Cooksey Named to OJHL 2nd All-Prospect Team

*From the OJHL*

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March 23, 2023, Mississauga, ON – ….  The Ontario Junior Hockey League today announced its First and Second Prospect Team members for the 2022-23 season.
Eligible players were born in 2005 or 2006.
First Team Prospect:
Forward – Riley Patterson (North York Rangers)
The 16-year-old from Burlington led the Rangers in scoring this season with 30 goals and 43 assists in 52 games. The 6-foot forward scored four game-winning goals and five shorthanded. The youngest player on a very youthful North York roster is a prospect for the 2024 NHL Draft. Patterson committed early this season to the NCAA Division 1 Michigan State Spartans for 2024. Patterson was named OJHL Warrior South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month for November after he tallied 16 points during 10 games.
Forward – Giacomo Martino (St. Michael’s Buzzers)
Martino is on the 1st Prospect Team for the second straight season. He led St. Michael’s in points this season with 33 goals and 35 assists in 52 games. Martino represented the OJHL on Team Canada East, which won silver medals at the World Jr. A Challenge in Cornwall last December. Martino committed to the NCAA DI Northeastern University Huskies in Boston, MA for the 2023-24 season during his rookie year in the OJHL. The Toronto resident made NHL Central Scouting’s 2022 Preliminary and Mid-season Players to Watch lists ahead of the 2023 NHL Draft in Nashville.
Forward – Jack Ziliotto (Mississauga Chargers)
Ziliotto dominated the scoresheet for the Chargers all season, finishing with 61 points (21 goals/40 assists) in 54 games. The 17-year-old from Burlington  committed to join the NCAA Division I RPI Engineers in Troy, NY beginning with the 2024-25 season. The 6-foot-1 forward is a product of the Burlington Eagles AAA program. He was an 11th round pick of the Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey League’s 2021 U16 draft. He made NHL Central Scouting’s 2022 Preliminary Players to Watch List ahead of the 2023 NHL Draft last fall.
Defence – Ryan Harvey (Stouffville Spirit)
Harvey led all Spirit blueliners in points this season, his first in the OJHL, with 33 (9 goals/24 assists) in 51 games, good for fifth overall in Stouffville. Two of his goals were game-winners. The Ajax-Pickering Raiders product, who turned 18 last week, is a Stouffville resident. He was a seventh-round pick of the Erie Otters in the 2021 Ontario Hockey League draft. Uncommitted, the honour roll student drew interest from NCAA Division I schools this season.
Defence – Andrew Brown (Oakville Blades)
Brown scored nine goals and added 27 assists for his hometown Blades this season. The second-year D-Man was co-captain of Oakville’s young squad. A graduate of the Oakville Rangers minor hockey system, he recorded 17 points in his rookie season. In 2021, Brown was drafted by the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL.
Goalie – Chris Quizi (Toronto Patriots)
Quizi grabbed the goaltending reins with the Patriots in this, his rookie campaign at the Jr. A level. He went 19-12-1-2 while sporting a 2.79 GAA and a .912 save percentage.The Bradford resident played minor hockey for the Markham Majors in the GTHL. Quizi was selected by the Peterborough Petes in the second round (26th overall) of the OHL’s 2022 U18 draft.
Second Team Prospect: 
Forward: Jacob Strizzi (North York Rangers)
The 18-year-old from Vaughan had 51 points (24 goals/27 assists) in 51 games during his rookie season of junior hockey. He scored two game-winning goals. Strizzi played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens U18 team last season and the Vaughan Kings U15 program in 2019-20. He was a third-round selection of the Owen Sound Attack in the 2022 OHL U18 draft.
Forward – Jonathan Morello (St. Michael’s Buzzers) 
Committed to NCAA Division I Clarkson for 2025, Morello had 41 points (16 goals/24 assists) in 51 games for the storied St. Mike’s franchise in Toronto this season. The Owen Sound Attack OHL draft pick added six more points in St. Mike’s five playoff games. Morello signed with the Buzzers out of the Toronto Red Wings U16 squad in the GTHL. A perennial honour roll student since entering St. Michael’s College School in Grade 7, Morello had an average of over 90 per cent in three of his first four years at the school.

Forward – Cole Cooksey (Markham Royals)

On a veteran Markham team this season, Cooksey stood out with both his youth and talent. The 18-year-old from Toronto had 42 points (26 goals/16 assists) in 54 games. Cooksey played four games with the Royals in 2021-22 as an affiliate player from the Mississauga Reps U18 team in the GTHL. He committed to NCAA DI Merrimack College for 2025 during his rookie campaign in the OJHL.

Defence – Cole McKenna (Oakville Blades)
The 17-year-old from Kleinburg, ON netted 22 points (4 goals/18 assists) in 47 games while logging big minutes with the young Oakville team this season. McKenna, who played for the Mississauga Senators and Rebels and Toronto Red Wings in the GTHL, skated as an affiliate with the OJHL champion Pickering Panthers in 2021-22.
Defence – David Green (St. Michael’s Buzzers)
Playing for his hometown Buzzers in Toronto, Green had 17 points (3 goals/14 assists) while playing in 42 games this season. The big – 6-foot-2, 201 pounds – product of the Toronto Marlboros GTHL program won’t turn 17 until Aug. 13. He was a fifth-round selection of Sarnia in the 2022 OHL U16 draft. Like many of his Prospect squad teammates, Green played in the 2023 OJHL Prospects Game in Collingwood Jan. 14.
Goalie – Tyler Hodges (Haliburton County Huskies)
The 17-year-old put up outstanding numbers during his rookie season in the OJHL with the Minden-based Huskies. Hodges went 13-5-0 and posted a 2.00 GAA and .931 save percentage. The Gormley resident played AAA hockey at home in York Region with the Markham Waxers and York Simcoe Express programs. He APed with the Huskies in 2021-22, winning his only start.
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 22 member clubs. A proud member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League 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 had more than 90 NCAA, U SPORTS, CHL and professional commitments in 2021-22 – including more than 25 NCAA Division I scholarships.