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Giovanni Vallati, Greg Meireles named to OHL Second All-Rookie Team

Ontario Hockey League

 

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League announced Wednesday that Kitchener Rangers’ forward Greg Meireles and defenceman Giovanni Vallati have been named to the OHL’s Second All-Rookie Team.

Players were voted on initially by position within their conference receiving five points for a first place vote, three for a second place vote, and one for a third.  Top vote-getters in each position made up the final ballot that was then circulated to all 20 teams and voted on by OHL General Managers.

A full listing of the League’s First and Second All-Rookie Teams are listed below:

2016-17 OHL All-Rookie Teams (voting points):

First Team:
Centre – Allan McShane, Oshawa Generals (85)
Left Wing – Linus Nyman, Kingston Frontenacs (73)
Right Wing – Akil Thomas, Niagara IceDogs (93)
Defence – Ryan Merkley, Guelph Storm (91)
Defence – Eemeli Rasanen, Kingston Frontenacs (74)
Goaltender – Jacob Ingham, Mississauga Steelheads (73)

Second Team:
Centre – Adam Ruzicka, Sarnia Sting (51)
Left Wing – Alex Formenton, London Knights (38)
Right Wing – Greg Meireles, Kitchener Rangers (39)
Defence – Giovanni Vallati, Kitchener Rangers (44)
Defence – Owen Lalonde, Sudbury Wolves (39)
Goaltender – Matthew Villalta, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (70)

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