Probable Graduates for Each OHL Team

BARRIE:

Probable Grads: 

  • Ben Hawerchuk (too old)
  • 1 of Chris Cameron/Jason Willms/Jacob Tortora/Aidan Brown (too many OA’s)

ERIE:

Probable Grads: 

  • Gera Poddubnyi (European options)
  • Cole Ceci (too old)
  • Christian Girhiny (too old)

FLINT:

Probable Grads:

  • Hakon Nilsen (too old)
  • Emmanuel Vella (too old)

GUELPH:

Probable Grads: 

  • Nick Suzuki (Signed- AHL)
  • Nate Schnarr (Signed- AHL)
  • Isaac Ratcliffe (Signed- AHL)
  • Mackenzie Entwistle (Signed- AHL)
  • Alexey Toropchenko (Signed- AHL)
  • Markus Phillips (Signed- AHL)
  • Dmitri Samorukov (Signed- AHL)
  • Sean Durzi (too old)
  • Domenico Commisso (too old)
  • Jack Hanley (too old)
  • Liam Hawel (not signed yet, but probably will be)
  • 1 of Anthony Popovich/Fedor Gordeev/Cedric Ralph/Zachary Roberts (too many OA’s)

HAMILTON:

Probable Grads:

  • Matt Strome (Signed- AHL)
  • Eric Henderson (too old)
  • 4 of Kade Landry/Isaac Nurse/Josh Wainman/Conor Ali/Nick Donofrio/Zachary Jackson/Liam Stevens (too many OA’s)

KINGSTON:

Probable Grads: 

  • Matt Hotchkiss (too old)
  • Ryan Cranford (too old)
  • Mitchell Byrne (too old)
  • 1 of Brendan Bonello/Jakob Brahaney/Tyler Burnie/Ian Derungs (too many OA’s)

KITCHENER:

Probable Grads: 

  • Alexey Lipanov (Signed- AHL)
  • Rickard Hugg (Signed- SHL)
  • Cole Cameron (too old)
  • Kyle Gentles (too old)
  • 1 of Greg Meireles/Jonathan Yantsis/Joseph Garreffa/Luke Richardson (too many OA’s)

LONDON:

Probable Grads:

  • Evan Bouchard (Signed- AHL)
  • Alex Formenton (Signed- AHL)
  • Kevin Hancock (too old)
  • Joey Keane (Signed- AHL)
  • William Lochead (too old)
  • Joseph Raaymakers (too old)
  • Paul Cotter (Signed- AHL)
  • 1 of Alex Turko/Cole Tymkin/Josh Nelson/Riley Coome (too many OA’s)

MISSISSAUGA:

Probable Grads:

  • Alan Lyszczarczyk (too old)
  • Cole Carter (too old)
  • Ryan Barbosa (too old)
  • 2 of Liam Ham/Nick McHugh/Nick Isaacson/CJ Clarke/Ryan Wells (too many OA’s)

NIAGARA:

Probable Grads: 

  • Jack Studnicka (Signed- AHL)
  • Jason Robertson (Signed- AHL)
  • Ben Jones (Signed- AHL)
  • Kirill Maksimov (Signed- AHL)
  • Ivan Lodnia (Signed- AHL)
  • Matt Brassard (too old)
  • Stephen Dhillon (too old)
  • Jonathon Schaefer (too old)
  • 5 of Jacob Paquette/Bradey Johnson/Oliver Castleman/Matthew Philip/Daniel Bukac/Elijah Roberts/Drew Hunter/Jake McGrath (too many OA’s)

NORTH BAY:

Probable Grads:

  • Justin Brazeau (too old)
  • Luke Burghardt (too old)
  • Theo Calvas (too old)
  • 2 of Matt Struthers/Christian Propp/Brad Chenier/Daniel Walker/Nick King (too many OA’s)

OSHAWA:

Probable Grads:

  • Kyle Keyser (Signed- AHL)
  • Anthony Salinitri (too old)
  • Brandon Saigeon (too old)
  • Nicolas Mattinen (too old)
  • Matthieu Franche (university)
  • 4 of Brett Neumann/Kyle MacLean/Nando Eggenberger/Cole Resnick/Kyle Bollers/Ian Blacker/Aidan Hughes

OTTAWA:

Probable Grads:

  • Tye Felhaber (too old)
  • Sasha Chmelevski (Signed- AHL)
  • Michael DiPietro (Signed- AHL)
  • Kody Clark (Signed- AHL)
  • Kyle Maksimovich (too old)
  • Noel Hoefenmayer (not signed yet, but probably will be)
  • Lucas Chiodo (too old)

OWEN SOUND:

Probable Grads:

  • Maksim Sushko (Signed- AHL)
  • Trenton Bourque (too old)
  • Zach Poirier (too old)

PETERBOROUGH:

Probable Grads:

  • Zach Gallant (not signed yet, but likely will be)
  • Adam Timleck (too old)
  • Chris Paquette (too old)
  • Austin Osmanski (too old)

SAGINAW:

Probable Grads:

  • Owen Tippett (Signed- AHL)
  • Ivan Prosvetov (Not signed yet, but likely will be)
  • Ryan McLeod (Signed- AHL)
  • Albert Michnac (too old)
  • Justin Murray (too old)
  • Reagan O’Grady (too old)
  • 3 of Cole Coskey/Reilly Webb/Brady Gilmour/DJ Busdeker/Brock Hill/Hayden Davis

SARNIA:

Probable Grads:

  • Hugo Leufvenius (Signed- Allsvenskan)
  • Mitch Eliot (too old)
  • Franco Sproviero (too old)
  • 3 of Ryan McGregor/Sean Josling/Kelton Hatcher/Curtis Egert/Nick Grima/Calvin Martin (too many OA’s)

SAULT STE. MARIE:

Probable Grads:

  • Morgan Frost (Signed- AHL)
  • Keeghan Howdeshell (too old)
  • Mac Hollowell (too old)
  • Jordan Sambrook (too old)
  • Matthew Villalta (Signed- AHL)
  • 50/50 chance Barrett Hayton is in the NHL (Arizona)

SUDBURY:

Probable Grads: 

  • Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Signed- AHL)
  • Adam Ruzicka (Signed- AHL)
  • Drake Pilon (too old)
  • Darian Pilon (too old)
  • Cole Candella (too old)
  • 2 of David Levin/Macauley Carson/Shane Bulitka/Ryan O’Bonsawin/Anthony DeMeo (too many OA’s)

WINDSOR:

Probable Grads: 

  • Chase Campbell (too old)
  • Sean Allen (too old)
  • 2 of Luke Boka/Cole Purboo/Colton Incze/Thomas Stevenson/Ben Garagan (too many OA’s)
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Round 3 Preview- Oshawa vs Ottawa

Season series: 5-3 OTT

Nov 9: OTT 3, OSH 4(OT)

Nov 21: OSH 2, OTT 1(SO)

Dec 30: OTT 5, OSH 2

Jan 6: OSH 4, OTT 7

Jan 25: OTT 9, OSH 6

Jan 26: OSH 0, OTT 4

Mar 9: OSH 3, OTT 2

Mar 10: OTT 4, OSH 0

Advantage: Ottawa

Special Teams:

OSH PP: 27.7% (3rd)

OTT PP: 35.9% (2nd)

OSH PK: 82.1% (3rd)

OTT PK: 77.1% (9th)

Advantage: Close. Both have a top 3 powerplay, but Oshawa’s PK is 6 spots higher.

Goals For/Against:

OSH: 46 for, 24 against. +22

OTT: 47 for, 20 against. +27

Advantage: Ottawa, although HAM+SBY is considerably worse than PBO+NIA

Starting Goalie:

Kyle Keyser (8-2-1), 2.09 GAA, .943 save %

Michael DiPietro (8-0-0), 2.26 GAA, .915 save %

Advantage: Oshawa

Top Scorers:

OTT:

Lucas Chiodo: 6 G, 10 A, 16 P

Kyle Maksimovich: 5 G, 9 A, 14 P

Sasha Chmelevski: 3 G, 10 A, 13 P

Tye Felhaber: 6 G, 7 A, 13 P

OSH:

Brandon Saigeon: 3 G, 10 A, 13 P

Kyle MacLean: 5 G, 7 A, 12 P

Anthony Salinitri: 7 G, 3 A, 10 P

Serron Noel: 3 G, 7 A, 10 P

Advantage: Ottawa

Roster Makeup:

OSH:
98s: 3
99s: 7
00s: 6
01s: 1
02s: 2

OTT:
98s: 3
99s: 6
00s: 6
01s: 4
02s: 0

Advantage: Close, although the top players for Ottawa are older than Oshawa’s top players, on average.

NHL Drafted/Signed Players:

OTT:

Sasha Chmelevski (SJ)

Tye Felhaber (DAL)

Noel Hoefenmayer (ARI)

Kevin Bahl (ARI)

Michael DiPietro (VAN)

Mitchell Hoelscher (NJ)

Kody Clark (WSH)

OSH:

Anthony Salinitri (PHI)

Kyle Keyser (BOS)

Brandon Saigeon (COL)

Allan McShane (MTL)

Serron Noel (FLA)

Nicolas Mattinen (TOR)

Nico Gross (NYR)

Giovanni Vallati (WPG)

Advantage: Oshawa, 8-7

Projected OSH Lineup:

F:

Salinitri-Neumann-Tullio

Saigeon-McShane-Antropov

Eggenberger-MacLean-Noel

Blacker-Resnick-Bollers

D:

Vallati-Mattinen

Ennis-Gross

Brewer-Moore

G:

Keyser

Projected OTT Lineup:

F:

Clark-Rossi-Felhaber

Keating-Chmelevski-Clarke

Maksimovich-Hoelscher-Chiodo

Yule-Bitten-Quinn

D:

Bahl-Hoefenmayer

Okhotyuk-Rippon

Peric-Wilson

G:

DiPietro

Round 2 Preview- Oshawa vs Niagara

Season series: 1-1

Nov 18: NIA 3, OSH 4(OT)

Dec 15: OSH 2, NIA 6

Advantage: Tie. Both games were before the deadline and both teams are drastically different now, so these games aren’t indicative of anything now.

Special Teams:

OSH PP: 23.8% (8th)

NIA PP: 26.9% (5th)

OSH PK: 84.2% (5th)

NIA PK: 100.0% (T1st)

Advantage: Niagara. Perfect PK in round 1 will be tested in round 2.

Goals For/Against:

OSH: 26 for, 9 against. +17

NIA: 19 for, 8 against. +11

Advantage: Oshawa

Starting Goalie:

Kyle Keyser (32-8-3), 2.75 GAA, .915 save % and (4-1), 1.81 GAA, .948 save %

Stephen Dhillon (38-11-7), 2.97 GAA, .909 save % and (4-1), 1.41 GAA, .943 save %

Advantage: Oshawa

Top Scorers:

NIA:

Jack Studnicka: 4 G, 4 A, 8 P

Philip Tomasino: 3 G, 3 A, 6 P

Ivan Lodnia: 1 G, 4 A, 5 P

Jason Robertson: 2 G, 2 A, 4 P

OSH:

Anthony Salinitri: 5 G, 3 A, 8 P

Brandon Saigeon: 1 G, 6 A, 7 P

Brett Neumann: 3 G, 3 A, 6 P

Allan McShane: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P

Advantage: Oshawa

Roster Makeup:

OSH:
98s: 3
99s: 8
00s: 5
01s: 1
02s: 3

NIA:
98s: 3
99s: 12
00s: 3
01s: 2
02s: 1

Advantage: Niagara, they have the older roster

NHL Drafted/Signed Players:

NIA:

Jack Studnicka (BOS)

Ivan Lodnia (MIN)

Jason Robertson (DAL)

Matt Brassard (VAN)

Akil Thomas (LAK)

Ben Jones (VGK)

Daniel Bukac (BOS)

Jacob Paquette (NSH)

Kirill Maksimov (EDM)

OSH:

Anthony Salinitri (PHI)

Kyle Keyser (BOS)

Brandon Saigeon (COL)

Allan McShane (MTL)

Serron Noel (FLA)

Nicolas Mattinen (TOR)

Nico Gross (NYR)

Giovanni Vallati (WPG)

Advantage: Niagara, 9-8

Projected OSH Lineup:

F:

Salinitri-McShane-Noel

Saigeon-Neumann-Antropov

Eggenberger-MacLean-Tullio

Blacker-Resnick-Bollers

D:

Ennis-Mattinen

Brewer-Moore

Vallati-Gross

G:

Keyser

Projected NIA Lineup:

F:

Robertson-Studnicka-Johnson

Philip-Jones-Lodnia

Castleman-Thomas-Tomasino

Howard-Bruder-Uberti

D:

Paquette-Roberts

Schaefer-Brassard

Hunter-Bukac

G:

Dhillon

Series Preview- Oshawa vs Peterborough

Season series: 6-1-1

Oct 12: PBO 2, OSH 1

Oct 18: OSH 4, PBO 1

Oct 21: PBO 1, OSH 4

Nov 1: OSH 2, PBO 3 (OT)

Jan 10: OSH 6, PBO 5 (OT)

Feb 1: PBO 6, OSH 12

Feb 2: PBO 3, OSH 6

Feb 13: PBO 3, OSH 6

Advantage: Oshawa

Special Teams:

OSH PP: 24.6% (5th)

PBO PP: 19.0% (15th)

OSH PK: 81.9% (5th)

PBO PK: 77.7% (10th)

Advantage: Oshawa

Goals For/Against:

OSH: 288 for, 216 against. +72

PBO: 234 for, 256 against. -22

Advantage: Oshawa

Starting Goalie:

Kyle Keyser (32-8-3), 2.75 GAA, .915 save %

Hunter Jones (28-24-4), 3.31 GAA, .902 save %

Advantage: Oshawa

Top Scorers:

PBO:

Ryan Merkley: 14 G, 57 A, 71 P

Nick Robertson: 27 G, 28 A, 55 P

Adam Timleck: 23 G, 30 A, 53 P

Chris Paquette: 29 G, 23 A, 52 P

OSH:

Brandon Saigeon: 37 G, 55 A, 92 P

Anthony Salinitri: 48 G, 40 A, 88 P

Serron Noel: 34 G, 47 A, 81 P

Brett Neumann: 45 G, 34 A, 79 P

Advantage: Oshawa

Roster Makeup:

OSH:
98s: 3
99s: 8
00s: 5
01s: 1
02s: 3

PBO:
98s: 3
99s: 2
00s: 11
01s: 2
02s: 3

Advantage: Oshawa, they have the older roster

NHL Drafted/Signed Players:

PBO:

Austin Osmanski (BUF)

Cole Fraser (DET)

Declan Chisholm (WPG)

Ryan Merkley (SJ)

Chris Paquette (TB)

Zach Gallant (DET)

Liam Kirk (ARI)

Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (TOR)

OSH:

Anthony Salinitri (PHI)

Kyle Keyser (BOS)

Brandon Saigeon (COL)

Allan McShane (MTL)

Serron Noel (FLA)

Nicolas Mattinen (TOR)

Nico Gross (NYR)

Giovanni Vallati (WPG)

Advantage: Tie, 8-8

Projected OSH Lineup:

F:

Salinitri-McShane-Noel

Saigeon-Neumann-Antropov

Eggenberger-MacLean-Tullio

Blacker/Robinson-Resnick-Bollers

D:

Ennis-Mattinen

Brewer-Moore

Vallati-Gross

G:

Keyser

Projected PBO Lineup:

F:

Robertson-Paquette-Timleck

Kirk-Der Arguchintsev-Butler

Little-Gallant-Denault

Hutton-Cermak-Hinz

D:

Chisholm-Fraser

Osmanski-McNamara

Parker Jones-Merkley

G:

Jones

Probable Graduates for each OHL Team

BARRIE:

Probable Grads: 

  • Aaron Luchuk (too old)
  • Andrei Svechnikov (NHL)
  • Dmitry Sokolov (AHL or Russia)
  • TJ Fergus (too old)
  • Leo Lazarev (too old)
  • 1 of Just Murray/Ben Hawerchuk/Lucas Chiodo/Zach Magwood (too many OA’s)

ERIE:

Probable Grads: 

  • Patrick Fellows (too old)
  • Owen Headrick (too old)
  • Troy Lajeunesse (too old)

FLINT:

Probable Grads:

  • Maurizio Collela (too old)
  • Jalen Smereck (too old)
  • Garrett Forrest (too old)

GUELPH:

Probable Grads: 

  • James McEwan (too old)
  • Garrett McFadden (too old)
  • Mark Shoemaker (too old)

HAMILTON:

Probable Grads:

  • Ryan Moore (too old)
  • Riley Stillman (Signed- AHL)
  • Kaden Fulcher (Signed- AHL)
  • Nicholas Caamano (Signed- AHL)
  • Marian Studenic (Signed- AHL)
  • Will Bitten (Signed- AHL)
  • Justin Lemcke (too old)
  • Connor Walters (too old)
  • 1 of Brandon Saigeon/Nic Mattinen/Ben Gleason/Jack Hanley (too many OA’s)
  • 60/40 that Robert Thomas is back (NHL)

KINGSTON:

Probable Grads: 

  • Max Jones (Signed- AHL)
  • Linus Nyman (Signed to play pro in Finland next season)
  • Cliff Pu (Signed- AHL)
  • Jeremy Helvig (too old)
  • Sean Day (Signed- AHL)
  • Liam Murray (too old)
  • Ted Nichol (too old)
  • 1 of Mitchell Byrne/Sam Field/Matt Hotchkiss/Ryan Cranford (too many OA’s)
  • 50/50 that Gabriel Vilardi makes the NHL next year (LA Kings)

KITCHENER:

Probable Grads: 

  • Logan Brown (Signed- AHL)
  • Logan Stanley (Signed- AHL)
  • Kole Sherwood (too old)
  • Adam Mascherin (will be traded by FLA or taken in the NHL draft again- AHL)
  • Connor Bunnaman (Signed- AHL)
  • Givani Smith (Signed- AHL)
  • Austin McEneny (too old)
  • Mario Culina (too old)

LONDON:

Probable Grads:

  • Tyler Rollo (too old)
  • Shane Collins (too old)

MISSISSAUGA:

Probable Grads:

  • Michael McLeod (Signed- AHL)
  • Nicolas Hague (Signed- AHL)
  • Mathieu Foget (too old)
  • Jacob Moverare (Signed- AHL)
  • Trent Fox (too old)
  • Stephen Gibson (too old)
  • 2 of Emanuel Vella/Cole Carter/Reagan O’Grady/Ian McKinnon/Albert Michnac (too many OA’s)
  • 50/50 that Owen Tippett makes the NHL next year

NIAGARA:

Probable Grads: 

  • Sam Miletic (too old)
  • Johnny Corneil (too old)
  • Adrian Carbonara (too old)
  • 1 of Stephen Dhillon/Kyle Langdon/William Lochead/Jonathon Schaefer (too many OA’s)

NORTH BAY:

Probable Grads:

  • Jake Henderson (too old)
  • Jesse Saban (too old)
  • Riley Bruce (too old)
  • 2 of Justin Brazeau/Luke Burghardt/Julian Sime/Adam Thilander/Kyle Potts (too many OA’s)

OSHAWA:

Probable Grads:

  • Kenny Huether (too old)
  • Hayden McCool (too old)
  • Alex Di Carlo (too old)
  • Renars Krastenbergs (Pro in Europe)
  • 3 of Matt Brassard/Domenico Commisso/Sean Allen/Brendan Harrogate/Cole Ceci/Eric Henderson

OTTAWA:

Probable Grads:

  • Jacob Cascagnette (too old)
  • Travis Barron (Signed- AHL)
  • Olivier Tremblay (too old)

OWEN SOUND:

Probable Grads:

  • Ethan Szypula (too old)
  • Brett McKenzie (too old)
  • Jonah Gadjovich (Signed- AHL)
  • Jacob Friend (too old)
  • 4 of Sean Durzi/Olivier Lafreniere/Kevin Hancock/Alan Lyszczarczyk/Trenton Bourque/Cole Cameron/Chase Campbell (too many OA’s)

PETERBOROUGH:

Probable Grads:

  • Logan DeNoble (too old)
  • Nikita Korostelev (too old)
  • Alex Black (too old)
  • Dylan Wells (Signed- AHL)
  • 2 of Adam Timleck/Chris Paquette/Matthew Timms/Austin Osmanski/Bobby Dow (too many OA’s)

SAGINAW:

Probable Grads:

  • Evan Cormier (too old)
  • Mason Kohn (too old)
  • Marcus Crawford (too old)

SARNIA:

Probable Grads:

  • Jordan Kyrou (Signed- AHL)
  • Justin Fazio (too old)
  • Jonathan Ang (Signed- AHL)
  • Cam Dineen (Signed- AHL)
  • Michael Pezzetta (Signed- AHL)
  • Connor Schlichting (too old)
  • Jordan Ernst (too old)
  • 2 of Anthony Salinitri/Theo Calvas/Franco Sproviero/Drake Rymsha/Mitch Eliot (too many OA’s)

SAULT STE. MARIE:

Probable Grads:

  • Taylor Raddysh (Signed- AHL)
  • Conor Timmins (Signed- AHL)
  • Jack Kopacka (Signed- AHL)
  • Tim Gettinger (Signed- AHL)
  • Boris Katchouk (Signed- AHL)
  • Hayden Verbeek (too old)
  • Noah Carroll (too old)
  • 1 of Jordan Sambrook/Keeghan Howdeshell/Mac Hollowell/Tyler Johnson

SUDBURY:

Probable Grads: 

  • Alexey Lipanov (Signed- AHL)
  • Kyle Rhodes (too old)
  • Ryan Valentini (too old)
  • Doug Blaisdell (too old)
  • 1 of Drake Pilon/Darian Pilon/Cole Candella/Evan Krassey (too many OA’s)

WINDSOR:

Probable Grads: 

  • Jake Smith (too old)
  • Zach Shankar (too old)

Round 1 OHL Predictions

EAST

1 Hamilton vs 8 Ottawa

The Bulldogs have by far the best depth in the Eastern Conference and it will be way too much for Ottawa to handle. Hamilton went 4-0-0 against Ottawa in the regular season and none of the games were within 3 goals, I don’t see that changing now. Ottawa doesn’t have a bad roster but Olivier Tremblay will get exposed in this series.

Prediction: HAM 4-1

2 Barrie vs 7 Mississauga

I think Mississauga had a chance to win this series before Svechnikov got suspended and now that he’s gone for 4 games, I think it’s a real possibility. Barrie is run by their top end talent (Svechnikov/Sokolov/Luchuk) but Mississauga’s is arguably even better (M.McLeod/Tippett/Hague). Mississauga needs to get off to a good start and go 3-1 or at worst 2-2 with Svechnikov out. This series will likely come down to who gets hotter between Lazarev and Vella. I don’t think either one of them are anything special, but Barrie’s back end is deeper so I think they take it in game 7, but this is the potential upset series in the East.

Prediction: BAR 4-3

3 Kingston vs 6 North Bay

Kingston has had some injury troubles that have hurt them since they made all the big trades so their record doesn’t look so good in the 2nd half, but they’re starting to get healthy again and will be too deep for North Bay in this series. Kingston having more depth, the best player (Vilardi) and the better goalie, has me thinking this series will end in 5 games.

Prediction: KGN 4-1

4 Niagara vs 5 Oshawa

This will be the best East series in my opinion. Niagara has the higher scoring top forwards but Oshawa has more depth and a better goalie. Most of Niagara’s top players (Miletic, Jones, Thomas, Dhillon., Corniel, Carbonara) have all really struggled in the playoffs whereas Studnicka, Keyser, Commisso, Krastenbergs all have really good career playoff numbers. The big difference maker to me will be special teams and since Jan 1st the Gens had one of the best PP’s in the OHL at over 26%. Carbonara alone will give the Gens a bunch of PP attempts and whether they can do anything with them could decide the series.

Prediction: OSH 4-3

WEST

1 Sault Ste. Marie vs 8 Saginaw

Your typical 1 vs 8 series. Sault Ste. Marie is so much deeper and so much better in almost every category. Saginaw would be happy to win a game.

Prediction: SSM 4-0

2 Kitchener vs 7 Guelph

Guelph has some good pieces but they’re all at least a year away from making a big difference in the playoffs I think. That coupled with how bad Guelph was the last month of the season and how Kitchener is finally healthy, I think KIT makes short work of them in this series.

Prediction: KIT 4-0

3 Sarnia vs 7 Windsor

Sarnia’s roster is so much better than Windsor’s in almost every single category. Windsor has arguably the best goalie in the league, which will steal them a win I think, but unless he’s going to post a .970 save %, they don’t have much of a chance to win the series.

Prediction: SAR 4-1

4 Owen Sound vs 5 London

I like Owen Sound to win this series because of what London did at the deadline. They traded away Thomas, Pu, Miletic, and Jones. Obviously that was a calculated plan and they knew they weren’t going to win this year so you can’t fault them for it, but it will be the reason they lose this series. The only chance London has is that Raaymakers badly outplays Lafreniere, which is very possible. But even if that does happen, I think OS just has so many more weapons and they’ll win.

Prediction: OS 4-1

Oshawa vs Niagara- Round 1 Preview

Season series: 1-1

Oct 6: NIA 5, OSH 4 (OT)

Oct 26: OSH 4, NIA 3 (SO)

Advantage: Neither

Special Teams:

OSH PP: 18.8% (14th)

NIA PP: 19.5% (12th)

OSH PK: 74.9% (18th)

NIA PK: 80.1% (7th)

Advantage: Niagara

However, since January 1st, the Generals had a PP % of 26.7% (31/116) which would’ve had them ranked 1st in the league if they did that in the 1st half too.

Starting Goalie:

Kyle Keyser (28-13-2), 3.16 GAA, .904 save %

Stephen Dhillon (28-16-10), 3.36 GAA, .898 save %

Advantage: Oshawa

Top Scorers:

NIA:

Sam Miletic: 36 G, 56 A, 92 P

Akil Thomas: 22 G, 59 A, 81 P

Kirill Maksimov: 34 G, 46 A, 80 P

Ben Jones: 30 G, 49 A, 79 P

OSH:

Jack Studnicka: 22 G, 50 A, 72 P

Allan McShane: 20 G, 45 A, 65 P

Domenico Commisso: 23 G, 39 A, 62 P

Kenny Huether: 23 G, 39 A, 54 P

Advantage: Niagara

Although something to keep an eye on is that Miletic+Thomas+Jones have combined to play 26 OHL playoff games and none of them have scored a goal (combined for only 2 points total)

 

 

 

Roster Makeup:

OSH:
97s: 3
98s: 7
99s: 4
00s: 5
01s: 2

NIA:
97s: 3
98s: 4
99s: 10
00s: 2
01s: 2

Advantage: Oshawa, they have the older roster

NHL Drafted/Signed Players:

NIA:

Ben Jones (VGK)

Kirill Maksimov (EDM)

Sam Miletic (PIT)

OSH:

Jack Studnicka (BOS)

Kyle Keyser (BOS)

Matt Brassard (VAN)

Advantage: Wash, 3-3

Projected OSH Lineup:

F:

Krastenbergs-Studnicka-Noel

McShane-Commisso-Huether

McCool-MacLean-Antropov

Harrogate-Henderson-Wong

D:

Ennis-Brassard

Brewer-Blacker

Allen/Di Carlo-Gross

G:

Keyser

Projected NIA Lineup:

F:

Miletic-Thomas-Singer

Corneil-Jones-Maksimov

Philip-Langdon-Johnson

Castleman-Tomasino-Carbonara

D:

Roberts-Hunter

Ham-MacPherson

Schaefer-Constantinou

G:

Dhillon