Congratulations Lucas Karmiris of the Brantford 99ers - Winner of the OHL's U16 AAA Player of the Year Award!
The Ontario Hockey League today announced the six recipients of U16 AAA Player of the Year Awards for players representing the four Ontario Hockey Federation Member Partners including ALLIANCE Hockey, Greater Toronto Hockey League, Northern Ontario Hockey Association, and both the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s ETA and SCTA regions, along with Hockey Eastern Ontario.
This year’s winners include Lucas Karmiris of the Brantford 99ers (ALLIANCE Hockey), Malcolm Spence of the Mississauga Senators (GTHL), Cole Beaudoin of the Nepean Raiders (HEO), Nolan Newton of the Sudbury Nickel Capitals (NOHA), Ethan Procyszyn of the North Central Predators (OMHA – ETA) and Luca Testa of the Niagara North Stars (OMHA – SCTA).
“Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s awards and thank you to the families, coaches, and teammates for their tremendous support of these remarkable players over the course of the season and throughout their minor hockey careers,” said Kyle Pereira, the OHL’s Director of Player Recruitment.
“The OHL continues to recognize all the hard work, dedication, and extraordinary accomplishments from across Ontario. We thank all players for another great season and wish them the very best of luck in their hockey and academic careers.”
This year’s recipients are all forwards, with Karmiris leading the Brantford 99ers to a first place finish in the regular season, producing a league-leading 37 goals, 30 assists and 67 points in just 27 games. GTHL Player of the Year Malcolm Spence has guided the wild card entry Mississauga Senators to an appearance in the OHL Cup Championship Final. HEO recipient Cole Beaudoin led the league in assists with 53 for 77 total points playing against older competition. Nolan Newton earned NOHA Player of the Year honours playing against older opponents in the Great North Midget League, finishing the season with 14 goals, 22 assists and 36 points in 27 games. Ethan Procyszyn of the North Central Predators led the OMHA’s ETA circuit in goals (26) assists (26) and points (52) to claim top honours. OMHA SCTA Player of the Year Luca Testa was his League’s offensive leader, helping the Niagara North Stars to a silver medal finish at the OMHA championships after a 59-point season (34-25–59).
The awards are presented annually to honour the U16 AAA players who best exemplify outstanding ability and the qualities of sportsmanship and leadership as voted by the minor hockey coaches, managers and organizations of each respective league.
Congratulations to all recipients!
Past Award Winners:
ALLIANCE Hockey Player of the Year:
2022 – Lucas Karmiris, Brantford 99ers
2020 – Bryce McConnell-Barker, London Jr. Knights
2019 – Deni Goure, Chatham-Kent Cyclones
2018 – Matthew Maggio, Sun County Panthers
2017 – Ryan Suzuki, London Jr. Knights
2016 – Owen Lalonde, Windsor Jr. Spitfires
2015 – Nick Suzuki, London Jr. Knights
2014 – Anthony Salinitri, Windsor Jr. Spitfires
2013 – Travis Konecny, Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
2012 – Jared McCann, London Jr. Knights Gold
2011 – Bo Horvat, Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs