Thank You Overagers

Posted: April 28, 2016 by OHLInsiders in News, Uncategorized
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For fans of Canadian Major Junior Hockey, five years seems like it goes by so slow. I can’t speak for you but it feels like I’ve been watching players such as Charlie Graham and Hunter Garlent for a lot longer than the five years they’ve actually been around in the OHL. Read the rest of this entry »

The Guelph Storm announced the selection of defender Ryan Merkley with their 1st Overall Selection in what is actually Saturday’s OHL Draft. The Storm did so at a news conference held at the Sleeman Center on Friday morning.

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Take this as you will, but an email sent to me early Thursday morning mentions that the Niagara IceDogs could be looking to change the structure of the team’s ownership. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hamilton Bulldogs announced recently that the team has parted ways with longtime franchise GM/Head Coach George Burnett. George had been with the Bulldogs franchise since 2004-2005 back (not that long ago) when the team was known as the Belleville Bulls. Read the rest of this entry »

OHLInsiders Mock Draft #1 – #8

Posted: April 6, 2016 by OHLInsiders in 2016 OHL Draft

1st Overall: Guelph Storm – Ryan Merkley
2nd Overall: Sudbury Wolves – Owen Lalonde

3rd Overall: Flint Firebirds – Pavel Gogolev
4th Overall: Hamilton Bulldogs – Giovanni Vallati
5th Overall: Flint Firebirds – Sergey Popov
6th Overall: Saginaw Spirit – Connor Roberts
7th Overall: Oshawa Generals – Jack McBain
8th Overall: Mississauga Steelheads – Kirill Nizhnikov

 

So long Rolf Nilsen.

The Ontario Hockey League and commissioner David Branch has announced the following sanctions against the Flint Firebirds and owner Rolf Nilsen.

  • Rolf Nilsen be suspended by the OHL from being involved directly or indirectly with hockey operations of the Flint Firebirds for five (5) years effective immediately;
  • The Flint Firebirds forfeit a first round draft pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection (third pick overall);
  • A fine be paid by Rolf Nilsen to the League in the amount of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00)

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The story surrounding the Flint Firebirds inaugural season playing in the Ontario Hockey  League has been well documented by international media. Since the second go around firing both John Gruden and Dave Karpa, the OHL now runs the Firebirds day to day operations. Read the rest of this entry »

OHL Alumnus Trojanovic Faces Multiple Charges

Posted: February 23, 2016 by OHLInsiders in News, Uncategorized
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An email received late Tuesday night, names former Peterborough Petes defender Steven Trojanovic as the subject of the following allegation. Read the rest of this entry »

Now that we’ve seen part two to the ongoing Flint Firebirds saga, I want to look a bit more into Rolf Nilsen’s motive behind not only hindering the career of twenty or so young men, but buying the team and putting it in Flint, Michigan in the first place.

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The Flint Firebirds have re-fired coaches John Gruden and Dave Karpa. The man who was originally brought in as an advisor to owner Rolf Nilsen will take over Gruden’s former Head Coach/General Manager jobs.  Read the rest of this entry »