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