Jack Ivankovic Receives F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy for Best Rookie Goals-Against Average

Jack Ivankovic of the Mississauga Steelheads is the recipient of the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy, leading all qualified rookie netminders with a 2.72 goals-against average.

A 16-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., Ivankovic had an excellent rookie season, going 14-5-4-0 with a .915 save percentage and one shutout over 25 games. His first career shutout came on Nov. 25th as he stopped all 48 shots he faced in a 5-0 road win over the Erie Otters.

Ivankovic, who was selected by Mississauga with the seventh overall pick of the 2023 OHL Priority Selection, becomes the first Steelheads goaltender to ever win the award. He’s the OHL’s first 16-year-old goaltender to claim the honour since Michael DiPietro of the 2015-16 Windsor Spitfires.

The trophy is named after F.W. “Dinty” Moore of Port Colborne, Ont., who served as OHA President from 1942-45. In order to qualify for this rookie award, a goaltender must play a minimum of 900 minutes. Last year’s winner was Zach Bowen of the London Knights who now plays for the Peterborough Petes.

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