Add another league award to Mark Woolley’s impressive overage season. The Attack captain was honoured with being named the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy winner. The award is handed out annually to the top OHL captain, “that best exemplifies the character and commitment that Renaud displayed.”
“I think it goes without saying how much of a rollercoaster ride this season was,” Woolley said. “From cancelled games, playing in empty buildings for an extended period of time and back to playing in front of a sold out Bayshore. I’m pretty sure we were one of the youngest teams in the league this year, so for more than half of our team to come into the league this year with so much adversity in front of them, was really special to see.”
Woolley displayed fantastic leadership this past season as captain of the Attack, providing a role model like attitude for the young Attack players to idolize and follow. The task of captain was given even more demand this season with the season halting for a 3 week break, as well as playing in empty arenas. Through all the challenges, Woolley made sure to constantly show the young players how to keep a professional attitude and to always maintain a steady focus on what needs to be done.
“Mark’s a special guys,” Colby Barlow praised his captain. “It was an honour to room with him this year. He’s an amazing role model, showing us all the little things, to be on time and how to handle ourselves in a professional manner. He’s going to be missed in that locker room, and want to wish him all the best.”
Woolley’s character was fully recognized this season, as on top of the Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy, he also took home the Dan Snyder Humanitarian of the Year award for the league as well.
“The young guys really made my job as a leader in the room easier than you would think,” explained Woolley. “I’m very honoured to receive such a prestigious award, but that locker room was full of leaders and I had a ton of help paving the way for our young squad this past year!”
The Attack want to wish Mark success in all his future endeavours.