CHL – 8
League – 56
Challenge Cup – 10
Play Offs – 4
Total Goals: 8 / Total Assists: 9 / Total PIMs: 26
Ollie needs to work on his control. He’s got the speed but sometimes he looked as though he had lost control and was more likely to fall over than score.
Becoming a role player in the mould of Robert Lachowicz, outstanding on the penalty kill and does the dirty jobs well. Earned his GB call up but I feel he could produce more points wise as he does manage to get himself into some great positions.
Fairly steady season from Ollie, but I felt his 5 on 5 play had taken a bit of a dive, not a massive one, from last season. His penalty killing and 4 on 4 play was exceptional however and is another British player we should be fighting to keep. If we do I’d like to see a bit more production from him, I’m not expecting that he’ll suddenly become Brett Perlini or David Clarke, but I feel he should be good for 20+ points a year, and a good off season and new season should hopefully see him do that. Chernomaz has mentioned him in one of his interviews, so I fully expect that he’ll be back.
Deservedly made the GB squad at the end of the season and a player who continues to go from strength to strength. Another I’d like to see signed up long-term. Plays a lead role on the PK, checks and works his ass off. If he adds goals he can become a leading Brit in the years to come. Oi oi oi!
Was often the ‘spark’ of this year’s roster, with his tenacious, never-say-die attitude always welcome to watch as a fan. No one could be left feeling Ollie had not given his all during the vast majority of the team’s games, and the effort he expended would surely mean if players were tracked for on-ice movement during a match, Betteridge would be up there covering the most territory. Primarily used as a defensively-minded, shut-down forward, points were never going to be high. However, his increase from last season shows he has the ability to contribute offensively too. It feels he’s now at cross-roads of his development, and if he’s prepared to fully focus on defensive aspects of his forward play, then he could well follow the path trodden by Rob Lachowicz.
From a young boy two days past his 16th birthday to the young man we have now, it’s great to watch Ollie progress and surely the only way is up for him? A dependable penalty killer, quick on his skates and he doesn’t care who you are, if you’re lined up for a check from Betteridge, he will finish it! He’s a player who endears himself to the fans because he grafts, you get nothing less than 100% on every shift and he’s improving all the time, it might be small improvements but as long as they’re there it can only be a good thing. As a bonus it looks like Ollie is helping Lacho to get his PK mojo back so surely that’s a win!