Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Academic Players of the Month for January, 2013, which includes Jeremiah Addison of the Saginaw Spirit, Jason Dickinson of the Guelph Storm, Mark Raycroft of the Brampton Battalion, and Darcy Greenaway of the Kingston Frontenacs.
West Division: The OHL Academic Player of the Month for January in the West Division is Jeremiah Addison. Addison, a 16-year-old native of Brampton, ON, is described by teachers as a very determined and focused student athlete. Addison joined the Spirit this year after being selected with the 12th overall pick in last the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.
Midwest Division: The OHL Academic Player of the Month for January in the Midwest Division is Jason Dickinson of the Guelph Storm. Dickinson, a 17-year-old native of Georgetown, ON, demonstrates excellence both on and off the ice. He is a self-motivated and disciplined learner and is a quiet leader in his classes. His teachers have described him as a “great student” who is focused, responsible and respectful. Dickinson is currently maintaining an 82% average in his Grade 12 University preparation courses and is a top prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft.
Central Division: The OHL Academic Player of the Month for January in the Central Division is Mark Raycroft of the Brampton Battalion. Raycroft, a 17-year-old native of Woodstock, ON, is a Grade 12 student at Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton. The 6th round pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection is a hardworking young man both on the ice and in the classroom. Raycroft is currently making excellent academic strides in his three Grade 12 University preparation courses.
East Division: The OHL Academic Player of the Month for January in the East Division is Darcy Greenaway of the Kingston Frontenacs. Greenaway, who just turned 20, is a native of Wilton, ON, which is located on the outskirts of Kingston. He joined the Frontenacs in the summer of 2011, following a Dudley Hewitt Cup win with the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL. He is a very committed and dedicated part-time student studying Economics at Queen’s University. He is described as a mature role model who leads by example both on and off the ice. Presently the leading point getter for the Frontenacs, Greenaway’s highlight from last summer was winning a gold medal as a key member of the Canadian team at the World Ball Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.
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