QMJHL Announces Oct. 1 Start In Pods

Posted on August 17, 2020

The QMJHL announced that it is planning to return to play on October 1, 2020. The QMJHL will be the first CHL league to begin play, following announcements from the OHL (Dec. 1) and starting one day earlier than the WHL (Oct. 2). The regular season will feature a 60-game schedule with the teams split…

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Quebec Remparts to Sign Two Finnish Players

Posted on July 22, 2020

The Quebec Remparts selected Viljami Marvala and Aapo Siivonen in the CHL Import Draft last month, and the two Finnish-born players will reportedly sign deals with the club; if they do, they will become the first two Finnish players in Remparts history, per a report from the CBC. Remparts head Patrick Roy had talks with…

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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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QMJHL: Furlong Signs with Halifax

Posted on July 6, 2020

The Halifax Mooseheads signed 2004-born defenseman Jake Furlong on Monday. A native of Novia Scotia, Furlong played in the U.S. this past season and starred for the new Mount St. Charles Academy U15 team. In 56 games, the 5-foot-9 blueliner had seven goals and 37 assists. Prior to joining Mount St. Charles, Furlong played for…

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QMJHL American Entry Draft

Posted on June 17, 2020

QMJHL American Entry Draft The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League held its Canadian Draft on Saturday and Sunday. Five Americans were taken there as Luke Santilli (D, R, 5’9″, 145, NH Jr. Monarchs U16, 12/05/2004), Mike Callow (F, R, 6’2″, 169, St. Sebastian’s, 01/15/2004), Shane Taddia (F, R, 5’9″, 144, Thayer Academy, 01/20/2004),

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QMJHL Announces Plan for Oct. 1 Return with Limited Fans

Posted on June 9, 2020

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, which just held its draft last week, announced plans for the league to return on Oct. 1 with limited fans in attendance. The league said it’s planning to play a full 68-game schedule in 2020-21. League commissioner Gilles Courteau made the announcement. He said that the league informed the…

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BC Recruit Cam MacDonald Signs with Saint John in QMJHL

Posted on June 4, 2020

Cam MacDonald, a 17-year-old forward who was committed to Boston College, has signed with the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL. MacDonald is a Novia Scotia native and is already 6-foot-2 as a 2003-born player. He’s a prospect eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft. “It means a lot to sign with an organization like…

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Saint John Signs BC Recruit Peter Reynolds

Posted on May 11, 2020

The Saint John Sea Dogs announced that they have signed top prospect Peter Reynolds. The 2003-born forward was ranked third overall in the 2019 QMJHL Draft and was previously committed to Boston College. “I really want to thank Boston College and Chilliwack for everything they have done for me” said Reynolds. “Coach Maloney taught me…

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QMJHL Draft Final Rankings: Top 257

Posted on May 3, 2020

With a few days remaining before the QMJHL Draft Lottery, Neutral Zone has released its Top 257 QMJHL Draft Rankings for the upcoming draft in June. The rankings are a combined effort from our scouts throughout Eastern Canada but also contributions from scouts outside the region to watch players who competed in Western Canada, Ontario…

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QMJHL: Baie-Comeau Drakkar Signs Chouinard

Posted on April 24, 2020

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar announced the signing of defenseman Emile Chouinard on Friday. The 17-year-old will be at training with the team this fall. According to a story on the team’s website, he was mulling multiple NCAA offers before choosing the Drakkar. “We presented Émile with our hockey project and the strengths of our school staff,”…

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