2010 Entry Draft: Ontario Hockey League Leads The Way

June 1st, 2010 by Mike MacDonald Leave a reply »
Major junior hockey in Canada is comprised of three separate leagues that form what is called the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Those three leagues are the Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League.

Each league champion plays in a round robin tournament along with a host club from one of the league, which rotates every season to compete for the Memorial Cup Championship.

Overall the CHL has over 60 hockey clubs all developing talent for the NHL. That's a pretty good amount of players playing every season working towards the goal of developing into tomorrow's stars.

The Ontario Hockey League was created in 1974 under the direction of the Ontario Hockey Association. In 1980, the League became a separate entity.

David Branch is the only commissioner the OHL has had. Mr. Branch also runs the CHL. Under his guidance the League has developed 1000's of players playing worldwide.

This season, according to Central Scouting, there are over 50 players ranked as potential players to be selected by NHL teams. The Ontario League leads the way with 9 skaters ranked in the top 30, as well as ha ...

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