GOJHL October Players of the Month Announced – by C. Scott Holland
The GOJHL’s Players of the Month in all three conferences have been announced for October. These players have been selected based on ability and performance. All have shown why they clearly deserve the award recognition.
WESTERN CONFERENCE – In the West’s Conference the offensive player of the month is Ian Faubert, a Wheatley native, who is in his fifth season with the Maroons. Faubert tabbed seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points in October. He has played in 185 career games, with 43 goals and 79 assists for 122 points.
Defenseman Jordan Di Cicco of the London Nationals picked up the West’s Defenseman of the Month honours as he played in 11 games and compiled one goal along with 10 assists. The sophomore defenseman is presently second in scoring for the Nationals.
The West’s goaltender of the month is newly acquired Chatham goaltender Brendan Johnston who has started six games and boasts a 5-1 record. He has a sparkling 2.30 gaa and one of the highest save percentages in the GOJHL with a 93.3. He had spent last season with the Windsor OHL Spitfires.
GOLDEN HORSESHOE CONFERENCE – The Golden Horse Conference had some outstanding and exceptional performances in October.
The conference’s offensive player of the month was Caledonia’s Corey Pawley. He currently leads all GOJHL players in scoring with 46 points, but in October, he played in 11 games where he amassed seven goals and 15 helpers for a whopping 22 points.
The Defenseman of the Month in the GHS is St. Falcons’ defenseman Cole Langan. The 220 lbs., 6’3″ rearguard played in six games and helped the Falcons’ keep their goals at an incredibly low 17 for the season.
The GHS Goaltender of the Month was St. Catharines Falcons’ netminder Joel Horodzieczyk who was 3-0-1 in five starts and collected one shutout. His impressive play led to stopping 96 of 99 shots. The 5′ 10″ goalie, who played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings in 2014/15, is the top GOJHL goaltender so far this season with a 7-0-1 record and an amazing .97 gaa.
MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE – The Mid-West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Month went to Stratford’s Hayden Broomhead who netted 11 goals and 18 assists in 11 games for the Cullitons. That total led all GOJHL players in October.
The Defensive Player of Month in the Mid-West was the Kitchener Dutchmen’s Logan Schmidt, a hometown boy who not only displayed some fine defensive work but also contributed 6 goals and seven assists to the offensive side while playing in 10 games.
Leading all Mid-West goalies was Cambridge Winterhawks’ netminder Owen Savory. In 7 games, Savory compiled a 3-2 record while stopping 204 of 216 shots he faced. Presently he is fourth overall in the GOJHL with an exceptional 1.99 gaa and a 94.1 save percentage.
Kudos to all of these players on your hard work and fantastic months – your hard work will certainly lead to success.
C. Scott Holland is an accomplished author, a former Western Jr. B Hockey League statistician and is recognized as the West Conference’s and GOJHL’s historian. A lifelong resident of Leamington Scott was a journalist for the now defunct Leamington Post for 26 years and currently writes for the Southpoint Sun. Among the books he has authored are: 75 Years: A History of the Leamington and Erie Shores Golf Course; A Century In The Making – History of Heinz Canada 1909-2009; Leamington Flyers 1992/93-2011/12 Platinum Anniversary Special Program; the Western Jr. B Record Book 2003/04 and 2005/06 editions; as well as updates of both the West Conference and GOJHL Record Books. He was been a member of he Leamington Jr. Flyers hockey club for the last 27 years and served many years as a board member, statistician, press box announcer, and scorekeeper among other duties. He has been named the West Conference Volunteer of Year and a Windsor-Essex Sportsperson of Year award. He resides in Leamington with his wife Susan.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org