Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Academic Players of the Month for October, 2013, including Johnny Corneil of the Niagara IceDogs, Mitchell Vande Sompel of the Oshawa Generals, Connor Schlichting of the Sarnia Sting, and Curtis Meighan of the Kitchener Rangers.
Central Division: Johnny Corneil, a 16-year-old from Lindsay, ON, has been named the Academic Player of the Month in the Central Division for the month of October. Johnny is in his rookie season with the Niagara IceDogs and has made a smooth transition to his new academic surroundings. Johnny is a conscientious student who has been able to gain respect from both teachers and peers. He currently maintains an 87% average in his courses.
East Division: The East Division Academic Player of the Month of October is Oshawa Generals defenceman Mitchell Vande Sompel, a 16-year-old from London, ON. Mitchell has adapted very well to his new environment both on and off the ice. He is described as a very personable and dedicated individual by his teachers and teammates while taking a University course load maintaining an 85% average.
West Division: Sarnia Sting rookie defenceman Connor Schlichting is the West Division Academic Player of Month for October. Schlichting, a 16-year-old from Newmarket, ON, has adjusted nicely to the life of an elite athlete in the OHL. Connor currently has an academic average of 84% while attending Northern Collegiate in Sarnia.
Midwest Division: The Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for October is Curtis Meighan of the Kitchener Rangers. The 19-year-old from Ottawa, ON, is described by Ranger management as a dedicated young man who excels at focusing on the task at hand. His dedication to excellence is reflected both in the classroom and on the ice as he continually seeks to improve himself as a student athlete. In his first year at Wilfrid Laurier University, Curtis is currently studying Psychology and Sociology.