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2010-11 OHL Awards Ceremony Recap

The 2010-11 Ontario Hockey League Awards Ceremony took place at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on June 8.

Jack Miller, the voice of the Belleville Bulls, was Master of Ceremonies.

In total, 15 awards were presented:

Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy – Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires (presented by Mark Renaud)

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Ellis was captain of the Spitfires this season and is the last member of the Spitfires’ to be teammates with Mickey in 2007-08. 

Click here to see the presentation of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy

 

Jack Ferguson Award – Aaron Ekblad, Barrie Colts (presented by Jack Ferguson)

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Ekblad was the first overall pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection. 

Click here to see the presentation of the Jack Ferguson Award

 

Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy – Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers (presented by former Mississauga IceDog and current Ottawa Senator Jason Spezza)

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Akeson set a new Rangers’ franchise record with 84 assists this season as the Overage Player of the Year.

Click here to see the presentation of the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy

 

Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy – Jack Walchessen, Peterborough Petes (presented by Graham Snyder)

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Walchessen was a five-year Pete who contributed more than 100 volunteer hours as captain as Humanitarian of the Year this season.

Click here to see the presentation of the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy

 

William Hanley Trophy – Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers (presented by former Major and current Avalanche Cameron Gaunce)

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Akeson had 108 points in 67 games and recorded just 23 penalty minutes as the league’s Most Sportsmanlike Player.

Click here to see the presentation of the William Hanley Memorial Trophy

 

Executive of the Year – Dale DeGray, Owen Sound Attack (presented by Sherry Bassin)

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DeGray led the Attack to their best season in franchise history capturing a Robertson Cup title. 

Click here to see the presentation of the OHL Executive of the Year Award

 

Matt Leyden Trophy – Mark Reeds, Owen Sound Attack (presented by Jim Gregory)

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Reeds led the Attack to first place in the Western Conference with a 46-17-1-4 record for 97 points as Coach of the Year.

Click here to see the presentation of the Matt Leyden Trophy

 

Ivan Tennant Memorial Award – Andrew D’Agostini, Peterborough Petes (presented by Dave Tennant)

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D’Agostini played 43 games in goal for the Petes and also earned an 87% average as High School Student Athlete of the Year. 

Click here to see the presentation of the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award

 

Roger Neilson Memorial Award – Derek Lanoue, Windsor Spitfires (presented by Janet Wylie)

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Lanoue maintained an 85.5% average at the University of Windsor to claim University Student Athlete of the Year honours for the second straight year.

Click here to see the presentation of the Roger Neilson Memorial Award

 

Bobby Smith Trophy – Dougie Hamilton, Niagara IceDogs (presented by former Owen Sound Player and Oshawa General Wayne Primeau)

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Hamilton is the Scholastic Player of the Year scoring 58 points in 67 games while maintaining a 94% academic average. 

Click here to see the presentation of the Bobby Smith Trophy

 

Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy – Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers and Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa (presented by Pat Stapleton)

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Akeson and Toffoli tied for the OHL scoring lead with 108 points. 

Click here to watch the presentation of the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy

 

Emms Family Award – Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting (accepted by Sting Head Coach Jacques Beaulieu)

Yakupov was named Rookie of the Year after finishing tied for fourth in league scoring with 101 points in 65 games.

Click here to watch the presentation of the Emms Family Award

 

OHL Goaltender of the Year – Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs (presented by former Frontenac and current member of the St. Louis Blues Chris Stewart)

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Visentin posted a 30-9-2-4 record with a goals-against-average of 2.52 and a .917 save percentage with four shutouts. 

Click here to watch the presentation of the OHL Goaltender of the Year Award

 

Max Kaminsky Trophy – Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires (presented by Phil Dover and Pat Stapleton)

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Ellis captured his second Defenceman of the Year award after becoming the first defenceman to record more than 100 points in 17 seasons.

Click here to watch the presentation of the Max Kaminsky Trophy

 

Red Tilson Trophy – Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires (presented by former Attack and Greyhound Wayne Simmonds of the LA Kings)

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Ellis scored 101 points in 58 games and is just the fourth defenceman in OHL history to be named Most Outstanding Player of the Year and just the third OHL defenceman to record more than 300 career points.  He caps off a junior career as the only player to ever win both a Memorial Cup and OHL title in addition to World Under-17, World Under-18, Ivan Hlinka, and World Junior Championship Gold. 

Click here to watch the presentation of the Red Tilson Trophy

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