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)

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Rangers’ Greg Meireles named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending March 10 after recording nine points in three games including two goals and seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.

Meireles led the league in scoring last week and extended his personal point-streak to 17 straight games while helping the Rangers pick up a pair of wins to clinch a berth in the Western Conference playoffs.  On Wednesday night he chipped in two assists despite a 5-3 road loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs, but rebounded Friday night with a goal and three assists to match a season-high earning second star honours in an 8-4 win over the Erie Otters.  His week wrapped up Sunday afternoon in Guelph with a goal and two assists and second star recognition as part of the 5-2 victory over the Storm.  Six of Meireles’ nine points were produced with the man advantage for the Rangers who own the league’s best power play operating at just over 28% efficiency.  Meireles was part of a dangerous unit that filled the game sheets for the blue shirts over the weekend as both Riley Damiani and Joseph Garreffa tallied seven points, while Jonathan Yantsis picked up six points in three games.  The Rangers currently occupy fifth place in the standings with a 32-29-3-1 record.

A 20-year-old from Ottawa, Ont., Meireles is playing in his fourth season with the Rangers who chose him in the first round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  Not only does Meireles lead the Rangers in scoring, he’s currently ranked tenth overall in the league with career-high offensive figures that include 92 points with 34 goals and 58 assists in 65 games.  The alternate captain’s 17-game point-streak is the league’s longest active run and two games shy of the 19-game streaks recorded by Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs and Hugo Leufvenius of the Sarnia Sting.  Meireles is the second member of the Rangers to win the award this season following Riley Damiani in February.

Watch video highlights of Meireles and the Rangers against the Bulldogs, Otters, and Storm.

Also considered for the award this week was Arizona Coyotes prospect Liam Kirk of the Peterborough Petes with four goals and three assists for seven points in three games, and Los Angeles Kings prospect Akil Thomas of the Niagara IceDogs who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.  In goal, Buffalo Sabres prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen of the Sudbury Wolves went 2-1-0-0 making 91 saves in total for a goals-against-average of 1.01 and save percentage of .968 while establishing a new franchise record with his sixth shutout of the season.

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

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)

Storm’s Nate Schnarr named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Nate Schnarr of the Guelph Storm is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending March 3 after scoring 13 points in four games including four goals and nine assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-11.

Schnarr produced a trio of multi-point efforts last week including a career-high five point performance on Sunday helping the Storm extend their winning-streak to seven.  The contest featured his second hat-trick of the season plus two assists in the familiar confines of the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium near his hometown Waterloo where he earned second star honours in an 8-4 win over the Rangers.  This came following Friday’s 11-4 victory on home ice against the Windsor Spitfires where Schnarr matched his previous high of four points with a goal and three assists earning third star recognition.  His week also included a single assist contribution on Wednesday night in Erie as part of a 4-3 overtime win over the Otters, and began with three primary helpers on Tuesday in a 7-3 win over the London Knights.  The Storm have locked up home ice advantage for the first round of the OHL Playoffs and are currently in fourth place in the Western Conference standings with a 36-16-6-4 record just five points behind third place Sault Ste. Marie with six games remaining.

Schnarr, who turned 20-years-old on February 25, has been part of the Storm organization since being chosen in the third round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  This season has been the most productive offensively of his three full years ranking seventh overall in the league with 96 points in 59 games including 31 goals and 65 assists after generating 39 points across 57 games a year ago.  Schnarr was a third round pick by the Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Draft and signed his entry-level contract with the club in December.  He becomes the second member of the Storm to win the award this season following captain Isaac Ratcliffe in January.

Watch video highlights of Schnarr and the Storm against the Knights, Otters, Spitfires, and Rangers.

Also considered for the award this week was fellow Storm forward Nick Suzuki, a Montreal Canadiens prospect, who also had 13 points in four games with three goals and 10 assists.  Next in line was Joseph Garreffa of the Rangers who picked up nine points in three games including three goals and six assists.  In goal, fellow Coyotes prospect Ivan Prosvetov of the Saginaw Spirit posted a 2-0-0-0 record including his fourth shutout victory of the season making a total of 47 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .940.

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

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)

IceDogs’ Stephen Dhillon named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that goaltender Stephen Dhillon of the Niagara IceDogs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending February 24 after posting a 4-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .966.

Dhillon turned aside 113 shots in four games last week and surpassed franchise great Mark Visentin to establish a pair of records for the IceDogs who hold first place in the Central Division standings with a 37-15-7-0 record.  Dhillon became the club’s all-time wins leader with his 90th career victory on Saturday earning first star honours by making 31 saves in a 5-0 shutout win over the Peterborough Petes.  Then on Sunday afternoon he set the IceDogs single season wins record with his 31st victory that came in the form of a 9-0 shutout in Owen Sound where he stopped 21 Attack shots and was named the game’s third star.  His week also included a 30-save performance on Family Day as second star of a 5-2 road win over the Petes, and a 31-save effort on Thursday in a 10-2 win over the Kitchener Rangers.  This marks Dhillon’s second award recognition of the season and the fifth time a goaltender has been the recipient.  He’s also just the third multi-week winner following Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and teammate Jason Robertson who was honoured once as an IceDog and once as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs.

A 20-year-old from Buffalo, New York, Dhillon is playing in his fifth OHL season with the IceDogs after being chosen by the club in the third round of the 2014 Priority Selection.  So far this season he carries a 31-10-7-0 record including five shutout victories which is tied for most in the OHL.  He also holds a goals-against-average of 2.94 and save percentage of .911 which are both among the league’s leaders.  Dhillon also continues to build on his IceDogs record for career games played which currently stands at 189 with an overall record of 91-63-17-9.

Watch video highlights of Dhillon and the IceDogs against the Petes, Rangers, Petes, and Attack.

Also considered for the award this week were a pair of Philadelphia Flyers prospects including past winner Isaac Ratcliffe of the Guelph Storm and the aforementioned Frost.  Ratcliffe tallied seven goals and two assists for nine points in three games to become the first Storm player since 1995 to record back-to-back 40-goal seasons, and Frost became the league’s first 100-point producer accomplishing the feat for the second straight season while eclipsing the 300 career point plateau with three goals and seven assists for 10 points in four games.  Honourable mention goes to Cole Perfetti with six goals and three assists for nine points in four games setting a new Saginaw Spirit record for single season goals by a rookie now with 30.

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

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)

Generals’ Nando Eggenberger named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Oshawa Generals forward Nando Eggenberger is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending February 17 with six points in three games including four goals and two assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-4.

Eggenberger scored in three straight games last week helping the Generals extend their winning-streak to six.  His week began with first star honours on Wednesday picking up a goal and an assist as part of a 6-3 victory over division rivals the Peterborough Petes.  The club then embarked on a two-game road trip through Michigan where Eggenberger scored a goal in Friday’s 5-4 win against the Flint Firebirds, then tallied twice including the game-winner plus an assist as first star of Saturday’s 5-1 triumph over the Saginaw Spirit for the team’s league-best 20th road victory.  The Generals enter Family Day action holding down third place in the Eastern Conference standings on the verge of securing a berth in the 2019 OHL Playoffs with a 36-18-3-0 record ahead of a home date with the second place Sudbury Wolves.

A 19-year-old from Chur, Switzerland, Eggenberger is playing in his first OHL season with the Generals who chose him 33rd overall in the 2018 CHL Import Draft.  So far this season the left winger’s scored 21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points in 48 games including 11 multi-point performances.  Eggenberger captained Switzerland at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship leading the club to an impressive fourth place finish.

Watch video highlights of Eggenberger and the Generals against the Petes, Firebirds, and Spirit.

Also considered for the award this week was Alan Lyszczarczyk of the Mississauga Steelheads scoring five goals and one assist for six points in three games, and Calgary Flames prospect Adam Ruzicka of the Sudbury Wolves with four goals and two assists for six points in three games.  In goal, Kai Edmonds of the Barrie Colts posted a 2-0-0-0 record with 51 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.

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

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)

Steelheads’ Jacob Ingham named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Ingham of the Mississauga Steelheads is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending February 10 posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.26 and save percentage of .956.

Ingham turned aside 86 shots in 190 minutes of action and was a perfect 6-for-6 in shootout attempts last week between-the-pipes for the Steelheads who improve their Eastern Conference record to 26-21-5-1 and stand alone in fifth place.  On Thursday night Ingham made 29 saves and earned first star honours in a 3-1 road win over the Central Division leading Niagara IceDogs.  He played his way to first star recognition one night later making 30 saves in another win against first place talent edging the East Division leading Ottawa 67’s by a 2-1 score in the shootout.  His week wrapped up Sunday with a 27-save performance and second star honours in a 3-2 shootout win over the Windsor Spitfires.  It marked the second straight game where Ingham along with forward Cole Carter stole the show on home ice in the shootout with the netminder denying all three attempts and the captain scoring the winning goal.

An 18-year-old from Barrie, Ont., Ingham is playing in his third season with the Steelheads who chose him in the second round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.  His personal record this season stands at 22-19-2-1 including one shutout victory playing a league-high 2,617 minutes.  His goals-against-average of 3.23 and save percentage of .896 in 44 appearances are improvements over the 3.65 and .880 marks he recorded over 43 games last season.  The sixth round pick of the Kings in the 2018 NHL Draft is now the fourth goaltender to receive the award this season.

Watch video highlights of Ingham and the Steelheads against the IceDogs, 67’s, and Spitfires.

Four players produced eight points offensively competing in three games each to receive award consideration.  NHL Draft prospect Arthur Kaliyev and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matthew Strome both of the Hamilton Bulldogs had a matching four goals and four assists, while Dallas Stars prospect Liam Hawel of the Guelph Storm had three goals and five assists, and Flyers prospect Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds scored twice with six assists.

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

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)

Rangers’ Riley Damiani named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dallas Stars prospect Riley Damiani of the Kitchener Rangers is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending February 3 with nine points in three games scoring four goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.

Damiani led the league in scoring last week while helping the Rangers earn four of a possible six points as they jostle for position in the Western Conference standings.  The highlight of his week was back-to-back four point performances in a home-and-home set with the Owen Sound Attack.  He recorded two goals and two assists as first star of Wednesday’s 7-4 road win, followed by a goal with a trio of assists to drive Rickard Hugg’s hat-trick earning second star in Friday’s 6-1 victory at home.  On Saturday Damiani scored his 20th goal of the season, a new career-high, despite a 4-2 loss to the London Knights.  The Rangers currently occupy the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoff race with a 23-23-3-0 record just two points behind the Sarnia Sting for sixth, and three points ahead of the Windsor Spitfires who are in eighth.

An 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., Damiani is playing in his third season with the Rangers who chose him in the second round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.  He’s currently second on the team in scoring with 57 points in 39 games which exceeds his point total from a year ago by 20.  Damiani finished an impressive month with points in 10 of his 12 games to start 2019 including a career-high five assists on January 18.  He was selected by the Stars in the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Watch video highlights of Damiani and the Rangers against the Attack on the road, at home, and against the Knights.

Also considered for the award this week was Colorado Avalanche prospect Brandon Saigeon of the Oshawa Generals with four goals and four assists for eight points in three games, and rookie Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67’s with three goals and five assists for eight points in three games.  In goal, rookie Jet Greaves of the Barrie Colts stopped 100 shots in two games posting a 1-0-0-1 record for an overall goals-against-average of 1.45 and save percentage of .971.

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

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)

Knights’ Liam Foudy named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Liam Foudy of the London Knights is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending January 27 recording eight points in three games with four goals and four assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-8.

Foudy extended his personal point-streak to 10 games helping the Knights to a trio of victories last week to stay atop the Western Conference standings with a 33-7-5-1 record.  Beginning the week with a home-and-home series against the Windsor Spitfires, Foudy scored the game-winner in Thursday’s 7-3 victory in Windsor then returned to London for a career-high four-point performance on Friday scoring another game-winner plus three assists as first star of the 7-0 shutout win.  His week wrapped up Sunday night in Oshawa with a pair of goals including a shorthanded highlight reel marker and one assist earning third star honours in the 5-3 triumph over the Generals.  Foudy’s 10-game point-streak includes goals in nine-straight games which is one shy of the league’s longest such streak of the season.  His two goals on Sunday also bring his season total to 25 which is a new career-high.

An 18-year-old from Scarborough, Ont., Foudy is playing in his third season with the Knights who chose him in the first round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.  He was picked 18th overall which is the same number his name was called in June at the 2018 NHL Draft when selected by the Blue Jackets.  Foudy is currently third in team scoring with 49 points in 40 games and eclipsed the century mark for career points during last week’s play now holding 104 in 163 games as a member of the Knights.

Watch video highlights of Foudy and the Knights against the Spitfires on the road, at home, and against the Generals.

Also considered for the award this week was Kyle Maksimovich of the Ottawa 67’s with seven points including three goals with four assists across three games which included the 300th of his career on Sunday.  Boston Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka of the Niagara IceDogs also produced seven points in three games scoring twice with five assists.  In goal, 67’s netminder Cedrick Andree went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory stopping 71 shots in total for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .959.

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

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)

Greyhounds’ Morgan Frost named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending January 20 with 10 points in three games scoring seven goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-10.

Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Frost earns the award for the second time this season helping the Greyhounds to a trio of road victories against Central Division competition to extend their winning-streak to six games.  His week was highlighted by an impressive five-goal performance on Sunday earning first star honours of the 7-4 win over the Sudbury Wolves.  This marked Frost’s first career OHL hat-trick and included two even strength goals, one power play, one shorthanded, and an empty-net tally for the league’s top single game scoring output of the season.  His five goals came one shy of the franchise record of six produced by Paul Mancini back in 1978.  On Saturday night in Barrie, home of where Frost played his minor hockey, he scored twice with two assists and was named second star of the 8-5 win over the Colts.  His week also included an assist on Thursday night contributing to a 5-1 win against the North Bay Battalion.  The Greyhounds remain in first place atop the West Division standings with a 30-10-4-1 record.

A 19-year-old from Aurora, Ont., Frost is playing in his fourth season with the Greyhounds who chose him in the fourth round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  He is currently third in OHL scoring with 75 points in just 38 games and leads the league with a 1.97 points-per-game average.  He’s produced in all six games since returning from the World Junior Championship where he was a member of Canada’s National Junior Team.  Frost’s 30 goals this season brings his career total to 99 in 237 games played where he’s amassed 276 points.  He was chosen by the Flyers in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Watch video highlights of Frost and the Greyhounds against the Battalion, Colts, and Wolves.

Also considered for the award this week was Los Angeles Kings prospect Akil Thomas of the Niagara IceDogs with 10 points over three games including five goals and five assists, and Dallas Stars prospect Riley Damiani of the Kitchener Rangers who picked up eight assists in just two games.  In goal, Stephen Dhillon backstopped the IceDogs to three wins recording one shutout and making 102 saves in total for a 1.67 goals-against-average with a .953 save percentage.

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

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)

Storm’s Isaac Ratcliffe named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Isaac Ratcliffe of the Guelph Storm is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending January 13 with 10 points in four games scoring seven goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.

Ratcliffe recorded four straight multi-point performances last week helping the Storm earn seven of a possible eight points to improve their second place Midwest Division record to 22-12-4-4.  All three of the Storm’s victories came against opponents ranked higher in the overall standings including division rivals the London Knights, plus the East Division leading Ottawa 67’s, and the Central Division leading Niagara IceDogs.  On Tuesday night in London, Ratcliffe scored twice and earned first star honours in the 7-5 decision against his hometown team.  He scored a goal and an assist as part of a 6-5 overtime road win against the IceDogs on Thursday, then produced the same stat line in Kitchener on Friday earning third star honours despite the final 4-3 OT score favouring the Rangers.  Ratcliffe’s top performance of the week came Sunday on home ice against the 67’s producing a season-high four points including his first hat-trick of the campaign.  The captain earned first star honours in the 8-4 victory and continued his chemistry with new linemates Nick Suzuki and MacKenzie Entwistle who combined for six assists on the afternoon.

A 19-year-old from London, Ont., Ratcliffe is playing in his fourth season with the Storm who chose him in the first round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  He currently ranks 30th in league scoring with 47 points in 39 games powered by 30 goals and 17 assists.  This past week he eclipsed the century mark for career goals and now stands with 104 in 219 games played in crimson amassing a total of 182 points.  Ratcliffe was chosen by the Flyers in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Watch video highlights of Ratcliffe and the Storm against the Knights, IceDogs, Rangers, and 67’s.

Also considered for the award this week was Los Angeles Kings prospect Akil Thomas of the Niagara IceDogs and Dallas Stars prospect Ty Dellandrea of the Flint Firebirds.  Both players accumulated nine points in three games with Thomas scoring four goals and five assists to Dellandrea’s two goals and seven assists.  In goal, Buffalo Sabres prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen returned to the Sudbury Wolves following a gold medal performance at the World Juniors to post a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 45 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .938.

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

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)