Botten Honored by Gongshow Gear


Stouffville Spirit forward Alex Botten held a 2.1 points-per-game average in the month of October, as the 20-year-old scored 21 points in 10 games and was named North-East Conference Player of the Month by Gongshow Gear.

Botten began the month with two assists in Stouffville’s first game of the month, a 3-2 win over Wellington on October 4. He added another assist and tallied a goal in the shootout in a 4-3 loss to Kingston on October 7.

His point streak was momentarily interrupted as Botten was kept off the scoresheet in a loss to Aurora, but he came back with a vengeance October 13 versus Cobourg. That’s when the forward scored a goal and four assists en route to a 6-4 victory for the Spirit before having a three-point night against Pickering.

All in all, Botten scored twelve points in the first five games of the month.

He also had a goal and three assists against Pickering on October 26 before adding two points against Newmarket to wrap up the month.

The Spirit forward recorded multiple points in six of the Spirit’s ten games in the month. His five-point night tied an OJHL career-high, and he tallied seven power play assists in the month.

Botten, a native of Sharon, Ontario, joined the Spirit last season after spending the 2010-11 season with the Orangeville Flyers. He scored 45 points in 37 games last season and finished tied for seventh in playoff scoring in the league. He helped the Spirit capture the OJHL Championship and Buckland Cup and is hoping to eventually receive an NCAA scholarship.