Prospects Wrap Up

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The first weekend in the CHL ended and we take a look at how the Leafs prospects performed.

Mississauga captain Stuart Percy recorded one goal over the weekend as the Steelheads split their first two games of the season. Percy scored in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Barrie as he was also a +2.

Tyler Biggs played his first two OHL games for the Oshawa Generals and the rugged forward dropped the gloves in his first game. He picked up his first OHL point (assist) in Friday’s 4-2 loss to Sudbury.

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Prospects To Begin Season

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The 2012-13 Ontario Hockey League season is set to begin tonight with Leafs prospect Tyler Biggs playing his first game in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals against Peterborough.

“I’m really excited to get everything going,” Biggs said in an interview with the Toronto Star. “I’ve been waiting all summer just to play hockey, to be part of something and I think we can do big things here.”

Biggs was the Leafs first round pick, 22nd overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. He played one season at Miami University in Ohio where he had ...

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Finn Named Captain Of Guelph Storm

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The Ontario Hockey League is closing in on the opening of the 2012-13 season and it was announced Tuesday by the Guelph Storm that Leafs 2012 second round pick Matt Finn has been named captain for the junior club this season.

Finn took to Twitter after the announcement. Give him a follow @brotherfinner

https://twitter.com/brotherfinner/status/245728177647927297

The Toronto, Ontario native had a breakthrough season with the Storm last season recording 48 points (10 goals, 38 assists) in 61 games. He was named the Storm’s Most Valuable Player.

Finn was an alternate captain for the Storm in the 2011-12 season.

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Leafs Hit The Links For Team Up Foundation

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The Maple Leafs players, coaches, management and alumni teed off in the Leafs and Legends Charity Golf  Classic at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton on Monday in support of the MLSE Team Up Foundation. It was a beautiful day on the links and a great time was had by all.

Funds raised during the tournament will support the refurbishment of local Greenwood outdoor rink and Camp Maple Leaf.

Below are a few of the pictures and videos from today’s event.

As part of the day, players signed pucks, jerseys and other prizes ...

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#AskJVR

The Leafs biggest off-season addition, James van Riemsdyk will be in Toronto on Wednesday at the Leafs Hockey School presented by Rogers.  He will be meeting with the media at 10:45am which you can watch LIVE on mapleleafs.com.

We will also be speaking with him and we want to ask him your questions! If you are on Twitter, just send your questions by adding #askJVR

Wondering who his favourite player was? What sports did he play growing up? Submit them and we will pick the best ones.

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Leafs Sign Holzer

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A stalwart with the Marlies defence has signed a new contract with the Maple Leafs. It was announced on Monday that defenceman Korbinian Holzer has a new one-year contract with the Leafs.

The 24-year-old native of Munich, Germany played 67 regular season games with the Toronto Marlies last season. He recorded 20 points (one goal, 19 assists) along with 68 PIMs and a plus seven rating. Holzer played in all 17 playoff games where he had five points and a plus two rating.

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A Busy Off-Season For Franson

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Cody Franson was back at school Friday … the Leafs Hockey School that is. The Leafs defenceman was in town to help out on-ice activities for the day at MasterCard Centre.

“It’s fun, that was me back in the day and I haven’t forgotten those days and how much fun they are for kids,” Franson said.

It isn’t the only time this summer that Franson will be working with youngsters as they learn the game of hockey. He and Shea Weber help out at the Sicamous hockey school every August in British ...

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2012 Maple Leafs Selections

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The Maple Leafs will have six selections at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft beginning with the 5th selection Friday (7pm on TSN).

Here is a full rundown of what picks the Leafs have per round:

 *Toronto acquired a third-round pick in 2010 from Los Angeles in exchange for a third round pick in 2012 (June 26, 2010). Nashville later acquired Toronto’s third-round pick in 2012 and a sixth-round pick in 2011 from Los Angeles in exchange for a third-round pick in 2011. (June 25, 2011)

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Stirling-Rawdon Rewarded As Hockeyville Winner

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This year’s Kraft Hockeyville winner was Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario and in addition to hosting a 2012-13 NHL preseason game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets on October 3, the community also receives the $100,000 prize for arena upgrades from Kraft. 

The Krafty Hockeyvill celebration will not only be a big day for the community but the week leading up will have plenty of events in the Stirling-Rawdon area. For all the latest check out Kraft Hockeyville on Facebook.

Celebrating Kraft Canada’s cheque presentation to the Stirling-Rawdon Kraft Hockeyville Committee in ...

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McKegg, Knights Into Semi-Finals At Memorial Cup

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The London Knights have guaranteed themselves at least a berth in the Memorial Cup semi-finals on Friday following a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Check out the highlights

Leafs prospect Greg McKegg finally scored his first goal in the win since April 11th against Saginaw. McKegg had been dealing with a shoulder injury that cost him the conference final against Kitchener.

“It’s been a long time, but I never got down,” McKegg told the Toronto Sun. “Sure, there were some missed chances and rehab on the shoulder was tough, but ...

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Kuli Wins Gold, Memorial Cup In Full Swing

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The 2012 World Hockey Championships came to a close over the weekend with Russia winning the Gold medal over Slovakia 6-2. In the Bronze medal game, the Czech Republic defeated 3-2.

Nikolai Kulemin had one shot on net in the Gold Medal victory playing just over 12 minutes. He finished the tournament with four points in 10 games with a +4 rating while averaging 14:21 per game.

Prospect Leo Komarov had one goal in the tournament with a minus 1 rating as he saw over 13 minutes a game. Komarov earlier in ...

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Canada Bounced From Worlds

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The quarter-finals at the 2012 World Hockey Championships began Thursday with Canada being eliminated after suffering a 4-3 loss to Slovakia. It was the third straight season that Canada has been bounced during the quarter-final.

Canada led 3-2 with just over seven minutes to play when Milan Bartovic tied the game at 13:25. As Canada was killing off a penalty to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Getzlaf was given a kneeing major with 17:28 gone in the period. It took Slovakia four seconds to score the winning goal.

Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf ended the tournament with a ...

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Quarter-Finals All Set

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The 2012 World Hockey Championships are starting to wind down with the quarter-final games all set. Team Canada finished first in the Helsinki group and they will now face Slovakia Thursday.  With Canada finishing first in the group, they can’t face the powerful Russians until the final which is Sunday May 20. The other match ups include: Finland vs. USA, Russia vs. Norway and Sweden vs. Czech Republic.

Four of the five Maple Leafs playing in the tournament have advanced with Mikhail Grabovski and Belarus being the only one to see their ...

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McKegg & The Knights Memorial Cup Bound

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There will be one Leafs prospect taking part in the 2012 Memorial Cup as Greg McKegg and the London Knights are OHL Champions. The Knights defeated the Niagara Ice Dogs in five games including winning the final four games of the series. Check out the highlights of the clinching win.

London will now join the Saint John Sea Dogs, Edmonton Oil Kings and the host Shawinigan Cataractes in the tournament which begins May 18. You can watch the entire tournament on Sportsnet. London plays their two round robin games on May ...

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Latest News & Notes

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This is a big weekend for the CHL playoffs as the final two spots for the Memorial Cup could be determined. Tonight, Leafs prospect Greg McKegg and the London Knights could eliminate the Niagara Ice Dogs in the OHL final. You can watch the game on Sportsnet beginning at 7pm.

In the WHL, the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Brad Ross and the Portland Winterhawks in Game 5 4-3 Thursday to take a 3-2 series lead. The last three games in the series have all been determined by 4-3 scores. The series ...

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McKegg, Knights A Win Away From Memorial Cup Berth

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The CHL playoffs are nearing a close in all three leagues with Leafs prospect Greg McKegg and the London Knights in the OHL a win away from a berth in the 2012 Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Quebec.

The Knights defeated Niagara 4-1 Wednesday despite being outshot 37-21. Check out the highlights.

McKegg was held off the scoresheet for the second consecutive game. He has just two points in the series so far and 11 total in 14 playoff games. The Knights can wrap up the series at home Friday (7:00 pm Sportsnet).

In the WHL, ...

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Latests News & Notes

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It was a good night for Leafs prospect Greg McKegg and the London Knights as they took a 2-1 series lead over the Niagara Ice Dogs. McKegg was held scoreless but he was on the ice for the Knights opening goal. Check out the higlights of the game

The Leafs third round choice in 2010, McKegg has posted two points with a +2 rating in the series so far. For the playoffs, the St. Thomas, Ontario native has 11 points in 13 games.

Tuesday is a quiet day at the World Championships ...

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Keeping Tabs On The Prospects & World Championships

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It was a winning weekend for both Brad Ross and Greg McKegg as their junior teams rebounded from Game 1 losses.

McKegg and the London Knights evened the series with a 5-3 Game 2 win. McKegg recorded an assist and was a plus one giving him two points in the first two games of the series. He was injured during the last round but he has produced at just less than a point a game pace as he has 11 points in 12 playoff games this year. The two teams are ...

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World Championships Begin

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The 2012 World Hockey Championships in Finland/Sweden began Friday with five Maple Leafs set to represent their countries.

The players we will keep an eye on for you are Dion Phaneuf (Canada), Luke Schenn (Canada), Joey Crabb (USA), Mikhail Grabovski (Belarus) and Nikolai Kulemin (Russia).

Two players (Phaneuf and Grabovski) will be alternate captains for their countries.

For the first time fans will be able to stream every game from the tournament on their computer through Youtube. Check it out here 

Thursday saw the start of the respective OHL and WHL finals as two Leafs ...

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Ross Named WHL Player Of The Week

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Leafs prospect Brad Ross has been named the WHL Player Of The Week. Here is the press release from the WHL:

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward Brad Ross is the WHL Player of the Week.

Ross collected four points, scoring two goals and two assists while maintained a +3 rating in two games over the last week, helping the Winterhawks capture the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Championship with a 4-0 series win over the Tri-City Americans.

On Wednesday, April 25th, the Winterhawks played host ...

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