The Canadian Hockey League opened its doors earlier this week for the beginning of training camps, which marks the start of a new season for several of the Montreal Canadiens prospects.
All camps have begun in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where Canadiens prospects Charles Hudon, Zach Fucale, Martin Reway and Jeremy Gregoire will suit up this season.
Hudon will be leading the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Fucale will be between the pipes for defending Memorial Cup Champion Halifax Mooseheads, Reway will be looking to build on a very successful rookie campaign in the QMJHL where he scored 50 points in 47 games, and Gregoire will be looking to build on his breakout postseason from a year ago, when he scored 16 points in 18 games, propelling the Drakkar to the QMJHL final, before losing to Fucale’s Moose.
In Ontario, the Canadiens will be represented by Brady Vail of the Windsor Spitfires, Connor Crisp of the Erie Otters and recent first round pick, Michael McCarron will be suiting up for the defending Ontario Hockey League Champion London Knights.
The lone Habs prospect destined for the Western Hockey League is Tim Bozon who will be returning to the Kamloops Blazers. Bozon will be looking to build on a 91 point campaign from a season ago.
Camps get underway in Ontario and in the Western league later this month but preseason action began last night in Quebec, with Gregoire’s pair of goals leading the Drakkar to a 4-3 shootout victory over Hudon’s Sagueneens. Hudon did not dress for the contest.
It is official Habs fans, your prospect’s season has begun and there are actual live games to keep an eye on once again.