Petes’ Dylan Wells named Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Edmonton Oilers prospect Dylan Wells of the Peterborough Petes is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 16 after posting a 2-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .957.

Dylan Wells of the Peterborough Petes. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Dylan Wells of the Peterborough Petes. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Wells made 66 saves in two road games last week helping the Petes extend their playoff winning-streak to eight by completing a four-game series victory over the Kingston Frontenacs to advance to the Eastern Conference Championship Series.  In Game 3 last Tuesday in Kingston, Wells made 33 saves and earned first star honours in a 3-1 victory.  He followed that effort with another 33-save performance in Thursday’s Game 4 and became part of OHL history in the process scoring a goal into the empty-net to clinch the 6-2 victory.  Wells became the first goaltender in Petes history to score a goal, and ninth OHL goaltender all-time to accomplish the feat.  The Petes will now compete for their first Bobby Orr Trophy since 2006 up against the Mississauga Steelheads in the East Final best-of-seven series which begins Thursday night in Peterborough.

A 19-year-old from St. Catharines, Ont., Wells is playing in his third OHL season with the Petes after being chosen by the club in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  This season he carried a 33-15-2-2 record for the East Division champs with a goals-against-average of 3.07 and save percentage of .916.  During his eight-game winning-streak to open the post-season both his GAA and SV% have improved to marks of 1.94 and .944 respectively.  The fifth round pick of the Oilers in the 2016 NHL Draft claims the OHL’s weekly honour for the second time this season.

Watch video highlights of Wells and the Petes against the Frontenacs in Game 3 and Game 4.

Also considered for the award this week was another goaltender, Montreal Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack, who backstopped his club to a berth in the Western Conference Championship Series with three wins last week including a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .944 against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.  Offensively, Los Angeles Kings prospect Spencer Watson of the Mississauga Steelheads scored five goals and one assist for six points in three games against the Oshawa Generals, and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Janne Kuokkanen of the London Knights scored five goals in four games against the Erie Otters.

2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Playoff Players of the Week:

Apr. 10 – Apr. 16: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Apr. 3 – Apr. 9: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)

2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:

Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Petrus Palmu (Owen Sound Attack)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Gabriel Vilardi (Windsor Spitfires)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Joseph Murdaca (Erie Otters)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Spencer Watson (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Hayden Hodgson (Saginaw Spirit)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Kole Sherwood (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Santino Centorame (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 26Jan. 1: Michael McNiven (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Max Jones (London Knights)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Matt Luff (Hamilton Bulldogs)


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