It will be a busy summer for Jim Ellis.
He’ll be tied up expanding the mantle in his home to accommodate the hardware his son Ryan has been accumulating.
While there isn’t much the Nashville Predators prospect hasn’t won in his four seasons with Windsor, the blueliner used the Ontario Hockey League as his personal playground in what will be his final season in a Spitfires jersey. Continue reading
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Ryan Ellis, Calvin de Haan and Jared Cowen will have a shot at redemption.
The trio, who represented Canada’s silver medal effort at the World Junior Championship a year ago were named today to Canada’s selection camp roster Monday.
Should Ellis make the team, it will be his third consecutive event.
The Chicago Blackhawks have released Brandon Pirri, currently with the Rockfort IceHogs of the AHL, to Canada as well.
Sean Couturier of Drummondville and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Red Deer, who are battling to be the first overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, were also named to the team. Joining their draft class is Kitchener defenseman Ryan Murphy. Continue reading