By: Mason Detre
Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 is proud to announced that ’02 born Defenseman Reid Oliver of the Carleton Place Jr. Canadians is the winner of the 2019-20 Defenseman of the Year award.
Oliver, 17, collected 13 goals, to go along with nine assists while playing in 36 games. He is in his first year of playing CCHL2 after playing with the Waterloo Wolves in Midget AAA last season. The Elmira, Ontario native had five multi-point games and collected his first career CCHL2 hat trick on February 1st against Richmond.
Carleton Place Jr. Canadians General Manager Norm Racine talks about on how he has been working on and off the ice ever since the start of the season.
“Reid is one of the hardest workers on our team. He practices with both our club and the Jr A club. His work ethic during the game is beyond reproach as he plays 100% every shift.”
Oliver has played in two call up games with the CCHL Carleton Place Canadians recently. He played against Smiths Falls on February 28th and against the Brockville Braves on March 1st. During his two games, he collected one assist.
“It is nice to be recognized by the other teams as a top performer at his position. Reid has a very bright future ahead of him in the CCHL and most definitely will have NCAA options open to him.” said Racine on Oliver’s top Defenseman award this season.
Oliver collected four goals, to go along with 11 assists and points while playing 33 games with the Waterloo Wolves Midget AAA last year, before making the transition to CCHL Tier 2 this season.
Oliver and his Carleton Place Jr. Canadians will face off against the Perth Blue Wings in the Richardson Division Semi-Finals after the Canadians dropped their final regular season game against Westport on Saturday night.