Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will begin to assemble in Etobicoke, Ont., next week before flying to Russia for two pre-tournament games leading up to the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship, Apr. 19-29 in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. Hockey Canada announced that forward Alexis Lafreniere from the Rimouski Oceanic was amongst the players that will [...]
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The Golden Puck Awards, presented annually by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, were held at L’Étoile Banque Nationale in Brossard. Twelve prestigious trophies were awarded to the most deserving players and personalities of the 2017-2018 season. Awards Jacques-Plante Trophy – Goaltender with the best goals-against-average Samuel Harvey, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Harvey finished his season [...]
The American Hockey League announced that Syracuse Crunch forward Mathieu Joseph been selected as the league's CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for March. Joseph, 21, registered five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 12 games for Syracuse in March. The right-winger had a two-goal effort in a 4-2 win over Rochester on March [...]
For a second month in a row, Lafrenière has claimed the title of Rookie of the Month, but who can argue it when he’s obtained at least one point in nine of his 12 last games. The 16-year-old forward finished the month with a +14 differential, having only partaken in one game where he went [...]
Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored a second-period goal to give Canada's Women's Olympic Team the lead, but the Canadians fell agonizingly short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the United States in the gold medal game Thursday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The loss ends Canada's record-setting Olympic win streak at 24 games, [...]
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced that Samuel Harvey is the VAUGHN Goaltender of the Month for January. Harvey has had a near perfect start to the new year, winning five out of his seven games, with the others being a loss in overtime and a shootout loss. With no losses in regulation time, [...]
Following a stellar month of January, Alexis Lafrenière has been named QMJHL Rookie of the Month. Lafrenière put points up in nine of his team’s 11 games and ended the month of January with a total of seven games of two points or more. As impressive as his 18 points is Lafrenière’s +11 differential that [...]
The American Hockey League announced that Bridgeport goaltender Christopher Gibson has been added to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Utica, NY on January 28-29. Gibson has won 16 of his 26 starts to date, posting a .922 save percentage in his last 11 games. Source: theahl.com
Ken Appleby, of North Bay, made 24 saves in his NHL debut after being called in to relieve New Jersey Devils starter Keith Kinkaid against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday. Kinkaid went down with a lower-body injury after allowing the third goal in the first period when the score was 3-0 before the 13 minute mark. [...]
Canada’s National Junior Team posted a 3-1 win over Sweden in the Final to secure its 17th gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Forward Jonah Gadjovich of the Owen Sound Attack was amongst the players selected to represent Canada in the tournament, where he recorded two goals and one assist in seven games. [...]