Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 5 Windsor Spitfires 4 (OT)
Niagara IceDogs 6 Saginaw Spirit 5
Oshawa Generals 4 Barrie Colts 1
Peterborough Petes 4 Hamilton Bulldogs 3 (OT)
Sting 5 Spitfires 4 (OT)
Kelton Hatcher banged home a rebound to win it in overtime for the Sting.
Jacob Perreault scored twice for the Sting while Adam Ruzicka and captain Ryan McGregor also scored for Sarnia who trail Windsor by one point in the West Division.
Daniel D’Amico and Will Cuylle both scored twice for the Spotfires who will be in Sarnia for a rematch tonight.
IceDogs 6 Spirit 5
Jason Robertson had a hat-trick for the IceDogs & extended his point streak to 14 games
Defenders Jacob Paquette and Lleyton Moore also scored for Niagara while Ben Jones notched the game winning goal.
The IceDogs have won 4 straight
Bode Wilde, Cole Coskey, Blade Jenkins, Cole Perfetti and Reilly Webb scored for the Spirit.
Petes 4 Bulldogs 3 (OT)
Jason Robertson's younger brother, Nick, scored the overtime winner for the Petes
Adam Timleck with two & Liam Kirk also scored for Peterborough
Overage defenceman Nicolas Mattinen scored twice for the Bulldogs while Navrin Mutter had the other Hamilton goal.
Generals 4 Colts 1
Anthony Salinitri, Tyler Tullio, Kyle MacLean and Serron Noel scored for the Generals
Netminder Kyle Keyser stopped 21 shots to post the victory for Oshawa.
Jacob Tortora scored the lone Colts goal
Flint Firebirds at Erie Otters, 7 p.m.
Oshawa Generals at Mississauga Steelheads 7 p.m.
Windsor Spitfires at Sarnia Sting, 7:05 p.m.
Barrie Colts at Sudbury Wolves, 7:05 p.m.
Guelph Storm at Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 7:07 p.m.
Ottawa 57's at Gatineau Olympique, 7:30 p.m.
North Bay Battalion at Kitchener Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Kingston Frontenacs at London Knights, 7:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night, the Owen Sound Attack host the London Knights
London Knights 26 20 4 2 0 42
Sault Greyhounds 30 18 7 4 1 41
Guelph Storm 27 14 7 3 3 34
Owen Sound Attack 29 15 11 1 2 33
Saginaw Spirit 28 14 11 1 2 31
Windsor Spitfires 30 14 13 2 1 31
Sarnia Sting 30 13 13 2 2 30
Kitchener Rangers 28 12 14 2 0 26
Erie Otters 28 11 16 1 0 23
Flint Firebirds 30 3 25 2 0 8
Ottawa 67'S 29 22 3 3 1 48
Niagara IceDogs 28 17 7 4 0 38
Oshawa Generals 29 18 9 2 0 38
Sudbury Wolves 27 17 8 1 1 36
Peterborough Petes 29 17 12 0 0 34
Miss Steelheads 28 14 12 2 0 30
Barrie Colts 28 14 13 1 0 29
Hamilton Bulldogs 29 13 14 2 0 28
North Bay Battalion 28 11 15 1 1 24
Kingston Frontenacs 29 8 20 1 0 17
IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO ALBERTA
Hockey Canada awards 2021 World Juniors to Edmonton and Red Deer
The world’s best junior hockey players will be skating for gold on Alberta ice at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), has awarded the 45th edition of the international tournament to the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer.
“To return to Alberta is an incredible opportunity for Hockey Canada and the IIHF World Junior Championship,” said Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer of Hockey Canada. “The province of Alberta and the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer have a history of hosting successful, world-class events, including the 1995 IIHF World Junior Championship in Red Deer, the 2012 edition of the tournament in Edmonton and the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup last summer. We are confident in this committee’s ability to successfully execute on its vision for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, and we look forward to working with them to ensure we leave a lasting legacy in Alberta and across the country that helps us continue to grow and foster the game from the grassroots to elite levels.”
Smith was chair of the site-selection committee, which also included Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney, former Hockey Canada board chair Joe Drago and CHL president David Branch, and was supported by Dean McIntosh, vice-president of events and properties for Hockey Canada as the committee’s resource staff.
Hockey Canada has played host to the IIHF World Junior Championship 12 times in tournament history; the 13th IIHF World Junior Championship on Canadian ice officially kicks off this month in Vancouver and Victoria. Organizers of the 2021 tournament will take part in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship as part of the preparation and planning for Edmonton and Red Deer.
Leading the committee are Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) in partnership with the City of Edmonton, and the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club in partnership with the City of Red Deer.
“Oilers Entertainment Group is thrilled to be able to continue our partnership with Hockey Canada, this time to help bring the IIHF World Junior Championship to Edmonton and Red Deer,” said Bob Nicholson, OEG CEO & vice chair.
“We are continuing to build Edmonton’s international reputation as a destination for hockey and we know the hockey fans in our community will be excited to cheer on Team Canada on home ice.”
“On behalf of the Rebels organization, the City of Red Deer, our partners at Westerner Park and all junior hockey fans across Central Alberta, we are beyond excited to bring the IIHF World Junior Championship back to our community,” said Brent Sutter, owner, general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels. “This marquee event was a game-changer for the region in 1995, and we’re sure fans from around the world will be embraced once again.”
“As a site-selection committee, finding the optimal site for the IIHF World Junior Championship is always our priority,” said Branch. As a partner, the CHL is instrumental in the hosting of the IIHF World Junior Championship on Canadian ice, sharing in the event legacy for the development of high-performance junior hockey across the country, and lending its players, coaches and support staff to participating teams. “The interest and excitement to host this special event remains high as we look to 2021 and beyond. Today is about celebrating the selection of Edmonton and Red Deer as co-hosts in 2021 and the teams, volunteers, staff and fans who will make the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria an unforgettable experience beginning later this month.”
The Government of Alberta has committed its support to the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.
“Alberta’s towns and cities are rich with hockey culture and our government is proud to support the 2021 World Juniors,” said the Honourable Ricardo Miranda, minister of culture and tourism for the Government of Alberta. “These championships will bring top-notch athletes and tourists from around the world to explore our beautiful province. This is an incredible opportunity for Alberta and I know co-hosting the games in Edmonton and Red Deer will be a winning combination.”
The 2021 World Juniors will be co-hosted at Rogers Place, the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and at the ENMAX Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels with regional economic impact expected to exceed $50-million.
“We're thrilled to partner with Red Deer again after a great Hlinka Gretzky Cup this summer,” said Mayor Don Iveson.
“We're looking forward to showcasing our outstanding hosting skills as well as Edmonton's Rogers Place and Ice District to the world. Events like this have a significant local economic impact that will benefit Edmontonians and allow them to enjoy their ongoing love for hockey.”
"World Juniors is more than a hockey tournament. It is our national tradition. Red Deer is honoured to be a partner host City for the 2020/2021 World Juniors, especially given our strong community history of hosting Juniors in 1995", said Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer. "We will build on this proud heritage with our government and hockey partners.
Hockey Canada, the Oilers Entertainment Group and the Red Deer Rebels are to be applauded for the hockey and Canadian history we are writing today, and for the opportunity they have secured for us".
Tickets for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship will be available to Edmonton Oilers, Oil Kings and Rebels season-seat holders in the spring. Tickets will go on sale to the public at a later date. To be sure they don’t miss out, fans can get front-of-the-line access when tickets go on sale to the public by registering HERE.
A legacy plan for potential profits from the event will provide for grassroots hockey program support across the province and throughout Hockey Canada’s 13 regional members, as well as the CHL. A portion of the profits are used by the IIHF to grow the game internationally.
Edmonton to host Hockey Canada Foundation gala
The City of Edmonton was also confirmed as host city for the 2019 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf event by Foundation chair Doug Goss and event co-chairs Ashif and Zainul Mawji on Thursday.
The annual event is Hockey Canada’s single largest fundraiser, supporting the growth of the game from coast to coast to coast. The event, which leaves 50 percent of its net proceeds within the host community and surrounding region to help grow the game, has raised approximately $4 million since 2009, including a $400,000 legacy from the 2018 HCF Gala & Golf in London, Ont., last June.
That legacy will be used to assist Hockey Canada programs that introduce children of all backgrounds and circumstances the opportunity to experience hockey. The fund will provide financial assistance to families demonstrating need whose children’s passion for the game was fueled through the Canadian Tire First Shift and Try Hockey programs so they can pursue the game with their local minor hockey association.