It’s elementary – Watson named OHA’s best senior player

Allan Cup Hockey Convenor Bob Habkirk (left) and OHA Director and Life Member Don Yeck (right) presented Cam Watson with OHA Senior AAA Player of the Year Award. (Photo: Ontario Hockey Association)

The Ontario Hockey Association recognized the contributions of Cam Watson to the Dundas Real McCoys and Allan Cup Hockey in 2011-12 by naming him its Senior AAA Hockey Player of the Year.

Watson’s personal success during the past season can be attributed to his determination, commitment, and skill level displayed on every shift he took for the McCoys. The Real McCoys relied upon his raw talent and ability that made him a significant factor in the Allan Cup Hockey League.

This past season he scored 34 goals and assisted on 29 others in 27 regular season games. His 63 points placed him first in league scoring and in post-season play, he managed four goals and 11 assists in 14 games. He was a major factor in the Real McCoys fourth consecutive Robertson Cup Championship.

His ability to balance hockey, his personal life, his involvement within the community of Dundas, and a full-time job, illustrated his strong character.

Cam Watson nets one his 34 regular season goals in 2011-12 Allan Cup Hockey action seen here against the Norwood Vipers. (Photo: Richard Zazulak)

Prior to playing with Dundas, he was named the 2005-06 OHA Junior B Player of the Year with the Cambridge Winter Hawks. Following that, he attended Western Michigan University, where he graduated with a BBA Finance and Economics while playing for the Broncos. Watson played one season in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors before joining the Real McCoys in 2010-11.

He was recently selected by his ACH peers as the League’s Most Valuable Player and was also named a First Team All-Star. Watson also played in this past season’s OHA Military Charity Game, which raised funds for the Canadian Armed Forces to assist in the erection of a permanent memorial near Airstrip 8 Wing Canadian Forces Base Trenton to commemorate the lives of the 158 men and women killed in Afghanistan.