Rob Pearson is gearing up for his first season of coaching in the junior hockey ranks. Pearson, who appeared in a total of 302 NHL contests during his playing days, will serve as the head coach for Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Whitby Fury this season.
Mario Cicchillo is confident he can make a difference. And that’s why the veteran junior hockey coach has agreed to try and turn around the fortunes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Milton Icehawks.
Surprising off-season moves continue to take place in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). No doubt one of the biggest shockers came when Marty Abrams resigned from his head coaching and GM duties with the Wellington Dukes.
He’s back. After a three-year absence coach John Dean is returning to the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Dean had spent the past three seasons serving as the assistant coach of the North Bay Battalion in the higher calibre Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) continues to supply a good number of its graduating players to college programs south of the border, but more and more of those performers are choosing to stay home and become student-athletes.
Peter Goulet will still be a double duty guy. But now it will be for just one hockey organization instead of two. During the past two seasons, Goulet had served as the general manager of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Kingston Voyageurs and as the assistant coach for the Brampton Beast, members of the East Coast Hockey League, a pro loop considered two steps below the NHL.
Marty Abrams will continue to be the bench boss of a Junior A team in eastern Ontario. But it just won’t be with the Wellington Dukes, the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) squad that he coached during 16 of the past 18 seasons.
The odds might have been stacked against them. But the Cobourg Cougars found a way to win and keep winning at this year’s RBC Cup tournament.
The Cobourg Cougars will get the chance to hoist the national RBC Cup on home ice on Sunday. The Cougars, members of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, earned a spot in the national Junior A championship final by downing the British Columbia Hockey League’s Penticton Vees 3-1 on Saturday.
The Cobourg Cougars are certainly proving they belong among the teams vying to win the national RBC Cup championship. As hosts, the Cougars, members of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, were awarded an automatic berth into the five-team national tournament, which began May 13 and continues until this Sunday’s championship final.
The Brooks Bandits find themselves atop the standings following the opening weekend of action at the RBC Cup tournament. The Bandits, members of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, won both of their matches at the five-team national Junior A championships, being staged in Cobourg, Ont.
Another lengthy Canadian Junior Hockey League season is about to wrap up. The 2016-17 season had kicked off last August when exhibition games started being staged across the province in the 10 Junior A leagues that make up the CJHL.
It has certainly been a year of ups and downs for goaltender Nicholas Latinovich. The 20-year-old started the 2016-17 season in limbo, not suiting up for any club as he had requested a trade from the Orangeville Flyers, the Ontario Junior Hockey League squad he had spent the previous two years with.
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