By Fred Wallace
The Ontario Hockey League season opens tonight and the Owen Sound Attack open on the road at Barrie against the Colts.
For starters, this is a pretty good one.
Make no mistake, the MidWest Division should be unbelievable this year for everybody, except maybe Erie.
And when you factor in Owen Sound's annual 6 game head to head with what appears to be a veteran team at Barrie, tonight's opening game carries all the meaning of a key divisional contest.
As all encompassing as the start of the OHL season is, there will be one topic tonight that I doubt will be broached, unless I bring it up; Mike Danton.
When Mike Danton was Mike Jefferson, he was a very good player for the Barrie Colts but he and a handful of teammates existed under cloudy circumstances, the whisper being that their every movement & every thought was dictated by their agent-mentor-advisor David Frost.
That was almost 15 years ago, and as you know, the Danton-Frost association continues to this day and appeared again last week when Danton was granted parole after serving time in a murder-for-hire scheme in which Frost was the intended victim.
As stated last week by Danton, no doubt still highly influenced by Frost, Danton stated he wasn't trying to kill Frost at all; Danton really wanted to kill his biological father.
For the record, I believe , for early in the season, the Attack-Barrie game tonight is a pretty big one.
For the record, I don't believe Mike Danton. Or the National Parole Board.
And I wonder how long before the parole terms, in which Danton and Frost are to have no face to face contact, will be violated.
I'm Fred Wallace