OHL Press Release
The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Performers of the Month for October, 2006.
OHL Player of the Month – Bryan Little, Barrie Colts Little was named the OHL’s player of the month after leading the league in scoring during October, with 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points in 12 games. The Cambridge resident had seven multi-point games in October including a six-point game on October 7th against the Erie Otters. He also enjoyed a four-point performance, including the game winning goal, in a win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on October 14th. Little, a first round draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers (12th overall), was recently announced as a member of team OHL that will play in the 2006 ADT Canada Russia Challenge.
OHL Defenceman of the Month – Ryan Wilson, Sarnia Sting Wilson has been a solid force on the blue line this season for the Sting. Wilson, who was named to play on the OHL team participating in the ADT Canada Russia Challenge, led all defenceman in October with four goals and 13 assists for 17 points in 12 games. Wilson recorded at least one point in all 12 games this past month and has also registered a point in all 15 of Sarnia’s games this season. The 19-year-old Windsor native had three point games against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on October 1st and the Brampton Battalion on October 28th.
OHL Goaltender of the Month – Ryan Daniels, Saginaw Spirit Daniels was named OHL goaltender of the month after posting a 9-1-0 record, along with a 2.38 goals against average and .928 save percentage in 10 games. A fifth round pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2006, Daniels currently leads the OHL with 11 victories this season. The 18-year-old from Pickering has helped the Spirit to climb into a first place tie with the Barrie Colts for the most points in the league.
OHL Rookie of the Month – Sam Gagner, London Knights Gagner was named the OHL rookie of the month after racking up seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points in nine games. The Oakville, Ontario native also finished the month with a plus seven rating. Recently named to play in the 2006 ADT Canada Russia Challenge, Gagner registered a point in eight of the nine games that he played in during October and had six multi-point games. He enjoyed a six-point game on October 13th, in a 9-2 win over the Windsor Spitfires. Gagner also had a four-point afternoon on October 8th during a victory over the Ottawa 67’s. He was named the first or second star of the game during five of his nine games this past month.