OHL Suspends Logan Mailloux Indefinitely

Posted on September 10, 2021

The OHL announced that they have suspended Montreal Canadiens first-round pick Logan Mailloux indefinitely “for violating the league’s expectation for appropriate conduct by a player.” The league said that the suspension stems from an incident that took place while Mailloux was on loan to SK Lejon in Sweden last November. Mailloux was charged and fined…

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Pastujov reportedly heading to the OHL

Posted on August 12, 2021

ESPN’s John Buccigross reported today that the Anaheim Ducks are going to sign Sasha Pastujov, and he’ll play in the OHL for this upcoming season. Pastujov was set to become a freshman at Notre Dame next month. He was selected by the Ducks with the No. 66 overall pick in last month’s NHL Draft. The Florida…

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OHL will require COVID vaccines for players, staff and more

Posted on August 11, 2021

The Ontario Hockey League announced that all players, staff, and billet will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the upcoming season. The policy applies to “OHL Community Members,” which will include people who attend training camp, practices, games, or play in the league. The league’s regulations specifically referenced players, coaches, trainers, team and…

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U18 HEO: Smiths Falls, Renfrew, Brockville, Kemptville, Navan, Rockland

Posted on March 10, 2021

The HEO U-18 AAA league recently wrapped up its first of four mini-series this past weekend. With all twelve teams in action, it provided Neutral Zone with an excellent opportunity to watch these young prospects in live game action. Over the next couple of months, each team will square off against a different opponent in a…

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FREE: OHL Parents Send Letter Urging Return to Play

Posted on February 10, 2021

Paul Constantini has twin sons playing in the OHL. Marco is a goaltender with the Hamilton Bulldogs and Anthony is a defenseman with the Ottawa 67’s. Last week, Constantini, along with Dave D’Ammizio, sent a letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Health Christine Elliott and OHL commissioner David Branch urging the start of…

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WHL: Seattle and Edmonton Trade Import Players

Posted on January 25, 2021

The on-ice season in the WHL still hasn’t started yet but the off-ice season is in full swing. The Seattle Thunderbirds and Edmonton Oil Kings completed a trade on Monday, swapping import players. The Oil Kings acquired defenseman Simon Kubicek from the Thunderbirds as well as a conditional pick in the 2023 WHL Draft, in…

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Modifications to Schedules Across the CHL

Posted on December 23, 2020

Earlier this week, the QMJHL announced that the schedule has been paused until the middle of January, when it’s possible the league returns in a pod format. Four cities will likely host games from Jan. 22-24. There will be more pod games beginning on Jan. 29. Additionally, the OHL announced this week that their regular-season…

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Shoot for Success Showcase Tournament: Top 15

Posted on December 1, 2020

Neutral Zone watched a two game tournament in Stratford, Ontario, consisting of a showcase of top prospect players from all different teams and leagues. Players in this tournament ranged in age from 16-20 years old playing in the OHL, OJHL, and GOJHL. The two teams were broken down into Team White and Team Black, with…

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No Checking in the OHL This Season

Posted on October 30, 2020

The Ontario Hockey League will move forward with a shortened 40-game season beginning on Feb. 4, but the games will be played under modified rules, which includes no bodychecking. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of sport, announced the decision on Friday. “Removing purposeful physical contact from the game was a necessary step to preventing the spread…

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OHL, WHL Plan December Starts

Posted on August 6, 2020

The OHL and WHL have announced plans to restart their seasons this December. The WHL announced a start date of Dec. 4 and the OHL said it plans to return to action on Dec. 1. The WHL said it remains committed to playing a full Regular Season schedule of 68 games, followed by four rounds…

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