To start the series off, we're going to focus on the annual question that has perhaps more of an impact than any other: While the defensive depth in the class hasn't been established just yet, if you're looking for forwards, this age group is the place to get them. Top 30 Goaltender Ranking. Well, that's an excellent question; and one that we'll try to break down in this tournament preview. Gaffney kicks off commitments. Of course, there's new faces this year as well; as the Ajax-Pickering Raiders and the upstart Grey-Bruce Highlanders round out the five team field.
This edition finishes our off-season look at what's happened in Ontario, but stay tuned as we turn our sights state-side where there's been no shortage of intriguing moves from the American-born players.
2018 OHL Draft Ranking: Final Top-20
So as we begin to say goodbye to summer as we know it, what better way to continue our off-season features with a rundown of the off-season movement we've seen on the free agent front. If you're slightly confused as to why this is the case, we don't blame you. There seems to be this lingering stigma surrounding goaltenders in the draft, but why is that? That was once again the storyline at the Marlboros Tournament, as the GTHL would wind up seeding six of the quarterfinal teams, accompanied only by 'outsiders' from Peterborough and Little Caesars 15U. London takes home Vaughan Kings Classic. That being said, there is hope for a reversal to that trend.