The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce the November players of the month award winners.
SUDBURY WOLVES COMMUNITY PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Sudbury Wolves overage veteran CHANDLER YAKIMOWICZ has been named the COMMUNITY PLAYER OF THE MONTH for his contribution to the City of Greater Sudbury during the month of November. YAKIMOWICZ displays exceptional leadership qualities for his teammates on the ice and for the fans and the community off the ice. Chandler has participated in the Adopt-A-School program numerous times in the month of November where Wolves’ players visit local schools across Greater Sudbury. The power forward is currently in his fourth season in the OHL and in his first with the Sudbury Wolves after being acquired from the London Knights earlier this season.
MOLSON CANADIAN 3-STAR AWARD
Russian forward DMITRY SOKOLOV has been awarded the MOLSON CANADIAN 3-STAR AWARD for the month of November. Dmitry was named the 1st star of the game twice in the month of November. He was awarded the 1st star of the game on November 5th against the Mississauga Steelheads where he recorded 2 goals in a 4-3 shootout victory. He was also named the 1st star of the game once again on November 30th against the Hamilton Bulldogs where he notched another two goals in a 3-2 win. Dmitry currently has 16 goals and 5 assists for 21 points in 23 games played for the Wolves this season. The Minnesota Wild prospect leads the team in goals scored and sits third in team scoring. The Sudbury Wolves would like to congratulate Dmitry for his superb play in the month of November.
SUDBURY WOLVES HARDEST WORKING FORWARD
The SUDBURY WOLVES HARDEST WORKING FORWARD for the month of November is veteran forward LIAM DUNDA. Liam plays with a ton of grit, passion and energy for his teammates. Liam was also awarded with the 2nd star of the game on November 18th against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He has 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points to date this season. The Grimsby, ON native has a strong work ethic and uses his size and strength effectively on the ice. The six foot five forward was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2015 and was acquired from the Owen Sound Attack during the off-season. Wolves’ hockey would like to thank Liam for his tremendous effort in the month of November.
SUDBURY WOLVES HARDEST WORKING DEFENSEMEN
Team Captain Kyle Capobianco has been selected as the HARDEST WORKING DEFENSEMEN for the month of November. The Mississauga, ON native is currently in his fourth season with the Sudbury Wolves and is a tremendous leader for this young team on and off the ice. Kyle has 19 points in 24 games played this season, ranking him fourth in team scoring. He also leads all defensemen in points on the team. Kyle has consistently contributed offensively in his tenure with the Wolves organization and signed a three-year entry level contract with the Arizona Coyotes earlier this season. The Wolves organization would like to congratulate Kyle for his stellar play this month.
REG WILKINSON’S MEN’S WEAR SCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Wolves first year forward SHANE BULITKA has been selected to receive the REG WILKINSON’S MEN’S WEAR SCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH award for November. Shane is enrolled in Business Management, International Business and Learning Strategies at Lasalle Secondary School where he is achieving a 79% average. The Ilderton, On native was the Wolves second round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. The speedy forward has recorded 6 points this season as a rookie with Sudbury. The Wolves would like to commend Shane for hard work and dedications to both hockey and his academics.
SKATER’S EDGE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Sophomore RYAN VALENTINI has been named the SKATER’S EDGE PLAYER OF THE MONTH for the month of November. The Mississauga, ON native has had an incredible month on the ice. Ryan has catapulted from 6th in scoring on the team all the way to 2nd in recent weeks. He has notched 9 goals and added 13 assists for 22 points in 27 games played this season and is now just one point shy of leading the team in points. Ryan was also awarded 1st star of the game on November 20th in a win against Kingston and 2nd star last Sunday in a victory over Niagara. The Sudbury Wolves are proud to congratulate Valentini for his on-ice contributions during the month of November.
The Sudbury Wolves will begin presentations this weekend as they host the North Bay Battalion Friday and Barrie Colts on Saturday. Both games begin at 7:00pm. Come join the fun in a new era of Wolves hockey! Tickets are on-sale now at the Sudbury Arena Box Office or online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.
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