OHL Announces Top Performers of the Month for March

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Top OHL Performers of the Month for regular season games played in March, 2019, including Kitchener Rangers forward Greg Meireles, London Knights defenceman Evan Bouchard and Saginaw Spirit teammates Cole Perfetti and Ivan Prosvetov.

OHL Player of the Month – Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers):

Kitchener Rangers forward Greg Meireles has been named the OHL Player of the Month for March, finishing tied for the league lead with 18 points including five goals and 13 assists over eight games. Meireles recorded points in all eight contests as part of an ongoing 20-game point streak, the OHL’s longest of the 2018-19 season. The 5-foot-11, 188Ib centre recorded at least three points three different times including a three-assist showing on Mar. 1st against London, a goal and three assists in an 8-4 win over the Erie Otters on Mar. 8th followed up by a goal and two helpers on Mar. 10th in Guelph. Meireles potted a pair of power play goals to help the Rangers’ top-ranked power play finish the season with a 29% success rate, the league’s highest since the 2016 Memorial Cup champion London Knights. He also had a hand in helping teammate Jonathan Yantsis reach the 50-goal mark, assisting on four of his goals in the month of March.

A 20-year-old native of Ottawa, Ont., Meireles finished the season as Kitchener’s leading scorer, recording 97 points 36-61–97) over 68 games, 43 of which came on the man advantage. Meireles led the Rangers with 249 shots on goal this season and went 54.1% in the faceoff circle. The former first round (12th overall) pick of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection remains without an NHL contract but attended rookie camp with the St. Louis Blues in 2017.

OHL Defenceman of the Month – Evan Bouchard (London Knights):

For the second straight month a London Knights blueliner has been named the OHL’s Defenceman of the Month. Edmonton Oilers prospect Evan Bouchard takes the torch from teammate Adam Boqvist, recording nine points including five goals and four assists over eight games for the Midwest Division champion Knights. The veteran captain started the month with a season-high four point performance, scoring while adding three assists in an 8-6 road win over the Kitchener Rangers on Mar. 1st. Bouchard also found the back of the net in a 3-2 overtime win over the Flint Firebirds on Mar. 8th before recording back-to-back two-point contests to close out the month, helping the Knights lock down first place in the Western Conference. He scored twice in a 6-3 road loss to the Soo Greyhounds on Mar. 15th before scoring a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over the Saginaw Spirit on Mar. 16th. Bouchard recorded at least five shots on goal on five different occasions in the month of March.

A 19-year-old product of Oakville, Ont., Bouchard recorded 53 points (16-37–53) over 45 games in an abbreviated season after returning from the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers where he played seven games and scored his first goal to start the campaign. Bouchard’s 201 career regular season points (54-147–201) sit second in franchise history for defencemen behind Rick Corriveau (1987-92). Originally London’s first round (17th overall) pick in 2015, Bouchard was chosen by the Oilers with the 10th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft.

OHL Rookie of the Month – Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit):

Cole Perfetti‘s tremendous rookie season continued this past month as the Saginaw Spirit winger has been named OHL Rookie of the Month for a second consecutive term. Perfetti led all rookies with seven goals along with four assists for 11 points over eight games along with a plus-10 rating. The 5-foot-10 left-winger helped the Spirit secure its first West Division title since 2011, putting up three different multi-point performances beginning with a goal and an assist in an 8-0 win over the Peterborough Petes on Mar. 3rd. He put up a season-high four goals in a 4-1 road win over the London Knights on Mar. 9th, becoming the OHL’s first 16-year-old rookie to do so since Peterborough’s Ryan Spooner in March 2009. Perfetti followed that sterling performance up with a goal and two assists on Mar. 12th as the Spirit took a 6-2 road win over the Sarnia Sting. In total, Perfetti earned Three Star recognition three different times in the month of March.

A 17-year-old native of Whitby, Ont., Perfetti finished the season tied with Owen Tippett for the Spirit scoring lead, recording a league-leading 74 points (37-37–74) among rookies over 63 games. Perfetti’s 37 goals are a new Spirit franchise record for rookies as he finished with the OHL’s sixth-highest shooting percentage of 22.4% while netting seven game winners. Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft, Perfetti was Saginaw’s first round (5th overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection from the Vaughan Kings Minor Midgets.

Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month – Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit):

Arizona Coyotes prospect Ivan Prosvetov is the Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month for March, backstopping his team to a West Division title. Prosvetov played to a 4-1-0-1 record with a 1.99 goals-against average, .943 save percentage and one shutout over six games, turning aside 197 shots in the process. He started the month with four consecutive wins as part of a larger eight-game trend,  posting his fourth shutout of the season with a 27-save effort against the Peterborough Petes on Mar. 3rd. He earned second star honours, turning aside 47 of 48 shots in a 4-1 road win over the London Knights on Mar. 9th. Prosvetov turned aside 29 shots on Mar. 12th in Sarnia to backstop the Spirit to a franchise record 46th win and a club mark nine consecutive victories. He stopped 25 shots two nights later on Mar. 14th as the Spirit fell 2-1 in overtime to the Soo Greyhounds but locked down their first West Division title since 2011.

A 20-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, Prosvetov played to an overall mark of 36-11-2-1 with a 2.94 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and four shutouts in his first OHL season. The 6-foot-5, 185Ib netminder owns a league-leading .924 save percentage since Jan. 1st, playing to a 19-5-1-1 mark in that span. Chosen with the 13th overall pick of the 2018 CHL Import Draft, Prosvetov was a fourth round (114th overall) pick of the Arizona Coyotes last summer.

2018-19 OHL Performers of the Month:

Player of the Month:

March – Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)
February – Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
January – Ben Jones/Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)
December – Tye Felhaber (Ottawa 67’s)
November – Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
October – Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)

Defenceman of the Month:

March – Evan Bouchard (London Knights)
February – Adam Boqvist (London Knights)
January – Sean Durzi (Guelph Storm)
December – Bode Wilde (Saginaw Spirit)
November – Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s)
October – Mac Hollowell (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Rookie of the Month:

March – Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
February – Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
January – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
December – Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting)
November – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)
October – Marco Rossi (Ottawa 67’s)

Vaughn Goaltender of the Month:

March – Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)
February – Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
January – Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)
December – Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
November – Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
October – Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)


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 Ryan Merkley named OHL Rookie of the Year

OHL Announces First and Second All-Rookie Teams

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that defenceman Ryan Merkley of the Guelph Storm is the 2016-17 recipient of the Emms Family Award presented to the OHL’s Rookie of the Year.

Merkley led all OHL rookies with 55 points in 62 games played scoring 12 goals and 43 assists positioning him eighth overall among all OHL defenders.  He became the first rookie in franchise history to lead the team in scoring, and is the first OHL defenceman since London’s Rick Corriveau in 1987-88 to lead all rookies in scoring.

Ryan Merkley of the Guelph Storm. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL  Images.
Ryan Merkley of the Guelph Storm. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

“It is an honour to be selected as the OHL Rookie of the Year,” said Merkley. “Knowing that there are so many talented first year players, makes the award extra special.  I would like to thank my teammates and the Storm organization for all their help and support.”

The 16-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., selected first overall by the Storm in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection, is just the second member of the organization to earn the award following fellow Storm first overall pick Jeff O’Neill during the 1992-93 season.  Merkley’s 55 points are the most by a Storm 16-year-old since O’Neill’s 79 during his first campaign.

“Being selected as OHL Rookie of the Year is a special honour, but one that Ryan richly deserves,” said Mike Kelly, Guelph’s departing General Manager. “Even as a 16-year-old, Ryan was a critical part of a very young Guelph Storm Hockey team, and he provided our fans, and fans throughout the OHL with some spectacular hockey memories.  As good as Ryan was this past year, he will be even more special in upcoming seasons.”

Merkley joined the OHL after earning GTHL Player of the Year honours with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and made an immediate impact with recognition as the OHL’s Rookie of the Month for October and December and represented Team Canada Red at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie.  He recorded 16 multi-point performances during 2016-17 and was voted third in both the Best Playmaker and Best Stickhandler categories in the Western Conference Coaches Poll.

First presented in 1973, Emms Family Award recipients include Wayne Gretzky (Sault Ste. Marie 1977-78), Joe Thornton (Sault Ste. Marie 1995-96), Rick Nash (London 2000-01), Taylor Hall (Windsor 2007-08), and most recently Alex DeBrincat (Erie 2014-15), and Alex Nylander (Mississauga 2015-16).  Merkley is the eighth player to earn the Emms Family Award after also earning the Jack Ferguson Award as the first overall pick in the OHL Priority Selection beginning with O’Neill, Patrick O’Sullivan (Mississauga 2001-02), Rob Schremp (Mississauga 2002-03), John Tavares (Oshawa 2005-06), Aaron Ekblad (Barrie 2011-12), Connor McDavid (Erie 2012-13), and Travis Konecny (Ottawa 2013-14).

The Emms Family Award was donated by Leighton “Hap” Emms, former owner of the Barrie, Niagara Falls, and St. Catharines OHL franchises.  The award is selected by all 20 member club General Managers.  Teams were asked to submit only one nominee from their own club for consideration on the ballot and were not permitted to vote for the player from their own hockey club.  Players received five points for a first vote, three points for a second place vote, and one point for a third place vote.

Merkley earned 75 of a possible 95 voting points ahead of forward Akil Thomas of the Niagara IceDogs who finished second with 44 voting points and forward Allan McShane of the Oshawa Generals who finished in third with 24 voting points. 

The Emms Family Award will be formally presented to Merkley at the OHL’s annual Awards Ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Thursday June 8.  He will be the OHL’s nominee for CHL Rookie of the Year to be announced at the Mastercard Memorial Cup on Saturday May 27.

Merkley was also announced to the OHL’s First All-Rookie Team alongside NHL Draft prospect Eemeli Rasanen of the Kingston Frontenacs on defence, and goaltender Jacob Ingham of the Mississauga Steelheads.  First team forwards include McShane at centre, Thomas at right wing, and Kingston’s Linus Nyman at left wing.  Second team honours went to NHL Draft prospects Adam Ruzicka of the Sarnia Sting, Alex Formenton of the London Knights, and Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers at forward, while 16-year-olds Giovanni Vallati of Kitchener, and Owen Lalonde of the Sudbury Wolves comprise the defence.  Second team goaltending honours went to Matthew Villalta of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

The OHL All-Rookie Teams were also selected by the OHL’s General Managers.  Players were voted on initially by position within their conference receiving five points for a first place vote, three for a second place vote, and one for a third.  Top vote getters in each position made up the final ballot that was then circulated to all 20 teams. 

2016-17 OHL All-Rookie Teams (voting points in brackets):

First Team:
Centre – Allan McShane, Oshawa Generals (85)
Left Wing – Linus Nyman, Kingston Frontenacs (73)
Right Wing – Akil Thomas, Niagara IceDogs (93)
Defence – Ryan Merkley, Guelph Storm (91)
Defence – Eemeli Rasanen, Kingston Frontenacs (74)
Goaltender – Jacob Ingham, Mississauga Steelheads (73)

Second Team:
Centre – Adam Ruzicka, Sarnia Sting (51)
Left Wing – Alex Formenton, London Knights (38)
Right Wing – Greg Meireles, Kitchener Rangers (39)
Defence – Giovanni Vallati, Kitchener Rangers (44)
Defence – Owen Lalonde, Sudbury Wolves (39)
Goaltender – Matthew Villalta, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (70)

Greg Meireles – Player Profile – Kitchener Rangers

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  173 pounds

Date of birth: January 1, 1999

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Position:  Center/Right Wing

Shoots:  Right

OHL Draft: Round 1, 12th overall, 2015 OHL Priority Selection

The Kitchener Rangers selected Greg Meireles in the first round, twelfth overall in the 2015 Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Selection.

Despite being a first round pick, Meireles would play the 2015/2016 season with the Ottawa Jr Senators of the CCHL. He appeared in 48 games for the Jr Sens scoring 7 goals and adding 28 assists. He would suit up for 16 playoff games while scoring twice to go along with 6 assists.

After committing to the Rangers following the draft, Rangers’ GM Murray Heibert had this to say:

“Although he won’t join our team immediately, we see this as a move that is going to strengthen our hockey club in the future. Greg will be available to play games as an affiliate player and we look forward to having him join the team on a full time basis next season. This is a special player that excels at both ends of the ice. He possesses good hockey sense and the ability to make quick decisions at high speeds.”

Rangers’ fans had a glimpse into Meireles’ future when he appeared in 7 games for Kitchener. They were not disappointed with what they saw as he put up two goals and three assists in those seven games.

Internationally, Meireles suited up for Canada White at the 2016 World Hockey Challenge Under-17. In six games he scored once and assisted on another as Canada White won gold at the event. He also played for Team Canada at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup but was held off the score sheet in four games.

Meireles has been red hot to date this season having 14 points (4 goals and 12 assists) through his first dozen games while leading all rookies in assists, points and penalty minutes. He’s been everything the Rangers’ wanted him to be and more and I named him the OHL draft eligible player of the month for September.

Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Meireles plays the game with intensity and with an extremely high level of energy and combines those tangibles with an excellent work ethic. He applies those traits in all three zones with the same intensity in his own zone as he does in the offensive zone.

Despite being 5’10 and 173 pounds, Meireles battles fiercely along the walls for pucks, often against bigger players, and comes away with the pucks in those battles more often than not.  He’s brought an element of physicality to his game that can only improve with added bulk to his frame. His speed, anticipation and work ethic make him relentless on the forecheck.

Meireles is a very good skater with excellent speed and a first step that rockets him to top speed. Combined with his abilities to anticipate, he can get into lanes quickly often taking away attempted passes. He has very good vision and playmaking skills and while he projects as a playmaker first, he possesses an above average shot that can beat goaltenders. He has an extremely high hockey IQ and thinks the game one or two steps ahead.

Mike Farwell, the play by play radio voice of the Kitchener Rangers on 570 News and host of the Post Game show on Rogers Television shared his thoughts with OHLW:

Greg is a highly skilled hockey player. Fast, with good hands and vision. What has impressed me the most is how strong he is. He doesn’t shy away from anything and will go anywhere to get a puck. I haven’t often seen that kind of tenacity from a first year guy.

OHLW also had the opportunity to speak with Gwen Meireles, Greg’s mother, on a variety of topics regarding his path.

OHLW:  So I have to ask right from the start, since Ottawa is your hometown, is it safe to assume that the Senators are the family’s favorite team, and Greg’s?

Gwen:  Yes, the family has been Sens fans from the beginning. Greg’s first hockey game was playing for the Little Sens AAA spring team. He played defence and wore #6. He was a Wade Redden fan at the time.

OHLW: When did Greg first get involved in hockey and how long has he been dreaming of being an NHL player?

Gwen: I believe we first had him on the ice around 4 years old. He loved it. My husband felt he should learn how to skate before putting a stick in his hands so we put him in public skating during the summer and we built a backyard rink in the winter where he’d spend a lot of his time. I think it was around a year later where we put a stick in his hands. I don’t think early on he dreamed of being an NHL’er. He just loved playing the game.

OHLW: Who was Greg’s favorite player growing up and did he ’emulate’ him?

Gwen: His first favorite player was Wade Redden. He later liked Alex Ovechkin. He liked his skill and his physical play. Greg doesn’t have the same physical body as Alex Ovechkin but he still emulates his physical play.

OHLW: Was Greg (and the rest of the family) involved in other sports growing up and did he have any thoughts of pursuing them or was it always hockey?

Gwen: Greg played a lot of soccer and tennis as well growing up. The whole family played tennis. Actually I met my husband on the tennis court. Greg was an accomplished tennis player and won the U10 city championship when he was 9 years old. At this point we felt that he should concentrate on one sport more but still play multiple sports. We left it up to him and he chose hockey.

OHLW: Greg had an excellent season with the Ottawa Jr 67’s that led to being the 12th overall pick in the 2015 OHL Draft by the Kitchener Rangers. The Rangers are an excellent organization as are the 67’s. Ottawa was picking four spots later. Was there any hoping that he’d be there for the 67’s so Greg could play for his hometown team?

Gwen: Deep down my husband and I wanted him to play in Ottawa but Greg just wanted to play on a team that really wanted him. We were all excited and pleased that an organization such as the Kitchener Rangers selected him.

OHLW: After the OHL draft Greg went on to play a season with Ottawa Jr Senators of the CCHL. What was the thought process for taking that route instead of going directly to the OHL?

Gwen: We just thought that Greg was not quite ready to leave home at such a young age. Another year home gaining size and maturity would help him transition into next year. The Ottawa Jr Sens really wanted him and we felt Greg would develop more here than in Kitchener where all their forwards were returning. Kitchener was going to call him up for some games so we thought that would be the best for Greg. It took some arm twisting but Greg agreed.

OHLW: Was any consideration given to going a different route entirely over the OHL?

Gwen: There were several offers from prestigious NCAA schools but Greg wanted to play in the OHL especially after Kitchener drafted him.

OHLW: We often hear from players in their draft years saying they “try not to think about the draft” or “it’s there in the back of their minds”. How do you help him keep focused on the task at hand or do you leave that to his coaches in Kitchener?

Gwen: We have been driving down to Kitchener every weekend thus far. We talked to him about it last weekend but he says he really doesn’t think about it. He just tries to prepare for each game and play the best he can. We will leave this to his coaches.

OHLW: The NHL is changing, and we’re seeing smaller players that can skate and have skill be more successful. That gives Greg an advantage but he plays much bigger than his 5’10” frame. As a mother, it’s only natural to worry. Do you try to get him to ‘tone it down’?

Gwen: I do worry but he likes to play a physical game. It is tough to watch because many players are taller and heavier but it’s how he likes to play. He works really hard in the gym and I know he is in good physical shape so that helps a bit.

OHLW: At the start of every NHL season, as we are watching Hockey Night in Canada, a player scores his first NHL goal and immediately the cameras turn to his parents sitting in the stands. As you watch that happen, do you ever think about you and your family there as Greg nets his first NHL goal?

Gwen: Yes. We had 11 family members down to watch Greg’s first game this year. The team won, Greg had 1 goal and 2 assists and was named first star. We were so excited and proud. I just can’t explain how proud I was. I know the NHL is a long ways off and may never happen but we would be so proud of him after all these years of him working so hard.

I want to thank Gwen for taking the time out to talk to me and I am sure the readers will greatly appreciate the time as well.

Greg Meireles hockey statistics and profile at hockeydb.com

Statistics of Greg Meireles, a hockey player from Orleans, ONT born Jan 1 1999 who was active from 2014 to 2017.

Kitchener Rangers’ Greg Meireles: OHL’s Draft Eligible Player of the Month

Kitchener Rangers’ forward Greg Meireles is our Ontario Hockey League’s draft eligible player of the month for September.

The OHL rookie, a native of Ottawa, Ontario is in his first full season after appearing in 7 games last season for the Rangers.

Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images

Meireles played in two games during September scoring once and adding four assist while finishing with a plus three. His lone goal was a power play, game winning goal versus the Flint Firebirds. He also contributed two assists in the contest and was named the games first star. He also contributed two assists in the Rangers victory over the North Bay Battalion.

Also considered were a pair of Hamilton Bulldogs. Goaltender Kaden Fulcher posted a 3-1-0-0 record and a 1.93 goals against average and .946 save percentage. Teammate Matthew Strome has a four game point streak going with two goals and three assists.