Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires. (Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson via OHL Images)

Spits Goalie DiPietro Makes OHL History

Spitfires netminder Michael DiPietro has been named the Ontario Hockey League Goalie of the Year.

The Spits say the Amherstburg native is the first Spitfires goalie to win this award in its 31-year existence.

DiPietro, 18, recorded 29 wins, a 2.79 goals against average and .910 save percentage during the 2017-18 season.

His seven shutouts were a single-season franchise record, raising his career total to 15, also a team best.

“It’s a great honour to be recognized with this award,” DiPietro said from Denmark, where he’s competing with Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. “But I owe a great deal of the credit to the people that support me. My Mom and Dad, my teammates and the entire Spitfires organization. My coaches from way back, Brian Spearing and Perry Wilson. It’s because of these people and many more that I’ve been able to enjoy success to this point in my hockey life.”

DiPietro will be recognized at the 2018 Ontario Hockey League Awards ceremony June 6th at The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Head Coach Trevor Letowski finished third in OHL Coach of the Year voting.