OHL Writer’s Draft Eligible Player of the Month for October: Brady Hinz

Sarnia Sting forward Brady Hinz has been selected our draft eligible player of the month for October. The 5’8” native of Stratford Ontario notched 10 goals while adding 6 assists in 12 games and helping the Sting to the top of the Canadian Hockey League rankings at the end of October.  

Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Hinz recorded 3 multi-goal games and 5 multi-point games. Among players eligible for the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, Hinz is tied for top spot in goals, second in points, leads in the plus/minus department, owns the longest goal scoring streak of the season, the second longest assist an point streak of the season, and leads all OHL players in shooting percentage.

Hinz was named the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the week for October 9 to October 15 and runner up for CHL Player of the Week for the same period.

Also considered were: Mississauga Steelheads forward Ryan McLeod who had 4 goals and 9 assists in 10 games. Akil Thomas of the Niagara IceDogs notched 3 goals while adding 10 assists in 11 games.

Previous Winners

Matthew Struthers – Owen Sound Attack (September)

OHL’s Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders

If you hadn’t heard the name Brady Hinz, well, you certainly are hearing it now. As we look at the Ontario Hockey League statistics among players eligible for the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, You will find the Stratford Ontario native and Sarnia Sting forward’s name at or near the top of many of those statistics.

Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Hinz is second in points, tied for top spot in goals, the leader in plus/minus, has the longest goal scoring streak of the season and second longest assist and point streak, and the best shooting percentage in the entire league.

Not too bad for a player who didn’t make NHL Central Scouting’s players to watch list.

Below, you will find a list of leaders in a variety of statistical categories. While we take great care in compiling stats, always refer to the Ontario Hockey League’s site for official stats.

Note that only players eligible for the NHL draft for the first time are included.

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Allan McShane Oshawa Generals 15 2 16 18
Brady Hinz Sarnia Sting 15 10 6 16
Ryan McLeod Mississauga Steelheads 14 6 10 16
Akil Thomas Niagara IceDogs 14 5 11 16
Ryan Merkley Guelph Storm 15 4 11 15
Andrei Svechnikov Barrie Colts 10 10 4 14
Serron Noel Oshawa Generals 11 10 4 14
Barrett Hayton Soo Greyhounds 14 6 8 14
Aidan Dudas Owen Sound Attack 14 9 4 13
Kody Clark Ottawa 67’s 16 8 5 13
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Andrei Svechnikov Barrie Colts 10 10 1.00
Serron Noel Oshawa Generals 11 10 0.91
Brady Hinz Sarnia Sting 15 10 0.67
Aidan Dudas Owen Sound Attack 14 9 0.64
Kody Clark Ottawa 67’s 16 8 0.50
Damien Giroux Saginaw Spirit 13 6 0.46
Barrett Hayton Soo Greyhounds 14 6 0.43
Ryan McLeod Mississauga Steelheads 14 6 0.43
Ty Dellandrea Flint Firebirds 14 6 0.43
Akil Thomas Niagara IceDogs 14 5 0.36
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Allan McShane Oshawa Generals 15 16 1.07
Akil Thomas Niagara IceDogs 14 11 0.79
Ryan Merkley Guelph Storm 15 11 0.73
Ryan McLeod Mississauga Steelheads 14 10 0.71
Evan Bouchard London Knights 15 9 0.60
Maxim Golod Erie Otters 12 8 0.67
Barrett Hayton Soo Greyhounds 14 8 0.57
Adam McMaster North Bay Battalion 15 8 0.53
Kevin Bahl Ottawa 67’s 16 8 0.50
Declan Chisholm Peterborough Petes 16 8 0.50
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Ryan Merkley Guelph Storm 15 4 11 15
Evan Bouchard London Knights 15 3 9 12
Declan Chisholm Peterborough Petes 16 1 8 9
Kevin Bahl Ottawa 67’s 16 0 8 8
Peter Stratis Ottawa 67’s 16 2 5 7
Tyler Tucker Barrie Colts 7 0 6 6
Giovanni Vallati Kitchener Rangers 13 1 4 5
Zack Malik Sudbury Wolves 13 0 5 5
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Brady Hinz Sarnia Sting 15 +11
Riley Damiani Kitchener Rangers 15 +7
Andrew Bruder Niagara IceDogs 10 +6
Andrei Svechnikov Barrie Colts 10 +6
Curtis Douglas Barrie Colts 14 +6
Tyler Tucker Barrie Colts 7 +5
Joseph Mack Erie Otters 11 +5
Matthew Struthers Owen Sound Attack 11 +5
Jack Duff Erie Otters 13 +5
Alex Gritz Erie Otters 14 +5
Penalty Minutes Leaders
Player Team GP PIM M/G
Daylon Groulx Owen Sound Attack 11 26 2.36
Dawson Baker Sudbury Wolves 15 24 1.60
Kevin Bahl Ottawa 67’s 16 24 1.50
Max Grondin Saginaw Spirit 11 19 1.73
Curtis Douglas Barrie Colts 14 16 1.14
Merrick Rippon Mississauga Steelheads 14 16 1.14
Ryan Merkley Guelph Storm 15 14 0.93
Faceoff Leaders  (Minimum 1 faceoff per game)
Player Team GP FOA FOW %
Andrei Svechnikov Barrie Colts 10 11 7 63.6
Nathan Dunkley Kingston Frontenacs 9 53 33 62.3
Aidan Dudas Owen Sound Attack 14 180 106 58.9
David Levin Sudbury Wolves 15 151 88 58.3
Billy Moskal London Knights 13 71 41 57.7
Allan McShane Oshawa Generals 15 240 133 55.4
Ty Dellandrea Flint Firebirds 14 252 137 54.4
Mitchell Hoelscher Ottawa 67’s 15 71 37 52.1
Cam Hillis Guelph Storm 15 216 111 51.4
Eric Guest Kitchener Rangers 9 43 22 51.2
Liam Foudy London Knights 13 94 48 51.1
Longest Goal Scoring Streak
Player Team From To Gms Goals
Brady Hinz Sarnia Sting 10/9 10/19 5 7
Kody Clark Ottawa 67’s 10/12 10/21 5 6
Akil Thomas Niagara IceDogs 9/29 10/1 3 4
Aidan Dudas Owen Sound Attack 10/11 10/15 3 4
Matthew Struthers Owen Sound Attack 9/30 10/7 3 4
Longest Assist Streak
Player Team From To Gms Assts
Akil Thomas Niagara IceDogs 9/30 10/19 8 10
Brady Hinz Sarnia Sting 10/15 10/21 4 4
Ryan Merkley Guelph Storm 10/22 10/29 4 4
Serron Noel Oshawa Generals 9/29 10/13 4 4
Curtis Douglas Barrie Colts 10/14 10/26 4 4
Longest Point Streak
Player Team From To Gms Pts
Akil Thomas Niagara IceDogs 9/29 10/19 9 15
Brady Hinz Sarnia Sting 10/9 10/21 7 13
Barrett Hayton Soo Greyhounds 10/11 10/28 7 9
Curtis Douglas Barrie Colts 10/7 10/26 6 8
Damien Giroux Saginaw Spirit 10/15 10/29 6 6
Shooting Percentage
Player Team GP G S %
Brady Hinz Sarnia Sting 15 10 25 40.0
Serron Noel Oshawa Generals 11 10 25 40.0
Alex Gritz Erie Otters 14 5 15 33.3
Andrew Bruder Niagara IceDogs 10 2 7 28.6
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev Peterborough Petes 16 5 18 27.8
Shots On Goal Leaders
Player Team GP SOG
Evan Bouchard London Knights 15 59
Ty Dellandrea Flint Firebirds 14 55
Akil Thomas Niagara IceDogs 14 49
Andrei Svechnikov Barrie Colts 10 46
Aidan Dudas Owen Sound Attack 14 43
Goaltenders Leaders – Goals Against Average
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Nick Donofrio Hamilton Bulldogs 2 125 5 2.40
Mario Peccia Kingston Frontenacs 4 210 12 3.43
Jacob Ingham Mississauga Steelheads 9 530 33 3.74
Jordan Kooy London Knights 6 306 20 3.92
Christian Purboo North Bay Battalion 3 179 12 4.02
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage
Player Team GP SH  SVS SV%
Nick Donofrio Hamilton Bulldogs 2 50 45 0.900
Mario Peccia Kingston Frontenacs 4 116 104 0.897
Marshall Frappier Sudbury Wolves 6 187 166 0.888
Christian Purboo North Bay Battalion 3 98 86 0.878
Jacob Ingham Mississauga Steelheads 9 268 235 0.877
Goaltending Leaders – Wins
Player Team GP W L OL
Jacob Ingham Mississauga Steelheads 9 3 6 0
Marshall Frappier Sudbury Wolves 6 2 2 1
Nick Donofrio Hamilton Bulldogs 2 1 0 1
Christian Purboo North Bay Battalion 3 1 2 0
Jordan Kooy London Knights 6 1 4 0
Goaltending Leaders – Shutouts
Player Team GP SO
Mario Peccia Kingston Frontenacs 4 1

Sting’s Jordan Kyrou named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that St. Louis Blues prospect Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the week ending October 22 with eight points including four goals and four assists in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Kyrou led the league in scoring as the Sting extended their franchise record winning-streak to 11 games following a trio of road victories last week to improve their first overall standing to 12-1-0-0.  He began the week with his top performance of the season scoring his first career hat-trick while adding an assist as first star of an 8-2 win over the North Bay Battalion.  The next night he scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over the Sudbury Wolves, then wrapped up the road trip Saturday in Barrie with three assists as part of a 7-2 victory over the Colts.  Kyrou is the second straight member of the Sting to earn Player of the Week honours following NHL Draft prospect Brady Hinz.

A 19-year-old from Toronto, Ont., Kyrou is playing in his fourth OHL season in Sarnia after being chosen by the Sting in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  He is currently second in league scoring with eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points in 11 games after finishing the 2016-17 campaign sixth overall with 94 points in 66 games powered by 30 goals and 64 assists.  The second round pick of the Blues in the 2016 NHL Draft has now surpassed two OHL milestones in recent weeks with his career games played mark now at 205 and career points at 203.  He will compete for Team OHL in the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series on Thursday November 9 in Owen Sound.

Watch video highlights of Kyrou and the Sting against the Battalion, Wolves, and Colts.Battalion

Also considered for the award this week was Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh of the Erie Otters with a goal and four assists for five points in two games, and Anaheim Ducks prospect Max Jones of the London Knights with four goals in two games.  In goal, Justin Fazio was solid between-the-pipes for the Sting making 78 saves in two games posting a goals-against-average of 2.03 and save percentage of .951 while setting a new franchise record for career wins with 64.

2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week:

Oct. 16 – Oct .22: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)

Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Brady Hinz (Sarnia Sting)

Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)

Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)

Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Top WHL teams Victoria and Swift Current get top performances from Soy and Flodell

Royals’ Tyler Soy named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Anaheim Ducks prospect Tyler Soy of the Victoria Royals is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 15 after registering 12 points in four games including three goals and nine assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

Soy’s 12 points were spread across four multi-point performances helping the CHL’s top ranked Royals maintain first place in the WHL standings collecting five of a possible eight points last week.  It began with a two-game home series against the Tri-City Americans with Soy scoring once with two assists on Tuesday in an 8-2 win, then Wednesday where he contributed two assists despite a 5-4 overtime loss.  His week continued Friday night with another three-point effort scoring a goal and two assists as the Royals suffered an 8-6 road loss to the Spokane Chiefs, then wrapped up Saturday in Seattle with four points including a goal and three assists as first star of a 6-1 victory over the Thunderbirds.

A 20-year-old from Cloverdale, BC, Soy is playing in his fifth career WHL season with the Royals who selected him eighth overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  Soy now has 13 points in just five games after producing 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points in just 44 games played last season.  Soy enjoyed an extended look with the Ducks organization this fall and was a seventh round pick of the club in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Also considered for the award this week was Maxime Fortier of the Halifax Mooseheads with two goals and five assists for seven points in three games, and NHL Draft prospect Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting with six goals and three assists for nine points in four games

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)

Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)

Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen (Swift Current Broncos)

Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)

Broncos’ Logan Flodell named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Logan Flodell of the Swift Current Broncos is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 15 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .976.

Flodell turned aside 83 shots in a pair of victories last week that helped the Broncos extend their winning-streak to eight games to open the 2017-18 campaign.  On Tuesday night he made a career-high 45 saves and earned third star honours in a 6-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes, then picked up his first shutout of the season on Friday in a 1-0 triumph over the Vancouver Giants earning first star honours following his 38-save performance.

A 20-year-old from Regina, Sask., Flodell is playing in his fourth WHL season and first with the Broncos after being acquired from the Saskatoon Blades where he played in 48 games during the 2016-17 campaign.  Originally a third round pick of the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Flodell leads the league with a 7-0-0-0 record and is tops in both goals-against-average and save percentage with marks of 2.00 and .940 respectively.

Also considered for the award this week was Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro who backstopped the Windsor Spitfires to a 2-1-0-0 record making 106 saves with a goals-against-average of 1.69 and save percentage of .955, and Mark Grametbauer of the Moncton Wildcats who made 98 saves while posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 2.33 and save percentage of .933.

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell (Swift Current Broncos)

Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)

Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)

Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

CHL Leagues

Sting’s Brady Hinz named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the week ending October 15 with nine points in four games including six goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

Hinz led the league in scoring last week as the Sting climbed atop the OHL standings winning all four of their games to extend their win-streak to eight and improve their overall record to 9-1-0-0.  He scored in all four contests and recorded a trio of multi-point performances including Thanksgiving Monday with a goal and an assist in the Sting’s 6-5 overtime win against the Hamilton Bulldogs.  Hinz then powered Sarnia’s offense to three straight weekend wins beginning Friday with two goals and an assist as second star of an 8-1 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads, Saturday with one goal as part of a 6-1 defeat of the Guelph Storm, and Sunday with two goals and an assist as first star of a 3-2 road triumph over the Windsor Spitfires.

Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Brady Hinz of the Sarnia Sting. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

A 17-year-old from Stratford, Ont., Hinz is playing in his second OHL season with the Sting who chose him in the third round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.  The former Huron-Perth Laker has already surpassed his rookie goal output of five with nine tallies through 10 games.  He finished 2016-17 with 25 points in 61 games and currently has 12 points through 10 contests to open 2017-18 play.  The 5’8’’, 160lb winger is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft.

Watch video highlights of Hinz and the Sting against the Bulldogs, Steelheads, Storm, and Spitfires.Spitfires

Also considered for the award this week was defenceman Mac Hollowell of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with eight points in three games including three goals and five assists, while Bulldogs forward Brandon Saigeon scored four times with four helpers for eight points in four games.  In goal, Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro backstopped the Spitfires to a 2-1-0-0 record making 106 saves with a goals-against-average of 1.69 and save percentage of .955.

2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week:

Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Brady Hinz (Sarnia Sting)

Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)

Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)

Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)