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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. (more…)


A week after the Flint Firebirds announced they have removed the GM title from Terry Christensen and named Head Coach John Gruden the General Manager, the Flint Firebirds have reassigned Assistant Coach Petr Jonak. (more…)

Playing in the Ontario Hockey League offers up some of the best opportunities for players to turn pro. There are
many ways players can do this with the first being the yearly NHL Entry Draft that occurs for all players who are 18 years old. This is an opportunity available to players until they turn 20 years old with the likelihood of being drafted declining drastically each eligible year. After their window to be selected in the NHL Entry Draft has come and gone, the only opportunity left for players to realize their dream is to work their tails off in their overage season and hope an NHL team notices them, which is the case for over 50 individuals currently playing in the Ontario Hockey League. (more…)

The Windsor Spitfires have acquired 1998 born defender Tyler Nother from the London Knights in exchange for two draft picks. As close as the Western Conference in the OHL is, the Knights and Spitfires have a rivalry which one could argue is unmatched in the entire OHL, and the two teams rarely ever help each other out by engaging in a trade. It’s happened two times in the past couple weeks, first with Michael Giugovaz and now with Tyler Nother.


To Hamilton:

  • Mason Marchment
  • 4th Round Selection

To Erie:

  • 3rd Round Selection (Sarnia)
  • 9th Round Selection (Saginaw)

The Mississauga Steelheads announced they’ve acquired overage goaltender, Jack Flinn from the Owen Sound Attack in exchange for forward Bryson Cianfrone and a 5th round pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.


August 6: London trades Zack Grzelewski to the Flint Firebirds in exchange for a 3rd Round Pick (London, 2016).

August 6: Erie trades Patrick Murphy to the Sudbury Wolves in exchange for a 15th Round Pick (Cond., 2018).

August 7: Windsor trades Graeme Brown to the Kingston Frontenacs in exchange for a 4th Round Pick (2017).

August 11: Kingston trades Jacob Graves to the Oshawa Generals in exchange for a 15th Round Pick (Cond., 2017).


That is the number of players on the Soo Greyhound roster that have hit the 20 goal plateau so far this season. (more…)

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).

downloadThere 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.