OHL Announces Top Performers of the Month for March

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Top OHL Performers of the Month for regular season games played in March, 2019, including Kitchener Rangers forward Greg Meireles, London Knights defenceman Evan Bouchard and Saginaw Spirit teammates Cole Perfetti and Ivan Prosvetov.

OHL Player of the Month – Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers):

Kitchener Rangers forward Greg Meireles has been named the OHL Player of the Month for March, finishing tied for the league lead with 18 points including five goals and 13 assists over eight games. Meireles recorded points in all eight contests as part of an ongoing 20-game point streak, the OHL’s longest of the 2018-19 season. The 5-foot-11, 188Ib centre recorded at least three points three different times including a three-assist showing on Mar. 1st against London, a goal and three assists in an 8-4 win over the Erie Otters on Mar. 8th followed up by a goal and two helpers on Mar. 10th in Guelph. Meireles potted a pair of power play goals to help the Rangers’ top-ranked power play finish the season with a 29% success rate, the league’s highest since the 2016 Memorial Cup champion London Knights. He also had a hand in helping teammate Jonathan Yantsis reach the 50-goal mark, assisting on four of his goals in the month of March.

A 20-year-old native of Ottawa, Ont., Meireles finished the season as Kitchener’s leading scorer, recording 97 points 36-61–97) over 68 games, 43 of which came on the man advantage. Meireles led the Rangers with 249 shots on goal this season and went 54.1% in the faceoff circle. The former first round (12th overall) pick of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection remains without an NHL contract but attended rookie camp with the St. Louis Blues in 2017.

OHL Defenceman of the Month – Evan Bouchard (London Knights):

For the second straight month a London Knights blueliner has been named the OHL’s Defenceman of the Month. Edmonton Oilers prospect Evan Bouchard takes the torch from teammate Adam Boqvist, recording nine points including five goals and four assists over eight games for the Midwest Division champion Knights. The veteran captain started the month with a season-high four point performance, scoring while adding three assists in an 8-6 road win over the Kitchener Rangers on Mar. 1st. Bouchard also found the back of the net in a 3-2 overtime win over the Flint Firebirds on Mar. 8th before recording back-to-back two-point contests to close out the month, helping the Knights lock down first place in the Western Conference. He scored twice in a 6-3 road loss to the Soo Greyhounds on Mar. 15th before scoring a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over the Saginaw Spirit on Mar. 16th. Bouchard recorded at least five shots on goal on five different occasions in the month of March.

A 19-year-old product of Oakville, Ont., Bouchard recorded 53 points (16-37–53) over 45 games in an abbreviated season after returning from the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers where he played seven games and scored his first goal to start the campaign. Bouchard’s 201 career regular season points (54-147–201) sit second in franchise history for defencemen behind Rick Corriveau (1987-92). Originally London’s first round (17th overall) pick in 2015, Bouchard was chosen by the Oilers with the 10th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft.

OHL Rookie of the Month – Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit):

Cole Perfetti‘s tremendous rookie season continued this past month as the Saginaw Spirit winger has been named OHL Rookie of the Month for a second consecutive term. Perfetti led all rookies with seven goals along with four assists for 11 points over eight games along with a plus-10 rating. The 5-foot-10 left-winger helped the Spirit secure its first West Division title since 2011, putting up three different multi-point performances beginning with a goal and an assist in an 8-0 win over the Peterborough Petes on Mar. 3rd. He put up a season-high four goals in a 4-1 road win over the London Knights on Mar. 9th, becoming the OHL’s first 16-year-old rookie to do so since Peterborough’s Ryan Spooner in March 2009. Perfetti followed that sterling performance up with a goal and two assists on Mar. 12th as the Spirit took a 6-2 road win over the Sarnia Sting. In total, Perfetti earned Three Star recognition three different times in the month of March.

A 17-year-old native of Whitby, Ont., Perfetti finished the season tied with Owen Tippett for the Spirit scoring lead, recording a league-leading 74 points (37-37–74) among rookies over 63 games. Perfetti’s 37 goals are a new Spirit franchise record for rookies as he finished with the OHL’s sixth-highest shooting percentage of 22.4% while netting seven game winners. Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft, Perfetti was Saginaw’s first round (5th overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection from the Vaughan Kings Minor Midgets.


Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month – Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit):


Arizona Coyotes prospect Ivan Prosvetov is the Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month for March, backstopping his team to a West Division title. Prosvetov played to a 4-1-0-1 record with a 1.99 goals-against average, .943 save percentage and one shutout over six games, turning aside 197 shots in the process. He started the month with four consecutive wins as part of a larger eight-game trend,  posting his fourth shutout of the season with a 27-save effort against the Peterborough Petes on Mar. 3rd. He earned second star honours, turning aside 47 of 48 shots in a 4-1 road win over the London Knights on Mar. 9th. Prosvetov turned aside 29 shots on Mar. 12th in Sarnia to backstop the Spirit to a franchise record 46th win and a club mark nine consecutive victories. He stopped 25 shots two nights later on Mar. 14th as the Spirit fell 2-1 in overtime to the Soo Greyhounds but locked down their first West Division title since 2011.

A 20-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, Prosvetov played to an overall mark of 36-11-2-1 with a 2.94 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and four shutouts in his first OHL season. The 6-foot-5, 185Ib netminder owns a league-leading .924 save percentage since Jan. 1st, playing to a 19-5-1-1 mark in that span. Chosen with the 13th overall pick of the 2018 CHL Import Draft, Prosvetov was a fourth round (114th overall) pick of the Arizona Coyotes last summer.


2018-19 OHL Performers of the Month:


Player of the Month:

March – Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)
February – Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
January – Ben Jones/Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)
December – Tye Felhaber (Ottawa 67’s)
November – Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
October – Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)


Defenceman of the Month:

March – Evan Bouchard (London Knights)
February – Adam Boqvist (London Knights)
January – Sean Durzi (Guelph Storm)
December – Bode Wilde (Saginaw Spirit)
November – Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s)
October – Mac Hollowell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)


Rookie of the Month:

March – Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
February – Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
January – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
December – Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting)
November – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
October – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)


Vaughn Goaltender of the Month:

March – Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)
February – Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
January – Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)
December – Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
November – Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
October – Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)

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CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Robertson leads the pack, Villalta grabs goalie honours

IceDogs’ Jason Robertson named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that top scorer Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs is the CHL Player of the Week for the final regular season week ending March 17 with 11 points in three games including five goals and six assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.

Robertson frequented the scoresheet in all three appearances last week to help the IceDogs close out the season with six straight wins for a 44-17-7-0 record clinching the franchise’s first OHL Central Division title since 2011-12. His week began Thursday with a four-point night against the Mississauga Steelheads scoring a pair of goals including one less than two minutes into the opening frame en route to a 4-2 victory and first-star recognition. Two nights later the Dallas Stars prospect had another four points, including a pair of goals with the game-winner, in a 7-4 decision against the Barrie Colts, and wrapped up the weekend with a goal and two assists in an 8-3 win against the North Bay Battalion, who Niagara now faces in the opening round of the playoffs.

The 19-year-old Michigan native, who was acquired from the Kingston Frontenacs in November, found another offensive gear after arriving in Niagara as he tallied 79 points in just 38 contests, or better than a two-points-per-game pace. In all, Robertson finished the regular season with 48 goals and 69 assists to capture the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s top scorer. His 117 points also ranked first in the entire CHL.

Also considered for the award this week was Chicoutimi Sagueneens forward Vladislav Kotkov, who recorded five goals and two assists for seven points in three games, as well as forward Connor Zary of the Kamloops Blazers, whose week included five goals and four assists for nine points in four games.

2018-19 CHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)

Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)

Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm)

Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Brayden Tracey (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Alexis Lafreniere (Rimouski Oceanic)

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Samuel Asselin (Halifax Mooseheads)

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Ethan Crossman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants)

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)

Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Ivan Chekhovich (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Gregor MacLeod (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason (Prince Albert Raiders)

Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Peter Abbandonato (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld (Portland Winterhawks)

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Ivan Chekhovich (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson (Saskatoon Blades)

Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan (Brandon Wheat Kings)

Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach (Saskatoon Blades)

Greyhounds’ Matthew Villalta named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Matthew Villalta of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending March 17 with a 2-0-0-0 record, a goals-against average of 1.20, and save percentage of .964.

Villalta claims the honour for the first time this season after going undefeated in two games last week in which he stopped a combined 53 shots to help the Greyhounds conclude the 2018-19 regular season with a 44-16-7-1 showing, good for third in the Western Conference and a date with the Owen Sound Attack in the opening round of the playoffs. The Los Angeles Kings prospect began his week with a 33-save performance in a 2-1 overtime victory over the West Division rival Saginaw Spirit. He then followed it up the next night when he turned aside 20 shots en route to a 6-3 win against the London Knights.

Villalta, 19, is competing in his third season with the Greyhounds. Through 51 games this year, the product of Godfrey, Ont., posted a 33-12-5-0 record alongside a 3.03 goals-against average and .903 save percentage.

Also considered for the award this week was Samuel Harvey of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who went a perfect 2-0-0-0 across two appearances as he picked up wins over the Val-d’Or Foreurs and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada to go with a goals-against average of 2.00 and save percentage of .940. In the WHL, Adam Evanoff of the Moose Jaw Warriors went 2-0-0-0 as he made a combined 52 saves in wins over the Brandon Wheat Kings and Swift Current Broncos for a goals-against average of 1.50 and save percentage of .945.

2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)

Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)

Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)

Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Jet Greaves (Barrie Colts)

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)

Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)

Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Kyle Jessiman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Emile Samson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants)

Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)

Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)

Statement from the Ontario Hockey League regarding the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) has reached a settlement with the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club with regard to the club’s violation of player recruitment rules.  The club will pay a fine of $150,000.00 and shall forfeit its first round pick in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection Draft.

The club has acknowledged that it violated OHL player recruitment rules. The club recognizes the importance of these rules and agrees to comply.

This settlement follows the league announcement in February that the league had levied fines against the club and had taken away first round draft selections in the OHL Priority Selection process.

OHL Announces 2018-19 Coaches Poll Winners

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches Polls for the 2018-19 OHL regular season.

The OHL Coaches Poll provides member club coaches with the opportunity to recognize the top three players in 20 different skill categories within their own conference.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hamilton Spectator Trophy winning Ottawa 67’s lead the way with eight players represented inside the top three votes across nine different categories.  Among them is rookie Marco Rossi who was the club’s only top vote getter recognized as the Smartest Player.  The Oshawa Generals had seven players voted across nine different categories and finished tied for the Eastern Conference lead with four first place votes including Brett Neumann (Best Skater), Mitchell Brewer (Best Shot Blocker), Kyle MacLean (Best Defensive Forward), and Kyle Keyser (Best Puck Handling Goalie, tied).

The Hamilton Bulldogs also placed first in four different categories headlined by Arthur Kaliyev atop two of them including Best Shot and Hardest Shot.  Fellow 2019 NHL Draft prospect Thomas Harley of the Mississauga Steelheads also led his club in two of their four first place votes including Most Improved Player and Best Offensive Defenceman.  Buffalo Sabres prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen of the Sudbury Wolves was also first in a pair of categories including Best Shootout Goaltender and tied with Keyser for Best Puck Handling Goalie.  Justin Brazeau of the North Bay Battalion was the only player to appear as a top three finisher in four different categories winning the Most Dangerous in the Goal Area vote.  Kaliyev and Harley both had a trio of top three finishes along with the Barrie Colts pair of Ryan Suzuki and Jason Willms who both claimed first place votes in Best Playmaker and Best on Face-Offs respectively.  Detroit Red Wings prospect Zach Gallant of the Peterborough Petes finished behind Willms in the face-off category but was recognized as one of the best for a third straight season.  Gallant was one of eight players to appear in two categories along with fellow Pete Ryan Merkley, Generals MacLean and Keyser, Wolves Luukkonen and Macauley Carson, Sasha Chmelevski of the 67’s, and Philip Tomasino of the Niagara IceDogs.

In the Western Conference, the first place London Knights lead the way with nine different players spread across 11 of the 20 different categories.  Edmonton Oilers prospect Evan Bouchard is the only Knight to appear in multiple categories voted third Smartest Player for a second straight year, second Hardest Shot after winning the vote last season, and third Best Offensive Defenceman after finishing first a year ago.  The Knights were represented in first place votes by Ottawa Senators prospect Alex Formenton picked Best Skater for a second straight year, and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Liam Foudy who tied for first in the Best Penalty Killer vote.  The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds were also represented in 11 different categories with five different players receiving top three votes including a total of five first place selections which tied for the Western Conference lead.  Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost led the West by finishing first in three of them including Best Playmaker and Best Stickhandler both for a second straight season, along with Best Shootout Shooter.  He also finished second in the Smartest Player category after winning the vote a year ago.

The West Division winning Saginaw Spirit were represented by six players across 10 different categories and tied the Greyhounds with five first place votes.  Among them was Florida Panthers prospect Owen Tippett who was voted first two times including Hardest Shot along with Most Dangerous in the Goal Area after appearing second and first in the last two Eastern Conference polls.  The Guelph Storm were also represented in 10 different categories with five players spread across the votes.  Oilers prospect Dmitri Samorukov appeared in three categories and finished first in two of them including Best Body Checker and Best Defensive Defenceman.  Storm forward Nick Suzuki, a Montreal Canadiens prospect, also appeared in three different categories winning the Smartest Player vote.  10 players were recognized in two different categories including Tippett and fellow Spirit including captain Damien Giroux, and defencemen Bode Wilde and Justin Murray, Greyhounds Mac Hollowell and Matthew Villalta, Storm captain Isaac Ratcliffe, Firebirds captain Ty Dellandrea, Sting captain Ryan McGregor, and Jonathan Yantsis of the Kitchener Rangers.  Also of note, Windsor Spitfires captain Luke Boka was voted Best Shot Blocker for a second consecutive season.

The Coaches Poll is tabulated when each team submits one nominee per category, and coaches then vote for the top three players for each category within their conference.  Players receive five points for a first place vote, three points for a second place vote, and one point for a third place vote.  Clubs are not permitted to vote for players from their own team allowing for a maximum of 45 possible points for each winner.

All 20 categories are listed below with Eastern Conference and Western Conference winners including their final point totals in brackets.

Most Underrated Player:

Eastern Conference:
1. Alan Lyszczarczyk, Mississauga Steelheads (17)
2. Cedrick Andree, Ottawa 67’s (16)
3. Jason Willms, Barrie Colts (13)

Western Conference:
1. Damien Giroux, Saginaw Spirit (24)
2. Jake Durham, Flint Firebirds (21)
3. Rickard Hugg, Kitchener Rangers (11)

Most Improved Player:

Eastern Conference:
1. Thomas Harley, Mississauga Steelheads (39)
2. Philip Tomasino, Niagara IceDogs (14)
3. Hunter Jones, Peterborough Petes (13)

Western Conference:
1. Jonathan Yantsis, Kitchener Rangers (31)
2. Cole MacKay, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (16)
3. Connor McMichael, London Knights (15)

Smartest Player:

Eastern Conference:
1. Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (22)
2. Ryan Suzuki, Barrie Colts (21)
3. Justin Brazeau, North Bay Battalion (20)

Western Conference:
1. Nick Suzuki, Guelph Storm (32)
2. Morgan Frost, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (26) – finished first in 2017-18
3. Evan Bouchard, London Knights (13) – finished third in 2017-18

Hardest Worker:

Eastern Conference:
1. Keean Washkurak, Mississauga Steelheads (32)
2. Kyle MacLean, Oshawa Generals (25)
3. Ryan Cranford, Kingston Frontenacs (11)

Western Conference:
1. Aidan Dudas, Owen Sound Attack (22)
2. Franco Sproviero, Sarnia Sting (15)
3. Greg Meireles, Kitchener Rangers (12)

Best Playmaker:

Eastern Conference:
1. Ryan Suzuki, Barrie Colts (28)
2. Jason Robertson, Niagara IceDogs (18)
3. Ryan Merkley, Peterborough Petes (16)

Western Conference:
1. Morgan Frost, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (37) – finished first in 2017-18
2. Ty Dellandrea, Flint Firebirds (16)
3. Kevin Hancock, London Knights (15)

Most Dangerous in Goal Area:

Eastern Conference:
1. Justin Brazeau, North Bay Battalion (33)
2. Arthur Kaliyev, Hamilton Bulldogs (21)
3. Tye Felhaber, Ottawa 67’s (20)

Western Conference:
1. Owen Tippett, Saginaw Spirit (29) – finished second in 2017-18 and first in 2016-17 Eastern Conference
2. Isaac Ratcliffe, Guelph Storm (23)
3. Jonathan Yantsis, Kitchener Rangers (16)

Best Skater:

Eastern Conference:
1. Brett Neumann, Oshawa Generals (28)
2. Thomas Harley, Mississauga Steelheads (19)
3. Philip Tomasino, Niagara IceDogs (12)

Western Conference:
1. Alex Formenton, London Knights (38) – finished first in 2017-18
2. Mac Hollowell, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (20)
3. Jamie Drysdale, Erie Otters (10) tied –
3. Jean-Luc Foudy, Windsor Spitfires (10)

Best Shot:

Eastern Conference:
1. Arthur Kaliyev, Hamilton Bulldogs (35)
2. Justin Brazeau, North Bay Battalion (24)
3. Brandon Saigeon, Oshawa Generals (11)

Western Conference:
1. Bode Wilde, Saginaw Spirit (28)
2. Nick Suzuki, Guelph Storm (27) – finished tied for second in 2017-18
3. Hugo Leufvenius, Sarnia Sting (15)

Hardest Shot:

Eastern Conference:
1. Arthur Kaliyev, Hamilton Bulldogs (26)
2. Nicolas Mattinen, Oshawa Generals (25)
3. Kirill Maksimov, Niagara IceDogs (21)

Western Conference:
1. Owen Tippett, Saginaw Spirit (35)
2. Evan Bouchard, London Knights (32) – finished first in 2017-18
3. Mitch Eliot, Sarnia Sting (8)

Best Stickhandler:

Eastern Conference:
1. Nick Robertson, Peterborough Petes (21)
2. Ryan Suzuki, Barrie Colts (20)
3. Sasha Chmelevski, Ottawa 67’s (15) – finished second in 2017-18

Western Conference:
1. Morgan Frost, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (29) – finished tied for first in 2017-18
2. Joseph Garreffa, Kitchener Rangers (25)
3. Nick Suzuki, Guelph Storm (20) – finished third in 2017-18

Best on Face-Offs:

Eastern Conference:
1. Jason Willms, Barrie Colts (29)
2. Zach Gallant, Peterborough Petes (27) – finished second in 2017-18 and first in 2016-17
3. Jack Studnicka, Niagara IceDogs (11) tied –
3. Sasha Chmelevski, Ottawa 67’s (11)

Western Conference:
1. Ty Dellandrea, Flint Firebirds (22)
2. Barrett Hayton, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (17)
3. Billy Moskal, London Knights (16)

Best Body Checker:

Eastern Conference:
1. Tyler Tucker, Barrie Colts (31) – finished third in 2017-18
2. Navrin Mutter, Hamilton Bulldogs (21)
3. Brad Chenier, North Bay Battalion (16)

Western Conference:
1. Dmitri Samorukov, Guelph Storm (40)
2. Kelton Hatcher, Sarnia Sting (15)
3. Justin Murray, Saginaw Spirit (12)

Best Shot Blocker:

Eastern Conference:
1. Mitchell Brewer, Oshawa Generals (20) tied
1. Macauley Carson, Sudbury Wolves (20)
3. Nikita Okhotyuk, Ottawa 67’s (16)

Western Conference:
1. Luke Boka, Windsor Spitfires (25) – finished first in 2017-18
2. Jack Hanley, Guelph Storm (14)
3. Mark Woolley, Owen Sound Attack (13) tied –
3. Reilly Webb, Saginaw Spirit (13)

Best Defensive Forward:

Eastern Conference:
1. Kyle MacLean, Oshawa Generals (23)
2. Zach Gallant, Peterborough Petes (18)
3. Jason Willms, Barrie Colts (14) tied
3. Ben Jones, Niagara IceDogs (14) – finished third in 2017-18

Western Conference:
1. MacKenzie Entwistle, Guelph Storm (24)
2. Damien Giroux, Saginaw Spirit (20)
3. Ryan McGregor, Sarnia Sting (17) – finished tied for third in 2017-18

Best Penalty Killer:

Eastern Conference:
1. Isaac Nurse, Hamilton Bulldogs (20)
2. Macauley Carson, Sudbury Wolves (17)
3. Christopher Paquette, Peterborough Petes (13)

Western Conference:
1. Liam Foudy, London Knights (20) tied –
1. Ryan McGregor, Sarnia Sting (20)
3. Dmitri Samorukov, Guelph Storm (19)

Best Offensive Defenceman:

Eastern Conference:
1. Thomas Harley, Mississauga Steelheads (33)
2. Ryan Merkley, Peterborough Petes (27)
3. Noel Hoefenmayer, Ottawa 67’s (15)

Western Conference:
1. Mac Hollowell, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (37)
2. Bode Wilde, Saginaw Spirit (20)
3. Evan Bouchard, London Knights (16) – finished first in 2017-18

Best Defensive Defenceman:

Eastern Conference:
1. Jacob Paquette, Niagara IceDogs (21)
2. Liam Ham, Mississauga Steelheads (16) tied –
2. Merrick Rippon, Ottawa 67’s (16)

Western Conference:
1. Dmitri Samorukov, Guelph Storm (34)
2. Jordan Sambrook, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (18)
3. Justin Murray, Saginaw Spirit (17)

Best Puck-Handling Goalie:

Eastern Conference:
1. Kyle Keyser, Oshawa Generals (20) – finished second in 2017-18
1. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Sudbury Wolves (20)
3. Michael DiPietro, Ottawa 67’s – finished first in 2017-18 Western Conference

Western Conference:
1. Matthew Villalta, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (39) – finished second in 2017-18
2. Joseph Raaymakers, London Knights (22)
3. Luke Richardson, Kitchener Rangers (9) tied –
3. Colton Incze, Windsor Spitfires (9)

Best Shootout Shooter:

Eastern Conference:
1. Matthew Strome, Hamilton Bulldogs (20)
2. Cole Carter, Mississauga Steelheads (15)
3. Justin Brazeau, North Bay Battalion (13)

Western Conference:
1. Morgan Frost, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (24)
2. Isaac Ratcliffe, Guelph Storm (19) – finished first in 2017-18
3. Antonio Stranges, London Knights (17)

Best Shootout Goalie:

Eastern Conference:
1. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Sudbury Wolves (41)
2. Kyle Keyser, Oshawa Generals (19) – finished second in 2017-18
3. Jacob Ingham, Mississauga Steelheads (13)

Western Conference:
1. Ivan Prosvetov, Saginaw Spirit (29)
2. Matthew Villalta, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (21)
3. Jordan Kooy, London Knights (17)

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

 

2019 Playoff Bracket

Ottawa 67’s vs Hamilton Bulldogs: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Ottawa 5-0-0-0 Hamilton 0-4-1-0
Head to Head last season Ottawa 0-5-0-0 Hamilton 5-0-0-0
Last 5 Years Ottawa 18-11-1-0 Hamilton 12-16-2-0
At Ottawa Ottawa 10-4-0-0 Hamilton 4-9-1-0
At Hamilton Ottawa 8-7-1-0 Hamilton 8-7-1-0
This Season Ottawa 5 @ Hamilton 3
Hamilton 1 @ Ottawa 8
Ottawa 4 @ Hamilton 3
Hamilton 3 @ Ottawa 5
Ottawa 4 @ Hamilton 3 OT
How the 2 teams match up
Hamilton Ottawa
Team Record 29-34-3-2 — 63 points 50-12-4-2 — 106 points
Division Ranking 4th East 1st East
Conference Ranking 8th Eastern 1st Eastern
League Ranking 14th 1st
Past 10 Games 2-8-0-0 6-3-1-0
Streak 0-3-0-0 3-0-1-0
Home Record 15-15-2-2 29-3-1-1
Away Record 14-19-1-0 21-9-3-1
GF 241 296
GA 283 183
PP (Overall) (72/286) 25.2% (60/259) 23.2%
PP (Home) (35/145) 24.1% (30/131) 22.9%
PP (Away) (37/141) 26.2% (30/128) 23.4%
PK (Overall) (62/266) 76.7% (62/276) 77.5%
PK (Home) (30/135) 77.8% (22/127) 82.7%
PK (Away) (32/131) 75.6% (40/149) 73.2%
PP vs. Opp. (4/19) 21.1% (5/16) 31.3%
PK vs. Opp. (5/16) 68.8% (4/19) 78.9%
Leading Rookie Morrison (14-20-34) Rossi (29-36-65)
Most PIM Mutter – 96 Clark – 98
Team PIM/GM 10.9/Game 13.1/Game
Leading Scorers Kaliyev (51-51-102) Felhaber (59-50-109)
Strome (28-51-79) Keating (22-67-89)
Landry (6-45-51) Maksimovich (35-46-81)
Henderson (14-33-47) Chiodo (29-50-79)
Morrison (14-20-34) Chmelevski (35-40-75)
Leading After 1st 15-5-1-2 31-0-0-2
Leading After 2nd 22-2-0-2 40-0-2-2
Tied After 1st 11-6-0-0 17-3-2-0
Tied After 2nd 6-4-1-0 7-3-1-0
Trailing After 1st 3-23-2-0 2-9-2-0
Trailing After 2nd 1-28-2-0 3-9-1-0
Out Shooting Opponents 19-17-0-1 32-9-3-1
Out Shot by Opponents 9-14-3-1 13-2-1-1
1-Goal Games 11-6-3-2 12-5-4-2
2-Goal Games 8-10-0-0 10-1-0-0
3-Goal Games 4-6-0-0 13-3-0-0
Niagara IceDogs vs North Bay Battalion: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Niagara 4-1-1-0 North Bay 2-4-0-0
Head to Head last season Niagara 4-1-0-1 North Bay 2-3-1-0
Last 5 Years Niagara 16-9-3-2 North Bay 14-14-2-0
At Niagara Niagara 9-3-2-1 North Bay 6-8-1-0
At North Bay Niagara 7-6-1-1 North Bay 8-6-1-0
This Season Niagara 8 @ North Bay 3
Niagara 6 @ North Bay 4
North Bay 2 @ Niagara 5
Niagara 3 @ North Bay 4
North Bay 4 @ Niagara 3
North Bay 1 @ Niagara 6
How the 2 teams match up
North Bay Niagara
Team Record 30-33-3-2 — 65 points 44-17-7-0 — 95 points
Division Ranking 4th Central 1st Central
Conference Ranking 7th Eastern 2nd Eastern
League Ranking 13th 4th
Past 10 Games 4-6-0-0 8-2-0-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 6-0-0-0
Home Record 17-13-3-1 25-6-3-0
Away Record 13-20-0-1 19-11-4-0
GF 230 326
GA 281 209
PP (Overall) (56/232) 24.1% (85/303) 28.1%
PP (Home) (30/125) 24.0% (50/151) 33.1%
PP (Away) (26/107) 24.3% (35/152) 23.0%
PK (Overall) (64/286) 77.6% (63/276) 77.2%
PK (Home) (31/143) 78.3% (28/131) 78.6%
PK (Away) (33/143) 76.9% (35/145) 75.9%
PP vs. Opp. (4/17) 23.5% (6/27) 22.2%
PK vs. Opp. (6/27) 77.8% (4/17) 76.5%
Leading Rookie Caines (9-12-21) Uberti (2-7-9)
Most PIM Walker – 129 Maksimov – 118
Team PIM/GM 12.0/Game 11.3/Game
Leading Scorers Brazeau (61-52-113) Robertson (48-69-117)
Struthers (31-50-81) Jones (41-61-102)
Chenier (30-35-65) Thomas (38-64-102)
King (8-32-40) Studnicka (36-47-83)
Coe (17-20-37) Maksimov (40-39-79)
Leading After 1st 17-3-2-1 32-2-0-0
Leading After 2nd 20-0-2-1 39-0-1-0
Tied After 1st 6-8-1-0 8-7-1-0
Tied After 2nd 5-6-1-0 4-4-2-0
Trailing After 1st 7-22-0-1 4-8-6-0
Trailing After 2nd 5-27-0-1 1-13-4-0
Out Shooting Opponents 7-7-0-0 35-7-4-0
Out Shot by Opponents 21-26-3-2 8-9-2-0
1-Goal Games 11-6-3-2 10-9-7-0
2-Goal Games 6-4-0-0 5-2-0-0
3-Goal Games 9-8-0-0 10-4-0-0
Oshawa Generals vs Peterborough Petes: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Oshawa 6-1-1-0 Peterborough 2-5-1-0
Head to Head Last Season Oshawa 6-2-0-0 Peterborough 2-5-0-1
Last 5 Years Oshawa 28-8-3-1 Peterborough 12-22-3-3
At Oshawa Oshawa 15-4-1-0 Peterborough 5-14-0-1
At Peterborough Oshawa 13-4-2-1 Peterborough 7-8-3-2
This Season Peterborough 3 @ Oshawa 6
Oshawa 6 @ Peterborough 3
Peterborough 6 @ Oshawa 12
Oshawa 6 @ Peterborough 5
Oshawa 2 @ Peterborough 3
Peterborough 1 @ Oshawa 4
Oshawa 4 @ Peterborough 1
Peterborough 2 @ Oshawa 1
How the 2 teams match up
Peterborough Oshawa
Team Record 33-31-2-2 — 70 points 44-20-4-0 — 92 points
Division Ranking 3rd East 2nd East
Conference Ranking 6th Eastern 3rd Eastern
League Ranking 11th 6th
Past 10 Games 7-2-1-0 7-2-1-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 3-0-0-0
Home Record 19-11-2-2 21-10-3-0
Away Record 14-20-0-0 23-10-1-0
GF 234 288
GA 256 216
PP (Overall) (49/258) 19.0% (71/290) 24.5%
PP (Home) (28/138) 20.3% (42/152) 27.6%
PP (Away) (21/120) 17.5% (29/138) 21.0%
PK (Overall) (61/274) 77.7% (49/270) 81.9%
PK (Home) (21/124) 83.1% (23/127) 81.9%
PK (Away) (40/150) 73.3% (26/143) 81.8%
PP vs. Opp. (4/27) 14.8% (7/33) 21.2%
PK vs. Opp. (7/33) 78.8% (4/27) 85.2%
Leading Rookie Butler (18-8-26) Tullio (15-27-42)
Most PIM Osmanski – 78 Gross – 81
Team PIM/GM 11.3/Game 11.4/Game
Leading Scorers Merkley (14-57-71) Saigeon (37-55-92)
Robertson (27-28-55) Salinitri (48-40-88)
Timleck (23-30-53) Noel (34-47-81)
Paquette (29-23-52) Neumann (45-34-79)
Chisholm (5-43-48) McShane (34-35-69)
Leading After 1st 15-2-0-0 26-3-2-0
Leading After 2nd 21-2-1-1 32-1-0-0
Tied After 1st 9-14-2-1 12-3-0-0
Tied After 2nd 9-1-0-0 6-2-2-0
Trailing After 1st 9-15-0-1 6-14-2-0
Trailing After 2nd 3-28-1-1 6-17-2-0
Out Shooting Opponents 17-7-0-2 26-9-2-0
Out Shot by Opponents 16-23-2-0 17-9-2-0
1-Goal Games 11-3-2-2 14-4-4-0
2-Goal Games 3-8-0-0 5-5-0-0
3-Goal Games 12-9-0-0 11-7-0-0
Sudbury Wolves vs Mississauga Steelheads: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Sudbury 4-2-0-0 Mississauga 2-4-0-0
Head to Head Last Season Sudbury 1-5-0-0 Mississauga 5-1-0-0
Last 5 Years Sudbury 9-19-1-1 Mississauga 21-6-0-3
At Sudbury Sudbury 7-7-1-0 Mississauga 8-4-0-3
At Mississauga Sudbury 2-12-0-1 Mississauga 13-2-0-0
This Season Sudbury 2 @ Mississauga 1
Mississauga 0 @ Sudbury 3
Sudbury 1 @ Mississauga 3
Mississauga 0 @ Sudbury 7
Mississauga 2 @ Sudbury 3
Sudbury 3 @ Mississauga 5
How the 2 teams match up
Mississauga Sudbury
Team Record 32-29-5-2 — 71 points 43-20-3-2 — 91 points
Division Ranking 3rd Central 2nd Central
Conference Ranking 5th Eastern 4th Eastern
League Ranking 10th 7th
Past 10 Games 3-7-0-0 7-3-0-0
Streak 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0
Home Record 21-12-1-0 27-6-1-0
Away Record 11-17-4-2 16-14-2-2
GF 239 254
GA 250 206
PP (Overall) (67/282) 23.8% (38/280) 13.6%
PP (Home) (37/140) 26.4% (16/147) 10.9%
PP (Away) (30/142) 21.1% (22/133) 16.5%
PK (Overall) (49/244) 79.9% (51/305) 83.3%
PK (Home) (30/130) 76.9% (23/162) 85.8%
PK (Away) (19/114) 83.3% (28/143) 80.4%
PP vs. Opp. (6/32) 18.8% (2/25) 8%
PK vs. Opp. (2/25) 92% (6/32) 81.3%
Leading Rookie Hardie (15-7-22) Byfield (29-32-61)
Most PIM Canade – 89 Pilon – 121
Team PIM/GM 10.9/Game 13.7/Game
Leading Scorers Lyszczarczyk (39-43-82) Ruzicka (35-43-78)
Carter (35-33-68) Byfield (29-32-61)
Harley (11-47-58) Bulitka (19-35-54)
Schwindt (19-30-49) Murray (30-20-50)
Washkurak (16-31-47) Carson (17-29-46)
Leading After 1st 16-5-1-2 21-3-1-0
Leading After 2nd 22-2-1-1 31-0-1-0
Tied After 1st 9-8-2-0 14-6-2-0
Tied After 2nd 4-5-2-1 7-1-1-0
Trailing After 1st 7-16-2-0 8-11-0-2
Trailing After 2nd 6-22-2-0 5-19-1-2
Out Shooting Opponents 24-16-3-1 27-8-2-0
Out Shot by Opponents 6-11-1-1 16-12-1-2
1-Goal Games 12-3-5-2 16-0-3-2
2-Goal Games 5-12-0-0 7-6-0-0
3-Goal Games 10-9-0-0 8-9-0-0

Predictions

Ottawa in 5 games

Niagara in 5 games

Oshawa in 5 games

Sudbury in 6 games

Don Mills Flyers are 2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Champions

OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – Shane Wright set up Brennan Othmann with 1:30 left in overtime as the Don Mills Flyers overcame a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Toronto Red Wings 6-5 and capture their first OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Championship.

Blueliner Brandt Clarke sent Wright and Othmann off to the races on a two-on-one with a high flip through the neutral zone as the former fed the latter who lifted a high shot up and over Red Wings goaltender Josh Rosenzweig.

“It’s amazing. I can’t take credit for it,” said overtime hero Othmann moments before getting a celebratory shower from his teammates. “I have great teammates and Shane made a beautiful pass. I just saw the opening and I buried it.”

It’s more than just another win for the Flyers, a team that lost just once all season. The boys in black and orange celebrated the memory of fallen teammate and former goaltender Roy Pejcinovski who passed away just over a year ago.

“It’s an exciting night obviously. It is sad though, we do miss Roy,” said Flyers head coach Marc Slawson. “We feel like he was here tonight supporting us. We feel like he’s been with us all season and had our back. A big shout out to Vaz and Victoria. We miss them, we love them and Roy will always be a part of this team.”

With an assist on the game winner, exceptional status OHL Priority Selection prospect Shane Wright earned Tim Adams Tournament MVP honours, finishing the game with a goal and two helpers for an overall total of 18 points, one shy of Connor McDavid’s 2012 event record.

“It’s incredible, just to have this moment and to take in what just happened,” said Wright. “Coming back from down 4-1 to win in overtime. It’s a brotherhood in that dressing room. We all came together, stayed calm and focused on what we had to do.”

Sending pucks to the net paid off for the Red Wings early as Justin Ertel (3) snapped a shot past Don Mills’ Anson Thornton from the top of the circle just 1:41 into action.

Toronto blueliner Owen Simpson put the Wings up 2-0 at 7:30 before Othmann did laymen’s work down low to set up Wright and give the Flyers some life with 4:06 left in the period.

The Red Wings reinstated the two-goal lead before the first expired though as a Francesco Pinelli (7) power play one-timer spelled an end to Thornton’s night at 13:16 as Sergei Litvinov took over in the Don Mills crease.

Don Mills’ play improved after Toronto defenceman Chandler Romeo (1) followed up his own rebound to put the Wings up 4-1 inside the opening minute of the second.

Francesco Arcuri found a streaking Edward Moskowitz (5) coming down the middle at 3:55 to cut the lead to two before the high-scoring Othmann (7) finished off a nice play between Arcuri and defenceman Paul Christopoulos entering the zone at the midway point of the frame.

With the Red Wings up 4-3, the second period came to an exciting end after Rosenzweig denied Don Mills’ Brandt Clarke of a sure goal on the doorstep before Toronto’s Noah Filice hit iron inside the final two minutes of action.

Liam Arnsby (1) knotted the score at four with a tip in the high slot 1:25 into the third period but Red Wings underage sniper Adam Fantilli (5) neutralized that momentum with a shot from down the left wing to put Toronto back in front 5-4.

The Flyers drew even again with 4:05 to go as Arnsby took out his man in the corner, allowing Edward Moskowitz to come up with the puck and find a waiting Alex Christopoulos (6) who ripped a high shot over the shoulder of Rosenzweig.

The OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Final went to overtime for the third time in the past five years as Wright fed Othmann in a thrilling finish.

Don Mills outshot Toronto 30-27 while the Red Wings went 2-for-2 on the power play.

The Toronto Red Wings end their showcase with a 5-2-0 record, outscoring opponents 29-18. They were led in scoring by captain Francesco Pinelli (7-7–14) while Luca Del Bel Belluz (6-2–8), Ryan Gillespie (0-8–8) and Adam Fantilli (5-2–7) also frequented the scoresheet. Goaltender Josh Rosenzweig played all seven of the team’s games, finishing with a 2.44 goals-against average and an .883 save percentage.

The Flyers played to a perfect 7-0-0 record, becoming the first champion to do so since the 2012 Mississauga Rebels. They tied the 2008 Toronto Jr. Canadiens’ event record 41 goals for while surrendering just 10. Wright (8-10–18) led the way offensively followed by Othmann (8-6–14) and Francesco Arcuri (4-9–13). Goaltenders Thornton and Litvinov finished with sub-1.60 goals-against averages and save percentages of .909 and .910 respectively.

The OHL Cup was presented to Flyers captain Ethan Mistry by Hockey Night in Canada Stars and minor hockey advocates Don Cherry and Ron MacLean along with GTHL President Don West and OHL Commissioner David Branch. The game was broadcast live on Sportsnet Ontario.

The showcase provides fans and scouts one last opportunity to see many of the top minor midget aged players from across Ontario and parts of the United States compete for the OHL Cup performing against the best competition prior to the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

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For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

OHL Announces 2018-19 Regular Season Award Winners

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the recipients of four of the league’s annual awards following the conclusion of the 2018-19 regular season.

Offensively, Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs captured the league’s scoring title earning the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy, while North Bay Battalion captain Justin Brazeau is the recipient of the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy for Top Scoring Right Winger.  Recognizing defensive efforts, the goaltending tandem of the team with the fewest goals against goes to Ottawa 67’s Cedrick Andree and Michael DiPietro who earn the Dave Pinkney Trophy, while Ethan Taylor of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds claims the F.W “Dinty” Moore Trophy as the rookie with the best goals-against average.

Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (Scoring Champion): Jason Robertson, Niagara IceDogs

Jason Robertson finished atop the regular season scoring charts with 117 points powered by 48 goals and 69 assists in 62 games for a league-best points-per-game average of 1.89.

The 19-year-old from Northville, Michigan, split his season between the Niagara IceDogs and the Kingston Frontenacs where he was originally a fourth round pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  His tenure with the IceDogs began in November and included 25 goals and 54 assists for 79 points in 38 games helping the club clinch their second Central Division title.

His season highlight was undoubtedly on March 1 when he surpassed the century mark for points in a season while reaching the 300 point milestone for his career.  One of three IceDogs to top 100 points this season, Robertson accomplished the feat with 30 multi-point performances including five hat-tricks while producing point-streaks of 19 and 18 games which rank second and fourth respectively among the league’s best in 2018-19.

The second round pick of the Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft signed his entry-level contract last May and won silver with the United States at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.  He finishes his four-year OHL career with three-straight seasons of more than 40 goals lighting the lamp a total of 149 times with 168 helpers for 317 points in 252 games.

Robertson becomes the first member of the IceDogs to win the award and sixth American following Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters, 2017), Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts, 2016), Vincent Trocheck (Plymouth Whalers, 2013), Patrick Kane (London Knights, 2007), and Rob Schremp (London Knights, 2006).

The Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy was donated by the Toronto Marlboro Athletic Club in memory of Eddie Powers and was first awarded in 1945-46 to Tod Sloan of St. Michael’s who scored 79 points in 25 games.  Aaron Luchuk of the Barrie Colts was last year’s recipient with 115 points in 68 games including 50 goals and 65 assists.  Other recent winners include Otters Dylan Strome (2015) and Connor Brown (2014).

Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy (Top Scoring Right Winger): Justin Brazeau, North Bay Battalion

Justin Brazeau finished second in OHL scoring but led all right wingers with 113 points including a league-high 61 goals along with 52 assists in 68 games.

The 21-year-old from New Liskeard, Ont., set a new Battalion mark for goals in a season and is one of just three North Bay OHL stars to surpass the 60 goal plateau joining former Centennials Vitali Yachmenev who scored 61 in 1993-94, and Nick Kypreos who netted 62 during the 1985-86 season.  Brazeau became just the second Battalion player to join the OHL’s century club for points in a season following Wojtek Wolski who produced 128 points in 2005-06.  It’s also the first time North Bay fans have seen a 100-point player since Trevor Gallant accomplished the feat by putting up 105 points for the Centennials in 1995-96.

Brazeau’s season was highlighted by 33 multi-point performances including five hat-tricks and an OHL best seven-point outing on October 21.  The 13th round pick by the Battalion in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection finishes his OHL career with 128 goals and 238 points which are the most by any player to suit up for the Troops since they relocated to North Bay in 2013-14.  His 128 goals are second behind Wolski (130) on the club’s all-time goal scoring list.

The Jim Mahon Trophy was first presented following the 1971-72 season by the players and management of the Peterborough Petes in memory of their right winger Jim Mahon who was accidentally killed that summer.  Brazeau becomes the second Battalion player to receive the honour following John Hughes who recorded 91 points in 68 games during the 2007-08 season.  Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting was last year’s recipient with 109 points in 56 games scoring 39 goals with 70 assists.  Recent winners also include Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters in 2017, Kevin Labanc of the Barrie Colts in 2016, and Mitch Marner of the London Knights in 2015.

Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest Team Goals Against): Cedrick Andree and Michael DiPietro, Ottawa 67’s

The Ottawa 67’s allowed the fewest goals in the OHL during the 2018-19 season with just 183 against, backstopped primarily by the tandem of Cedrick Andree and Michael DiPietro.

The pair finished first and second among league leaders in goals-against-average with DiPietro’s overall mark of 2.40 just ahead of Andree’s 2.48.  The netminders were instrumental in delivering a franchise record of 106 points which included 50 wins for just the second time in team history en route to the club’s fourth Hamilton Spectator Trophy as regular season champions.

Andree, an 18-year-old from Orleans, Ont., appeared in 45 games for the Barber Poles amassing an overall record of 34-5-2-2 with a sparkling .910 save percentage.  The 12th round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection also recorded four shutouts this season which tied for third most in the league beginning with the first of his career on November 1.

DiPietro, a 19-year-old from Amherstburg, Ont., joined the 67’s in a December trade with the Windsor Spitfires.  As a member of the 67’s he played 17 games carrying a record of 12-4-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .897 with three shutouts.  DiPietro made OHL history this season by setting the league’s all-time shutout record with 17 and finishes his illustrious career with 19.  He finishes his four-year OHL career as one of the best all-time winning a 2017 Memorial Cup title, earning 2018 Goaltender of the Year honours, representing Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, and backstopping his teams to 98 wins in 174 games.  The third round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2017 NHL Draft made his NHL debut on February 11 during his stint as an emergency recall.

This marks the sixth time the 67’s have led the league with the fewest goals against with past award recipients including Craig Hillier and Seamus Kotyk (172 GA) in 1997-98, Tim Keyes and Craig Hillier (177 GA) in 1996-97, Darren Pang and Greg Coram (223 GA) in 1983-84, Jim Ralph (264 GA) in 1980-81, Michael Larocque (216) in 1971-72

The Dave Pinkney Trophy is awarded annually to the goaltending tandem from the team that allows the fewest goals against during the regular season.  Last season, Matthew Villalta and Tyler Johnson were part of a Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds club that allowed 186 goals against to claim the award.

F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy (Best Rookie GAA): Ethan Taylor, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Ethan Taylor posted the best-goals-against-average among OHL rookie goaltenders in 2018-19 with a mark of 3.24.

The 17-year-old from Trenton, Ont., appeared in 22 games for the Greyhounds this season playing to a 10-1-2-1 record with a .894 save percentage.  Chosen by the Greyhounds in the ninth round of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection from the Quinte Red Devils Minor Midgets, Taylor played Midget AAA a year ago in Quinte before committing to the club in September.  He won his first career start on October 5 turning aside 36 shots in a 4-1 win over the Kingston Frontenacs.

Taylor becomes the sixth Greyhound to win the award following current teammate Matthew Villalta (2.41 GAA in 2016-17), Kyle Gajewski (2.55 GAA in 2004-05), Kevin Hodson (3.22 GAA in 1990-91), Gerry Iuliano (3.64 GAA in 1983-84), and John Vanbiesbrouck (4.14 GAA in 1980-81).

The trophy is named after F.W. “Dinty” Moore of Port Colborne, ON, who served as OHA President from 1942-45.  In order to qualify for this rookie award, a goaltender must play a minimum of 900 minutes.  Jordan Kooy of the London Knights won the award last season with a 3.11 goals-against-average, with other recent recipients including Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires (2.45 GAA) and Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack (2.79 GAA) winning in 2016 and 2015 respectively.

IceDogs’ Jason Robertson named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the final week of regular season action ending March 17 with 11 points in three games including five goals and six assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.

Robertson delivered a trio of multi-point performances that not only clinched the OHL scoring title but helped the IceDogs win all three games to secure the Central Division crown and second place in the Eastern Conference standings with a final regular season record of 44-17-7-0.  On Thursday night Robertson contributed to every IceDogs goal scoring twice with two assists as first star of a 4-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads.  He produced the same stat line on Saturday night as second star of a 7-4 road win against the Barrie Colts with his efforts helping teammates Ben Jones and Akil Thomas join him in the OHL’s 100-point club.  Robertson finished the season on Sunday afternoon in North Bay scoring once with two assists and first star honours in the 8-3 victory over the Battalion in what turned out to be a first round playoff preview.  The IceDogs have now won six straight games and will begin their best-of-seven series against the Battalion on Thursday night in St. Catharines.

A 19-year-old from Northville, Michigan, Robertson becomes the league’s first three-time recipient of the weekly award.  While he was recognized once as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs, this still marks the fifth time it was earned by an IceDogs player.  The second round pick of the Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft finishes the season with a league leading 117 points from 48 goals and 69 assists in 62 games and was part of an IceDogs offence that led the entire OHL with 326 goals.

Watch video highlights of Robertson and the IceDogs against the Wolves, Colts, and Battalion.

Also considered for the award this week was top OHL goal scorer and second overall point getter Justin Brazeau who finished his regular season with six goals and five assists for 11 points in his last four games, and Calgary Flames prospect Adam Ruzicka of the Sudbury Wolves who scored six goals with two assists for eight points in three games.  In goal, Los Angeles Kings prospect Matthew Villalta of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds posted a 2-0-0-0 record stopping 53 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.20 and save percentage of .964.

2018-19 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:

Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Andrew MacLean (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Brett Neumann (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Lucas Chiodo (Barrie Colts)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)

Western Conference Playoff Preview

 

2019 Playoff Bracket

London Knights vs Windsor Spitfires: Head To Head Stats Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record London 5-1-0-0 Windsor 1-5-0-0
Last 5 Years record between teams London 19-8-2-1 Windsor 11-18-1-0
Previous Meetings This Season Windsor 0 @ London 7
London 7 @ Windsor 3
Windsor 6 @ London 8
London 4 @ Windsor 2
London 0 @ Windsor 2
Windsor 2 @ London 5
How the 2 teams match up
Windsor London
Team Record 25-33-5-5 — 60 points 46-15-6-1 — 99 points
Division Ranking 4th West 1st Midwest
Conference Ranking 8th Western 1st Western
League Ranking 16th 2nd
Past 10 Games 1-5-2-2 6-4-0-0
Streak 1-0-0-2 1-0-0-0
Last Game 4-3 L @ Sarnia SO 5-2 W @ Saginaw Final
Home Record 16-14-3-1 27-5-2-0
Away Record 9-19-2-4 19-10-4-1
GF 216 299
GA 257 211
PP (Overall) (45/250) 18.0% (59/257) 23.0%
PP (Home) (24/121) 19.8% (33/134) 24.6%
PP (Away) (21/129) 16.3% (26/123) 21.1%
PK (Overall) (47/235) 80.0% (41/290) 85.9%
PK (Home) (17/113) 85.0% (19/143) 86.7%
PK (Away) (30/122) 75.4% (22/147) 85.0%
PP vs. Opp. (2/23) 8.7% (3/17) 17.6%
PK vs. Opp. (3/17) 82.4% (2/23) 91.3%
Leading Rookie Foudy (8-41-49) Stranges (13-21-34)
Most PIM Allen – 84 Keane – 103
Team PIM/GM 9.0/Game 12.8/Game
Leading Scorers Purboo (29-26-55) Hancock (52-55-107)
Douglas (27-26-53) McMichael (36-36-72)
Foudy (8-41-49) Foudy (36-32-68)
D’Amico (21-25-46) Boqvist (20-40-60)
Angle (20-24-44) Dunkley (23-30-53)
Leading After 1st 14-5-1-1 28-2-0-0
Leading After 2nd 19-0-1-1 35-1-1-0
Tied After 1st 8-11-1-1 12-3-3-1
Tied After 2nd 5-9-2-1 8-1-1-1
Trailing After 1st 3-17-3-3 6-10-3-0
Trailing After 2nd 1-24-2-3 3-13-4-0
Out Shooting Opponents 10-16-2-2 33-11-4-0
Out Shot by Opponents 14-16-3-2 12-4-2-1
1-Goal Games 9-7-5-5 9-2-6-1
2-Goal Games 4-5-0-0 12-5-0-0
3-Goal Games 7-13-0-0 13-4-0-0
Saginaw Spirit vs Sarnia Sting: Head To Head Stats Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Saginaw 3-2-0-1 Sarnia 3-3-0-0
Last 5 Years record between teams Saginaw 14-14-1-3 Sarnia 18-10-3-1
Saginaw vs. Sarnia Last 5 Years record at Saginaw Saginaw 9-6-0-1 Sarnia 7-5-3-1
Saginaw vs. Sarnia Last 5 Years record at Sarnia Saginaw 5-8-1-2 Sarnia 11-5-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season Saginaw 6 @ Sarnia 2
Saginaw 6 @ Sarnia 7  SO
Sarnia 3 @ Saginaw 7
Sarnia 1 @ Saginaw 2
Saginaw 3 @ Sarnia 5
Sarnia 6 @ Saginaw 2
How the 2 teams match up
Sarnia Saginaw
Team Record 28-33-5-2 — 63 points 45-17-3-3 — 96 points
Division Ranking 3rd West 1st West
Conference Ranking 7th Western 2nd Western
League Ranking 15th 3rd
Past 10 Games 4-6-0-0 7-2-1-0
Streak 1-0-0-0 0-2-1-0
Last Game 6-3 W vs Flint 5-2 L @ Soo
Home Record 18-13-2-1 24-7-2-1
Away Record 10-20-3-1 21-10-1-2
GF 271 294
GA 300 218
PP (Overall) (56/279) 20.1% (51/227) 22.5%
PP (Home) (26/141) 18.4% (24/107) 22.4%
PP (Away) (30/138) 21.7% (27/120) 22.5%
PK (Overall) (60/270) 77.8% (40/234) 82.9%
PK (Home) (26/135) 80.7% (20/118) 83.1%
PK (Away) (34/135) 74.8% (20/116) 82.8%
PP vs. Opp. (4/18) 22.2% (3/21) 14.3%
PK vs. Opp. (3/21) 85.7% (4/18) 77.8%
Leading Rookie Perreault (30-25-55) Perfetti (37-37-74)
Most PIM Eliot – 84 Murray – 115
Team PIM/GM 12.5/Game 8.7/Game
Leading Scorers Leufvenius (37-43-80) Perfetti (37-37-74)
McGregor (25-52-77) Tippett (33-41-74)
Sproviero (22-38-60) Wilde (19-51-70)
Perreault (30-25-55) Coskey (31-32-63)
Eliot (17-38-55) McLeod (19-43-62)
Leading After 1st 15-3-2-1 31-3-1-0
Leading After 2nd 23-1-0-1 40-1-0-0
Tied After 1st 10-10-3-0 11-4-1-2
Tied After 2nd 5-2-3-1 4-3-2-2
Trailing After 1st 3-20-0-1 3-10-1-1
Trailing After 2nd 0-30-2-0 1-13-1-1
Out Shooting Opponents 20-14-0-1 27-8-3-2
Out Shot by Opponents 8-19-5-1 17-9-0-1
1-Goal Games 11-8-5-2 8-1-3-3
2-Goal Games 2-5-0-0 12-3-0-0
3-Goal Games 5-9-0-0 10-6-0-0
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs Owen Sound Attack: Head To Head Stats Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Sault Ste. Marie 2-0-0-0 Owen Sound 0-2-0-0
Last 5 Years record between teams Sault Ste. Marie 6-2-1-1 Owen Sound 4-5-0-1
Greyhounds vs. Owen Sound Last 5 Years record at Soo Sault Ste. Marie 3-1-1-0 Owen Sound 2-3-0-0
Greyhounds vs. Owen Sound Last 5 Years record at Owen Sound Sault Ste. Marie 3-1-0-1 Owen Sound 2-2-0-1
Previous Meetings This Season Owen Sound 3 @ Soo 4
Soo 7 @ Owen Sound 4
How the 2 teams match up
Owen Sound Sault Ste. Marie
Team Record 31-31-4-2 — 68 points 44-16-7-1 — 96 points
Division Ranking 4th Midwest 2nd West
Conference Ranking 6th Western 3rd Western
League Ranking 12th 5th
Past 10 Games 4-6-0-0 6-3-1-0
Streak 1-0-0-0 4-0-1-0
Last Game 4-2 W vs Kitchener 5-2 W vs Saginaw
Home Record 22-9-1-2 24-6-3-1
Away Record 9-22-3-0 20-10-4-0
GF 224 292
GA 274 224
PP (Overall) (48/243) 19.8% (59/266) 22.2%
PP (Home) (32/135) 23.7% (33/144) 22.9%
PP (Away) (16/108) 14.8% (26/122) 21.3%
PK (Overall) (58/244) 76.2% (51/288) 82.3%
PK (Home) (25/118) 78.8% (22/137) 83.9%
PK (Away) (33/126) 73.8% (29/151) 80.8%
PP vs. Opp. (1/12) 8.3% (3/5) 60%
PK vs. Opp. (3/5) 40% (1/12) 91.7%
Leading Rookie Wilson (4-9-13) Kartye (4-20-24)
Most PIM Groulx – 97 Sambrook – 83
Team PIM/GM 10.6/Game 11.2/Game
Leading Scorers Dudas (26-36-62) Frost (37-72-109)
Sushko (18-33-51) Howdeshell (46-31-77)
McMaster (17-34-51) Hollowell (24-53-77)
Kirwin (21-22-43) Hayton (26-40-66)
Lyle (11-30-41) MacKay (27-34-61)
Leading After 1st 19-2-1-2 25-0-2-0
Leading After 2nd 23-1-2-0 36-0-3-0
Tied After 1st 7-10-2-0 10-4-2-0
Tied After 2nd 5-7-1-1 6-7-2-1
Trailing After 1st 5-19-1-0 9-12-3-1
Trailing After 2nd 3-23-1-1 2-9-2-0
Out Shooting Opponents 23-11-2-2 26-8-3-1
Out Shot by Opponents 7-18-2-0 16-8-4-0
1-Goal Games 9-5-4-2 15-3-7-1
2-Goal Games 8-2-0-0 5-8-0-0
3-Goal Games 9-9-0-0 15-2-0-0
Guelph Storm vs Kitchener Rangers: Head To Head Stats Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Guelph 4-3-1-0 Kitchener 4-4-0-0
Last 5 Years record between teams Guelph 14-23-3-0 Kitchener 26-13-1-0
Guelph vs. Kitchener Last 5 Years record at Guelph Guelph 10-8-2-0 Kitchener 10-9-1-0
Guelph vs. Kitchener Last 5 Years record at Kitchener Guelph 4-15-1-0 Kitchener 16-4-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season Kitchener 5 @ Guelph 2
Guelph 8 @ Kitchener 4
Kitchener 5 @ Guelph 2
Guelph 3 @ Kitchener 4 OT
Kitchener 1 @ Guelph 8
Guelph 6 @ Kitchener 2
Kitchener 2 @ Guelph 5
Guelph 0 @ Kitchener 5
How the 2 teams match up
Kitchener Guelph
Team Record 34-30-3-1 — 72 points 40-18-6-4 — 90 points
Division Ranking 3rd Midwest 2nd Midwest
Conference Ranking 5th Western 4th Western
League Ranking 9th 8th
Past 10 Games 6-4-0-0 8-2-0-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 3-0-0-0
Last Game 4-2 L @ Owen Sound 5-2 W @ Erie
Home Record 17-13-3-1 23-9-1-1
Away Record 17-17-0-0 17-9-5-3
GF 251 308
GA 267 230
PP (Overall) (76/262) 29.0% (69/267) 25.8%
PP (Home) (40/131) 30.5% (37/146) 25.3%
PP (Away) (36/131) 27.5% (32/121) 26.4%
PK (Overall) (49/212) 76.9% (53/252) 79.0%
PK (Home) (24/100) 76.0% (28/126) 77.8%
PK (Away) (25/112) 77.7% (25/126) 80.2%
PP vs. Opp. (11/38) 28.9% (8/41) 19.5%
PK vs. Opp. (8/41) 80.5% (11/38) 71.1%
Leading Rookie Sebrango (7-19-26) Collins (6-10-16)
Most PIM Yantsis – 85 Ratcliffe – 105
Team PIM/GM 9.1/Game 9.9/Game
Leading Scorers Meireles (36-61-97) Schnarr (34-68-102)
Garreffa (32-55-87) Suzuki (34-60-94)
Damiani (30-55-85) Ratcliffe (50-32-82)
Yantsis (50-23-73) Hawel (37-41-78)
Hugg (33-40-73) Entwistle (30-27-57)
Leading After 1st 19-2-1-0 24-3-3-0
Leading After 2nd 26-2-0-0 32-1-3-1
Tied After 1st 11-7-2-1 9-4-3-4
Tied After 2nd 7-3-1-0 4-0-1-2
Trailing After 1st 4-21-0-0 7-11-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 1-25-2-1 4-17-2-1
Out Shooting Opponents 18-10-0-0 28-8-2-2
Out Shot by Opponents 15-19-3-1 11-9-4-2
1-Goal Games 11-2-3-1 10-5-6-4
2-Goal Games 5-6-0-0 4-2-0-0
3-Goal Games 9-12-0-0 8-7-0-0

Predictions

London in 5 games

Saginaw in 6 games

Sault Ste Marie in 5 games

Guelph in 6 games

 

OHL’s End of Season Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders

Well, the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League’s regular season has come to a close. That means it’s time for us to look at players eligible for the 2019 National Hockey League Draft in June and their statistical accomplishments for the season.

For this installment, we’ve added some categories such as shooting percentage from high, mid and low danger zones, primary assists, powerplay goals and more. While we take great care in accumulating stats, always refer to the OHL site for official stats.  We also recommend checking out Prospect-Stats. It is a great resource, but usually takes a day to update.

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Thomas Harley of the Mississauga Steelheads. Photo by OHL Images

As in years past, we only include players eligible for the NHL draft for the first time.

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 67 51 51 102
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 65 25 50 75
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 36 36 72
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 67 34 37 71
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 65 27 34 61
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 68 30 29 59
Thomas Harley Mississauga Steelheads 68 11 47 58
Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes 54 27 28 55
Danil Antropov Oshawa Generals 66 15 37 52
Blake Murray Sudbury Wolves 66 30 20 50
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 67 51 0.76
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 36 0.54
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 67 34 0.51
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 68 30 0.44
Blake Murray Sudbury Wolves 66 30 0.45
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 65 27 0.42
Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes 54 27 0.50
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 65 25 0.38
Graeme Clarke Ottawa 67’s 55 23 0.42
Daniel D’Amico Windsor Spitfires 67 21 0.31
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 67 51 0.76
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 65 50 0.77
Thomas Harley Mississauga Steelheads 68 47 0.69
Danil Antropov Oshawa Generals 66 37 0.56
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 67 37 0.55
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 36 0.54
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 65 34 0.52
Keean Washkurak Mississauga Steelheads 66 31 0.47
Cole Schwindt Mississauga Steelheads 68 30 0.44
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 68 29 0.43
Primary Assists
Player Team GP  P1A
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 65 29
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 67 28
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 27
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 67 24
Danil Antropov Oshawa Generals 67 22
Thomas Harley Mississauga Steelheads 68 21
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 68 20
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 65 18
Jamieson Rees Sarnia Sting 37 18
Keean Washkurak Mississauga Steelheads 66 16
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Thomas Harley Mississauga Steelheads 68 11 47 58
Billy Constantinou Kingston Frontenacs 66 10 23 33
Vladislav Kolyachonok Flint Firebirds 54 4 26 30
Michael Vukojevic Kitchener Rangers 68 3 27 30
Nathan Staios Windsor Spitfires 64 9 20 29
Jack York Barrie Colts 61 7 21 28
Mason Millman Saginaw Spirit 66 3 22 25
Simon Rose North Bay Battalion 57 3 19 22
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 67 +37
Jacob LeGuerrier Soo Greyhounds 68 +33
Nikita Okhotyuk Ottawa 67’s 56 +30
Mason Millman Saginaw Spirit 66 +22
Keegan Stevenson Guelph Storm 55 +21
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 65 +20
Camaryn Baber Saginaw Spirit 48 +17
Grayson Ladd Windsor Spitfires 48 +15
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 +15
Matvey Guskov London Knights 59 +12
Penalty Minutes Leaders
Player Team GP PIM M/G
Navrin Mutter Hamilton Bulldogs 67 96 1.43
Joe Carroll Soo Greyhounds 65 71 1.09
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 68 67 0.99
Michael Vukojevic Kitchener Rangers 68 65 0.96
Mason Primeau North Bay Battalion 69 59 0.86
Keean Washkurak Mississauga Steelheads 66 58 0.88
Nathan Allensen Barrie Colts 67 54 0.81
Faceoff Leaders  (minimum 325 faceoffs)
Player Team GP FOA FOW %
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 595 328 55.1
Tye Kartye Soo Greyhounds 64 438 240 54.8
Blake Murray Sudbury Wolves 66 583 317 54.4
Cole Schwindt Mississauga Steelheads 68 1041 551 52.9
Tyler Angle Windsor Spitfires 58 886 462 52.1
Erik Cermak Peterborough Petes 68 378 193 51.1
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 67 345 175 50.7
Powerplay Goals
Player Team GP PPG
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 67 20
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 10
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 65 9
Graeme Clarke Ottawa 67’s 55 8
Tyler Angle Windsor Spitfires 58 8
Powerplay Assists
Player Team GP PPA
Thomas Harley Mississauga Steelheads 68 26
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 67 24
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 65 20
Danil Antropov Oshawa Generals 66 15
Vladislav Kolyachonok Flint Firebirds 54 11
Shorthanded Goals
Player Team GP SHG
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 65 2
Nicholas Porco Saginaw Spirit 67 2
Eric Uba Flint Firebirds 67 2
Grayson Ladd Windsor Spitfires 48 1
Tyler Angle Windsor Spitfires 58 1
Longest Goal Scoring Streak
Player Team From To Gms Goals
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 2/1 2/9 5 7
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 12/31 1/6 4 7
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 10/13 10/19 4 7
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 9/21 9/30 4 6
Thomas Harley Mississauga Steelheads 1/19 1/26 4 4
Longest Assist Streak
Player Team From To Gms Assts
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 12/8 12/15 5 8
Jamieson Rees Sarnia Sting 12/12 12/30 5 5
Daniel D’Amico Windsor Spitfires 1/10 1/18 5 5
Cole Schwindt Mississauga Steelheads 2/13 2/22 5 5
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 2/2 2/9 4 5
Longest Point Streak
Player Team From To Gms Pts
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 1/2 1/26 11 13
Daniel D’Amico Windsor Spitfires 12/31 1/20 10 14
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 12/15 1/11 9 17
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 1/26 2/13 8 17
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 12/1 1/13 7 15
Shots On Goal Leaders
Player Team GP SOG
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 67 320
Connor McMichael London Knights 67 221
Ethan Keppen Flint Firebirds 68 213
Philip Tomasino Niagara IceDogs 67 200
Blake Murray Sudbury Wolves 66 168
Cole McKay Soo Greyhounds 65 165
Shooting Percentage
Player Team SOG G %
Keegan Stevenson Guelph Storm 87 19 21.84
Kyen Sopa Niagara IceDogs 87 19 21.84
Graeme Clarke Ottawa 67’s 116 23 19.83
Blake Murray Sudbury Wolves 168 30 17.86
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 165 27 16.36
High Danger Zone Shooting Percentage
Player Team HDS G %
Connor McMichael London Knights 33 15 45.45
Graeme Clarke Ottawa 67’s 14 6 42.86
Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes 13 5 38.46
Liam Van Loon Hamilton Bulldogs 17 6 35.29
Keegan Stevenson Guelph Storm 24 8 33.33
Mid Danger Zone Shooting Percentage
Player Team MDS G %
Cole MacKay Soo Greyhounds 24 10 41.67
Danil Antropov Oshawa Generals 21 7 33.33
Graeme Clarke Ottawa 67’s 15 4 26.67
Blake Murray Sudbury Wolves 35 9 25.71
Jacob Winterton Flint Firebirds 16 4 25.00
Low Danger Zone Shooting Percentage
Player Team LDS G %
Kyen Sopa Niagara IceDogs 54 11 20.37
Ryan Suzuki Barrie Colts 103 18 17.48
Graeme Clarke Ottawa 67’s 81 12 14.81
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton Bulldogs 240 34 14.17
Keegan Stevenson Guelph Storm 36 5 13.89
Goaltenders Leaders – Goals Against Average
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Ethan Taylor Soo Greyhounds 22 983 53 3.23
Nico Daws Guelph Storm 20 1126 61 3.25
Hunter Jones Peterborough Petes 57 3156 174 3.31
Jet Greaves Barrie Colts 27 1411 79 3.36
Zachary Roy Hamilton Bulldogs 44 2508 150 3.59
Mack Guzda Owen Sound Attack 49 2644 160 3.63
Ethan Langevin Saginaw Spirit 43 2235 140 3.76
Kari Piiroinen Windsor Spitfires 27 1445 102 4.24
Ryan Dugas Kingston Frontenacs 15 692 49 4.25
Andre MacLean Owen Sound Attack 32 1446 105 4.36
Luke Cavallin Flint Firebirds 36 1734 151 5.22
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage
Player Team GP SH  SVS SV%
Jet Greaves Barrie Colts 27 884 805 0.911
Hunter Jones Peterborough Petes 57 1777 1603 0.902
Ethan Taylor Soo Greyhounds 22 502 449 0.894
Nico Daws Guelph Storm 20 570 509 0.893
Zachary Roy Hamilton Bulldogs 44 1293 1143 0.884
Mack Guzda Owen Sound Attack 49 1307 1147 0.878
Ethan Langevin Sarnia Sting 43 1147 1007 0.878
Kari Piiroinen Windsor Spitfires 27 815 713 0.875
Andre MacLean Owen Sound Attack 32 802 697 0.869
Ryan Dugas Kingston Frontenacs 15 374 325 0.869
Luke Cavallin Flint Firebirds 36 1109 958 0.864
Goaltending Leaders – Wins
Player Team GP W L OL
Hunter Jones Peterborough Petes 57 28 24 4
Zachary Roy Hamilton Bulldogs 44 20 18 3
Mack Guzda Owen Sound Attack 49 20 19 5
Ethan Langevin Sarnia Sting 43 18 15 3
Andre MacLean Owen Sound Attack 32 11 12 1
Goaltending Leaders – Shutouts
Player Team GP SO
Hunter Jones Peterborough Petes 57 3
Mack Guzda Owen Sound Attack 49 2
Ryan Dugas Kingston Frontenacs 15 1
Nico Daws Guelph Storm 20 1
Jet Greaves Barrie Colts 27 1
Kari Piiroinen Windsor Spitfires 27 1
Andre MacLean Owen Sound Attack 32 1