EVANGELISTA, BROCHU NAMED TO OHL ALL-STAR TEAMS
FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – The Ontario Hockey League has announced their 2022-23 year-end all-star teams.
The final all-star and all-rookie ballots were established through a voting process that saw OHL General Managers vote for players/coaches within their own conference. They weren’t allowed to vote for players/coaches on their own team.
The final all-star ballot consists of the three top vote recipients from each conference at centre, left wing, right wing, goaltender and head coach, in addition to six defencemen from both the East and West.
Evangelista, the 42nd overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, had a historic season. He became the 21st London Knight in franchise history to record 50 goals in a single season. Evangelista finished his season with 55 goals, 56 assists, and 111 points. Finishing 1st in goals and 4th in points among the OHL. Evangelista was among the league’s most dangerous forwards throughout the season, finishing with 30 multi-point games.
Brochu continued to build upon his record breaking 2019-20 rookie season. In 2019, Brochu became the OHL record holder for most wins as a rookie in a single season with 32. He came into the 2021-22 season leading the Knights to a 9-0 start, earning OHL Goalie of the Month honours and eventually being selected to the Canadian U20 World Junior team, winning his one and only start 11-2 before the tournament was cancelled. Brochu continued to put up numbers before an ankle injury in early March that kept him out until playoffs. His return to the crease just 44 days after injury, showed the resilience and toughness of Brett Brochu. Brochu finished his 2021-22 season as the OHL Goaltender of the Year with a stat line of 2.75 GAA, 0.911 SV%, and a 29-11-2 record.