OHL Draft Prospect Spencer Sova Has Chatham-Kent Roots
That includes the roots of OHL Draft prospect Spencer Sova.
Neutral Zone, one of North America’s most respected hockey scouting and news sources has scouted the defender on several occasions, saying Sova could be one of the first players with local ties off the OHL Draft board this April.
“Sova has great size at about 6’2 and has a pass first mentality in his own zone and makes great decisions with the puck and defensively closes the gap and takes away space quickly,” said NeutralZone.net scout Derek Munroe.
“What really sets him apart is his skating ability. He has great edge work for a bigger D and his speed cannot be matched by many forwards who he often beats up ice to create an odd-man opportunity offensively. He needs to work on finishing either by using his heavy shot that needs more accuracy or just having a bit more touch around the net. He should go in the first 3-rounds and I would say sooner than later.”
The only other player with Chatham-Kent ties expected to go within the first 3-round of the OHL draft is Blenheim’s Brady Stonehouse, who plays for the Alliance’s Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs.
Sova, has spent his recent hockey life playing for some of Michigan’s top programs, including Belle Tire, Little Ceasars, and this season, the Honeybaked U15 team, which has proven to be one of the top 2004 teams in the OHL’s region.
Much of Sova’s family, including his parents, hails from Chatham-Kent, where he’s played many games in his lifetime.
The smooth skating defender won the Silver Stick tournament in Whitby with Honeybaked, a tournament which has the strongest field of any until the OHL Cup.
Honeybaked followed that up by winning the touted Marlies tournament over the holiday break last week.
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