Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced Top Performers of the Week for the week of regular season games ending Sunday, March 6, 2022
Sting’s Theo Hill Named OHL Player of the Week
Sarnia Sting forward Theo Hill is the OHL Player of the Week, putting together nine assists in three games as the Sting won a pair of games.
Hill’s marquee performance came on Wednesday, helping the Sting win a high-scoring thriller over the Saginaw Spirit with six assists in a 10-6 final. The six helpers are the most by an OHL player in a game this season, coming one shy of the Sting single game record of seven set by Charlie Sarault on Feb. 22, 2013 against Erie. Hill was back dishing out assists on Friday, picking up three helpers in Sarnia’s 6-5 win over the Soo Greyhounds as he helped set up Marko Sikic for the overtime winner. Hill was pointless, but won 16-of-23 faceoffs in Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Kitchener Rangers. Hill becomes the first Sting player to earn OHL Player of the Week honours since Jordan Kyrou in February 2018.
A 19-year-old from Hagersville, Ont., Hill has 16 goals, 21 assists and 37 points in 48 games for the Sting in this, his third OHL season. The former fifth round (99th overall) pick by Sarnia in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection owns career totals that include 30 goals, 36 assists and 66 points across 161 regular season contests.
Also considered for the award this week, Sarnia Sting teammate Marko Sikic recorded seven points (2-5–7) in three games last week while Barrie Colts forward Evan Vierling posted three straight two-point efforts, finishing with six (5-1–6) as his team played to a 3-0 record.
2021-22 OHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
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)
Bulldogs’ Marco Costantini Named OHL Goaltender of the Week
Marco Costantini is the OHL Goaltender of the Week, playing to a 2-0 record with a 0.96 goals-against average and .962 save percentage for the first place Hamilton Bulldogs.
Costantini stopped 50 of 52 shots last week, helping Hamilton extend its winning streak to nine in 2-1 victories over Mississauga and Ottawa. He made 26 saves at home to the Central Division-leading Steelheads on Thursday as the Bulldogs prevailed on a late game winner from Avery Hayes. Costantini was solid in front of a national audience on Friday, turning in a first star performance with 24 saves and a 3-for-4 shootout showing against twin brother Anthony and the Ottawa 67’s on TSN.
A 19-year-old Hamilton native, Costantini is 20-9-2-2 with a 2.69 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and three shutouts in 34 games this season. The 6-foot-1, 185Ib. goaltender owns a career OHL record of 30-24-8-2 with a 3.48 goals-against average and .889 save percentage. Costantini was Hamilton’s fifth round (95th overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection after backstopping the Vaughan Kings to an appearance in the OHL Cup Final.
Also considered for the award this week, Owen Sound Attack goaltender Nick Chenard played to a 3-0 mark with a 1.67 goals-against average and .933 save percentage including a 27-save shutout against the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday. Michael Simpson of the Peterborough Petes was also 3-0, posting a 2.33 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in the process.
2021-22 OHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
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)
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