Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced Top Performers of the Week for the week of regular season games ending Sunday, May 1, 2022.
Frontenacs’ Zayde Wisdom Named OHL Player of the Week
Philadelphia Flyers prospect Zayde Wisdom of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL Player of the Week, leading the League with eight points including four goals and four assists over four games.
Wisdom helped the Frontenacs eliminate the Oshawa Generals in their six game first round series, picking up a point in all four of his outings. The right-winger posted four points in Game 4 of the series on Thursday in Oshawa, scoring twice while adding two assists to earn first star honours in a 6-2 win. He proceeded to collect an assist in each of his next three contests, with a primary helper coming on Shane Wright’s overtime winner in Game 6 to send the Fronts to the second round.
A 5-foot-10, 201Ib. native of Toronto, Ont., Wisdom currently leads the OHL Playoffs with 12 points (4-8–12) over six games along with a League-best plus/minus rating of plus-11. He recorded 38 points (9-29–38) in 43 regular season games after recovering from shoulder surgery that sidelined him until December. He has posted 107 points (41-66–107) in 165 career regular season games over three seasons in Kingston. Wisdom spent the 2020-21 campaign with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, collecting 18 points (7-11–18) in 28 games after he was a fourth round (94th overall) selection by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2020 NHL Draft. Wisdom was Kingston’s fourth round (73rd overall) pick from the OHL Cup champion Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.
Also considered for the award this week, Anaheim Ducks prospect Mason McTavish picked up seven points (4-3–7) in three games as the Hamilton Bulldogs eliminated the Peterborough Petes in the first round of the playoffs. Edmonton Oilers prospect Ty Tullio recorded seven points (2-5–7) in four games as the Generals were ousted from the postseason by Kingston.
2021-22 OHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 25 – May 1: Zayde Wisdom (Kingston Frontenacs)
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)
Firebirds’ Luke Cavallin Named OHL Goaltender of the Week
Luke Cavallin of the Flint Firebirds is the OHL Goaltender of the Week, going 2-1 with a 1.68 goals-against average and .952 save percentage.
Cavallin made 100 saves in three games as the Firebirds finished the week with a 3-2 lead in their first round series against the Owen Sound Attack. Cavallin made 36 saves in Game 3 of the series on Monday in Owen Sound as the Firebirds dropped a 2-1 decision. He returned to the crease at the Bayshore in Game 4 on Wednesday, turning aside 28 of 30 shots sent his way in a 3-2 win. Cavallin made 36 saves in Sunday’s 5-1 win on home ice, picking up third star recognition.
A 21-year-old from Greely, Ont., Cavallin led the OHL with 36 wins this season, setting other Firebirds club records with a 3.16 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. His 3,288 minutes played were the second-most in the League. Flint’s career leader in games played (143), wins (62) and shutouts (2), Cavallin is in his fourth season with the franchise after being selected in the second round (28th overall) of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
Also considered for the award this week, San Jose Sharks prospect Ben Gaudreau of the Sarnia Sting gave his team a chance to win in their six-game series against first place Windsor, going 2-2 with a 2.44 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. Matteo Lalama of the Barrie Colts was also solid when called into action, going 1-0-1 with a 1.61 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.
2021-22 OHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 25 – May 1: Luke Cavallin (Flint Firebirds)
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