The OJHL announced today that Wellington Dukes forward Mike Soucier (photo credit - Brian Watts/OJHL Images) has been named the Gongshow Gear North-East Conference Player-of-the-Month for September after recording 13 points in nine games played to kick-off the season.
The second-year forward led his club and the North-East Conference in scoring during the month of September after registering points in eight of the Dukes nine games for totals of six goals, seven assists and thirteen points. Eight of Soucier's thirteen points came with the man advantage, including five power play assists to lead the league's best power play unit early in the season. His month included four multi-point games, topped off by a three point effort during a 4-3 victory over Georgetown, en route to a 7-2 record on the month for the 2014 Dudley-Hewitt Cup host club.
"It's a real honour to be named Player-of-the-Month for the North-East Conference," said the Dukes' leading scorer. "We are off to a good start and this award represents more of a complete team recognition than any individual accomplishments. Hopefully we can keep it going."
"Mike has shown tremendous leadership to back-up his great start to the OJHL season," said Dukes General Manager and Head Coach Marty Abrams. "We're very pleased that his performance has been recognized around the league, resulting in this Player-of-the-Month Award."
Taylor Best of the Whitby Fury was runner-up to Soucier as the North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month. Best recorded 12 points, including four multi-point games during eight September contests.
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