Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that overage forward Joseph Garreffa of the Ottawa 67’s is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week of games spanning December 18-29 with a goal, nine assists and 10 points over three contests.

Garreffa continued a current 15-game point streak, helping the 67’s stretch their winning streak to 13 and claim first place in the OHL standings. The 5-foot-7, 176Ib. winger racked up three assists in a 5-4 overtime win in Oshawa on Dec. 20th. He returned from the break to score his 18th goal of the season and tack on two assists in a 7-2 win in Kingston Dec. 28th, earning third star honours. Garreffa recorded his sixth multi-point performance in seven games on Sunday, collecting four assists for second star recognition in a 6-1 win over visiting Peterborough. It was Garreffa’s fourth four-point effort of the season.

A 20-year-old from Toronto, Ont., Garreffa has 46 points (18-28–46) over 22 games in his fifth OHL season. He joined the 67’s in mid-October following four seasons with the Kitchener Rangers who drafted him in the third round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. The versatile forward has amassed 271 points (90-181–271) over 267 career regular season games. Garreffa attended rookie camp with the Los Angeles Kings in September. This marks the third time in his career that Garreffa has received OHL Player of the Week recognition.

Also considered for the award this week was Florida Panthers prospect Cole Schwindt of the Mississauga Steelheads who had six goals, three assists and nine points over four contests. Oshawa Generals overage forward Brett Neumann was also in the running having recorded five goals, four assists and nine points over four outings.


2019-20 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Dec. 18 – Dec. 29: Joseph Garreffa (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 15: Jacob Ingham (Kitchener Rangers)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 8: Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1: Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 24: Riley McCourt (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 17: Jan Jenik (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 10: Cam Hillis (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 27: Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 13: Mack Guzda (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 6: Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)
Sept. 26 – Sept. 29: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (Peterborough Petes)

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)