Team Orr used a five-goal final period surge and a shootout winner to edge Team Cherry in an exciting finish to the 2011 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Skills Competition. Sven Bartschi, a 24-goal scorer with the WHL Portland Winterhawks, flicked a snap shot from in close for the only goal of the shootout to give Team Orr the victory [...]
Hockey Independent will report from Air Canada Centre in Toronto this week as forty of the best undrafted prospects gather for the 2011 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. The Skills Competition is on Tuesday while the Prospects Game occurs on Wednesday night.
Starting today, ten countries will compete for the 2011 World Junior Championship crown over the next two weeks in Buffalo. German forward Tom Kuhnhackl and Canadian defenceman Simon Després are prospects participating in this year’s tournament who were drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. They played together in the autumn at the London, Ontario Rookie Tournament which brought together teams of prospects [...]
The star of the night for Team Canada in its opening exhibition game of the 2011 World Junior Championship at General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario was the youngest member of the roster. Highly-touted Sean Couturier, a star centre with Drummondville who won the QMJHL scoring title at 17 last season, played like a seasoned [...]