Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Finn Harding of the Mississauga Steelheads, Braedyn Rogers of the Owen Sound Attack, James Guo of the Peterborough Petes and Bronson Ride of the Windsor Spitfires have been named Academic Players of the Month for November.
East Division: Peterborough Petes defenceman James Guo is the OHL East Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Guo is achieving an 87 percent average in grade 12 university-level Advanced Functions, Interdisciplinary Studies and Nutrition and Health at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School.
“James is a dedicated athlete and student,” said Petes academic advisor Shannon Fife. “He balances his academics with a busy on and off-ice schedule. James is a leader and presents himself as such in the school.”
The 17-year-old from Woodbridge, Ont. has played 18 games this season, recording one goal for the Petes. The 6-foot-1, 180Ib. blueliner was selected in the fourth round (74th overall) by Peterborough in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.
Central Division: Mississauga Steelheads rookie defenceman Finn Harding is the OHL Central Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Harding is currently achieving a 91 percent overall average, including a 94 percent average in French Immersion, an 87 percent average in Chemistry, a 93 percent average in Advanced Functions, and a 90 percent average in Co-op at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School.
“Finn is a diligent and responsible student, whose maturity makes him a pleasure to teach,” said the Steelheads academic advisor Jeff Kyrzakos. Finn has managed to achieve a 91 percent average with a difficult course load while managing the transition to the OHL.”
The 17-year-old from Toronto, Ont. has played 18 games this season, recording two goals and one assist for a total of three points. The 6-foot-1, 182Ib. blueliner was selected in the eighth round (151st overall) by the Steelheads in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.
Midwest Division: Owen Sound Attack defenceman Braedyn Rogers is the OHL Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Rogers is currently achieving an 83 percent average in English, a 94 percent average in Nutrition and Health, an 84 percent average in international Business, and a 92 percent average in Co-op at Owen Sound District Secondary School.
“Braedyn has a solid work ethic both on and off the ice,” said Owen Sound’s academic advisor Sarah Rowe. “His teachers describe him as a conscientious worker and a dedicated student. He completed English in the summer and now carries a workload that includes two grade 12 university level courses despite only being in grade 11. Braedyn has a very positive attitude and is a pleasure to work with.”
The Belleville, Ont. native has played 11 games this season, recording one assist for the Attack. He also represented Canada Red at the recent World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in British Columbia. The Attack selected Rogers in the second round (30th overall) of the 2022 OHL Priority Selection.
West Division: Windsor Spitfires blueliner Bronson Ride is the OHL West Division Academic Player of the Month for November.
Ride, who also earned the honours in October 2021, has carried an overall average of 90 percent to date, including high marks in grade 12 Data, Functions, Business Leadership and Co-op at St. Anne High School.
“Bronson has started off this grade 12 year on a very high note,” said Spitfires academic advisor Danielle Chevalier. “He is excelling in all of his courses. His teachers love his maturity and hard work ethic. They say he is a pleasure to have in their classrooms.”
The 17-year-old from Oakville, Ont. has appeared in 23 games this season, recording one goal and four assists. Ride was selected in the second round (20th overall) by the Spitfires in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.
2022-23 OHL Academic Players of the Month:
November – James Guo (Peterborough Petes)
October – Brad Gardiner (Ottawa 67’s)
November – Finn Harding (Mississauga Steelheads)
October – Kieron Walton (Sudbury Wolves)
November – Braedyn Rogers (Owen Sound Attack)
October – Denver Barkey (London Knights)
November – Bronson Ride (Windsor Spitfires)
October – Alex Kostov (Soo Greyhounds)
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