The Guelph Storm may have fallen short from completing an epic run for the Memorial Cup, but there are several bright spots from the season to reflect upon.
For one, LA Kings prospect and defenseman Sean Durzi was named to the 2019 Memorial Cup All-Star Team.
"He was a force to be reckoned with. For starters, his seven points were four ahead of the second top-scoring blueliner at the Memorial Cup and he was the only defender to score two goals," said Steven Ellis of The Hockey News.
"Durzi showed he's ready to make the jump to the AHL after a dominant final year of major junior."
Both Durzi and Kings prospect Markus Phillips had the chance to grow closer as teammates.
"They've added a lot to our team and it's no coincidence that they've been doing a lot of winning wherever they've played," Assistant Coach Jake Grimes said of Durzi and Phillips.
"Their attitudes, their levels of communication, positive attitudes and work ethic are all big reasons for their success in the league."
Durzi and Phillips will still have an OHL Championship to cherish, which they celebrated with the city of Guelph on Monday.
"It was unbelievable. I've learned so much from every single one of those guys. They're the reason I'm where I am today," Durzi said. "I'm really proud of the guys."
Guelph forever 😭