Here we are in week 2 of the OHL season. In case you missed it the Hounds opened the season last week with a big 10-3 win over the Sudbury Wolves. The week was capped off when Jared McCann was named as one who was considered for the OHL player of the week that ultimately went to Michael Dal Colle of the Oshawa Generals.
The Hounds enter the week with the Top PP in the league at 66% and the top PK in the league at 100%. Also of note is that 3 Hounds were named to the NHL CSS draft watch list. Jared McCann was given an “A” ranking, Kyle Jenkins was given a “C” ranking and Brandon Halverson was given a “C” ranking as well.
Without further ado let’s get to what you need to know about this week’s opponents the North Bay Battalion and Barrie Colts.
Friday September 27th
North Bay Battalion @ Soo Greyhounds
Record (Overall/Road) (2-1-0-0/2-1-0-0)
Players to Watch
Mike Amadio: As mentioned above a SSM native. Mike is on fire to start the year with 5 points in 3 games after picking up 19 in 63 games a year ago
Barclay Goodrow: A minor midget teammate of former Hound Daniel Cattenacci. Barclay turned down an AHL contract to return to North Bay for his OA year and captain the Battalion
Saturday September 28th
Barrie Colts @ Soo Greyhounds
Record (Overall/Road) (2-0-0-0/0-0-0-0)
Players to Watch
Aaron Ekblad: Potential NHL 1st overall pick. Was the 2nd player granted exceptional status to enter the OHL as a 15 year old. Captained Canada’s gold medal entry in the summers Ivan Hlinka tournament.
Zach Hall: OA is the Eastern Conferences highest returning scorer after picking up 81 points in 63 games.
Andreas Athanasiou: Speedy forward who picked up 3 points in the Colts first game. Picked up 25 in 22 playoff games in the Colts run to the OHL final last year. Was a 4th round pick of the Red Wings in 2012