Photos:, Jason Code, Ottawa West Golden Knights / Graphic: Mark Kelly

By: Mason Detre

Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 is proud to announce it’s CCM Hockey February Performers of the Month. Westport Rideaus player Ty Nicholson takes home the Player of the Month, Perth Blue Wings goaltender Alex Zoutis is the Goaltender of the Month and goaltender William McEvoy of the Ottawa West Golden Knights earns the Rookie of the Month award.

POTM: ’01 Ty Nicholson (Westport Rideaus)

Nicholson, 18, collected nine goals, to go along with 13 assists in eight games in February. He started the season with the Powassan VooDoos of the NOJHL and collected eight goals and two assists in 26 games at the start of the season. He was able to end the season with a three game point streak by tally a hat trick against Carleton Place on February 21st, and then set a career high in points in a game with six points against Winchester on February 22nd. The Smiths Falls, Ontario native has netted 16 goals, to go along with 24 assists and 42 points while playing in 18 games this season.

Player of the Month Honorable Mentions:

Alexandria ’02 Zachary Power (9 GP, 6 G, 13 A, 19 PTS)

Ottawa West ’01 Jack Haymes (8 GP, 8 G, 10 A, 18 PTS)

GOTM: ’99 Alex Zoutis (Perth Blue Wings)

Zoutis, 20, had an amazing month of February by going 7-1 while playing in eight games, to go along with a shutout and posted a 1.85 GAA / .937 SV%. He ends his final season by going 23-7-2 with 3 shutouts, posting a 2.46 GAA / .920 SV%. The Ottawa, Ontario native had one shutout throughout the month and it came on the final game of the season against Arnprior where he made 27 saves in a 2-0 victory. He also went 9-1 in his last 10 starts.

Goalie of the Month Honorable Mentions:

Renfrew ’01 Dylan Dallaire (7 GP, 6-1, 2.44 GAA / .928 SV%)

Westport ’03 Patrick Leaver (7 GP, 4-3, 3.30 GAA / .915 SV%)

ROTM: ’02 William McEvoy (Ottawa West Golden Knights) 

McEvoy, 18, had a great month of February by going 4-0, posting a 2.25 GAA / .908 SV%. His wins came against Athens, Alexandria, Arnprior and Richmond this month. He also ends the season by going on a 16 game winning streak while starting in net. During his 16 game winning streak, he went 16-0, 1 shutout, and posted a 2.04 GAA / .916 SV%. The Ottawa, Ontario native ends the season by starting 20 games and had a 19-1 record. He ranked second among goalies in goals against average (2.07) and third in save percentage (.923), to go along with two shutouts.

Rookie of the Month Honorable Mentions:

Renfrew ’02 Nolan McGregor (12 GP, 5 G, 12 A, 17 PTS)

Alexandria ’02 Nico Pozzebon (10 GP, 8 G, 6 A, 14 PTS)