OHL crop looking better than expected

Dan Stewart2016 Draft Center, OHL

Initial looks last winter had the Ontario Hockey League crop for 2016 appearing less than stellar, but with some high-end guys coming over from the U.S. system and a few marquee additions through the Import Draft, the yield once again promises to produce some strong talent.

Eligibles show strong crop at AAPG

Special To FC2016 Draft Center, NCAA

The skills of the new breed were on display in Buffalo, NY on Thursday night when 42 of the best American draft eligible players took to the ice in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

McInnis takes home AAPG MVP honors

Press Release2016 Draft Center, NCAA

Luke McInnis (Youngstown Phantoms), who notched two points, including the game-winning goal, earned Player of the Game honors as Team Plante defeated Team Roenick, 6-4, in the 4th annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. 

Matthews scores in Swiss debut

Aaron Vickers2016 Draft Center

Auston Matthews didn’t waste any time in his professional debut. Matthews, who turned 18 earlier in the week, scored in his Swiss league debut for the ZSC Lions.

Plenty showcase well at U17’s

Dan Stewart2016 Draft Center

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has always been a staple for NHL organizations to get a look at future NHL draft talent and major junior teams to try to scout and recruit future CHL import picks.

Chychrun following in father’s footsteps

Aaron Vickers2016 Draft Center

Born in LaSalle, Quebec, and playing his junior hockey with the OHL’s Kingston Canadians from 1983 through 1986, Jeff Chychrun had a promising career ahead of him as a big, physically punishing defenseman who was, despite his 6-foot-4 frame, a surprisingly fluid skater.