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147 GTHL alumni featured in OHL Opening Week

On Thursday, October 7, the Ontario Hockey League will drop the puck on the much anticipated 2021-22 season. OHL Opening Week will feature a total of 147 Greater Toronto Hockey League alumni.

While the North Bay Battalian lead the way with 12 and the Niagara IceDogs not too far behind with 11, all OHL teams have at least four GTHL graduates, leaving GTHL alumni making up at least 16 per cent of every OHL roster.

Don Mills Flyers graduate and Kingston Frontenacs forward Shane Wright is in the spotlight as he skates towards the 2022 NHL Entry Draft this season. Wright will be looking to build on the 66-points registered in 59 games through the 2019-20 campaign.

Over in North Bay, another graduate of the Don Mills Flyers program has made headlines in the OHL this week, as Liam Arnsby was named captain of the Battalian. Arnsby and the Battalian will start the 2021-22 campaign on Thursday night against the Peterborough Petes.

Looking to the OHL’s Western Conference, Francesco Pinelli, former Toronto Red Wings captain, is poised to have an impressive season with the Kitchener Rangers following a 41-point rookie campaign in 2019-20 and 11 points in seven games while representing Canada at the 2021 IIHF Under-18 World Championship.

Thursday night features three games for OHL Opening Week, with seven more games slated for Friday, October 8.

BARRIE COLTS (8) 

  • Brandt Clarke, Don Mills Flyers
  • Ryan Del Monte, Toronto Nationals
  • Vladislav Dvurechenskii, Toronto Red Wings (U18) & North York Rangers (U16)
  • Jacob Frasca, Mississauga Senators
  • Christopher Grisolia, Toronto Marlboros
  • Nicholas Porco, Vaughan Kings
  • Oliver Smith, Mississauga Rebels
  • Anthony Tabak, Mississauga Senators

ERIE OTTERS (8) 

  • Taeo Artichuk, Toronto Marlboros
  • Elias Cohen, Toronto Nationals (U18) & Mississauga Senators (U16)
  • Daniel D’Amato, Vaughan Kings (U18) & Markham Majors (U16)
  • Brendan Hoffmann, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Owain Johnston, Mississauga Rebels
  • Nathan Sauder, Mississauga Reps
  • Brendan Sellan, Mississauga Rebels (U18) & Markham Majors (U16)
  • Ryan Thompson, Toronto Marlboros

FLINT FIREBIRDS (7) 

  • Tristian Bertucci, Toronto Marlboros
  • Luca D’Amato, Vaughan Kings
  • Braeden Kressler, Mississauga Senators
  • Amadeus Lombardi, Toronto Titans
  • Brennan Othmann, Don Mills Flyers
  • James Petrovski, Toronto Titans
  • Riley Piercey, Toronto Jr. Canadiens (U18) & Toronto Marlboros (U16)

GUELPH STORM (8) 

  • Cam Allen, Toronto Nationals
  • Michael Bianconi, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Matthew Buchinger, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Daniil Chayka, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Chase Coughlan, Toronto Marlboros
  • Matthew Papais, Mississauga Reps
  • Luka Profaca, Mississauga Senators
  • Danny Zhilkin, Toronto Marlboros

HAMILTON BULLDOGS (5) 

  • Marco Costantini, Vaughan Kings
  • Tristan Malboeuf, Toronto Marlboros (U15)
  • Jonathan Melee, Toronto Titans
  • Chandler Romeo, Toronto Red Wings
  • Nathan Staios, Vaughan Kings

KINGSTON FRONTENACS (9) 

  • Francesco Arcuri, Don Mills Flyers
  • Ryan Dugas, Mississauga Reps
  • Lucas Edmonds, Mississauga Rebels
  • Jordan Frasca, Mississauga Senators
  • Paul Ludwinski, Toronto Marlboros
  • Matthew Soto, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Aidan Spooner, Toronto Marlboros (U15)
  • Zayde Wisdom, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Shane Wright, Don Mills Flyers

KITCHENER RANGERS (9) 

  • Matthew Andonvski, Mississauga Reps
  • Jesse Fishman, Mississauga Rebels
  • Justin Nolet, Mississauga Senators
  • Mike Petizian, Mississauga Reps
  • Francesco Pinelli, Toronto Red Wings
  • Carson Rehkopf, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Roman Schmidt, Don Mills Flyers
  • Reid Valade, Toronto Marlboros
  • Arber Xhekaj, Mississauga Senators

LONDON KNIGHTS (4) 

  • Denver Barkey, Toronto Titans
  • Isiah George, Toronto Marlboros
  • Abakar Kazbekov, Vaughan Kings
  • Cody Morgan, Toronto Jr. Canadiens

MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS (8) 

  • Evan Brand, Mississauga Rebels
  • Charlie Callaghan, Mississauga Reps
  • Luca Del Bel Belluz, Toronto Red Wings
  • Ethan Del Mastro, Toronto Marlboros
  • Max Dodig, Mississauga Reps
  • Stefan Forgione, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Zakary Lavoie, Toronto Young Nationals
  • William Portokalis, Don Mills Flyers

NIAGARA ICEDOGS (11) 

  • Aiden Castle, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Pano Fimis, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Joseph Costanzo, Toronto Marlboros
  • Landon Cato, Toronto Nationals
  • Josh Rosenzweig, Toronto Red Wings
  • Andrew Wycisk, Vaughan Kings
  • Brice Cooke, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Jonah De Simone, Mississauga Reps
  • Cameron Peters, Toronto Marlboros
  • Jake Uberti, Mississauga Reps
  • Alex Leonard, Mississauga Reps

NORTH BAY BATTALIAN (12) 

  • Liam Arnsby, Don Mills Flyers
  • Alexander Christopoulos, Don Mills Flyers
  • Paul Christopoulos, Don Mills Flyers
  • Brandon Coe, Toronto Nationals
  • Joshua Currie, Toronto Nationals
  • Domenico Divincentiis, Vaughan Kings
  • Kyle Jackson, Toronto Red Wings
  • Ty Nelson, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Michael Podolioukh, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Anthony Romani, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Nicholas Sim, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Joseph Vrbetic, Don Mills Flyers

OSHAWA GENERALS (6) 

  • David Jesus, Toronto Red Wings (U18) & North York Rangers (U16)
  • Luca Marrelli, Mississauga Reps
  • Tye McSorley, Mississauga Reps
  • Lleyton Moore, North York Rangers
  • Kobe Tallman, Toronto Nationals
  • Ty Tullio, Vaughan Kings

OWEN SOUND ATTACK (4) 

  • Colby Barlow, Toronto Marlboros
  • Lorenzo Bonaiuto, Toronto Marlboros
  • Igor Chibrikov, Mississauga Reps
  • Julian Fantino, Toronto Nationals (U15)

PETERBOROUGH PETES (5) 

  • James Guo, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Artem Guryev, Toronto Marlboros
  • Tucker Robertson, Toronto Marlboros
  • Shawn Spearing, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Liam Sztuska, Toronto Titans

OTTAWA 67’S (5)

  • Jack Beck, Toronto Marlboros
  • Anthony Costantini, Vaughan Kings
  • Luca Pinelli, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Dylan Robinson, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Thomas Sirman, Toronto Jr. Canadiens

SAGINAW SPIRIT (7)

  • Josh Bloom, Toronto Nationals
  • Charlie Fink, Mississauga Senators
  • Matthew Jovanovic, Toronto Marlboros
  • Tristan Lennox, Mississauga Reps
  • Roberto Mancini, Mississauga Reps
  • Luke McNamara, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Olivier Savard, Mississauga Reps

SARNIA STING (9) 

  • Nolan Dann, Toronto Red Wings
  • Nolan Dillingham-Morelli, Mississauga Rebels
  • Ben Lakin, Mississauga Reps
  • Angus MacDonell, Toronto Marlboros
  • Justin O’Donnell, Toronto Marlboros
  • Ryan Pryce, Vaughan Kings
  • Ashton Reesor, Vaughan Kings
  • Anson Thornton, Toronto Titans (U18) & Don Mills Flyers (U16)
  • Josh Vogelsberg, Mississauga Reps

SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS (7)

  • Marc Boudreau, Toronto Marlboros
  • Caeden Carlisle, Mississauga Senators
  • Robert Calisti, Toronto Young Nationals
  • Samuel Ivanov, Vaughan Kings (U18) & Toronto Tians (U16)
  • Rory Kerins, Mississauga Rebels
  • Marco Mignosa, Toronto Young Nationals
  • Ryan O’Rouke, Vaughan Kings

SUDBURY WOLVES (6) 

  • Andre Anania, Toronto Red Wins
  • Kocha Delic, Toronto Titans
  • Kosta Manikis, Vaughan Kings
  • Payton Robinson, Don Mills Flyers
  • Liam Ross, Mississauga Reps
  • Hayden Simpson, Toronto Titans

WINDSOR SPITFIRES (9) 

  • Will Cuylle, Toronto Marlboros
  • Daniel D’Amico, Toronto Marlboros
  • Nicholas De Angelis, Mississauga Senators
  • Kyle Downey, Toronto Young Nationals
  • Louka Henault, Toronto Marlboros
  • Wyatt Johnston, Toronto Marlboros
  • Oliver Peer, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Michael Renwick, Mississauga Reps
  • Pasquale Zito, Mississauga Rebels

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