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Mauro among Jr. Greyhounds honoured

Four members of the team earned GNML honours while another was honoured by the Ontario Hockey League
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The Great North Midget League awards were handed out on Saturday and the Soo Jr. Greyhounds were well represented.

15-year-old forward Devin Mauro was honoured with a pair of awards.

Mauro was named the GNML’s top rookie and the most valuable player amongst minor midget aged players in the league.

Mauro was also named a league all star.

In 39 games this season, Mauro had 62 points, good for second in the league behind North Bay’s Nathaniel Lalonde, who was named the league’s top forward.

In the minor midget group, Jr. Greyhounds defenceman Mason Chitaroni earned top defenceman honours while Noah Metivier was named the top goaltender in the age group.

Chitaroni had six goals and 19 points in 39 games.

In 27 games, Metivier had a 2.93 goals against average.

Jr. Greyhounds forward Michael Chaffay was also named a league all star after scoring 34 goals in 35 games this season.

On Friday, Jr. Greyhounds defenceman Connor Toms was honoured as the minor midget player of the year for the Northern Ontario Hockey Association, selected by the Ontario Hockey League in conjunction with the Ontario Hockey Federation.

Toms had eight goals and 23 points in 16 games this season.

Ryan Maynard of the Kapuskasing Flyers was named the league MVP and top defenceman.

Jake Marois of the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves was named the top goaltender.

Will Rivet of the North Bay Trappers earned the top defensive forward while Alex Little of North Bay was named the most gentlemanly player.

Steve Polyblank of New Liskeard was named the GNML’s top coach while Andre Guenette of North Bay and David Losier of Kapuskasing shared the top trainer award.

Stephane Tremblay of Kapuskasing earned the manager of the year award.

Among minor midget aged players, Nico Laforge of the North Bay minor midget team was the top forward of the age group.

The rest of the all star team included Lalonde, Maynard, Little, and Marois.

Brad Coccimiglio

About the Author: Brad Coccimiglio

A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
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