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Former Northstar Wins OCN Blizzard's Rookie Of The Year

A former Norman Northstar is continuing to make waves following his Midget "AAA" career, having been named the co-rookie of the year for the OCN Blizzard.

Norway House, MB native Anthony Apetagon received his award at the OCN Blizzard end of year banquet, which took place at the Aseneskak Casino earlier this week.

Apetagon finished the season with 33 points (19G, 14A) and 31 PIM in 54 games played. This was his first full season playing Junior "A" hockey, following a season with the Junior "B" OCN Storm. In his one season with the Storm, Apetagon picked up the Keystone Junior Hockey League scoring title, putting up 102 points (42G, 59A) with 31 PIM in 34 regular season games. He followed up that performance with 25 points (9G, 16A) in 9 playoff games.

Rookie centre Mark Liwiski joined Apetagon in the ROY honours for the Blizzard. The 16 year old from Dauphin put up 14 goals and 11 assists in 36 games, after failing to make much of an impact this season in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips. He was selected in the third round of the WHL Bantam Draft in 2016 by the Silvertips after 91 points in his final year of Bantam "AAA" hockey. Last season, Liwiski played with the Midget "AAA" Parkland Rangers, picking up 54 points (25G, 29A) in 37 games.

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