OHL Announces Performers of the Month

By Brad Coccimiglio
On December 1st the Ontario Hockey League announced their Performers of
the Month for the month of November.

Player of The Month–Mike Zigomanis, Kingston Frontenacs

Zigomanis had a very strong month in November. He posted 13 goals and
23 points in 12 November games. Zigomanis led the Frontenacs to a 7-4-1
record in November to help catapult them into top spot in the OHL’s East

Zigomanis, who was the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player in the 1999-2000
season, was named the OHL’s Player of the Week on November 20. This
season marks the third consecutive season that Zigomanis has been named
the Player of the Month in the month of November. Zigomanis leads the
Frontenacs in scoring with 21 goals and 38 points in 27 games in the
first 2 months of the season.

Rookie of the Month–Rick Nash, London Knights

London Knights left winger Rick Nash posted 7 goals and 15 points in 12
November games en route to being named the OHL’s Rookie of the Month.

Nash was the Knights first round pick (4th overall) in the 2000 OHL
Priority Selection.

Nash, 16, is second among OHL rookies in scoring with 13 goals and 18
assists, good for 31 points in 26 games with the knights. Nash scored
his first OHL hat trick against the Mississauga IceDogs on November 17.

Nash, a Brampton native, will also be a part of Team Ontario at the
Under-17 tournament.

Goaltender of the Month–Adam Munro, Erie Otters

Adam Munro of Erie went undefeated in the month of November posting a
6-0-2 record in 8 games. Munro also posted a very solid 2.08 goals
against average and a .931 save percentage.

Munro, 18, was undefeated in 19 games (15-0-4) before being named the
OHL’s Goaltender of the Month and had a 15-2-4 record in 21 games in the
first 2 months of the season.

Munro, a native of Burlington, Ontario, was selected in the 3rd round
of the OHL draft by the Otters in 1998. He posted an 8-7-1 record to go
along with a 3.04 goals against average and an .892 save percentage in
22 games last season. He is eligible for the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and is
the OHL’s top rated goaltender for the draft rated ahead of Andy Chiodo
(2) and Peter Budaj (3) of Toronto St. Michael’s, Cory Roberts (4) of
Owen Sound and Ray Emery (5) of the Soo Greyhounds.

Here is a look at the Performers of the Month thus far in the 2000-2001

OHL season:

Month    Player of the Month   Rookie of the Month  Goaltender of the Month
October  Stephen Weiss, Ply.   Pat Jarrett, Miss.   Adam Munro, Er.
November Mike Zigomanis, Kgn.  Rick Nash, Ldn.      Adam Munro, Er.