Overview of the O: Storm arrive in Halifax; Canade visits Legislature; Ratcliffe wins captain’s trophy; More player signings

ouGuelph Storm Arrive in Halifax for Memorial Cup: 

Guelph has arrived for their fourth Memorial Cup in Team history. The Storm have never won the tournament, but have finished as runner-up in both 1998 and 2014. Game one is set for Saturday, May 18th at 3:30 Eastern Standard Time when they face off against the  QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

Canade visits Legislature: 

Second-year forward of the Mississauga Steelheads Nicholas Canade visited Canadian Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Tibollo at the legislature on Thursday to celebrate his award from this past season. Canade won the Humanitarian of the year award fro the 2018-2019 OHL season for all of his work with the community over the past year.  The most notably set in motion a social media campaign for his team’s “Pink the Rink” game which helped to raise $6,000 dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Ratcliffe Wins Captains Trophy:

It was announced on Thursday that Guelph Storm captain and OHL Champion Isaac Ratcliffe has won the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy for the 2018-2019 season. Ratcliffe was chosen by a media selection team as the captain that best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice. Ratcliffe led Guelph in the regular season with 50 goals and helped to guide his team through many difficult challenges in the postseason in route to the 2018-2019 OHL championship and a trip Guelphs fifth Memorial Cup in team history. The award will formally be presented to Ratcliffe at the OHL Awards Ceremony on June 5th at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Spitfires Ink Jodin: 

It was announced that the Windsor Spitfires fourth-round pick (67th overall) has signed a standard players contract with the club. The Defenseman from Oakville, Ontario post 4 goals and 17 assists over 31 regular season games for his hometown Rangers minor midget club as well as another 4 goals and an assist in the playoffs.