Nico Daws blossoms into one of OHL’s top goalies

OHL Images/Terry Wilson

By Tony Saxon, Guelph

It happens every season. Somebody takes that huge step and goes from question mark to exclamation point.

This year that someone is Nico Daws.

Three months ago there was a debate as to whether would even be a member of the Guelph Storm this season. Heck, there might have even been debate as to whether he would even be in the league.

Guelph had overager Anthony Popovich and had just signed 17 year old Owen Bennett. Perhaps the team would let Popovich nurture the younger Bennett for a season. Perhaps Daws would be the odd man out, and how much demand was there for a goalie with a career 3.62 goals-against average who started 15 games a year ago?

Now, a quarter of the way through the season, Daws has likely been the Storm’s MVP.

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