We hope that everybody across the Canadian Hockey League loved a protected, wholesome, and comfortable Easter!
April’s lengthy weekend is simply one of many notable issues that’s taken place on our newest calendar from coast-to-coast.
Right here’s a take a look at that and extra of our current information and notes:
Right here’s a pattern of how some CHL groups took time on Sunday to want their followers and social media followers a Blissful Easter together with enjoyable pictures from Drugs Hat, Flint, and Blainville-Boisbriand, plus video greetings from the Winnipeg ICE’s Karter Prosofsky and household, Acadie-Bathurst Titan alumnus Samuel Asselin, and Barrie Colts ahead Ethan Cardwell.
Wishing everybody across the #CHL a protected, wholesome, and Blissful Easter 🐣 pic.twitter.com/8MdR47Bbb8
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) April 12, 2020
And let’s hear from Karter Prosofsky and his household about their favorite a part of Easter! #HappyEaster pic.twitter.com/Y5QJkT38rT
— Winnipeg ICE (@WHLWpgICE) April 12, 2020
A message from @asselin_samuel on this Easter Sunday!
Un message de Samuel Asselin en ce dimanche de Pâques! pic.twitter.com/fCqUAcISRj
— Acadie-Bathurst Titan (@ABTitan) April 12, 2020
Blissful Easter Weekend!! 🐰 pic.twitter.com/KMKIncXEbu
— X – Barrie Colts (@OHLBarrieColts) April 13, 2020
Sadly the lengthy weekend was additionally full of unhappiness because the hockey world mourned the lack of Colby Cave, a former Swift Present Broncos captain, who handed away Saturday after struggling a mind bleed earlier within the week. Cave graduated from the CHL in 2015 and signed an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins regardless of being undrafted. He was most lately a part of the Edmonton Oilers group.
Perpetually #CHL household 🙏
We be a part of the hockey group in heartbreak over the lack of former @SCBroncos captain Colby Cave who performed components of 5 seasons in @TheWHL.
MORE 📰: https://t.co/T1b42bIrnK pic.twitter.com/hqqdF8HuhO
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) April 11, 2020
Condolences for Cave adopted these shared for a trio of Memorial Cup champions who had every handed away within the days prior together with Pat Stapleton (1960 St. Catharines Teepees), Tom Webster (1968 Niagara Falls Flyers), and John Hughes (1973 Toronto Marlboros). Hughes’ profession led to a short stint within the NHL, whereas Webster was most identified for his time behind-the-bench for the Windsor Spitfires and several other NHL groups, and Stapleton was a fixture for Canada within the 1972 and 1974 Summit Sequence.
A tragic week in hockey the place the #CHL group joins in mourning the lack of three #MemorialCup champions in Pat Stapleton (1960 Teepees), Tom Webster (1968 Flyers), and John Hughes (1973 Marlboros).
Our condolences to all households, pals, and their many former teammates 🙏 pic.twitter.com/HxOE9WFafA
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) April 11, 2020
Last NHL Draft Rankings
Alexis Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic is the highest ranked North American skater as per NHL Central Scouting’s Last record for the 2020 NHL Draft. A complete of 146 CHL gamers are listed together with 25 of the highest 31 skaters, and prime ranked goaltender Nico Daws of the Guelph Storm.
A whole lot of massive names rank among the many prime 10 in North America. Full record out there right here: https://t.co/jfk0szoRpr #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/09EFVbZZDp
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 8, 2020
Nicolas Daws of @Storm_City sits atop the record of North American goaltenders. Full record out there right here: https://t.co/3KJ1A0YvdR #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/KPODqVAzhH
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 8, 2020
Whereas NHL Central Scouting offers separate breakdowns for North American and Worldwide skills, CHL on Sportsnet analyst Sam Cosentino places collectively an all encompassing record in his April rankings of 2020 NHL Draft prospects. Lafreniere nonetheless leads the best way with a complete of 19 CHL gamers inside first spherical projections.
The perfect of the perfect proceed to show themselves in Sam Cosentino’s 2020 April Draft Rankings📄.
Are Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield 🔒 at #️⃣1️⃣ and #️⃣2️⃣? 🤔
📖 MORE: https://t.co/LarQGTvJou pic.twitter.com/1waYOiZTQb
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 9, 2020
Whereas the following wave of NHL Draft expertise desires about their future, incoming CHL skills are having fun with their first few days as members of recent groups. Within the week that’s adopted the OHL Precedence Choice, a set of OHL golf equipment together with the Niagara IceDogs, Windsor Spitfires, and Flint Firebirds have despatched jerseys to a few of their prospects.
Already wanting nice in these colors
— Niagara IceDogs (@OHLIceDogs) April 6, 2020
First spherical decide from Saturday’s OHL precedence choice Ryan Abraham wanting good in that Spitfires gear! #WinWithin pic.twitter.com/DsZy9pphuZ
— X – Windsor Spitfires (@SpitsHockey) April 8, 2020
Introducing picks 1⃣2⃣3⃣&4⃣: @GavinHayes92, Aaron Brown, @Ty_Petrou and @LucaDAmats. Lookin’ sharp within the Orange & Navy Blue guys! 😏#ThisIsFlint | #OHLDraft pic.twitter.com/NruIUzzyCC
— Flint Firebirds (@FlintFirebirds) April 12, 2020
OHL U18 Draft
Along with the 300 gamers, primarily from the Minor Midget class, who lately joined the CHL household by advantage of the OHL Draft, an extra 56 gamers have been chosen in Wednesday’s 2020 OHL Beneath-18 Precedence Choice that pulls from Midget applications throughout Ontario. Ahead Kevin Henstock of the Oakville Rangers led the best way going first total to the North Bay Battalion. For full outcomes go to ontariohockeyleague.com/draft/2020u18.
Hear from latest @OHLBattalion prospect Kevin Henstock of the @HometownHockey @MidgetRangers who turns into the primary ahead to ever be chosen first total within the #OHLU18Draft 🎥 pic.twitter.com/UGrQkpKQM5
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) April 9, 2020
Energetic at residence
CHL gamers proceed to embrace social distancing and at residence actions as seen by Cade Hayes of the Moose Jaw Warriors doing push ups out on the farm, off-ice puck expertise by Dawson Mercer of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, and ping-pong with Graeme Clarke of the Ottawa 67’s.
Cade Hayes (@cadehayes14) is sustaining social distancing AND has a problem for Cole Jordan (@colejordan7710) pic.twitter.com/ooMRrjBICJ
— Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) April 12, 2020
Notre prochain défi est celui de Dawson Mercer!
En plus, ça pratique vos maths… 1+5+1 😜
On veut voir vos défis réussis, publiez-les avec le #ChallengeSags pic.twitter.com/VoQudKTzhy
— Saguenéens (@SagueneensLHJMQ) April 10, 2020
Take a look at how @gclarke_92 is staying busy at residence! Coaching, taking part in ping pong and household time.🤗 pic.twitter.com/yvWTySOsQ2
— Ottawa 67’s (@Ottawa67sHockey) April 9, 2020
At residence training
Households trying to entertain their younger CHL followers at residence can make the most of some distinctive instructional and exercise content material offered by the Calgary Hitmen, Peterborough Petes, and Moncton Wildcats.
CSEC has launched the #UnitedByCommunity web site, which offers content material, actions and on-line applications for households that may be performed at residence, leisure assets for youth, connections to on-line health applications, and extra.
All the main points right here~https://t.co/KYeDuQQXwf pic.twitter.com/WAfuBo2lBA
— Calgary Hitmen (@WHLHitmen) March 27, 2020
We have uploaded extra enjoyable and academic worksheets for the little Petes followers in your home!
DOWNLOAD + PRINT >> https://t.co/gqT28puc2o pic.twitter.com/Iv2jrmChbm
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) April 9, 2020
Some colouring pages to get your lil Wildcats (otherwise you) via the day! #DefendTheDen https://t.co/CcpLEvbwCL pic.twitter.com/1MOY9aDPkf
— Moncton Wildcats (@monctonwildcats) March 27, 2020
CCM goes #ALLOUT for frontline employees
We’re proud to acknowledge the efforts of Official CHL Gear Provider CCM Hockey to assist fight the COVID-19 pandemic. They first joined in a big donation of 500,000 surgical masks, and most lately have re-engineered their manufacturing amenities to provide protecting hoods for healthcare employees.
Coming collectively to guard the true heroes. We’re proud to affix our NHL and Professional Ladies gamers in donating 500,000 surgical masks to guard healthcare employees on the entrance traces of the battle towards COVID-19.
Full particulars: https://t.co/KKE4oRNe24 #ALLOUT pic.twitter.com/jYesu2BSmk
— CCM Hockey (@CCMHockey) April 8, 2020
Proud to guard our entrance line heroes.
We’ve re-engineered our NHL Professional Customized Gear manufacturing facility & have labored with Industrie Orkan & Dr. René Caissie of the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, to provide game-changing protecting hoods for healthcare employees. pic.twitter.com/EXrDpmqIPd
— CCM Hockey (@CCMHockey) April 13, 2020
CHL companions do their half
Another current examples of proud CHL companions doing their half throughout the pandemic embody Purolator’s protected and environment friendly shipments of important provides to healthcare employees in want, CIBC adjusting hours for seniors and prospects with disabilities, Hilton opening their doorways to healthcare employees and with the donation of 1 million room nights, and Canada Life reminding us all to pause and present gratitude for our unsung heroes making a distinction in our communities.
Nice information! We simply obtained the primary cargo of 500,000 masks and we’re working rapidly to get them into the fingers of healthcare employees. Thanks to @JustinTrudeau @fordnation, public officers in any respect ranges and our devoted staff for his or her assist to make this occur! pic.twitter.com/7Jp0quSbXd
— Purolator (@PurolatorInc) April 8, 2020
To assist a few of our most weak, we’re opening our banking centres 30 minutes early at 9:30am for seniors and people with disabilities. Between 10am and 4pm, seniors or folks with disabilities might be given precedence when in line. Full particulars: https://t.co/swXQ5O6fpE
— CIBC (@cibc) March 25, 2020
We’ve partnered with @AmericanExpress to donate as much as a million room nights so the healthcare heroes holding us protected can have a cushty place to remain between shifts and shield their households again residence. #HotelsForHeroes https://t.co/RhV5buMiuc pic.twitter.com/jZZoQtMs1r
— Hilton (@Hilton) April 6, 2020
This yr, #WorldHealthDay highlights the essential position nurses and midwives play in offering well being care around the globe. Let’s take the chance to indicate our gratitude for all well being care employees on the entrance traces throughout the #COVID19 pandemic. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/l01cHheicW
— Canada Life (@canadalifeco) April 7, 2020
Hockey Offers Blood Ambassadors
Although the season is over, CHL gamers proceed to star of their position as ambassadors for Hockey Offers Blood as proven within the promotional video beneath that options greater than a dozen previous and current gamers explaining the significance of blood donation throughout these difficult occasions.
Observe their lead.#OneCommunity
📽️: @ceddy_29GUNN @mwelsh73 @Carterr_2 @zaner19 #AlexGravel @ethanmcap @JacobIngham_ @Mattson_19 @liamham24 @tristen_080 @mattiasdalmonte @Schulds22 @mclaren_cole @TrevorCox36 @lleytonmoore @cfocht20 @Emerance_M pic.twitter.com/KzIXJyjkLl
— Hockey Offers Blood (@hkygivesblood) April 9, 2020
Bulldogs assist in Hamilton
The Hamilton Bulldogs basis has introduced a shared donation of $100,000 to assist Hamilton Meals Share which is town’s transport and receiving hub that gives 3.35 million kilos of meals yearly to 12 meals banks and scorching meal applications who serve 13,000 folks in want per thirty days, together with 5,000 youngsters. Different information from Hamilton consists of the Bulldogs FirstOntario Centre residence being transformed to a homeless shelter to ease the calls for on different native amenities throughout the pandemic.
NEWS: The Bulldogs’ Basis, ATS Healthcare and the Andlauer Household donate $100Ok to @HFShare. #HamOnt #OHL Click on hyperlink to learn: https://t.co/toJ7HgyIDj
— Bulldogs Basis (@BulldogsFDN) April 9, 2020
Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre has discovered a brand new goal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.https://t.co/QXMTz2R1xY
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 12, 2020
Inexperienced Shirt Day
Impressed by the beneficiant act of Logan Boulet, one of many sixteen who misplaced their lives within the Humboldt Broncos bus crash of April 2018, Inexperienced Shirt Day, held this yr on April 7, is devoted to elevating organ donor consciousness and registration. Saskatoon Blades captain Chase Wouters was certainly one of many faces throughout the CHL who supported the trigger.
The Wouters family is in full help of @CTACanada‘s #GreenShirtDay.
Who else is carrying inexperienced to help organ donation?#LoganBouletEffect💚 pic.twitter.com/rOpo3h24vf
— Saskatoon Blades (@BladesHockey) April 7, 2020
Thunderbirds voted greatest CHL brand
The Seattle Thunderbirds brand has been voted greatest within the CHL by followers who took half in bracket fashion elimination polls as carried out by Man Flaming, host of the favored Edmonton based mostly Pipeline Present podcast and radio present. The Thunderbirds beat the Brandon Wheat Kings within the closing.
For the document…”The Path to Glory”#CHLlogoTournament #ThePipelineShow @SeattleTbirds pic.twitter.com/r48Tx6e6Vj
— Man Flaming (@TPS_Guy) April 10, 2020
WHL Convention All-Stars continues
The Western Hockey League award season continued with the announcement of each Western and Jap Convention First All-Star Groups for the 2019-20 common season made amongst some particular person accolades.
Congratulations to the WHL gamers named to the Western Convention First All-Star Staff! ⭐ #WHLAwards pic.twitter.com/MXsKQT1mST
— The WHL (@TheWHL) April 7, 2020
Congratulations to the WHL gamers named to the Jap Convention First All-Star Staff! ⭐ #WHLAwards pic.twitter.com/A2cqE5dt2c
— The WHL (@TheWHL) April 7, 2020
QMJHL teaching adjustments
Louis Robitaille has been named the brand new head coach and director of hockey operations for the Gatineau Olympiques following 4 seasons behind the bench for the Victoriaville Tigres. The 38-year-old is a QMJHL grad having performed 4 seasons for the Montreal Rocket from 1999-2003. The Tigres in flip have named Carl Mallette as their new head coach, selling him from an assistant position he held the previous three seasons. The 38-year-old hails from Victoriaville and performed 5 seasons for the membership between 1997-2002.
L’organisation des Olympiques de Gatineau confirme l’arrivée de Louis Robitaille à titre de Directeur des Opérations hockey et Entraineur-Chef.
Détails : https://t.co/p5hJT6lGHx pic.twitter.com/1reS6l0w2o
— Olympiques Gatineau (@LesOlympiques) April 8, 2020
Partisans des Tigres, nous vous présentons votre nouvel entraîneur-chef…que vous connaissez déjà très bien ! 🤩
Détails| https://t.co/FPsTacb8R8#GoTigresGo pic.twitter.com/mOTDRtgh94
— Tigres de Victoriaville (@TigresVicto) April 13, 2020
5 CHL gamers signal NHL offers
Pen has been put to paper by 5 CHL gamers who’ve lately signed their NHL entry-level contracts. Among the many group are two Ottawa Senators picks together with 2018 sixth rounder Kevin Mandolese of the Cape Breton Eagles, and 2019 fifth spherical decide Mark Kastelic of the Calgary Hitmen. Mandolese was among the many QMJHL’s prime goaltenders with 26 wins, a goals-against-average of two.33, and save share of .925, whereas Kastelic wraps up his five-year WHL time period with 235 factors over 321 profession video games and most lately served as staff captain.
Information Launch: The #Sens have signed @CBEHockey goaltender Kevin Mandolese to a three-year, entry degree contract: https://t.co/nchqE0450h pic.twitter.com/fH5SEhWJDZ
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) April 13, 2020
Information Launch: The #Sens have signed @WHLHitmen centre Mark Kastelic to a three-year, entry-level contract: https://t.co/sa2ezltQsD pic.twitter.com/4s4D6tcXUm
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) April 9, 2020
Elsewhere, the Chicago Blackhawks have signed 2019 fourth spherical decide Michal Teply of the Winnipeg ICE after main all WHL rookies with 63 factors in 53 video games. The Arizona Coyotes have signed 2018 sixth spherical decide David Tendeck of the Vancouver Giants following a 2019-20 marketing campaign wherein his 2.29 GAA and .920 SV% have been each fifth greatest within the WHL. And the Florida Panthers have signed 2019 third spherical decide Cole Schwindt of the Mississauga Steelheads after recording a career-high 43 factors in 57 OHL video games.
It is official! Ahead Michal Teply inked a three-year ($825,833 AAV) contract that runs via the 2022-23 season.#Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/VLC6n5MmA6
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 10, 2020
OFFICIAL – #Yotes signal goaltender David Tendeck to a three-year entry-level contract:https://t.co/JQ0gjzMpv9
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) April 7, 2020
#FlaPanthers comply with phrases with ahead Cole Schwindt on three-year, entry-level contract.
Extra >> https://t.co/TVovRrxnZU pic.twitter.com/Fadgz5seY9
— Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) April 8, 2020
WHL pair signal AHL offers
Two members of the league’s graduating class of overage gamers are AHL certain in 2020-21 together with Riley McKay of the Saskatoon Blades and Isaac Johnson of the Winnipeg ICE set to affix the Rockford IceHogs and Manitoba Moose respectively.
.@TwoMenAndATruck On the Transfer: We added some grit to the 2020-21 roster with the signing of Riley McKay!
Story: https://t.co/PL3MEkbA5b pic.twitter.com/fv8GBH1Xca
— Rockford IceHogs (@goicehogs) April 9, 2020
The #MBMoose introduced at present the staff has signed forwards Isaac Johnson and Jeff Malott to contracts for the 2020-21 season.
DETAILS >> https://t.co/vxXGG2dILZ #GoMooseGo pic.twitter.com/o61OIyy34p
— Manitoba Moose (@ManitobaMoose) April 8, 2020
Two extra U SPORTS commitments
One other two overage graduates will pursue their hockey and tutorial careers with U SPORTS applications together with Elijah Roberts of the Niagara IceDogs who has dedicated to the Ryerson Rams, and Jordan Lepage of the Shawinigan Cataractes who will use his league scholarship as a member of the UQTR Patriotes.
M🏒 | @RyersonRamsMHKY is happy to welcome Elijah Roberts as the primary member of the 2020-21 recruiting class! Roberts spent 5 seasons within the @OHLHockey and is a robust two-way participant. #weRrams https://t.co/m5VVjC9peA
— Ryerson Rams (@ryersonrams) April 8, 2020
La formation masculine de hockey des Patriotes de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) met la fundamental sur une quatrième recrue pour la saison 2020-2021. Jordan Lepage, est un défenseur de 6 pieds 1 pouce – 185 livres.
Lire : https://t.co/TTY17YJxXG pic.twitter.com/b4DLJsQ4cA
— Patriotes UQTR (@PatriotesUQTR) April 7, 2020
Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips was victorious within the third of eight Quarter-Last matchups within the #CHLShowdown Playoffs that options 24 weekly vote winners from the 2019-20 common season vying for the crown of the yr’s prime play as chosen by the followers. New matchups will launch each Tuesday afternoon at chlshowdown.ca.
Loopy cross-crease save by Wolf wins!
The third of eight Quarter-Last matchups within the #CHLShowdown Playoffs goes to goaltender @dwolf2332 of @TheWHL’s @WHLsilvertips advancing with 58% of your votes.
🎥 https://t.co/fI3X1c1mse pic.twitter.com/QLsh2lk9hP
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) April 13, 2020