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Poll: Hockey Stick Pick

25 Apr

Oakville 97AAA Teammates Named to OHL Scholastic Team

24 Apr

The Ontario Hockey League has announced the recipients of the league’s three Academic Player of the Year awards for the 2013-14 season.

Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters is the recipient of the Bobby Smith Trophy as Scholastic Player of the Year, with Adam Craievich of the Guelph Storm named the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award recipient as Top High School Student, and Patrick Watling of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the Roger Neilson Memorial Award recipient as Top Post-Secondary School Student Athlete.

All 20 of the OHL’s member clubs provide nominees for each award with the Bobby Smith Trophy nominees representing the 2013-14 OHL Scholastic Team:

Barrie Colts – Andrew Mangiapane

Belleville Bulls – Adam Laishram

Erie Otters – Connor McDavid

Guelph Storm – Adam Craievich

Kingston Frontenacs – Roland McKeown

Kitchener Rangers – Nick Magyar

London Knights – Owen MacDonald

Mississauga Steelheads – Jesse Barwell

Niagara IceDogs – Brendan Perlini

North Bay Battalion – Riley Bruce

Oshawa Generals – Michael Dal Colle

Ottawa 67’s – Travis Konecny

Owen Sound Attack – Brett Hargrave

Peterborough Petes – Mitchell Webb

Plymouth Whalers – Cullen Mercer

Saginaw Spirit – Eric Locke

Sarnia Sting – Noah Bushnell

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds – Blake Speers

Sudbury Wolves – Nick Baptiste

Windsor Spitfires – Patrick Sanvido


Steelheads Finished for Season

1 Apr

With the Mississauga Steelheads’ season ending in dramatic fashion the sting of sudden death still lingers. It wasn’t as easy as it appeared it would be after the opening game blow-out, but the Oshawa Generals still managed a four-game sweep in the first round of the OHL playoffs.

Barwell Shoots vs Oshawa Generals - Eastern Conference Quarter Final

Barwell Shoots vs Oshawa Generals – Eastern Conference Quarter Final

Despite falling in four straight, the team couldn’t have given anything more, taking the Eastern Conference Champs to four overtime periods in three games to close out the series.

It was a quick turn-around for the players, following Thursday evening’s loss the team was back at the Hershey Centre Friday collecting equipment, conducting exit meetings and saying goodbyes as the boys prepared to head back to their hometowns and a summer of training.

From the selection of Sean Day, Jesse Barwell and Austin Gerhart in the first two rounds of the 2013 OHL Draft, Jacob Graves’ dramatic OT winner in the season’s first game, the dramatic playoff-making home-and-home with the Niagara Icedogs, and finally the playoffs, it was an exciting season for the young Steelheads leaving the team and its fans with much to look forward to next season.


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