Pair of Russian Imports Sign CHL Deals in QMJHL, OHL

Posted on July 7, 2020

The Moncton Wildcats announced on Tuesday that they had signed Maxim Barbashev, a Russian forward with Atlant Mytishchi U17. Barbashev was selected with the 50th overall pick in the CHL Import Draft this past spring. tallied 19 points in 19 games with Atlant, while also serving as an assistant captain. He was called up to the…

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Merrimack Recruit LaForme Traded to Ottawa 67’s

Posted on June 18, 2020

Merrimack recruit Steven LaForme has been traded to the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL and according to a press release by the team, will enter training camp for the 2020-21 season. If he signs with the 67’s, LaForme would forgo his NCAA eligibility. It would seem likely that a signing is in the works, considering Ottawa’s willingness…

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McKenzie To Remain Kitchener Rangers Head Coach

Posted on June 11, 2020

Mike McKenzie, the GM of the Kitchener Rangers, had also been serving as the team’s interim head coach. On Thursday, the team removed that interim tag, as McKenzie will permanently take over the position. McKenzie assumed the interim role this past November. “This position was a priority for the organization to provide clarity to our…

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Colby Saganiuk goes the Otter Direction

Posted on May 21, 2020

Brian Murphy; Head of US Scouting’s Take: When Colby Saganiuk was taken at #37 in the 2019 OHL Draft by the Erie Otters, it turned some heads as he was on track to play for the U17 NTDP. Seemed high for a player that seemed to say all the right things as far as his…

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OHL: Soo Signs One Of Ontario’s Top Players

Posted on May 20, 2020

’04 F Bryce McConnell-Barker to Soo Greyhounds NZ Scouts: “Neutral Zone Ontario scouts believed McConnell-Barker was the top player playing in Ontario (behind Adam Fantilli) for most of the season. He was dominant in league play and raised his level of play in the major tournaments. His pace and elite space was noticeable every shift….

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OHL: Sarina Signs Power Forward Ryder McIntyre, More OHL Signings

Posted on May 13, 2020

Below you’ll find links to player profiles and scout comments on the latest OHL signings. The Sarina Sting added power forward Ryder McIntyre while the Flint Firebirds signed a pair of players, including goalie Chaz Nixon, Saginaw added goalie Andrew Oke and Niagara inked two forwards. Pos BY Player Team NZ Scouts F 2004 Ryder…

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OHL: Maple Leaf Assistant Named Kingston Head Coach … Again

Posted on May 8, 2020

The Kingston Frontenacs have hired Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Paul McFarland as their new head coach. McFarland will begin his duties with the Frontenacs at the conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL season. McFarland was previously the head coach of the Frontenacs before he embarked on his career as an NHL assistant. “I want to…

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OHL: Mississauga Adds “Electrifying Puck Carrier”

Posted on May 5, 2020

Below are the latest signings in the OHL with comments from our scouts. Pos Player Team NZ Scouts F Carson Christy Mississauga Christy is an electrifying puck carrier, playmaker, and finisher who can bury the puck from anywhere around the net with a heavy snapshot or by employing his quick hands and a deceptive deke…

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OHL: Peterborough Signs Two, Mississauga Signs Beck

Posted on May 1, 2020

The Peterborough Petes announced Friday that the team has received commitments from 2020 OHL Priority Selection second-round picks Sam Alfano and Justin DeZoete. “It takes a physically strong and skilled opponent to separate Alfano from the puck as, in addition to his large frame, he has the hockey IQ to protect the puck and get…

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OHL: Sarina Names Seca General Manager

Posted on May 1, 2020

The Sarina Sting named Dylan Seca its new general manager on Friday. The Sundridge, ON native has spent the past five seasons as the Clubs Director of Player Personnel, where much of his role involved leading the scouting team to evaluate top OHL Draft eligible talent across North America. Prior to his time with the…

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