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Sens finalize deal to bring AHL team to Belleville

BELLEVILLE — The Ottawa Senators are bringing their prospects closer to home.

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed Monday morning at the Yardmen Arena that the NHL club has purchased the ownership of its AHL affiliate in Binghamton and the team will begin play here in 2017-18. 326 more words

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Oil Kings will remember opening night at Rogers Place for a long time

A 90-minute delay only added to the mystique of opening night.

The Edmonton Oil Kings were revved up to christen Rogers Place on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowed of 18,102, only to have to cool their jets. 798 more words

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Colts spoil 67's home opener

Colts 7, 67’s 5

Guaranteed-win day certainly didn’t work out as well as the Ottawa 67’s had hoped.

The Barrie Colts took advantage of disorganized play by the power-play unit and in the 67’s defensive zone to sneak out of TD Place arena with a 7-5 victory in an Ontario Hockey League game on Sunday afternoon. 1,049 more words

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Hitmen open season with shootout win over Kootenay Ice

It didn’t take long for fans of the Calgary Hitmen to get a glimpse of the future on Friday night.

After all, the Hitmen iced a lineup of 10 rookies – including six who were playing their first career Western Hockey League games – in their home opener in front of 7,524 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome against the Kootenay Ice. 705 more words

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Young Oil Kings eager to impress going into season-opening weekend

There is a feeling of uncertainty with the Edmonton Oil Kings heading into their WHL season-opening weekend.

But also a sense of excitement.

It is tough to predict what a young group will bring to the table and the Oil Kings go into the season with a number of fresh faces as the remnants of their 2014 Memorial Cup championship team is reduced to just three overage players. 727 more words

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'New' Ottawa 67's unveiling youth movement

It’s a new season and it’s a new crop of Ottawa 67’s who will step on the ice when the Ontario Hockey League season starts. 714 more words

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2016-17 OHL Season Preview

By Tom Hunter (@PuckDontLie)

While the focus of most hockey fans is on the World Cup this week, it is not the only game in town. 2,138 more words

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