OHL Announces Academic Players of the Month for November presented by Hockley Valley Resort
Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced Academic Players of the Month for November, proudly presented by Hockley Valley Resort.
East Division – Charlie Hilton (Ottawa 67’s)
Ottawa 67’s rookie forward Charlie Hilton is the OHL East Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Hilton achieved an overall average of 82 percent across three university-level courses, including grade 12 Business, English, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and is currently completing grade 12 Law and World issues at Blyth Academy – The Glebe.
“Charlie’s drive and dedication to do well academically is demonstrated daily. He is a positive role model to his fellow teammates and classmates. Charlie’s teachers and Principal Kristy Larose appreciate his work ethic, reliability, and quiet nature,” said 67’s Academic Advisor, Eileen Duffin.
“Charlie has transitioned well to the OHL and daily life with the 67s, quickly becoming a valued member of our team. His work ethic and dedication to both hockey and academics has been exemplary,” added 67’s General Manager, James Boyd.
The 17-year-old from Oshawa, Ont. was selected in the 14th round of the 2022 Priority Selection. Hilton played for the Oshawa Generals U18 program in 2022-23, recording 45 points in 32 games, including 23 goals capturing the OMHA Title with the Generals. Hilton scored his first OHL goal in his hometown of Oshawa on November 11, 2023.
Central Division – Chase Coughlan (Sudbury Wolves)
Sudbury Wolves forward Chase Coughlan is the OHL Central Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Coughlan is currently holding an “A” average in three grade 12 university-level courses, including Nutrition and Health, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Hockey at St. Charles College.
“Chase is known as a great team player, and an excellent member of the Sudbury community,” said Wolves Academic Advisor, Gord Ewin.
The 18-year-old from Toronto, Ont. has played 22 games this season, recording five goals and four assists for the Wolves. The 5-foot-11, 192Ib. right-winger was originally selected in the third round, 59th overall by the Guelph Storm in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection before joining Sudbury last season.
Midwest Division – Henry Brzustewicz (London Knights)
London Knights rookie blueliner Henry Brzustewicz is the OHL Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Brzustewicz is currently achieving outstanding grades in five university-level courses, including an 81 percent average in Algebra, a 93 percent average in Economics, a 97 percent average in Visual Arts, and a 98 percent average in Physical Education at Michigan International Prep School.
“Henry has made a serious commitment to academics. He keeps up to all class work and assessments, and independently maintains high academic standards in all that he does. He exhibits a high standard of self-regulation and initiative in all his academic work,” said Knights Academic Advisor, Wendy Glover.
The 6-foot-1, 194lb. defenceman from Washington, Mich. has appeared in 20 games this season, registering a goal and an assist for the Knights. The rookie was originally selected by the Ottawa 67’s in the first round of the 2023 OHL Priority Selection.
West Division – Tate Vader (Soo Greyhounds)
Soo Greyhounds forward Tate Vader is the OHL West Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Vader is currently achieving an overall average of 96 percent across three university-level courses, with a 94 percent average in English, a 98 percent average in Physics, and a 96 percent average in Advanced Functions at Superior Heights Secondary School.
“Tate is highly respected and well-liked by his classmates and teachers. He has developed and demonstrated work habits and accountability, that will prepare him for a bright academic and hockey future. Congratulations Tate, you are and outstanding representative of the Greyhound hockey family,” said Greyhounds Academic Advisors Jerry Bumbacco and Mary Lynne Lukenda.
The 5-foot-11, 183lb. Gowanstown, Ont. native continues his second season with the Greyhounds, recording an assist in six games played so far this season. Vader was Sault Ste. Marie’s fifth round (92nd overall) pick in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection from the Huron Perth Lakers U16 program.
The OHL continues to produce student-athletes that move on to both professional and U SPORTS men’s hockey endeavours.
A total of 333 graduates utilized their OHL Scholarship at post-secondary institutions across North America during the 2022-23 academic year, with a total contribution by teams of over $3.6 million. Over the past 10 seasons, OHL Scholarship payments have totalled more than $25 million.
A total of 228 OHL Alumni were included on U SPORTS men’s hockey rosters to open the 2023-24 season.
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