POWASSAN — Having a father who’s an NHL Hall-of-Famer, Stanley Cup champion, and current OHL general manager can usually bring a ton of lofty expectations. For Tyson Gilmour, son of Toronto Maple Leaf legend Doug Gilmour, his famous last name hasn’t been an issue.
“Around here I don’t really feel too much pressure. Everyone has been really awesome,” said Gilmour, who is in his first season with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s (NOJHL) Powassan Voodoos.
“I don’t believe I have been treated any differently. Everyone on the team is equal. No one focuses on anything outside the team. It is all about how you act as an individual on the team.”
The six-foot, 180-pound centre has been a key member of a dominant Voodoos squad through the first half of the season. With 15 goals and 38 points in 32 games he is third on the team in scoring, and 18th in the league.
Powassan (30-3-1) is riding a 23-game winning streak and Gilmour has been leading the charge offensively. Over the course of the streak the 18-year-old has 13 goals — two were game winners — and 31 points.