NAMED S-E PLAYER-OF-THE-MONTH
The OJHL announced today that Wellington Dukes' forward Darcy Murphy(photo credit - Brian Watts/OJHL) has been named the Gongshow Gear South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month after dominating play throughout the month of October, recording 18 goals and 29 points during 10 games played.
When informed of his
selection as Player-of-the-Month, Murphy
was quick to credit his
teammates, "My linemates Cam Yuill and Jeff Stanton have been great to play with and they deserve a lot of credit for our month of October and our lines success.
It is great to be recognized as the Gongshow Gear South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month."
Dukes General Manager and Head Coach Marty Abrams was quick to praise his star forward's recent play, "Darcy has been a determined leader from the start of training camp.
is a big reason for our success in the month of October."
Adrian Ignagni of the St. Michael's Buzzers, the September Player-of-the-Month, was runner-up to Murphy
as the South-East Conference Player-of-the-Month.
Born on September 24, 1992 and a native of Marysville, Ontario, Darcy Murphy
finished out his
minor hockey career with the midget Quinte 'AAA' Red Devils.
made the jump to junior hockey in 2009-10, joining the nearby Trenton Golden Hawks.
Last season, Murphy
became one of the leaders on the club, finishing fifth in scoring with 41 points, while helping lead the team to a South-East Conference regular season title.
then took his
game to the next level in the playoffs, finishing ninth among all players with 9 goals and 20 points to help the Dukes capture the OJHL Championship, and another 3 points as they captured the Dudley-Hewitt Cup to earn a berth at the RBC Cup.
During the national championship, Murphy
would record another three points, including the game winner during a 6-3 victory over Portage to clinch a berth in the semi-final game.
Murphy also excels off the ice and this past summer was member of the Belleville Bulls ball hockey squad that captured the Canadian Junior National Under-19 Championship in Saskatoon.
would not only tie for the tournament scoring lead in helping the Bulls clinch a victory, but he
was named both Most Valuable Forward and Most Valuable Player in the process.
Entering this season with high expectations, Darcy Murphy
has not disappointed, dominating play on the ice virtually each and every game that he
has played to lead the OJHL
Murphy's play will warrant serious consideration by numerous schools as he
looks to gain a collegiate scholarship in the near future.