The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Academic Players of the Month for October 2018, including Nick Wong of the Oshawa Generals, Jonah De Simone of the Niagara IceDogs, Isaac Langdon of the Kitchener Rangers and Colton Kammerer of the Sarnia Sting.
East Division: Oshawa Generals sophomore forward Nick Wong is the OHL East Division Academic Player of the Month for October. The 17-year-old native of Erin, Ont. has excelled in his studies at Maxwell Heights Secondary School, maintaining an 89% average in grade 12 University-level courses. “Nick is a very personable and dedicated individual,” said Generals academic advisor Tom Buchanan. “He’s very respectful and puts in a full effort for himself, his teachers, coaches and teammates.” Oshawa’s second round (38th overall) pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection, Wong has followed-up a 17-goal rookie campaign with five points (3-2–5) over 15 October contests. He is a graduate of the Mississauga Senators Minor Midget program.
Central Division: Niagara IceDogs rookie forward Jonah De Simone is the OHL Central Division Academic Player of the Month for October. The 16-year-old native of Richmond Hill, Ont. maintains a 94% average in grade 11 University-level Chemistry, American History and Accounting courses at Governor Simcoe Secondary School. “Jonah is an exceptional student who is focused on his academic studies,” said IceDogs academic advisor Tim Tope. “His teachers have been impressed with his maturity and insight during class discussions.” The fourth round (70th overall) pick of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection from the Mississauga Reps Minor Midgets, De Simone recently scored his first OHL goal on Oct. 24th against Peterborough. He has two goals through the first 13 games of his OHL career.
Midwest Division: Kitchener Rangers rookie centreman Isaac Langdon is the OHL Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for October. The 16-year-old native of Belleville, Ont. is achieving high grades in his grade 11 studies at Grand River Collegiate in Kitchener. He’s currently studying University-level Math, Physics, Anthropology and Leadership. “Isaac’s teachers describe him as well-spoken, hard-working and diligent,” said Rangers academic advisor Dave Tennant. A second round (32nd overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection from the Quinte Red Devils Minor Midgets, Langdon has four assists through his first 15 games of the season.
West Division: Sarnia Sting sophomore blueliner Colton Kammerer is the OHL West Division Academic Player of the Month for October. The recently-turned 17-year-old native of Brooklin, Ont. holds an 89% average in grade 12 University-level Math, Business Leadership and Accounting courses at Northern Collegiate in Sarnia. “Colton demonstrates a strong work ethic both on the ice and in the classroom,” stated Sting academic advisor Mark Scott. “He takes a lot of pride in his studies.” Kammerer has a pair of assists through 14 games this season. He had eight points (1-7–8) over 39 games last season after being Sarnia’s third round (52nd overall) pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection from the Whitby Wildcats Minor Midgets. Kammerer was also the West Division Academic Player of the Month in February 2018.
2018-19 OHL Academic Players of the Month:
October – Nick Wong (Oshawa Generals)
October – Jonah De Simone (Niagara IceDogs)
October – Isaac Langdon (Kitchener Rangers)
October – Colton Kammerer (Sarnia Sting)
Last season, the OHL Centrally Administered Scholarship Program facilitated scholarships for 321 OHL Alumni at 66 different academic institutions across North America with a total scholarship payment in excess of $3.2 million. Since the 2007-08 season, OHL Scholarship payments have totaled more than $22 million.
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