Dustin Brown Named OHL Scholastic Player of the Year

The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dustin Brown of the Guelph Storm is the 2002-03 Bobby Smith Trophy winner as the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year. Brown is the first player to win the award in three consecutive seasons.

Brown maintained an 80% average in a full course load in his grade 12 graduating year at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School in Guelph. He has two open level physical education courses with 87% marks each, and six university prep level courses – World History (83%), English (70%). English Writer’s Craft (78%), Exercise Science (78%), Challenge and Change in Society (87%) and Philosophy (78%). Brown plans to attend the University of Guelph next year to study History and Criminal Justice.

On the ice, Brown scored a team-high 34 goals, along with 42 assists for 76 points in 58 games with the Storm. The third year right winger is a top-rated prospect for the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Nashville next month.

The trophy, which honours Bobby Smith, a former Ottawa 67’s star, is symbolic of the high standard of excellence that Smith displayed on the ice, as well as in the classroom, during his outstanding junior career. Each team ‘s nominee for the award becomes a member of the OHL Scholastic Team.

The Ontario Hockey League Scholastic Player of the Year is selected by a committee of OHL Educational Consultants headed by chairperson Donna Rawbone, Educational Consultant for the Guelph Storm, who assesses each nominee’s academic achievements and Frank Bonello, Director of National Hockey League Central Scouting, who evaluates each nominee’s hockey ability.

2002-03 OHL Scholastic Team

Barrie – Kenny Jung

Belleville – Eric Tobia

Brampton – Woltek Wolski

Erie – Noel Coultice

Guelph – Dustin Brown

Kingston – Anthony Stewart

Kitchener – Evan McGrath

London – Danny Syvret

Mississauga – Blair Jarrett

Oshawa – Mike Sellan

Ottawa – Adam Smyth

Owen Sound – Brad Richardson

Peterborough – Eric Staal

Plymouth – James Wisniewski

Saginaw – Mike Brown

Sarnia – David Pszenyczny

Sault Ste. Marie – Scott Dobben

Sudbury – Zack Stortini

Toronto – Tim Brent

Windsor – Ryan Donally

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