May 4th, 2022 – The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) today recognizes the Golden Horseshoe Conference All-Stars and All-Rookie teams for the 2021-22 regular season.
On the forward unit you see some serious offensive power starting with Matthew Riva of the Niagara Falls Canucks. Riva was an impact on the Canucks scoresheet regularly with 33 goals & 36 assists in 41 games played this season, he was also named the Cecil Jones Memorial Award winner as Most Gentlemanly Player with just 18 PIMs for the Canucks. Next is Dylan Abbamont of the Hamilton Kilty B’s who netted a conference-best 36 goals in the 44 games he played this season, 9 of those goals came as game-winning goals. He was recognized in the year-end awards with the Rob Judge Memorial Award for most regular-season goals & the J.P. Thomas Memorial Award as the conference’s most improved player. Rounding out the forward unit is Ethan Doyle of the Caledonia Corvairs. Doyle posted 79 points on the season including 33 goals & 46 assists for the Corvairs. The Whitby, ON native netted 8 game-winners this year along with 5 powerplay goals and 4 shorthanded goals. He too was recognized in the year-end awards with the Pat Murphy Memorial Award as top regular-season scorer.
On defence, it was a pair of St Catharines Falcons, starting with Jonah Boria, the top-scoring defenceman for the Falcons with 12 goals and 26 assists this season while adding 4 game-winners on the campaign and kept his game well within the rules as he only had 4 PIMs this year. He is joined by teammate Olivier Desroches who protected his own end while contributing with plenty of helpers for the Falcons, 23 assists in just 28 games played this season and a pair of powerplay goals on his stat line.
In goal is the Russell Masterson Memorial Award winner as Golden Horseshoe MVP, that’s Andrew MacLean of the St. Catharines Falcons. The Falcons leading netminder was a brick wall all year long as he posted a conference-best 1.45 GAA this season with a .943 save % and added 10 shutouts. MacLean saw the ice a lot this year playing 2023 minutes and only allowed 49 goals past him.
Congratulations to all of this season’s Golden Horseshoe Conference All-Stars.
The 2021-22 All-Rookie Team is spread out across the conference with plenty of future stars in the making.
At forward, Colin MacDougall of the Hamilton Kilty B’s had an extremely impressive season for the top-ranked team in the regular season. MacDougall was involved in every facet of the game including 20 goals & 26 assists with 3 game winners and 6 powerplay goals. He is joined by Florian Xhekaj of the Pelham Panthers who led his squad in points this season with 40 (17 goals & 23 assists) and looks to continue that offensive pressure for the Panthers moving forward. The third member of the forward unit is Blake Yetman of the St. Catharines Falcons. The Falcons top rookie had 44 points in just 28 games played this season and that included 4 game winners.
On the blue line is the Brent Rubel Memorial Award winner as rookie of the year in Conner Thomson-Dick from the Welland Jr. Canadians. The ’04 birthday defenceman led Welland in points as a defenceman. He lit the lamp 10 times in the goal column and added 31 points this season. He was a threat on the powerplay as he had 17 assists on the man advantage. He is joined by Riley Noble of the Fort Erie Meteors. The native of Waterloo, ON contributed in multiple avenues for the Meteors this season with 9 goals and 20 assists with a pair of game-winners coming off of his stick this season.
In goal is Braedyn McIntosh from the Hamilton Kilty B’s. The hometown netminder had a dazzling 1.62 GAA this season with a .940 Sv% for the season where he posted a record of 20-2-1 to take his team to the top spot in the conference standings this season. He also posted 5 shutouts on the season for Hamilton.
Congratulations to all members of this season’s Golden Horseshoe Conference All-Rookie team.
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ABOUT THE GREATER ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE (GOJHL)
The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League is a Canadian junior ice hockey league based in Southern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association, Ontario Hockey Federation, and Hockey Canada.