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.

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

 

OHL Announces Academic Players of the Month for January

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Academic Players of the Month for January 2017, including William Ennis of the Oshawa Generals, Ben Jones of the Niagara IceDogs, Luke Richardson of the Kitchener Rangers and Ryan McGregor of the Sarnia Sting.

East Division: Sixteen year-old defenceman William Ennis of the Oshawa Generals is the East Division Academic Player of the Month for January. A Grade 11 student at Maxwell Heights Secondary School, Ennis has adapted well to his new environment both on and off the ice this season. He is described by his teachers as responsible, conscientious and disciplined. Ennis is currently studying University level Math, Chemistry, High Performance Athletics and Grade 12 International Business, maintaining a 93% average in those courses. On the ice, Ennis has recorded an assist in 29 games as a rookie. The Gloucester, Ont. native was Oshawa’s third round (46th overall) pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. 

Central Division: Seventeen year-old sophomore forward Ben Jones of the Niagara IceDogs is the Central Division Academic Player of the Month for January. The Grade 12 student at Governor Simcoe Secondary School currently maintains an 87% average in his University-level Advanced Functions, Biology and Chemistry courses. IceDogs Academic Advisor Tim Tope describes Jones as one who exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete, demonstrating leadership in the classroom. The draft eligible centreman has 10 goals, 23 assists and 33 points in 43 games this season. The Waterloo, Ont. native was Niagara’s first round (7th overall) pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.

Ben Jones of the Niagara IceDogs. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Ben Jones of the Niagara IceDogs. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Midwest Division: Seventeen year-old goaltender Luke Richardson of the Kitchener Rangers is the Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month, achieving high grades in Grade 12 International Business, Business Management and Earth and Space Sciences courses at Grand River Collegiate Institute. Richardson is described as a student who demonstrates a thorough knowledge of all subject content while adding unique insights to presented challenges. He also shows exceptional attention to detail in his work. The Barrie, Ont. native has played in five games with the Rangers this season, going 4-0 with a 2.96 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. He was Kitchener’s fourth round (79th overall) pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.

West Division: Eighteen year-old sophomore forward Ryan McGregor of the Sarnia Sting is the West Division Academic Player of the Month for January. McGregor currently maintains an 82% average over Grade 12 Functions, Kinesiology and Biology courses at Northern Collegiate Institute. On the ice, the draft eligible Burlington, Ont. native has 13 goals, seven assists and 20 points in 45 games. He was Sarnia’s second round (24th overall) pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.

2016-17 OHL Academic Players of the Month:

East Division:
January – William Ennis (Oshawa Generals)
December – Nathan Dunkley (Kingston Frontenacs)
November – Matthew Strome (Hamilton Bulldogs)
October – Zach Gallant (Peterborough Petes)

Central Division:
January – Ben Jones (Niagara IceDogs)
December – Adam McMaster (North Bay Battalion)
November – Kyle Heitzner (Barrie Colts)
October – Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)

Midwest Division:
January – Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
December – Nick Deakin-Poot (Guelph Storm)
November – Cade Robinson (Erie Otters)
October – Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)

West Division:
January – Ryan McGregor (Sarnia Sting) 
December – Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
November – Hunter Holmes (Flint Firebirds)
October – Cole Purboo (Windsor Spitfires)

During the 2015-16 season, the OHL centrally administered Scholarship Program facilitated scholarships for 315 OHL graduates attending 57 different academic institutions with a total scholarship payment in excess of $2.9 million.  Click here for more information about ‘OHL Players First’ programs.