October - Players of the Month
The Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League has announced the 'Players of the Month' for October of tNovember 6th, 2019 at 12:53PM November 6th, 2019 6:55PM
The Greater Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League has announced the 'Players of the Month' for October of the 2019-2020 hockey season.
The 'Players of the Month' honors is a distinction awarded to the player who is adjudged the best at his position & rookie through each month of the season.
(All stats listed as of November 5, 2019)
Forward – Riley Nadeau, New Tecumseth Civics
New Tecumseth Civics captain Riley Nadeau has been on fire since returning to the Civics this season, Nadeau previously captained the Civics in the 2017-2018 season where he scored the second highest single season total of points in Civics history with 64, this season he is on pace to obliterate that mark. With 55 points through the team’s first 20 games Nadeau is well on his way to becoming the first 100 point scorer in Civics history and is doing so while leading the league in assists with 37 so far. The former Top 10 goal scorer in the NOJHL is showing that he has an elite edge to his game and has helped the Civics to a 16-4 record and 1st place in the North Division so far.
Honorable mention to teammate Roman Kulakov who leads the league in goals with 25 in 20 games and is also on pace to set a new career highs in goals, assists and points in his 3rd season of GMHL play with New Tecumseth.
Defenceman –Matt Marinier, St. George Ravens
At the top of the league standings are the 13-2 St. George Ravens who have started very strong this season and look to repeat as South Division champions. A big part of that is their defense as the team has allowed only 2.73 goals per game. Leading the way on the back end is veteran junior hockey defenseman Matt Marinier. Marinier who is the teams leader on the blue line has been tasked with helping shut down the offenses of the other 9 teams in the division and has overwhelmingly excelled, the former junior b defenseman who spent 3 seasons in the GOJHL between the Kitchener Dutchmen and the St. Catherines Falcons has already tied career highs in both goals and points and has 22 points through 12 games this season.
Goaltender –Carson Mursion, Bradford Bulls
American born netminder Carson Murison from Half Moon Bay California has been undoubtedly one of the top goaltnders consistently this season and his stats are eye catching. Through 10 games this season Murison has the following ranks among qualified goaltenders; T-2nd in league in Wins with 7, 5th in league and 3rd in division in Goals Against Average, 5th in league and 2nd in Divison in Save Percentage and 7th in the league and 5th in the division in total saves. Those numbers have been enough to help propel the Bulls into a 2nd place start to the season with an 11-4 record. The former SIJHL and NOJHL goaltender has solidified himself as an elite level starter in the league.
Rookie – Scott Turgeon, Windsor Aces
Scott Turgeon has been everything the Aces could have hoped for in his first season of junior hockey for the 2003 born forward from Sherbrooke Quebec paces all rookie skaters in Goals (8), Assists (7), and total points (15) and is 4th in team scoring on an Aces squad that was able to put together a 6 game winning streak through the first part of the season. Turgeon joined Windsor after playing high school hockey in his native Quebec.