Category: OHL

Solid OHL seasons highlighted by playoff clash for Firebirds and Spirit

By Jim den Hollander  Editor/Publisher  This is the second of seven off season articles representing the junior hockey leagues falling under the umbrella. The two US Midwest-based teams in the Ontario Hockey League both had solid regular seasons which resulted in a head-to-head battle immediately in the post season.  A 36-27-3-2 regular season

Loukus lifts Spirit to 3-2 edge against IceDogs

Courtesy Saginaw Spirit St. Catherines, Ont. – The Saginaw Spirit (13-6-1-0) were victorious over the Niagara IceDogs (4-11-3-0) with a final score of 3-2 Thursday night at the Meridian Centre in Niagara, Ontario. Zane Parekh scored his first career OHL goal and Bode Stewart netted an assist after returning from the World U17 Hockey Challenge in tonight’s win.  The

Midwest entries from NAHL and NA3HL first to hit the ice

By Jim den Hollander Editor/Publisher Hockey is back! Junior hockey is back for what looks like it could be the first relatively normal season in the past three years and this weekend sees at least a couple Midwest-based teams at the start line. Already out of the gates is the North American Hockey League

Spirit signs draft picks Gervais and Phillips

Courtesy Saginaw Spirit — Saginaw Spirit General Manager Dave Drinkill announced today (Sept.2) the organization has signed forwards Sebastien Gervais and Ian Phillips to a Standard Player Agreement and Education Package. “We are thrilled to add Sebastien Gervais and Ian Phillips to our program, said Drinkill. “When I think about Sebastien Gervais, it’s high-end speed, skill, and competitiveness. Sebastien

Midwest-based junior teams ready to roll into 2021-22 season

By Jim den Hollander Editor/Publisher This is the first of a series of articles re-introducing after a long layoff. This will outline the different junior leagues the include teams from the Midwest. While hockey at every level endured a crazy 2020-21 season due to the pandemic that affected the entire world, junior hockey