The OHL Awards ceremony took place this past Tuesday, June 5th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, with IceDogs receiving a trio of league awards.
Andrew Agozzino took home a pair of awards in the Mickey Renaud Captain's Award and the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy for Overage Player of the Year. Agozzino was first presented with the Mickey Renaud Captain's Award by Mickey's father, Mark Renaud, as Agozzino was recognized for his efforts as the IceDogs captain the last three years. A little later on Agozzino would be presented with the Leo Lalonde trophy by former Belleville Bulls defenceman and current Montreal Canadien P.K. Subban. The Overage Player of the Year award marked the second time in team history that a Niagara IceDog took home the award, with Michael Swift having won the award in 2007-08. A video of Andrew Agozzino at the OHL Awards can be found by clicking the link below.
In addition to Aggozino's awards, IceDogs defenceman Dougie Hamilton was also recognized for his Max Kaminsky Trophy win as OHL Defenceman of the Year. Hamilton was unable to attend the ceremony to receive the award in person, but IceDogs owner Bill Burke was on hand to accept the award on his behalf from Tom Kaminsky, son of Max Kaminsky. While Dougie was unable to attend the OHL Awards, he was on hand to accept his CHL Defencman of the Year award that he received during the awards ceremony in Shawinigan during the Memorial Cup and video of Dougie from that ceremony can be found by clicking below.
The IceDogs would like to congratulate both Andrew and Dougie on their fantastic seasons and well deserved award wins!