The CHL Daily News

By League Press Release

The latest edition of Inside the CHL will be available at the official
website of the Canadian Hockey League,, on Friday afternoon.

Inside the CHL is a look around the Canadian Hockey League, the largest
hockey league in the world. The show is posted at and is also
heard on junior hockey radio broadcasts across the country.

On Edition number 5, host Roger Lajoie previews the upcoming Hershey Cup CHL
All-Star Series of Games, along with the Home Hardware CHL Top Prospects
Game as well. CHL commissioner David Branch is among the guests on the show,
which CHL radio stations are invited to download and use during their

Inside the CHL is produced every two weeks, with the next edition after
Friday’s available Friday, Jan. 25.


The Ontario Hockey League will announce the site of the 2002 MasterCard
Memorial Cup the week of Monday, January 21, the league announced Thursday.

OHL Commissioner and CHL President David Branch also advised all four of the
franchises bidding for the tournament of the decision time frame Thursday.
The four teams bidding are the Barrie Colts, the Erie Otters, the Guelph
Storm and the Ottawa 67’s.

The OHL’s trading deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m. The league advised all
teams prior to the selection process that the winning bid would be announced
after the OHL’s trading deadline was passed and the announcement timing was
determined Thursday morning.

“The quality of the four bids was without question outstanding,” Branch
said. “We are confident that no matter where the 2002 MasterCard Memorial
Cup winds up, the teams, fans and media involved will be treated to an
outstanding event.”

The 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup committee is comprised of Paul Beeston,
chief operating officer, commissioner’s office for Major League Baseball,
Frank Bonello, director of Central Scouting for the National Hockey League,
and Bryan O’Neill, former Vice President of the NHL and current NHL director
of consulting services.


There are eight games in the WHL Friday night. Prince Albert is at Calgary,
Medicine Hat plays in Lethbridge, Kelowna travels to Portland, Prince George
(8) plays in Regina (10) in a battle between two of the CHL’s top ranked
teams, Kamloops (6) is at Vancouver, Moose Jaw travels to Brandon, Kootenay
is at Swift Current (3) and Seattle plays at Tri-City.

There were no games in the WHL Thursday night.


There are nine games on the busy Friday night OHL schedule. Sarnia plays in
Guelph, Toronto St. Michael’s is at Kingston, Barrie (5) visits Kitchener,
Windsor is in London, North Bay plays at Mississauga, Belleville visits
Ottawa, Erie heads to Owen Sound, Sault Ste. Marie (7) is at Plymouth (2) in
a battle between two of the CHL’s top ranked teams, and Oshawa plays at

There were four games in the OHL Thursday night. North Bay edged Oshawa 4-3
in overtime, Brampton stopped Peterborough 4-2, Sarnia defeated Sault Ste.
Marie (7) 7-1 and Plymouth (2) edged Windsor 3-2 in overtime.

At North Bay, Josh Tataryn scored the game-winning goal in overtime and also
had an assist to lead the Centennials. Adam Gibson also had one goal and one
assist for the winners, while Corey Roberts made 29 saves in goal for Oshawa
in his first start as a General.

At Peterborough, Tyler Harrison had one goal and one assist while Jay
Harrison had two assists to lead the Battalion past the Petes. Brad Topping
made 37 saves in goal for the winners while Greg Chambers had his 27th goal
of the season for the Petes.

At Sarnia, Dusty Jamieson scored a pair of goals to lead the Sting to an
upset over the seventh ranked Greyhounds. Ryan Hare and Kris Newbury both
had one goal and three assists for the winners, while John Hecimovic had one
goal and two assists.

At Windsor, George Nistas fired the overtime winner, his second goal of the
night, to lead the Whalers to their win. Steve Ott scored his 19th goal of
the season for Windsor while Jason Bacashihua made 28 saves for the winners.


There are five games in the QMJHL Friday night. Shawinigan (4) is at Halifax
(9) in a game between two of the CHL’s top ranked teams, Chicoutimi plays at
Acadie-Bathurst (1), Quebec is in Rouyn-Noranda, Drummondville plays in
Sherbrooke and Baie-Comeau is at Val-d’Or.

There were two games in the QMJHL Thursday night. Shawinigan (4) doubled
Moncton 4-2 while Hull slid past Cape Breton 6-5 in overtime.

At Moncton, Jonathan Bellemare had one goal and two assists while Jason
Pominville added one goal and one assist to lead the Cataractes. Olivier
Michaud made 18 saves in goal for the winners while Corey Crawford stopped
33 shots for the losers.

At Cape Breton, Ales Hemsky had two goals and three assists for Hull while
Philippe Lacasse fired a hat trick. Philippe Dupuis added three assists for
the winners, while Martin Kasik and Stephen Dixon both had one goal and one
assist for the losers.

For complete QMJHL statistics and standings, visit the official QMJHL site.