May 29, 2009

There's Always Hockey News Out There

Long time no hear. There hasn't been much to report on a weekly basis but there has been an accumulation of news to share:

  • The Ottawa 67s have appointed a new athletic trainer.
  • Tyler Cuma has been invited to the selection camp for next year's World Junior team;
  • Tyler Toffoli has been invited to the selection camp for the U18 Team (for the Ivan Hlinka Tournament in August in the Czech Republic).

In addition to a completely new look behind the bench, there other new looks at ice level next season. The 67s' bench is moving across the ice and the timekeeper and penalty boxes will move to the other side. This might mean some movement of season ticket holders (but we are not moving our seats).

Good luck to the two Tylers at camp and let's hope to see them on their respective national teams.

Have a good summer!

May 08, 2009

Alumni Update: Jamie McGinn

Well, Jamie certainly has had quite a year. He played over 30 games with the San Jose Sharks and when their season ended (way too soon for this poolie), he was shipped back to the baby Sharks for their playoff run. The AHL has done a couple of features on him.

Here's the first article. The spousal unit and I often commented that McGinn's back may limit his success in the NHL. Sorry to read just how bad it was but really glad to see how it has recovered.

Here is the transcript of the "chat" he had last night.

Worcester is down two games in the series. Hopefully Jamie and the other former 67s can pull off another upset.

May 03, 2009

OHL Priority Draft 2009

I was waaaay out of town when the draft took place so I didn't keep an eye on it. Here is the link to the entire draft . You can view it a number of ways.

You can find the media guide here. I'm operating on limited internet access (using one of those internet sticks and don't know much I have left of my 2G limit) so I have not downloaded the guide to see what it says about the players.

I'm sure some keen fans out there are already in the know on these kids and we will see information pop up on them in the near future.

Don't want to wish the summer away but it will be interesting to see who makes the grade at camp.