Cambridge, ON, Friday, May 11, 2018 – This week the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA)
has been announcing the recipients of the 2017-18 OHA Awards and today we are very
pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017-18 B.J. Monro Memorial Award
is Jack McBain of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens from the Ontario Junior Hockey League
B.J. MONRO MEMORIAL AWARD – Jack McBain, Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
Jack McBain (Toronto, Ontario) has been a member of the OJHL's Toronto Jr. Canadiens
for the past two seasons and is the highest ranked OHA player for the 2018 NHL Entry
Draft. McBain was ranked 35th among North American Skaters in NHL Central Scouting's
The 6'3" 196 pound forward tallied 58 points on 21 goals and 37 assists in 48 games
last season for the Jr. Canadiens, improving in every area from 2016-17 when he
had 41 points from 13 goals and 28 assists in 42 games. In addition to playing for
the Jr. Canadiens, McBain also suited up for Canada's National Men's Under 18 Team
at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship in Chelyabinsk Russia where he had 3 points
in 5 games.
He was also a member of Team East at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge, Team OJHL
Coffey at the 2017 Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge and played for Team East
at the 2018 CJHL Top Prospects Game.
McBain turned 18 in January and in April he was voted the OJHL's Top Prospect by
a panel of league general managers and media representatives; and was named an OJHL
1st Team All Prospect. After weighing a number of options, Jack McBain has committed
to Boston College (NCAA Division 1 - Hockey East) for 2018-19.
Jr. Canadiens' head coach Jeff Angelidis described McBain as a great young man and
a great player, adding, "He'll go to Boston College as a real student of the game.
He won't struggle to adjust to that level. His game elevates to those around him.
It should be seamless."
McBain certainly has hockey in his blood, his father Andrew McBain, was a first-round
selection, eighth overall, of the Winnipeg Jets in 1983. Andrew played 608 games
in the NHL with the Jets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators.
Jack would love to follow his father's footsteps and play in the NHL, and that process
may very well start on June 22nd and 23rd in Dallas, Texas at the 2018 NHL Entry
ABOUT THE B.J. MONRO MEMORIAL AWARD
The B.J. Monro Memorial Award, named in honour of the late OHA player, was donated
to the Ontario Hockey Association by the Monro family in memory of their late son
B.J., who was a member of the Cobourg Cougars. B.J. was suddenly taken from his
family and friends during the 1993-94 season when he was involved in a tragic car
accident during his club's playoffs. At the time, B.J. was ranked as an underage
player in the second round of the OHL draft. The B.J. Monro Memorial Award is presented
annually to the OHA player who is the highest ranked individual according to the
NHL Central Scouting List for the current season.
Recipients of the B.J. Monro Memorial Award:
- 2017-18 Jack McBain, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
- 2016-17 Nick Campoli, North York Rangers
- 2015-16 Matthew Cairns, Georgetown Raiders
- 2014-15 William Reilly, North York Rangers
- 2013-14 Jake Walman, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
- 2012-13 Matt Buckles, St. Michaels Buzzers
- 2011-12 Devin Shore, Whitby Fury
- 2010-11 Zach Hyman, Hamilton Red Wings
- 2009-10 Julian Melchiori, Newmarket Hurricanes
- 2008-09 Brandon Pirri, Georgetown Raiders
- 2007-08 Corey Trivino, Stouffville Spirit
- 2006-07 Scott Freeman, Bowmanville Eagles
- 2005-06 Thomas Battani, Petrolia Jets
- 2004-05 Zack Torquato, Stratford Cullitons
- 2003-04 Justin Azevedo, Chatham Maroons
- 2002-03 Victor Oreskovich, Milton Ice Hawks
- 2001-02 Wes O'Neill, Chatham Maroons
- 2000-01 Nathan Horton, Thorold Blackhawks
- 1999-00 Justin McCutcheon, Brampton Capitals
- 1998-99 Mike Cammalleri, Bramalea Blues
- 1997-98 Jay Harrison, Oshawa Legionnaires
- 1996-97 Preston Mizzi, Newmarket 87's
- 1995-96 Kip Brennan, St. Michael's Buzzers
The 2017-18 OHA Awards recipients will receive their Awards at the Hockey Hall of
Fame in Toronto on Friday, June 1, 2018.
Monday: Officials Awards
Tuesday: Top Prospects
Wednesday: Trainer & Coach of the Year Awards
Thursday: Players of the Year Awards (Sr. AAA, Jr. A, Jr. B, Jr. C)
Friday: BJ Monro and Donald Sanderson Awards
About the OHA
The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) was founded on November 27, 1890 and is the
governing body for the majority of Junior and Senior Hockey in the Province of Ontario.
The OHA is a Member Partner of the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), one of thirteen
Provincial and Regional Branches of Hockey Canada. The OHA consists of three Junior
Hockey leagues, Junior A - Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL); Junior B - Greater
Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL); Junior C - Provincial Junior Hockey League
(PJHL); and one Senior Hockey league, Senior AAA - Allan Cup Hockey (ACH). For more
information about the OHA, please visit: www.ohahockey.ca.