UPDATED: Moose Alum Participating at Worlds

There will be a few Halifax Mooseheads alumni in Cologne and Paris for the IIHF Men’s World Championships. Former Herd forwards Nathan MacKinnon, Nikolaj Ehlers and Jakub Voracek as well as defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser will represent their respective countries during the tournament. This will be the first time for Abeltshauser participating in the Worlds but the second…

League Finals Start Friday

It’s that time of year again when two teams play for the title of league champion. One group was projected to be in the President’s Cup finals while the other is making their first trip to the last round. The Halifax Mooseheads had a couple of former players in the final four but both were…

Poll #16

Now that the draft lottery is over and we know the order of how teams will be picking at the 2017 NHL draft on June 23, I thought I would do another poll. The Halifax Mooseheads have 5 players on the final CSS rankings but only one projected to go in the first round. Switzerland…

Herd Announce Team Awards

Earlier this month, your Halifax Mooseheads announced their team award winners with videos showing clips of each recipient from the 2016-17 season. There seemed to be less awards given out this year which is why I waited to see if there would be more. Nico Hischier and Max Fortier led the team all season and both players were…

Top Herd

Now that the regular season is over, I will be awarding my overall Top Herd player award. This season I decided not to do a poll as there was one clear winner in my opinion. And the winner is….       Alexis Gravel In just his rookie season, Alexis Gravel showed that the Halifax…

Canada, Switzerland In Quarters at U18s

Three Mooseheads have extended their season with some strong play at the under 18 world championships. Jared McIsaac, Jocktan Chainey and Team Canada are onto the quarterfinals after finishing the preliminary round with 2 wins, an overtime win and a loss. Halifax’s rookie goaltender Alexis Gravel is on the Canadian squad as well but has…

Former Herd Wins German Championship

It’s been another great season for Konrad Abeltshauser and EHC Munchen. After finishing with a 31-12-5-4 (W-L-OTW-OTL) record, EHC were the number 1 seed at the end of the 2016-17 regular season. Abeltshauser, a Halifax Mooseheads alumni, was awarded the DEL Defenseman of the Year trophy. The 24 year old had 10 goals and 31 points in…

5 Mooseheads on Final Draft Rankings

The National Hockey League regular season is over so for 14 teams their attention turns to the 2017 entry draft. Yesterday, the Central Scouting Service has released its final draft rankings for the upcoming NHL Draft. Even though it was another rebuilding year, not as much as last year however, scouts for pro teams were impressed with players on…

Hischier Awarded for Strong Rookie Campaign

It was a big night for Swiss native Nico Hischier on Wednesday at the league awards ceremony. Last night, the QMJHL held their annual Golden Pucks awards gala in Quebec City. Three Mooseheads were up for awards yesterday but Hischier was the lone Herd to win. Nico won the Michael Bossy Trophy as the top…

Mooseheads Named to U18s

Well the Halifax Mooseheads might be out of the 2017 QMJHL playoffs but that doesn’t mean the hockey season is over for all the players. Three young men who played the past year on the Herd’s back end were told today that they were on the upcoming U18 Canadian and Swiss World Championship teams. Rookie…