By Darryl G. Smart
It was no secret that when the Caledonia Corvairs returned to the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League they wanted to build from the back, out.
They had found the perfect person to build around in Aiden Hughes, and he was rewarded for his efforts.
The 20-year-old from London was named GOJHL Goalie of the Year when the loop handed out its annual awards as a result of the shortened playoff.
Hughes appeared in 32 games and led the entire league in wins (28), goals against average (1.94), and was among the leaders in save percentage (.922).
He was the backbone of the Corvairs, who returned to the GOJHL after a one-year hiatus. And in the team’s return, they won the GOJHL and Golden Horseshoe championship thanks to its 93-point season.
Hughes and goaltending partner Nicke Clay also took home the FG Tony Bloomfield Award, given to the lowest goals against in the GOJHL GHC.
Joel Mazzilli was named the winner of the Cecil Jones Memorial Award for Most Gentlemanly Player in the GHC, while captain Ryan Wells was given the Dave Dunham Award for Most Valuable Defencemen, and was named to the conference’s All-Star Team.
Here is the full GOJHL award winners list http://gojhl.ca/view/gojhl/2019-2020/gojhl-awards-2019-2020