Jaiden Newton Named Central Division Academic Player of the Month
Barrie Colts rookie forward Jaiden Newton is the OHL Central Division Academic Player of the Month for January.
Newton is currently holding an “A” average in two grade 11 courses, including an 85 percent average in Transportation Technology, an 82 percent average in High Performance Athlete Co-op, as well as a 78 percent average in grade 12 Business Leadership at Innisdale Secondary School.
“J.D.’s teachers have remarked that he is a hard working student who attends his classes regularly and always submits his work on time,” said Colts Academic Advisor Chris Cudmore.
The 16-year-old Whitby, Ont. product has played 26 games this season, recording a goal and four assists for the Colts. The 5-foot-11, 167Ib. centreman was originally selected in the second round (26th overall) by Barrie in the 2023 OHL Priority Selection from the Whitby Wildcats U16 program.