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)

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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)

Otters’ Kyle Maksimovich named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that overage forward Kyle Maksimovich of the Erie Otters is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending December 30 where he led the league in scoring with seven points in two games including four goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Maksimovich produced a pair of multi-point performances in his return from the holiday break helping the Otters earn a split in their Michigan road trip.  He began the schedule’s second half much the same way he started the 2018-19 campaign by scoring a hat-trick and an assist against the Flint Firebirds.  Both games remain his only four-point efforts of the season with the latter earning him first star honours in the 9-2 victory.  On Saturday night the captain became just the ninth Otter to reach the century mark for career OHL goals.  The milestone marker was his 20th of the season and combined with two assists earned Maksimovich third star honours despite the 6-4 loss to the Saginaw Spirit.  The Otters are currently battling for a spot in the Western Conference playoffs where they sit ninth with a 14-20-1-0 record trailing both Kitchener and Windsor by four points.

Kyle Maksimovich of the Erie Otters. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Kyle Maksimovich of the Erie Otters. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

A 20-year-old from Hamilton, Ont., Maksimovich is playing in his fifth career season with the Otters after being chosen in the third round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  He’s currently ninth in league scoring with 49 points in 35 games tallying 20 goals and 29 assists.  This past week the 2017 OHL champion moved into sole possession of fifth place among the club’s all-time leading scorers now with 274 points in 288 career games powered by 100 goals and 174 assists. 

Watch video highlights of Maksimovich and the Otters against the Firebirds and Spirit.

Also considered for the award this week was newly acquired Guelph Storm forward Pavel Gogolev, and Florida Panthers prospect Serron Noel of the Oshawa Generals both with two goals and four assists for six points in two games.  In goal, Cedrick Andree of the Ottawa 67’s posted a 2-0-0-0 record with 58 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .951.

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

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)

Attack’s Andrew MacLean named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that rookie goaltender Andrew MacLean of the Owen Sound Attack is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending December 16 posting a 3-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .953.

MacLean turned aside 102 shots last week across a trio of victories for the Attack who enter the holiday break riding a five-game winning-streak.  His week began on Tuesday night with a big division victory over the Guelph Storm by a 3-2 score stopping a career-high 44 shots including a perfect 22-save third period.  MacLean’s weekend included a pair of road triumphs against East Division competition beginning Friday night in Kingston where he was perfect with 27 saves to record his first career shutout as first star of a 3-0 win over the Frontenacs.  Then on Saturday afternoon in Ottawa, MacLean made 31 saves as part of 6-3 victory over the first place 67’s.  The Attack end the league’s first half of the regular season schedule with a 19-11-1-2 record for 41 points which ties them with Guelph for second place behind the London Knights in the Midwest.

A 17-year-old from Port Huron, Michigan, MacLean was chosen by the Attack in the tenth round of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.  Since making his first start on October 6, the 2019 NHL Draft prospect has produced a 9-3-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 3.22 and save percentage of .904.  He spent last season with the Detroit Honeybaked U16 program after playing his Minor Midget season with the Lambton Jr. Sting.  MacLean is the third goaltender to receive the award so far this season following Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs) and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves), and second member of the Attack to be recognized following forward Kevin Hancock.

Watch video highlights of MacLean and the Attack against the Storm, Frontenacs, and 67’s.

Also considered for the award this week was OHL top scorer Justin Brazeau of the North Bay Battalion who scored eight goals and two assists for 10 points in three games.  A pair of Storm forwards also had productive weeks collecting 11 points in four games including Dallas Stars prospect Liam Hawel who scored six goals and five assists and Arizona Coyotes prospect Nate Schnarr with four goals and seven assists.

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

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)

Frontenacs’ Brett Neumann named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that veteran forward Brett Neumann of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending December 9 with eight points in three games including six goals and two assists while recording a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

Neumann produced back-to-back hat-trick performances over the weekend helping the Frontenacs win back-to-back games for the first time this season.  After a tough 8-1 loss on Friday night to the London Knights, Neumann powered the Frontenacs to a 7-5 win on Saturday afternoon in Sarnia with his three goals, including one by penalty shot, contributing to his third five-point effort of the season and first star honours against the Sting.  The Frontenacs’ Western Conference road trip wrapped up Sunday afternoon in Kitchener with Neumann again leading the offensive charge by scoring the game-winner, insurance marker, and empty-netter earning first star recognition in the 4-1 triumph over the Rangers.

A 19-year-old from Toronto, Ont., Neumann has already made 2018-19 the best season of his four-year OHL tenure.  His 24 goals and 44 points put him eighth overall in league scoring and are both career-highs in just 32 games played following last season’s totals of 18 goals and 42 points across 68 games.  Neumann was originally chosen by the Erie Otters in the third round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection and joined the Frontenacs via trade in January, 2017.

Watch video highlights of Neumann and the Frontenacs against the Sting and Rangers.

Also considered for the award this week was 2019 NHL Draft prospect Arthur Kaliyev of the Hamilton Bulldogs scoring three goals and five assists for eight points in three games, and last week’s award recipient Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs who leads the league in scoring after collecting four goals and three assists for seven points in just two games.  In goal, rookie Andrew MacLean of the Owen Sound Attack played just one game last week but made it count posting 42 saves in a 5-1 victory on Saturday to halt the Knights winning-streak at 15 recording a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .977.

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

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)

OHL Announces Top Performers of the Month for November

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Top OHL Performers of the Month for regular season games played in November 2018, including Niagara IceDogs forward Jason Robertson, Ottawa 67’s defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer, 67’s rookie Marco Rossi and London Knights goaltender Joseph Raaymakers.

OHL Player of the Month – Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs):
Niagara IceDogs forward Jason Robertson is the OHL Player of the Month for November after leading all players with 30 points including 12 goals and 18 assists along with a plus/minus rating of plus-9 over 12 games. The Dallas Stars prospect split the month between the Kingston Frontenacs and Niagara IceDogs, recording points in all 12 of his November contests. He registered a pair of hat-tricks while recording four points on four different occasions, being named first star of the game four times, second star twice and third star once. Robertson’s first hat-trick came on Nov. 7th in a four-point showing with Kingston as they fell 6-4 to the Ottawa 67’s. He scored another hat-trick and four points on Nov. 11th, defeating the Oshawa Generals 5-1. Robertson picked up four assists in his final game as a Frontenac on Nov. 18th, defeating the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-3. He wrapped up the month of November with back-to-back four-point efforts with the IceDogs, recording a goal and three assists in wins on Nov. 29th and Nov. 30th. In his four November games with Niagara, Robertson had three goals, nine assists and 12 points.

A 19-year-old native of Northville, Mich., Robertson sits second in OHL scoring with 52 points including 27 goals and 25 assists over 29 games this season. His 10 power play goals and 22 power play points also lead the league while his 152 shots on goal are second-most. After four years in Kingston, Robertson finished with 124 career goals, the fourth-most by any player to wear a Frontenacs uniform.

OHL Defenceman of the Month – Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s):
Ottawa 67’s blueliner Noel Hoefenmayer is the OHL Defenceman of the Month for November. The Arizona Coyotes prospect recorded 16 points including three goals and 13 assists along with a plus/minus rating of plus-9 over 12 November contests. Hoefenmayer had five different multi-point performances headlined by a four-point showing against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Nov. 16th. Hoefenmayer had two goals and two assists in that game, including one that served as the OHL’s representative in the weekly CIBC Showdown. He finished the month with points in three straight games, wrapping things up with a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win over Kingston on Nov. 28th.

A 19-year-old from North York, Ont., Hoefenmayer has 25 points including five goals and 20 assists along with a plus/minus rating of plus-14 over 29 games this season. The 6-foot-1, 204Ib. defender is currently in his fourth OHL season and picked up his 100th career point this past month. He was Arizona’s fourth round pick in 2017 and was originally a second round pick of the 67’s in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection from the Don Mills Flyers Minor Midgets.

OHL Rookie of the Month – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s):
For the second straight month, Ottawa 67’s forward Marco Rossi is the OHL Rookie of the Month. The first-year centreman had nine points including four goals and five assists over seven games before suffering an elbow injury on Nov. 15th that will sideline him into the new year. Rossi had points in five of his seven outings, stringing together a five game point streak. He had a goal and an assist in an 8-2 road win over the Saginaw Spirit on Nov. 4th, a goal and two helpers in a 6-4 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs on Nov. 7th and a pair of goals in a 4-3 loss to the Oshawa Generals on Nov. 9th to headline the month’s action.

A 17-year-old, 2020 NHL Draft eligible native of Feldkirch, Austria, Rossi continues to lead OHL rookies in scoring with 13 goals, 14 assists and 27 points despite missing the past two weeks to injury. His plus-23 rating is among the best in the league while he’s also won 55.4% of his faceoffs this season. The 5-foot-9, 174Ib. centre was the 18th overall pick of the 2018 CHL Import Draft.

 

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OHL Goaltender of the Month – Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights):
Overage London Knights goaltender Joseph Raaymakers is the OHL Goaltender of the Month for November, playing to a perfect 8-0-0-0 record with a 1.99 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and one shutout. Raaymakers’ month was headlined by a pair of first star performances including a 30-save shutout in a 3-0 road win over the Kitchener Rangers on Nov. 4th. He followed up that showing with a 25-save effort in a 2-1 win over the Sudbury Wolves on Nov. 9th. Raaymakers turned aside 41 shots in a 6-3 win over the Erie Otters on Nov. 18th and closed out the month with 34 saves in an 8-1 win over the same Otters on Nov. 30th.

A 20-year-old native of Chatham, Ont., fifth-year veteran Raaymakers has helped backstop the Knights to a current 14-game winning streak, most recently earning his 90th career victory. Through 16 games he holds a 11-3-2-0 record with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage, earning his seventh career shutout in the process. Raaymakers attended training camp with the Columbus Blue Jackets this past September, seeing NHL pre-season action.

2018-19 OHL Performers of the Month:

Player of the Month:
November – Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
October – Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)

Defenceman of the Month:
November – Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s)
October – Mac Hollowell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Rookie of the Month:
November – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
October – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)

Vaughn Goaltender of the Month:
November – Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
October – Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)

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 regular season week ending December 2 after leading the league with 10 points in three games including three goals and seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.

Robertson produced a trio of multi-point performances for the IceDogs across three victories last week extending his personal point-streak to 13 which is tied for the league-high so far this season.  On Thursday night he scored his league-leading 10th power play goal of the season and added three assists as second star of a 6-1 win against the Owen Sound Attack, then contributed another four-point effort on Friday night with a goal and three assists as first star of a 7-2 road win over the Kitchener Rangers.  His week wrapped up with a goal and an assist on Sunday collecting third star honours in a 5-1 road win against the Hamilton Bulldogs.  The three-game winning-streak has helped the IceDogs keep pace in the Central Division standings where they remain tied for first place with the Sudbury Wolves holding a 16-7-4-0 record.

This marks the second weekly award of the season for the 19-year-old from Northville, Michigan, who was previously recognized in early November as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs.  It’s also the third time a member of the IceDogs has been honoured this season following forward Akil Thomas and goaltender Stephen Dhillon.  In five games since joining the IceDogs, Robertson has scored four goals and 10 assists bringing his season totals to 27 goals and 25 assists for 52 points in 29 games which ranks second overall among league leaders.  During his four-year OHL tenure, which began as a fourth round pick by Kingston in the 2015 Priority Selection, he’s amassed 128 goals and 124 assists for 252 points in 219 games.  Robertson was chosen by the Stars in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Watch video highlights of Robertson and the IceDogs against the Attack, Rangers, and Bulldogs.

Also considered for the award this week were a pair of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds including Morgan Frost and Keeghan Howdeshell.  Frost, who won the award last week, scored three goals and six assists for nine points in three games to hold onto the league’s scoring lead, while Howdeshell scored seven goals and one assist for eight points in three games powered by back-to-back hat-tricks during the club’s Michigan road trip.  In goal, Buffalo Sabres prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen of the Sudbury Wolves stopped 48 of the 50 shots he faced in two victories including one by shutout for an overall goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .960.

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

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 November 25 after scoring twice with seven assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.

Frost put together a pair of multi-point performances that helped the Greyhounds earn five of a possible six points last week to extend their lead atop the West Division standings.  On Wednesday night he scored once and added two assists including a shorthanded set-up on Zack Trott’s Teddy Bear Toss goal to earn first star of a 7-4 win over the Sudbury Wolves.  He scored once in Friday’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Guelph Storm then rebounded with a career-high five points, all assists, as first star of a 7-4 victory against the Owen Sound Attack.  Frost now leads the league with 30 assists and the Greyhounds hold a 15-6-4-1 record.

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.

A 19-year-old from Aurora, Ont., Frost is playing in his fourth career season after being chosen by the Greyhounds in the fourth round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  He’s currently tied for second in OHL scoring with 46 points in 26 games which brings his career total to 247 points in 225 games.  The first round pick by the Flyers in the 2017 NHL Draft recently competed for Team OHL at the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series as one of the league’s top candidates aspiring to represent Canada at the World Junior Championship.

Watch video highlights of Frost and the Greyhounds against the Wolves, Storm, and Attack.

Also considered for the award this week was overage forward Anthony Salinitri of the Sarnia Sting who scored four goals and five assists for nine points in four games, and Columbus Blue Jackets first round pick Liam Foudy of the London Knights who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.  In goal, NHL Draft prospect Hunter Jones of the Peterborough Petes posted a 2-0-0-0 record making a total of 68 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .971 highlighted by a shutout victory on Teddy Bear Toss night in Erie.

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

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’ Owen Tippett named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Florida Panthers prospect Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending November 18 after scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.

Tippett’s week featured three game-winning goals and three first star performances helping the Steelheads extend their winning-streak to four as they stay locked atop the Central Division standings.  On Wednesday morning he scored a power play marker in a 4-1 School Day victory over the Guelph Storm, then scored twice with an assist on Friday as part of a 5-1 road win against the Kingston Frontenacs.  His week wrapped up Sunday where he matched a season-high with four points including two goals and two assists in a 5-3 triumph over the Sudbury Wolves.  The Steelheads currently hold a 14-6-2-0 record which is second behind the Ottawa 67’s in the Eastern Conference.

A 19-year-old from Peterborough, Ont., Tippett is playing in his fourth season with the Steelheads who chose him fourth overall in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  So far this season he’s averaged exactly a goal-per-game with 16 while adding 10 assists for 26 points which ranks 25th in overall league scoring.  The first round pick by the Panthers in 2017 has produced back-to-back 75-point campaigns and just represented Team OHL in the CIBC Canada Russia Series for the third straight season serving as an alternate captain in games played in Sarnia and Oshawa.

Watch video highlights of Tippett and the Steelheads against the Storm, Frontenacs, and Wolves.

Also considered for the award this week was Dallas Stars prospect Riley Damiani of the Kitchener Rangers who scored four goals and five assists for nine points in three games, and new OHL top scorer Kevin Hancock of the Owen Sound Attack who scored four goals and four assists for eight points in three games.  In goal, Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Ingham was between-the-pipes for all three Steelhead wins turning aside 75 shots with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .938.

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

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)

Attack’s Kevin Hancock named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Owen Sound Attack overage forward Kevin Hancock is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending November 4 after leading the league with nine points in three games scoring four goals and five assists.

Hancock recorded a trio of multi-point performances over the weekend and is now tied for fourth in OHL scoring.  He matched a season high with four points on Friday scoring a pair plus two assists as part of a 6-4 road win against the Oshawa Generals, then earned first star honours on Saturday with two goals and an assist in a 6-5 shootout loss to the London Knights.  His week wrapped up Sunday registering assists on both Attack goals in a 5-2 loss to the defending champion Hamilton Bulldogs.  The Attack are now third in the Midwest Division standings with a 9-7-0-2 record.

A 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., Hancock is now a five-year veteran of the Attack after being selected by the club in the fifth round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  This season the Attack alternate captain has produced 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points in 18 games bringing his career totals to exactly a point-per-game rate with 82 goals and 132 assists for 214 points in exactly 214 games.

Watch video highlights of Hancock and the Attack against the Generals, Knights, and Bulldogs.

Also considered for the award this week was San Jose Sharks prospect Ryan Merkley of the Guelph Storm with eight assists in three games, and overage forward Tye Felhaber of the Ottawa 67’s who scored three goals and three assists for six points in three games of a weekend road sweep.  In goal, overager Joseph Raaymakers of the London Knights stopped 55 shots across two victories including one by shutout with a goals-against-average of 1.02 and save percentage of .965.

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

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)