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Atlantics Back on Top; Win Third Cup
Wednesday, April 6, 2011


The Halifax Atlantics claimed their third Dynasty Cup championship in four years Saturday night with a 4-2 series win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys on the strength of a 17-9 game six victory. First star and franchise player Alexander Ovechkin led the way for the newly minted champions with a goal and two assists. Ovechkin was taken second overall by the Atlantics in 2007 and has helped guide his team to their current status as a dynasty.

Second star Eric Staal contributed a goal and an assist in the title clinching win, while third star Dan Boyle completed the three star sweep by adding two assists. The Atlantics win the Dynasty Cup exactly one year to the day after the Nova Scotia Voyageurs won their title last season. The championship caps a dominant season for the Atlantics who put together DHL record ten game winning streaks on two separate occasions and finished first place in the regular season with a 47-22-3 record.


Weekend Decision
Donkeys win game five; trail 3-2
Saturday, April 2, 2011



The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys staved off elimination Thursday night by defeating the Halifax Atlantics by a score of 11-9 and now trail the Atlantics in the best of seven championship series three games to two heading into tonight's game six. Antti Niemi was the game six hero for the Donkeys recording a win and a shutout in goal en route to his first star honours. Christian Ehrhoff had a goal in the win and John Tavares chipped in with two helpers earning second and third stars of the night respectively.

The Atlantics managed to take a 3-1 series lead after a lacklustre 6-3 win over the Donkeys on Tuesday night. Zdeno Chara, Claude Giroux, and Thomas Vanek each had a goal for the Atlantics in that victory and were named the night's three stars by default.

A Swampdonkey win tonight sets up a decisive game seven to be played on Sunday.

Fighting Back
Swampdonkeys Take Game Three; Trail 2-1
Sunday, March 27, 2011



The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys got a much needed win by narrowly defeating the Halifax Atlantics 11-10 in game three of the Dynasty Cup Finals. Alex Pietrangelo and Henrik Zetterberg each recorded a goal and an assist for the Swampdonkeys and were named first and second stars of the night respectively. The Donkey win cuts their series deficit in half and allows them an opportunity to pull even with the Atlantics Tuesday night when the teams are scheduled to meet in game four of the finals. Claude Giroux had two helpers for the Atlantics in his third star effort.

Halak Attack
Atlantics win game 2; lead series 2-0
Friday, March 25, 2011



Jaroslav Halak recorded a win and a shutout between the pipes in a first star effort to backstop the Halifax Atlantics to a 12-10 game two victory over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. The Atlantics also got three assists from Ryan Getzlaf and another three helpers from Zdeno Chara, with Chara taking home third star of the night honours. With the win the Atlantics now hold a two games to none lead over the Donkeys in the best of seven Dynasty Cup Finals. Second star Teemu Selanne paced the Swampdonkeys with two goals while John Tavares chipped in with a goal of his own in the loss. Game three is scheduled for tomorrow night where the Atlantics will hope to keep rolling while the Swampdonkeys will be looking to get on the board with a win.

1-Up
Atlantics take Game 1
Wednesday, March 23, 2011



The Halifax Atlantics got two goals from first star Matt Duchene in a 19-5 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys last night in game one of the Dynasty Cup Finals. Zdeno Chara and Claude Giroux also had big games for the Atlantics as Chara notched a goal and two assists while Giroux chipped in with a goal and an assist in the win and were named second and third stars respectively. Jordan Eberle and Kevin Shattenkirk each scored a goal for the Donkeys in defeat. The finals continue tomorrow night for game two where the Atlantics will hope they saved some scoring and the Swampdonkeys will look to pull even in the series.

Then There Were Two
Atlantics and Donkeys set to Square off
Tuesday, March 22, 2011



The Dynasty Cup Finals get underway tonight as the two time champion Halifax Atlantics find themselves back in familiar territory after a year hiatus. The Atlantics, playing in their third finals, will take on the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys who make their first ever appearance in the championship series. Both teams took similar paths to the finals after hard fought opening round matchups followed by convincing five game victories in the second round. The Atlantics were able to finish off the seventh ranked Fredericton Express who looked to run out of gas after upsetting the defending champion Voyageurs. The Swampdonkeys were able to take advantage of a struggling New Scotland Pack team who ironically were ousted the night of a Super Moon. This year's final proves to be an exciting one as the most storied franchise in DHL history battles with a third-year team that is getting hot at just the right time.

Atlantics take 3-1 series lead; Donks do too
Friday, March 18, 2011



The Halifax Atlantics, whose owner Ricky Sullivan has strong Irish roots, have taken a 3-1 series lead and have inched closer to a return to the Dynasty Cup Finals after a 13-3 game four win over the Fredericton Express on St. Patrick's Day. The Atlantics had jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their second round series before the surprising seventh seeded Express responded with a win of their own in game three. Daniel Briere was the St. Patrick's Day first star as he notched two goals and an assist for the top seeded Atlantics, while Shea Weber scored once in the win to take home third star honours.

The Atlantics' road to the semis wasn't easy as they ousted the eighth ranked Fathom Harbour Oilers in six games in what proved to be a hard fought first round matchup. The Express earned their spot in the second round after stunning the defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs in a thrilling seven games series on the strength of a Ryane Clowe goal with 20.3 seconds remaining in the game.

The other semi-final matchup sees the New Scotland Pack battling their expansion cousin Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. The Donkeys are in control of the series with a three games to one lead after a 9-1 win over the Pack who have struggled to score points throughout the entire playoffs. Alex Pietrangelo was named second star of the night as he recorded a goal and an assist for the Swampdonkeys who have now won two games in a row after the teams split the first two games of the series. With a win Saturday night the Donkeys will appear in the finals for the first time in their three year history, whereas the Pack are trying to reach the championship round for the second consecutive year.

The Swampdonkeys were against the ropes in their first round series against the St. John's Penguins before rallying from a three games to two disadvantage to defeat the Pens in seven games. The Pack had an easy time disposing of the uninterested Whites Lake Senators in five games despite only averaging five points per game in the series.

Captain Atlantic
Toews Scores Twice; Atlantics up 1-0
Monday, February 28, 2011



First star Jonathan Toews scored two goals to lead the two-time Dynasty Cup champion and number one seed Halifax Atlantics to a 12-9 game one win over the Fathom Harbour Oilers. Both teams got solid production from their bluelines as Shea Weber had a goal and an assist for the Atlantics while Keith Yandle had a goal and an assist of his own for the Oilers in the loss. Weber was named second star of the night.

The defending Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs got their title defence off on the right foot after getting by the Fredericton Express 13-7 in game one of their first round series. Third star Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist for the Vees while Patrick Kane and Bobby Ryan each picked up two assists in the win.

Elsewhere, a goal from Andrew Ladd proved to be the difference as the St. John's Penguins scored a 4-2 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys, and rounding out night one of the playoffs, The Whites Lake Senators looked to be vacationing at Walt Disney World as they were blanked 4-0 by the New Scotland Pack. The Pens and Pack each lead their respective series one game to none.

Journey to Glory
Dynasty Cup Playoffs Begin Today
Sunday, February 27, 2011



The Dynasty Cup Playoffs begin today as the DHL's best prepare to do battle. Much was still to be decided heading into the final day of the regular season, but when the dust settled the top eight were exposed along with the first round match-ups. The number one seed Halifax Atlantics limp into the playoffs having dropped three straight decisions and narrowly escaping being caught by the surging Nova Scotia Voyageurs. The Atlantics will square off against the equally reeling Fathom Harbour Oilers who have lost four in a row and ultimately dropped to eighth place overall in the standings to set up this tilt. The Atlantics won the season series between the two clubs posting a 6-1-1 record against their first round foe.

The defending Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs enter the playoffs on a four game winning streak and winners of nine of their last ten contests. They will meet the Fredericton Express who won the season series against the champs with a record of 4-3-1. The third seeded New Scotland Pack will face the sixth seeded Whites Lake Senators who are participating in the Dynasty Cup playoffs for the first time in their team's two-year history. The Pack won the regular season series with a 5-1-2 record against the Sens. Rounding out the first round will be the fourth seeded Dartmouth Swampdonkeys battling the fifth seeded St. John's Penguins. The Pens used a late season surge, going 7-2-1 in their last ten games, to claim the number five position in the standings. The Donkeys owned the Pens in the regular season posting a 7-1-0 record against their rivals.

Elite Eight Set
Express Explode into Playoffs
Wednesday, February 23, 2011



The Fredericton Express were the eighth and final team to clinch a playoff spot after an impressive 21-9 victory over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys led by Dan Cleary, Chris Stewart, and Milan Lucic who tallied two goals apiece in the win. Cleary was named first star of the night as the sophmore Express qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs solidified the number two seed for the playoffs after disposing of the St. John's Penguins by a score of 11-5 as Paul Stastny dished out a goal and two assists en route to a second star performance for the Vees. The loss slips the Pens down from fifth to sixth place in the standings behind the Whites Lake Senators who defeated the Fathom Harbour Oilers 10-6 on the strength of a goal and two assists from Joe Thornton and a win and shutout from Steve Mason.

Elsewhere, the Prospect Whalers failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in their franchise's four year history despite beating the Truro Bearcats 10-7. With the loss the 'Cats sit in the basement of the DHL, trailing the Whalers by five points with three games remaining to play in the regular season. Rounding out the action, two time Dynasty Cup champion and league leading Halifax Atlantics cruised to a 10-2 win over the third seed New Scotland Pack. Rick Nash led the Atlantic attack with two goals and was named second star of the night for his efforts.

Slick Tricks
Setoguchi and Hall Lead Teams to Victory
Sunday, February 20, 2011



The Fathom Harbour Oilers got a much needed win last night by defeating the Nova Scotia Voyageurs by a score of 17-13, snapping the Vees' five game winning streak and cliching a playoff spot in the process. Devin Setoguchi secured the victory for the Oilers with his three goal performance earning him second star of the night honours. Ales Hemsky added a goal and two assists for the Oilers who currently sit in seventh place in the overall standings.

Daniel Sedin had two goals and an assist in defeat for the champion Voyageurs who now find themselves out of the hunt for first place overall after their loss coupled with an 18-11 Halifax Atlantics win over the Whites Lake Senators. The Atlantics were led by their young guns as first star Taylor Hall scored three times and third star T.J. Oshie scored twice and added an assist in the win that clinches the best record in the league for the Atlantics for the fourth consecutive season. Despite theloss, the Senators were able to clinch a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history and currently reside in sixth place, one point ahead of the Oilers heading into their head-to-head battle this Tuesday night.

The St. John's Penguins punched their ticket to the playoffs after a 14-0 whitewashing of the New Scotland Pack. David Backes recorded a goal and two assists and Craig Anderson notched a win and a shutout between the pipes for the Pens who have positioned themselves into fifth place in the standings. Elsewhere, the Truro Bearcats extended their unbeaten steak to four games after a 7-7 tie with the Fredericton Express, however, this recent surge was not enough as the 'Cats were officially eliminated from playoff contention. Matt Moulson had two goals for Truro who now sit only three points behind the Prospect Whalers in the standings after the Whalers were trounched by the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys 19-7. Andy McDonald had two goals and an assist and Antti Niemi had a win and a shutout for the Donkeys who move back above the .500 mark with the win. The loss all but eliminates the Whalers as they now trail the Express by seven points for the final playoff spot with only four games left to play.

Sharp as a Pack
New Scotland Defeats Donkeys
Saturday, February 19, 2011



Patrick Sharp's two goals and one assist led the New Scotland Pack past the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by a score of 11-5. The Pack had the first and third stars of the night with Sharp being named first star for his efforts while Todd Bertuzzi was given third star honours for potting two goals in the win. The loss is the fourth in a row for the Swampdonkeys who see their record slip back to the .500 mark on the season.

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs dealt a blow to the playoff hopes of the Prospect Whalers after tripling the Whalers 15-5 on the strength of a goal and two assists from second star Patrick Kane and a goal and an assist from each of Pavel Datsyuk and Nathan Horton. The Whalers remain six points behind the Fredericton Express for the final playoff spot with only five games remaining as the Express failed to pull away after dropping a 7-5 decision to the Whites Lake Senators.

The St. John's Penguins continued their climb up the standings, this time claiming sixth place, after defeating the Halifax Atlantics 8-7. The Pens moved past the Fathom Harbour Oilers in the standings after the Oilers fell to the Truro Bearcats 6-3. With the win the Bearcats have won three games in as many nights and keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

True Dat
Datsyuk Leads Vees to Victory
Friday, February 18, 2011



Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and that proved to be the difference as the Nova Scotia Voyageurs triumphed over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by a score of 16-13. Datsyuk was named first star of the night as the Vees notched their 40th win of the season. John Tavares scored twice in the losing cause for the Donkeys. Elsewhere, the Fathom Harbour Oilers got a much needed win by defeating the league leading Halifax Atlantics by a 15-11 tally. Second star Ales Hemsky scored twice for the Oilers who find themselves jockeying for playoff positioning with only six games remaining on the schedule.

The Fredericton Express drove home another nail in the coffin of the Prospect Whalers after handing the Whalers a 12-7 defeat. Milan Lucic recorded a goal and an assist in the win that moves the Express six points ahead of the Whalers for the final playoff spot. The Truro Bearcats won their second game in as many nights after besting the New Scotland Pack 11-6. David Krejci, Blake Wheeler, and Nicklas Kronwall each had a goal and an assist for the 'Cats who are still not officially eliminated from playoff contention.

The final game of the night saw third star Dustin Brown score twice to help the Whites Lake Senators to a 7-7 tie with the surging St. John's Penguins. Joe Pavelski led the Pens on the scoresheet with a goal and an assist.

Semin Snipes Three
Express Use Hatrick to Best Pack
Thursday, February 17, 2011



Alexander Semin scored three times to lead the Fredericton Express to a 14-9 win over the New Scotland Pack. Goals accounted for all of the Express scoring in the win with Semin being named first star of the night for his hatrick. With the win the Express increase their lead to four points over the Prospect Whalers for the final playoff position heading into tonight's head-to-head battle. The Whalers will be looking to get back in the win column after a 17-5 bashing at the hands of the first place Halifax Atlantics. Ryan Getzlaf and Rick Nash combined for two goals and five assists and were named second and third stars of the night respectively as the Atlantics improve to a league best 45-17-3.

Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist to pace the Nova Scotia Voyageurs to a 12-7 win over the Whites Lake Senators. Despite their third consecutive defeat, the Sens continue to hold down fifth place in the overall standings, however, they now sit only two points ahead of both the Fathom Harbour Oilers and the St. John's Penguins after the Pens got the best of the Oilers by a score of 8-6. The Penguins will try to vault past the Sens in the standings after the teams do battle with each other tonight.

Completing the action of the night, the last place Truro Bearcats halted their six game losing streak at the expense of the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys with an 11-7 victory. Brooks Laich had a goal and an assist in the win.

Pens and Pack 'Grab' Wins
Grabovski and Grabner Lead Teams to Victory
Wednesday, February 16, 2011



First star of the night Mikhail Grabovski scored two goals to lead the New Scotland Pack past the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by a score of 14-10. Despite the win, the Pack remain in third place and trail the Vees by one point for second place in the overall standings after the Vees pulled off a 5-3 win over the first place Halifax Atlantics. Third star Patrick Marleau's goal and assist were the difference between a win and a loss for the defending champions. Elsewhere, Michael Grabner continued his strong play by notching a goal and an assist of his own to propel his St. John's Penguins to an 8-6 win over the Whites Lake Senators. Grabner was named second star of the night in the win that moves the Pens past the Express and into seventh place in the standings.

Rounding out the action, the Fathom Harbour Oilers got a much needed win by defeating the Truro Bearcats 11-4. Ales Hemsky had a goal and an assist in the win that snaps the Oilers' four game losing skid. Phil Kessel provided the 'Cats with all their offence by notching two goals in the loss. In the lowest scoring game of the night the Prospect Whalers scored a 3-2 win over the Fredericton Express to climb within two points of the eighth playoff position with eight games remaining in the regular season schedule.

Trade Deadline Day Sees Quality, Not Quantity
Monday, February 14, 2011



A total of three trades were made on deadline day with each trade seeing superstars swapping teams in preparation for the Dynasty Cup playoff drive. The Halifax Atlantics and Prospect Whalers finalized the first deal of the day as Zdeno Chara became an Atlantic in exchange for defensemen Andrei Markov and Nick Leddy. The Whalers later flipped Leddy to the Nova scotia Voyageurs in a package that also included Martin St. Louis and Mike Richards in return for Henrik Sedin, Marian Hossa, Andy Greene, and a 2nd round pick in the 2011 DHL Entry Draft. The final trade of the day saw the St. John's Penguins ship Marian Gaborik and their second round pick to the Fredericton Express for Derek Roy, Alex Goligoski, and a 3rd round pick in the 2011 DHL Entry Draft previously belonging to the Nova Scotia Voyageurs.

While these owners were busy working the trade wire their teams were in action jockeying for playoff positioning. The Nova scotia Voyageurs used two goals from second star Bobby Ryan to overcome a shutout from Jonas Hiller in an 8-7 win over the Fathom Harbour Oilers. Elsewhere, the Penguins used a hat-trick from recent call-up Michael Grabner to score an important 11-6 victory over the last place Truro Bearcats. Grabner was named first star of the night for his three goal performance.

Rounding out the action, Ryan Getzlaf recorded two assists as the Halifax Atlantics fought to a 7-7 draw with the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys, The Fredericton Express got by an anemic Whites Lake Senators team by a score of 8-2, and the Prospect whalers fell to third star Todd Bertuzzi and the New Scotland Pack by a score of 8-6.

Five For Franzen
Franzen Helps Pens Pound Oilers
Friday, February 4, 2011



First star Johan Franzen scored five goals as his St. John's Penguins beat up on the Fathom Harbour Oilers by a score of 24-9. Second star Patrice Bergeron tallied two goals and an assist for the Pens in the victory. Elsewhere, the first place Halifax Atlantics used two goals from Drew Doughty to defeat the Fredericton Express 18-11. Doughty was named third star of the night for his efforts.

Rounding out the schedule, the Pack slipped by the Voyageurs 11-8; the Sens defeated the Whalers 12-8, putting a dent in Prospect's playoff aspirations in the process; and the Truro Bearcats moved to within one point of the Whalers for ninth place overall after a 14-8 win over the Swampdonkeys.

Ovechtrick
Ovi Nets three; Atlantics Punch Ticket
Sunday, January 23, 2011



Alex Ovechkin scored three times and was named DHL first star of the night as the first place Halifax Atlantics defeated the defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs 16-11. With the win the Atlantics clinch a playoff berth and increse their lead to fifteen points over the Vees and New Scotland Pack with eighteen games remaining in the regular season.

The Whites Lake Senators used every bit of the two goals scored by Patrick Elias to defeat the Fathom Harbour Oilers 15-14. Elias was named second star of the night for his effort. Mikko Koivu also scored two goals for the Oilers in the loss.

Brent Burns burned the New Scotland Pack by scoring a goal and adding two helpers in leading the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys to a 13-8 victory. With the win the Donkeys have now won four games in a row while putting an end to the Pack's four game winning streak.

Elsewhere, the Truro Bearcats climbed to within five points of a playoff spot by defeating the St. John's Penguins 9-5. In the final game of the night the Prospect Whalers and Fredericton Express tied 3-3.

Taylor Made
Hall Tames 'Cats
Friday, January 14, 2011



Taylor Hall scored twice and added an assist as the first place Halifax Atlantics cruised to a 17-9 win over the last place Truro Bearcats. Hall was named first star of the night as the Atlantics have won two games in a row and improve their league best record to 36-11-2. The Bearcats on the other hand falied to keep pace with the Prospect Whalers and Fredericton Express in the battle for a playoff spot. The Whalers used a strong game between the pipes from third star Henrik Lundqvist as he recorded a win and a shut out in a 15-6 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. The win snaps the Whalers' five game losing streak and extends the Donkeys losing streak to three games.

The Fathom Harbour Oilers got four assists from Ales Hemsky as they slipped past the St. John's Penguins by a score of 10-9. The win prevented the Penguins from pulling within two points of the Oilers for sixth place in the standings and puts an end to the three game winning streak the Penguins had put together. The Penguins loss also allowed the Fredericton Express to overtake them in the standings after the Express got by the New Scotland pack by a score of 10-7. The final game of the night saw the Nova Scotia Voyageurs pick up the win against the White's Lake Senators by a score of 6-4.

The Pen is Mightier
Bergeron Leads Penguins Past Express and into 7th
Wednesday, January 12, 2011



The St. John's Penguins extended their winning streak to three games as they exploded for 17 points in a 17-5 win over the Fredericton Express. The win leapfrogs the Pens past the Express in the standings and into seventh place overall, while the Express drop down in the standings and currently occupy the last playoff spot in eighth. Patrice Bergeron led the charge for the Pens by recording a hatrick and being named first star of the night. Elsewhere, a night after having their ten game winning streak snapped, the Halifax Atlantics got back in the win column by disposing of the New Scotland Pack by a score of 13-7. Daniel Briere was named second star for his goal and three assists in the victory. The Atlantics are now an impressive 35-11-2 on the season, good enough for top spot in the league.

Tim Thomas slammed the door on the Fathom Harbour Oilers as the Nova Scotia Voyageurs got past the Oil by a score of 16-6. Thomas recorded a win and a shut-out and took home third star of the night honours. Rounding out the action, the Prospect Whalers dropped their fifth game in a row after falling 10-9 to the Whites Lake Senators, and the Truro Bearcats pulled within six points of a playoff spot after beating the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys 9-6.

Denied!
Vees Prevent Atlantics From Setting Record
Tuesday, January 11, 2011



Going into their most recent match-up with the defending champion Voyageurs, the Halifax Atlantics were riding their second ten game winning streak of the season and were looking to set a new DHL record with their 11th consecutive victory. It simply wasn't meant to be as the Nova Scotia Voyageurs used two goals from Dynasty Cup Finals hero and first star of the night Jamie Benn to dismantle the Atlantics and their streak by a score of 26-12. Corey Crawford was named second star of the night after recording a win and a shut-out between the pipes for the champs. Despite the loss the Atlantics still own the DHL's best record at 34-11-2 and sit eleven points up on the second place Vees. Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist in the loss as the Atlantics were the second highest scoring team of the night only to come up empty. The Atlantics also have a nine game winning streak this season to go along with their two ten game winning streaks.

Patrick Elias had a goal and two assists as his Whites Lake Senators defeated the New Scotland Pack 7-4. Elias' effort was good enough for third star of the night honours. The Pack loss allowed the Vees to reclaim sole possession of second place overall in the league. In other action, the Truro Bearcats got by the Prospect Whalers by a score of 12-7, the St. John's Penguins moved ahead of the Whalers and into a playoff position with a 10-7 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys, and the Fathom Harbour Oilers and Fredericton Express battled to a 3-3 draw.

Year of the Cat
Skinner Leads Bearcats Past Express
Sunday, January 2, 2011



The Truro Bearcats pulled within six points of ninth place after a convincing 15-6 win over the Fredericton Express on New Year's Day. Third star Jeff Skinner had two goals for the Bearcats who are 4-6-0 in their past ten games. Elsewhere, first star Jason Pominville had two goals and two assists as the Fathom Harbour Oilers doubled up the New Scotland Pack by a score of 12-6. The Oilers have now won three games in a row, while the Pack now sit only two points ahead of the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys for third place in the DHL after the Donkeys used a win and a shutout from Antti Niemi to slip by the St. John's penguins 5-3. Niemi was named second star of the night for his efforts in helping the Pens to their third straight defeat.

The league leading Halifax Atlantics used a pair of assists each from Tomas Kaberle and Jamie McBain to dispose of the Whites Lake Senators 8-5 and improve their record to 29-10-2 on the season. The slumping Sens have now lost five in a row and are 2-8-0 in their last ten games. Rounding out the action, the Prospect Whalers got by the Nova Scotia Voyageurs 7-2 in the first game of a back-to-back set that concludes today between the two teams.

Oilers get Christmas Bashed by Vees
Friday, December 24, 2010



Defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs were in the holiday spirit lastnight as they gave the Fathom Harbour Oilers a two-four for Christmas. Patrick Marleau, Henrik Sedin, and Daniel Sedin combined for four goals and six assists in the 24-11 win and were named first, second, and third stars respectively for their efforts. The Vees continue to sit in second place overall in the standings with a record of 23-12-2 as the DHL regular season is now past the half way point.

Elsewhere in the DHL, the first place Halifax Atlantics squeaked by the Prospect Whalers by a score of 8-7, the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys defeated the Truro Bearcats 13-7, the St. John's Penguins were victories over the Fredericton Express 10-6, and the New Scotland Pack slipped by the Whites Lake Senators 12-11.

Merry Christmas to all!

Vee-Fence
Vees D Explode on Whalers
Tuesday, December 21, 2010



The Nova Scotia Voyageurs picked up a 17-15 win over the Prospect Whalers in a game that featured the DHL's two highest scoring teams of the night. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists in the win, but it was their defencemen who combined for four goals and three assists to provide the champs with enough offense to secure the two points in the standings. First star Tobias Enstrom led the way from the blueline with two goals and two assists, while Kris Letang had a goal and an assist and Lubomir Visnovsky added a goal of his own. Martin St. Louis notched a goal and two assists for the Whalers, but it was third star of the night Evgeni Malkin's two goals and three assists that kept this game close. The Whalers are now the fourth highest scoring team in the league, however, remain in eighth place in the overall standings.

Second star Tomas Vokoun recored a win, a shutout, and an assist to lead his Dartmouth Swampdonkeys to a 10-7 win over the New Scotland Pack. The win moves the Donkeys to within four points of the third place Pack in the standings. Other games around the DHL saw the league-leading Halifax Atlantics tie the Fathom Harbour Oilers 5-5, the St. John's Penguins score a 6-2 win over the Fredericton Express, and the Whites Lake Senators double up on the Truro Bearcats by a score of 6-3.

Atlantic Storm
Staal Leads Atlantics in Rout of Express
Sunday, December 19, 2010



A game after having their nine game winning streak snapped, the Halifax Atlantics responded with a 19-4 annihilation of the Fredericton Express. First star Eric Staal scored three goals and Ryan Getzlaf added two of his own for the league leading Atlantics who have now won 20 of their last 23 games and boast a record of 24-9-1 on the season. The loss snaps the seventh place Express' modest two game winning streak.

Second star Brad Richards lit the lamp twice as the Truro Bearcats scored an 11-8 victory over the New Scotland Pack. The 'Cats improve their record to 9-24-1 and remain in last place in the overall standings. Elsewhere, Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist and was named third star of the night as his Fathom Harbour Oilers evened their season record at 16-16-2 with a 13-9 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys.

A couple of close contests rounded out lastnight's action as the Prospect Whalers got a goal and two assists from Martin St. Louis to get by the Whites Lake Senators 10-9, and the Nova Scotia Voyageurs defeated the St. John's Penguins by a score of 9-8. The vees remain in second place overall, five points behind the Atlantics.

Perry Pounds Pens
Nets Three, Adds Two Assists
Tuesday, December 14, 2010



The New Scotland Pack got three goals and two assists from first star Corey Perry and it turned out to be the difference in their 14-6 victory over the St. John's Penguins. The Penguins now own a record of 10-18-3 and sit in ninth place in the overall standings. The Pack win allows them to keep pace with both the Halifax Atlantics and the Nova Scotia Voyageurs who were also winners lastnight.

The Halifax Atlantics extended their most recent win streak to eight games with a decisive 20-6 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys who fall to 14-14-3 after the defeat. Matt Duchene and Ryan Getzlaf each had two goals and an assist for the Atlantics in the offensive outburst and were named second and third stars of the night respectively. The Atlantics continue to sit atop the DHL standings with a record of 22-8-1, five points up on the second place Vees who defeated the Prospect Whalers by a score of 16-12. This game marked only the second time these teams have met this season after opening the season against each other back on October 9th. The Whalers won that game, however this time around the Vees got plenty of fire power from Paul Stastny, Bobby Ryan, and the Sedin twins in the win.

The Whites Lake Senators have tied their opponent for an unprecedented fourth consecutive game- this time finishing in an 11-11 stalemate with the Fredericton Express. Jarome Iginla scored twice for the Sens in their sixth tie of the season. The Express are no strangers to the tie themselves, as this marks the fourth time in 31 games they have tied this season. Closing out the evening, The Truro Bearcats got a much needed 11-8 win over the Fathom Harbour Oilers. The loss dips the Oilers under the .500 mark, whereas the 'Cats improve to 8-22-1 and continue to sit in last place overall.

7 Up
Nash Leads Atlantics to seventh Straight Win
Sunday, December 12, 2010



Rick Nash was named DHL first star of the night for his two goals and one assist against the Fredericton Express in an 11-7 Halifax Atlantics victory. The win marks the seventh win in a row for the Atlantics and their 17th win in their last 19 games. Shea Weber chipped in with a goal and an assist as the league leading Atlantics improve to 21-8-1 on the season.

This game marked the first game the Atlantics ever played without Ilya Kovalchuk on their roster. On Friday the Atlantics dealt Kovalchuk back to the franchise that drafted him, the Prospect Whalers, for Claude Giroux. Kovalchuk was part of the first trade in DHL history as the then Halifax Maroons traded him to the Atlantics where he went on to win back-to-back Dynasty Cups. Kovalchuk made his debut lastnight with his new team and picked up an assist as the Prospect Whalers defeated the Truro Bearcats by a score of 12-4. Shane Doan scored twice for the Whalers and was named third star of the night. With the loss the Beacrats fall to a league worst 7-22-1.

Second star Steve Stamkos had two goals and an assist to help the New Scotland Pack Salvage a 7-7 tie with the Whites Lake Senators. The tie is the Senators' third in a row which is believed to be a DHL record. The Pack tie coupled with a Nova Scotia Voyageurs win drops the Pack to third place in the overall standings. The Vees showed why they are the league's highest scoring team as they cruised to a 17-5 win over the St. John's Penguins. Paul Stastny and Pavel Datsyuk each had a goal and two assists for the Vees and the Sedin twins each had a goal and an assist in the win that sees the Vees move to second place overall in the DHL.

Rounding out the action, the Fathom Harbour Oilers flexed some muscle of their own in a 14-9 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys allowing them to pull within one point of the Donkeys for fifth place in the standings. Keith Yandle paced the Oilers with a goal and two assists.

1-2 Punch
Gagne Leads Sens Over Pens
Sunday, December 5, 2010



The Whites Lake Senators moved back into fourth place overall after a hard fought 14-12 victory over the St. John's Penguins. Simon Gagne notched a goal and two assists for the Sens and was named third star of the night, while Milan Hejduk had a goal and an assist for the Pens in the losing effort. Elsewhere in the league, the New Scotland Pack used two goals from second star Paul Martin to halt their three game slide with a 16-11 win over the Truro Bearcats. The 'Cats got a strong game from Ryan Miller between the pipes who recorded a win and a shutout, but it wasn't enough to keep his team from falling to a DHL worst 7-19-1 on the season.

The Fredericton Express dropped back to ninth place in the standings after being dealt a 13-6 defeat by the Prospect Whalers. Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists for the Whalers who snapped their four game losing skid with the win. The Halifax Atlantics have now won four in a row and fourteen of their last sixteen games after getting by the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by a score of 9-7. Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist for the league-leading Atlantics.

First star of the night Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead the defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs past the Fathom Harbour Oilers by a score of 11-5. With their win the Vees remain in second place overall, two points behind the Atlantics. The loss drops the Oilers to 13-12-2 and into fifth place in the standings.

Payback!
Atlantics End Oilers Unbeaten Streak at 9
Friday, December 3, 2010



Last season it was the Oilers that put an end to the Atlantics DHL record 17 game unbeaten streak. Last night it was the Atlantics returning the favor by putting an end to the Oilers franchise record 9 game unbeaten streak. In what was a matchup between the DHL's two hottest teams ended up being a matchup between the two lowest scoring teams of the night resulting in a 4-1 victory for the streak killing Atlantics. With the victory, the Atlantics now occupy sole possession of first place in the DHL for the first time this season.

In an odd twist, the two highest scoring teams of the night also did battle with the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys prevailing with a 15-14 victory over the defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs. Not even a hatrick by Sidney Crosby could save the Vees from dropping two points behind the Atlantics in the overall standings.

Elsewhere in the DHL, Marian Gaborik earned first star of the night honors with a three goal and one assist effort to lead the St. John's Penguins to a 12-10 victory over the New Scotland Pack. David Krejci led the Truro Bearcats with two goals and an assist as the Bearcats defeated the struggling Prospect Whalers by a score of 8-7. In the final DHL game of the night the Fredericton Express and Whites Lake Senators battled to a 7-7 draw. With the tie the Express now sit two points up on the Prospect Whalers for eighth spot overall in the DHL.

Tied on Top
Vees and Atlantics Leapfrog Pack into First
Thursday, December 2, 2010



The Nova Scotia Voyageurs and Halifax Atlantics have overtaken the New Scotland Pack and now sit tied for first place overall in the DHL with identical 16-8-1 records just past the one-third marker of the regular season schedule, however, the Vees hold the number one spot because they hold the tiebreaker over the Atlantics. Third star Tim Thomas backstopped the Vees to a 14-7 doubling-up over the last-place Truro Bearcats by recording a win and a shutout between the pipes, while Ryan Getzlaf netted a goal and set up another in the Atlantics 7-3 win over the St. John's Penguins.

Fathom Harbour continued to roll and extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a convincing 16-8 win over the New Scotland Pack. Second star Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist for the Oilers who have gone 8-0-1 during their streak and now sit at 13-10-2 and in fourth place in the standings. With the loss, the Pack were passed by both the Vees and Atlantics and now sit third overall, just one point out of first place. Elsewhere, the Fredericton Express vaulted themselves past the Pens and Whalers into seventh place with a 12-5 victory over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys.

Mason Raymond netted a hatrick and added an assist in a first star effort as his Whites Lake Senators beat up on the Prospect Whalers by a score of 15-5. The Whalers now occupy ninth place in league standings while the Sens sit in fifth place overall. All ten teams are back in action tonight.

Oil Streak
Fathom Harbour Unbeaten in Eight
Wednesday, December 1, 2010



The Fathom Harbour Oilers are 7-0-1 in their last eight games after most recently victimizing the free-falling Prospect Whalers by a score of 17-8. Jonas "The Streak-Killer" Hiller recorded a win and a shutout for the Oilers who now sit at 12-10-2 and in fourth place thanks to their current surge. Last season Hiller single-handedly put an end to the Halifx Atlantics' DHL record 17 game unbeaten streak, and this season finds himself helping to preserve his team's own streak. The Whalers have now lost two in a row and have a record of 9-14-1, good enough for eighth place in the standings.

David Backes had a goal and three assists to lead the St. John's Penguins to a 14-8 win over the Truro Bearcats who have dropped two games in a row and eight of their last ten. The Pens move into seventh place with the win while the 'Cats continue to sit in last place in the DHL. Elsewhere, Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and two assists to secure an 11-9 victory for his Dartmouth Swampdonkeys over the Whites Lake Senators. The win allows the Donkeys to slip into fifth place past the Sens who have lost their last two games. Zetterberg was named first star of the night for his potent performance.

The Halifax Atlantics did their part to reel in the league leading New Scotland Pack by handing the Pack a 14-4 defeat. Third star Jonathan Toews scored twice and added an assist in the win. The Atlantics now sit tied with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs a single point out of first place overall. The Vees were victorious themselves by a score of 15-12 over the reeling Fredericton Express who have lost eight of their last nine contests. Second star Patrick Kane burned his former team with two goals and an assist in the win. With the loss the Express fall to 8-14-2 on the season and into ninth place- unchartered territory in the standings for the second year franchise.

Hats Off to the Champs
Crosby and Ryan Score Three Each in Route of Sens
Sunday, November 28, 2010



A day after the Whites Lake Senators eeked out an 8-5 win over a sleeping Nova Scotia Voyageurs team, the Vees struck back by spanking the Sens by a score of 22-7, also known as far too many to definitely not enough, led by hatricks from Sidney Crosby and Bobby Ryan who were named first and second stars respectively for their trick-show. Mike Fisher had two goals and an assist for Whites Lake in the losing cause that halts the Senators' three game winning streak and drops them to 12-10-1 on the year. The win pulls the Voyageurs even with the Halifax Atlantics in the standings at 14-8-1 after the Atlantics missed an opportunity to displace the New Scotland Pack from atop the DHL standings after a 16-14 loss at the hands of the Pack. Dany Heatley had two goals and an assist for the Atlantics, while Patrick Sharp had a goal and assist for the Pack who continue to boast the league's best record at 16-7-0.

The Fredericton Express avoided becoming the first team in DHL history to lose eight straight regular season games in the same season by defeating the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by a score of 9-3. Brian Gionta had a huge game for the Express with two goals and an assist as he was named third star of the night. The loss for the Donkeys comes one night after they put an end to the Halifax Atlantics ten games winning streak. Elsewhere, the St. John's Penguins used big nights from Milan Hejduk and Kevin Shattenkirk to double up on the Prospect Whalers 10-5. Shattenkirk recorded a goal and two assists while Hejduk tallied a goal and added a helper for the Pens in the win.

Rounding out the action, The Fathom Harbour Oilers extended their unbeaten streak to seven games, which has seen them go 6-0-1 and improve their record to 11-10-2, after dealing the Truro Bearcats an 11-4 loss. The 'Cats fall to 6-16-1 on the season and continue to occupy last place overall in league standings.

For the Record
Atlantics Win 10th Straight
Thursday, November 25, 2010



The Halifax Atlantics have won their DHL record tenth game in a row, this time defeating the St. John's Penguins by a score of 12-10. The win marks the second time the Atlantics have won ten consecutive games, however, this is the first time they have done so in the regular season. The first time Halifax accomplished the feat was during the 2008-09 season when they won their last two regular season games before winning their first eight playoff games en route to a second straight Dynasty Cup championship. Alexander Ovechkin led the way for the Atlantics by collecting three helpers in a win that improves their second place record to 14-6-1. The Penguins suffer their tenth loss in eleven games and remain in ninth place overall in the league at 7-13-1 after a promising start to their season.

Two other teams are putting together streaks of their own as the Fathom Harbour Oilers extended their unbeaten streak to five games after a 9-9 tie with the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. Nicklas Backstrom scored twice and was named first star as the Oilers now sport a record of 9-10-2, good enough for sixth place in the standings and two points behind the fifth place Donkeys. The Fredericton Express have put together a streak of a different nature as they have now lost six games in a row after a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Whites Lake Senators. The Express now sit at 7-12-2 on the season while the Sens improves to 11-9-1.

The New Scotland Pack continue to roll after a 15-3 drubbing of the Prospect Whalers. Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist for the Pack and was named third star of the night in the win. The Whalers remain winless agianst the Pack this season in four tries and sit in seventh place overall after the loss. Elsewhere, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs used two goals from second star Patrick Marleau in a 13-7 victory at the expense of the Truro Bearcats. The Vees improve to 4-0 against Truro this season and continue to sit in third overall as the 'Cats continue to sit in last place overall.

Stone Mason
Sens Defeat Donkeys; Atlantics Streak Hits 9
Tuesday, November 23, 2010



Steve Mason was perfect in his first star performance as he recorded a win and a shutout in the Whites Lake Senators 15-5 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. The win pushes the Sens into a tie with the Swampdonkeys at 10-9-1 on the season with Whites Lake getting the tiebreaker and fourth place in the standings due to a 2-0 advantage over Dartmouth so far this season. Alex Kovalev had a goal and an assist for the Senators and was named second star of the night, while Anze Kopitar had a goal in the losing effort for the Donkeys.

The Halifax Atlantics have extended their winning streak to nine games after a slim 5-4 win over the cellar dwelling Truro Bearcats. The Atlantics improve their record to 13-6-1, good enough for second place and one point behind the first place New Scotland Pack who got a goal from Steven Stamkos in a 9-6 win over the enigmatic Prospect Whalers.

The Fredericton Express were dealt their fifth straight defeat lastnight, this time 7-1 by the Fathom Harbour Oilers who have now won four games in a row and move into sixth place overall with a 9-10-1 record on the season. Kris versteeg had a goal and an assist in the victory, while R.J. Umberger registered the only point for the slumping Express. Elsewhere, the St. John's penguins dropped their second game in a row and are now losers of nine of their last ten games after a 12-4 setback at the hands of the Nova Scotia Voyageurs. The Vees used a goal and an assist from third star sideny Crosby to improve their record to 12-7-1 on the season including a 2-1 mark against the Pens. the Vees remain in third place in the standings, while the Pens remain in ninth at 7-12-1.

HOTlantics
Nash Leads Atlantics to Eighth Straight Win
Sunday, November 21, 2010



Rick Nash scored three times as the red hot Halifax Atlantics defeated the slumping Fredericton Express by a score of 11-8. The win vaults the Atlantics into second place overall in the DHL standings at 12-6-1 and extends their winning streak to eight games. In contrast, the Express have now lost four games in a row and fall to eighth place overall at 7-10-2. Rick Nash was named first star in a win that also improves the Atlantics to 2-0 against the Express so far this season.

Second star Carey Price recorded a win and a shutout as the New Scotland Pack doubled up on the St. John's Penguins by a score of 10-5. The Pack continue to have the best record in the league at 13-6, while the Penguins fall to 7-11-1 and ninth place overall. The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys used two assists from Chris Pronger and a goal from Mike Cammalleri to narrowly defeat the Nova Scotia Voyageurs 9-8. Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa combined for a goal and five assists for the Vees, but it wasn't enough as the defending champs drop to third place in the standings. The Donkeys now own a 10-8-1 record and occupy the number four spot in the standings.

The Fathom Harbour Oilers won their third consecutive game by defeating the last place Truro Bearcats 8-6 on the strength of a goal and an assist from third star Stephen Weiss. The Bearcats are now 5-13-1 this season. The final game of the evening saw the Prospect Whalers get the better of the Whites Lake Senators by a score of 10-7. Mike Richards and Claude Giroux each had a goal for the Whalers in the win.

Jussi to the Rescue
Jokinen Halts Pens' Skid
Saturday, November 20, 2010



The St. John's Penguins snapped their seven game losing streak lastnight on the strength of two goals and two assists from second star Jussi Jokinen. The Penguins' first win in eight tries comes at the expense of the last place Truro Bearcats by a score of 12-11. The loss sees the Bearcats fall to a league worst 5-12-1 on the season, while the Penguins narrowly escape falling to last place overall with the win. The season series between the 'Cats and Pens is now tied 1-1.

First star Jarome Iginla lit the lamp thrice for the Whites Lake Senators in a 16-11 win over the Prospect Whalers who have now dropped two games in a row and sit at 7-10-1 on the year. Elsewhere, the Fredericton Express have now lost three games in a row after a 13-7 setback at the hands of the Fathom Harbour Oilers. Alex Tanguay had three assists to pace the Oilers' attack as Fathom Harbour improves their season record to 7-10-1.

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists as the Halifax Atlantics extended their winning streak to seven games after a hard fought 10-9 vicotory over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. It was the first meeting of the year between the two teams, with the Donkeys falling to 9-8-1 as the Atlantics improve to 11-6-1. Completing the action, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs used a goal and three assists from third star Sidney Crosby to upend the New scotland Pack 13-3. The Vees now lead the season series 2-0 over the Pack and sit one point out of first place at 11-6-1 as the Pack drop to 12-6 with the loss.

HATlantics
Staal and Toews Net Three Apiece vs Vees
Thursday, November 18, 2010



After starting the season 4-6-1, the Halifax Atlantics have won their sixth straight game after demolishing the defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs by a score of 26-9. Eric Staal lead the charge for the Atlantics with three goals and two assists. Fellow Atlantic Jonathan Toews supplied a hatrick of his own and Rick Nash potted two in the win. The win ties the Atlantics with the Vees at 10-6-1 for the second best record in the league, however the Voyageurs hold the tiebreaker so they remain ahead of the Atlantics in second place overall. Staal and Toews were named first and second stars of the night respectively.

The St. John's Penguins have dropped their seventh decision in a row after a 9-8 setback at the hands of the Fathom Harbour Oilers. Both teams now have records of 6-10-1 on the season and sit two points ahead of the last place Truro Bearcats who closed the gap in the standings with a lackluster 6-2 win over the Whites Lake Senators. The loss drops the Sens back to .500 at 8-8-1.

Third star Marty Turco recorded a win and a shutout, "Marty! Marty! Marty!", to lead the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys to a narrow 12-11 victory over the Fredericton Express. With the win the Donkeys sit alone in fourth place in the DHL at 9-7-1 while the Express fall below the .500 mark and sit at 7-8-2, good enough for sixth place overall. Rounding out the action, the first place New Scotland Pack picked up a hard fought 14-13 win over the Prospect Whalers. The Pack improve thier league best record to 12-5-0 with the win.

Whale of a Game
Malkin Nets 'Trick, Adds Assist in Win
Sunday, November 14, 2010



Evgeni Malkin scored three times and assisted on another to lead the Prospect Whalers to a 22-12 victory over the Fredericton Express and extend their winning streak to three games. Mike Richards and Claude Giroux each potted a pair of goals for the Whalers, with Malkin being named first star of the night for his efforts. Tomas Vanek had two goals for the Express who fall to 7-7-2 on the season with the loss, as the Whalers continue to claw their way back to the .500 mark and now sit at 7-8-1.

The New Scotland Pack refuse to relinquish first place overall in the standings after clobbering the Truro Bearcats by a score of 22-8. Second star Tomas Plekanec had a goal and three assists to pace the Pack who now sit at a league best 11-5, in contrast to the league worst 4-11-1 record owned by the 'Cats. Elsewhere, the Whites Lake Senators evened their record with the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys at 8-7-1, after defeating the Donkeys 15-11 on the strength of two goals by third star Ryan Kesler. Anze Kopitar scored twice for the Swampdonkeys who will have to wait until November 22 to face the Sens for a chance to avenge this loss.

The Halifax Atlantics extended their winning streak to five games and improved their record to 9-6-1 after beating the Fathom Harbour Oilers by the slimmest of margins, 11-10. Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist to lead the Atlantics to victory over an Oilers team that falls to 5-10-1 after their fourth straight loss and sit just two points out of the DHL basement. Rounding out the action, the defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs pulled off an 11-9 win over the St. John's Penguins, handing the Pens their sixth consecutive defeat. Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists for the Pens against his former team, but it wasn't enough to keep the Pens from falling to 6-9-1 on the year. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist for the Vees who improve to 10-5-1 and continue to sit one point out of first place overall.

East Coast Shootout
Toews Leads Atlantics over Whalers
Sunday, November 7, 2010



The Halifax Atlantics erupted for 22 points lastnight in a high-scoring 22-14 win over their same-town rival Prospect Whalers. Jonathan Toews was named first star of the night for his two goals and two assists in the win, allowing the Atlantics to once again reach the .500 mark on the season at 6-6-1. Mike Richards and Alexander Edler each had a goal and an assist for the Whalers who slip to 4-8-1 and remain in ninth place overall in the standings. Eric Staal also had a big night as he lit the lamp twice to help his Atlantics become the second highest scoring team in the DHL, trailing only the first place Voyageurs.

The Nova Scotia Voaygeurs registered their second win in as many nights by defeating the Truro Bearcats by a score of 16-4. Second star Patrick Kane led the charge with two goals and an assist, and Sidney Crosby scored one and assisted on another as the Vees continue to hold on to first position in the standings at 9-4. With the loss the Bearcats fall to 3-9-1, dead last in the DHL. Elsewhere, third star Brent Burns scored twice to lead the third place Dartmouth Swampdonkeys over the Fredericton Express by a score of 14-5. Derek Roy had a goal and an assist against his former team but it wasn't enough as the Express drop to 6-6-1 while the Donkeys improve to 7-5-1.

The remaining two games of the night saw Steven Stamkos pick up a goal and an assist as the New Scotland Pack scored an 8-3 win over a punchless Fathom Harbour Oilers team who see their three game winning streak terminated with the loss. The Pack remain tied with the Vees for the league's best record at 9-4. Finally, Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist against his former team to spark the Whites Lake Senators to a 9-4 win over the St. John's Penguins. Milan Hejduk had a goal and an assist of his own in the loss that sees the Pens' losing streak reach three games and drop them back to the .500 mark on the season.

Loui Loui!
Eriksson Leads Oilers to Third Straight Win
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Loui Eriksson recorded two goals and two assists to help his Fathom Harbour Oilers extend thier winning streak to three games with a convincing 13-4 triumph over the Whites Lake Senators. For the second game in a row Eriksson factored into the three star selection as he was named first star of the night for his efforts, a game after being named second star in a victory over the Vees Wednesday night. Both the Oilers and Sens now have records of 5-6-1 on the season.

For the first time since last season's Dynasty Cup Finals, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and New Scotland Pack faced each other, this time with first place overall in the standings on the line. Once again it was the Vees coming out on top as they soundly defeated the Pack by a score of 18-7. Sidney Crosby had two goals for the champs and Bobby Ryan scored once and added an assist against his former team in the win. It was the third consecutive loss for the Pack as both teams now own records of 8-4. The Vees hold the tiebreaker advantage over the Pack and now sit atop the overall standings.

Elsewhere in the DHL lastnight, the Halifax Atlantics scored a 9-3 win over the Fredericton Express to improve their season record to 5-6-1 as the Express drop to 6-5-1. Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and an assist for the Atlantics in the win. Brad Richards was named second star of the night as he tallied two goals and an assist for the Truro Bearcats in their 12-7 win over the St. John's Penguins. Despite the win, the Bearcats continue to occupy the cellar of the standings at 3-8-1. Finally, third star Henrik Lundqvist recorded a win and a shutout as his Prospect Whalers scored a 14-7 win over the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys who had their three game winning streak halted and drop to 6-5-1 after the loss.

Vees and Atlantics Have Epic Battle
Sunday, October 31, 2010



The DHL produced some crazy games on the eve of Halloween night, with the craziest of them all being the original six matchup between the defending Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs and two-time champion Halifax Atlantics. The Vees were able to build an early 18-1 lead before the Atlantics exploded and forced the champs to hold on for a slim 20-19 victory. Pavel Datsyuk was named first star of the night for helping the Vees improve to 7-3 on the season with his two goals and one assist. Tim Thomas recorded his second consecutive shutout in the win after being released by the Voyageurs in the offseason and going undrafted in this year's draft. The Voyageurs picked-up Thomas as a free agent and he is paying early dividends so far. Alexander Ovechkin and Dany Heatley each had a goal and an assist for the Atlantics who again dip below .500 and sit at 4-5-1 after ten games.

The Dartmouth Swampdonkeys used two goals from Chris Pronger and a goal and two assists from Mike Green to upend the first place New Scotland Pack by a score of 14-8. The Donkeys improve their record to 5-4-1, while the Pack suffer their second loss of the season and remain in first place at 8-2. Elsewhere, Kimmo Timonen had a goal and two assists as his St. John's Penguins continued their strong early season play by beating the Prospect whalers 11-8. The Pens sit alone in third place in the standings with a 6-3-1 record, while the Whalers drop to 3-7 after the loss.

Third star Nicklas Backstrom provided the Fathom Harbour Oilers with a goal and three assists in a 14-6 win over the Whites Lake Senators. The Oilers move past the Whalers and into eighth place in the standings at 3-6-1. Rounding out the action, The Fredericton Express got two goals and one assist from second star Jeff Carter in a 13-11 victory over a Truro Bearcats team who have now lost seven in a row and own a league worst record of 2-8.

Getting Defensive
Defensive Players Dominate Three stars
Friday, October 29, 2010



Goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Tim Thomas, and defenseman Jack Johnson were named first, second, and third stars of the night respectively after stellar performances for their respective teams. Halak posted a win and a shutout to lead his Halifax Atlantics to a 10-10 tie with the St. John's Penguins. The stalemate gives the Atlantics a record of 4-4-1 nine games into the season and allowed the Nova Scotia Voyageurs to leap-frog the Pens into second place in the standings after the Vees avenged an earlier loss to the Fredericton Express by picking up an 11-7 win. The Vees were backstopped by Thomas who picked up a win and a shutout of his own as Nova Scotia improves to 6-3 on the season. DHL rookie Chris Stewart scored thrice for the Express who fall to 4-4-1 on the season with the loss.

Jack Johnson chipped in with three assists as the New Scotland Pack improved to a league best 8-1 after a 7-6 win over the last place Truro Bearcats who have now lost six straight decisions to sit at 2-7 despite being the fourth highest scoring team in the DHL, averaging 9.6 points per game. Rounding out the action, the Whites Lake Senators and Dartmouth Swampdonkeys are now two of four teams at 4-4-1 after the Sens beat the Oilers 13-8, and the Donkeys were victorious over the Prospect Whalers by a score of 7-5.

Remember Me?
Tavares and Semin Get 'Tricky With Former Teams
Sunday, October 24, 2010



John Tavares had a big night for his new team against his old team as he scored a hatrick to help the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys to a 20-14 victory over the St. John's Penguins. These two teams hooked-up in a blockbuster trade this past summer that saw the Donkeys aquire Tavares, who was named first star of the night. Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and two assists in the win and was named second star. Tavares wan't the only player scortching his former team as Alexander Semin recorded a hatrick of his own and Erik Johnson potted one against the Nova Scotia Voyageurs to lead the Fredericton Express to a 19-14 win over the champs. Semin and Johnson were both aquired by the Express from the Vees in the offseason in seperate deals between the two clubs. Semin was named second star of the night for his hatty against the team he won a Dynasty Cup championship with last season.

Elsewhere in the league, the Halifax Atlantics got to double digits for the first time this season by defeating the Truro Bearcats 10-8. The loss was Truro's fourth in a row. The Whites Lake Senators got a much needed win by dumping the Prospect Whalers by a score of 12-9, and finally, it was the first place New Scotland Pack improving to 7-0 on the season by disposing of the Fathom Harbour Oilers by a score of 9-2. The Oilers are in sole possession of last place in the league at 1-5-1, and are averaging a league worst 4.3 points per game after the loss.

Six Pack
Pack Top Express to Improve to 6-0
Friday, October 22, 2010

Last year the New Scotland Pack started the season 1-10 yet managed to turn things around and make it all the way to the Dynasty Cup Finals. Lastnight the Pack topped the Fredericton Express by a score of 6-4 in a contest where neither team brought their A-game. Corey Perry paced the Pack attack with two assists in the win. With the loss, the sophmore Express fall to 2-3-1 on the young season. Elsewhere, Sidney Crosby's two goals and one assist led the high-octane Nova Scotia Voyageurs over the Whites Lake Senators 17-5. Crosby was named DHL first star of the night as the Vees defeated the Sens for the second time this season and improve thier record to 5-1 with their fifth straight win. Whites Lake now sits tied for last overall with a record of 1-4-1.

Coming off tough back-to-back losses to the Vees, the Truro Bearcats extended their losing streak to three games after an 11-2 loss to the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. Brent Burns had a goal and an assist for the Donkeys and was named third star of the evening. The Halifax Atlantics had their three game win streak halted at the hands of the St. John's Penguins by a score of 12-8. Second star Joe Pavelski potted two goals for the Pens who sit in third place at 4-2 after the win. Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist for the Atlantics who drop back to .500 at 3-3 with the loss.

The Prospect Whalers used a goal and an assist from Evgeni Malkin to earn their first victory since opening night, by beating the Fathom Harbour Oilers 11-5. With the loss the Oilers continue to occupy the league's cellar at 1-4-1.

Tough Loss
Vees Top Bearcats Again in High-Scoring Contest
Wednesday, October 20, 2010



For the second game in a row the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and the Truro Bearcats were the two highest scoring teams in the Dynasty Hockey League. And, like last game, the Vees were the only team to escape with two points for a win, although both teams were certainly deserving. On the heels of an 18-16 Vees win the other night, this time the score was 22-17 also in favour of the champs. The 22 points by the Voyageurs marks the highest total yet scored by any team in the league thus far this season. Daniel Sedin, Patrick Marleau, and Marian Hossa all had two goals apiece for the winning side, with Hossa being named second star of the night. Two former Vees had big nights for the upstart Bearcats as Mikka Kiprusoff recorded a win and a shutout in nets, and Marek Zidlicky, aquired in an off-season trade with the Voyageurs, added a goal and two assists. The Vees improve to 4-1 on the season with the win, as the Bearcats fall to 2-3.

DHL rookie Chris Stewart was named first star of the night for leading his Fredericton Express to a hard fought 11-10 win over the slumping Prospect Whalers. Stewart potted two goals for the Express as they improve their record to 2-2-1 at the expense of the Whalers who have now lost their fourth in a row and occupy the DHL basement at 1-4. The New Scotland Pack used two goals from third star David Perron to maintain their perfect start and first place standing after a 16-6 drubbing of the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys. The Pack are the only remaining undefeated team in the league at 5-0, while the Donkeys slide to 1-3-1 on the season.

The Halifax Atlantics won their third game in a row and climb back above the .500 mark at 3-2 after an 8-3 win over the St. John's Penguins. Eric Staal provided the most offense for the Atlantics with his goal and assist as the Atlantics take over possession of third place in the standings. Rounding out the action, the Whites Lake Senators and the Fathom Harbour Oilers each secured one point in the standings after battling to a lackluster 3-3 draw. Both teams now sit at 1-3-1.

Getting Offensive
Vees and Bearcats Shoot Out the Lights
Sunday, October 17, 2010



On a night that both teams deserved to win, it was only the Nova Scotia Voyageurs capturing two points in the standings after outlasting the Truro Bearcats by a score of 18-16. Sidney Crosby set the offensive tone early for the Vees and was named first star of the night for his two goal, one assist performance. The rest of his Voyageur teammates followed suit as every skater for the Vees found their way on the score sheet in a win that improves the defending champs to 3-1 on the season. David Booth was the high scoring Bearcat on the night by registering two goals and an assist of his own. With the loss the Bearcats fall to 2-2 on the season and sit in fourth place overall. These two teams do not have to wait long for a rematch as they hook-up Monday night in part one of a game that will span two nights of action.

The New Scotland Pack now own a perfect 4-0 record to start the season and remain in first place overall after downing the Whites Lake Senators 11-6. Third star of the night Patrick Sharp scored twice for the Pack in the win, while Jarome Iginlas had a goal and an assist for the Sens who have now lost three games in a row and sport a record of 1-3. Bryan McCabe finished with four helpers and took home second star honours for the night as his St. John's Penguins continued their quick start to the season by dealing a 15-9 set-back to the Fredericton Express. R.J. Umberger had a goal and an assist for the Express in the loss.

The Fathom Harbour Oilers finally got in the win column at the expense of the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys by a score of 11-8. The win marks the Oilers first victory since relocating to Fathom Harbour in the off-season as they improve to 1-3 on the season, while the Donkeys fall to 1-2-1. Finally, in the lowest scoring game of the night, the Halifax Atlantics got back to familiar territory by beating the Prospect Whalers 6-3 to record their second win in a row and even their record at 2-2. The Whalers have now suffered their third consecutive defeat and fall to a league worst record of 1-3.

Phil the Thrill
Kessel Leads Bearcats Past Whalers
Saturday, October 16, 2010

DHL first star of the night Phil Kessel scored twice and added an assist to lead his Truro Bearcats to an 8-4 victory over the now 1-2 Prospect Whalers. With the win the 'Cats improve to 2-1 on the season and sit tied for second place overall in the standings after three games. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs recorded their second win in a row after defeating the Whites Lake Senators by a score of 12-7. Marian Hossa led the charge for the Vees with a goal and an assist, while Tobias Enstrom added two assists for the defending champs. Dustin Brown scored two goals for the Sens who have now dropped two decisions in a row after an opening night victory.

Teemu Selanne was named third star of the night for his goal and two assists that helped the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys to a 7-4 win over the St. John's Penguins. The win evens the Donkeys record at 1-1-1, while the Pens suffer their first loss of the young season and fall to 2-1. Elsewhere, in the highest scoring game of the night, the still undefeated New Scotland Pack got past the Fredericton Express by a score of 16-10. Patrick Sharp was named second star of the night for his two goal effort for the 3-0 Pack who also got a goal and two assists from Corey Perry. The Pack now find themselves alone in first place after the win, while the Express take their first loss this season and fall to 1-1-1 despite getting a goal and an assist from Chris Stewart.

Rounding out the action, The Halifax Atlantics finished off the Voyageurs' Thanksgiving leftovers by blanking the short-handed Fathom Harbour Oilers nine to goose. There was a power outage in Fathom Harbour both on and off the ice lastnight as the Atlantics picked up their first win of the season on the strength of one goal and one assist performances by both Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Getzlaf.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Vees Feast on Oilers
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs picked up their first win of the season by clobbering the Fathom Harbour Oilers by a score of 15-4. Marian Hossa and Daniel Sedin each scored two goals for the champs and were named first and third stars respectively. The Oilers are now winless in their first two games since relocating from Eastern Passage to Fathom Harbour in the off season.

The Halifax Atlantics had never been below the .500 mark in their history and now find themselves 0-2 on the season after a 9-5 set back at the hands of the St. John's Penguins. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the Pens who improve their record to 2-0 and find themselves tied atop the league standings. The Truro Bearcats are now in the win column after doubling up on the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys 8-4. Michael Del Zotto and Matt Moulson each had a goal and an assist for Truro who improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Donkeys fall to 0-1-1 with the loss.

The New Scotland Pack used a goal and an assist from Eric Fehr and an empty net goal by Paul Martin to defeat the Prospect Whalers 9-7 and improve their record to a perfect 2-0. Finally, the Whites Lake Senators were handed their first loss of the season after coming out on the wrong side of a 12-4 score against the Fredericton Express. Second star Jeff Carter potted two goals in the win to help the Express remain undefeated at 1-0-1.

Stammer Time!
Stamkos Leads Pack Over Atlantics
Sunday, 10-10-10



Steven Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist as the New Scotland Pack defeated the Halifax Atlantics 13-9 on opening night of the 2010-11 Dynasty Hockey League season. Alexander Ovechkin also tallied a goal and an assist for his team, but it wasn't enough as the Atlantics fall to the Pack for the second time in a row, with the previous loss coming in game seven of last year's semi-finals. Stamkos was named the DHL's first star of the night for his efforts. The defending champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs started their season with a loss for the third time in four years after losing to the Prospect Whalers by a score of 11-9. Evgeni Malkin and Vincent Lecavalier each had a goal for the Whalers while Tobias Enstrom scored the only goal for the champs who had seven of their ten skaters on the score sheet but still come up empty in the win column.

Second star of the night Mike Cammalleri score twice to help the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys secure a 9-9 tie with the Fredericton Express. Derek Roy scored a goal for the Express against his former team and Alexander Semin recoreded two assists for his new team in the draw. The Whites Lake Senators find themselves tied for first place in the league after opening their season with a 13-10 victory over the Truro Bearcats. Defencemen Ed Jovanovski and Dan Girardi each had two assists for the Sens in the win. Phil Kessel provided a goal and an assist for the 'Cats in the loss.

The two lowest scoring teams of the night hooked up as the St. John's Penguins got off on the right foot by beating the Fathom Harbour Oilers 8-5. Tomas Fleischmann tallied a goal and an assists for the Pens and was named third star of the night, while James Wisniewski provided most of the scoring for the Oilers with a goal and an assist of his own.

Let's get it Started
DHL Drops Puck on 2010-11 Season
Saturday, October 9, 2010



The Dynasty Hockey League kicks off their 2010-11 season today with all ten teams in action looking to get an early leg up on their competition at the beginning of a marathon 72-game schedule. The defending Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs begin their title defense against fellow original six member, the Prospect Whalers. The Vees enter the season with a new look lineup featuring the Sedin twins and Partick Kane, all of whom will see action tonight for their new team. The Whalers have never failed to make it to at least the semi-finals and will look to improve on last season that saw them finish fourth overall in the regular season standings and fail to reach the finals for the first time in team history.

The Halifax Atlantics will be hungry to atone for the abrupt end to their reign as two-time defending champs at the hands of the New Scotland Pack as the teams do battle for the first time since last year's semi-final series that saw the Pack upset the Atlantics in seven games. The Fredericton Express will ice a lineup this season filled with fresh faces including Jeff Carter, Alexander Semin, Erik Johnson, and Thomas Vanek, all coming off a championship season with the Vees. The first team to face the Express this year will be the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys who are looking to put an injury filled 2009-10 season behind them. The Donkeys will have their two biggest aquisitions of the summer in their lineup tonight in John Tavares and Tyler Ennis.

The Whites Lake Senators and Truro Bearcats will meet in a battle of the non-playoff teams from last season. Both teams will be looking to make the playoffs for the first time in their history as they each enter their second season in the league. Rounding out the schedule sees a match up of the two teams who have high hopes this season as the newly relocated Fathom Harbour Oilers play their first game in their new home against the St. John's Penguins. This season is shaping up to be ultra competitive and over a 72 game season anything can happen on any given night.

Winter of 72
2010-11 Schedule Released; Each Team to Play 72
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Dynasty Hockey League released their 2010-11 regular season schedule today and it marks the fourth time in as many years that the number of games played for each team has changed. This year sees a balanced schedule where every team will play each other a total of eight times for a total of 72 games played each, an increase from 63 games each last season. This season also features each team playing nine games, one against each team, spanned over a two night period. Due to an NHL scheduling change last season, the DHL saw its first ever two-part game played and incorporated the concept in this season's schedule to increase the total number of games played.

Opening night is slated for Saturday, October 9 and includes the Nova Scotia voyageurs opening up their first title defense against the Prospect Whalers. Two time Dynasty Cup champion Halifax Atlantics look to avenge last year's playoff exit when they battle the New Scotland Pack. In other action, The Fredericton Express kick-start their second season in the league against the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys; The whites Lake Senators match up against the Truro Bearcats in a contest of second year teams; and rounding out opening night the relocated fathom Harbour Oilers play their first game in their new home against the St. John's Penguins.

20 Cent Deal
Champs Shake Things Up in Star-Studded Trade
Monday, September 13, 2010



The Nova Scotia Voyageurs and Fredericton Express continued their busy off-seasons by hooking up for a second time to complete another blockbuster trade. This deal sees five superstars changing teams as the Dynasty Cup champions say goodbye to Jeff Carter, Erik Johnson, and Marc Savard and at the same time welcome Patrick Kane and Daniel Sedin.

Once again the Sedin twins are united, as the Vees remain one of the most active teams of the summer. With new faces in their fold such as the Sedins, Kane, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Andy Greene, the Vees will be opening the season with a much different looking roster than the one that won the Dynasty Cup championship five months ago.

In Carter, the Express get a young goal scorer and compliment him with offensive defenseman Erik Johnson forming a solid backbone for years to come. The deal also sees star centre Marc Savard join his fourth DHL team after being the fifth ever player selected into the league back in the 2007 DHL Entry Draft.

Drafted
Hall First Overall
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

As expected, the Halifax Atlantics used the number one overall pick in the 2010 DHL Entry Draft Sunday night to select the highly touted Taylor Hall. It was the first time in franchise history the Atlantics had the first overall pick in a draft, after choosing second overall on two seperate occassions. The Truro Bearcats promptly followed by selecting Tyler Seguin at the number two position, with the Fathom Harbour Oilers rounding out the top three by choosing the first defenseman taken in Cam Fowler.

The Prospect Whalers selected at the number four spot and chose Nino Niederreiter, with Chris Stewart then being chosen by the Fredericton Express at number five and Alex Steen going to the Whites Lake Senators at number six. At #7, #8, and #9, the Oilers, Bearcats, and Atlantics each had their second picks of the first round and slected Kirill Kabanov, Mark Giordano, and Brendan Smith respectively. Rounding out the first round, the defending Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs selcted Brett Connelly at number ten. A summary of the entire draft can be found here.

Per usual, draft day was no stranger to the trade, as a total of five deals were made. Most deals involved only draft picks as teams jockeyed for positioning on the draft board. The Vees traded the only players of the day, shipping away Brandon Dubinsky and Bryan McCabe in seperate deals to aquire four additional draft picks bringing their total number of selections to nine. Details on all trades made at the draft can be found at the DHL Trade Centre.

Monster Deal
Gustavsson Traded to Pack
Friday, August 27, 2010

The Halifax Atlantics have traded Jonas Gustavsson and their first round pick in the 2012 DHL Entry Draft to the New Scotland Pack for the #9 and #29 overall selections in the 2010 DHL Entry Draft to be held this weekend.

The trade now gives the Atlantics two first round selections in this year's entry draft as they also own the right to select first overall. In Gustavsson, the Pack add youth to the goaltending position and now possess two first round picks in the 2012 DHL Entry Draft.

In another trade, the St. John's Penguins traded the #31, #35, #60 picks in this year's draft, and Dave Bolland to the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys for the #23 selection in this year's draft as well as the Donkey's fifth round pick in the 2011 DHL Entry Draft.

August Trade Winds
Big Names Moved this Month
Monday, August 23, 2010


Nicklas Lidstrom was one of fifteen players to be moved in the four deals that have been made during the month of August thus far leading up to the DHL Entry Draft later this month.

The month's first trade saw the apostrophe-less Whites Lake Senators ship Tomas Fleischmann and their 2010 fourth round draft pick to the St. John's Penguins for Dustin Brown. The Pens weren't finished there, as eight days later they hooked up with the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys to complete the biggest deal of the summer. Franchise player John Tavares was dealt to the Donkeys along with Kurtis Foster and the Pens' 2010 seventh round draft pick for a package of picks and players comprised of Patrice Bergeron, Mikael Samuelsson, Andrew Ladd, Magnus Paajarvi, Josh Bailey, Calvin De Haan, two 2010 second round draft picks, and a 2011 first round draft pick. This trade marks the second time in less than a month that Bailey has been traded after being aquired by the Donkeys earlier in the summer from the Express.

On August 20th, the Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs made their second one-for-one deal of the summer as they traded Marek Zidlicky to the Truro Bearcats for Nicklas Lidstrom. Finally, the most recent trade saw the Fathom Harbour Oilers trade Tyler Ennis and a 2011 first round draft pick that formerly belonged to the Pens for Devin Setoguchi, Matt Niskanen, and the #3 overall selection in the 2010 DHL Entry Draft this Sunday night.

Pronger an Ass
Roy an Express
Sunday, August 1, 2010

There were a pair of trades completed in the DHL Friday night with the biggest seeing the Fredericton Express ship defenseman Chris Pronger, forwards Bryan Little and Josh Bailey, and two second round picks in the 2010 entry draft to the Dartmouth Swampdonkeys for forward Derek Roy and two draft picks in the 2010 entry draft including a second round pick and the #5 overall selection.

This deal fills a positional need for the Donkeys by giving them a much needed defenseman, while at the same time bolsters the new-look offence for the Express as they continue to reshape their roster after aquiring Alexander Semin for Henrik Sedin one week before making this deal with the Swampdonkeys. The first two rounds of the upcoming 2010 DHL Entry Draft will see the Swampdonkeys pick at #3, #14, and #16, whereas the Express own the #5, #6, #13, and #15 selections.

In the other deal made on Friday, the Prospect Whalers obtained the #4 overall selection in the 2010 entry draft from the Fathom Harbour Oilers for the #7, #27, and #67 picks in the draft. The players selected with these picks will be revealed at the draft later this month on August 29 at 6pm (6:30pm for the Pens). This year the draft will be hosted by the defending Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs.

Hall of a Deal?
Iginla, Campbell Dealt for First Overall
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

For the second consecutive summer the first overall selection in the DHL entry draft has been traded. This time around the Whites Lake Senators owned the right to pick first and chose to deal that right to the Halifax Atlantics for forward Jarome Iginla and defenseman Brian Campbell.

By adding Iginla and Campbell the Sens get proven scorers who were both part of back-to-back Dynasty Cup championship teams. Iginla was drafted by the Atlantics in the 3rd round of the 2007 DHL entry draft as the 14th player slected overall in DHL history. Campbell was also chosen in the '07 draft by the Atlantics in the 23rd round, 134th overall.

The Atlantics found themselves in familiar territory as they once again were up against the salary cap and were in a position to make a play for the #1 overall pick. Last summer the Atlantics were believed to have been in the sweepstakes for the 2009 first overall pick before eventually losing out to Pascal Leclaire and the St. John's Penguins. The Pens used the pick to draft highly touted John Tavares. Will the Atlantics use their pick to nab this year's top prospect Taylor Hall? We'll find out next month at the draft.

Sedin For Semin
Vees and Express Swap Stars
Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Dynasty Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs have traded dynamic goal-scorer Alexander Semin to the Fredericton Express for the NHL's top point producer Henrik Sedin. The trade sees the Vees say goodbye to a player they drafted in the 13th round, 73rd overall in the 2007 DHL entry draft prior to the league's inaugural season. This deal also splits the Sedin tandom of Daniel and Henrik after one full season of playing together for the Express after the Express aquired Henrik from the Whalers last fall.

This is the second trade the Express have been involved in recently after dealing Valtteri Filppula back to the Halifax Atlantics in exhange for Kris Russell on July 6th. This marks the second time Filppula and Russell were traded for each other as they were both part of a deal made between these two teams last December.

Oil Change
Goodbye Passage, Hello Harbour
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Eastern Passage Oilers are relocating to Three Fathom Harbour and will now be known as the Fathom Harbour Oilers. During their two seasons in Eastern Passage, the Oilers compiled a record of 41-56-8, including a 28-30-5 record last season, good enough for a fifth place finish and their first ever playoff berth.

This marks the second time in as many years that the DHL has seen a team relocate in the off-season. Last summer saw the Halifax Maroons move and become the Prospect Whalers. The Whalers ousted the Oilers in the playoffs this past season with a first-round four-game sweep.


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