COBOURG, ON - FEBRUARY 5: George Fegaras #19 of the North York Rangers passes the puck during the first period at the Cobourg Community Centre on February 5, 2022 in Ontario, Canada (Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images)
April 12, 2022

4:30 PM EDT

North York Rangers defencemen George Fegaras and James Gray have been named to the  2021-22 OJHL First All-Star team. The team were selected by a committee of OJHL general managers and media members.

Fegaras jumped onto the Jr. A hockey scene like very few first-year defenceman have. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder from Richmond Hill created that early buzz in the Ontario Junior Hockey League by being one of four OJHLers named to NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary watch list for the 2022 draft, Fegaras remained on the mid-season list for the July draft in Montreal. He also committed to the NCAA Division I Cornell University Big Red in Ithaca, NY for the 2023-24 season last fall. Fegaras, who will turn 18 in August, was a fourth-round selection of the Kitchener Rangers from the Richmond Hill Coyotes in the 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. But instead of Kitchener he committed to the Rangers of North York ahead of the COVID-19-quashed 2020-21 OJHL season. Fegaras finished third in points by OJHL defencemen this season after scoring 13 goals and adding 35 assists in 52 games. He scored three game-winning goals.

Gray won the league’s 2021-22 Top Goaltender award, presented annually to the netminder with lowest goals-against average. All of his numbers are top notch. Gray posted a 1.96 GAA while playing in 36 games with North York this season. Selby Warren of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens was next best at 2.02. Zach Roy in Pickering had a 2.22 GAA. The GAA award recipient had to play a minimum of 20 regular season games. Gray, Warren and Christian Cicigoi of the Haliburton County Huskies all had a league-best 25 wins. Gray, Roy and Zach Dietz of the Burlington Cougars led the OJHL in save percentage, at .931. It’s a big jump for Gray, who had a 3.65 GAA and .897 save percentage in 25 games during 2019-20, his only other season of junior hockey, also played with the Rangers. Uncommitted school-wise, Gray has attracted the attention of NCAA colleges with his numbers. In the off-season, he’s a student of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie coach Andy Chiodo – a former OJHLer himself.