Local Talent At Super Series

Southwestern Ontario will be well represented as the OHL’s best play the Russian Junior National Team in November.

Clachan native and current Ottawa 67’s forward Travis Konecny will play in Peterborough on November 13. Meanwhile, the Windsor Spitfires’ Josh Ho-Sang will be part of the roster that plays in Kingston on November 17. Selection committee member Mike Kelly says they had specific criteria when selecting their front lines. “Hockey sense, skating, high skill, and for all positions, character.”

Konecny is in just his 2nd season in the OHL, being named Ottawa’s captain for the 2014-2015 season. Hockey Canada head scout Ryan Jankowski says he represents a small pool of players in the OHL that could be the future of hockey in Canada. Meanwhile, Ho-Sang was added for his veteran presence. But Jankowski also mentioned that 17 and 18 year olds are less likely to crack the national junior roster.

The roster also features 14 players who attended the National Junior Development Camp this past summer. The OHL has a record of 19-2-1 in the Super Series’ 11-year history.