Sunday, October 6, 2013

Brooks-Potts named goaltender of month

Press Release

The OJHL announced today that Kingston Voyageurs netminder Alex Brooks-Potts (photo credit: Robert John Boucher/OJHL Images) has been named the Gongshow Gear Goaltender-of-the-Month after posting an undefeated 6-0-0 record during his first six OJHL starts as a rookie.

The OJHL also announced that it has renewed its partnership with Gongshow Hockey, Inc. for another season as the Official Lifestyle Hockey Apparel of the OJHL, while also sponsoring the OJHL Player-of-the-Month Awards and supplying all three winners each month with a Gongshow Gear apparel package.

The native of Burlington, Ontario got off to a perfect start in his rookie OJHL season, winning his first six games to go 6-0-0 on the month, while allowing just nine goals for a sparkling 1.50 goals against average.  After playing Junior ‘B’ last season with the Stoney Creek Warriors, as well as one game with the Hamilton Red Wings, Alex Brooks-Potts would help lead the Kingston Voyageurs through a six game winning streak to end September and earn a spot on the CJHL Top 20 Rankings this past week at #18 in the country.  Boasting a .949 save percentage in his six starts, the 18-year old would stop 167 shots, including a 42 save, 4-3 victory over the Stouffville Spirit at the OJHL Governors’ Showcase in Oakville on September 28.

"Definitely an honour winning this award," said Brooks-Potts when informed of the honour.  "Something that I couldn't have done without the great support of the coaching staff, my teammates, volunteers and dedicated fans of the team. Everyone on the team has been working hard since day one. I share this award with my teammates who have supported me since the beginning of the season. "

"Great kid.  Excellent work ethic.  Calm positive demeanour that gives the team confidence," were just a few of the terms used by Voyageurs head coach Colin Birkas in describing his backstop.  "We are happy that he has been recognized for his play and are very proud anytime a member of the Voyageurs wins an award.  Alex I'm sure will be the first to share this with the players that battle in front of him."

Lucas Machalski of the Wellington Dukes was runner-up to Brooks-Potts as the OJHL Goaltender-of-the-Month.  Machalski posted a 6-1-0 record with a 1.98 goals against average and a .942 save percentage in seven games played during the month.

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