, Thomas Maia, Cail Cirillo, Connor McBroom

Niagara IceDogs
GoaltendersPeter Brooks, Colton Incze, Nicholas Martin, Bradley Dobson, Stephen Dhillon, Zachary Boriel, Zac Weir
DefensemenPierre-Luc Foreget-Cote, Mitchell Crevatin, Dorion Maye, Ryan Mantha, Joe Roy, Jonathon Schaefer, Hayden Davis, Liam Ham, Jordan Russell, Matt Scanlin, Roman Semin, Andrew Sommerville, Brandon Clavelle, Cam Docherty, Aaron Haydon, Justin King, Will Lochead, Tanner Brown, Austin Clapham, Drew Hunter, Justin MacPherson, Jack Wieringa
ForwardsGraham Brulotte, Oliver Castleman, Ryan Donovan, Adam Keyes, Brendan Lochead, Christian Mitri, Chris Paquette, Nick Pastorious, Matthew Philip, Brandon Skubel, Mackenzie Aiken, Cal Davis, Bradley Johnson, Graham Knott, Ondrej Machala, Mike Masotti, Connor Rider, Jackson Savery, Lucas Theriault, Josh Dame, Riley Girard, Ben Jones, Max Khull, Kyle Langdon, Tyler McGregor, Joel Mazzilli, Daniel Singar, Ryan Theriault, Cameron Bisson, Dawson Cook, Johnny Corneil, Pavel Demin, Romaeo D’Intino Dillon Hill, Matthew Neault, Nicholas Prestia, Ryan Smith, Akil Thomas

North Bay Battalion
GoaltendersAndre Berezinskiy, Brent Moran, Christian Purboo, Max Wright, Connor Meyerink, Mat Woroniuk
DefensemenTravis Mailhot, Wade Brennan, Mason Snell, Jake Ramalho, Zach Shankar, Riley Bruce, Brady Lyle, Eric Allair, Adam Thiladner, Cam Dineen, Tye Lindeman, Jordan Spadafore, Josephe Franzin, Mark Shoemaker
ForwardsRhys Forhan, Brett Hargrave, Connor Gillanders, Ryan Nicol, Zach Poirier, Andy Baker, Kyle Potts, Justin Brazeau, Alex Robert, Cade Heard, David Teigen-Katsumi, Max Kislinger, Brad Chenier, Daniel Walker,Maurizio Colella, Kam Shearer, Rhys Brown, Patrick Brown, Brett McKenzie, Ethan Kirbis, David Sherman, Kyle Thomas, Stefan Palatsidis, Brandon Lucchesi, Cameron Rannie, Jacob Ball, Christian Cella, Shane Spencer, Daniil Vertiy, Adam McMaster, Steve Harland

Oshawa Generals
GoaltendersLogan Gauthier, Anthony Pirone, Nathan Torchia, Eric Jackson, Jeremy Brodeur, Barrett Mundell
DefensemenWilliam Ennis, Keegan Ferguson, Daniel Robertson, Nick Sirizzotti, Mitchel Vande Sompel, Jaimen Allison, Matt Stoia, Riley Stillman, Kyler Matthews, Joe Rupoli, Sean Allen, Stephen Templeton, Dante Fantauzzi, Tyler Dam, Eric Gibb
ForwardsSullivan Sparkes, Anthony Cirelli, Kenny Huether, Joe Manchurek, Grayden Gottschalk, Nate Mueller, Isaac Taylor, Griffin Robinson, Owen Cole, Danil Antropov, Serron Noel, Renars Krastenbergs, Chris Karabassis, Kyle MacLean, Robbie Burt, Mitchell Pellarin, Isac Barr, Shelby Rienstra, Mitchell Hewitson, Grant Spence, Sam Harding, Matt Latin, Domenic Commisso, Brock Welsh, Alex Renaud, Eric Henderson, Jason Pineo, Jack Studnicka, Adam Kozlowski, Luca Espostio, Gage Stephney, Cole Resnick

Ottawa 67’s
Goaltenders Olivier Lafreniere, Jacob Smith, Leo Lazarev, Cedric Andree
DefensemenRyan Barbosa, William Brown, Hunter Carrick, Noel Hoefenmayer, Matt Prucha, Hudson Wilson, Kevin Bahl, Andre Golikov, Jacob Middleton, Ryan Orban, Carter Robertson, Peter Stratis
ForwardsRiley McCutcheon, David Pearce, Thomas Tinnmouth, Connor Warnholtz, Ben Evans, Ben Fanjoy, Ethan Manderville, Drake Rymsha, Kody Clark, Adam Craievich, Matt Nastasiuk, Artur Tyanulin, Marcel Berube, Austen Keating, Daniel McIntyre, Patrick White, Quinn Yule, Sam Bitten, Sasha Chmelevski, Nolan Gardiner, Mitchel Hoelscher, Travis Barron, Chase Campbell, Trent Mallette, Jake Robinson

Owen Sound Attack
Not Released

Peterborough Petes
GoaltendersDylan Wells, Scott Smith, Bill Day, Nate McDonald, Hunter Jones, Blake Curran
DefensemenCole Fraser, Perth Swick, Cade Townend, Matt McNamara, Darius Kondrotas, Matt Spencer, Declan Chisholm, Troy Henley, Nicholas Favaro, Kyle Jenkins, Nick Grima, Brady MacDonald, Brandon Prophet, Matt Timms, Adrien Beraldo, Liam Haslam, Luke St. John, Kobe Eagletail
ForwardsJake Nimmo, Tyler Rollo, Ian McKinnon, C.J Clarke, Ashton Stockle, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Igor Martynov, Pavel Gogolev, Ethan Ramsden, Josh Coyle, Matyas Svoboda, Matthew Falls, Luke Wyatt, Steven Lorentz, Isaac Emon, Will Hickey, Jonathan Ang, Chad Denault, Carson Gallagher, Logan DeNoble, Bobby Dow, Parker Casey, Zack Gallant, Eddie Schulz, Nick Isaacson, Adam Timleck, Brendan Cederberg, Jonne Tammela, Connor MacEachern, Josh Barraclough

Saginaw Spirit
Goaltenders Tyler Masternak, Brendan Bonello, Cameron Lamour, Evan Cormier
DefensemenCade Murnan-Mechor, Caleb Everett, Markus Niemelainen, C.J Garcia, Keaton Middleton, Rocky Kaura, Tyler McBay, Chet Phillips, Marcus Crawford, Jaxon Camp, Brock Hill, Dylan Bond, Brady Enman, Robert Proner, Filip Hronek
ForwardsCole Coskey, Damien Giroux, Christian Lepone, Mike Davies, Gianluca Fuoco, Cody Schneider, Mitchell Stephens, Matteo DiGiulio, Greg Powless, Brady Gilmour, Mackenize MacMillan, Hayden Hodgson, Mitch Morrison, Tye Felhaber, Jesse Barwell, Kyle Bollers, Kirill Maskimov, Chase Pletzke, Kris Bennett, Danny Katic, Maxim Grondin

Sarnia Sting
GoaltendersJustin Fazio, Aidan Hughes, Shayne Battler, Blair Coffin, Jakob Knowles
DefensemenJakob Chychrun, Jeff King, Alex Black, Kelton Hatcher, Ethan Lavallee, Braden Henderson, Derrick Johnson, Kevin Spinozzi, Jordan Ernst, Cameron Schlichting, Nash Nienhuis, Ben Schoch, Franco Sproviero, Noah Heisler
ForwardsAnthony Salinitri, Ryan McGregor, Sean Josling, Jordan Kyrou, Nikita Korostelev, Brenden Trottier, Ethan Dupont, Louis Latta, Jacob Stos, Colton McKenna, Cameron Hough, Troy Lajeunesse, Adam Ruzicka, Brady Hinz, Zach Ribau, Travis Konecny, Holden Hrysko, Brock Perry, Max Steeves, Filip Helt, Curtis Egert, Evan Ilkos, Zach Noble

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
GoaltendersAdriano Mamone, Joseph Raaymakers, Mathew Villalta, Lucas Durante, Dougie Newhouse, Garrett Boyonoski
DefensemenColton White, Anthony DeMeo, Isaiah Payne, Chris Clark, Theo Calvas, Will Frustaglio, Conor Timmins, Jacob Leguerrier, Holden Wale, Taylor Carlson, Medric Mercier, Zach Taylor, Wyatt Villalta, Mac Hollowell, Greg Arnburg
Forwards Alex Gritz, Mathew Hayami, Ryan Brown, Morgan Frost, Jake Burton, Elijah Nurse, Justin Yakimishyn, Bobby MacIntyre, Tim Gettinger, Frank Pucci, Zach Senyshyn, Zack Trott, Boris Katchouk, Calvin Martin, Alex Daigle, Brett Jacklin, Luca Nocita, Justin Vandendool, Otto Makinen, Hayden Verbeek, James Buckley, Wesley Weir, Brad Johnson, Nathan Gooch, Blake Speers, Barrett Hayton, Bryce Yetman, Jack Kopacka, Liam Hawel

Sudbury Wolves
Not Released

Windsor Spitfires
GoaliesMichael DiPietro, Lucas Patton, Eli Billing, Mario Culina, MacKenzie Savard, Brock Baier
DefensemenValen Nandhakumaran, Connor Corcoran, Ruslan Geidarov, Logan Stanley, Ryan Markovic, Tyler Nother, Jalen Chatfield, Patrick Sanvido, Bobby Burns, Cole Thiessen, Ryan Sarris, Andrew Burns, Mikhail Sergachev
ForwardsJeremiah Addison, Mike Baird, Cole Purboo, Clayton Carter, Logan Brown, Will Sirman, Tyler Angle, Devlin Shanahan, Thomas Hernandez, Jack Bowler, Jasper Forgrave, Cristiano DiGiacinto, Brett Primeau, Chris Playfair, Aaron Luchuk, Mitchel Deelstra, Cole Carter, Daniel Berno, Hayden McCool, Michael Aloise, Kory Silverio
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Mississauga Acquires Mancina from Peterborough

MancinaOn Monday evening the Mississauga Steelheads announced the acquisition of overage goaltender Matt Mancina from the Peterborough Petes, in exchange for Erie’s third round New Steelpick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

Mancina is entering his fourth season of Major Junior hockey after originally being selected by the Guelph Storm in the third round of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection, 49th overall. The Windsor, Ontario native would spend his first season of junior eligibility with the Leamington Flyers of the GOJHL, were he went 19-8-0-1 with an impressive 2.77 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. Mancina was also selected to participate with Team Ontario during the 2012-2013 World Under 17 Challenge, appearing in four games, while finishing with a 2.46 goals against average.

The 6’3, 181 pound netminders first season in the Ontario Hockey League would come during the 2013-2014 as he cracked the Guelph Storm’s lineup, appearing in 28 regular season games. Mancina stole the show at times during the 2013-2014 season as the rookie netminder backstopped the eventual OHL Champion Guelph Storm to a 52-12-2-2 regular season record. While Mancina and Justin Nichols would split the goaltending duties until the playoffs began, Mancina’s contributions to the OHL champs in his first OHL campaign were impressive to say the least.

With Guelph returning both Matt Mancina and Justin Nichols from the OHL Championship squad, a decision was made to deal the younger Mancina to the Mancina 2Peterborough Petes clearing the crease for Nichols to be the unquestioned starter in Guelph. In his first season with the Petes, Mancina would go 18-16-0-1 while sporting a 3.42 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. Last season with the Petes Mancina excelled, leading Peterborough to a sixth place regular season finish. Although Peterborough would fall in round one of the OHL playoffs, Mancina finished the season with a career high 24 wins, while also appearing in a career high of 44 games. His goals against average also saw significant improvement dropping from 3.42 to 2.97.

The move to Mississuaga gives the Steelheads the veteran #1 netminder they were looking to acquire all off-season as the club looks to make a significant push at an Eastern Conference title this season. Meanwhile the Petes had been looking to move Mancina for sometime with third year netminder Dylan Wells expected to take over the starters job for the Petes. In giving up just a third round pick in the deal the Steelheads still have some assets to play with as they look to improve their offensive depth. Meanwhile the Petes will now search to fill their back-up goaltenders position with Scott Smith, Hunter Jones and Nate McDonald the front runners to claim the job.

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Steelheads Ink Ingham

Jacob Ingham n2On Friday, August 19th the Mississauga Steelheads announced the signing of 2016, second New Steelround pick Jacob Ingham. Ingham was the 26th overall selection in the most recent draft, hailing from the Barrie Jr. Colts Minor Midget “AAA” club.

A highly decorated and sought after goaltender, Ingham has posted elite numbers between the pipes over the past two seasons. During his Bantam “AAA” season with the Barrie Jr. Colts, the 6’2, 168 pound netminder appeared in 40 games, finishing the season with an impressive 32-2-4 record, along with a sparkling 1.07 goals against average and a 0.924 save %. Last season with the Barrie Minor Midget squad, Ingham led his club to a 3rd place regular season finish and a berth in the OMHA Championships. While the Colts would fail to capture Gold at the OMHA’s, they did come away with a Bronze, defeating the Southern Tier Admirals 1-0. Ingham’s Colts would also go on to appear at the year end OHL Cup tournament, and while the Colts failed to advance past the round robin stage, Ingham showed well, posting a 1-1 record.

Through 50 appearances last season, the Barrie, Ontario native racked up a 28-11-7 record with an outstanding 1.00 GAA, along with a 0.937 goals against average and 12 shutouts. Ingham’s play throughout the minor midget campaign earned him a call-up on two occasions with the OJHL’s Orangeville Flyers. While Ingham came in relief in his Jacob InghamProvincial Jr. A debut against the Toronto Patriots, he did get the start against the Cobourg Cougars on December 12th. In that start the 15 year old netminder turned aside 45 of 49 shots to earn an overtime victory. Ingham also recently was invited to participate in Team Canada’s Summer Under 17 orientation camp, where he suited up for Team Black.

Jacob Ingham is an athletic, poised, hybrid style netminder who possesses an excellent compete level. Arguably the top netminder in his age group, Ingham possesses strong physical attributes that when combined with his exceptional skill allow him to thrive. Ingham is fundamentally sound, showing excellent lower body reflexes, battling through screens to field pucks cleanly and impressive rebound control. A goaltender who consistently challenges shooters, Ingham plays his angles well, using his physical attributes to take up large amounts of the net. Ingham moves cleanly from post to post, remaining in control while effectively squaring up shooters. A goaltender who battles hard in the crease, Ingham consistently showed a penchant for making desperation saves. Ingham exudes confidence and plays as though hes a veteran netminder. With a quick glove had, intriguing size, skill and athleticism, Jacob Ingham has all the makings of a future number one netminder.

With the Steelheads 2015-2016 starting netminder Jack Flinn graduating to overage, the Steelheads will now look to the tandem of eighteen year old Joseph Murdaca and Ingham to lead them through the 2016-2017 campaign. The Ingham signing is the Steelheads first of the off-season, however it is expected that 2016 third round pick Michael Little will sign on with the club in the next few days.

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Spitfires Add Overager Addison

Addison 2On Tuesday afternoon the Windsor Spitfires announced the acquisition of nineteen year Windsor Spitfires Logoold left winger Jeremiah Addison from the Ottawa 67’s. Heading to the 67’s in the deal are two conditional draft picks and Windsor’s 15th round selection in the 2018 OHL draft. Windsor also adds Ottawa’s 2018 15th round pick as part of the deal. Should Addison return to the Ontario Hockey League for his overage season, it’s been reported that the two conditional picks in the deal will be second round selections.

Addison, who is set to turn twenty on October 21st will embark on his fifth and final season of junior hockey should he return to the OHL for the 2016-2017 season. Originally selected by the Saginaw Spirit, Addison was the 12th overall selection of the 2012 OHL Draft, spending his minor midget campaign with the OHL Cup winning Toronto Marlboros. As part of a star studded Marlies “AAA” squad that featured the likes of Connor McDavid, Sam Bennett, Dylan Strome, Josh Ho-Sang, Mitchell Stephens, Roland McKeown, Kyle Capobianco, Jared Walsh, Darren Raddysh, Jaden Lindo and Michael Cramarossa, Addison finished fourth in team scoring with 46 points on 28 goals and 18 assists. Addison went on to add another six goals and one assist in seven games at the 2011-2012 OHL Cup Tournament.

As a first round pick, Addison cracked the Spirit lineup as a sixteen year old rookie, appearing in all 68 games for Saginaw during the 2012-2013 season. Addison produced well throughout his freshmen campaign tallying 6 goals and 10 assists, along with 42 penalty minutes. The following season (2013-2014), Addison saw a minor increase in his offensive production, picking up 17 points on 7 goals and 10 assists, however he did appear in seven less games.

Prior to the 2014-2015 season, Addison was dealt to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange for forward Connor Brown and 2015 third and fourth round draft picks. The move seemed to spark the Brampton, Ontario native as he exploded offensively for the 67’s, picking up career highs in goals (19), assists (28), points (47) and plus/minus (+3). Addison also tasted playoff success, on a personal level for the first time, excelling through the 67″s first round playoff series. With 10 points on six goals and four assists, Addison was undoubtedly Ottawa’s top playoff performer, despite their first round exit. Addison’s breakout campaign caught the eye of NHL onlookers as he was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round, 207th overall.

Last season with the 67’s Addison yet again improved his offensive output, scoring career Addisonhighs in goals (27), assists (29), points (56) and penalty minutes (74). However despite the individual success, Addison’s 67’s yet again fell in the first round of the OHL playoffs, bowing out to the eventual Eastern Conference Champion Niagara IceDogs. Following the 67’s playoff exit, Addison joined Montreal’s American Hockey League Affiliate in St. John’s, appearing in four of the IceCaps remaining regular season games, where he tallied one assist.

While Addison is eligible to begin his pro career in the Montreal Canadiens system, it is expected that the soon to be twenty year old will return for his overage campaign. A sentiment that will only gain more traction now that he has been dealt to the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup Host Team in Windsor.

The addition of Addison gives the Spitfires four potential overage candidates as Jalen Chatfield, Patrick Sanvido and Cristiano DiGiacinto are all expected to return to the club, while Brendan Lemieux who is also eligible to return is expected to begin his pro career. Addison is the third addition the Spitfires have made this season, having already acquired forward Mike Baird from the North Bay Battalion and import Julius Nattinen from the Barrie Colts.

From a 67’s perspective the move likely signals Ottawa’s intention to build a contender for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons where their rosters project to be strong. Rumors have also swirled that the 67’s intend to bid to host the 2018 Memorial Cup Championship and this move will only fuel that speculation. After acquiring overage forward Patrick White from the Sarnia Sting yesterday and today’s dealing of Addison to Windsor the 67’s currently sit with Trent Mallette, Connor Graham, Jacob Middleton and White as overage skaters heading into the 2016-2017 season, meaning one of Mallette, Graham or Middleton will need to go.

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Ottawa Acquires White from Sarnia

PatrickWhite-730x486On Monday, August 15th the Sarnia Sting announced a trade that sent overage forward Patrick White to the Ottawa 67’s, in exchange for Guelph’s 2017 fourth round pick.Ottawa 67's

An Orleans, Ontario native, White was originally selected by the Sarnia Sting in the fifth round of the 2012 OHL Priority Selection, 89th overall out of the Ottawa Jr. 67’s program. A standout with the Jr. 67’s during his minor midget season, White tallied an impressive 23 goals and 28 assists, for 51 points in just 29 games. White’s strong 2011-2012 campaign continued through the season ending OHL Cup Tournament where he added another 5 goals and 3 assists in 6 games.

White’s first season of Junior eligibility was spent with the local Gloucester Rangers of the CCHL. The 5’11, 194 pound left winger showed well as a sixteen year old in the tier two Junior A ranks, appearing in 58 games, while racking up 21 goals and 16 assists for 37 points. The 2013-2014 season was White’s first in the OHL, as he cracked the Sting lineup as a seventeen year old. While White found it tough to consistently stay in the lineup, he did show well in limited action, picking up 4 goals and 12 penalty minutes in 37 appearances.

In 2014-2015 White would appear in 43 games, increasing his offensive production to 11 goals and 6 assists, despite still playing in a bottom six role for the Sting. Last season was a breakout year for the Ottawa Area native, as White set career highs in Games Played, 522588336Goals, Assists, Points and Plus/Minus, finishing the 2015-2016 regular season with 16 goals and 15 assists, along with 12 penalty minutes and a plus 18 rating.

A veteran of 142 OHL Regular Season Games and 9 OHL Playoff games, White will provide excellent veteran leadership for an Ottawa 67’s club that looks to be on the younger side of things. A player who should see his offensive totals increase yet again through the 2016-2017 season, a strong campaign from White could allow him to find a pro contract at seasons end.

The pick up is a low-key but effective one for the 67’s who will likely have to deal with the loss of three of their top four point producers from the 2015-2016 season. With Jeremiah Addison and Dante Salituro eligible to return, but expected to being their pro careers, the addition of White certainly softens the blow of the two key loses offensively. From a Sarnia perspective, the Sting had some decisions to make regarding overager’s as they where on the verge of entering the 2016-2017 season with as many as six overage skaters. Moving White, for a fourth round pick is quality value for a team somewhat handcuffed in their overage situation.

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