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December AOHL Awards

AOHL will release monthly award winners throughout the season with honourable mentions. The award categories are as followed: Top 16-year-old, Top First Year Player, Dman, Goalie, Player and Overager of the month. Here’s a list of the November AOHL Award winners.

Player of the Month: Brendan Lemieux (Barrie Colts / Windsor Spitfires)
– 9GP 12G  6A  18Pts +3 3GWG –

Brendan Lemieux of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Brendan Lemieux of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

After being dealt from Barrie to Windsor, Lemieux made an immediate impact with his new hockey club, scoring four goals in his first two games in a Spitfires uniform. However, the change of scenery really didn’t play a big role in Lemieux’s December performance. He scored two goals and added two assists in a pair of December games prior to the trade, He continued that by scoring 10 goals in his first seven games in Windsor.

Honourable Mentions: Sault Ste. Marie’s Zachary Senyshyn (9GP 11G 6A 17Pts +5 1GWG) and Barrie’s Kevin Lebanc (7GP 5G 10A 15Pts +4)

Past winners: October – Alex DeBrincat (Erie), November – Christian Dvorak (London)

Dman of the Month: Cam Dineen (North Bay Battalion)
– 10GP 2G  12A  14Pts  +6 –

Cam Dineen of the North Bay Battalion. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Cam Dineen of the North Bay Battalion. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Cam Dineen was in some kind of grove during the month of December that saw him record points in seven of eight games, that included a nine game point streak that carried over from November. The first year defenceman has adjusted nicely to the OHL after being selected in the 11th round of the 2014 OHL Priorty Selection.

Honourable Mentions: Kitchener’s Miles Liberati (8GP 2G 8A 10Pts +9) and Windsor’s Mikhail Sergachev (9GP 3G 6A 9Pts -6)

Past winners: October – Santino Centorame (Owen Sound), November – Travis Dermott (Erie)

Goalie of the Month: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
– 8GP 7-1-0-0 1.60GAA .939sv% 1SO 212shots –

Erie Otter goalie Devin Williams. October 3, 2015 (Photo by Matt Mead Photography)

Erie Otter goalie Devin Williams. October 3, 2015 (Photo by Matt Mead Photography)

Devin Williams continued his strong play in December, and is a major reason the Otters are in top spot in the OHL. Williams suffered just his second regulation loss of the season, and by month’s end he had an impressive 25-2-1-0 record.

Honourable Mentions: London’s Tyler Parsons (4-0-1- 2.15GAA .933sv%)

Past winners: October – Lucas Peressini (Kingston), November – Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie)

Top First Year Player: Max Jones (London Knights)
– 11GP  6G  9A  15Pts  +3  1GWG – 

Max Jones of the London Knights. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Max Jones of the London Knights. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

With some regulars away at the World Junior Championship, Max Jones thrived in a bigger offensive role with London. After finishing with three goals and seven points in November, Jones doubled his offensive numbers in December.

Honourable Mentions: North Bay’s Cam Dineen (10GP 2G 12A 14Pts +6), Mississauga’s Alexander Nylander (5GP 4G 6A 10Pts +2) and Windsor’s Mikhail Sergachev (9GP 3G 6A 9Pts -6)

Past winners: October – Alexander Nylander (Mississauga), November – Matthew Tkachuk (London)

Top 16-year-old (born in 1999): Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
– 10GP  10G  4A  14Pts  +2  2GWG –

Jason Robertson of the Kingston Frontenacs. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Jason Robertson of the Kingston Frontenacs. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

For the second consecutive month, Kingston’s Jason Robertson has proven himself as the top 1999 born player in the OHL. He followed up a great November that saw him register eight points in nine games. Robertson was a goal per game player in December, and chipped in with a pair of game winners.

Honourable Mentions: Erie’s Vanya Lodnia (9GP 3G 6A 9Pts +7) and Ottawa’s Austen Keating (10GP 5G 4A 9Pts -1)

Past winners: October – Michael DiPietro (Windsor), October – Jason Robertson

Overager of the Month: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
– 7GP  5G  10A  15Pts  +4 –

Kevin Labanc of the Barrie Colts. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Kevin Labanc of the Barrie Colts. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Kevin Labanc continued his strong OA campaign with a very impressive month of December. Through the first half of the season Labanc has been making a solid case for overage player of the year, and with a Colts team looking to contend with the OHL’s top teams, they’ll be counting on a strong second half from Labanc.

Honourable Mentions: Kitchener’s Miles Liberati (8GP 2G 8A 10Pts +9) and Erie’s Devin Williams (7-1-0-0 1.60GAA .939sv% 1SO)

Past winners: October – Stephen Harper (Hamilton), November – Sam Studnicka (Ottawa)

 

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