Articles by Tieja MacLaughlin

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Carolina Hurricanes prospect Zac Dalpe made his NHL debut last season, scoring an assist in his first game. Since then, he’s battled other top prospects and hopes to one day become a stalwart member of the Hurricanes’ roster, but only if he can get over the hump that is the AHL.


The goalie swag revolution

With his first ever Ontario Hockey League shutout last Saturday, Belleville Bulls netminder Tyson Teichmann proved there is more to “goalie swag” than a well made blocker, sturdy pads, and creative mask design. The 18-year-old led his eighth-seeded squad to a 3-0 upset over top NHL prospect Gabriel Landeskog and the Kitchener Rangers – the second-place team in the Western Conference. Honing the red, yellow, and black of his hometown team, Teichmann turned aside 34…


Igor Bobkov: Life after World Juniors gold

It’s been just over a month since Team Russia’s heroic come-from-behind gold medal victory that took place in Buffalo at the 2011 World Junior Championships, but the moment is still fresh in the mind of Russian netminder Igor Bobkov. “There is certainly more attention [on me] right now,” said Bobkov who resides in London, Ont. while playing for the OHL’s London Knights. “I definitely have more responsibility, coaches want more from me [] and the…


Erik Gudbranson: Third pick’s the charm

Erik Gudbranson may be one of the Kingston Frontenacs’ top physical forces on the blue line – not to mention, a third overall draft pick – but there’s more to this 6’4″ 206-pound OHL defenseman than meets the eye. Gudbranson, dubbed the “best of the rest” in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft after Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, was picked up third overall by the Florida Panthers. Unable to work out a contract with the…