On the heels of their third West Division title in the past four seasons, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds bring an experienced forward group back for another shot at OHL supremacy in 2017-18.
2016-17 Record: 48-16-3-1 (1st West Division)
Head Coach: Drew Bannister (3rd season)
Key additions: Hayden Fowler, Keeghan Howdeshell, Robert Calisti, Ryan Roth, Cole MacKay, Brad Jacklin, Zach Trott, Holden Wale
Notable graduates: Zach Senyshyn, Blake Speers, Bobby MacIntyre, David Miller, Gustav Bouramman, Colton White, Otto Makinen
Leading scorer: Boris Katchouk* (66 GP, 35-29–64)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Conor Timmins (67 GP, 7-54–61)
Leading scorer (rookie): Barrett Hayton (63 GP, 9-18–27)
Leading goaltender: Matthew Villalta (33 GP, 25-3-0-0, 2.41 GAA, .918 SV%, 1 SO)
Quick Hit: The Greyhounds set a new franchise record for most shorthanded goals in a season with 22 last year. Boris Katchouk led the league with seven.
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Sat. Sept. 23 vs. OSH, Sun. Sept. 24 vs. LDN
* – among returning players
This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2017-18 season which begins Thursday September 21. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.