Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced recipients of the League’s annual regular season awards.
Hamilton Spectator Trophy (Best Record During the Regular Season) – Ottawa 67’s
The Ottawa 67’s set new franchise records on the final weekend of the season, finishing with 51 wins and 107 points atop the OHL standings.
The Hamilton Spectator Trophy is their sixth, following past regular season titles in 2020, 2019, 1997, 1982 and 1978.
The 51-12-3-2 67’s finished-out the season surrendering a League-low 171 goals while boasting the OHL’s best home record, going 29-4-0-1 at TD Place. Defending OHL Playoff MVP Logan Morrison led the club in scoring, recording 94 points (40-54–94) over 56 games.
The Hamilton Spectator Trophy was first presented to the Ontario Hockey Association in the 1957-58 season. Winners have gone on to capture the OHL championship 25 times and the Memorial Cup 11 times. The Hamilton Bulldogs were both J. Ross Robertson Cup champions as well as Hamilton Spectator Trophy recipients in 2021-22. Prior to that, the 2017 Erie Otters hoisted the Robertson Cup following their second straight regular season title while the 2009 Windsor Spitfires were the last OHL club to complete the trifecta, emerging as Memorial Cup champions.
The 67’s are in pursuit of their fourth OHL championship after recently coming in as finalists in 2019. They last hoisted the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2001 and are two-time Memorial Cup champions, capturing CHL supremacy in both 1984 and 1999.
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (Top Scorer) & Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy (Top Scoring Right Winger) – Matthew Maggio, Windsor Spitfires
For the second straight year, a Windsor Spitfires player is taking home the Eddie Powers Trophy, receiving the OHL’s Top Scorer Award presented by Kubota Canada. As the OHL’s top-scoring right winger, Maggio also earns the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy.
New York Islanders prospect Matthew Maggio paced the OHL with 111 points including a League-leading 54 goals along with 57 assists in 66 games. Maggio was a plus-41 performer, scoring just four of his 54 goals on the power play to become one of four players in the past decade to score at least 45 even strength goals in a season.
Maggio tied a Spitfires single game franchise record with his five goals on Dec. 15th in a 6-3 win over the Erie Otters, joining Daniel D’Amico, Paul Gagne and Gerry Leroux as the fourth Spitfire to accomplish the feat. He follows last year’s Eddie Powers Trophy recipient, former teammate Wyatt Johnston in becoming the fourth player in modern Spitfires franchise history to claim the honour. Other recipients have included Taylor Hall (2009-10) and Peter Sarno (1997-98) while Earl Reibel (1949-50) and Bert Giesebrecht (1948-49) also have their names etched on the trophy.
A fifth round (142nd overall) pick by the New York Islanders last summer, the overage Maggio wraps-up his OHL regular season career with 99 goals, 118 assists and 217 points over 212 contests spent between Windsor and the Ottawa 67’s, who selected him in the fifth round (86th overall) of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. Maggio recorded 17 points (7-10–17) in 25 games last spring as the Spits won a Western Conference title and reached Game 7 of the OHL Championship Series.
The Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy was donated by the Toronto Marlboro Athletic Club in memory of Eddie Powers and was first awarded in 1945-46 to Tod Sloan of St. Michael’s who scored 79 points in 25 games. In addition to Johnston, other recent recipients have included Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67’s in 2019-20, high-scoring present-day Dallas Stars winger Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs in 2018-19, along with former Spitfire Aaron Luchuk, who claimed the honour as a member of the Barrie Colts in 2017-18.
Additionally, Maggio is the first Windsor Spitfires player to ever win the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the OHL’s top scoring right-winger.
The Jim Mahon Trophy was first presented following the 1971-72 season by the players and management of the Peterborough Petes in memory of their right winger Jim Mahon who was accidentally killed that summer. Recent recipients have included Lucas Edmonds of the Kingston Frontenacs in 2021-22, Arthur Kaliyev of the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2019-20, Justin Brazeau of the North Bay Battalion in 2018-19 and Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting in 2017-18.
Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest Team Goals-Against) – Max Donoso and Collin MacKenzie, Ottawa 67’s
The Ottawa 67’s surrendered a League-low 171 goals over their 68-game schedule during a season that resulted in a franchise record 51 wins and 107 points. They were backstopped by the goaltending duo of Max Donoso and Collin MacKenzie, who earn the Dave Pinkney Trophy in 2022-23.
Donoso and MacKenzie helped the 67’s earn their sixth Hamilton Spectator Trophy in franchise history as the club allowed just over 2.5 goals-per-game.
Donoso played in 47 of Ottawa’s 68 games, recording the eighth 30+ win season by a goaltender in 67’s franchise history as he boasted a record of 30-10-0-2 with a 2.72 goals-against average and .898 save percentage with two shutouts. The native of Windsor, Ont. was a fifth round (98th overall) pick by the 67’s in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection and owns a career record of 41-19-1-7 with a 2.75 goals-against average, .901 save percentage and three shutouts in 74 regular season games.
MacKenzie continued a tremendous start to his OHL career to open the season, carrying over a 4-0 record from 2021-22 to win his first 10 consecutive decisions, the most by a goaltender in the past 25 years of OHL history. He also set a new OHL record on Oct. 21st in Sault Ste. Marie when he made 15 consecutive shootout saves in a 2-1 victory over the Greyhounds. The 18-year-old from Elora, Ont. posted an impressive 1.88 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and a record of 21-2-3-0 in 30 games. The former eighth round (160th overall) pick by Ottawa in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection is a career 25-2-3-0 over 38 regular season games.
This marks the eighth time the 67’s have led the League with the fewest goals-against. Past 67’s goaltenders with their names engraved on the trophy include Cedrick Andree and Will Cranley (2019-20), Cedrick Andree and Michael DiPietro (2018-19), Craig Hillier and Seamus Kotyk (1997-98), Tim Keyes and Craig Hillier (1996-97), Darren Pang and Greg Coram (1983-84), Jim Ralph (1980-81) and Michel “Bunny” Larocque (1971-72).
F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy (Besst Rookie Goals-Against Average): Zach Bowen, London Knights
Zach Bowen of the London Knights is the recipient of the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy, leading all qualified rookie netminders with a 3.10 goals-against average.
An 18-year-old from Kanata, Ont., Bowen played to a mark of 17-4-0-0, with an .899 save percentage and one shutout over 26 contests. He went on a run of 15 consecutive wins between Nov. 12th and Feb. 18th, the second-longest such streak in the past 25 years of OHL history. Bowen was London’s fourth round (77th overall) pick in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection last season after going undrafted in 2021.
Bowen follows current goaltending partner Brett Brochu, who won the Dinty Moore Trophy in 2019-20. Other Knights recipients have included Jordan Kooy in 2017-18, Ryan MacDonald in 2003-04, Sean Basilio in 1989-90 and Barry Heard in 1976-77.
The trophy is named after F.W. “Dinty” Moore of Port Colborne, Ont., who served as OHA President from 1942-45. In order to qualify for this rookie award, a goaltender must play a minimum of 900 minutes. Last year’s winner was Domenic DiVincentiis of the North Bay Battalion.
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About the Ontario Hockey League
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