Trying to maintain you extra knowledgeable on among the happenings within the hockey world, we’ll be trying to replace you on information and rumours from round junior hockey. Whereas the vast majority of it should come from the CHL’s three leagues (OHL, WHL and QMJHL), this replace can be open to any information pertaining to junior hockey.
With that, in immediately’s version, we’ll have a look at the Peterborough Pete’s banner ceremony, an OHL goalie going through a troublesome restoration and one membership that might be on the transfer.
Colin Campbell Honoured in Peterborough
Earlier than he was with the NHL’s brass, Colin Campbell was a member of the OHL’s Peterborough Petes. On Saturday, the group honoured the present NHL Senior Govt Vice President of Hockey Operations by elevating a banner to the rafters of the Memorial Centre donning his identify.
Campbell performed elements of 11 seasons within the NHL, however wore the Petes’ colors prior to creating his leap to the large leagues. He was part of the group’s 1972 Robertson Cup profitable group and was one in every of many names to assist the group to the championship win.
A person who has nearly completed all of it within the hockey world 🏒 @PetesOHLhockey honoured long-time #NHL defenceman, coach and govt Colin Campbell previous to puck drop. 1994 Stanley Cup champion was additionally a part of the Petes’ 1972 Championship group. pic.twitter.com/oFBXRgonyu— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) January 12, 2020Campbell performed three seasons as a defenceman for the Petes, racking up 14 targets and 95 factors in 169 common season video games for the group. He wasn’t precisely a Woman Byng sort participant throughout his junior days both as he completed his Petes’ profession with 507 penalty minutes – together with a junior career-high 189 in his closing season in Peterborough.
15 Years of Sea Canine Hockey
Leaping over to the QMJHL, the Saint John Sea Canine are celebrating their 15th season within the league. With that comes group milestones and the Sea Canine had been no exception this 12 months.
On Friday, the group celebrated their 1,000th common season recreation within the Quebec league. Over that point, the group has a profitable document of 483-441-41-36 and has already made noise within the QMJHL.
Over that point, they’ve been topped QMJHL champions 3 times (2011, 2012 and 2017) and gained the Memorial Cup again in 2011. The group has graduated numerous NHL abilities, together with Jonathan Huberdeau, Mike Hoffman, Charlie Coyle and up to date NHL draft decide Joe Veleno.
Sadly, the Sea Canine with thrashed Eight-2 of their 1,000th recreation in franchise historical past by the hands of the Cape Breton Eagles.
Tynan Undergoes Surgical procedure
In case you keep in mind, earlier this season an OHL recreation was postponed between the Niagara IceDogs and London Knights after IceDogs’ goaltender Tucker Tynan was pressured from the sport following a scary incident that noticed Tynan slashed by a skate blade to his thigh.
Tynan underwent surgical procedure to restore the lower on Dec. 12, however needed to endure one other process on Jan. 9 to guarantee that the muscle was re-attaching correctly, in accordance with the IceDogs.
The lower was so extreme that when it first occurred, many feared for the 17-year-old’s life, together with IceDogs normal supervisor.
Tucker Tynan of the Niagara IceDogs underwent one other process to re-attach his muscle. (Picture by Terry Wilson / OHL Pictures)
“There was a cut-off date final night time that there was an choice that he could have died on the ice because of lack of blood,” mentioned GM Joey Burke.
That thankfully wasn’t the case, and it appears as if Tynan will make a full restoration following the newest process.
Previous to the damage, Tynan had an 11-Eight-Three-1 document with a Three.80 targets in opposition to common and .910 save share in 23 video games as a rookie for the IceDogs.
Are the Bulldogs Out?
Hamilton’s OHL franchise might be on the transfer, which wouldn’t be the primary time that the followers within the metropolis have needed to take care of shedding a franchise. In response to Hamilton Spectator columnist, Scott Radley, the Bulldogs might be headed out of city after the group’s proprietor – Michael Andlauer – says his proposed enviornment concept was killed by town and employees.
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In response to an article launched by Radley, “The proposed Lime Ridge Mall growth would end in a major quantity of funding, evaluation development and web new taxes on the prevailing FirstOntario Centre and Lime Ridge websites. Nevertheless, shifting a significant amenity similar to an enviornment out of the downtown core might negatively impression the quantity of funding that the Metropolis might anticipate to see in its downtown shifting ahead.” (from ‘Lime Ridge Mall enviornment resolution predictable in a metropolis blinded by its downtown’, Hamilton Spectator – 1/10/20)
The town has already seen the group go from the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL farm group to the Montreal Canadiens AHL farm group to taking a step down in ranges to an OHL franchise. Whereas they’ve had some success, together with a run after buying Robert Thomas a few years in the past, Hamilton might be bracing but once more for a change of their beloved hockey group – or a possible transfer.