A total of nine OHL graduates will return home from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea with medals as men’s hockey action wrapped up on Saturday.
Former Russian OHL player Ivan Telegin (Barrie Colts) won gold in a 4-3 overtime win over Germany as Minnesota Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov scored the golden goal.
The Olympic Athletes from Russia finished with a 5-1 record, featuring three of the tournament’s four top scorers.
Two German OHL graduates in Bjorn Krupp (Belleville Bulls) and Dominik Kahun (Sudbury Wolves) will return home with silver medals following a heartbreaking loss. Germany accessed the Gold Medal Game through a 4-3 semi-final win over Canada on Friday.
Canada prevailed over the Czech Republic by a score of 6-4 to claim Olympic Bronze. Team Canada captain Chris Kelly (Sudbury Wolves) scored a pair of goals in the Bronze Medal Game while other CHL grads in Brandon Kozun (Calgary Hitmen) and Rob Klinkhammer (Brandon Wheat Kings) had a pair of assists.
Canada’s Maxim Noreau (Victoriaville Tigres) led all defencemen in scoring with seven points (2-5–7) and was named to the tournament’s Media All-Star Team on the back end. He finished tied for Canada’s scoring lead with teammate Derek Roy (Kitchener Rangers) (2-5–7).
Canada finishes on the podium in a third straight Olympic Winter Games, bringing home Bronze for the third time in event history.
Here’s a look at the nine OHL graduates returning to their respective countries with Olympic medals.
OAR (RUSSIA) (1) [GOLD MEDAL]
Ivan Telegin – CSKA Moscow (KHL) // Saginaw Spirit, Barrie Colts (2009-12)
GERMANY (2) [SILVER MEDAL]
Bjorn Krupp – Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL) // Belleville Bulls (2008-11)
Dominik Kahun – EHC Munich (DEL) // Sudbury Wolves (2012-14)
CANADA (6) [BRONZE MEDAL
Justin Peters – Cologne Sharks (DEL) // Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, Plymouth Whalers (2002-06)
Chris Kelly – Belleville Senators (AHL) // London Knights, Sudbury Wolves (1997-01)
Eric O’Dell – HC Sochi (KHL) // Sudbury Wolves (2007-11)
Derek Roy – HC Linkopings (SHL) // Kitchener Rangers (1999-03)
Christian Thomas – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) // London Knights, Oshawa Generals (2008-12)
Wojtek Wolski – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) // Brampton Battalion (2002-06)
For full coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games visit olympic.org.