Davis earns place in
By Ian Denomme
Photo courtesy of Jeff
RECORD SETTING NIGHT. Western head coach Clarke Singer presents
Justin Davis with the puck he used to score career point
number 187 as a Mustang, making him the all-time leading
Another chapter was added to the Western hockey history books
on Friday night.
In a game against the Waterloo Warriors at Thompson Arena, Mustang
captain Justin Davis became the all-time leading scorer, surpassing
Tomlak amassed 186 points for the Mustangs from 1985 to 1989 and
went on to play parts of four seasons in the NHL with the Hartford
Whalers, while also having a number of successful years in the
AHL and IHL.
In his fifth year with the Mustangs, Davis is leading Ontario
University Athletics with 32 points, and with two goals and an
assist on Friday, collected his 187th regular season point.
“It’s a relief,” Davis said. “I never
thought of it at the start of the year, but as it got close, a
lot of people started to mention it. It’s also nice to do
it at home.”
“It’s huge,” said head coach Clarke Singer. “It’s
seldom that a player has an opportunity to do something like this.
It’s an incredible accomplishment.”
With nine more games to go in the regular season, Davis has a
chance to increase his lead even further. He did however point
out that it took him an extra year to pass Tomlak.
“Tomlak was a great player. I had the benefit of an extra
year, which he didn’t. But it’s an honour... I don’t
have many records,” he said.
Davis was Singer’s first recruit as head coach at Western,
which made the feat a little more special for him. Singer also
felt the accomplishment was even more significant considering Western’s
long hockey history.
“Western has over 40 years of hockey history and during
that time there has been some great players. Guys like Tomlak and
Steve Rucchin, so for Justin to get the record with games to go
is very impressive.”
OUA Men’s Hockey Points Standings
1. Justin Davis
(Western) - 32
2. Michael Stathopoulus
(Western) - 29
3. Pierre-Luc Emond
(UQTR) - 27
4. Daryl Bat
(York) - 26
5. Michael Rice
(Western) - 25