Picton Pirates netminder Brady Spry was chosen as the Tod Division’s top performer when the stakes of the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s regular season were at their highest.
Spry was selected as player of the month thanks to his efforts that backstopped the Pirates to a third place finish in the division and ensured the club had top seed entering the first round of Schmalz Cup play.
Spry appeared in eight games during the month, starting seven of them and posting a .936 save percentage. If one was looking for reasons behind Picton’s success this season, the goal mouth would be good place to start.
Overall, the Pirates allowed just 119 goals this season, trailing only Division Leading Napanee by just six goals against for the title of the Tod’s stingiest team.
“The performance of Spry and Ethan Beattie this season has been remarkable. We rely on them nightly to provide opportunities to win games and I must tip my cap that they delivered every time,” Coach Hawkins-Schulz said. “Knowing what we are going to get has allowed us to play with a high level of confidence. The February Player of the Month recognition for Spry is well deserved in addition to his excellent season overall.”
PJHL Eastern Conference manager Chris Clarke was in Picton last week to present Spry with his award ahead of Game 3 of Picton’s Tod Division Quarter Finals series with Campbellford.
In addition to posting a 15-9-3 record with a .933 save percentage and a 2.47 GAA, Spry also picked up his first Ontario Junior Hockey League win this season, backstopping the Wellington Dukes to a 6-2 win in Mississauga in early December.