OHL ANNOUNCES ACADEMIC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Finn Harding of the Mississauga Steelheads, Braedyn Rogers of the Owen Sound Attack, James Guo of the Peterborough Petes and Bronson Ride of the Windsor Spitfires have been named Academic Players of the Month for November.

East Division: Peterborough Petes defenceman James Guo is the OHL East Division Academic Player of the Month for November.

Guo is achieving an 87 percent average in grade 12 university-level Advanced Functions, Interdisciplinary Studies and Nutrition and Health at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School.

“James is a dedicated athlete and student,” said Petes academic advisor Shannon Fife. “He balances his academics with a busy on and off-ice schedule. James is a leader and presents himself as such in the school.”

The 17-year-old from Woodbridge, Ont. has played 18 games this season, recording one goal for the Petes. The 6-foot-1, 180Ib. blueliner was selected in the fourth round (74th overall) by Peterborough in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.

Central Division: Mississauga Steelheads rookie defenceman Finn Harding is the OHL Central Division Academic Player of the Month for November.

Harding is currently achieving a 91 percent overall average, including a 94 percent average in French Immersion, an 87 percent average in Chemistry, a 93 percent average in Advanced Functions, and a 90 percent average in Co-op at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School.

“Finn is a diligent and responsible student, whose maturity makes him a pleasure to teach,” said the Steelheads academic advisor Jeff Kyrzakos. Finn has managed to achieve a 91 percent average with a difficult course load while managing the transition to the OHL.”

The 17-year-old from Toronto, Ont. has played 18 games this season, recording two goals and one assist for a total of three points. The 6-foot-1, 182Ib. blueliner was selected in the eighth round (151st overall) by the Steelheads in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.

Midwest Division: Owen Sound Attack defenceman Braedyn Rogers is the OHL Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for November.

Rogers is currently achieving an 83 percent average in English, a 94 percent average in Nutrition and Health, an 84 percent average in international Business, and a 92 percent average in Co-op at Owen Sound District Secondary School.

“Braedyn has a solid work ethic both on and off the ice,” said Owen Sound’s academic advisor Sarah Rowe. “His teachers describe him as a conscientious worker and a dedicated student. He completed English in the summer and now carries a workload that includes two grade 12 university level courses despite only being in grade 11. Braedyn has a very positive attitude and is a pleasure to work with.”

The Belleville, Ont. native has played 11 games this season, recording one assist for the Attack. He also represented Canada Red at the recent World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in British Columbia. The Attack selected Rogers in the second round (30th overall) of the 2022 OHL Priority Selection.

West Division: Windsor Spitfires blueliner Bronson Ride is the OHL West Division Academic Player of the Month for November.

Ride, who also earned the honours in October 2021, has carried an overall average of 90 percent to date, including high marks in grade 12 Data, Functions, Business Leadership and Co-op at St. Anne High School.

“Bronson has started off this grade 12 year on a very high note,” said Spitfires academic advisor Danielle Chevalier. “He is excelling in all of his courses. His teachers love his maturity and hard work ethic. They say he is a pleasure to have in their classrooms.”

The 17-year-old from Oakville, Ont. has appeared in 23 games this season, recording one goal and four assists. Ride was selected in the second round (20th overall) by the Spitfires in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.

2022-23 OHL Academic Players of the Month:

East Division:
November – James Guo (Peterborough Petes)
October – Brad Gardiner (Ottawa 67’s)

Central Division:
November – Finn Harding (Mississauga Steelheads)
October – Kieron Walton (Sudbury Wolves)

Midwest Division:
November – Braedyn Rogers (Owen Sound Attack)
October – Denver Barkey (London Knights)

West Division:
November – Bronson Ride (Windsor Spitfires)
October – Alex Kostov (Soo Greyhounds)

The OHL continues to produce student-athletes that move on to both professional and U SPORTS men’s hockey endeavors.

A total of 349 graduates utilized their OHL Scholarship at post-secondary institutions across North America during the 2021-22 academic year, with a total contribution by teams of over $3.5 million. Over the past 10 seasons, OHL Scholarship payments have totaled more than $25 million.

A total of 217 OHL Alumni were included on U SPORTS men’s hockey rosters to open the 2022-23 season.

Click here for more information about ‘OHL Players First’ programs.


About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.

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OHL ANNOUNCES ACADEMIC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Sam Alfano of the Peterborough Petes, Owen Beck of the Mississauga Steelheads, Cal Uens of the Owen Sound Attack and Bronson Ride of the Windsor Spitfires have been named the OHL Academic Players of the Month for October.

East Division: Sam Alfano of the Peterborough Petes is being recognized as October’s East Division Academic Player of the Month.

Alfano currently holds a 96% average in five Grade 12 U/M level courses at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School and posted the highest grade in the class with a perfect 100% on his Grade 12 University Data Management midterm. He is described by his teacher as a hard worker, well-mannered and very interactive with the students while balancing a busy hockey schedule.

The 17-year-old forward was drafted by the Petes 23rd overall in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection out of the Southern Tier Admirals U16 program and has scored one goal over his first eight OHL games. The Cayuga, Ont. native was named OMHA-SCTA Player of the Year in 2019-20 season with 63 points over 32 games with the Admirals.

Central Division: Mississauga’s Owen Beck is October’s Central Division Academic Player of the Month. In his studies at Philip Pocock CSS, he’s achieved a 95% in Advanced Functions and a 90% in University Chemistry.

“Owen exemplifies responsibility. He is always on time, his work is extremely organized, thoughtfully executed and he is a joy to teach,” said Genevieve Wong, Philip Pocock CSS Guidance Counsellor. “We are very proud of his accomplishments and congratulate him on being a role model student-athlete.”

The second round 2020 OHL Priority Selection choice currently holds two goals and two assists for four points in his first six games with the Steelheads. The 17-year-old forward from Port Hope, Ont. is a product of the Quinte Red Devils U16 program.

Midwest Division: Cal Uens of the Owen Sound Attack has been named the Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for October.

At Owen Sound District Secondary School, Uens earned a 98% in Grade 12 University English, an 87% in his Ontario Literacy Course, an 80% in Grade 11 University Math, a 99% through two periods of Co-op, an 87% in Grade 12 University/College Business and a 99% in his Grade 12 University Leadership course.

“Cal has a tremendous work ethic and unparalleled initiative. His teachers all point to the fact that he can focus on a given task until completion,” wrote Attack academic advisor, Sarah Rowe. “He is never distracted. He is always the first to finish his assignments and is more than happy to help others. As a result, he is an amazing asset in the classroom.”

The rookie defender from Napanee, Ont. was drafted in the third round of the 2021 OHL Priority Selection and has one assist over his first eight OHL appearances. Prior to joining the Attack, Uens suited up for the Quinte Red Devils U16 program.

West Division: Windsor Spitfires defenceman Bronson Ride is the West Division Academic Player of the Month for October. Ride has had an excellent start to his studies at St. Anne High School and is currently taking Grade 11 University Math, Grade 11 University English, High Performance Co-op and Phys-ed Leadership. Several of his teachers have commented on his excellent writing and perspective.

Drafted 20th overall by the Spitfires in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection out of the Oakville Rangers U16 program, the 16-year-old defenceman has two assists through seven OHL contests this season.

2021-22 OHL Academic Players of the Month:

East Division:
October – Sam Alfano (Peterborough Petes)

Central Division:
October – Owen Beck (Mississauga Steelheads)

Midwest Division:
October – Cal Uens (Owen Sound Attack)

West Division:
October – Bronson Ride (Windsor Spitfires)

A total of 343 graduates utilized their OHL Scholarship at post-secondary institutions across North America during the 2020-21 academic year, with a total contribution by teams of over $3.1 million.  Over the past 10 seasons, OHL Scholarship payments have totalled more than $25 million.

Click here for more information about ‘OHL Players First’ programs.


About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.