GTHL Awards season is here. To celebrate, we will be profiling each of the 12 award winners individually leading up to the ceremony on June 16.
Watching his Dad rip up and down the ice at Canlan in Scarborough is what inspired an eight-year-old Kyle Molinnus to take to the ice. First suiting up for the West Hill Golden Hawks, Molinnus played with three different Clubs at the AA level before joining the Toronto Young Nationals during his Midget season.
“My most memorable hockey moment was definitely winning the Ontario Championships with my Midget Toronto Nats team,” said Molinnus, who would help the Nats earn a spot in the semi-finals at the 2014 Telus Cup. “Though we fell short of winning Telus, the last 30 seconds of the OHF finals, waiting for the buzzer to sound was the most memorable moment in my hockey career and I’ll never forget the brothers I had on that team.”
Following his OHF glory with the Nats, Molinnus would find continued success with his Toronto Colts Under 21 “AAA” team, winning both the Kraft Cup and a Scotiabank GTHL Playoff Championship in his final GTHL season. He plans to attend Trent University in the Fall with a concentration in Business.
“I aim to be an individual that can turn around and give back to the people that help me on my journey,” said Molinnus. “Hockey and the GTHL have played enormous roles in shaping me into the person I am today, and with this being my final season, I am grateful for what it has done for me.”
Molinnus will be presented with the Under 21 “AAA” Scholarship Award at the GTHL Awards Ceremony. The Award recognizes an Under 21 Player who achieves a high standard of excellence academically and in hockey.