OHL Trivia: A Look Back At The Brampton Battalion

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Tweet The Brampton Battalion were a franchise in the Ontario Hockey League from 1998-99 to 2012-13. The team enjoyed relative success on the ice with a perennial defensive minded and disciplined system. However, after years of poor attendance, the franchise has closed up shop in Brampton and moved north to North Bay, Ontario. The North […]

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OHL Grad Jason Pinizzotto Important To Bietigheim Steelers Success

Tweet Back between the 1997-98 and 1998-99 Ontario Hockey League seasons, Jason Pinizzotto went from the Barrie Colts to the Toronto Majors. Going the other direction was Andre Lakos. Both played just two years in the OHL, one year each with the Colts and Majors. Both are still active in pro hockey today. Pinizzotto is […]

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OHL Grads McDonough and Mitchell Sign 1 Year Extensions in Denmark

Tweet Two Ontario Hockey League grads spent their first year with the Odense Bulldogs in Denmark’s Metal Ligaen during the 2014-15 season. The team liked what they saw and have signed both Ryan McDonough and Dale Mitchell to one year extensions, through 2015-16. Odense finished fourth of ten during the regular season and were bounced […]

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OHL Grads Find Top 10 In Germany’s DEL For 2014-15

Tweet The 2014-15 regular season has come to a conclusion for Germany’s DEL. Each of the 14 teams in the league play a 52 game schedule with ten teams moving on to the post season. Canadians ended up in the top spot for goals scored and total points. Steve Reinprecht led the DEL with 67 points […]

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1999 Ottawa 67’s Memorial Cup Champs Revisited

Tweet Back in March, 2010, when this site was just three months old, we did an article featuring the players from the 1999 Memorial Cup winning Ottawa 67’s that were still actively playing pro hockey. At the time, there were eleven – not bad for over a decade later. Now, nearly five years after that […]

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Gerald Coleman: OHL Grad’s Career Cut Short By Hip Injuries

Tweet Well, the 2014-15 season is flying by and we’d planned to feature the retirement of Gerald Coleman at the start of the season. It’s kind of fitting that it took until late February with Coleman being a great goaltender that has maybe not received the attention he deserves. Coleman, faced with a third hip […]

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OHL Classics: 1972-73 London Knights

Tweet The London Knights have been my team in the Ontario Hockey League since as far back as I can remember. My first visit to the London Gardens was to see local boy Rob Ramage play during his rookie year. I recall that our seats were at ice level in the west end of the […]

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Vlad Nikiforov Joins 3 Other OHL Grads With Coventry Blaze

Tweet With the signing of Vladimir Nikiforov on January 29, the Coventry Blaze of the U.K.’s EIHL now has four Ontario Hockey League grads on the roster. Nikiforov joins Craig Cescon, Justin DaCosta and Ryan O’Marra on the eighth place Blaze. Vlad Nikiforov The 5’6″ dynamo played three years in the OHL from 2005-06 to […]

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Rags To Riches For 1971-72 Cornwall Royals

Tweet Not a look into Ontario Hockey League history but certainly an interesting look into the history of the CHL. The 1971-72 Cornwall Royals, ancestors of the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, of the QMJHL went from last overall the year before to Memorial Cup champions. This article was originally posted at another website. However, the readers of that […]

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Exchanged In A 2002 OHL Trade, Himelfarb And Tenute Together In Sweden

Tweet Back just before the start of the 2002-03 Ontario Hockey League season, Eric Himelfarb was traded to the Barrie Colts from the Sarnia Sting, in exchange for Joey Tenute. On January 14, 2015 Himelfarb signed with the Malmo Redhawks in Sweden’s Allsvenskan to make the two teammates over a decade later. Together with Dave […]

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Top Single Season Point Producers In Peterborough Petes History

Tweet The Peterborough Petes came into existence for the 1956-57 Ontario Hockey Association season after the Kitchener Canucks moved east to their new homes. In Kitchener, the club was also known as the Greenshirts. The Petes have been to the Robertson Cup finals on 13 occasions and were crowned OHL champs nine of those times. […]

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