Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Christian Dvorak of the London Knights is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 29 after scoring six goals and three assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Dvorak had a pair of four-point performances helping the Knights win all three of their games extending the club’s winning-streak to four games and improving their third-place record to 18-4-1-1. Dvorak opened the week by netting his second hat-trick of the season including the game-winner scoring three-straight goals to open the Friday night contest against the Owen Sound Attack and adding one assist as first star of the 6-1 victory. On Saturday night in the second half of a home-and-home battle against Midwest Division rival Owen Sound, Dvorak scored once in the Knights’ 4-1 road win. His week wrapped up Sunday with his sixth four-point game of the season scoring two goals including the game-winner plus two assists earning first star honours in a 5-3 road win over the Windsor Spitfires.
A 19-year-old from Frankfort, Illinois, Dvorak is playing in his third OHL season with the Knights and is currently second in league scoring with 22 goals and 27 assists for 49 points in 22 games with points in 12-straight games. A graduate of the Chicago Mission Minor Midget program, Dvorak was a second round pick of the Coyotes in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Los Angeles Kings prospect Mike Amadio of the North Bay Battalion who scored three goals and five assists for eight points in three games, and Buffalo Sabres prospect Eric Cornel of the Peterborough Petes who scored five goals and one assist for six points in three games. In goal, the Petes’ Matthew Mancina stopped 68 shots in two games winning both starts with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .971.
2015-16 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Hunter Garlent (Peterborough Petes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Zack Bowman (Flint Firebirds)