CHL Media Release
Tuesday April 8, 2014
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 147 CHL players have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft which takes place June 27-28 in Philadelphia.
25 of the top 30 ranked North American prospects are from the CHL including the first 11 skaters led by forward Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs. Defenceman Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts is listed second overall, followed by Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice at third, Leon Draisaitl of the Prince Albert Raiders is listed fourth, and Michael Dal Colle of the Oshawa Generals rounds out the top five.
The 147 CHL players includes 130 skaters of the 210 ranked by NHL Central Scouting in North America while 17 of the 30 goaltenders ranked are also from the CHL. In total, over 61% of all players ranked by NHL Central Scouting are currently competing in the CHL.
First and foremost, congratulations to the 300 players selected in the 2014 OHL Draft. Years of hard work and dedication from these recent OHL draftees and their parents have now been realized. To the players who were hoping to become drafted, it’s important to realize that your journey is far from over. Strive to be a better player and keep the pursuit alive if it’s truly a dream. Too many great players have been bypassed in the draft only to become star players in this league. Getting drafted is an honour but it’s important for, drafted and undrafted, players to continue to put the hard work in as they strive to reach that next level. Hockey development isn’t linear.
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Saturday the 22 players who have been invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team training camp, April 5-8 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ont.
The roster includes three goaltenders, six defencemen and 13 forwards.
For Immediate Release
Friday April 4, 2014
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club today announced that 16-year-old defenceman Jakob Chychrun of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens will be the first overall pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, presented by State Farm.
The announcement was made at a news conference held this morning at the RBC Centre’s – Hive Bar & Grill where Chychrun was introduced to local media and fans.
For several Ontario Hockey League clubs, the season has came to a close but for other teams, they are focused on extending their season in hopes of winning the OHL Championship, earning a ticket to the illustrious CHL Memorial Cup. Regardless of whether teams are knocked out of contention or continuing on in their season’s journey, all twenty OHL front-offices are focused on April 5th – the day that marks the 2014 OHL Priority Selection Draft.
Welcome back prospect junkies and OHL fans. With hours until the puck drops on the 2014 OHL Playoffs, The Scouting Bureau is pleased to present its March Playoff Preview Edition of Youngblood. Inside the latest edition, you will find loads of information relevant to the Ontario Hockey League and it’s players.
By definition, a cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by strong winds moving across the earth with a damaging effect. On the Buckingham Arena ice this past weekend, the Chatham-Kent Minor Midget Cyclones came together as a team at the perfect time and their collective force was felt.
The team, which fell one win short of reaching the Alliance Final weeks before after a devastating triple overtime loss in the deciding game to the Kitchener Jr. Ranger, picked up their heads and gained the program’s first ever trip to the OHL Cup tournament. Days prior to the start of the annual OHL Cup, the Cyclones won a play-in series versus the Brantford 99ers earning a birth into the prestigious tournament.
Partnered with the Ontario Hockey League and Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), the OHL Cup is Minor Midget ‘AAA’ showcase tournament featuring the 20 best teams in Ontario and the Chatham-Kent Cyclones arrived, competed and proved that this small-market team was not out of place. Taking place at Buckingham Arena in Toronto’s Downsview area, OHL scouts littered the rinks hoping to identify future pieces for their clubs and many from the CK region left a positive lasting impression.