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Although the final result wasn’t what the players wanted, Matt Finn and Antoine Bibeau’s solid play at the 2014 Memorial Cup was recognized by the NHL’s Central Scouting.
Bibeau was named the Outstanding Goalie of the 2014 Memorial Cup. The 20-year-old made 178 saves in four games and finished the tournament with a 2.76 GAA and .932 save percentage. He was also named to the tournament All-Star team.
While Finn and the Storm were upset in the final on Sunday by Edmonton, the Etobicoke native was voted to the tournament All-Star team. ...
It was a tough day at the World Hockey Championship for four Leafs players as they suffered tough defeats and will not medal at the tournament this year.
Morgan Rielly, Nazem Kadri, James Reimer and Canada fell 3-2 to Finland. It was the fifth straight year that Canada has been eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the World Championship.
Canada entered the third period with a 2-1 lead but Finland scored twice in the period including a late goal to upset Canada.
Kadri played over 15 minutes and led Canada with six shots on ...
The playoff round for the 2014 World Hockey Championship in Belarus has been set with all four games taking place on Thursday.
Canada will face Finland (1pm TSN) and the USA vs Czech Republic (9am TSN) in one half of the bracket. A potential Canada vs. USA semi-final is on the line which would see four Leafs doing battle for a spot in the Gold medal game.
Canada’s head coach Dave Tippett has not said who would start in net with both James Reimer and Ben Scrivens having strong tournaments.
The other half ...
Canada concluded the preliminary round of the 2014 World Hockey Championship with a 3-2 win over Norway on Tuesday. The win secured first place in Group A and Canada’s quarter-final opponent will be known later today. All quarter-final games will be on Thursday with Canada’s game on TSN.
James Reimer started in net for Canada and wasn’t tested often as he faced just 16 shots. Reimer has a 3-0-1 record and a 2.20 GAA. It is not known who will start in net for Thursday’s quarter-final.
Morgan Rielly saw an increase in ...
It was a quiet day on the scoresheet for Leafs players at the 2014 World Hockey Championship but their respective countries both came away with much needed victories.
Canada beat Sweden 3-2 in overtime on a Ryan Ellis goal. With the win, Canada is in first place in Group A with just one group game remaining against Norway on Tuesday (5:45 am TSN). With a regulation victory over Norway on Tuesday, Canada would clinch the top seed in Group A.
Morgan Rielly picked up an assist on Kevin Bieksa’s 2nd period PP ...
The 2014 World Hockey Championship continued on Friday and it was a good day for Leafs netminder James Reimer as he stopped 21 of 22 shots in Canada’s 6-1 win over Italy. Reimer is 2-1 in three games with a 2.27 GAA.
With the win, Canada sits in first place in Group A ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Sweden (9:45am TSN).
Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly were both held off the scoresheet but Rielly did play 15:47 which was the highest ice-time for him in the tournament. Kadri played over 11 minutes.
Canada continued their winning ways at the World Hockey Championship on Thursday as they defeated Denmark 6-1. The win temporarily moved Canada back to first place in Group A pending Sweden’s result against France.
Nazem Kadri had two assists on the night along with four shots, +2 rating in 14:30 of ice-time. Kadri has recorded three assists in the first four games of the tournament as he plays on a line with Cody Hodgson and Troy Brouwer.
Rookie defenceman Morgan Rielly continues to be Canada’s seventh defenceman and playing on the powerplay. ...
The 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup begins this Friday in London and the Leafs will be well represented. Ryan Rupert (London), Matt Finn (Guelph) and Antoine Bibeau (Val-d’Or) will be aiming to win the biggest prize in Canadian junior hockey.
All three players had outstanding seasons for their respective teams none more so than 2013 sixth round selection Antoine Bibeau who backstopped Val-d’Or to the QMJHL President’s Cup championship. Bibeau was named the Guy Lafleur winner as playoff MVP after posting a record of 16-8 and a 2.80 goals against average, a ...
Team Canada won their second straight game at the World Hockey Championship on Monday as they defeated the Czech Republic 4-3.
Leafs netminder James Reimer started for Canada and turned aside 31 shots to pick up his first win in the 2014 tournament. Defenceman Morgan Rielly scored a power play goal for his first point of the tournament and it would be the eventual game winner as the Canada allowed two third period goals to hang on for the win. Rielly played just 3:30 in the game as the seventh defeneman.
Nazem Kadri was ...
Team Canada suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to France on the opening day of the 2014 World Hockey Championship.
James Reimer was in net for Canada and made 26 saves in the defeat. He was beaten once in the shootout as Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored on a high wrist shot to give France the win. It is expected that Ben Scrivens starts Saturday’s game against Slovakia (1:30pm TSN).
Although he was held off the scoresheet, Nazem Kadri led all Canadian players with six shots on net in over 16 minutes of ice-time. He saw time on ...
The 2014 World Hockey Championship will begin on Friday in Minsk, Belarus as Canada faces France (9:45am TSN) and the USA plays the hosts (1:45pm TSN).
You will be able to watch five Leafs in the tournament, three on Canada (James Reimer, Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly), Jake Gardiner with the USA and Nik Kulemin will be representing Russia.
It was announced on Thursday by Dave Tippett, Canada’s head coach for the tournament that James Reimer will start the first game against France. Reimer played in the 2011 tournament and posted a 4-0-0 ...
Get to know Leafs prospect Connor Brown, the winner of the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player.
Brown captured the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the league’s Top Scorer setting a franchise record with 128 points in 68 games including 45 goals and 83 assists. His 128 points was also the most in the CHL.
Take a closer look at Brown’s season in the infographic below:
The Marlies continued to prepare for Thursday’s Game 3 with practice at Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday. It appears that the team is starting to get healthier as both Carter Ashton and Andrew MacWilliam are expected to return to the line up on Thursday.
Marlies head coach Steve Spott also said that Spencer Abbott and Peter Holland are closing in on a return to action and are both considered game-time decisions for Game 3 Thursday night at Ricoh Coliseum (7pm Rogers TV). Get tickets.