Georgetown Raiders netminder Knick Dawe (pictured w/Stouffville Spirit 2012/13 - photo credit: Brian Watts/OJHL Images) has officially signed with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League and will remain with the club for the rest of the 2012-13 season.
The 6', 180 lbs. native of Penetang, Ontario is currently in his third OJHL season, having played with the Aurora Tigers, Stouffville Spirit and most recently, the Raiders. Dawe joined the Aurora Tigers as a 17-year old in 2010-11, playing in 28 games for the club, while posting a 10-10-1 record. Last season, he was moved to nearby Stouffville, where he was part of the club's championship run that saw the Spirit capture their first-ever OJHL title. During the season, Dawe posted a 13-3-5 record with two shutouts, a 2.74 goals against average and a .911 save percentage and was a member of the OJHL North Division All-Stars at the inaugural Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge held in Smiths Falls, Ontario, where they finished as runner-up to the QJAAAHL.
Taking over the starters role for the Spirit this season, following the Sting's training camp, Dawe had an 8-6-5 record before the blockbuster trade that saw multiple players moved to Georgetown. Only having the chance to play six games for the Raiders, Dawe went 5-0-1 with 1.81 goals against average and a .934 save percentage to be among the league's best in December. Dawe was also named once again to the North Division All-Star Team for the 2012 Central Canada Cup, but was unable to attend.
Congratulations to Knick and best of luck at the next level!