Matthew Mancina of the Guelph Storm had the best goals-against-average among OHL rookie goaltenders with a mark of 2.43 this season.
The trophy is named after F.W. “Dinty” Moore of Port Colborne, ON, 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. Mancina becomes the second member of the Storm to win the award following Brett Thompson who posted a 3.09 mark during the 1995-96 season. Fellow NHL Draft prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers won the award last season with a 2.28 goals-against-average.
Mancina, a 17-year-old from Tecumseh, ON, was listed 18th among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting for the 2014 NHL Draft. This season he posted a record of 17-5-1-2 for the Storm recording three shutouts. His goals-against-average ranks second overall in the OHL while his .919 save percentage is the league’s fourth best.