Fantasy Hockey Coach - Hockey Pool and Keeper Hockey Advice - OHL Report (Week of Oct. 7, 2012)

  • OHL Report (Week of Oct. 1, 2012)

    TRANSACTIONS
    Nikolai Prohkorkin – Barrie (from London)
    Dylan Smoskowitz – Mississauga (from Barrie)
    Clint Windsor – Mississauga (from Saginaw)
    Spencer Abraham – Erie (from Brampton)
    Gregg Sutch – Saginaw (from Barrie)
    Chris Buonomo – Sault Ste. Marie (from Barrie)

    SUSPENSIONS
    Taylor Fielding – Ottawa, 1 game
    Adam Bignell – Belleville, 2 games
    Connor Sills – Plymouth, 2 games
    Jean Dupuy – Kingston, 2 games
    Trent Cull (coach) – Sudbury, 2 games
    Steven Strong – Saginaw, 5 games

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    Ryan Kujawinski – Kingston Frontenacs
    NEWS FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE
    Rumour has it Alexander Khokhlachev may be on his way back to the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires after a 16 game stint with Spartak Moscow of the KHL. Khokhlachev is a prospect for the Boston Bruins.

    The Kitchener Rangers are the highest ranked team from the OHL in the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings released Oct. 3. The Rangers sit third in the standings with a 3-1-0-0 record, followed by the London Knights at fourth with a 2-2-0-0 record and the Oshawa Generals in ninth with a 4-1-0-0 record. The Owen Sound Attack with a record of 3-1-0-1 earned an honourable mention.

    The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds named Colin Miller their captain for the 2012-13 season. The Los Angeles Kings prospect joins a long line of Sault Ste. Marie natives who have captained their hometown club. Alternate captains for the team are Ryan Sproul, David Broll and 2013 NHL Draft prospect Darnell Nurse.

    One of the big surprises of the early part of the OHL season has to be the start of the Kingston Frontenacs. Once perennial cellar dwellers the Fronts have looked like a formidable opponent for any team in the league, and with it’s young core growing together under coach Todd Gill, this looks like the turning point in the club’s fortunes. Kingston has a 3-3-0-0 record.

    Equally surprising is the slow start of the Ottawa 67’s, who were considered a contender for the East Division title before the season. The 67’s have gotten off to a slow start to the season with a 1-4-0-0 record, and clearly miss some of the scoring from Tyler Toffoli and Shane Prince who moved their games up to the AHL. The young team though has some bright spots with 2013 NHL Draft prospect Sean Monahan leading the way along with 2012 first round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators Cody Ceci. The team has also received an added boost in rookie Dante Salituro, who has put up a goal and four assists in five games this season so far, for a point per game pace.

    Rumours suggest former Owen Sound Attack overage forward Brendan Childerley has been claimed off waivers by the Brampton Battalion. The gritty forward will provide some extra toughness and leadership to the Battalion’s game. The signing also likely means star forward Sam Carrick won’t be back from the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

    TOP 10 SCORING LEADERS (as of October 7, 2012)
    PLAYER TEAM G A PTS
    Boone Jenner Oshawa Generals 7 8 15
    Nick Cousins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 7 12
    Cameron Brace Owen Sound Attack 6 5 11
    Max Domi London Knights 4 7 11
    Mark Scheifele Barrie Colts 4 7 11
    Seth Griffith London Knights 7 3 10
    Anthony Camara Barrie Colts 7 3 10
    Ryan Strome Niagara Ice Dogs 5 5 10
    Vincent Trocheck Saginaw Spirit 5 5 10
    Brett Ritchie Niagara Ice Dogs 1 9 10

    TOP 5 GOALTENDING LEADERS
    PLAYER TEAM GP GAA SO
    Spencer Martin Mississauga Steelheads 2 1.45 0
    John Gibson Kitchener Rangers 4 1.48 0
    Matej Machovsky Brampton Battalion 5 1.65 1
    Christopher Festarini Niagara Ice Dogs 6 1.91 0
    Franky Palazzese Kitchener Rangers 2 1.93 1

    2013 DRAFT WATCH (Central Scouting ‘A’ Skaters)
    PLAYER TEAM G A PTS
    Justin Bailey, C Kitchener Rangers 0 0 0
    Jason Dickinson, C Guelph Storm 4 2 6
    Max Domi, C London Knights 4 7 11
    Bo Horvat, C London Knights 1 4 5
    Sean Monahan, C Ottawa 67's 4 5 9
    Darnell Nurse, D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 0 4 4
    Kerby Rychel, L Windsor Spitfires 2 1 3
    Nikita Zadorov, D London Knights 0 1 1
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