Eastern Conference Coaches Poll Results Announced

By pbadmin

OHL Press Release

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Eastern Conference results of the 2005-06 Coaches Poll.

Barrie Colts captain Bryan Little led all players with first place votes in four categories, including Hardest Worker, Best Playmaker, Most Dangerous in the Goal Area and Best on Face-Offs. Little was also recognized as second in the Best Shot category. Wojtek Wolski of the Brampton Battalion was recognized as the Smartest Player and Best Shot and was runner-up in three categories. Andrew Marshall of the Barrie Colts and Phil Oreskovic of the Brampton Battalion were also recognized as the best in multiple categories.

The OHL Coaches Poll provides team coaches with the opportunity to recognize players in several skill categories within their own conference. The top three players in each category from the Eastern and Western Conferences are recognized. Coaches vote for each category within their conference and are not permitted to vote for players on their team. Players receive five points for a first place vote, three points for a second place vote and one point for a third place vote.

Please note that the Ontario Hockey League will host a media conference call today at 11:00 a.m. with Coaches Poll winners Bryan Little of the Barrie Colts and Wojtek Wolski of the Brampton Battalion. Media can participate via conference call toll free by dialing 1-800-525-6384, prior to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The OHL will also host a media conference call with winners from the Western Conference on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

2005-06 Ontario Hockey League Coaches Poll – Eastern Conference Results


Most Underrated Player

1. Andrew Marshall, Barrie Colts (22) tie

1. Greg Stewart, Peterborough Petes (22)

3. Jordan Owens, Mississauga IceDogs (20)

Most Improved Player

1. Dan LaCosta, Barrie Colts (27)

2. Jordan Staal, Peterborough Petes (21)

3. Luke Lynes, Brampton Battalion (13)

Smartest Player

1. Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion (27) tie

1. Cory Emmerton, Kingston Frontenacs (27)

3. Daniel Ryder, Peterborough Petes (12)

Hardest Worker

1. Bryan Little, Barrie Colts (28)

2. Tyler Haskins, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (23)

3. Marc Staal, Sudbury Wolves (17)

Best Playmaker

1. Bryan Little, Barrie Colts (35)

2. Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion (20)

3. Justin Donati, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (12)

Most Dangerous in the Goal Area

1. Bryan Little, Barrie Colts (30)

2. Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion (28)

3. John Tavares, Oshawa Generals (10)

Best Skater

1. Benoit Pouliot, Sudbury Wolves (19)

2. Jakub Petruzalek, Barrie Colts (18)

3. Jordan Morrison, Peterborough Petes (13)

Best Shot

1. Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion (36)

2. Bryan Little, Barrie Colts (18)

3. Chris Hulit, Ottawa 67’s (16)

Hardest Shot

1. Trevor Hendrikx, Peterborough Petes (29)

2. Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion (16)

3. Ryan Wilson, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (11)

Best Stickhandler

1. John Hughes, Belleville Bulls (25)

2. Peter Tsimikalis, Oshawa Generals (23)

3. Vladimir Nikiforov, Barrie Colts (11)

Best on Face-Offs

1. Bryan Little, Barrie Colts (33)

2. Tyler Haskins, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (24)

3. Daniel Ryder, Peterborough Petes (16)

Best Body Checker

1. Phil Oreskovic, Brampton Battalion (21)

2. Cal Clutterbuck, Oshawa Generals (16)

3. Patrick Kaleta, Peterborough Petes (15)

Best Defensive Forward

1. Jordan Staal, Peterborough Petes (26)

2. Cody Bass, Mississauga IceDogs (22)

3. Tyler Haskins, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (12)

Best Penalty Killer

1. Daniel Ryder, Peterborough Petes (21)

2. Cody Bass, Mississauga IceDogs (19)

3. Andrew Gibbons, Belleville Bulls (14)

Best Offensive Defenceman

1. Andrew Marshall, Barrie Colts (32)

2. Marc Staal, Sudbury Wolves (23)

3. Ben Shutron, Kingston Frontenacs (9)

Best Defensive Defenceman

1. Nick Plastino, Barrie Colts (21) tie

1. Phil Oreskovic, Brampton Battalion (21)

3. Bryan Young, Peterborough (17)