2019 #OHL Exhibition Schedule:
45 pre-season games to be played from Thursday August 29 through Sunday September 15.
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) July 3, 2019
The Ontario Hockey League has released the 2019 pre-season schedule. A total of 45 games are scheduled including a 4 team showcase that will be hosted by the Kitchener Rangers. North Bay Battalion, Peterborough Petes, Saginaw Spirit along with the Rangers will play a round-robin schedule over the Labour Day weekend. Also featured in the pre-season schedule is a pair of games that will see the Ottawa 67’s face-off against the Gatineau Olympiques. The Sudbury Wolves will face the Memorial Cup champions, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in two games as well.
Pleased to pass 💈🐯
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) July 2, 2019
Looking back at this year Canadian Hockey League import draft as two teams passed on their selections. The only Ontario Hockey League team to not select a player in either of the two rounds was the Ottawa 67’s. With import players returning in 2019-2020 for the 67’s and with the rules limiting the teams to dressing two import players, there was no real reason for Ottawa to pick two more import players.
— London Knights (@GoLondonKnights) July 3, 2019
London Knights alumni Phil Varone has signed a one year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL. Phil was a member of the London Knights from 2008-2011. Phil Varone tallied 120 points with the Knights, he was drafted 147th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round of the 2009 NHL entry draft.