The Canadian International Hockey Academy would like to congratulate Pavel Gogolev and Semen Der-Arguchintsev on being drafted 8th and 27th respectively, by the Peterborough Petes, in this year’s Ontario Hockey League (OHL) draft. 
Pavel, a 16-year old from Moscow, Russia, joined CIHA last year to further develop his hockey skills. He led the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) AAA Midget league in goals with 38 goals and added 30 assist for a total of 68 points, in 46 games this season.   Semen, who only turns 16 in September, is also originally from Moscow and led the league in points this season, with 70 in 46 games.  “Pavel is an extremely talented offensive player who has many tricks in his bag. He can beat you with speed, skills, moves and he can overpower you. He is a special talent who brings a great attitude to the rink every day,” said his coach, Guy Girouard. “This is a dream come true for me. This is what I worked so hard for and is why I came to the [CIH] Academy,” said Gogolev. “I know I have a lot more work to do before rookie camp, and know that coach Guy and the others will get me ready.” “Semen has an exceptional vision on the ice and his hockey IQ is off the charts. He is a fierce competitor who makes players around him better,” added Girouard. “I want to play in the OHL because it’s the best Junior league in the world and playing with and against the best players will only make me better,” said Der-Arguchintsev. “It’s great that these childhood friends and teammates can continue to play together with the Peterborough Petes,” added Girouard.   The staff and teams of the CIH Academy are very proud of these young prospects and wish them all the best with the Petes next season. This is the second year in a row that CIHA has produced a top draft pick in the OHL draft. Last year, Gabriel Vilardi was drafted 2nd overall and had a very successful year playing with the Windsor Spitfires this season.

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