COLLINGWOOD’S PAK SNAGS ANOTHER GOALTENDER OF MONTH AWARD

February 6, 2024, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that Noah Pak of the Collingwood Blues (Photo by Paul Mauceri / OJHL Images)  has been named its Warrior Goaltender of the Month for January.

Pak went 8-0-0 for the nationally-ranked Blues during January, posting a 1.13 goals-against average, a .956 save percentage and three shutouts.

Committed to NCAA DI Yale, the 20-year-old from Oakville leads the league in goals against average (1.19) and save percentage (.948) this season. His 33-4-0-0 record includes 11 shutouts, which set  a new OJHL season record.

Pak was also voted OJHL Warrior Goaltender of the Month in October.

Noah will be presented with an OJHL watch from Baron Championship Rings at a Blues home game.

Stephen Toltl of the Stouffville Spirit and Joshua Branton of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens tied for runner-up to Pak as the Goaltender-of-the-Month in voting by the general managers of the OJHL. 

Toltl, 18, went 4-2-1 during January, posting a 1.91 GAA and .930 save percentage. The native of Binbrook, ON had two shutouts. The first-year OJHLer has gone 13-4-1-0 this season with a 2.05 GAA, which is second only to Pak in the 24-team league.

Branton was 2-0-1 during the month with a 1.09 GAA and .957 save percentage. The 19-year-old from Woodbridge is 14-7-1-2 this season with a 2.59 GAA and .915 save percentage.

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About the OJHL – “League of Choice”

The Ontario Junior Hockey League is the largest Junior ‘A’ league operating under the auspices of the Canadian Junior Hockey League with 24 member clubs. A proud member of the CJHL and Ontario Hockey Association, the OJHL was originally named the Ontario Provincial Junior ‘A’ Hockey League and it was formed out of the Central Junior ‘B’ Hockey League in 1993-94. With a long and storied history of developing players for the next level, including U SPORTS, the NCAA, CHL, minor pro ranks and the NHL, the OJHL has more than 45 NCAA Division 1 commitments already this season.

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