Sudbury Wolves defenceman Liam Ross has been recognized as OHL Central Division Academic Player of the Month for February.
Thomas Sirman of the Ottawa 67’s, in the East Division, Bryce Montgomery of the London Knights, in the Midwest, and Drew Wawrow of the Soo Greyhounds, in the West, were also honoured by the league this week.
Ross, a 19-year-old Markham, Ont. native, has completed three university courses at Laurentian University and has achieved a B in Computer Science I, an A+ in Computer Science II and an A in Linear Algebra. He is currently taking Calculus I, Psychology and Intro to Macroeconomics, the latter of which he is taking in French.
Praised for his steady defensive play and leadership abilities, Ross recorded 15 points in 63 games with the Wolves over the 2019-20 campaign. The fourth-year blueliner won an OHL Cup title with the Mississauga Reps U16 program in 2017.
Wawrow spent part of his rookie season with the Wolves in 2018-19, before heading to Sault Ste. Marie in a trade for veteran rearguard Anthony DeMeo.
The OHL continues to work with government and public health agencies to prepare a safe return to play for 2020-21.
Academic players of the month are listed in correspondence with their 2019-20 divisions. Details concerning the structure of 2020-21 team alignment are to be made available upon release of the OHL regular-season schedule.