NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
North Bay’s Dodds wins top goals-against average award for 2012-13
SUDBURY — The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Greg Dodds of the North Bay Trappers has been officially named the 2012-13 recipient of Wayne Chase Memorial award, emblematic of registering the top goals-against average this season.
The 20-year-old netminder helped backstop North Bay to a first place finish atop the league standings during the course of the regular season by posting a NOJHL-best goals-against average of 2.25.
That marked the lowest GAA in the league since Mike Lalande of the North Bay Skyhawks posted a 2.17 average back in 2004-05.
Dodds also led all NOJHL goalkeepers in wins with 28 and save percentage at .928 and earned himself a spot of the NOJHL first all-star team for his efforts.
He also had a share of the league lead in shutouts with three while finished second overall in minutes played among all goaltenders at 2,235:38.
In the history of the NOJHL, Dodds’ achievement marks the eighth time that a netminder from a North Bay franchise has won this honour.
The last to accomplish the feat was Jeff Michael back in 2008-09 with the then Skyhawks.
Lalande earned back-to-back awards in 2004-05 and 2005-06 while Martin Perrault and Luke Oshell garnered the accolades in 2003-04 and 2002-03 respectively.
Prior to that Andre Lalande earned the title back in 1965-66 as did Gay Cooley for the Trappers in 1963-64.
The following lists the all-time NOJHL top goals-against average award recipients:
All-time NOJHL top goals-against average award recipients:
TOP GAA SEASON TEAM
Greg Dodds 2012-13 North Bay Trappers
John Kleinhans 2011-12 Soo Thunderbirds
Michael Doan 2010-11 Soo Thunderbirds
Eddie Davey 2009-10 Abitibi Eskimos
Jeff Michael 2008-09 North Bay Skyhawks
Miles Williams 2007-08 Abitibi Eskimos
Brennan Poderzay 2006-07 Soo Indians
Mike Lalande 2005-06 North Bay Skyhawks
Mike Lalande 2004-05 North Bay Skyhawks
Martin Perreault 2003-04 North Bay Skyhawks
Luke Oshell 2002-03 North Bay Skyhawks
Eric Navarro 2001-02 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
Frank Novello 2000-01 Soo Thunderbirds
Justin Dumont 1999-2000 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
Jason Gaggi 1998-99 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
Jarrett Rose 1997-98 Sturgeon Falls Lynx
Steve Fabilli 1996-97 Rayside Balfour Sabrecats
John Bell 1995-96 Sturgeon Falls Lynx
Mitch Perreault 1994-95 Sturgeon Falls Lynx
Jason Prior 1993-94 Powassan Hawks
Jason Larouche 1992-93 Timmins Golden Bears
Peter Papadogiannis 1991-92 Powassan Hawks
Blair Molto 1990-91 Sudbury Cubs
Cory Lavigne 1989-90 Sudbury Cubs
Alain Servant 1988-89 Rayside Balfour Canadians
Andy Rivert 1987-88 Sudbury Cubs
Alain Audet 1986-87 Sudbury Cubs
Alain Audet 1985-86 Sudbury Cubs
Greg Telenko 1984-85 Capreol Hawks
Dan Jameus 1983-84 Rayside Balfour Canadians
Alex Mitchell 1982-83 Onaping Falls Huskies
Bert Kemp 1981-82 Onaping Falls Huskies
Ron Katernyuk 1980-81 Capreol Hawks
Rob Kolnychuk 1979-80 Onaping Falls Huskies
Ron Katernyuk 1978-79 Sudbury Cubs
No League 1977-78 N/L
No League 1976-77 N/L
No League 1975-76 N/L
No League 1974-75 N/L
No League 1973-74 N/L
No League 1972-73 N/L
Pat Tims 1971-72 Sudbury Wolves
Claude Taillefer 1970-71 Sudbury Wolves
Claude Taillefer 1969-70 Sudbury Wolves
Dave Murphy 1968-69 Soo Greyhounds
Don Muio 1967-68 Soo Greyhounds
Bill White 1966-67 Soo Greyhounds
Andre Lalande 1965-66 North Bay Trappers
Bill White 1964-65 Soo Greyhounds
Gay Cooley 1963-64 North Bay Trappers
Tony Esposito 1962-63 Soo Greyhounds
List courtesy NOJHL Historian David Harrison