Battalion netminder Dom DiVincentiis continues to impress and the Ontario Hockey League is taking notice.
Winnipeg Jets prospect Domenic DiVincentiis is the OHL Goaltender of the Month for January, playing to a 7-0-0-1 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
“It’s been so impressive to watch Dom develop into the goalie we are watching today," said Adam Dennis, Battalion GM about his #1 goalie.
"He is a kid that is addicted to the game and always looking for ways to make himself and his teammates better. We are happy that he can be recognized for all of his hard work.”
DiVincentiis made 216 saves last month, winning seven of his eight outings for the Central Division-leading Battalion. He stopped 26 of the 27 shots that came his way on top of four shootout attempts on Jan. 11th as the Battalion defeated the Sudbury Wolves 2-1. He turned aside 47 of the 50 shots he faced the following week at home as the Battalion defeated the Flint Firebirds by a score of 7-3 on Jan. 15th. He closed out January blocking 30 of the 32 shots he faced on Jan. 28th as the Battalion defeated the Niagara IceDogs 8-2.
The 18-year-old Bolton, Ontario product leads the OHL with 25 wins to go with a 2.51 goals-against average and .911 save percentage through 32 games in his second OHL season.
DiVincentiis, who helped backstop the Battalion to the Eastern Conference Championship Series last season, has played to a career mark of 39-14-1-1 with a 2.54 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in 59 regular season games with North Bay.
The 6'2', 190-pound goalie was the OHL's F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy winner in 2021-22, posting a 2.59 goals-against average while also being voted to the League's second all-rookie team.
DiVincentiis was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2022 NHL Draft. He was originally North Bay's sixth-round (116th overall) pick in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection from the Vaughan Kings U16 program.