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Team Ekblad wins 2019 OHL Combine Championship

Ontario Hockey League

 

The 2019 OHL Development Combine wrapped up on Sunday at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ont.

Draft eligible prospects had the opportunity to showcase their on-ice skills in a series of games played before scouts and general managers to assist in their evaluation prior to the OHL Priority Selection to be held on Saturday April 6, 2019.

2019 OHL Combine Results:

Game 1: Team Stamkos (Blue) 8 vs. Team Lindros (Red) 4
Stamkos Goals: Stuart Rolofs (2) (Kanata Lasers), Connor Pelc (2) (Buffalo Jr. Sabres), Mark MacPhee (2) (Ottawa Jr. Senators), Tyler Savard (Peterborough Jr. Petes), Ethan Larmand (North Central Predators)
Lindros Goals: Deni Goure (Chatham-Kent Cyclones), Jacob Frasca (Mississauga Senators), Declan Ride (Toronto Nationals), Ryan Walker (Pittsburgh Penguins U15)

Game 2: Team Subban (White) 8 vs. Team Ekblad 4
Subban Goals: Connor Rooney (2) (Nepean Raiders U18), Wyatt Johnston (2) (Toronto Marlboros), Adam Barkley (Kemptville 73’s U18), Ethan Del Mastro (Toronto Marlboros), Max Donohoe (Mississauga Rebels), Jacob Maillet (Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs)
Ekblad Goals: Kai Greaves (2) (Cambridge Hawks), Josh Bloom (Toronto Nationals), Justin Brown (Barrie Colts)

Game 3: Team Lindros (Red) 6 vs. Team Subban (White) 3
Lindros Goals: Braeden Bowman (Kitchener Jr. Rangers), Christian Kyrou (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs), Cooper Way (Waterloo Wolves), Ethan Burroughs (Halton Hurricanes), Justin O’Donnell (Toronto Marlboros), Jacob Frasca (Mississauga Senators)
Subban Goals: Jacob Maillet (Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs), James Jodoin (Oakville Rangers), Matthew Shoss (Toronto Nationals)

Game 4: Team Ekblad (Orange) 8 vs. Team Stamkos (Blue) 3
Ekblad Goals: Josh Bloom (2) (Toronto Nationals), Ryan Gillespie (Toronto Red Wings), Blake Hall (Southern Tier Admirals), Tucker Robertson (Toronto Marlboros), Justin Brown (Barrie Colts), Chandler Romeo (Toronto Red Wings), Cole Patey (North Central Predators)
Stamkos Goals: Mark MacPhee (Ottawa Jr. Senators), Tyler Savard (Peterborough Jr. Petes), Owen Hollingsworth (Navan Grads U18)

The games that featured both 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 portions brought an end to the two-day event that also included on and off-ice skills testing on Saturday. (OHL Combine Testing Results)

All four teams were joined behind the bench by special guest coaches that included OHL assistant coaches Luca Caputi (Kingston Frontenacs), Garrett Rutledge (Flint Firebirds) and Wes Wolfe (Erie Otters) as well as members of OHL Central Scouting and team personnel.

Team Ekblad was crowned 2019 OHL Combine Champions, accumulating the most points based on overall testing results combined with Sunday’s in-game play.

Final Team Standings:
Team Ekblad (Orange) = 629 Testing + 45 Games = 674 Points
Team Lindros (Red) =  485 Testing + 55 Games = 540 Points
Team Stamkos (Blue) = 493 Testing + 35 Games = 528 Points
Team Subban (White) = 423 Testing + 45 Games = 468 Points

Standings are based on a point system where individual player testing results contributed to the team’s total score.  Players are ranked by position and scored according to rank (1-36 for forwards, 1-24 for defencemen, 1-16 for goalies). During Sunday’s games teams scored 10 points per half win, 25 points per game win, and 50 points per half shutouts.

TEAM EKBLAD (ORANGE)

Goaltenders:
74 Robert Andreakos (Mississauga Reps)
75 Will Fox (Detroit Compuware U16)
76 Samuel Moncada (Toronto Young Nationals)
77 Ben West (Toronto Marlboros)

Defencemen:
48 Ranvir Gill (Ottawa Jr. Senators U18)
49 Kai Greaves (Cambridge Hawks)
50 Alex Laszlo (London Jr. Knights)
51 Riley Pitt (North Central Predators)
52 Chandler Romeo (Toronto Red Wings)
53 Jacob Verner (Peterborough Jr. Petes)

Forwards:
54 Josh Bloom (Toronto Young Nationals)
55 Ryan Gillespie (Toronto Red Wings)
56 Justin Brown (Barrie Colts)
57 Jack Stolicker (Detroit Compuware U16)
58 Parker Hendsbee (Niagara North Stars)
59 Cole Patey (North Central Predators)
60 Carson Peer (Lambton Jr. Sting)
61 Tucker Robertson (Toronto Marlboros)
62 Blake Hall (Southern Tier Admirals)

Coaches:
Ian Meagher (Asst. General Manager, Hamilton Bulldogs)
Wes Wolfe (Asst. Coach, Erie Otters)

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