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Prospects

Super Series comes down to final game

Thursday, 11.15.2012 / 12:00 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

After five games in three provinces over the past 10 days, the CHL Subway Super Series will be decided Thursday when Team WHL faces Russia in the finale of the six-game showdown at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia.

Team WHL's 1-0 shootout win Wednesday in Vancouver gave the CHL stars an 8-7 lead in points through five games, but a regulation win by either side will decide the series. If Russia wins in a shootout, another shootout will be held to decide the series champion.

The game can be seen at 10 p.m. ET on NHL Network in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.

Ten players who were part of Wednesday's win for Team WHL will skate in Thursday's game, including goaltender Laurent Brossoit, who stopped all 30 shots he faced in regulation and three more in the shootout.

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Top draft prospects Lazar, Shinkaruk lead Team WHL

Tuesday, 11.13.2012 / 11:02 AM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Fans will get a chance to see two of the top 2013 NHL Draft prospects against top-notch competition when the final two games of the CHL Subway Super Series take place Wednesday and Thursday.

Playing for Team WHL in the two games will be Edmonton Oil Kings forward Curtis Lazar and Medicine Hat Tigers forward Hunter Shinkaruk.

Team WHL will face Team Russia in the final two games of the six-game series Wednesday in Vancouver and Thursday in Victoria, British Columbia. Each game will be televised live at 10 p.m. ET on the NHL Network in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.

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Moroz, Ouellette out for Super Series Team WHL

Tuesday, 11.13.2012 / 8:57 AM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Edmonton Oilers prospect Mitchell Moroz and 2013 NHL Draft prospect Trent Ouellette will not be able to play for Team WHL in the final two games of the CHL Subway Super Series.

Moroz, a forward taken in the second round of the 2012 draft and playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League, had been scheduled to play in Games 5 and 6 of the series, Wednesday in Vancouver and Thursday in Victoria, British Columbia. Ouellette, a right wing with the Regina Pats, was going to play in the Vancouver game.

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Yakupov excited about Super Series visit to Sarnia

Monday, 11.12.2012 / 2:18 PM / Prospects

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Electrifying forward Nail Yakupov makes his anticipated return to Sarnia, Ont., on Monday to lead Russia against the stars of the Ontario Hockey League in the fourth game of the 2012 Subway Super Series before an expected capacity crowd at RBC Centre.

The game can be seen on NHL Network-US at 9 p.m. ET, following coverage of Hockey Hall of Fame ceremonies in Toronto.

The RBC Centre, home to the OHL's Sting, was Yakupov's stomping grounds for two seasons before he was announced as the No. 1 choice by the Edmonton Oilers at the 2012 NHL Draft last June.

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Bailey used absence to clear head and refine game

Tuesday, 11.06.2012 / 9:00 AM / Prospects

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

The road back from a concussion might well be just what the doctor ordered for Kitchener Rangers rookie forward Justin Bailey.

Bailey was sidelined five games in the Ontario Hockey League after suffering a concussion off a neutral zone hit delivered by Calgary Flames prospect Pat Sieloff of the Windsor Spitfires on Sept. 27. Sieloff was assessed a charging penalty and game misconduct on the play.

At the time of Bailey's injury, he had zero points and four penalty minutes in three games.

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MacKinnon to play wing in Super Series opener

Monday, 11.05.2012 / 1:11 PM / Prospects

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

BOISBRIAND, Quebec -- Top 2013 NHL Draft prospect Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads may take his first step toward an eventual inclusion on the Canadian junior national team Monday, when he skates in an unfamiliar position for the team representing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in Game 1 of the Canadian Hockey League Subway Super Series against Team Russia.

Team QMJHL coach Andre Tourigny, who also will serve as an assistant to Steve Spott on the team Canada sends to Russia for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, said he will be playing MacKinnon on the wing Monday, alongside fellow 2013 NHL Draft hopeful Jean-Sebastien Dea of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Florida Panthers top prospect Jonathan Huberdeau of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

It will be the first time MacKinnon will play out of his natural position of center, but Tourigny said there's a specific reason behind the decision, which goes beyond Monday's game (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, Sportsnet).

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Drouin out for Game 1 of Subway Super Series

Monday, 11.05.2012 / 11:00 AM / Prospects

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

BOISBRIAND, Quebec -- Halifax Mooseheads left wing Jonathan Drouin, one of the top prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft, will not play for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team against Team Russia in Game 1 of the Subway Super Series on Monday (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, Sportsnet) due to a foot injury.

Drouin, 17, suffered the injury Saturday blocking a shot in the Mooseheads' 5-1 win at the Drummondville Voltigeurs. He played in Halifax's 6-5 shootout loss at the Rimouski Oceanic on Sunday, which snapped the Mooseheads' 14-game winning streak, but was limited to spot duty because of the injury.

Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell told the Halifax Chronicle-Herald that Drouin suffered a bruise and added that it was possible he would play in Game 2 of the series, Wednesday night in Val-d'Or, Quebec.

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Stars prospect Ritchie has 11-point weekend in OHL

Sunday, 11.04.2012 / 8:30 PM / Prospects

NHL.com

Dallas Stars prospect Brett Ritchie scored five goals Sunday to cap an 11-point weekend playing for the Niagara IceDogs in the Ontario Hockey League.

IceDogs linemate Ryan Strome, a New York Islanders prospect, had 10 points in the two games.

"It was a good weekend. We played well as [a] team and obviously I got the points with my line," Ritchie told the St. Catherines Standard.

Ritchie helped his team come back from 4-2 down against the Peterborough Petes on Sunday, scoring three times (including an empty-netter) in the final 7:13 of a 6-4 win. The wing had given the IceDogs a 2-1 lead with a first-period power-play goal and a score six minutes into the second.

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McDavid named OHL Rookie of the Month

Thursday, 11.01.2012 / 5:37 PM / Prospects

NHL.com

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid is off to quite a start in the Ontario Hockey League.

Just one day after being added to the Subway Super Series, McDavid was named the OHL's Player of the Month for October on Thursday. The Toronto native had six goals and six assists in 10 games.

The third player to receive exceptional player status by Hockey Canada for early entry into the OHL, McDavid has a league-leading 14-game point-scoring streak and leads all OHL rookies with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists). He notched at least a point in each of the 10 games he played in October.

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Hall, McDavid added to Team OHL Super Series roster

Wednesday, 10.31.2012 / 8:36 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Barrie Colts center Zach Hall, a well-regarded prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft, has been added to Team OHL for its Subway Super Series game against Team Russia on Nov. 8 in Guelph, Ont.

Hall, a 5-foot-10.5, 172-pound forward, is tied for fourth in the Ontario Hockey League with 22 points in 13 games. He earned a C rating in NHL Central Scouting's preliminary rankings of players to watch for this year's draft.

2012 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES SCHED

  • Game 1: Nov. 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand, Que.
  • Game 2: Nov. 7 at Val-d'Or, Que.
  • Game 3: Nov. 8 at Guelph, Ont.
  • Game 4: Nov. 12 at Sarnia, Ont.
  • Game 5: Nov. 14 at Vancouver, B.C.
  • Game 6: Nov. 15 at Victoria, B.C.

Also added to the team is Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid, a 15-year-old playing his first season in the Ontario Hockey League after receiving "exceptional player" status last season to enter the league a season early. He's the youngest player in the 10-year history of the Super Series to skate in the event, which is considered a showcase for players eligible to skate for Canada in the World Junior Championship.

He's certainly proving worthy of the decision, as he leads all first-year OHL players with 18 points in 15 games. In fact, after going without a point in his first game, he has at least a point in a league-best 14 straight. He has four multi-point games in that span.

McDavid, a 5-foot-11.25, 173-pound center, is eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft.

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