Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that goaltender Matthew Mancina of the Peterborough Petes is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 24 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .963.
Mancina stopped 78 of 81 shots faced last week helping the Petes win back-to-back games to maintain their hold on second place in the OHL’s East Division standings with 50 points. He earned first star honours for both performances including Thursday night with a season-high 48 saves in a 3-1 victory against the Saginaw Spirit, then on Friday with 30 stops in a 4-2 road win in London giving the Knights just their second regulation loss of the season. Mancina is the sixth goaltender and second straight to earn the weekly award this season.
A 19-year-old from Tecumseh, ON, Mancina is playing in his third OHL season and second with the Petes after graduating from the Sun County Panthers and being a third round pick of the Guelph Storm in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. He currently carries a 14-10-1-3 record with one shutout, and holds the league’s sixth best goals-against-average with a mark of 2.67 and the fifth best save percentage at .920.
Also considered for the award this week was San Jose Sharks prospect Dylan Sadowy of the Barrie Colts who scored six goals with one assist for seven points in three games, while Arizona Coyotes prospects Christian Dvorak and Ryan MacInnis both earn honourable mention for the award a second straight week. Dvorak scored four goals and four assists for eight points in four games for the London Knights, with MacInnis scoring three goals and five assists for eight points in four games with the Kitchener Rangers.
2015-16 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Matthew Mancina (Peterborough Petes)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Michael Giugovaz (Guelph Storm)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Jake Smith (North Bay Battalion)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
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)