Connor Burgess takes top grade in OHL

by Community Submission | May 9, 2013


Connor Burgess of the Sudbury Wolves was presented with the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award as the OHL’s top scholastic high school player at the 2013 OHL Awards Ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on June 4.

Sudbury Wolves forward Connor Burgess  has won the OHL Ivan Tennant Education Award as the top secondary school student in the OHL. The announcement marks the first time in Wolves’ franchise history that a member of the Wolves has one of the OHL’s education awards.

Connor secured a 94 per cent average in four university-level courses while attending Lasalle Secondary School. The Sudbury native was selected as one of the three OHL Education awards winners along with Darnell Nurse of the Sault Greyhounds and Daniel Altshuller of the Oshawa Generals.

Burgess, 17, was previously named as the league’s Central Division scholastic award winner for the month of October. He also won the Wolves’ Top Scholastic Award at the team’s year-end awards banquet, as presented by Wolves’ director of player education Gord Ewin.

“Our organization has dedicated itself to achieving high standards both on and off the ice and we are very proud of Connor and all of our players that excel in school while playing for the Wolves,” said Wolves’ president Blaine Smith.

“Our ownership has always stressed the importance of academic hard work. For the past 26 years, it has always been the Burgess family philosophy to ensure the players attend and do well in school. I know that Mark and Karen Burgess are very proud of their son Connor.”

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