OHL Academic Players of the Month for February

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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Academic Players of the Month for February 2018, including William Ennis of the Oshawa Generals, Philip Tomasino of the Niagara IceDogs, Mike Petizian of the Kitchener Rangers, and Colton Kammerer of the Sarnia Sting.

East Division: 
Oshawa Generals defenceman William Ennis is the OHL East Division Academic Player of the Month for February. The 17-year-old from Gloucester, Ont. achieved a 91% average in Grade 12 University Physics, World Issues, English and High Performance classes at Maxwell Heights Secondary School. “William is a very dedicated and personable individual who leads by example demonstrating a strong work ethic,” said academic advisor Tom Buchanan. Ennis has a goal and eight assists over 59 games in his sophomore season after being a third round pick by the Generals in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. The 6-foot-3, 207Ib. defenceman is a graduate of the Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent School in Connecticut.

Central Division: 
Niagara IceDogs rookie forward Philip Tomasino is the OHL Central Division Academic Player of the Month for February. The 16-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. achieved a 90% average in Grade 11 courses at Governor Simcoe Secondary School including a 95% average in American History. “Phil is an excellent student who is well respected by staff and students. He’s sure to be a leader for the IceDogs in this department for years to come.” Tomasino represented Team Canada Black at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, BC. The fifth overall pick of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection from the Mississauga Rebels Minor Midgets, Tomasino has five goals, 16 assists and 21 points in 53 games with the IceDogs this season.

Midwest Division: 
Kitchener Rangers rookie Mike Petizian is the OHL Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for February. The recently-turned 17-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. maintained high standing in Grade 11 Physics, Functions, Travel & Tourism and Power Fit courses at Grand River Collegiate. “Michael did a great job of balancing the demands of the hockey season while still giving a strong effort in class,” said Rangers academic advisor Dave Tennant. The MVP of the 2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour from the champion Mississauga Reps, Petizian was Kitchener’s fifth round pick last spring. He has two goals and two assists in 35 games this season.

West Division: 
Sarnia Sting rookie Colton Kammerer is the OHL West Division Academic Player of the Month for February. The Grade 11 student at Northern Collegiate accomplished a 93% average in University Math, Accounting, Canadian Law and Fitness courses. “Colton is a focused and motivated student with an outstanding work ethic in the classroom and on the ice,” said Sting academic advisor Mark Scott. Kammerer has a goal and seven assists in 37 games this season. He represented Team Canada Red at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, BC. He was Sarnia’s third round pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection from the Whitby Wildcats Minor Midgets.

2017-18 OHL Academic Players of the Month:

East Division:

February – William Ennis (Oshawa Generals)
January – Jakob Brahaney (Kingston Frontenacs)
December – Jake Murray (Hamilton Bulldogs)
November – Chad Denault (Peterborough Petes)
October – Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)

Central Division:
February – Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)
January – Travis Mailhot (North Bay Battalion)
December – Kai Edmonds (Barrie Colts)
November – Isaac Walker (Mississauga Steelheads)
October – Blake McConville (Sudbury Wolves)

Midwest Division:
February – Mike Petizian (Kitchener Rangers)
January – Tag Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)
December – Alex Gritz (Erie Otters)
November – Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)
October – Billy Moskal (London Knights)

West Division:
February – Colton Kammerer (Sarnia Sting)
January – Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
December – Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
November – Chris Playfair (Windsor Spitfires)
October – Brett Jacklin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Last season, the OHL Centrally Administered Scholarship Program facilitated scholarships for 301 OHL Alumni with a total scholarship payment in excess of $3.17 million.  Since the 2007-08 season, OHL Scholarship payments have totaled more than $18.8 million.

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