A few questions that pertain to the Ontario Hockey League, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the proposed International Jr. Hockey League:
…Guelph Storm and Soo Greyhounds are two of the top teams in the Ontario Hockey League this 2013-2014 season. In fact, Guelph currently has the best record in the 20-team OHL. Ironically, Guelph’s starting goalie, Justin Nichols, was acquired from the Soo in a pre-season trade. And while Nichols has put up exceptional numbers for Guelph this season, so too has Soo starter Matt Murray. In fact, Nichols and Murray are having similarily-superb, statistical seasons. But as Nichols is a year younger than Murray, we ask the question: Did the Greyhounds trade the wrong goalie?
…Will he be an OHLer with the Erie Otters or a Western Collegiate Hockey Leaguer with the Lake Superior State Lakers? Plum defenceman Owen Headrick of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League’s Soo Thunderbirds will answer that question at some point. Headrick is developing into a standout prospect with the Thunderbirds and has a future choice of playing in the OHL with Erie or staying close to home and suiting up with Lake Superior State of the Division 1, WCHA. Meantime, good-player, good-kid, good-student Headrick is focused on the present with the first-place Thunderbirds of the NOJHL.
…Will the proposed International Jr. Hockey League be a go for the 2014-2015 season under the umbrella of the American-based, Amateur Athletic Union? And if so, will teams from the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and Ontario Jr. Hockey League be a part of it?