2019-20 OHL Season
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2019%E2%80%9320 OHL Season
2019-20 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
August 2019 - September 2019
Regular season
September 19, 2019 - March 18, 2020
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, Shaw TV, YourTV, Sportsnet
OHL seasons
2018-19
2019-20 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2019 - March 2020
QMJHL
September 2019 - March 2020
WHL
September 2019 - March 2020
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

The 2019-20 OHL season was the 40th season of the Ontario Hockey League, in which twenty teams were scheduled to playing 68 games each according to the regular season schedule, from September 19, 2019 to March 22, 2020.[1] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in North America, the regular season was suspended on March 12, 2020, and cancelled six days later.

The post-season was to commence following the regular season, in which sixteen teams would compete for the J. Ross Robertson Cup and be crowned champions of the OHL. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in North America, the playoffs were cancelled.

Postponed games

On December 12, 2019, Niagara IceDogs goaltender Tucker Tynan suffered a severe injury after being cut by a skate blade in his right thigh as he was involved in a collision with an opposing player during the first minute of play in the second period. The IceDogs game against the London Knights was postponed following the incident. The league then postponed the IceDogs next two games, against the Peterborough Petes on December 15 and the Ottawa 67's on December 16 to allow IceDogs players time to cope and access resources for support. [2] The IceDogs home game against the London Knights was rescheduled and played on February 4, 2020. The IceDogs rescheduled game in Peterborough against the Peterborough Petes was rescheduled on played on January 19, 2020; and their road game in Ottawa against the Ottawa 67's was rescheduled and played on March 10, 2020.

Suspension and cancellation of regular season

On March 12, 2020, the Ontario Hockey League announced that the season would be paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic in North America.[3] Six days later, on March 18, the league announced that the remainder of the regular season was cancelled. The final OHL standings are based on each OHL team having played an equal number of 61 regular season games.[4]

Cancellation of playoffs and Memorial Cup

On March 23, 2020, the Ontario Hockey League announced the cancellation of the playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic in North America.[5] The Canadian Hockey League announced that the 2020 Memorial Cup held in Kelowna, British Columbia was cancelled.[6]

Regular season

Final standings [7]
Note: DIV = Division; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against;
PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

Eastern conference

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 z-Ottawa 67's East 62 50 11 0 1 101 296 165
2 x-Sudbury Wolves Central 63 34 27 1 1 70 259 240
3 x-Peterborough Petes East 62 37 21 2 2 78 250 198
4 x-Oshawa Generals East 62 31 20 6 5 73 229 227
5 x-Barrie Colts Central 63 29 28 4 2 64 220 261
6 x-Mississauga Steelheads Central 61 27 29 4 1 59 223 227
7 x-Hamilton Bulldogs East 62 24 30 7 1 56 235 267
8 x-Kingston Frontenacs East 62 19 39 2 2 42 198 285
9 Niagara IceDogs Central 63 18 39 5 1 42 194 320
10 North Bay Battalion Central 62 17 41 4 0 38 189 314

Western conference

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 x-London Knights Midwest 62 45 15 1 1 92 265 187
2 x-Saginaw Spirit West 62 41 16 3 2 87 289 225
3 x-Kitchener Rangers Midwest 63 40 16 5 2 87 264 213
4 x-Flint Firebirds West 63 40 21 1 1 82 274 243
5 x-Windsor Spitfires West 62 34 20 8 0 76 256 233
6 x-Guelph Storm Midwest 63 32 23 3 5 72 218 209
7 x-Owen Sound Attack Midwest 62 30 24 4 4 68 235 207
8 x-Erie Otters Midwest 63 26 26 4 7 63 229 236
9 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds West 64 29 31 3 1 62 253 257
10 Sarnia Sting West 62 22 34 5 1 50 244 299

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes[8]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Marco Rossi Ottawa 67's 56 39 81 120 40
Cole Perfetti Saginaw Spirit 61 37 74 111 16
Connor McMichael London Knights 52 47 55 102 26
Philip Tomasino Niagara/Oshawa 62 40 60 100 32
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 57 44 54 98 28
Pavel Gogolev Guelph Storm 63 45 51 96 66
Joseph Garreffa Ottawa 67's 52 36 54 90 2
Jack Quinn Ottawa 67's 62 52 37 89 32
Austen Keating Ottawa 67's 58 32 57 89 10
Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes 46 55 31 86 40

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses;
SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average
[9]

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SL GA SO Sv% GAA
Brett Brochu London Knights 42 2271 32 6 0 0 91 2 0.919 2.40
Cedrick Andree Ottawa 67's 43 2529 32 9 0 1 102 4 0.916 2.42
Nico Daws Guelph Storm 38 2254 22 8 3 3 93 5 0.924 2.48
Hunter Jones Peterborough Petes 49 2833 31 14 2 1 130 4 0.913 2.75
Jacob Ingham Kitchener Rangers 46 2739 33 8 4 1 135 2 0.917 2.96

Awards

Playoffs trophies
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
J. Ross Robertson Cup OHL Finals champion Not Awarded
Bobby Orr Trophy Eastern Conference playoff champion Not Awarded
Wayne Gretzky Trophy Western Conference playoff champion Not Awarded
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award Playoffs MVP Not Awarded
Regular season -- Team trophies
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Hamilton Spectator Trophy Team with best record Ottawa 67's
Leyden Trophy East division champion Ottawa 67's
Emms Trophy Central division champion Sudbury Wolves
Bumbacco Trophy West division champion Saginaw Spirit
Holody Trophy Midwest division champion London Knights
Regular season -- Executive awards
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Matt Leyden Trophy Coach of the year Andre Tourigny, Ottawa 67's
Jim Gregory Award General manager of the year Jim Boyd, Ottawa 67's
Bill Long Award Lifetime achievement -
OHL Executive of the Year Executive of the Year -
Regular season -- Player awards
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Red Tilson Trophy Most outstanding player Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67's
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy Top scorer Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67's
Dave Pinkney Trophy Lowest team goals against Cedrick Andree & Will Cranley, Ottawa 67's
Max Kaminsky Trophy Most outstanding defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer, Ottawa 67's
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy Top scoring right winger Arthur Kaliyev, Hamilton Bulldogs
Emms Family Award Rookie of the year Shane Wright, Kingston Frontenacs
William Hanley Trophy Most sportsmanlike player Nick Robertson, Peterborough Petes
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy Best rookie GAA Brett Brochu, London Knights
Bobby Smith Trophy Scholastic player of the year Cole Perfetti, Saginaw Spirit
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy Overage player of the year Austen Keating, Ottawa 67's
Jim Rutherford Trophy Goaltender of the year Nico Daws, Guelph Storm
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy Humanitarian of the year Jacob Ingham, Kitchener Rangers
Roger Neilson Memorial Award Top academic college/university player Jacob Golden, Erie Otters
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award Top academic high school player Logan LeSage, Owen Sound Attack
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy Team captain that best exemplifies character and commitment Ty Dellandrea, Flint Firebirds
Prospect player awards
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Jack Ferguson Award First overall pick in priority selection Ty Nelson, North Bay Battalion
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy OHL Cup MVP Not Awarded

All-Star teams

The OHL All-Star Teams were selected by the OHL's General Managers.[10]

First team

Second team

Third team

All-Rookie teams

The OHL All-Rookie Teams were selected by the OHL's General Managers.[11]

First team

Second team

2020 OHL Priority Selection

On April 4, 2020, the OHL conducted the 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. The North Bay Battalion held the first overall pick in the draft, and selected Ty Nelson from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens of the GTHL. Nelson was awarded the Jack Ferguson Award, awarded to the top pick in the draft.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round of the 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.[12]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Ty Nelson (D) Canada Canada North Bay Battalion Toronto, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
2 Pano Fimis (C) Canada Canada Niagara IceDogs Richmond Hill, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
3 Max Namestnikov (C) United States United States Sarnia Sting Wolverine Lake, Michigan Detroit Honeybaked U15 (HPHL)
4 Bryce McConnell-Barker (C) Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds London, Ontario London Jr. Knights (MHAO)
5 Paul Ludwinski (C) Canada Canada Kingston Frontenacs Pickering, Ontario Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
6 Jorian Donovan (D) Canada Canada Hamilton Bulldogs Richmond, Ontario Kanata Lasers (HEO Midget)
7 Zakary Lavoie (RW) Canada Canada Mississauga Steelheads Orleans, Ontario Toronto Nationals (GTHL)
8 Spencer Sova (D) Canada/United States Canada/USA Erie Otters Windsor, Ontario Detroit Honeybaked U15 (HPHL)
9 Hunter Haight (C) Canada Canada Barrie Colts Strathroy, Ontario Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs (MHAO)
10 Cedrick Guindon (C) Canada Canada Owen Sound Attack Rockland, Ontario Rockland Nationals (HEO Midget)
11 David Goyette (C) Canada Canada Sudbury Wolves Hawkesbury, Ontario South Kent Selects U15 (NPHL15)
12 Matthew Poitras (C) Canada Canada Guelph Storm Brooklin, Ontario Whitby Wildcats (OMHA-EHL)
13 Aidan Castle (LW) Canada Canada Oshawa Generals Mississauga, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)
14 Ryan Abraham (C) United States United States Windsor Spitfires Livonia, Michigan Detroit Compuware U15 (HPHL)
15 Donovan McCoy (D) Canada Canada Peterborough Petes Belleville, Ontario Quinte Red Devils (OMHA-EHL)
16 Gavin Hayes (RW) United States United States Flint Firebirds Westland, Michigan Detroit Compuware U15 (HPHL)
17 Andrew Leblanc (C) Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers Port Colborne, Ontario Southern Tier Admirals (OMHA-SCTA)
18 Adam Fantilli (C) Canada Canada Saginaw Spirit Nobleton, Ontario Kimball Union Academy Wildcats (NEPS)
19 Ben Bujold (C) Canada Canada London Knights Richmond, Ontario Kanata Lasers (HEO Midget)
20 Nicholas Moldenhauer (RW) Canada Canada Ottawa 67's Mississauga, Ontario Toronto Titans (GTHL)

2020 CHL Import Draft

On June 30, 2020, the Canadian Hockey League conducted the 2020 CHL Import Draft, in which teams in all three CHL leagues participate in. The North Bay Battalion held the first pick in the draft by a team in the OHL, and selected Matvei Petrov from Russia with their selection.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round by Ontario Hockey League teams in the 2020 CHL Import Draft. [13]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Last Team
1 Matvei Petrov (RW) Russia Russia North Bay Battalion Moscow, Russia MHK Krylia Sovetov Moscow
4 Danil Gushchin (LW) Russia Russia Niagara IceDogs Yekaterinburg, Russia Muskegon Lumberjacks
7 Alex Geci (C) Slovakia Slovakia Sarnia Sting Topolcany, Slovakia Slovan Bratislava Jr.
10 No selection made Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
13 No selection made Kingston Frontenacs
16 Artyom Grushnikov (D) Russia Russia Hamilton Bulldogs Moscow, Russia Moscow CSKA Krasnaya Armiya
19 Kasper Larsen (D) Denmark Denmark Mississauga Steelheads Rodovre, Denmark Rodovre Mighty Bulls
22 Alexei Kolosov (G) Belarus Belarus Erie Otters Minsk, Belarus Belarus U20
25 Stanislav Vrhel (C) Czech Republic Czech Republic Barrie Colts Chomutov, Czech Republic Peliitat
28 Noah Delemont (D) Switzerland Switzerland Owen Sound Attack Biel, Switzerland Acadie-Bathurst Titan
31 Samu Tuomaala (RW) Finland Finland Sudbury Wolves Oulu, Finland Karpat Oulu Jr.
34 No selection made Guelph Storm
37 David Mudrak (D) Slovakia Slovakia Oshawa Generals Zvolen, Slovakia TPS Turku Jr.
40 Daniil Sobolev (D) Russia Russia Windsor Spitfires St. Petersburg, Russia Moscow Spartak Jr.
43 Brian Zanetti (D) Switzerland Switzerland Peterborough Petes Lugano, Switzerland Lugano HC Jr.
46 Dmitry Kuzmin (D) Belarus Belarus Flint Firebirds Kholstovo, Belarus Belarus U20
49 Pavel Cajan (G) Czech Republic Czech Republic Kitchener Rangers Liberec, Czech Republic Liberec Bili Tygri Jr.
52 Pavel Mintyukov (D) Russia Russia Saginaw Spirit Moscow, Russia MHC Dynamo Moscow Jr.
55 John Jason Peterka (LW) Germany Germany London Knights Munich, Germany Munchen Red Bull EHC
57 Vsevolod Gaidamak (C) Russia Russia Ottawa 67's Khabarovsk, Russia Moscow Spartak U17

2020 NHL Entry Draft

On October 6-7, 2020, the National Hockey League conducted the 2020 NHL Entry Draft held via video conference call. In total, 31 players from the Ontario Hockey League were selected in the draft. Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves was the highest player from the OHL to be selected, as he was taken with the second overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings.

Below are the players selected from OHL teams at the NHL Entry Draft. [14]

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team Hometown OHL Team
1 2 Quinton Byfield (C) Canada Canada Los Angeles Kings Newmarket, Ontario Sudbury Wolves
1 6 Jamie Drysdale (D) Canada Canada Anaheim Ducks Toronto, Ontario Erie Otters
1 8 Jack Quinn (RW) Canada Canada Buffalo Sabres Cobden, Ontario Ottawa 67's
1 9 Marco Rossi (C) Austria Austria Minnesota Wild Feldkirch, Austria Ottawa 67's
1 10 Cole Perfetti (C) Canada Canada Winnipeg Jets Whitby, Ontario Saginaw Spirit
1 23 Tyson Foerster (RW) Canada Canada Philadelphia Flyers Alliston, Ontario Barrie Colts
1 27 Jacob Perreault (RW) Canada Canada Anaheim Ducks Montreal, Quebec Sarnia Sting
2 39 Ryan O'Rourke (D) Canada Canada Minnesota Wild Pickering, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2 42 Luke Evangelista (RW) Canada Canada Nashville Predators Oakville, Ontario London Knights
2 48 Jan My?ák (C) Czech Republic Czech Republic Montreal Canadiens Litvinov, Czech Republic Hamilton Bulldogs
2 60 William Cuylle (LW) Canada Canada New York Rangers Toronto, Ontario Windsor Spitfires
3 63 Donovan Sebrango (D) Canada Canada Detroit Red Wings Kingston, Ontario Kitchener Rangers
3 75 Jean-Luc Foudy (C) Canada Canada Colorado Avalanche Scarborough, Ontario Windsor Spitfires
3 84 Nico Daws (G) Canada Canada New Jersey Devils Burlington, Ontario Guelph Storm
3 93 Jack Thompson (D) Canada Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Courtice, Ontario Sudbury Wolves
4 94 Zayde Wisdom (RW) Canada Canada Philadelphia Flyers Toronto, Ontario Kingston Frontenacs
4 98 Brandon Coe (RW) Canada Canada San Jose Sharks Toronto, Ontario North Bay Battalion
4 99 Jaromir Pytlik (C) Czech Republic Czech Republic New Jersey Devils Dacice, Czech Republic Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
4 119 Tanner Dickinson (C) United States United States St. Louis Blues Perrysburg, Ohio Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
4 123 Antonio Stranges (LW) United States United States Dallas Stars Plymouth, Michigan London Knights
5 126 Tyler Tullio (RW) Canada Canada Edmonton Oilers Lakeshore, Ontario Oshawa Generals
5 127 Evan Vierling (C) Canada Canada New York Rangers Aurora, Ontario Barrie Colts
5 128 Martin Chromiak (RW) Slovakia Slovakia Los Angeles Kings Ilava, Slovakia Kingston Frontenacs
5 141 Isaak Phillips (D) Canada Canada Chicago Blackhawks Barrie, Ontario Sudbury Wolves
5 145 Ole Julian Bjorgvik-Holm (D) Norway Norway Columbus Blue Jackets Oslo, Norway Mississauga Steelheads
6 162 Yevgeni Oksentyuk (LW) Belarus Belarus Dallas Stars Brest, Belarus Flint Firebirds
6 163 Will Cranley (G) Canada Canada St. Louis Blues Peterborough, Ontario Ottawa 67's
6 172 Chad Yetman (C) Canada Canada Chicago Blackhawks Whitby, Ontario Erie Otters
6 174 Rory Kerins (C) Canada Canada Calgary Flames Caledon, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
7 205 Ilya Solovyov (D) Belarus Belarus Calgary Flames Mogilev, Belarus Saginaw Spirit
7 217 Declan McDonell (RW) United States United States Tampa Bay Lightning Lake View, New York Kitchener Rangers

World U-17 Hockey Challenge

The World U-17 Hockey Challenge was held in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from November 2-9, 2019. Russia won the tournament, defeating the United States 6-2 in the gold medal game. The Czech Republic won the bronze medal, as they defeated Canada White 3-2 in overtime to claim the medal.

Canada sent three teams to the tournament: Canada Black, Canada Red, and Canada White. Other countries participating in the tournament were Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. Only the three clubs representing Canada had players from the OHL on their teams. [15]

Canada Black

The Canada Black team had ten players from the OHL on their team. They included: Brandt Clarke, (Barrie Colts); Ethan Del Mastro, (Mississauga Steelheads); Benjamin Gaudreau, (Sarnia Sting); Kaleb Lawrence, (Owen Sound Attack); Landon McCallum, (Sudbury Wolves); Max McCue, (London Knights); Brennan Othmann, (Flint Firebirds); Shane Wright, (Kingston Frontenacs); Ryan Winterton, (Hamilton Bulldogs); and Danny Zhilkin (Guelph Storm). The head coach of the team was Niagara IceDogs associate coach Jody Hull. London Knights assistant coach Drew Hunter worked as an assistant coach. [16]

Shane Wright was named captain of the team. He tied for the team lead in points with seven, as he scored four goals and three assists in five games. Goaltender Benjamin Gaudreau earned a 1-1 record with a 5.95 GAA and a .787 save percentage in four games.

Canada Red

The Canada Red team had seven players from the OHL on their team. They included: Josh Bloom, (Saginaw Spirit); Jacob Holmes, (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds); Wyatt Johnston, (Windsor Spitfires); Braeden Kressler, (Flint Firebirds); Connor Lockhart, (Erie Otters); Francesco Pinelli, (Kitchener Rangers); and Connor Punnett, (Saginaw Spirit). Kingston Frontenacs head coach Kurtis Foster worked as an assistant coach on the team. [17]

Wyatt Johnston tied for the team lead in points, as he scored two goals and three assists to earn five points in five games.

Canada White

The Canada White team had seven players from the OHL on their team. They included: Liam Arnsby, (North Bay Battalion); Jon-Randall Avon, (Peterborough Petes); Jack Beck, (Ottawa 67's); Isaac Enright, (Niagara IceDogs); Brett Harrison, (Oshawa Generals); Mason McTavish, (Peterborough Petes); and Chase Stillman, (Sudbury Wolves). [18]

Chase Stillman was the highest scoring OHL player on the team, as he scored one goal and added three assists in six games.

CIBC Canada/Russia Series

The 2019 CHL Canada/Russia Series was held from November 4 until November 14, as an all-star team from each of the three leagues in the Canadian Hockey League faced off a select team of players from Russia. Each league hosts two games, and the two games hosted by the Ontario Hockey League in 2019 were held at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener, Ontario on November 7, and Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. Previously, two games were hosted by the QMJHL, as TD Station in Saint John, New Brunswick hosted the first game of the series on November 4, followed by the second game of the series played at Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick. After the two games hosted by the OHL, the final two games of the series were hosted by the WHL, as the fifth game of the series was held at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The sixth and final game of the series was held at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

QMJHL

The 2019 CIBC Canada/Russia Series began on November 4, as Russia defeated the QMJHL 5-4 at TD Station in Saint John, New Brunswick.[19] The following evening, the QMJHL defeated Russia 4-3 in overtime at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.[20] Russia held a four-point to two lead over the CHL after two games.

Kitchener

The third game of the series was played at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener, Ontario on November 7. London Knights head coach Dale Hunter was the head coach of Team OHL. The assistant coaches of the team included Jay McKee, who is the head coach of the Kitchener Rangers; Andre Tourigny, who is the head coach of the Ottawa 67's; and Dylan Hunter, who is an assistant coach with the London Knights.

The OHL got off to a solid start, as Ty Dellandrea of the Flint Firebirds scored the opening goal of the game 5:12 into the first period on the power play, giving the OHL a 1-0 lead. Just over three minutes later, Cole Perfetti of the Saginaw Spirit scored for the OHL, as they took a 2-0 lead after the first period. Nico Daws of the Guelph Storm was strong in goal, stopping all nine shots he faced.

The OHL extended their lead to 3-0 on a goal by Connor McMichael of the London Knights at the 6:40 mark of the second period. Midway through the period, the OHL made a goaltender change, as Nico Daws left the game stopping all 13 shots he faced. He was replaced by Cedrick Andree of the Ottawa 67's. Andree played solid for the remainder of the period, stopping the four shots that were fired at him, as the OHL took a 3-0 lead into the second intermission.

In the third period, the OHL's Akil Thomas of the Niagara IceDogs extended the lead to 4-0 after an unassisted goal with just over three minutes remaining in the period. With only 42 seconds remaining, Russia's Vladislav Mikhailov spoiled the shutout bid, as he beat Andree with his shot. The final score of the game was 4-1 for the OHL, as the CHL took a lead of five points to four after this game in the series.

Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves was named the OHL Player of the Game, as he recorded two assists. Vasily Podkolzin was named the Player of the Game for Russia. Attendance for the game was 7,436.[21]


November 7 Russia 1 - 4 OHL Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 5:12 - pp - Ty Dellandrea (1)
8:35 - Cole Perfetti (1)
No scoring Second period 6:40 - Connor McMichael (1)
Vladislav Mikhailov (1) - 19:18 Third period 16:50 - Akil Thomas (1)
Daniil Isayev (30 saves / 34 shots) Goalie stats (13 saves / 13 shots) Nico Daws
(13 saves / 14 shots) Cedrick Andree


London

The fourth game of the series was played at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario on November 11. The CHL held a five points to four lead over Russia heading into the game. Kitchener Rangers head coach Jay McKee, who was an assistant coach for the OHL for game three, was not available for this game of the series. Dale Hunter of the London Knights remained the head coach, and was assisted by Ottawa 67's head coach Andre Tourigny and by London Knights assistant coach Dylan Hunter.

The OHL took a 1-0 lead in the game, as Connor McMichael of the London Knights beat Russia goaltender Amir Miftakhov. The OHL took this lead into the first intermission, as goaltender Hunter Jones of the Peterborough Petes stopped all seven shots he saw.

The two clubs skated to a score less second period, as Jones stopped all 10 shots he faced for the OHL, while Russia's Miftakhov stopped seven. Late in the second period, Serron Noel of the Oshawa Generals took a four minute high-sticking penalty, giving Russia the extended power play.

Russia made Noel pay for his penalty, as early in the third period, Rodion Amirov tied the game with a power play goal at 2:36, making it 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Noel scored an unassisted goal for the OHL, as they regained the lead at 2-1. At 7:52, Russia's Ilya Kruglov took a delay of game penalty, sending the OHL back on the power play. Despite being shorthanded, Russia tied the game as Lev Komissarov beat Jones at 9:31, making the score 2-2. The game would remained tied and head into overtime.

In overtime, neither team scored, as Russia out shot the OHL 4-3 during the five minute extra period, sending the game into a shootout. In the first round of the shootout, McMichael missed on his shot, while Danil Savunov scored for Russia, giving them a 1-0 lead. In the second round, Cole Perfetti of the Saginaw Spirit scored for the OHL, however, Russia held on to the lead as Maxim Sorkin scored, making it 2-1. In the third round, Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves was stopped by Miftakov, while Ivan Morozov scored for Russia, extending their lead to 3-1. In the fourth round of the shootout, the OHL must score to extend it, however, Akil Thomas failed to score, as Russia took the shootout victory. This victory tied the series at six points each for the CHL and Russia.

Serron Noel of the Oshawa Generals was named the OHL Player of the Game, as he recorded a goal and five shots. Vasily Podkolzin was named the Player of the Game for Russia. Attendance for the game was 7,673.[22]


November 11 Russia 3 - 2 (SO) OT OHL Budweiser Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 13:42 - Connor McMichael (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Rodion Amirov (1) - pp - 2:34
Lev Komissarov (1) - sh - 9:21
Third period 4:23 - Serron Noel (1)
No scoring First overtime period No scoring
Amir Miftakhov (29 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats (28 saves / 30 shots) Hunter Jones


WHL

The 2019 CIBC Canada/Russia Series concluded with two games played against the WHL. The fifth game of the series was played at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on November 13, as the WHL defeated Russia 2-1 in overtime to take an eight-point to seven lead in the series.[23] In the final game of the series, held at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Russia defeated the WHL 4-3 in a shootout, which tied the series at nine points each. This led to a second shootout to determine the winner of the series, as the WHL defeated Russia in the shootout, clinching the series victory for the CHL.[24]

2020 IIHF World Junior Championship

The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship is being held in Ostrava and T?inec, Czech Republic, starting on December 26, 2019. The tournament concluded on January 5, 2020. Seventeen OHL players were on five rosters in this tournament, including nine on Canada, three on the Czech Republic, two on Switzerland, two on the United States, and one player on Finland. Sweden had a former OHL player, as Rasmus Sandin, who played with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds during the 2017-18, was on the roster. [25]

Canada

The Canadian had nine current players on their roster that played in the OHL. The players on the Canadian team were: Kevin Bahl, (Ottawa 67's); Quinton Byfield, (Sudbury Wolves); Nico Daws, (Guelph Storm); Ty Dellandrea, (Flint Firebirds); Jamie Drysdale, (Erie Otters); Aidan Dudas, (Owen Sound Attack); Liam Foudy, (London Knights); Connor McMichael, (London Knights); and Akil Thomas, (Niagara IceDogs). Dale Hunter, the head coach of the London Knights, was the head coach of the Canadian team. Barrett Hayton, who played with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 2016-19, currently plays with the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League, was named captain of the team.

Hayton led the Canadian team in scoring, as he scored six goals and 12 points in seven games. McMichael scored five goals and seven points in seven games, ranking second on the club in goals. Dellandrea earned three goals and five points in seven games, while Foudy also scored three goals, while adding an assist for four points in seven games. Drysdale scored a goal and three points in seven games, ranking third among Canadian defensemen in the tournament in points. Thomas scored a goal and an assist in seven games. His lone goal was the gold medal winning goal for the team. Dudas earned two assists in seven games, while Byfield and Bahl each earned an assist in seven games. In goal, Daws appeared in two games, earning a 1-1 record with a 5.83 GAA and a .840 save percentage.

Canada finished the preliminary round with nine points, finishing in first place in Group B. In the playoff round, Canada defeated Slovakia 6-1 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, the Canadians shutout Finland 5-0, earning a berth into the gold medal game. In the final game, Canada overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat Russia 4-3, winning the gold medal for the eighteenth time in tournament history.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic had three current OHL players on their roster. Jan Jeník, (Hamilton Bulldogs); Matej Pekar, (Barrie Colts); and Jaromir Pytlik, (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) all made the roster of the team. Former OHL player, Petr Cajka, who played with the Erie Otters during the 2018-19 season, was also named to their roster. Cajka was a member of Genève-Servette HC of the National League in Switzerland at the time of the tournament.

Jenik suffered a season ending knee injury during the tournament. Prior to his injury, Jenik scored two goals, which ranked him second on the team, as well as earning an assist for three points in three games. Cajka scored a goal in five games for the team, while both Pytlik and Pekar each earned an assist in five games.

The Czech Republic finished the preliminary round with four points, finishing in fourth place in Group B. The Czech Republic finished the tournament in seventh place as they lost to Sweden by a score of 5-0 in the quarter-finals.

Finland

Kari Piiroinen of the Windsor Spitfires was the only member of the OHL to be on the roster of Team Finland.

Piiroinen appeared in one game for Finland, earning a 1-0 record with a 1.00 GAA and a .955 save percentage.

Finland finished the preliminary round in third place in Group A, earning seven points. In the playoff round, Finland opened the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over the United States. In the semi-finals, Finland lost to Canada 5-0, which sent the team to the bronze medal game. Finland finished the tournament in fourth place, as the lost the bronze medal game by a score of 3-2 against Sweden

Switzerland

Team Switzerland had two members of the OHL on their team roster. The players were Nico Gross, (Oshawa Generals); and Kyen Sopa, (Niagara IceDogs). Former OHL player Stephane Patry, who played with the Erie Otters during the 2017-18 season, was also named to the roster. At the time of the tournament, Patry played with Genève-Servette HC of the National League in Switzerland.

Gross scored a goal in three games for the team, while Sopa and Patry each earned an assist in five games.

Switzerland finished the preliminary round with nine points, finishing second in Group A standings. Switzerland finished the tournament in fifth place as they lost to Russia by a score of 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

United States

The United States had two players of the OHL on their roster. The players were Arthur Kaliyev, (Hamilton Bulldogs); and Nick Robertson, (Peterborough Petes).

Kaliyev tied for the team lead in goals, as he scored four goals in five games. Kaliyev also added two assists, earning six points, ranking him third in team scoring. Robertson scored two goals and three assists for five points in five games, as his point total ranked fourth on the team.

The USA finished the preliminary round with eight points, finishing in second place in Group B. In the quarter-finals, the USA lost to Finland 1-0, eliminating the team from the tournament. The USA finished in sixth place.

2020 IIHF U-20 Division 1A Championship

The 2020 IIHF U-20 Division 1A Championship was held in Minsk, Belarus from December 9 until December 15, 2019. Five current OHL players were on two teams in this tournament.

Austria

David Maier of the Peterborough Petes was the only member of the OHL on the Austrian roster. Maier scored one goal and three assists for four points in five games, ranking him tied for fourth in team scoring.

Austria finished the tournament in first place with 12 points in five games. The team was promoted to the top division, and will compete at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Belarus

Team Belarus had four OHL players on their roster. The players were Vladislav Kolyachonok, (Flint Firebirds); Evgeniy Oksentyuk, (Flint Firebirds); Vitali Pinchuk, (Kingston Frontenacs); and Ilya Solovyov, (Saginaw Spirit).

Among OHL players, Evgeniy Oksentyk was the scoring leader, as he scored a goal and six assists for seven points in five games. Oksentyk finished second on the team scoring list. Vitali Pinchuk scored two goals, which ranked him tied for the second highest on the club.

During the tournament, Belarus finished in third place, as they recorded 11 points in five games.

Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

The Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is an annual event in which forty of the top NHL Entry Draft eligible prospects in the Canadian Hockey League play against each other in an all-star game format. The 2019-20 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game was held at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Seventeen players from the OHL participated in the event.

Team Red

Team Red was coached by Rob Wilson of the Peterborough Petes. His assistant coach was Vince Laise, who works as an associate coach with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Ten players from the OHL were named to the roster. The players included were Quinton Byfield, Sudbury Wolves; Nico Daws, Guelph Storm; Jamie Drysdale, Erie Otters; Luke Evangelista, London Knights; Jean-Luc Foudy, Windsor Spitfires; Jacob Perreault, Sarnia Sting; Jack Quinn, Ottawa 67's; Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67's; Donovan Sebrango, Kitchener Rangers; and Antonio Stranges, London Knights.

Quinn was named the Team Red Player of the Game, as he recorded a first period goal for the team. Both Evangelista and Stranges earned assists for the team as Team Red lost the game 5-3.

Team White

Team White was coached by George Burnett of the Guelph Storm. His assistant coach was Trevor Letowski, who is the head coach of the Windsor Spitfires. Seven players from the OHL were named to the team. The players included were Brandon Coe of the North Bay Battalion; Will Cuylle, Windsor Spitfires; Tyson Foerster, Barrie Colts; Ryan O'Rourke, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds; Cole Perfetti, Saginaw Spirit; Jaromir Pytlik, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds; and Jack Thompson, Windsor Spitfires.

During the game, Foerster scored two goals for Team White, leading the club to a 5-3 victory. Foerster was named the Team White Player of the Game. Perfetti scored a goal and added an assist for two points in the game. Other OHL players who recorded a point were Coe and O'Rourke, who each earned an assist in the victory.

Game Summary

Jeremie Poirier of the Saint John Sea Dogs opened the scoring for Team Red at 3:58 of the first period. His goal was assisted by a pair of London Knights players, Luke Evangelista and Antonio Stranges. Just over two minutes later, Team White tied the game on a goal by Kaiden Guhle of the Red Deer Rebels. OHLers Cole Perfetti of the Windsor Spitfires and Brandon Coe of the North Bay Battalion earned assists. Before the end of the period, Jack Quinn of the Ottawa 67's scored with 1:53 remaining in the period, giving Team Red the 2-1 lead heading into the intermission. Jacob Perreault of the Sarnia Sting and Marco Rossi earned assists on the goal. Team Red goaltender Brock Gould of the Moose Jaw Warriors made 11 saves in the period, while Samuel Hlavaj of the Sherbrooke Phoenix made eight saves.

In the second period, Team White's Tyson Foerster of the Barrie Colts scored 2:03 into the period, tying the game 2-2, as Connor Zary of the Kamloops Blazers and Ryan O'Rourke earned assists. Just under eight minutes later, Foerster scored his second goal of the game, as Zary and Ridly Greig of the Brandon Wheat Kings earned assists, giving Team White their first lead of the game at 3-2. Fifteen seconds later, at 10:17 of the period, Team White made a goaltending change, as Hlavaj was relieved in favour of Dylan Garand of the Kamloops Blazers. Hlavaj made 11 saves on 13 shots. At 13:12 of the second period, Braden Schneider of the Brandon Wheat Kings scored for Team White, extending their lead to 4-2, as Foerster and Zary each earned assists on the goal. Team White took the 4-2 lead into the intermission. Team White also had a 26-17 lead on the shot clock after two periods.

Early in the third period, Team Red's Donovan Sebrango of the Kitchener Rangers and Team White's Will Cuylle of the Windsor Spitfires got into a fight, with each player receiving a five-minute major penalty. The score remained 4-2 late in the period, as Team Red pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker. That led to an unassisted empty net goal by Team White's Cole Perfetti, making the score 5-2. With one second left in the game, Team Red scored, as Dawson Mercer of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens scored, as Poirier and Justin Sourdif of the Vancouver Giants earned assists. The final score of the game was 5-3. Garand made 10 saves on 11 shots in relief for Team White, while Gould played the entire game for Team Red, making 27 saves on 31 shots.

Foerster was named the Team White Player of the Game, as he scored two goals and added an assist in the victory. Quinn was named the Team Red Player of the Game, as he scored a first period goal which temporarily gave Team Red a lead. Attendance for the game at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario was 6,436.


January 16 Team White 5 - 3 Team Red FirstOntario Centre Recap  
Kaiden Guhle (1) - 6:17 First period 3:58 - Jeremie Poirier (1)
18:07 - Jack Quinn (1)
Tyson Foerster (1) - 2:03
Tyson Foerster (2) - 10:02
Braden Schneider (1) - 13:12
Second period No scoring
Cole Perfetti (1) - en - 17:18 Third period 19:59 - Dawson Mercer (1)
Samuel Hlavaj (11 saves / 13 shots)
Dylan Garand (10 saves / 11 shots)
Goalie stats (27 saves / 31 shots) Brock Gould


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