OMHA Minor Midget AAA Top Five Rankings – Mariani’s Hot Stick Bumps 45’s Back into Top Five
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Richmond Hill, ON: -
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has released the eighth edition of the Minor Midget AAA Top Five Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season. The Brampton 45’s are 9-2-1 in their last 12 games and that hot streak puts them back into the top five after being an honourable mention last edition. Stephen Mariani [19G, 16A] has been on fire lately and is one of the main reasons his team is having such a great season so far. The top spots in the rankings are unchanged with the Oakville Rangers and Barrie Jr. Colts holding on to positions one and two respectively. The York Simcoe Express and the Southern Tier Admirals both jump up one spot in the rankings to spots three and four.
The bi-weekly OMHA Minor Midget AAA Top five Rankings are selected by a panel of Ontario Hockey League scouts.
OMHA Minor Midget Top 5 Rankings – Eighth Edition
Whitby Wildcats [21-6-4]
Halton Hurricanes [16-9-3]
Greater Kingston Frontenacs [19-7-4]
ETA/SCTA Players to Watch:
Jake Bricknell [Central Ontario Wolves] – Jake had three points in a 5-2 win over Clarington on January 6 and is currently second on his team in scoring with 31 points in 26 games. He is a gritty player who competes hard, hits hard and chips in offensively.
Stephen Mariani [Brampton 45’s] – Mariani is a highly skilled forward who has been carrying a hot stick of late. He had two goals and one assist in a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Regals on January 11. He leads his team in scoring with 35 points in 27 games.
Justin Lemcke [Whitby Wildcats] – Justin is a puck moving defender who has good hockey sense and sees the ice very well. He comes to play every night and recently had two assists in a win over the Central Ontario Wolves on January 14.
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