OHL honours DiVincentiis

NORTH BAY, Ont. — Dom DiVincentiis of the North Bay Battalion has been named the Goaltender of the Week for the period ended Sunday, the Ontario Hockey League announced Monday.

DiVincentiis had a 2-2 won-lost record in four games against the Peterborough Petes in the Eastern Conference Championship Series during the week, posting a 2.75 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.

DiVincentiis, who won the Jim Rutherford Trophy as the OHL’s Goaltender of the Year, was named the Goaltender of the Week three times during the regular season and the Goaltender of the Month twice, for January and March.

He had the best statistical season by a Battalion goaltender in North Bay, leading the league with 36 wins, a 2.33 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Tied for the lead with five shutouts, he didn’t lose consecutive games all season as the Troops posted a won-lost-extended record of 48-17-3 for 99 points and a second straight Central Division title.

“Dom has continued to be our backbone,” said general manager Adam Dennis. “He’s a competitor, and it’s all earned from his hard work and dedication to his craft.”

Having played in every postseason game this year, DiVincentiis won 11 of 19 decisions with a 2.38 GAA and a .928 save percentage before Game 7 of the conference final Monday night at Memorial Gardens.

The Battalion chose DiVincentiis, a six-foot-two, 190-pound resident of Bolton, Ont., in the sixth round of the 2020 OHL Priority Selection from the Vaughan Kings minor midgets. The Winnipeg Jets selected him in the seventh round of the National Hockey League Draft last year.

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