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March 23, 2017

Mississauga awaits; playoffs begin Friday

There was a time in the early 2000's where Ottawa-Toronto playoff hockey was just about guaranteed at both the junior and professional levels.

Now, that Toronto OHL franchise has gone through two name changes and a short-distance relocation since meeting the 67's three consecutive years in the post season, and the 2017 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal that begins Friday in Mississauga surely won't have the same vitriol of the old rivalry.

It also, admittedly on the part of Ottawa's bench boss, probably isn't the end of the stick that modern-day Ottawa wanted to end up on.

March 21, 2017

Playoff scenarios: Who would Ottawa rather face?

In their final game of the regular season, the Ottawa 67’s had a chance to lock down sixth place in the Eastern Conference. But it wasn’t until the final when this all came crashing down. With a 1-0 lead going into the third period, the 67’s allowed three straight Hamilton Bulldogs goals to lose 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The fate of their playoff opponent is no longer in their hands. They will have to wait the result of the final OHL game of the regular season tonight when the Sudbury Wolves face the Mississauga Steelheads.

February 16, 2017

67's slipping away, wakeup call missed

A meeting with the bench boss’ former team, a game ripe with opportunity and teaching points, slipped through for the 67’s on Sunday and a rough weekend has them at serious risk of missing the postseason.

January 29, 2017

67's party like it's 1999

The 67's are so far removed from a championship that all of the OHL teams they faced in their 1999 Memorial Cup win and 2001 Ontario Hockey League title run respectively have all since relocated.

But for a couple hours on Saturday, they turned back the clock and re-lived the old days.

January 10, 2017

Salituro nabbed by Knights

The London Knights pulled another rabbit out of their hat and this time it just so happened to impact the 67's.

December 16, 2016

The 67's and the Pittsburgh Model

They aren't going to be overly vocal about the 'Pittsburgh Model' -- team executives that speak on it never seems to end well -- but the 67's aren't doing a lot to curb the idea of the hockey world as a copycat one.

It's following the model of what just worked at hockey's top level.

November 25, 2016

Walk down memory lane for Cup-bound Addison



Ottawa recently backed out of its bid to host the 2018 Memorial Cup, and barring some sort of miracle over the two-season span between now and then they won't be front-dooring their way into the national championship.

But someone with the Barberpoles still in his heart will be heading to the big dance this postseason.

November 18, 2016

Sudden temporary shakeup of 67's coaching staff

News broke late last night that put a halt in Jeff Brown's coaching career. After leading the Ottawa 67’s back to the playoffs including two straight appearances, his team has recently struggled to remain a .500 team. Effective yesterday, Brown has (temporarily) stepped down from behind the bench for an indefinite amount of time.


At this time, it is unknown the reasoning for Jeff Brown to step down and if he will return. In the meantime, it will likely be Mike Eastwood and Brad Brown who take over the Ottawa 67's head coaching roles.

Jeff Brown has also been absent from the bench for a couple periods throughout this season. He missed the 67's last game on the road in Oshawa on Sunday. At that time it was reported that he had suffered from flu like symptoms and was not on the bench due to a precautionary measures.


As more details become public, we will keep you up to date with this story.

The 67's look to extend their 4-game winning streak to 5 on the road in Niagara tonight and in Barrie on Tuesday.

November 01, 2016

67's (5-8-2) the East's worst defence

For a team with guys who, reportedly, didn't want to play for the Firebirds, they didn't seem to do anything to show up the team they shunned on Sunday.

October 25, 2016

67's (4-7-2) Week In Review: Brown's former home

Something had to give on Sunday when Jeff Brown headed back to his old stomping grounds; he was either going to see his team win on this road trip -- they had lost the previous two -- or he was going to see a Sudbury Wolves team leading the conference in points -- something he didn't see in four sub-.500 seasons with the Wolves as a player.

October 17, 2016

67's (3-6-1) Week In Review: Can Barron steer sinking ship?

A day after honouring 32-year veteran referee Steve Corlyon for his last OHL game in Ottawa, Jeff Brown was up on the bench, shouting at Andrew Thompson, the official who had just given the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds their seventh powerplay in 33 minutes of action.

October 09, 2016

The Missing Middleton; replacing Ottawa's linchpin

How do you replace a defenceman who, six months ago, at the most important point of your last season, logged almost half an hour of icetime per game?

In the interim, it'll have to be some combination of 19-year old Ryan Orban, early standout sophomore Noel Hoefenmayer and recently acquired Kyle Auger who will likely have to anchor a young Ottawa blue line by committee, something the 67's brass are making preparations for.

October 05, 2016

Social Media Guide

Social media has become a huge part of the way we interact with sports. Whether it's following your favourite players or following your favourite team, social media is a great way to keep informed with the latest breaking news. Here is a guide on some people you should be following -- if you aren't already.

Us!

We are looking to enhance our coverage for the 2016-17 season. Out with the boring game reviews and in with more quick recaps, player feature and other fun spotlights. You are already here, but you can check this all out on our blog.

You can also follow the 67's Report on twitter for faster breaking news, team, player and alumni updates. You may find some video highlights on the account as well.

Another great resource is the 67's Report on Instagram. Here we post photos from are very talented team photographer, Valerie Wutti. Her galleries can all be found at Blitzen Photography. You will also find some game announcements and other brief news.

A photo posted by Ottawa 67's (@ottawa67s) on


You can also follow our team of writers here:

Ottawa 67's Official

The Ottawa 67's website is a good source for news, stats and videos. Some post-game scrums and highlights are posted following each home game.


The official Ottawa 67's Twitter account is a quicker source than the website for news and updates. Follow them also for the occasional contest, traffic updates and even player twitter takeovers.

The team's official Instagram account has game photos, photos from community visits and some behind the scene footage.

A photo posted by Ottawa 67's Hockey Club (@ott67s) on


Most of the 67's Players are on Twitter and can be found as follows:
You'll even find some Hockey Operations staff on twitter, since the accounts for the coaches are inactive, here are a couple that you will find informative and interesting:
Of courses, you can't forget the other Ottawa 67's media on twitter:
  • Don Campbell - covers the team for the Ottawa Sun/Ottawa Citizen
  • JF Plante - covers the Gatineau Olympiques but provides some articles for Le Droit for the French speaking fans
  • Kenny Walls - play by play for all 67's games on TSN1200
  • AJ Jakubec - has a long career covering junior hockey including spending several years as the colour/play by play for the 67's. You will usually find him along side Kenny on an away broadcast
  • Chris Hofley - former Sun reporter now working for the team
OHL MEDIA/JOURNALISTS

There are many fantastic writers and bloggers out there for each specific team. Here are some great follows when it comes to general OHL and junior hockey coverage. I know I'm missing many in this list.

Bob McKenzie: Bob needs no introduction. If you're not following him, can you really call yourself a hockey fan?

Jeff Marek: Does just about everything in hockey - especially junior hockey. He is a part of Sportsnet's junior hockey crew. Marek also tracks the prospects for the NHL draft and hosts The Prospect Project 2017 all via Sportsnet.

Neate Sager: Neate has covered junior hockey for several years for a couple high profiled companies like Yahoo! Sports, theScore and currently contributes to Sportsnet for junior hockey coverage.

OHL Fanboys: The OHL Fanboys is a weekly OHL centric podcast put on by @SteveMcLean888 and @toast84. Make sure to subscribe to their podcast!

Around the OHL: Around the OHL is another OHL centric podcast providing feature stories and news from around the league. Check out their twitter, website and also subscribe to their podcast!


OHL/NHL SCOUTS

Here's a list of OHL and/or NHL scouts. Many wear multiple hats but what is common is that they cover for more than one team. And like I said above, I know I'm missing many on this list.

Must must follows-
Mike Morreale: Staff writer for NHLcom, especially for the NHL Draft
Brock Otten: Covers NHL prospects in the OHL. Fantastic consistent coverage.
Dominic Tiano: Covers the OHL's draft eligible players for the NHL Draft for OHL Writers and In the O Radio
Brendan Ross: Director of Scouting for TheScout.ca
Russ Bitely: Scout for HockeyProspect.com, great follow for US born prospects as well
Ryan Yessie: Head Scout for HockeyProspect.com

Must follows-
Todd Cordell: OHL Scout for @HockeyProspect
Craig Smith: OHL Prospect Analyst for http://HockeyProspectus.com
Jeremy Crowe: Data tracker for the Mississauga Steelheads & often posts about other OHLers
Paul Berthelot: Lots of great content for prospects in the OHL via BuckeyeStHockey
Peter Harling: Managing editor for DobberProspects
DraftBuzzHockey: Covering all NHL prospects including the OHL
Zach Fraleigh: Scout for OHL prospects and the OHL Draft for @ScoutingServices
Dan Stewart: Scouting Director for Future Considerations Hockey

October 04, 2016

4 67's named in NHL Central Scouting's Preliminary Players to Watch

The NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary Players To Watch list has been released and includes four Ottawa 67's and two of their prospects.