Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced Top Performers of the Week for the week of regular season games ending Sunday, January 29, 2023.
Bulldogs’ Sahil Panwar Named Cogeco OHL Player of the Week
Sahil Panwar of the Hamilton Bulldogs is the Cogeco OHL Player of the Week, recording four goals, five assists and nine points in three games along with a plus/minus rating of plus-3.
After getting his week started with an assist in a 5-1 Thursday night loss to the Flint Firebirds, Panwar returned to the scoresheet on Saturday, picking up a pair of goals and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win over the league-leading Ottawa 67’s. Panwar earned his second straight first star honour on Sunday, recording a career-high five points including two goals and three helpers (2-3–5) as the Bulldogs defeated his former club, the Peterborough Petes, by a score of 7-4.
A 21-year-old native of Mississauga, Ont., Panwar has produced 15 goals, 20 assists and 35 points in 45 games between Hamilton and Peterborough this season. The 6-foot, 185Ib. centre has 18 points (5-13–18) in 11 games since joining Hamilton on January 7th. The former second round (23rd overall) pick by the London Knights in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection has registered 38 goals, 52 assists and 90 points in 176 career regular season games split between the Knights, Flint Firebirds, Peterborough Petes and Hamilton Bulldogs. Panwar attended rookie camp with the Florida Panthers as a free agent invite in September.
Also given consideration for the award this week were Los Angeles Kings prospect Brandt Clarke of the Barrie Colts who scored his first career OHL hat trick as part of a six goal, two assist and eight point performance in three games last week. Boston Bruins prospect Matthew Poitras of the Guelph Storm was also a standout, recording two goals and four assists (2-4–6) including an overtime winner over two games.
2022-23 Cogeco OHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Sahil Panwar (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: James Hardie (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Colby Barlow (Owen Sound Attack)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Bryce McConnell-Barker (Soo Greyhounds)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Connor Lockhart (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Evan Vierling (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Ryan Gagnier (Oshawa Generals)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Quentin Musty (Sudbury Wolves)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jorian Donovan (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Poitras (Guelph Storm)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Brody Crane (London Knights)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Matvey Petrov (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Deni Goure (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Owen Beck (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Matthew Maggio (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Pavel Mintyukov (Saginaw Spirit)
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2: Tucker Robertson (Peterborough Petes)
Generals’ Jacob Oster Named OHL Goaltender of the Week
Jacob Oster of the Oshawa Generals is the OHL Goaltender of the Week with back-to-back shutouts, stopping all 49 shots that came his way in victories over Kingston and North Bay.
Oster’s first career OHL shutout came Friday in Kingston as he stopped all 19 shots he faced while Calum Ritchie scored twice in a 2-0 road win over the Frontenacs. He continued his run of perfection on Sunday, making 30 saves for second star recognition as the Generals blanked the Central Division-leading North Bay Battalion 4-0 on home ice. Oster has now played nearly 140 consecutive minutes of shutout hockey dating back to January 19th.
An 18-year-old from Ottawa, Ont., Oster owns a record of 12-13-2-0 with a 4.07 goals-against average and .864 save percentage in 30 games between Oshawa and Guelph this season. The 6-foot-3, 190Ib. netminder is 3-1 with a 1.00 goals-against average and .965 save percentage in his four games with the Generals. Oster was Guelph’s fifth round (92nd overall) pick in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection from the Kemptville 73’s U18 program.
2022-23 OHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Jan 23 – Jan. 29: Jacob Oster (Oshawa Generals)
Jan 16 – Jan. 22: Mason Vaccari (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan 9 – Jan. 15: Matteo Drobac (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Max Donoso (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Michael Simpson (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Marco Costantini (Kitchener Rangers)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Owen Flores (Niagara IceDogs)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Dom DiVincentiis (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Brett Brochu (London Knights)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Michael Simpson (Peterborough Petes)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Joe Ranger (Sudbury Wolves)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Carter George (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Collin MacKenzie (Ottawa 67’s)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ivan Zhigalov (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Alessio Beglieri (Mississauga Steelheads)
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2: Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting)
About the Ontario Hockey League
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