by Ryan Kennedy - March 11, 2010 11:30 AM EST
This week in our regular look at minor hockey programs and players, we profile Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs center Jarrod Maidens.
Based on his size and physical development, maybe we should just go ahead and start calling him Jarrod ‘Iron’ Maidens. A 6-foot-1, 170-pound center with the Hamilton Jr.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 25, 2010 11:45 AM EST
This week in our regular look at minor hockey players and programs, we focus on Spruce Grove and Dillon Simpson.
The Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior League are having a remarkable year. A record-breaking season, in fact, with 52 wins versus just four regulation losses.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 11, 2010 12:05 PM EST
In this week's examination of minor hockey players and programs, we focus on Marlboros speedster Matia Marcantuoni.
It’s fun to think of Prep Watch as an exclusive club, but who knew those members actually network? When informed he would be the focus of this week’s edition, Toronto Marlboros center Matia (Mah-Tee-uh) Marcantuoni noted he had already played with a fellow Prep Watch star, Luca Ciampini.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 28, 2010 10:15 AM EST
This week in our continuing exploration of minor hockey, we focus on Alex Forsberg and the Beardy's Blackhawks.
The most notable names to come out of Saskatchewan midget hockey tend to be members of the Notre Dame Hounds – not surprising, since the school draws talent from across the nation.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 14, 2010 11:50 AM EST
In this edition of THN.com's look at the world of minor hockey, we profile Sweden's Adam Larsson.
At last year’s World Junior Championship, Sweden drew a lot of interest thanks to a cadre of draft-eligible players that turned into seven first-rounders that summer, including the second player overall, defenseman Victor Hedman.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 17, 2009 11:40 AM EST
In our weekly look at the world of minor hockey, we profile Ottawa Jr. 67's goalie Daniel Altshuller.
Just because a teenager plays hockey at an elite level, doesn’t mean he’s always blessed with elite teammates. That was the situation last season for goaltender Daniel Altshuller, who joined the Ottawa Jr.
by Ryan Kennedy - December 3, 2009 11:50 AM EST
In our weekly look at the world of minor hockey, we profile Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves of the Syracuse Nationals.
When fans of the Syracuse Jr. Nationals under-16 team yell “Boo,” they’re not necessarily upset. In fact, when center Cristoval ‘Boo’ Nieves is on the puck, it’s usually a cause for celebration.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 19, 2009 9:24 AM EST
In this week's look at minor hockey players, Chateauguay Patriotes winger Luca Ciampini is making noise in Quebec.
Luca Ciampini and Frederic Gamelin have awesome chemistry together – even if they don’t take chemistry together. The stars of Les Patriotes de Chateauguay of the Quebec midget AAA league are 1-2 in team scoring, even though they’re two of the youngest players on a circuit that includes 16- and 17-year-olds.
by Ryan Kennedy - November 5, 2009 12:00 PM EST
This week in our exploration of the world of minor hockey, we focus on Nick Ebert of the Waterloo Black Hawks.
Ask rookie defenseman Nick Ebert if Waterloo, Iowa is different from his home state of New Jersey and you’ll get a wry answer. “A lot of places are different from Jersey,” he said.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 22, 2009 11:42 AM EDT
This week in our look at minor hockey programs and players, we profile Notre Dame's Slater Koekkoek.
Defenseman Slater Koekkoek is only allowed to use his cell phone for a couple hours a night and if hockey isn’t being shown on the one sports channel he gets, he’s out of luck.
by Ryan Kennedy - October 8, 2009 10:25 AM EDT
A Red Deer Rebels draft pick, two-way defenseman Matt Dumba is taking notes from the best in the game.
For a young defenseman looking to take his game to an elite level, being a Calgary resident is a bit like heaven right now. After all, the hometown Flames trot out blueline stars Jay Bouwmeester, Dion Phaneuf and Robyn Regehr.
by Ryan Kennedy - April 16, 2009 1:10 PM EDT
In this edition of THN.com's look at the world of minor hockey, we profile top Ontario League prospect Lucas Lessio.
With the minor hockey season officially done, young men’s thoughts in Canada will turn to either a well-rested summer or the country’s under-17 program.
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