Jacob MacDonald

This student athlete of the Month for March 2020

Kilty B’s captain Jacob Macdonald was named the Golden Horseshoe MVP and rookie of the year. (File photo)

Hockey players had been working all season toward chasing playoff goals with teammates, but the Covid-19 virus brought everything to a halt right as playoffs were heating up.

While there will be no Sutherland Cup handed out to the GOJHL champions, the league did hand out individual hardware and Kilty B’s captain Jacob Macdonald did not skate away empty-handed from his first junior hockey season.

The fleet-skating forward took home the Russell Masterson Memorial Award as the Golden Horseshoe Conference’s Most Valuable Player after putting up 33 goals and 77 points in 50 games this season. His 33 goals and 77 points ranked eighth in the 26-team GOJHL in each category.

The 19-year-old from Burlington was also recognized with the Brent Rubel Memorial Award as the Golden Horseshoe Conference’s Rookie of the Year.

Macdonald’s 77-point total led all GOJHL rookies, while Kilty B’s teammates Ellis Rickwood (62 points) and Steven Laforme (56 points) were third and fifth in the rookie scoring race, respectfully.

Macdonald was also named to the Golden Horseshoe First All-Star team, alongside forwards Andrew Bruno and Matthew Riva of the Niagara Falls Canucks, defencemen Ryan Wells of the Caledonia Corvairs and Joshua Urbshott of the St. Catharines Falcons.

Great Job Jacob