CHROMIAK AND SIMPSON NAMED OHL 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, April 10, 2022

Frontenacs’ Martin Chromiak Named OHL Player of the Week

Los Angeles Kings prospect Martin Chromiak of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL Player of the Week, leading all players with six goals along with four assists for 10 points and a plus/minus rating of plus-7 over three games.

Chromiak put up at least three points in all three Kingston wins as the Fronts jumped ahead of the Mississauga Steelheads to seal up third place in the Eastern Conference standings. Chromiak started things off with his third hat trick of the season on Friday night as the Frontenacs overwhelmed the Barrie Colts 9-3. He’d tack on a highlight reel assist to earn first star honours, finishing with a plus/minus rating of plus-4. Chromiak continued his tear across the scoresheet on Saturday in Mississauga, scoring twice while adding an assist as the Frontenacs scored five third period goals to come back and defeat the Steelheads 7-5. He finished things off in Niagara on Sunday, extending his goal-scoring streak to eight games while adding two assists as the Frontenacs defeated the IceDogs 10-5.

A 19-year-old native of Ilava, Slovakia, Chromiak sits tied for third in OHL goal-scoring with 44 in his sophomore campaign. He’s tallied a total of 86 points (44-42–86) in 57 games and is one of five players in the Kingston lineup with at least 30 goals this season. Chromiak has represented his native Slovakia in two different World Junior Hockey Championship tournaments and was a fifth round (128th overall) selection by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2020 NHL Draft. He signed a three-year entry level NHL contract with the Kings on October 1, 2021. Chromiak was selected by the Frontenacs with the second overall pick of the 2019 CHL Import Draft.

Also considered for the award this week, Frontenacs teammate Lucas Edmonds led the League with 11 points (3-8–11) in three games. Soo Greyhounds forward Tye Kartye helped his team skate to three straight wins, recording nine points (5-4–9) in the process.

2021-22 OHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
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)


Petes’ Michael Simpson Named OHL Goaltender of the Week

Michael Simpson of the Peterborough Petes is the OHL Goaltender of the Week, playing to a perfect 3-0 record with a 1.32 goals-against average, .954 save percentage and one shutout.

Simpson helped the Petes secure a spot in the OHL Playoffs, backstopping them to a pair of wins over Barrie along with another against Niagara. He stopped all 37 shots he faced on Tuesday night in Barrie, posting his first career OHL shutout as the Petes edged the Colts 1-0. Simpson was in fine form again on Saturday, making 20 saves as the Petes clinched a playoff spot in a 5-1 win over visiting Niagara. He turned aside an additional 26 shots on Sunday as Peterborough skated to a third straight victory, defeating Barrie 8-3 on home ice.

A 19-year-old from London, Ont., Simpson owns a record of 19-18-3-1 with a 3.58 goals-against average and .891 save percentage over 44 games in this, his first OHL season. The 6-foot, 188Ib. netminder was Peterborough’s 10th round (193rd overall) pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection from the London Jr. Knights U16 program.

Also considered for the award this week, Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Marco Costantini went 2-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average, .943 save percentage and one shutout for the League’s first place team. Veteran netminder Luke Cavallin of the Flint Firebirds also went 2-0, registering a 1.50 goals-against average and .942 save percentage.

2021-22 OHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
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)


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BULLDOGS’ JAN JENIK NAMED OHL ‘ON THE RUN’ PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Jan Jenik of the Hamilton Bulldogs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week with a league-leading 10 points including five goals and five assists over three games.

Jenik extended his current point streak to a league-high 20 games, helping the Bulldogs go 2-1 on a weekend road trip with stops in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. Jenik headlined Thursday’s 5-1 road win over the Battalion with a first star performance, racking up a career-high five points including a hat-trick and two assists as he was in on all five Bulldogs goals. Hamilton came up just short on Friday, falling 4-3 in Sault Ste. Marie but Jenik earned second star honours with two goals as he scored in a third straight game. The 6-foot-1 centre picked up three assists and went 15-for-32 in the faceoff circle in Sunday’s 21-goal explosion between Hamilton and Sudbury as the Bulldogs claimed an 11-10 overtime victory.

A 19-year-old native of Nymburk, Czech Republic, Jenik is currently tied for second in OHL scoring with 43 points (17-26–43) over 20 games. The sophomore forward has recorded a point in each game he has played this season and is on a current run of four consecutive multi-point outings. Jenik joined the Bulldogs midway through last season and registered 30 points (13-17–30) over 27 games. Originally Flint’s first round (6th overall) pick in the 2018 CHL Import Draft, Jenik represented the Czech Republic at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Vancouver, recording two assists over three games. He was Arizona’s third round (65th overall) pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Also considered for the award this week was Ottawa 67’s overage winger Joseph Garreffa who recorded nine points (5-4–9) including back-to-back four-point performances on Ottawa’s three-game weekend road trip. Soo Greyhounds winger Tye Kartye also had a strong week, recording eight points (3-5–8) over three straight wins as the Hounds came back strong from a seven-game slide.

• HIGHLIGHTS: Jenik’s career-high five-point night
• HIGHLIGHTS: Jenik scores twice in road loss
• HIGHLIGHTS: Jenik picks up three assists in 21-goal explosion

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2019-20 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Nov. 13 – Nov. 17: Jan Jenik (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 10: Cam Hillis (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 27: Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 13: Mack Guzda (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 6: Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)
Sept. 26 – Sept. 29: Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (Peterborough Petes)