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Cribbin Named Jr C Player of the Year

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

May 27/20 Bayshore Broadcasting Sports

courtesy Ontario Hockey Association  

NHL Return To Play Plan

The National Hockey League outlined their " Return-to-Play " plan yesterday.

While there is no guarantee the NHL returns, Commissioner Gary Bettman explained the 24-team playoff format to be conducted in 2 hub cities.

There are 10 candidates to be hub cities, including Toronto, Edmonton & Vancouver.

The top 12 teams in the each conference will compete in a playoff format that would ultimately lead to a Stanley Cup Final.

Plus Commissioner Bettman laid out details on the Draft Lottery scheduled for June 26th, and the confirmed official conclusion of the current regular season.

Training camps will not commence before mid July, therefore, playoff game action could begin in late July or early August.



Bearadio Showdown

The Best of Bearadio Showdown continues on the Owen Sound Attack's Twitter account.

Yesterday on Day 2, a pair of overtime goals by Chris Bigras plus big goals at Sault Ste Marie by Nick Suzuki and Maksim Sushko were the 4 Bearadio clips to advance to Round 2.

There will be 8 more clips featured today with the 4 winners advancing to Round 2.

The concept is to identify the " 2nd best Bearadio clip " of all time behind the Jarrod Maidens Overtime Goal on May 15th, 2011.


Dellandrea Wins Mickey Renaud Trophy

The Ontario Hockey League announced that Ty Dellandrea of the Flint Firebirds is the recipient of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy.

Dellandrea was chosen for the award by a media selection committee as the OHL team captain that best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice,

Last season Dellandrea scored 32 goals for the Firebirds this season and has been a major factor in the upswing in fortune for Flint.

The award is named after former Windsor Spitfires captain Mickey Renaud.

The OHL All-Star & All-Rookie Teams will be announced today.


OHL Release

The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dallas Stars prospect Ty Dellandrea of the Flint Firebirds is the 2019-20 recipient of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy.

Dellandrea was chosen for the award by a media selection committee as the OHL team captain that best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice, with a passion and dedication to the game of hockey and community that Mickey demonstrated.

“This is an award very near and dear to our family’s hearts,” said Mickey’s father Mark Renaud. “Ty had an outstanding year on the ice for the Firebirds. He was also an important presence in his community and helped lead Team Canada to a gold medal at the World Juniors. We’ll be watching Ty play in the NHL for many years to come and we extend our congratulations and wish him the very best of luck in the future.”

Dellandrea modelled leadership both on the ice and in the Flint community, continually stepping up as the first player to put his name down for community events on the Firebirds’ dressing room cork board. Throughout his four-year tenure, he has shown a genuine interest in the lives of others, initiating spontaneous acts of kindness such as a hospital visit to a sick fan that included him bringing along a signed stick and Firebirds pennant unannounced. His positive attitude, accommodating relationship with local media and willingness to go the extra mile at community events to ensure no fan is left without an autograph or photo opportunity were all things that made him a fan favourite in Flint. Coming in as a 16-year-old rookie following a 2015-16 season that had its share of challenges, Dellandrea proved to be a leader through thick and thin during each of his four seasons with the franchise.

“This is truly an honour to receive the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy,” said Dellandrea. “This is not an individual award. We have a great leadership group in our dressing room and every one of those guys played a role in this. To hear so much about Mickey to this day speaks a lot of who he was as a captain and as a person. On behalf of the entire Flint Firebirds organization, I’d like to thank the Renaud family and give my respect to Mickey and what he has done for our game.”

On the ice, the 19 year-old from Port Perry’s resume is a lengthy one. After being selected fifth overall by Flint in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection and developing through a pair of seasons outside of the Western Conference playoff picture, Dellandrea served as a key piece of the Firebirds’ best season yet as they won 40 of their 63 games. Dellandrea recorded 70 points (32-38–70) over 47 contests, wrapping up his fourth season as the Firebirds’ all-time leader in career goals (94), assists (122) and points (216). The 6-foot-1, 190Ib. centre won gold as part of Canada’s National Junior Team in January and finished tied for first as the Western Conference’s top face-off man in the 2019-20 OHL Coaches Poll. Dellandrea, who was chosen as Flint’s most valuable player in both the 2018 and 2019 seasons, was selected by Dallas with the 13th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft.

“Ty has been a leader from the first day he arrived in Flint,” said Flint Firebirds Vice President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Barclay Branch. “He embodies everything that Mickey represented both on and off the ice. We could not be more proud of Ty’s leadership skills and his commitment to the game. As the second Firebird to earn this award in just four years, it is a great example of the type of character level and culture we have inside our dressing room in Flint.”

Dellandrea follows 2016-17 award winner Alex Peters as the second Firebirds player to earn the award. Past recipients also include Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph 2019), Justin Lemcke (Hamilton 2018), Michael Webster (Barrie 2016), Max Domi (London 2015), Matt Finn (Guelph 2014), Colin Miller (Sault Ste. Marie 2013), Andrew Agozzino (Niagara 2012), Ryan Ellis (Windsor 2011), John Kurtz (Sudbury 2010) and Chris Terry (Plymouth 2009).

Nomination forms are submitted annually by OHL General Managers on behalf of their individual team captains. The selection committee consists of a panel of four, representing media from each OHL division.


Cribbin Named Top Jr C Player

Ryley Cribbin of the Mount Forest Patriots has been named the Junior C Player of the Year.

The selection is made in partnership through the Ontario Hockey Association and Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL). 

In his final season with the Patriots, Cribbin put up 86 points which was 32 more than his previous best.

Cribbin, who is from Drayton, scored 39 goals this season for Mount Forest and was named as the MVP of the Pollock Division. 

A six year Junior, Cribbin is also well known for his volunteer work with Norwell High School sports programs plus has assisted in Elmira and Listowel with hockey teams and camps


OHA Release

The Ontario Hockey Association is pleased to announce that Ryley Cribbin (Drayton, Ont.) has been named the 2019-20 Junior C Player of the Year, as selected in partnership by the Ontario Hockey Association and Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL). 

Cribbin had an incredible final season in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. He skated in his fourth and final season with the PJHL Pollock Division’s Mount Forest Patriots in 2019-20 and he had his best statistical season in his junior hockey career. His 86 points (39G/47A) led the Patriots in scoring this season. Cribbin’s tallies for goals (39) and assists (47) were also tops among all Mount Forest players. His point total this season was a 32 point increase on his previous PJHL career-high 54 points, which he set with the Patriots in the 2017-18 season.

Eighty-six points had Cribbin just one point shy of the PJHL scoring lead, as he finished second in league scoring to Napanee’s Evan Foley (87 points). In addition to placing second in league scoring, Cribbin also finished second in goals scored with 39, which was also one shy of the league leading 40 goals scored by Norwich’s Jake Luke. At season’s end, Cribbin was named MVP of the Pollock Division. 

2019-20 was the 21-year-old forward’s sixth season in the OHA. Cribbin first made the jump to the OHA as an AP with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s (GOJHL) Elmira Sugar Kings. His first stint with Elmira was in the 2014-15 season where he played just one game. He joined the Sugar Kings for a full season in 2015-16 and played 48 games and posted three goals and 15 points as a 16-year-old. In 2017-18, Cribbin split the season with the Listowel Cyclones (GOJHL) and Patriots (PJHL). 

When Cribbin joined the Patriots in 2016-17, he produced a point-per-game in 12 regular season games and then went onto score 26 points in 23 playoff games with Mount Forest in the 2017 PJHL playoffs. 

He continued to have success with the Patriots the following season in 2017-18 as he produced 54 points and added 23 playoff points.

Cribbin attended Briercrest College in Caronport, Sask. last season where he played 13 games for the school’s hockey team and had seven points. He rejoined the Patriots at the end of the 2018-19, only to lead the club in playoff points with 30 in just 16 games. His incredible offensive output earned Cribbin Playoff MVP honours with the Patriots. 

Cribbin’s leadership abilities led to him being named an assistant captain with the Patriots in 2019-20. He is described by his peers as a loyal teammate who is always happy to support his teammates and is inclusive of all players.

As a volunteer, Cribbin has been involved with Norwell High School sports programs and Assisted at Hockey Camps with Elmira and Listowel hockey teams. He played his minor hockey with Drayton and Minto and suited up for the Huron Perth Lakers and Waterloo Warriors.

Cribbin was described by the Patriots as determined, self-confident and resilient during the nomination process. The club also says the Drayton, Ont. native has shown himself to be a dedicated player and devotes his time and energy to be the best player possible.

In 2019-20, Cribbin commenced an electrician apprenticeship and is currently employed by the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers. 

Congratulations to Ryley Cribbin of the Mount Forest Patriots on being named the OHA’s Junior C Player of the Year. 


Recent Winners - OHA Junior C Player of the Year

2014-15 Terry Snodden, Little Britain Merchants
2015-16 Chris Haigh, Glanbrook Rangers
2016-17 Dillon Liberty, Dresden Kings
2017-18 Brock MacDonald, Komoka Kings
2018-19 Carter Collinson, Wingham Ironmen



May 25 - Senior AAA Player of the Year
May 26 – Junior C Player of the Year
May 27 – Junior B Player of the Year
May 28 – Junior A Player of the Year
June 1 - Trainer of the Year & Coach of the Year
June 2 – OHA Top Prospects
June 3 – Donald Sanderson Memorial Award
June 4 – BJ Monro Memorial Award
June 5 - Officiating Awards


MLB Owners Pitch

Major League Baseball owners approved a plan that will be sent to the Players Association and will re-open negotiations between the two sides regarding the economics of a possible shortened season in 2020

The proposal includes a sliding pay scale, which means that players who make the largest salaries will take the biggest pay cuts and those who make the least will take the smallest.

The Players Union response to the owners proposal is less than enthusiastic



CFL Notes

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League have been cleared to resume practising and training.

The CFL also authorized the opening of facilities based on provincial health and municipal authorities,

Although training will start, there are a number of restrictions in place.


Regina Mayor Michael Fougere is supportive of a proposal whereby his city is being considered as a hub city for the Canadian Football League if their season commences.

Fougere is agreeable as long as Saskatchewan's chief medical officer approves any plan put forth by the league and the city gets the necessary support for the plan.

The CFL is considering a hub-city model for a return to play this season with Regina and Winnipeg being the likely candidates.


NASCAR Tonight

The NASCAR Alsco Uniforms 500 is scheduled for tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway 

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