Graphic: Mark Kelly / Article: Mason Detre


Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 is proud to announce it’s CCM Hockey October Performers of the Month. Winchester Hawks player Eric Vitale takes home the Player of the Month, Ottawa West Golden Knights goaltender Brent Pledge-Dickson is the Goaltender of the Month and forward Nico Pozzebon of the Alexandria Glens earns the Rookie of the Month award.

POTM: ’02 Eric Vitale (Winchester Hawks)

Vitale, 17, scored 13-goals and 3-assists in 8 games in November – totaling two game winning goals to go along with his first five-goal game on November 15th against Alexandria. He started the season with the Kemptville 73s by playing five games in September before making the transition to CCHL Tier 2. He is also a 3rd round draft pick of the Windsor Spitfires in the 2019 OHL U18 Prior Selection. The Thornhill, Ontario native also had three multi-point games between Nov 3rd – Nov 9th to go along with a three-point game on Nov 24th against Embrun with two goals and one assists. This season he has 15 goals, 5 assists and 20 points in 16 games.

Player of the Month Honorable Mentions:

Ottawa ’99 Nicolas Seguin (9 GP, 9 G, 8 A, 17 PTS)

Ottawa West ’01 Jack Haymes (8 GP, 9 G, 6 A, 15 PTS)

GOTM: ’00 Brent Pledge-Dickson (Ottawa West Golden Knights)

Pledge-Dickson, 19, was 5-0-0 in November, posting a 1.20 GAA / .958 SV% to go along with a shutout against his former team, the Winchester Hawks. He made 28 saves on November 28th for his first shutout this season and his second shutout of his CCHL Tier 2 career. The last time he recorded a shutout was on January 7th 2018 against Arnprior where he made 30 saves. He also had really good performance against Westport, Perth, Casselman and Embrun. This season he is sixth among goaltenders in GAA (2.65), tied for 7th in league in Wins (8) and is 6th in Save Percentage (.923%).

Goalie of the Month Honorable Mentions:

Embrun ’02 William Nguyen (5-3-1, 2 SO, 2.11 GAA / .943 SV%)

Ottawa ’99 Ryan Whitehurst (3-1-1, 1 SO, 2.41 GAA / .934 SV %)

ROTM: ’02 Nico Pozzebon (Alexandria Glens) 

Pozzebon, 17, scored seven goals and seven assists in eight games in November – totaling four power play goals to go along with a five-point game on November 15th against Winchester where he collected four goals and one assist in an 8-6 win. He also recorded a three point game against Arnprior on the first day of November and had two assists against Casselman on November 21st. The Bourget, Ontario native is in his first full season with Alexandria after putting up 45 points with the Eastern Ontario Cobras in Midget AA last season. This year, he has 10 goals and 10 assists in 19 games. He is also tied for 11th in the league in points (20).

Rookie of the Month Honorable Mentions:

Carleton Place ’03 Bill Gourgon (8 GP, 6 G, 2 A, 8 PTS)

Whitewater ’03 Josh Reid (10 GP, 5 G, 6 A, 11 PTS)