OHL graduates commit to U SPORTS programs for 2017-18 season

As OHL teams assemble their depth charts and confirm staff behind the bench for the fast approaching 2017-18 season, several of the league’s recent graduates are finding new homes on U SPORTS men’s university hockey teams.

Utilizing their OHL education packages, 36 players who skated during the 2016-17 season will join U SPORTS programs across the country this fall while an additional 17 who competed in the league in past seasons will do so as well.

A total of 197 OHL graduates started the 2016-17 season on U SPORTS men’s hockey rosters, with 148 of those competing within Ontario University Sport and representing approximately 25% of the players in the 20-team conference.

Seven OHL graduates helped the York Lions claim their first OUA Queen’s Cup title in 13 years last spring, defeating the Queen’s Gaels 4-3 on a winning goal by Steven Janes (Ottawa 67’s/Owen Sound Attack/Windsor Spitfires, 2009-14).

Both York and Queen’s advanced to the U SPORTS University Cup Championship in Fredericton, New Brunswick as five OHL grads helped the host UNB Varsity Reds win a national title with a 5-3 victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies.

Last season, the OHL Central Administered Scholarship Program facilitated scholarships for 301 OHL graduates with a total scholarship payment in excess of $3.1M.


OHL graduates committed to U SPORTS programs for 2017-18:

Kris Bennett (Saginaw Spirit, 2012-17) – UNB

Nathan Billitier (Kingston Frontenacs, 2014-17) – Queen’s

Damian Bourne (Mississauga Steelheads, 2012-17) – Queen’s

Justin Brack (Owen Sound Attack/Niagara IceDogs, 2013-17) – Brock

Mario Culina (Windsor Spitfires, 2015-17) – Ryerson

Cody Caron (Niagara IceDogs/Kingston Frontenacs, 2013-17) – Carleton

Dawson Carty (Mississauga Steelheads/Kitchener Rangers/Hamilton Bulldogs, 2013-17) – Acadia

Santino Centorame (London Knights/Owen Sound Attack, 2012-17) – StFX

Everett Clark (Mississauga Steelheads/Flint Firebirds, 2013-17) – UOIT

Michael Cramarossa (Belleville Bulls/Hamilton Bulldogs, 2012-17) – McGill

Dylan Di Perna (Kingston Frontenacs/Kitchener Rangers, 2012-17) – Saint Mary’s

Ben Fanjoy (Ottawa 67’s, 2013-17) – Queen’s

Brett Hargrave (Sarnia Sting/Owen Sound Attack/North Bay Battalion, 2012-17) – Nipissing

Steve Harland (North Bay Battalion, 2015-17) – Ryerson

Mathieu Henderson (Plymouth Whalers/Flint Firebirds, 2013-17) – Guelph

Liam Herbst (London Knights/Ottawa 67’s/Guelph Storm, 2013-17) – Western

Hayden Hodgson (Erie Otters/Sarnia Sting/Saginaw Spirit, 2012-17) – UNB

Cordell James (Barrie Colts/Owen Sound Attack, 2013-17) – Western

Aiden Jamieson (London Knights/Sudbury Wolves, 2013-17) – Dalhousie

Kyle Jenkins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds/Peterborough Petes, 2012-17) – Laurier

Adam Laishram (Belleville Bulls/Hamilton Bulldogs/Windsor Spitfires, 2013-17) – StFX

Jaden Lindo (Owen Sound Attack/Sarnia Sting, 2012-17) – Queen’s

Owen MacDonald (London Knights, 2012-17) – Acadia

Matthew Mancina (Guelph Storm/Peterborough Petes/Mississauga Steelheads, 2013-17) – UPEI

Medric Mercier (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds/Oshawa Generals, 2013-17) – Ottawa

David Miller (Kitchener Rangers/Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 2012-17) – Ryerson

Brent Moran (Niagara IceDogs/Flint Firebirds/North Bay Battalion, 2012-17) – Nipissing

Alex Peters (Plymouth Whalers/Flint Firebirds, 2012-17) – Saint Mary’s

Kyle Pettit (Erie Otters, 2012-17) – Western

Brandon Prophet (Saginaw Spirit/Barrie Colts/Peterborough Petes, 2012-17) – Queen’s

Daniel Robertson (Oshawa Generals/Windsor Spitfires, 2013-17) – StFX

Patrick Sanvido (Windsor Spitfires/Sudbury Wolves, 2012-17) – Queen’s

Jared Steege (North Bay Battalion/Kingston Frontenacs/Ottawa 67’s, 2013-17) – Carleton

Anthony Stefano (Peterborough Petes/Windsor Spitfires/Barrie Colts, 2013-17) – Western

Patrick White (Sarnia Sting/Ottawa 67’s, 2013-17) – Ottawa

Chandler Yakimowicz (London Knights/Sudbury Wolves, 2013-17) – Dalhousie


OHL players who competed prior to 2016-17 committing to U SPORTS programs for 2017-18:

Daniel Altshuller (Oshawa Generals, 2011-14) – York

Justin Bean (Belleville Bulls/Mississauga Steelheads, 2013-16) – York

Daniel Beaudoin (Windsor Spitfires, 2015-16) – Windsor

Kegan Blasby (Kitchener Rangers, 2012-14) – York

Connor Brown (Ottawa 67’s/Saginaw Spirit, 2012-16) – Brock

Chris Cobham (Windsor Spitfires, 2013-14) – Guelph

Greg DiTomaso (Mississauga Steelheads/Saginaw Spirit/Barrie Colts, 2013-16) – Ryerson

Jack Flinn (Owen Sound Attack/Mississauga Steelheads, 2013-16) – Queen’s

Kody Gagnon (Barrie Colts, 2014-16) – Windsor

Keigan Goetz (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds/Barrie Colts, 2013-16) – Waterloo

*Eric Locke (Windsor Spitfires/Barrie Colts/Saginaw Spirit, 2010-14) – transfer from StFX to Ottawa

Josh Maguire (Peterborough Petes, 2012-16) – UOIT

Jonathon Masters (Sudbury Wolves, 2014-15) – Lakehead

Mathew Santos (Brampton/North Bay Battalion, 2012-16) – Ryerson

Ryan Verbeek (Windsor Spitfires/Kingston Frontenacs, 2012-16) – Dalhousie

Jared Walsh (Mississauga Steelheads, 2013-16) – Ryerson

Matt Watson (Kingston Frontenacs/Plymouth Whalers/Peterborough Petes, 2012-16) – Western


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