Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced Top Performers of the Week for the week of playoff games ending Sunday, April 24.
Knights’ Antonio Stranges Named OHL Player of the Week
Dallas Stars prospect Antonio Stranges of the London Knights is the OHL Player of the Week, leading the League with seven points including three goals and four assists in three playoff games.
Stranges helped the Knights take a 2-1 series lead over the Kitchener Rangers, picking up two goals in London’s 3-2 loss to open the series on Thursday. The Knights rebounded on Friday as Stranges recorded a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory. He was named the first star of Game 3 on Sunday afternoon in Kitchener, recording three assists as the Knights defeated the Rangers 4-3. Stranges earned star of the game recognition in all three outings and leads the OHL Playoffs in scoring through a weekend of action. He was named OHL Player of the Week twice during the regular season.
A 20-year-old product of Plymouth, Mich., Stranges finished the regular season with career highs of 31 goals, 54 assists and 84 points in 60 games. The left winger who was chosen by the Dallas Stars in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft owns career totals of 63 goals, 95 assists and 158 points through 187 career regular season games with London. He was the Knights’ second round (21st overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. Stranges signed a three-year entry level NHL contract with Dallas on March 1st.
Also considered for the award this week, San Jose Sharks prospect Brandon Coe of the North Bay Battalion had a four-point showing on Saturday as the Battalion defeated the Ottawa 67’s 7-6. The big winger rounded-out the week with five points (2-3–5) in a pair of victories. Kitchener Rangers overage forward Mike Petizian was also in the running, putting up three goals, two assists and five points across three contests.
2021-22 OHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 19 – Apr. 24: Antonio Stranges (London Knights)
2021-22 OHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Apr. 11 – Apr. 18: Robert Calisti (Soo Greyhounds)
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Martin Chromiak (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Mason McTavish (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Dalton Duhart (Saginaw Spirit)
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Matthew Maggio (Windsor Spitfires)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Lucas Edmonds (Kingston Frontenacs)
Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: Theo Hill (Sarnia Sting)
Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Antonio Stranges (London Knights)
Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs).
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Luke Evangelista (London Knights)
Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts)
Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Riley Piercey (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: David Goyette (Sudbury Wolves)
Jan. 3 – Jan 9: Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: James Hardie (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Ty Tullio (Oshawa Generals)
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Lucas Edmonds (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Brandon Coe (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Antonio Stranges (London Knights)
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Tucker Robertson (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Rory Kerins (Soo Greyhounds)
Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Calum Ritchie (Oshawa Generals)
Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Jack Thompson (Sudbury Wolves)
Greyhounds’ Tucker Tynan Named OHL Goaltender of the Week
Tucker Tynan of the Soo Greyhounds is the OHL Goaltender of the Week, going 2-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and .981 save percentage in the opening round of the 2022 OHL Playoffs.
Tynan backstopped the Hounds to a 2-0 series lead over the Guelph Storm with back-to-back wins on home ice. He posted a 23-save shutout and earned the win in his OHL playoff debut Thursday night as the Greyhounds defeated the Storm 3-0 at GFL Memorial Gardens. Tynan was back at it on Saturday, turning aside 31 shots as Sault Ste. Marie defeated Guelph by a score of 4-1 in Game 2, netting second star recognition in a second straight outing.
A 19-year-old native of Lincolnshire, Ill., Tynan appeared in 50 games between Sault Ste. Marie and Niagara this past season, playing to a record of 22-19-6-1 with a 3.55 goals-against average and .887 save percentage with one shutout. Tynan owns a career OHL mark of 33-27-9-2 with a 3.62 goals-against average and .896 save percentage over 73 career regular season games, and made his way back from a severe leg injury sustained as a member of the Niagara IceDogs in December 2019. He was originally Niagara’s 10th round pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.
Also considered for the award this week, Matt Onuska of the Windsor Spitfires played to a 2-0 record, accompanied by a 1.50 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and one shutout as Windsor took a 2-0 series lead on Sarnia. Florida Panthers prospect Mack Guzda of the Barrie Colts was busy, stopping 78 of 81 shots to help the Colts split the opening two games of their series in Mississauga.
2021-22 OHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Tucker Tynan (Soo Greyhounds)
2021-22 OHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Max Donoso (Ottawa 67’s)
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Michael Simpson (Peterborough Petes)
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Patrick Leaver (Oshawa Generals)
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Joey Costanzo (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Marco Costantini (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Nick Chenard (Owen Sound Attack)
Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: Marco Costantini (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Leevi Merilainen (Kingston Frontenacs)
Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Mack Guzda (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Pavel Cajan (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Patrick Leaver (Oshawa Generals)
Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: Max Donoso (Ottawa 67’s)
Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Mack Guzda (Barrie Colts)
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: Mitchell Weeks (Sudbury Wolves)
Jan. 3 – Jan. 9: Nolan Lalonde (Erie Otters)
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: Joe Ranger (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Owen Bennett (Guelph Storm)
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Mack Guzda (Barrie Colts)
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Leevi Merilainen (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Tye Austin (Peterborough Petes)
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting)
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Joe Vrbetic (North Bay Battalion
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Roman Basran (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Patrick Leaver (Oshawa Generals)
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Jacob Oster (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Brett Brochu (London Knights)
Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Tucker Tynan (Niagara IceDogs)
About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.