Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ben Scrivens TTM Success

Mailed:  12/14/2012
Received:  01/24/2013
Days:  41
c/o: Toronto Marlies

Ben is now the starting goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  I read a neat little article on Ben the other day in the Toronto Star.

It talks about him really having a low profile, living in a basement apartment and driving a 1998 pickup truck.  I don't know if he will hold onto the job as starter, but he has looked good so far.  He beat my Canadiens on opening night, 2-1.

Brendan Gaunce TTM Success

Mailed:  1/04/2013
Received:  01/22/2013
Days:  18
c/o: Belleville Bulls

Brendan was a 1st round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2012 draft.  His brother, Cameron, was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche, and he plays for their farm affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.  Brendan has represented Canada at the U18 winning a bronze and at the Ivan Hlinka tournament, winning Gold.  He has 35 points in 36 games this year so far with the Bulls.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mark Scheifele TTM Success

Mailed:  10/12/2012
Received:  01/17/2013
Days:  97
c/o: Barrie Colts

Mark made the Winnipeg Jets out of training camp last year, however they decided to not burn 1 year of his entry level contract, and send him back to the Colts after 7 games.  He has made the team out of camp this year as well, but they do have a 5 game limit before they either have to commit to him, or send him back to the OHL again.  He played in the World Junior Championships for Canada and had 6 points in 6 games.  He also had 49 points in 30 games in the OHL before the lockout ended and the Jets recalled him.