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Guelph's Logan Morrison wins OHL playoff MVP award

Morrison led the OHL champion Hamilton Bulldogs with 17 goals and 39 points in 19 playoff games
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Guelph native Logan Morrison accepts the Wayne Gretzky award as OHL playoff MVP from OHL commissioner David Branch after the Hamilton Bulldogs captured the 2022 OHL championship Wednesday in Hamilton.

He's not one for individual accolades, but a Guelph native is bringing home some valuable hardware.

Logan Morrison was named the 2022 Wayne Gretzky "99 Award" winner as the OHL playoff MVP, after leading his Hamilton Bulldogs to an OHL championship Wednesday night.

"I can't even describe it right now," he said of winning the championship in an on-ice interview after the game. "It's the best feeling ever to win with (this) group of guys. We all love each other in that room, and we're so excited for each other."

Morrison led the team with 17 goals and 39 points through 19 playoff games, including a 13-game point streak that remains active.

He extended it with two assists in the decisive Game 7 win over Windsor Wednesday night in front of nearly 12,000 fans, a modern-day OHL championship record.

"That was the best crowd I ever played in front of before," Morrison said. "That was the coolest experience of my life, and I'm glad we could get the win for them."

Morrison, who turns 20 July 9, played off his individual performance. He said while it's really cool to get the MVP honours, he was more excited about the team accomplishment.

"Winning (the OHL Championship) is the best thing ever," he said. "The individual stuff, you don't really worry about as much as the team game. It's cool, but at the same time, I'm so glad we got the job done."

Morrison's Bulldogs advanced to the Memorial Cup in Saint John, New Brunswick from June 20 to June 29. Hamilton will compete against the host Sea Dogs (QMJHL), the Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL champions) and the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL champions).

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Mark is a graduate of Canadore College in North Bay whose career has taken him through a number of spots across Ontario. He spent nearly a decade in the radio news industry in North Bay, Timmins and Waterloo Region
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