Ontario Hockey League Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinal
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 Saginaw Spirit 0
( Saginaw leads the best of 7; 3-1 )
Eastern Conference Semifinals
Ottawa 67's 3 Sudbury Wolves 2 (3OT)
( Ottawa wins the best of 7; 4-0 & advances to the Bobby Orr Trophy-Eastern Final )
Oshawa Generals 7 Niagara IceDogs 3
( The best of 7 is tied 2-2 )
Greyhounds 3 Spirit 0
Matthew Villalta stopped 25 shots as the greyhounds avoided the sweep.
Jordan Sambrook, Keeghan Howdeshell and Barrett Hayton scored for Sault Ste Marie.
The Spirit lead the best of 7; 3-1 with Game 5 tonight in Saginaw
67's 3 Wolves 2 (3OT)
Tye Felhaber scored on the power play at 10:15 of the 3rd overtime for the 67's, ending the 5th longest game in OHL history .
Mitchell Hoelscher and overage Kyle Maksimovich had the other goals for Ottawa who swept the series 4 straight & advance to the Eastern Conference Championship Series for the first time since 2012.
Michael DiPietro made 58 saves for the win while Sudbury’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 60 saves in the loss
Adam Ruzicka and Nolan Hutcheson scored the Sudbury goals
Generals 7 IceDogs 3
Nando Eggenberger and Anthony Salinitri each scored twice for the Generals who tied the best of 7; 2-2
Captain Kyle MacLean, Giovanni Vallati and Collingwood native Allan McShane also scored for Oshawa
Matthew Philip, Akil Thomas and Jason Robertson scored for Niagara
The IceDogs will host Game 5 in St. Catharines on Saturday night.
Western Conference Semifinal Tonight
Guelph Storm at London Knights
( London leads the best of 7; 3-1 )
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds at Saginaw Spirit
( Saginaw leads the best of 7; 3-0 )
The Ontario Hockey League today announced the appointment of Kyle Pereira as its Director of Player Recruitment.
A 28-year-old from Brampton, Ont, Pereira will be responsible for developing and implementing league recruitment strategy and activities, and liaising with Minor Midget teams across Ontario and parts of the United States. He will work closely with Minor Midget players and families to provide them with information and education regarding the opportunities the OHL provides. Pereira will also help further the development of the OHL Alumni Association, engage with and grow its membership, and coordinate annual events.
“The OHL provided me with an opportunity to not only develop as a hockey player, but also as a student athlete upon graduation from the league,” Pereira said. “I was very fortunate to have leveraged the OHL Scholarship Program to complete both my undergraduate and graduate degrees while still progressing my hockey career at the U Sports level.
“The OHL was certainly a springboard both athletically and educationally. It prepared me exceptionally well to make the transition into my career and I am thrilled for the opportunity to return to the OHL and work with the next generation of players and families.”
Originally a sixth round pick in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, Pereira spent four seasons in the league including three as a member of his hometown Battalion from 2008-11 before completing his OHL experience as a member of the Guelph Storm in 2012. That final season he not only served as alternate captain, but won the club’s Leadership Award and was the Community Hero & Humanitarian of the Year recipient. He was also recognized at the league level as the 2012 Roger Neilson Memorial Award winner presented to the top post-secondary student in the OHL. Pereira continued his hockey career at Saint Mary’s University where he played four seasons for the Huskies through 2015-16. His tenure included AUS All-Rookie Team honours in 2012-13 followed by the prestigious Academic All-Canadian distinction his final season. Pereira received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2015 then completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2017.
“We are excited to welcome Kyle back to the OHL as the newly appointed Director of Player Recruitment,” said Joe Birch, OHL Senior Director of Player Development and Special Events. “Kyle will be an excellent resource for prospective OHL players and families and will undoubtedly excel in this role given his communication skills and passion for the game. Kyle will have the ability to draw upon his own experience as an OHL and U Sports student athlete to assist players through their Minor Midget season.”
Pereira joins the league after working most recently as an Account Manager with The Delivery Group where his experience was profiled in the CHL Leaders segment on Junior Hockey Magazine.
The position was previously held by Daniel Broussard for parts of three seasons before departing in the spring to pursue new business opportunities outside of hockey.
PJHL Playoffs-Schmalz Cup Semifinal
Exeter Hawks at Grimsby Peach Kings
( The best of 7 is tied 2-2 )
Game 6 is Saturday night in Exeter
The winner of this series advances to meet the Napanee Raiders in the Schmalz Cup Championship series
Thursday Ladies Volleyball
Mackhall Mobility 7 Berner's 1
GT Cycle & McNabb Construction tied 4-4
Sound Auto Care Paralyzers 6 Crushers 2
Jessco Builders & Van Wyk's tied 4-4
Tin Man Aluminum 8 Bill Davenport Carpentry 0
Bruce Wild CFP 5 Carson's Camp 3
Ontario Hockey Federation Atom Championship Tournament
The Owen Sound Leeder & Associates Jr. Attack are competing