Kavanagh earns GHL Player of the Month honours

Mike Kavanagh admits he was a bit surprised when he was presented with the Golden Horseshoe League Player of the Month for December last weekend.

Mike Kavanagh is presented with the GHL Player of the Month award for December. (Photo: Stoney Creek Warriors)

During Saturday night’s game against Port Colborne, GHL convenor Leo Lostracco made the announcement that the Warriors’ captain had been selected by coaches from around the league to receive the award.

“To be honest, I owe it all to my linemates Greg Bryl and Adam Montgomery,” said Kavanagh, who recorded seven goals and five assists in December, as the Warriors posted four wins in six games. “We’ve been playing pretty well, and our line is really clicking.”

Despite missing the entire month of October due to injury, Kavanagh has been one of the Warriors most reliable forwards. In 26 games, the 20-year-old Stoney Creek native has 18 goals and 22 assists.

In his last year of junior hockey, Kavanagh believes the Warriors are poised to make a serious run at the GHL championship this year.

“We’ve proven ourselves to be one of the top teams in the league,” he said. “As a group, we’re confident, and feel good about the way things are going. When we’re firing on all cylinders, we’re a tough team to beat.”