Golden Horseshoe Players Of Month – January – by C. Scott Holland
The GOJHL has announced their players of the month for the Golden Horseshoe and it was three members of the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs who garnered the awards.
Offensive Player of Month: Sophmore Caledonia forward Matthew Hore, who sits second in overall GOJHL scoring, was bestowed with the honour. The 6′ 3″ 20 year-old Mississauga natve played in eight games and racked up 11 goals and 8 assists for 19 points. The former OHL Oshawa General led the Corvairs in scoring in January.
Defensive Player of Month: Corvairs’ rearguard Jordan Brown received the coveted award. The 20 year-old rookie, a Burlington, Ont. resident, appeared in eight contests and had three assists.
Goaltender of Month: No surprise here as Caledonia’s Mark Sinclair garnered the honours. The Dundas, Ont. born netminder who is in his second season with Caledonia after playing in the OJHL with the Hamilton Red Wings, appeared in eight games and had an 8-0 record while halting 202 of 213 shots. He posted a 1.35 GAA and a 94.8% save percentage in January.
Oddly enough, Brown and Hore each served 2-game suspensions in January yet were still able to bring home the GOJHL top honours for the month for their position, which garners the question: Should a player who was suspended in a given month, be eligible to win Player of the Month?
(photo credit – Mark Sinclair twitter)