March 20, 2008

News Around Major Junior Hockey

OHL Announces Coaches Poll Winners
Created: Mar 19, 2008

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results for the 2007-08 Coaches Poll.The OHL Coaches Poll provides team coaches with the opportunity to recognize players in several skill categories within their own conference. The top three players in each category from the Eastern and Western Conferences are recognized. Coaches vote for each category within their conference and are not permitted to vote for players on their team. Players receive five points for a first place vote, three points for a second place vote and one point for a third place vote.

Read the rest of the OHL News here and to see how Julien Demers, Logan Couture and Thomas Kiriakou rated in the voting.

Blues sign former 67’s captain
The St. Louis Blues added a young forward, when they signed former Ottawa 67’s centre and captain Julian Talbot to a contract yesterday. Terms were not disclosed. A native of Wahnapitae, Ont., Talbot has appeared in 65 games with Peoria of the American Hockey League this season, recording 20 goals and 21 assists. The 22-year-old currently ranks fourth among league rookies with 41 points. After four seasons with Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League, Talbot made his professional debut last campaign, registering 20 goals and 33 assists in 66 games with Alaska of the ECHL and adding one tally and three points with Providence of the AHL.

(as reported in the Ottawa Citizen today)

Hartsburg won't coach Canada's junior hockey team a third straight year
Canadian Press
Mar 19, 2008, 3:27 PM EDT
The Canadian team chasing a fifth straight gold medal at the next world junior hockey championship in Ottawa will have an entirely new coaching staff.
After two years as head coach and another as an assistant, Craig Hartsburg has reluctantly decided not to coach Canada again in 2009.

rest of the article at NHL.com

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