Wolves Announce January Player of the Month Award Winners
The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to congratulate our January Player of the Month award winners.
TESC HARDEST WORKING FORWARD OF THE MONTH
The recipient of the TESC Hardest Working Forward for January is Drake Pilon. Drake has been a driving force for the Sudbury Wolves this season. The diligent 19-year-old forward from Sault Ste. Marie has worked extremely hard in providing strong leadership to the Wolves front end closing off January with 7 points from 4 goals and 3 assists. With his tremendous work ethic, Drake currently leads the team in plus-minus with plus 11. The Wolves would like to congratulate Drake on his hard work and energy that he has brought to each and every game throughout the month of January.
TESC HARDEST WORKING DEFENCEMAN OF THE MONTH
Doug Blaisdell is the TESC Hardest Working Defenceman of the Month for January. The 20-year-old hardworking defenceman has been a great addition to the Wolves’ blueline since his acquisition from the Kitchen Rangers in mid-October. Doug has provided strong leadership on and off the ice to the young blueline. The Wolves would like to commend Doug on his energy and strong work ethic that he brings to the team every shift.
SKATER’S EDGE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
First year forward Blake Murray has been named The Skater’s Edger Player of the Month for January. Blake was selected by the Wolves in the first round of the 2017 Priority Selection Draft going 7th overall. In 13 games throughout the month of January, the rookie had 27 shots on goal and collected 11 points from 4 goals and 7 assists. The Uxbridge, Ontario native plays a key role out front as the 16-year-old centre leads the team in goals this season with 14. The Sudbury Wolves would like to acknowledge Blake for his outstanding performance and dedication this past month.
MOLSON 3-STAR PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Jake McGrath has been selected as the January’s Molson 3-Star Player of the Month. The 18-year-old Mississauga native played 549 minutes, making 297 saves in 10 games for the Wolves throughout the month of January. McGrath backstopped two exciting wins over Owen Sound and North Bay making 33 and 32 saves earning 1st Star of the Game in both match-ups. The Sudbury Wolves would like to recognize and congratulate Jake on his consistency and commitment in every game.
WOLVES UNITED COMMUNITY PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Captain Kyle Rhodes has been named the Wolves United Community Player of the month for January. Rhodes has demonstrated his commitment in the community of Greater Sudbury through several community initiatives this past month including the annual Christmas Hockey Camp during the Christmas Break as well as serving dinner to those in need at the Coldest Night of the Year Event hosted by the Samaritan Centre. He also attended school visits during the month. The Wolves acquired the overage defenceman in a trade with the Guelph Storm prior to the beginning of this season. This season Rhodes has 9 goals and 11 assists. The Wolves would like to recognize Kyle’s exceptional leadership on and off the ice and are pleased to have him as a member of our organization and the Greater Sudbury community.
REG WILKINSON SCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The January Reg Wilkinson Scholastic Player of the Month is first-year defenceman Emmett Serensits. The Oakville native attends St. Charles College where he has an 84% average in 4 courses including University level Biology. Serensits was selected by the Wolves in the 1st round of the 2017 Under 18 Priority Draft and has been steady on the blueline for the young Wolves squad. The Sudbury Wolves would like to congratulate Emmitt on his strong performance on the ice and in the classroom.
On-ice Player of the month presentations will continue this Friday when the Wolves welcome the Flint Firebirds for their only appearance in the Nickel City this season at 7:05pm. Tickets are on-sale now at the Sudbury Arena Box Office.