CHL TopX Show

CHL TopX Show

Each week we check in with some of the biggest names across the Canadian Hockey League.


March 24, 2023 51 min
This week we check in with the top-ranked team and the 10th ranked team in the Kia CHL Top-10 rankings, the Gatineau Olympiques and the North Bay Battalion.Up first is Vancouver Canucks prospect Josh Bloom. We talk about why the Battalion have been so successful at shutting down the opposition lately, 11 goals against on current 9-game wins streak, the vibe around the city of North Bay right now and what it’s like being traded twic...
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Today we have an all hair episode for you with two of the best mullets and NHL Draft prospects in the WHL.

First, the seconding leading scorer in the Dub, Zach Benson comes to us fresh off a two-week road trip to tell us what those are like, how the Winnipeg ICE have been able to be so consistent this season and what the team learned from last year’s playoff run.

Then, the 6th leading scoring in the dub, Riley Heidt, kicks his roomma...

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March 2, 2023 47 min

This week I talk to one of the most prolific defenders in the CHL and the longest current active points streak holder from the QMJHL.

First, LA Kings’ defenceman Brandt Clarke tells us about being sent back to the OHL, his relationship with Drew Doughty, what it’s like being mentioned in NHL trade chatter and breaking a 25-year-old Colts’ franchise record.

Then, Seattle Kraken prospect Jacob Melanson tells us about going to a contend...

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February 24, 2023 51 min

This week I chat with one of the top goals scorers from the QMJHL and one from the OHL.

First, Memorial Cup champion Josh Lawrence tell us about his incredible start to his career in Halifax, how weird it was to trade in the Saint John blue for Halifax green and what the Mooseheads have to do in the final 15.

Then, Nashville Predators prospect Nolan Burke tells us about signing in ELC, how exciting it was to see his GM pulling off so...

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February 16, 2023 50 min

This week I talk to the OHL’s leading scorer and then we check in with a recently returned Arizona Coyotes forward.

First New York Islanders prospect Matt Maggio tells us how the Spitfires have proved the doubters, including me, wrong this year and what adding guys like Brett Harrison and Shane Wright do for the room.

Then Seattle Thunderbirds forward Dylan Guenther shares what it’s like being back in the WHL, going to a team with so...

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February 9, 2023 41 min

This week we check in with trade deadline additions from the OHL leading Ottawa 67’s and the Memorial Cup hosts, Kamloops Blazers.

First, reigning OHL playoff MVP Logan Morrison tells us what it was like moving from the Bulldogs to the 67’s and how he can use his Memorial Cup experience to help his new club.

Then Anaheim Ducks prospect Olen Zellweger fills us in on the opportunity to play closer to home and how the Blazers are prepar...

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February 3, 2023 34 min

This week we check in with the 8th ranked North Bay Battalion and the 10th ranked Gatineau Olympiques.

First, Montreal Canadiens prospect Riley Kidney talks about moving from Bathurst to Gatineau and how we’re only just starting to see the real Olympiques. Then, Seattle Kraken prospect, Ty Nelson tells us what makes the Battalion so scary this year and the belief they have within their dressing room.

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Today we have a special Top Prospects edition of the show. In this episode I chat with three members of the upcoming Kubota Top Prospects game, on January 25th, Andrew Cristall from the Kelowna Rockets, Cam Allen from the Guelph Storm and Tyler Peddle from the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Enjoy!

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December 28, 2022 12 min

IceDogs owner and GM Darren DeDobbelaer checks in to explain why Niagara wants to host the Memorial Cup in 2024 and what you could expect from the Niagara region.

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December 28, 2022 38 min

As we head in to the final weekend before the holiday break we check in on two of the hottest teams in the CHL, the London Knights and Saskatoon Blades.

First, reigning OHL goaltender of the year Brett Brochu tells us about chasing Knights history while taking on more of a mentorship role this season and then Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Brandon Lisowsky shares why the Blades have been so successful and what it’s like to be a part ...

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December 27, 2022 14 min

Kingston Frontenacs GM Kory Cooper stops by to tell us why the Kingston Frontenacs decided the time was right to bid for the right to host the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

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December 27, 2022 34 min

This week we chat with Montreal Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy about the different feeling in Sherbrooke this year, how he has to continue to evolve as a player and getting a chance for another gold at World Juniors.

Then Anaheim Ducks prospect Nathan Gaucher tells us what it’s like to be playing for the best team in the CHL right now, how their sights are firmly set on a Q championship and sending 4 Remparts to Team Canada’s select...

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December 24, 2022 49 min

In this week's episode super rookie from the Saginaw Spirit Michael Misa stops in to talk about his incredible start to his OHL career, the run the Spirit are on, handling all of the pressure and if he’s surprised himself with his play.

Then veteran play-by-play voice, host of the OHL hot stove and OHL priority selection, Terry Doyle joins me to talk about Michael Misa, the OHL teams in the Kia CHL TopX and the Memorial Cup present...

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December 23, 2022 11 min

President and Managing Partner of the Saginaw Spirit, stops by to talk about why the time is right for club to become the first American city since Spokane in 1998 to host the Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

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December 23, 2022 26 min

Buffalo Sabres prospect Matt Savoie and Arizona Coyotes prospect Conor Geekie from the Winnipeg ICE stop by to talk about everything from taking the next step as a team, scoring hat-tricks, lacrosse goals and who’s the most likely to get a hair endorsement.

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December 22, 2022 13 min

GM of the Greyhounds, Kyle Raftis, checks in to talk about why the Soo wants to bid for the right to host the 2024 Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

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December 22, 2022 28 min

Fresh off a stint in the ECHL, Luke Prokop stops by to tells us what it’s like to play for the team he beat for a championship, plus QMJHL leading scorer Jordan Dumais fills us in on his incredible run to start the season.

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December 21, 2022 47 min

Connor Bedard stops by to talk about the Top Prospects, his favourite team to play against and what he's working on to become even better. Dante De Caria the voice of the Regina Pats also pays us a visit to tell us what it's like to call Connor Bedard and how he made his start.

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December 21, 2022 55 min

TSN’s director of scouting Craig Button stops by to talk about the Kubota Top Prospects game, including Connor Bedard and the coaches. We also chat about the new number one team in the nation the Québec Remparts, the undefeated Red Deer Rebels, the exceptional start to Michael Misa’s OHL career and what to do with Shane Wright.

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December 21, 2022 34 min

Columbus Blue Jackets prospect James Malatesta from the Quebec Remparts, Dallas Stars prospect Logan Stankoven from the Memorial Cup hosting Kamloops Blazers and Nashville Predators prospect Jack Matier from the Ottawa 67's all stop by to talk about their seasons.

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