Palazzese was named the game’s first star on three occasions, as well as second star once and third star once. The Mississauga, Ont. native has posted an impressive 2.57 Goals Against Average and a 0.927 Save Percentage since being acquired in early January. He has also posted a win loss record of 5-1-2-1 along the way. The Wolves said in a press release it will continue to rely on the outstanding play of Palazzese as the pack continues its drive to the play-offs.
Meanwhile, sophomore forward Nick Baptiste was named the Industrial Alliance Player of the Month. The Wolves’ first-round selection in the 2011 OHL Draft has really poured it on offensively of late and has become one of the Wolves’ top go-to forwards. The Ottawa native enjoyed a fantastic month in January, averaging one point per game with 10 points in 10 games and his outstanding work ethic is something that the Wolves will continue to build around, the team said in a news release. The Wolves are extremely proud of the 17-year-old right-winger and his outstanding play in the month of January.
Wolves’ leading scorer, Mathew Campagna, is the Campbells' Scholatic Player of the Month for January. The 18-year-old Mississauga native is in his third season with the Wolves. He attends Lasalle Secondary School, where he is enrolled in two English classes. The skilled centre is also having a tremendous season on the ice as he is now in the top 20 in league scoring, according to the team. Campagna recently concluded a league-leading 18-game point streak, while also setting a franchise record for assists with a 15-game streak. During January, he was also added to the highly regarded Redline Report draft list for the upcoming NHL Draft in June.