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Hodgson named Player of the Month

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Centre Cody Hodgson of the Brampton Battalion has been named the Ontario Hockey League’s Player of the Month for March.

Hodgson scored 12 goals and earned 14 assists for 26 points in 11 games in the month.

After registering nine goals and six assists for 15 points in the Battalion’s final seven regular-season games, he scored three goals and added eight assists for 11 points in a four-game sweep of the Peterborough Petes in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

“It’s feels like that month just flew by because things have been going so well for us,” said Hodgson, 19. “We’ve been playing well and, as a byproduct of that, you can get individual success as well.”

Hodgson, a resident of Markham, Ont., also earned Player of the Month honours for November. He led the Battalion in scoring with 43 goals and 49 assists for 92 points in 53 games. Hodgson, who earned at least one point in 47 games, compiled a club-record and league-high 23-game points streak between Nov. 21 and Feb. 11.

“I’ve had a great season so far, and I’m just hoping that continues into the playoffs. Now is the fun part of the season.”

Selected 10th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League’s Entry Draft last June, Hodgson was the OHL Player of the Week for the periods ended Nov. 9 and Feb. 1. He also was named the top player in the conference in a league-leading four categories in the Coaches Poll released March 24, finishing second in another.

Ryan Ellis of the Windsor Spitfires was named Defenceman of the Month, while Mike Murphy of the Belleville Bulls was recognized as the top goaltender. Centre Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers took top rookie honours.

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