The Soo Greyhounds will have to do without another power forward Justin Bailey for at the minimum two weeks. Bailey, who has 12 goals, 14 assists, 26 points in the 20 games with the Greyhounds , has been diagnosed with two hairline fractures in his right ankle and currently sports a walking boot.
Greyhounds are expecting him to return by mid-March if all goes well. Team physiotherapist Rich Rotenberg says Bailey is ” Feeling pretty good” and very sure it should heal within the two week period.
Soo Greyhounds are also without the likes of Nick Ritchie (Concussion) , Blake Speers (Shoulder), Darnell Nurse (Lower Body), Tyler Ganly (Lower Body).
There looks like there may be major changes coming to the way players enter the CHL. We would still get the same long, exciting 15 round draft, but teams would no longer be selecting 15 or 16 year old players out of Bantam, they’d have to select 18 year olds, if they want to keep going with the idea of a draft.
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I would just like to take this time to say goodbye and good luck to those players leaving Sault Ste.Marie and starting a new journey in their hockey careers.
First things first, a lot of people tend to forge that these guys we love to watch are just kids, all under 21, for most of them its a huge learning curve, something different being so far from home and especially all the way up here in the Sault. Each and every player, now and then, have played their hearts out, and left it on the ice for all of us fans and the coaching staff. I myself think that at the very least deserves a big thank you. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 10, 2015 by insiderohl in News, Oshawa Generals News, Oshawa Generals Trades, Plymouth Whalers News, Plymouth Whalers Trades, Transactions, Windsor Spitfires News, Windsor Spitfires Trades
Tags: Chase Pearson hockey, Chase Pearson OHL, Matt Mistele LA Kings, Matt Mistele Trade, Mistele Generals, Mistele Whalers, Oshawa Generals Trade, Plymouth Whalers Trade, Ryan Moore OHL, Ryan Moore Trade, Windsor Spitfires Trade
The last big move before the OHL’s trade deadline was a big one. The dead didn’t trickle in until well after the 12:00pm deadline but nonetheless resulted in Oshawa & Windsor making a trade and then Windsor and the Plymouth and Oshawa making a trade. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 10, 2015 by insiderohl in Barrie Colts News, Barrie Colts Trades, News, Peterborough Petes News, Peterborough Petes Trades, Transactions
Tags: Nosad OHL, Nosad Trade, Stephen Nosad, Stephen Nosad Barrie Colts, Stephen Nosad Colts, Stephen Nosad Hockey, Stephen Nosad OHL, Stephen Nosad Peterborough Petes, Stephen Nosad Petes
The Barrie Colts acquired Stephen Nosad from the Barrie Colts. Nosad has been the subject of some disciplinary action recently as he and a teammate were intoxicated at a game they were both scratched for. The Petes problems lied within their leadership group and this move will certainly help them point the ship in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 10, 2015 by insiderohl in News, Saginaw Spirit News, Saginaw Spirit Trades, Sarnia Sting News, Sarnia Sting Trades, Transactions
Tags: Kodola OHL, Kodola Spirit, Kodola Sting, OHL Trade, Vladislav Kodola OHL, Vladislav Kodola Saginaw Spirit, Vladislav Kodola Sarnia Sting
The Saginaw Spirit announced the acquisition of Import player Vladislav Kodola from the Sarnia Sting. Kodola is a native of Russia and was selected by the Sting in the first round in the #29 spot of the 2013 CHL import draft. By all accounts Kodola had been looking very disinterested in his last few games with the Sting. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 10, 2015 by insiderohl in London Knights News, London Knights Trades, News, Sarnia Sting News, Sarnia Sting Trades, Transactions
Tags: DeFarias Knights, DeFarias OHL, DeFarias Sting, Josh DeFarias, Josh DeFarias Hockey, Josh DeFarias OHL
Josh DeFarias was not happy with the lack of ice time he had been seeing in London. Therefore, he requested his move from the Knights and the Knights were going to move him with the first offer that made sense for the former 5th round draft choice. When Sarnia made their offer, the Knights knew this deal made sense. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 9, 2015 by insiderohl in Barrie Colts News, Barrie Colts Trades, Guelph Storm News, Guelph Storm Trades, News, Transactions
Tags: Bauman Colts, Bauman Storm, Ben Harper Senators, Ben Harpur, Ben Harpur OHL, Chadd Bauman, Chadd Bauman OHL, CJ Garcia, CJ Garcia OHL, Garcia OHL, Garcia Storm, Givani Smith, Givani Smith Colts, Givani Smith OHL, Givani Smith Storm, Harpur OHL, OHL Trade, Senators Prospects
As I said earlier on in the year, the Guelph Storm are a one stop shop for a team looking to make a cup run, because well, they’re the defending champs. Mike Kelly and Scott Walker knew this but weren’t going to trade away valuable assets without something very very good coming back the other way. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 9, 2015 by insiderohl in News, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds News, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Trades, Sudbury Wolves News, Sudbury Wolves Trades, Transactions
Tags: Charley Graaskamp, Charley Graaskamp OHL, Charley Graaskamp Wolves, Graaskamp Greyhounds, Graaskamp OHL, Graaskamp Wolves, Greyhounds Trade, Greyhounds Trade Graaskamp, OHL Trade, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Trade
With the loss of Nathan Pancel, the Sudbury Wolves went out and acquired Charley Graaskamp from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. With the Greyhounds recent additions, Graaskamp had become an expendable asset who obviously held some value. Graaskamp is a native of Eau Claire, WI and had been playing center for the Greyhounds. In parts of two seasons with the Greyhounds, Graaskamp notched 18 points in 41 games with a third of his points coming this season. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 9, 2015 by insiderohl in News, Peterborough Petes News, Peterborough Petes Trades, Sudbury Wolves News, Sudbury Wolves Trades, Transactions
Tags: Nathan Pancel OHL, Nathan Pancel Peterborough Petes, OHL Trade, Pancel OHL, Peterborough Petes Trade, SNathan Pancel Sudbury Wolves, Sudbury Wolves Pancel, Sudbury Wolves Trade
The Peterborough Petes made a splash acquiring highly touted OA Nathan Pancel from the Sudbury Wolves. The Wolves are known rebuilders, as are the Peterborough Petes but the Petes do have a shot to make a run for the playoffs and Nathan will certainly help fill Nick Ritchie’s void, at least when it comes to putting the puck in the net that is. Pancel, since being drafted in the 5th round by the Wolves in 2010, has put up 217 points in 249 games played throughout parts of 5 years all with the Sudbury Wolves. Read the rest of this entry »