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OFSAA Hockey Commences

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

March 19/19 Bayshore Broadcasting Morning Sports


OFSAA " A-AA " Boys Hockey

at Kincardine, Tiverton, Ripley & Lucknow

8 am Kincardine District Knights vs Jean Vanier  ( @ Kincardine )
10 am Sacred Heart Crusaders vs ESC Hearst ( @ Lucknow )

noon Kincardine District Knights vs Corpus Christi ( @ Kincardine )
2 pm  Sacred Heart Crusaders vs Osgoode ( @ Lucknow )


OFSAA " A-AA " Girls  Hockey

at Midland

8 am St Mary's Mustangs vs L'Essor ( @ Midland )
12:30 pm St Mary's Mustangs vs L'Escale ( @ Penetanguishene )

OHL Announces 2018-19 Regular Season Award Winners

Offensively, Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs captured the league’s scoring title earning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy, while North Bay Battalion captain Justin Brazeau is the recipient of the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy for Top Scoring Right Winger.  Recognizing defensive efforts, the goaltending tandem of the team with the fewest goals against goes to Ottawa 67’s Cedrick Andree and Michael DiPietro who earn the Dave Pinkney Trophy, while Ethan Taylor of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds claims the F.W “Dinty” Moore Trophy as the rookie with the best goals-against average.

Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (Scoring Champion): Jason Robertson, Niagara IceDogs

Jason Robertson finished atop the regular season scoring charts with 117 points powered by 48 goals and 69 assists in 62 games for a league-best points-per-game average of 1.89.

The 19-year-old from Northville, Michigan, split his season between the Niagara IceDogs and the Kingston Frontenacs where he was originally a fourth round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  His tenure with the IceDogs began in November and included 25 goals and 54 assists for 79 points in 38 games helping the club clinch their second Central Division title.

His season highlight was undoubtedly on March 1 when he surpassed the century mark for points in a season while reaching the 300 point milestone for his career.  One of three IceDogs to top 100 points this season, Robertson accomplished the feat with 30 multi-point performances including five hat-tricks while producing point-streaks of 19 and 18 games which rank second and fourth respectively among the league’s best in 2018-19.

The second round pick of the Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft signed his entry-level contract last May and won silver with the United States at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.  He finishes his four-year OHL career with three-straight seasons of more than 40 goals lighting the lamp a total of 149 times with 168 helpers for 317 points in 252 games.

Robertson becomes the first member of the IceDogs to win the award and sixth American following Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters, 2017), Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts, 2016), Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers, 2013), Patrick Kane (London Knights, 2007), and Rob Schremp (London Knights, 2006).

The Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy was donated by the Toronto Marlboro Athletic Club in memory of Eddie Powers and was first awarded in 1945-46 to Tod Sloan of St. Michael’s who scored 79 points in 25 games.  Aaron Luchuk of the Barrie Colts was last year’s recipient with 115 points in 68 games including 50 goals and 65 assists.  Other recent winners include Otters Dylan Strome (2015) and Connor Brown (2014).

Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy (Top Scoring Right Winger): Justin Brazeau, North Bay Battalion

Justin Brazeau finished second in OHL scoring but led all right wingers with 113 points including a league-high 61 goals along with 52 assists in 68 games.

The 21-year-old from New Liskeard, Ont., set a new Battalion mark for goals in a season and is one of just three North Bay OHL stars to surpass the 60 goal plateau joining former Centennials Vitali Yachmenev who scored 61 in 1993-94, and Nick Kypreos who netted 62 during the 1985-86 season.  Brazeau became just the second Battalion player to join the OHL’s century club for points in a season following Wojtek Wolski who produced 128 points in 2005-06.  It’s also the first time North Bay fans have seen a 100-point player since Trevor Gallant accomplished the feat by putting up 105 points for the Centennials in 1995-96.

Brazeau’s season was highlighted by 33 multi-point performances including five hat-tricks and an OHL best seven-point outing on October 21.  The 13th round pick by the Battalion in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection finishes his OHL career with 128 goals and 238 points which are the most by any player to suit up for the Troops since they relocated to North Bay in 2013-14.  His 128 goals are second behind Wolski (130) on the club’s all-time goal scoring list.

The Jim Mahon Trophy was first presented following the 1971-72 season by the players and management of the Peterborough Petes in memory of their right winger Jim Mahon who was accidentally killed that summer.  Brazeau becomes the second Battalion player to receive the honour following John Hughes who recorded 91 points in 68 games during the 2007-08 season.  Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting was last year’s recipient with 109 points in 56 games scoring 39 goals with 70 assists.  Recent winners also include Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters in 2017, Kevin Labanc of the Barrie Colts in 2016, and Mitch Marner of the London Knights in 2015.

Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest Team Goals Against): Cedrick Andree and Michael DiPietro, Ottawa 67’s

The Ottawa 67’s allowed the fewest goals in the OHL during the 2018-19 season with just 183 against, backstopped primarily by the tandem of Cedrick Andree and Michael DiPietro.

The pair finished first and second among league leaders in goals-against-average with DiPietro’s overall mark of 2.40 just ahead of Andree’s 2.48.  The netminders were instrumental in delivering a franchise record of 106 points which included 50 wins for just the second time in team history en route to the club’s fourth Hamilton Spectator Trophy as regular season champions.

Andree, an 18-year-old from Orleans, Ont., appeared in 45 games for the Barber Poles amassing an overall record of 34-5-2-2 with a sparkling .910 save percentage.  The 12th round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection also recorded four shutouts this season which tied for third most in the league beginning with the first of his career on November 1.

DiPietro, a 19-year-old from Amherstburg, Ont., joined the 67’s in a December trade with the Windsor Spitfires.  As a member of the 67’s he played 17 games carrying a record of 12-4-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .897 with three shutouts.  DiPietro made OHL history this season by setting the league’s all-time shutout record with 17 and finishes his illustrious career with 19.  He finishes his four-year OHL career as one of the best all-time winning a 2017 Memorial Cup title, earning 2018 Goaltender of the Year honours, representing Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, and backstopping his teams to 98 wins in 174 games.  The third round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2017 NHL Draft made his NHL debut on February 11 during his stint as an emergency recall.

This marks the sixth time the 67’s have led the league with the fewest goals against with past award recipients including Craig Hillier and Seamus Kotyk (172 GA) in 1997-98, Tim Keyes and Craig Hillier (177 GA) in 1996-97, Darren Pang and Greg Coram (223 GA) in 1983-84, Jim Ralph (264 GA) in 1980-81, Michael Larocque (216) in 1971-72

The Dave Pinkney Trophy is awarded annually to the goaltending tandem from the team that allows the fewest goals against during the regular season.  Last season, Matthew Villalta and Tyler Johnson were part of a Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds club that allowed 186 goals against to claim the award.

F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy (Best Rookie GAA): Ethan Taylor, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Ethan Taylor posted the best-goals-against-average among OHL rookie goaltenders in 2018-19 with a mark of 3.24.
The 17-year-old from Trenton, Ont., appeared in 22 games for the Greyhounds this season playing to a 10-1-2-1 record with a .894 save percentage.  Chosen by the Greyhounds in the ninth round of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection from the Quinte Red Devils Minor Midgets, Taylor played Midget AAA a year ago in Quinte before committing to the club in September.  He won his first career start on October 5 turning aside 36 shots in a 4-1 win over the Kingston Frontenacs.

Taylor becomes the sixth Greyhound to win the award following current teammate Matthew Villalta (2.41 GAA in 2016-17), Kyle Gajewski (2.55 GAA in 2004-05), Kevin Hodson (3.22 GAA in 1990-91), Gerry Iuliano (3.64 GAA in 1983-84), and John Vanbiesbrouck (4.14 GAA in 1980-81).

The trophy is named after F.W. “Dinty” Moore of Port Colborne, ON, who served as OHA President from 1942-45.  In order to qualify for this rookie award, a goaltender must play a minimum of 900 minutes.  Jordan Kooy of the London Knights won the award last season with a 3.11 goals-against-average, with other recent recipients including Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires (2.45 GAA) and Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack (2.79 GAA) winning in 2016 and 2015 respectively.


IceDogs’ Jason Robertson named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the final week of regular season action ending March 17 with 11 points in three games including five goals and six assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.

Robertson delivered a trio of multi-point performances that not only clinched the OHL scoring title but helped the IceDogs win all three games to secure the Central Division crown and second place in the Eastern Conference standings with a final regular season record of 44-17-7-0.  On Thursday night Robertson contributed to every IceDogs goal scoring twice with two assists as first star of a 4-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads.  He produced the same stat line on Saturday night as second star of a 7-4 road win against the Barrie Colts with his efforts helping teammates Ben Jones and Akil Thomas join him in the OHL’s 100-point club.  Robertson finished the season on Sunday afternoon in North Bay scoring once with two assists and first star honours in the 8-3 victory over the Battalion in what turned out to be a first round playoff preview.  The IceDogs have now won six straight games and will begin their best-of-seven series against the Battalion on Thursday night in St. Catharines.

A 19-year-old from Northville, Michigan, Robertson becomes the league’s first three-time recipient of the weekly award.  While he was recognized once as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs, this still marks the fifth time it was earned by an IceDogs player.  The second round pick of the Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft finishes the season with a league leading 117 points from 48 goals and 69 assists in 62 games and was part of an IceDogs offence that led the entire OHL with 326 goals.

Also considered for the award this week was top OHL goal scorer and second overall point getter Justin Brazeau who finished his regular season with six goals and five assists for 11 points in his last four games, and Calgary Flames prospect Adam Ruzicka of the Sudbury Wolves who scored six goals with two assists for eight points in three games.  In goal, Los Angeles Kings prospect Matthew Villalta of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds posted a 2-0-0-0 record stopping 53 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.20 and save percentage of .964.

2018-19 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:

Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Andrew MacLean (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Brett Neumann (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Lucas Chiodo (Barrie Colts)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)

The Owen Sound Attack Player of the Week is Daylon Groulx who scored 3 times last week

Groulx & the Attack begin the 2019 OHL Playoffs Thursday at Sault Ste Marie

You can hear the opening 2 games from Sault Ste Marie on 560 CFOS with Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio

Bearadio is brought to you in part by the Attack Shack


Don Mills Flyers are 2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Champions

Shane Wright set up Brennan Othmann with 1:30 left in overtime as the Don Mills Flyers overcame a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Toronto Red Wings 6-5 and capture their first OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Championship.
Blueliner Brandt Clarke sent Wright and Othmann off to the races on a two-on-one with a high flip through the neutral zone as the former fed the latter who lifted a high shot up and over Red Wings goaltender Josh Rosenzweig.

“It’s amazing. I can’t take credit for it,” said overtime hero Othmann moments before getting a celebratory shower from his teammates. “I have great teammates and Shane made a beautiful pass. I just saw the opening and I buried it.”
It’s more than just another win for the Flyers, a team that lost just once all season. The boys in black and orange celebrated the memory of fallen teammate and former goaltender Roy Pejcinovski who passed away just over a year ago.

“It’s an exciting night obviously. It is sad though, we do miss Roy,” said Flyers head coach Marc Slawson. “We feel like he was here tonight supporting us. We feel like he’s been with us all season and had our back. A big shout out to Vaz and Victoria. We miss them, we love them and Roy will always be a part of this team.”

With an assist on the game winner, exceptional status OHL Priority Selection prospect Shane Wright earned Tim Adams Tournament MVP honours, finishing the game with a goal and two helpers for an overall total of 18 points, one shy of Connor McDavid’s 2012 event record.

“It’s incredible, just to have this moment and to take in what just happened,” said Wright. “Coming back from down 4-1 to win in overtime. It’s a brotherhood in that dressing room. We all came together, stayed calm and focused on what we had to do.”

Sending pucks to the net paid off for the Red Wings early as Justin Ertel (3) snapped a shot past Don Mills’ Anson Thornton from the top of the circle just 1:41 into action.

Toronto blueliner Owen Simpson put the Wings up 2-0 at 7:30 before Othmann did laymen’s work down low to set up Wright and give the Flyers some life with 4:06 left in the period.

The Red Wings reinstated the two-goal lead before the first expired though as a Francesco Pinelli (7) power play one-timer spelled an end to Thornton’s night at 13:16 as Sergei Litvinov took over in the Don Mills crease.
Don Mills’ play improved after Toronto defenceman Chandler Romeo (1) followed up his own rebound to put the Wings up 4-1 inside the opening minute of the second.

Francesco Arcuri found a streaking Edward Moskowitz (5) coming down the middle at 3:55 to cut the lead to two before the high-scoring Othmann (7) finished off a nice play between Arcuri and defenceman Paul Christopoulos entering the zone at the midway point of the frame.

With the Red Wings up 4-3, the second period came to an exciting end after Rosenzweig denied Don Mills’ Brandt Clarke of a sure goal on the doorstep before Toronto’s Noah Filice hit iron inside the final two minutes of action.
Liam Arnsby (1) knotted the score at four with a tip in the high slot 1:25 into the third period but Red Wings underage sniper Adam Fantilli (5) neutralized that momentum with a shot from down the left wing to put Toronto back in front 5-4.

The Flyers drew even again with 4:05 to go as Arnsby took out his man in the corner, allowing Edward Moskowitz to come up with the puck and find a waiting Alex Christopoulos (6) who ripped a high shot over the shoulder of Rosenzweig.

The OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Final went to overtime for the third time in the past five years as Wright fed Othmann in a thrilling finish.

Don Mills outshot Toronto 30-27 while the Red Wings went 2-for-2 on the power play.

The Toronto Red Wings end their showcase with a 5-2-0 record, outscoring opponents 29-18. They were led in scoring by captain Francesco Pinelli (7-7–14) while Luca Del Bel Belluz (6-2–8), Ryan Gillespie (0-8–8) and Adam Fantilli (5-2–7) also frequented the scoresheet. Goaltender Josh Rosenzweig played all seven of the team’s games, finishing with a 2.44 goals-against average and an .883 save percentage.

The Flyers played to a perfect 7-0-0 record, becoming the first champion to do so since the 2012 Mississauga Rebels. They tied the 2008 Toronto Jr. Canadiens’ event record 41 goals for while surrendering just 10. Wright (8-10–18) led the way offensively followed by Othmann (8-6–14) and Francesco Arcuri (4-9–13). Goaltenders Thornton and Litvinov finished with sub-1.60 goals-against averages and save percentages of .909 and .910 respectively.

The OHL Cup was presented to Flyers captain Ethan Mistry by Hockey Night in Canada Stars and minor hockey advocates Don Cherry and Ron MacLean along with GTHL President Don West and OHL Commissioner David Branch. 

PJHL Quarterfinals

( North )
Mount Forest Patriots vs Alliston Hornets

Wed Mar 20 Alliston Hornets at Mount Forest Patriots  8 pm
Fri Mar 22 Mount Forest Patriots at Alliston Hornets  7:30 pm
Sat Mar 23  Alliston Hornets at Mount Forest Patriots  8 pm
Mon Mar 25  Mount Forest Patriots at Alliston Hornets 7:30 pm

Thr Mar 28  Alliston Hornets at Mount Forest Patriots  8 pm
Fri Mar 29  Mount Forest Patriots at Alliston Hornets 7:30 pm
Sun Mar 31  Alliston Hornets at Mount Forest Patriots  6:30 pm


( West )
Lakeshore Canadiens vs Exeter Hawks

Wed March 20 Exeter Hawks at Lakeshore Canadiens 8 pm
Fri March 22 Lakeshore Canadiens at Exeter Hawks 8 pm
Sun March 24 Exeter Hawks at Lakeshore Canadiens  7 pm
Tues March 26 Lakeshore Canadiens at Exeter Hawks  8 pm

Fri March 29 Exeter Hawks at Lakeshore Canadiens  7:30 pm
Sat March 30 Lakeshore Canadiens at Exeter Hawks  7 pm
Sun March 31 Exeter Hawks at Lakeshore Canadiens  7 pm

( East )
Napanee Raiders vs Uxbridge Bruins

Mar 19 Uxbridge Bruins at Napanee Raiders  7:30 pm
Mar 22 Napanee Raiders at Uxbridge Bruins 7:45 pm
Mar 24 Uxbridge Bruins at Napanee Raiders   7:30 pm
Mar 27  Napanee Raiders at Uxbridge Bruins  8:15 pm

Mar 29  Napanee Raiders at Uxbridge Bruins  7:45 pm
Mar 31 Uxbridge Bruins at Napanee Raiders   7:30 pm
Apr 1  Napanee Raiders at Uxbridge Bruins  7:45 pm

( South )
Wellesley Applejacks vs Grimsby Peach Kings

Mar 20  Wellesley Applejacks at Grimsby Peach Kings 8:00 pm
Mar 22 Wellesley Applejacks at Grimsby Peach Kings 8:00 pm
Mar 23 Grimsby Peach Kings at Wellesley Applejacks 7:30 pm
Mar 27 Grimsby Peach Kings at Wellesley Applejacks  8:00 pm

Mar 29 Wellesley Applejacks at Grimsby Peach Kings 8:00 pm
Mar 31 Grimsby Peach Kings at Wellesley Applejacks  2:00 pm
Apr 1 Wellesley Applejacks at Grimsby Peach Kings 8:00 pm

Greater Metro Junior Hockey League Playoffs

North Division Final

Ville Marie Pirates 3 Bradford Rattlers 0

Hugo Blum scored the winning goal midway through the 2nd period for Ville Marie

Giulio Costa made 35 saves to post the shutout

The Pirates win the North Championship series 4-2 & advance to meet St George for the Russell Cup 

1st Period
No goals scored.

2nd Period
13:49 Ville-Marie Hugo Blum  (Samuel Bégin)

3rd Period
01:18 Ville-Marie Nicolas Bellerose  (Félix-Antoine Lévesque)
18:35 Ville-Marie Power Play - Karl-Étienne St-Fleur  (Vincent Blanchette)



Blue Water Men’s Industrial Curling League Playoffs

Week 3 Results

Sound Heating & Cooling 8 SMC Geomatics 3 
Leeder & Associates 10 McArthur Tire 1 
Tenneco 8 Ottewell Fencing 7
Bear Wheel & Brake 9 G & M Electrical\Hooman’s Home Renovation 2 
Merrill Windows & Doors 10 Hopper Real Estate\Wall-Tech Drywall 5 
Allan Cooke, HomeLife Bayside Realty 7 Wayne Cook Trucking 6 
Clancy Builders 8 Baywest Nissan 7 
Joe Tomato’s 15 Adam Mahy and the Supreme 2 


Week 4, Saturday March 23rd

11:30 am
Ice 1 G & M Electrical\Hooman’s Home Renovation vs Adam Mahy and the Supreme
Ice 2 McArthur Tire vs Wayne Cook Trucking
Ice 3 Ottewell Fencing vs Baywest Nissan
Ice 4 SMC Geomatics vs Hopper Real Estate\Wall-Tech Drywall

2 pm 
Ice 1 Sound Heating & Cooling vs Merrill Windows & Doors
Ice 2 Tenneco vs Clancy Builders
Ice 3 Leeder & Associates vs Allan Cooke, HomeLife Bayside Realty
Ice 4 Bear Wheel & Brake vs Joe Tomato’s

Owen Sound Futsal

Under 8

Green Door Catering 2 King Courier 0
Dunn's Electric 4 Shear Impulse Hair Salon 1

Green Door Catering 2 King Courier 0

Goal scorers for Green Door Catering were; Austin Mitchell 1, and Jude Beyer 1.

Dunn's Electric 4 Shear Impulse Hair Salon 1

Goal scorers for Dunn's were; 
Finn Dennis-Cook 1, and Pratyush Magesh Anand 3.

Goal scorer for Shear Impulse was, Lucas Low 1.

Minor Hockey

Peewee Girls

Chatsworth Legion Branch 464 Rebels 7 Walkerton Capitals 4

Tina Johnson scored 4 times in the 3rd period

Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group

Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group is currently accepting Head Coach applications for the 2019-20 season for all Divisions (Novice to Midget - A to LL)

Applications must be received by tomorrow.

All approved Head Coaches must meet the required Hockey Canada and OMHA certification requirements prior to the beginning of the season as well as provide a recent vulnerable sector police check.

If you have any questions about the application or coaching qualifications, please contact the Coach Selection Committee Chair at

Please note all rep team player selections will be done this spring (including additional entry teams).

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