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Former OHLers Win CIS Awards

Welychka - Chiarlitti

Brett Welychka (London Knights) and Nathan Chiarlitti (Sarnia Sting) while in the OHL.

Clarke Drake Award (Rookie of the year): Brett Welychka (Carleton-OUA)

The former London Knight and Belleville Bull had an outstanding freshman campaign, that saw him finish second CIS scoring with 46 points in 27 games. He began his university career with a six-game point streak and continued his torrid scoring pace throughout the season with 15 multi-point performances, along with two game-winning goals.

The arts student from London, Ont., was the focal point of a prolific Ravens offence that ranked third in the OUA and fifth in the nation with 4.11 goals per contest. In addition to winning the Clare Drake Award, Welychka was named an OUA East first-team all-star in his university debut.

An OHL champion with the Knights and former captain of the Bulls, Welychka scored 65 goals and 149 points in 244 OHL games.

Dr. Randy Gregg Award (hockey, academics & community service): Nathan Chiarlitti (StFX-AUS)

In his third-year of eligibility, the assistant captain from Maple, Ont., is a tremendous leader on and off the ice for the X-Men. An AUS second-team all-star for the second consecutive season, Chiarlitti played in all 28 games during the regular season, averaging over 30 minutes per contest, leading the team’s defencemen in scoring with three goals and 12 assists, and finishing with a plus/minus rating of +14.

Academically, the fourth-year Dean’s List student achieved CIS academic all-Canadian status in each of the past two years, finishing amongst the top five students in his honors humans kinetics program. He recently completed the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and hopes to attend medical school in the future.

Chiarlitti is heavily involved in the community, volunteering his time with an array of organizations and causes. He was awarded the Leader of Distinction award by the StFX Leadership Academy, which he has been involved with for the past three years. He is a volunteer coach for the Antigonish Minor Hockey Mentorship Program, and founded and maintains the Hockey Program of X-Cellence, a peer tutoring program for both the X-Men and X-Women varsity teams. He is also president of the Coady Society, volunteers with the StFX human kinetics community service learning program Fit 4 Life and Fit 4 Tots, participates in StFX’s Best Buddies program, has lent his time to L’Arche Horizons, and has also done extensive volunteer work in medical research including thyroid oncology research at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, work with Caisis, the online cancer data management system, as well as data collection for CAPL (Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy).

The former Sarnia Sting captain and Owen Sound Attack defenceman scored 15 goals and 87 points in 313 OHL games.

2015-2016 CIS Men’s Hockey All-Canadians

First Team
G – Jordon Cooke – Saskatchewan – 2 – Leduc, Alta. – Arts & Science
D – Samuel Labrecque – McGill – 5 – Granby, Que. – Arts
D – Jordan Murray – UNB – 3 – Riverview, N.B. – Kinesiology
F – Guillaume Asselin – UQTR – 3 – Quebec City, Que. – Business Admin.
F – Eric Locke – StFX – 2 – Toronto, Ont. – Human Kinetics (Windsor Spitfires/BarrieColts/Saginaw Spirit)
F – Tyler Fiddler – Mount Royal – 5 – Prince Albert, Sask. – Business Admin.

Second Team
G – Kevin Bailie – Queen’s – 3 – Belleville, Ont. – Arts & Science (Oshawa Generals/London Knights)
D – Jordan Rowley – Alberta – 5 – Edmonton, Alta. – Business
D – Matthew Pufahl – Acadia – 2 Saskatoon, Sask. – Community Develop.
F – Colin Behenna – Waterloo – 4 – Waterloo, Ont. – Math & Business (Barrie Cotls)
F – Jordan DePape – Manitoba – 3 – Winnipeg, Man. – Arts
F – Alex Saulnier – Moncton – 3 – Cap-Pelé, N.B. – MBA

All-Rookie Team
G – Sébastien Auger – UQTR – 1 St-Augustin-de-Demaures, Que. – Pers. Certificat
D – Dominic Talbot-Tassi – McGill – 1 Mascouche, Que. – Engineering
D – Adam Henry – Manitoba – 1 Winnipeg, Man. – University 1
F – Brett Welychka – Carleton – 1 – London, Ont. – Arts (London Knights/Belleville Bulls)
F – Kohl Bauml – Saskatchewan – 1 – Saskatoon, Sask. – Business
F – Phil Gadoury – Dalhousie – 1 – Montreal, Que. – Commerce

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