28 CHL Graduates Earn Medals at 2018 Olympic Winter Games


A total of 28 CHL 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.

A trio of former Russian CHL players in Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec Remparts), Ivan Telegin (Barrie Colts) and Sergei Mozyakin (Val-d’Or Foreurs) 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.

Nine German CHL graduates 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 28 CHL graduates returning to their respective countries with Olympic medals.



Mikhail Grigorenko – CSKA Moscow (KHL) // Quebec Remparts (2011-14)
Sergei Mozyakin – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) // Val-d’Or Foreurs (1998-99)
Ivan Telegin – CSKA Moscow (KHL) // Saginaw Spirit, Barrie Colts (2009-12)


Timo Pielmeier – ERC Ingolstadt (DEL) // Saint John’s Fog Devils, Shawinigan Cataractes (2007-09)

Daryl Boyle – EHC Munich (DEL) // Brandon Wheat Kings (2004-08)
Bjorn Krupp – Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL) // Belleville Bulls (2008-11)

Gerrit Fauser – Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL) // Gatineau Olympiques (2007-09)
Dominik Kahun – EHC Munich (DEL) // Sudbury Wolves (2012-14)
Brooks Macek – EHC Munich (DEL) // Tri-City Americans, Calgary Hitmen (2008-13)
Marcel Noebels – Berlin Polar Bears (DEL) // Seattle Thunderbirds, Portland Winterhawks (2010-12)
Felix Schutz – Cologne Sharks (DEL) // Saint John Sea Dogs, Val-d’Or Foreurs (2005-07)
Yanick Seidenberg – EHC Munich (DEL) // Medicine Hat Tigers (2003-04)



Justin Peters – Cologne Sharks (DEL) // Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, Plymouth Whalers (2002-06)
Kevin Poulin – Zagreb Medvescak (Austria) // Victoriaville Tigres (2006-10)

Stefan Elliott – HV71 Jonkoping (SHL) // Saskatoon Blades (2006-11)
Marc-Andre Gragnani – Dynamo Minsk (KHL) // PEI Rocket (2003-07)
Maxim Noreau – SC Bern (NLA) // Victoriaville Tigres (2004-07)

Gilbert Brule – Kunlun Red Star (KHL) // Vancouver Giants (2002-06)
Quinton Howden – Dynamo Minsk (KHL) // Moose Jaw Warriors (2007-12)
Chris Kelly – Belleville Senators (AHL) // London Knights, Sudbury Wolves (1997-01)
Rob Klinkhammer – AK-Bars Kazan (KHL) // Lethbridge, Seattle, Portland, Brandon (2003-07)
Brandon Kozun – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) // Calgary Hitmen (2006-10)
Maxim Lapierre – Lugano (NLA) // Montreal Rocket, PEI Rocket (2001-05)
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)
Linden Vey – Barys Astana (KHL) // Medicine Hat Tigers (2006-11)
Wojtek Wolski – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) // Brampton Battalion (2002-06)


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