Caggiula wins OJHL title, named playoff MVP

UND recruit Drake Caggiula led the Stouffville Spirit to the OJHL playoff title on Friday night, scoring a goal and adding an assist in Stouffville’s 4-3 overtime win over Whitby in Game 6.

Caggiula (pronounced ka-jew-la) led the OJHL in both playoff goals (17) and playoff points (37) in 23 games and was named the playoff MVP.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward had eight points in the last three games for the Spirit, who advance to play in the Dudley Hewitt Cup in Thunder Bay, Ont., from Tuesday through Saturday.

The Dudley Hewitt Cup features the Thunder Bay North Stars, the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL, the Wisconsin Wilderness of the SIJHL and the Spirit.

Caggiula had 34 points in 25 games during the regular season. He will come to UND either in the fall or in 2013.

10 thoughts on “Caggiula wins OJHL title, named playoff MVP

  1. Atta boy. You’ll fit right in at UND, Drake.

    i wonder if his nickname will be “the Drake”? (Seinfeld reference)

    “you have got to loooove the Drake”. -Elaine

  2. Brad- Do you have a feeling one way or the other about when this kid comes in? The more I hear about him the more excited I get about his chances of being a great D1 player for UND…

  3. Drake is listed as the 185th Ranked skater in the 2012 Final rankings.

    He’ll probably be drafted as early as the 4th round, but most likely will be a late 5th to mid 6th round pick.

    Hey Brad – Any more news on Dell or the MSUM Coaching Search re: Eades?

    • I did a quick check on the Kato news and Hastings interviewed there yesterday as the “first” candidate. However, their president said on Wednesday that the choice would be made in a matter of days. Make what you want of that, but I would say that we will probably hear more early next week. As far as Dell, a quick search says nothing…maybe Brad knows more.

      • Hastings? Isn’t he the Heir Apparent in Omaha? No offense to Mankato but…. I’d take Omaha over Mankato. Then again, before last season, I’d've taken any position over Michigan Tech and look what Mel Pearson is doing. Tech MIGHT become a force when the new WCHA emerges.

        • I think Tech will become a force in the new WCHA. They could make a run at the frozen four the first year of the new WCHA.

          • Watching some of the highlights, I kind of question the 5′ 11, but who knows. I have a feeling that his height is part of the reason he wasn’t ranked a little higher by Central Scouting.

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