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Eastern Conference Playoff Preview: Are there upsets to be had in the East?

By: Bryan Thiel

The great thing about the playoffs this year in the Ontario Hockey League, is that both conferences were so tight.

In the East, the Oshawa Generals missed first place by four points, while the race for the final three playoff spots came down to three teams and seven points. 1,150 more words

Mississauga Steelheads

Hockey is flowing for Akil Thomas and Charles Williams like Niagara Falls

Is it something in the Niagara Falls water?

Two hockey players of color on both sides of the border are rolling like the water down the Falls – playing some of the best hockey in their league and their conference. 382 more words

67's edge IceDogs in overtime on beautiful goal by Tyanulin

67’s 5, IceDogs 4 (OT)

The Ottawa 67’s delivered a pretty good performance and a victory for one of their largest crowds of the season. 717 more words

Local Sports

Spitfires notebook: Windsor closes door on IceDogs' comeback attempt

In recent games, the Windsor Spitfires have struggled to hold a lead late in the game.

Three times in the club’s five games prior to Saturday’s match with the Niagara IceDogs, the Spitfires have been unable to prevent the opposition from rallying to force extra time. 515 more words

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Niagara IceDogs 1 Hamilton Bulldogs 3

The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated their QEW rivals to the west in Niagara IceDogs 3-1. With the win, they are now 5-1 since Christmas break concluded, two out of three in their home stand this week. 232 more words

OHL

Exhausted Spitfires run out of gas in 4-3 shootout loss to IceDogs

Game glance

Parker’s top three Spits: 1. LW Cristiano DiGiacinto (a goal and two assists for the overager), 2. LC Aaron Luchuk (scored a goal, played over 30 minutes and had the lone shootout goal) and 3. 915 more words

Hockey

Updated: Spitfires acquire Graham Knott from IceDogs

Friday’s trade with the Niagara IceDogs to acquire forward Graham Knott continues a trend for Windsor Spitfires’ general manager Warren Rychel.

With his club set to host the Memorial Cup in May, Rychel wants an older, bigger and stronger lineup for the tournament’s host team and the six-foot-four, 194-pound Knott fits the criteria perfectly. 570 more words

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