By Alice Fraimovich
Fri., March 11, 2022 | reading time 10 minutes ⏰
Hello Blyth community, our Blyth Bruins hockey team is doing a team member introduction to the community. This year we have 21 team members.
#12 Chris Atchison - Defence – Chris is a returning player to the Blyth Prep Program. This stay at home defenceman does not do anything flashy but he consistently gets the job done in the defensive zone and carries a great ability to be able to make a first pass. Chris has played a total of 42 games this season scoring 1 goal and adding 6 assists for a total of 7 points.
#17 Michael Christopoulos – Left Wing – Michael is in his first season with Blyth Prep Program after spending his minor hockey career in the GTHL. Michael is a skilled forward with soft hands and he has been able to find the back of the net in many different ways throughout the season. Through 40 games this season, the Mississauga native has scored 18 goals and added 15 assists for a total of 33 points – he also leads the Program with 5 game winning goals.
#19 Connor Clark – Right Wing - Connor is another returning player to Blyth Prep Program. The product from Waterdown is a skilled forward who has the ability to act as a goal scorer or as a playmaker. Connor has suited up for Blyth 43 times this season finding the back of the net 14 times while adding 17 helpers to total 31 points.
#77 Owen Cooper – Left Wing – Owen is in his first season with Blyth after coming to the Program from the Niagara North Stars AAA. Owen is a hardworking player who has earned the trust of his coaches with his strong play on the defensive side of the puck. Owen has suited up for Blyth 39 times this season scoring 4 goals and adding 4 helpers for a total of 8 points.
#5 Lucas DiGiantommaso – Right Wing – Lucas is a first year player with the Blyth Prep Program after spending the last three years with the Oakville Rangers AAA. Lucas was drafted into the OHL by the Sudbury Wolves and has come to Blyth to develop his skills hoping to make the Wolves next season. Lucas is a strong skilled power forward with the knack for finding the back of the net. In 14 games this season, Lucas has scored 16 goals and added 4 assists for a total of 20
#16 Nick DiPaolo - Centre – Nick is in his second season with the Blyth Prep program. The Burlington native is a highly skilled forward who is prone to the highlight reel goals. His incredible edge work makes him extremely elusive on the ice while also possessing a very accurate shot. In 39 games this season, the OHL draft eligible player has tallied a team high 33 goals along with 19 assists to total 52 points. Nick also serves as one of our Assistant Captains.
#9 Lucas Grech – Centre/Right Wing – Lucas is in his second season with the Blyth Prep Program. This hard working versatile forward can play both centre or on the wing and has thrived all year long as a great checker for our Blyth Prep Bruins. Lucas has played in a total of 37 games this season scoring 6 goals and adding 5 assists for 11 points.
#15 Gabe Grobanopoulos - Defence – Gabe is in his first season with Blyth Prep Program coming from the Mississauga Senators AAA. Gabe is a big right handed shot defenceman who is extremely reliable in his own end. His size and smarts help him excel in all areas of the ice. In 31 games this year, Gabe has scored 2 goals and added 2 assists for a total of 4 points.
#83 Luke Hearn – Centre/Right Wing – Luke is in his first season with the Blyth Prep Program after playing for the Burlington Eagles throughout his minor hockey career. Luke is hard working forward with the ability to play both centre and wing. He has found great success this season in 40 games finding the back of the net 12 times while adding 12 assists for 24 points.
#30 Noah Last – Goalie – Noah is in his first season with Blyth Prep after playing AAA for the Burlington Eagles. Noah comes to the rink every day with a great attitude and is always focused on getting better while in the net. Noah has the potential to steal a game with his tremendous play. Noah has appeared in 25 contests this season posting 16 wins, 7 losses, a GAA of 3.40, SV % of .900 with 2 shutouts.
#94 Kai Magyar – Centre/Left Wing – Kai is another returning player to Blyth Academy. Kai is a player who leads by example; he will do whatever it takes to help his team win from scoring goals to putting his body on the line blocking shots. The commitment to his game and his leadership qualities are reasons he was named Captain of our U16 Blyth Prep Bruins. Our Captain has appeared in 49 games this season scoring 26 goals while adding 14 assists for a total of 40 points.
#27 Nick Majnert - Defence – Nick is currently in his first season with the Blyth Prep Program. Nick is a big mobile defenceman with the ability to make a first pass then jump into the play. His size is another great factor in the defensive zone where you can catch him on most penalty kills. Nick has played a total of 36 games this season scoring 2 goals and adding 3 assists for 5 points.
#4 Jack Milum - Defence – Jack is a first year player in the Blyth Prep Program after playing last season with the Flamborough Sabres. Jack is a big strong defenceman who has improved tremendously throughout his season at Blyth – he has shown an ability to produce points from the backend which includes 9 powerplay points (1G, 8A). In 40 games this year, Jack has tallied 5 goals and 19 assists for 24 points.
#71 Reid Montogmery - Defence – Reid is currently in his second season with Blyth Academy. Reid is a reliable defender who keeps the game simple – he surprises opponents with his strength and has the tendency to throw a big hit when the time is right. In 33 games this season, Reid has scored 2 goals and added 6 assists for 8 points.
#55 Lucas Muhn – Defence – Lucas joined the Blyth Prep Program after spending last season with the Burlington Eagles AA Gold team. This smooth skating defenceman with great vision loves to jump up into the play and also has an ability to finish from the backend. In 44 games this season, Lucas has scored 11 times adding 24 assists for a total of 35 points along with having the highest +/- on the roster at +24.
#93 Cooper Reid – Left Wing – Cooper is in his second year with the Blyth Prep Program – he is a skilled forward with soft hands who has the ability to both score goals and act as a playmaker. The Burlington native has suited up in 37 games this season tallying 9 goals and 10 assists for a total of 19 points.
#80 Leif Sigfusson – Centre/Left Wing – Leif is a first year player at Blyth after coming to the program from RINK Academy in Winnipeg. Leif is an extremely skilled forward who has the ability to make everyone on the ice around him play at their best. This season in 59 games, Leif has a total of 30 goals and 26 assists to be our programs leading point getter at 56 points which also includes a team high 10 powerplay points.
#96 Sam Tanner – Centre/Left Wing – Sam is another returning player to Blyth Academy. Sam is a highly intelligent, hardworking forward who can play in all situations whether that is in the middle or on the wing. In 32 games this season, Sam has found the back of the net 7 times while adding 12 assists for 19 points.
#31 Ty Thompson – Goalie – Ty is in his first season with Blyth Academy after arriving from Balcarres Saskatchewan earlier this season. Ty is a great teammate who shows up every day with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic to improve his game. In 15 games this season, he has posted a record of 5-7-1 with a GAA of 3.50 and a SV % of .870 with 1 shutout.
#88 Liam Wilson - Defence – Liam is in his first season with the Blyth Prep Program. He is a big smooth skating skilled defenceman who plays well in all three zones of the ice. With the ability to able to make a first pass or beat a defender with a move, Liam has the ability to create offence and his size allows him to play in a shutdown role in the defensive end. Liam suited up for Blyth 41 times this season finding the back of the net 8 times while adding 8 helpers for a total of 16 points.
#14 Mitchell Yates – Centre/Right Wing – Mitchell is a first year player for Blyth Academy after playing his minor hockey career with the Flambourgh Sabres where he served as captain. The smart speedy centre can play in all situations and is a staple on our powerplay and penalty kill units. The Dundas native has totaled 3 goals and 9 assists for 12 points in 32 games this season.