LENNOX AND PETROV NAMEDOHL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced Top Performers of the Week for the week of regular season games ending Sunday, November 6, 2022.



Battalion’s Matvey Petrov Named Cogeco OHL Player of the Week

Edmonton Oilers prospect Matvey Petrov of the North Bay Battalion is the Cogeco OHL Player of the Week, recording four goals, two assists and six points in three games along with a plus/minus rating of plus-6.

Petrov helped the Battalion take three wins last week, extending their current winning streak to five games. He recorded a goal and two assists as the Battalion defeated the Niagara IceDogs in a high-scoring 9-3 victory on Thursday. Petrov’s scoring ways continued on Friday as he netted a pair of markers in a 5-1 road win over the Hamilton Bulldogs. He found the back of the net, extending his current point streak to 11 games on Saturday as the Battalion took a 5-3 win in Erie.

A 19-year-old forward, Petrov was selected in the sixth round (180th overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2021 NHL Draft who signed him to an entry-level NHL contract on April 11, 2022. He leads the Troops with 20 points (8-12–20) in 14 games this season. The former first overall pick by the Battalion in the 2020 CHL Import Draft recorded 40 goals, 50 assists and 90 points last season before leading North Bay to the Eastern Conference Championship Series.

Also given consideration for the award this week were a pair of Sarnia Sting teammates in Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ty Voit who recorded seven assists (0-7-7), and Nolan Burke who registered six goals (6-0-6) over three games played.

2022-23 Cogeco OHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
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)



Spirit’s Tristan Lennox Named OHL Goaltender of the Week

New York Islanders prospect Tristan Lennox of the Saginaw Spirit is the OHL Goaltender of the Week with a shutout victory, a goals-against average of 0.51 and a save percentage of .979.

Defending the crease in back-to-back games, Lennox turned aside 20 of the 21 shots he faced on Friday, surrendering a late goal to Kitchener’s Roman Schmidt as the Spirit fell 1-0 on the road. Lennox was back between the pipes on Sunday night, backstopping Saginaw to a 5-0 road win over the Oshawa Generals where he made 26 saves to earn his second career OHL shutout.

A 20-year-old native of Cambridge, Ont., Lennox was selected in the third round (93rd overall) by the New York Islanders in the 2021 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 200 lb. netminder is 7-3 on the season with a 3.21 goals-against average and .879 save percentage. He owns a career mark of 41-33-3-2 with a 3.31 goals-against average and .885 save percentage over 87 career regular season games. Lennox was Saginaw’s second round (26th overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection from the Mississauga Reps U16 program.

A pair of other candidates were given consideration for the award as Ottawa 67’s netminder Max Donoso went 2-0 on the weekend, recording a 1.50 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in wins over Barrie and Peterborough. Soo Greyhounds goaltender Samuel Ivanov went 1-0-0-1, posting a 1.44 goals-against average and .945 save percentage to help his team collect three of a possible four points.

2022-23 OHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
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)
 

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OHL Writers’ Draft Eligible Player of the Month for January

Matthew Maggio of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Tim Cornett – OHL Images

Just a reminder that for this season, we are breaking down our Draft Eligible Player of the Month down by position due to the number of draft eligible players this season. In previous seasons we named one player only. So, lets get right to it!

Forward

Up front we’re going with Matthew Maggio of the Windsor Spitfires. Maggio played in 8 games scoring 8 goals and adding 7 assists. He had 3 multi-goal games and 5 multi-point games while being held off the score sheet just once. He was named the game’s first star on 4 occasions and second star twice through the month.

Maggio is a late 2002 birthdate which means he is re-entering the draft in 2022. He has 18 goals and 22 assists in 34 games on the season.

Also considered was Nolan Burke of the Sarnia Sting. Burke also appeared in 8 games in January and also scored 8 goals and added 6 helpers. Like Maggio, Burke is a late 2002 birthdate and is re-entering the draft. He has 22 goals and 19 assists in 33 games on the season.

Defenceman

It’s never an easy choice when it comes to OHL blueliners, but for January we give the nod to Christian Kyrou of the Erie Otters. Kyrou is overshadowed a tad in draft circles by teammate Spencer Sova, but Kyrou is having quite the season with 9 goals and 20 helpers in 34 games.

In the month of January, Kyrou posted 4 goals and 5 assists in 8 games and finished a plus-5. He was kept off the scoresheet twice and had 3 multi-point games.

Also considered was Chas Sharpe of the Mississauga Steelheads. Sharpe posted 9 points in 11 games seemingly coming out of nowhere. He had just 2 assists in the previous 24 games heading into January. Kirill Kudryavtsev of the Soo Greyhounds also got some consideration after putting up a goal and 7 helpers in 11 games.

Goaltender

For the second time this season, Patrick Leaver of the Oshawa Generals is our choice. Leaver appeared in 7 games during the month – one of them in relief – and posted a sparkling .930 save-percentage. Unfortunately for Leaver he posted just a 3-3-0 record in his starts. One of those losses came on January 23, he stopped 48 of 49 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Kingston Frontenacs. That earned him first star honors.

Leaver had faced the Frontenacs 5 days earlier and in the contest the Fronts fired 41 shots at his net. He stopped 39 of those and leading his team to a 4-2 victory. His effort that night earned him second star honors.

On January 15 Leaver went up against Oshawa’s rivals the Peterborough Petes. He stopped 36 of 37, many of them of a difficult variety and backstopped his club to a 4-1 victory. He was named the games second star.

Also considered was Max Donoso of the Ottawa 67’s. Donoso appeared in 4 games and posted a save percentage of .939 and a 3-0-0-1 record. In his first appearance in January, he came in in relief and stopped all 12 shots he faced allowing the 67’s to come back and earn a victory in the shootout.  

On the season:

FORWARDS

January – Matthew Maggio – Windsor Spitfires

December – Luca DelBelBelluz – Mississauga Steelheads

November – Kyle Jackson – North Bay Battalion

October – Tucker Robertson – Peterborough Petes

DEFENCEMEN

January – Christian Kyrou – Erie Otters

December – Kirill Kudryavtsev – Soo Greyhounds

November – Gavin While – Hamilton Bulldogs

October – Ty Nelson – North Bay Battalion

GOALTENDERS

January – Patrick Leaver – Oshawa Generals

December – Pavel Cajan – Kitchener Rangers

November – Patrick Leaver – Oshawa Generals

October – Brett Brochu – London Knights