October 17, 2016

67's (3-6-1) Week In Review: Can Barron steer sinking ship?

A day after honouring 32-year veteran referee Steve Corlyon for his last OHL game in Ottawa, Jeff Brown was up on the bench, shouting at Andrew Thompson, the official who had just given the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds their seventh powerplay in 33 minutes of action.

October 09, 2016

The Missing Middleton; replacing Ottawa's linchpin

How do you replace a defenceman who, six months ago, at the most important point of your last season, logged almost half an hour of icetime per game?

In the interim, it'll have to be some combination of 19-year old Ryan Orban, early standout sophomore Noel Hoefenmayer and recently acquired Kyle Auger who will likely have to anchor a young Ottawa blue line by committee, something the 67's brass are making preparations for.

October 05, 2016

Social Media Guide

Social media has become a huge part of the way we interact with sports. Whether it's following your favourite players or following your favourite team, social media is a great way to keep informed with the latest breaking news. Here is a guide on some people you should be following -- if you aren't already.


We are looking to enhance our coverage for the 2016-17 season. Out with the boring game reviews and in with more quick recaps, player feature and other fun spotlights. You are already here, but you can check this all out on our blog.

You can also follow the 67's Report on twitter for faster breaking news, team, player and alumni updates. You may find some video highlights on the account as well.

Another great resource is the 67's Report on Instagram. Here we post photos from are very talented team photographer, Valerie Wutti. Her galleries can all be found at Blitzen Photography. You will also find some game announcements and other brief news.

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You can also follow our team of writers here:

Ottawa 67's Official

The Ottawa 67's website is a good source for news, stats and videos. Some post-game scrums and highlights are posted following each home game.

The official Ottawa 67's Twitter account is a quicker source than the website for news and updates. Follow them also for the occasional contest, traffic updates and even player twitter takeovers.

The team's official Instagram account has game photos, photos from community visits and some behind the scene footage.

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Most of the 67's Players are on Twitter and can be found as follows:
You'll even find some Hockey Operations staff on twitter, since the accounts for the coaches are inactive, here are a couple that you will find informative and interesting:
Of courses, you can't forget the other Ottawa 67's media on twitter:
  • Don Campbell - covers the team for the Ottawa Sun/Ottawa Citizen
  • JF Plante - covers the Gatineau Olympiques but provides some articles for Le Droit for the French speaking fans
  • Kenny Walls - play by play for all 67's games on TSN1200
  • AJ Jakubec - has a long career covering junior hockey including spending several years as the colour/play by play for the 67's. You will usually find him along side Kenny on an away broadcast
  • Chris Hofley - former Sun reporter now working for the team

There are many fantastic writers and bloggers out there for each specific team. Here are some great follows when it comes to general OHL and junior hockey coverage. I know I'm missing many in this list.

Bob McKenzie: Bob needs no introduction. If you're not following him, can you really call yourself a hockey fan?

Jeff Marek: Does just about everything in hockey - especially junior hockey. He is a part of Sportsnet's junior hockey crew. Marek also tracks the prospects for the NHL draft and hosts The Prospect Project 2017 all via Sportsnet.

Neate Sager: Neate has covered junior hockey for several years for a couple high profiled companies like Yahoo! Sports, theScore and currently contributes to Sportsnet for junior hockey coverage.

OHL Fanboys: The OHL Fanboys is a weekly OHL centric podcast put on by @SteveMcLean888 and @toast84. Make sure to subscribe to their podcast!

Around the OHL: Around the OHL is another OHL centric podcast providing feature stories and news from around the league. Check out their twitter, website and also subscribe to their podcast!


Here's a list of OHL and/or NHL scouts. Many wear multiple hats but what is common is that they cover for more than one team. And like I said above, I know I'm missing many on this list.

Must must follows-
Mike Morreale: Staff writer for NHLcom, especially for the NHL Draft
Brock Otten: Covers NHL prospects in the OHL. Fantastic consistent coverage.
Dominic Tiano: Covers the OHL's draft eligible players for the NHL Draft for OHL Writers and In the O Radio
Brendan Ross: Director of Scouting for TheScout.ca
Russ Bitely: Scout for HockeyProspect.com, great follow for US born prospects as well
Ryan Yessie: Head Scout for HockeyProspect.com

Must follows-
Todd Cordell: OHL Scout for @HockeyProspect
Craig Smith: OHL Prospect Analyst for http://HockeyProspectus.com
Jeremy Crowe: Data tracker for the Mississauga Steelheads & often posts about other OHLers
Paul Berthelot: Lots of great content for prospects in the OHL via BuckeyeStHockey
Peter Harling: Managing editor for DobberProspects
DraftBuzzHockey: Covering all NHL prospects including the OHL
Zach Fraleigh: Scout for OHL prospects and the OHL Draft for @ScoutingServices
Dan Stewart: Scouting Director for Future Considerations Hockey

October 04, 2016

4 67's named in NHL Central Scouting's Preliminary Players to Watch

The NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary Players To Watch list has been released and includes four Ottawa 67's and two of their prospects.

October 03, 2016

67's (2-2-1) Week In Review: Lafreniere helps seal weekend split

Let the Liam Herbst vs. Olivier Lafreniere rivalry begin.

Premature and as much of a stretch as it may be -- the two may never actually play a game against each other -- but the 67's dealt Herbst to Guelph to give an over-primed Lafreniere a spot in the crease, and both are making an impact in their new digs.

September 28, 2016

A closer look at your 2016-17 Ottawa 67's

Just two games into the OHL regular season and a 1-1 record, the Ottawa 67’s brass is slowly starting to see how their team shapes up. There are many positives from both games including some great offensive performances by Austen Keating, Artur Tyanulin and Drake Rymsha along with a couple stellar saves by Leo Lazarev. But there is a lot of work to be done.

September 06, 2016

67's (0-2-0-0) Week In Review: No need to panic yet

It’s the beginning of September and the OHL preseason is well underway. After completing their first of 2 home-and-home series and finishing 0-2, it’s clear the Ottawa 67’s still have a lot of work ahead of them.

Cutting down the team from 41 to 23 players earlier in the week, the 67’s brass is starting to see how their team shapes up against competition. Some notables from the roster cuts include 2015-16 67’s skaters Adam Craievich and Will Brown. However, Brown was later brought back to the team before game 2 and was placed in the starting lineup next to veteran defenseman Jake Middleton.

September 02, 2016

Summer of 67 - by the numbers

58.6 million dollars doled out in guaranteed money to the three ex-Barberpoles in the photo above by the Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators respectively.

April 28, 2016

Learning from the best; how the 67's can draw from unfavourable OHL Championship series

Any team in a retooling stage has to take a best of a bad situation mentality at times, and the 67's of today are no different.

As a nightmarish scenario plays out for fans of the Barberpoles -- their biggest modern day rival Niagara facing off against everyone's modern day rival London in the OHL Finals for the second time in four years -- the two squads offer a reminder that the not-so-playoff-hardened 67's may not be so far away.

April 01, 2016

67's season ends in St. Catharines

The 67's didn't have the most urgent of starts when they needed it most, and although they made things interesting, fizzled out with a season-ending 5-2 loss.

March 30, 2016

67's pushed to the brink of elimination in heartbreaking loss to the IceDogs

Fourty-six seconds. That’s all it took for Jordan Maletta to score the overtime winner for the Niagara IceDogs. The win gives the IceDogs a commanding 3-1 series lead in the OHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal and sends a heartbroken-Ottawa 67’s team back to St. Catharines on Friday night on the brink of elimination.

March 28, 2016

Firsts for both netminders, 67's finally beat Nedeljkovic in Game Three

It took 10 games and a meltdown of sorts -- three of the first six shots finding the net -- for the Ottawa 67's to finally beat Alex Nedeljkovic, and it couldn't have come at a more opportune time.

With a 4-2 win on  Monday, Ottawa draws to within a game of Niagara and holds their serve at home.

March 27, 2016

67s fall 5-3 to IceDogs in game 2

The 67’s will return to Ottawa down two games in the first round after a 5-3 loss in Niagara Saturday night.

The Barberpoles looked to be off to a strong start, taking a 2-0 lead into the first intermission, and allowing only one goal in the second period, heading into the third with a 2-1 lead.

But just 33 seconds into the final frame, Pavel Jenys beat Leo Lazarev to tie the game and put the pressure on Ottawa.

The 67’s regained the lead less than two minutes later when Nevin Guy beat IceDogs’ goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic on a one time shot on the powerplay.

But the second lead was short-lived when just a minute later, 3:23 into the third, Christopher Paquette made it 3-3 with the help of Ryan Mantha and Aleksandar Mikulovich. 

Josh Ho-Sang gave the IceDogs their first lead of the game with about eight and half minutes remaining in the third.  The breakaway goal would go on to be the game-winner, earning Ho-Sang first star.

The 67’s pulled Lazarev for an extra attacker late in the third but were unable to beat Nedeljkovic. Niagara forward Brendan Perlini scored on the empty net to extend Niagara’s lead to by two goals.

Perlini’s late goal was his second of the game. He also opened scoring for the IceDogs in the second period, slashing the 67’s lead in half.

Dante Salituro’s first-period goal, a 4-on-2 setup with the help of Stepan Falkovsky to open scoring midway through the first, marked the 67’s first playoff lead since 18:07 of game 5 in last year’s first round series.

Travis Barron scored the second goal for Ottawa, a deflection off a Falkovsky shot 11:27 into the first.

Scratches Jeremiah Addison and Adam Craievich are both still listed as ‘day-to-day’.

The first-round series will make its debut in Ottawa on Monday, as the 67’s take on the IceDogs in game three, at 3pm at TD Place Arena. If the 67’s don’t manage a win on home ice Monday, they will face elimination in Wednesday’s game four.