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Peterborough Petes defenceman Brandon Prophet, who played parts of two seasons with the Barrie Colts, checks Mississauga Steelheads forward Shaw Boomhower into the boards during Ontario Hockey League action earlier this season in Peterborough. The Petes and Steelheads will now meet in the Eastern Conference final. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/POSTMEDIA NETWORK FILE PHOTO

Prophet and the Petes

The Ontario Hockey League playoffs are down to the final four teams after the Erie Otters topped the London Knights, 5-4, Tuesday night in a thrilling Game 7 overtime classic.

Colts select Hadfield with top pick

The Barrie Colts had the first-overall pick in the inaugural Ontario Hockey League Under-18 Priority Selection and chose defenceman Victor Hadfield from the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, Wednesday night.

The Barrie Colts introduced forward Ryan Suzuki as the first-overall pick in this weekend's Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection on Friday. From left are Colts head coach Dale Hawerchuk, Suzuki and Colts general manager Jason Ford. BARRIE COLTS/PHOTO

Colts take Suzuki

The Barrie Colts selected 15-year-old forward Ryan Suzuki with the first- overall pick in the 2017 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

Barrie Colts minor-midget ‘AAA’ forward Mitchell Russell blasts the puck past Richmond Hill Coyotes goalie Dylan Kruss at the Holly Community Centre in Barrie this past season. MARK WANZEL/FILE PHOTO

Russell a go-to guy

When Norm McCauley’s Barrie Colts minor-midget ‘AAA’ team needed offence, the head coach turned to Mitchell Russell.

Hornets advance past Patriots

The Alliston Hornets claimed the Provincial Junior Hockey League's North Conference title on Friday night with an impressive 10-6 win over the Mount Forest Patriots at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre.

Ottawa Senators prospect Chris Rumble, son of Barrie native Darren Rumble, flicks a puck with his stick as he stakes in the warm-up for their NHL rookie tournament against the Montreal Canadiens at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont., in this file photo. The 26-year-old, who plays for the AHL Binghampton Senators, is looking to land an NHL contract in the off-season. CRAIG GLOVER/POSTMEDIA NETWORK FILE PHOTO

Another Rumble rising

Darren Rumble is keenly aware of the playoff results across the Canadian Hockey League even if his Moncton Wildcats aren’t involved.

Bradford Bulldogs Midget A team won the OMHA Championship in Bradford, Ont. on Saturday March 25, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

We are the Champions!

On home ice, with cheering fans packing the stands, the Bradford Bulldogs Midget A team won the OMHA championship, defeating the New Hamburg Huskies in a crucial Game 5. It was the first time a Bradford team has won the Ontario championship in over 2 decades.