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OHL Player of the  Week
February 28TH, 2012

Majors’ Brandon Maxwell Named OHL Player of the Week


Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League  announced that goaltender Brandon Maxwell of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 26 after posting a 4-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .974.


Maxwell made a total of 147 saves and helped the Majors win four straight games for the first time since October. His first win of the week came last Monday with 29 saves in a 3-1 Family Day victory over the Sudbury Wolves where he was named the game’s third star. Maxwell then had back-to-back first star performances against top Eastern Conference opponents including a 43-save effort in a 3-2 win over the first place Niagara IceDogs before making 38 saves on Saturday in a 2-1 win over the fourth place Barrie Colts. He finished his week recording his third shutout of the season making 37 saves including 21 in the third period to preserve a 6-0 victory over the Erie Otters receiving second star honours.


Maxwell, a 20-year-old from Cambridge, ON, is playing in his third OHL season. Since being acquired by the Majors from the Sting midway through the season he has posted an 11-8-0-1 record with two shutouts and a goals-against-average of 2.76 and save percentage of .926. The Majors are currently ranked in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings with 63 points.


Also considered for the award this week was Andrew Agozzino of the Niagara IceDogs who had eight assists in three games, while Ivan Telegin of the Barrie Colts scored seven goals in four games.


2011-12 OHL Players of the Week:

Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Michael Sgarbossa, Sudbury Wolves

Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Cameron Brace, Owen Sound Attack

Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Mathias Niederberger, Barrie Colts

Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs

Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Ryan Murphy, Kitchener Rangers

Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Josh Shalla, Saginaw Spirit

Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Beau Schmitz, Plymouth Whalers

Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Andrew Agozzino, Niagara IceDogs

Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Philip Lane, Brampton Battalion

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Brendan Gaunce, Belleville Bulls

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Ryan Spooner, Kingston Frontenacs

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Shane Prince, Ottawa 67’s

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Seth Griffith, London Knights

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts