The Ontario Junior Hockey League today announced the OJHL First and Second All-Prospect Teams.
1st Team All-Prospect
G – Michael Giugovaz (Georgetown Raiders)
D – James De Haas (Toronto Lakeshore Patriots)
D – Mich Eden (Huntsville Otters)
F – Devin Shore (Whitby Fury)
F – Drake Caggiula (Stouffville Spirit)
F – Daniel Milne (St. Michael’s Buzzers)
2nd Team All-Prospect
G – Kevin Entmaa (Aurora Tigers)
D – Mark Friedman (North York Rangers)
D – Patrick McCarron (St. Michael’s Buzzers)
F – Jonah Renouf (Milton Icehawks)
F – Conor McGlynn (Oakville Blades)
F – Andrew Poturalski (Buffalo Jr. Sabres)
Goaltender – Michael Giugovaz (Georgetown Raiders)
The 16-year old rookie netminder made an immediate impact upon entering the OJHL and was a key component of the Georgetown Raiders drive to capture the OJHL regular season title. Playing in 27 games for the Raiders, Giugovaz would compile a 21-5-0 record, including three shutouts, tied for the fifth best total among all netminders. Along with a .919 save percentage, the Brampton, Ontario native would also post a 2.12 goals against average, which placed him third in the OJHL during the regular season.
Defence – James De Haas (Toronto Lakeshore Patriots)
The Toronto Lakeshore Patriots back-end was solidified all season by the addition of 17-year old rookie defenceman James De Haas. The Mississauga native led all Patriots rearguards in scoring with 10 goals, also tied for the fifth best among all OJHL defencemen, and 29 points, while finishing second among all players on the club with five power play goals. De Haas’ list of accomplishments this season include confirming an NCAA Division I scholarship to attend Clarkson University, playing for Team East at the 2011 CJHL Prospect Games, playing for the South Division All-Stars at the 2011 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge and being listed on NHL Central Scouting’s 2012 North American Skaters Mid-Term Rankings list, 7th round, 184th overall.
Defence – Mich Eden (Huntsville Otters)
(pictured - photo credit: Craig Campbell/HHOF)
Second year defenceman Mich Eden of the Huntsville Otters improved his statistical output across the board in 2011-12 despite playing in nine fewer games from the previous season. Eden recorded seven goals and 26 points to finish second among defenceman on the Otters in scoring, and remarkably, three of his seven goals were game-winners, tying him for third among all OJHL rearguards. The 17-year old native of Bracebridge, Ontario would join James De Haas as a member of Team East at the 2011 CJHL Prospect Games and was a member of the North Division All-Stars that finished as runner-up at the 2011 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge.
Forward – Devin Shore (Whitby Fury)
Whitby Fury rookie forward Devin Shore has been a sensation throughout his first OJHL season and has had scouts flocking to see him play after he led Team Canada East to a silver medal performance at the 2011 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge while winning Tournament MVP honours. The Ajax, Ontario native would lead the Fury in many offensive categories, including goals (29), power play goals (9) and power play assists (17), while finishing second on the club in overall scoring with 58 points, also placing him among the top 25 scorers in the league. NHL scouts saw enough that Shore would earn the top ranking among all OJHL players in NHL Central Scouting’s 2012 North American Skaters Mid-Term Rankings list, ranked in the 3rd round, 75th overall. He has previously confirmed a scholarship opportunity with the Maine Black Bears, and was also a member of the East Division All-Stars at the 2011 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge.
Forward – Drake Caggiula (Stouffville Spirit)
After starting the season outside of the OJHL, Drake Caggiula returned to the Stouffville Spirit and would pick-up where he left off, earning a spot as an OJHL 1st Team All-Prospect for the second consecutive year. The Pickering, Ontario native would also miss considerable time, joining Shore as a key member of Team Canada East’s silver medal performance at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. Despite playing just over half the amount of games as last season, Caggiula would still post impressive totals of 10 goals, 24 assists and 34 points during the 2011-12 regular season and help the North Division All-Stars finish as runner-up at the 2011 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge. His play would earn an NCAA Division I scholarship with the University of North Dakota, while also catching the eye of the scouts, being list in the 7th round, 197th overall on NHL Central Scouting’s North American Skaters Mid-Season Rankings.
Forward – Daniel Milne (St. Michael’s Buzzers)
Also a second-year OJHL forward, Daniel Milne joined the St. Michael’s Buzzers after spending his rookie campaign as a member of the 2010-11 OJHL Regular Season champion Newmarket Hurricanes. The 17-year old native of Unionville, Ontario would more than double his statistical totals, finishing the season as the Buzzers fourth best scorer with 16 goals, 31 assists and 47 points, including a team-high seven power play goals. Milne would join Shore and Caggiula on the silver medal winning Team Canada East at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge and he would be a member of the South Division All-Stars at the 2011 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge.
2nd Team All-Stars
Aurora Tigers goaltender Kevin Entmaa is a native of Milton, Ontario. He posted a 12-3-1 record with one shutout, a 2.28 goals against average and the league’s second best save percentage at .930%.
North York Rangers defenceman Mark Friedman is a native of Toronto, Ontario. He was the Rangers top scoring defenceman, including 9 goals, 18 assists and 27 points, and is committed to Bowling Green for 2013.
St. Michael’s Buzzers defenceman Patrick McCarron is a native of Etobicoke, Ontario. He finished second among rearguards on the Buzzers with 6 goals, 21 assists and 27 points, while tying for third with five power play goals. He is committed to Cornell for 2013.
Milton Icehawks forward Jonah Renouf is a native of Mississauga, Ontario. He would lead the much-improved Icehawks in scoring with 62 points, including 23 goals and 39 assists, as well as five shorthanded goals, the third best total in the entire OJHL.
Oakville Blades forward Conor McGlynn is a native of Oakville, Ontario. The rookie forward would record 11 goals and 9 assists for 20 points, and was a member of the West All-Stars at the Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge. He is committed to Boston College for 2013.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres forward Andrew Poturalski is a native of Amherst, New York. After a quick start to the season, he would finish third on the Sabres in scoring with 16 goals, 22 assists and 38 points, while confirming a commitment to New Hampshire for 2013.
The Ontario Junior Hockey League’s All-Star Teams will be announced later this week.