Cambridge, ON - The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) announced their 2015-2016 Players of the Year as selected by the OHA Awards Committee. The OHA Junior B and Junior C Players of the Year are both ALLIANCE Hockey Alumni.
OHA Junior B Player of the Year - Carson Brookshaw (St. Thomas Stars, Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League)
As a 18-year-old native of Grand Bend, Ontario, Carson Brookshaw proved instrumental this year for the GOJHL Western Conference St. Thomas Stars. Scoring 35 goals and adding 37 assists in 50 games, Brookshaw led his club in regular season points. The Assistant Captain of the Stars was named the CHOK Western Conference Player of the year, the St. Thomas Stars Fan Favorite Award, the Kevin McIntosh Award as the Western Conference Best Defensive forward and named to the Western Conference first team All-Star roster. His eight game winning goals in the regular season set a new franchise record.
Known for his countless hours of community service, Brookshaw volunteered at ever team charity event this season while attending two local Elementary Schools to assist during recess hours and help to coach both boys and girls basketball.
Graduating after his first semester with a 97 per-cent average, Brookshaw hopes to continue playing hockey at either the NCAA or CIS level with plans on studying either Business or Engineering.
ALLIANCE Hockey: Carson played minor hockey within the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs and Huron Perth Lakers. He was also a member of the 2014 U16 Team ALLIANCE.
OHA Junior C Player of the Year - Chris Haigh (Glanbrook Rangers, Niagara District Junior C Hockey League)
A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Chris Haigh proved to be a gifted play-maker and well-rounded teammate in his third season with the Glanbrook Rangers of the Niagara District Junior C hockey League. Netting 25 goals and 50 assists his 75 points in 42 games ranked him first in the Junior C League in goals and points produced. In the post season, Haigh continued his scoring ways, netting seven goals and 19 points in 18 games.
His ability to find the back of the net and set up teammates earned him the Niagara Jr. C Scoring Champion Award. The 19-year-old also captured the Niagara Junior C League’s Most Valuable Player Award, was named to their First Team All-Star lineup and was awarded the Niagara Junior C Player of the Month for November.
This fall Haigh will attend Mohawk College where he will be taking Business studies.
ALLIANCE Hockey: Chris played minor hockey with the Hamilton Huskies,Hamilton Hub and Brantford 99'ers.
Congratulations Carson & Chris!
Other OHA Award winners will be announced over the coming days. All 2015-2016 OHA Award Winners will receive their awards at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday, June 3rd.