A trio of Troops were recognized in the OHL's All-Star teams.
Goaltender Dom DiVincentiis led the way among three members of the North Bay Battalion who were honoured Friday when he was named to the Ontario Hockey League’s First All-Star team.
Defenceman Ty Nelson and coach Ryan Oulahen were announced as members of the Third All-Star team as selected by OHL general managers, with voting conducted in two stages beginning with a conference ballot followed by a final ballot that merged the top selections from the Eastern and Western Conferences.
DiVincentiis is the first goalie in franchise history to be selected to a first all-star team, while Oulahen was voted to an all-star team for the first time in his OHL career.
“All year our group preached that, if we focused on being a good team, the individual accolades would follow,” said Battalion general manager Adam Dennis in a release.
“We’re very proud of the recognition that Ryan, Dom, and Ty have received. They were all integral to our team’s success this year, and this is very well earned,"added Dennis, who was the runner-up to London's Mark Hunter for the OHL's Jim Gregory award as the league's top general manager.
Joining DiVincentiis on the first team are centre Logan Morrison of the Ottawa 67’s, right winger Matthew Maggio of the Windsor Spitfires, left winger Colby Barlow of the Owen Sound Attack and defencemen Brandt Clarke of the Barrie Colts and Pavel Mintyukov of Ottawa. Dave Cameron of Ottawa is the coach.
The second team consists of goaltender Brett Brochu of the London Knights, defencemen Ethan Del Mastro of the Sarnia Sting and London’s Logan Mailloux, centre Amadeus Lombardi of the Flint Firebirds, and right winger Ty Voit and left winger Sasha Pastujov, both of Sarnia. Dale Hunter of London is the coach.
With Nelson and Oulahen on the third team are Sarnia defenceman Christian Kyrou and four Peterborough Petes, in goaltender Michael Simpson, centre Owen Beck, right winger Avery Hayes and left winger Brennan Othmann.
DiVincentiis was also recognized last week as a member of the CHL's Second All-Star team. That news came Thursday during the Memorial Cup tournament which is taking place in Kamloops, B.C. this week.