November 1, 2017
2:27 PM EDT
North York, Ontario – The North York Rangers are pleased to announce that five members of the club will represent the OJHL at the upcoming Eastern Canada Cup in Trenton, Ontario.
Representing OJHL Coffey, named after Hockey Hall of Famer Paul Coffey, are goaltender Jett Alexander and forward Nick Campoli. Considered one of the best goalies in the OJHL, Alexander has posted six wins and boasts a .931 SV% in 12 games played. Last year, after starting the season with Georgetown, Alexander returned home to the team he played two games with previously, the Rangers, and recorded eight wins and two shutouts in 16 games.
Campoli has proven himself to be one of the OJHL’s most dangerous offensive forwards. Committed to Clarkson University in the NCAA, Campoli was named the OJHL’s top prospect last year after recording 32 points in just 20 games. Currently second in team scoring with 16 points in 19 games, Campoli was one of two players drafted to the NHL from the OJHL, going to the newest expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights.
A pair of defencemen will be skating for OJHL Hawerchuck, with Peter Muzyka and Joey Maziarz getting the call. Muzyka , a Cornell University commit, has recorded four points from the back end this year while bringing a strong, physical presence where it matters. Muzyka’s play has caught the attention of the NHL, who have him placed on the Central Scouting list for the 2018 NHL Draft.
Maziarz has had a wonderful impact for the Rangers since joining the club last year, getting named to the OJHL’s 2nd All-Prospect team last year. In 19 games this season, Maziarz has put up one goal and nine points while earning lots of ice time in his sophomore campaign.
Rees, an 11th round draft pick by the reigning OHL champions Erie Otters, has come into his own since joining the Rangers this season. Just 17-years-old, Rees has been counted upon in all situations this season, resulting in a lot of ice time for the rookie. The youngster committed to the University of Connecticut last season for the 2019-2020 campaign, an NCAA Division I school.
The seventh annual All-Star Showcase event is being hosted for the third time by the OJHL and will take place from November 13-15 at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens home of the Trenton Golden Hawks of the OJHL.
The Rangers will head on the road this Friday with a contest against the Milton Icehawks on Friday evening. North York’s next game at home at the Herb Carnegie Centennial Centre will be Sunday when the team hosts Stouffville at 3:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images