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Spitfires' Kerby Rychel Named OHL Player of the Week

Tuesday February 12 2013

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League announced that Kerby Rychel of the Windsor Spitfires is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 10 after leading the OHL with 10 points in three games scoring three goals with seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-1.


Rychel’s week was highlighted by a career-high six points on Thursday night as third star of a 9-4 win over the Peterborough Petes. In that contest he picked up his 30th goal of the season and added five assists including three that contributed to first star Alexander Khokhlachev’s second hat-trick of the season. Rychel also scored a goal and two assists on Saturday despite an 8-5 loss to the Ottawa 67’s, then scored the lone goal for the Spitfires in a 3-1 loss to the Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday extending his season-high point-streak to seven games.


Rychel, an 18-year-old from Tecumseh, ON, is playing in his third OHL season and is currently tied for ninth in league scoring with 66 points in 54 games with 32 goals and 34 assists. Eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft, Rychel competed with Team Orr in the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game last month in Halifax and has been listed at 18th overall among North American Skaters by NHL Central Scouting in their midterm rankings.


Also considered for the award this week was fellow 2013 NHL Draft prospect Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67’s who picked up eight points in three games including five goals and three assists, and Florida Panthers prospect Vince Trocheck of the Plymouth Whalers who scored seven goals with one assist for eight points in three games. In goal, Franky Palazzese of the Sudbury Wolves had a 1-0-0-1 record with a goals-against-average of 1.38 and save percentage of .955.


2012-13 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Kerby Rychel, Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Ryan Sproul, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Vince Trocheck, Plymouth Whalers

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: J.P. Labardo, Erie Otters

Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Garret Ross, Saginaw Spirit

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Nikolay Goldobin, Sarnia Sting

Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Brendan Gaunce, Belleville Bulls

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia Sting

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Ryan O’Connor, Barrie Colts

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Charles Sarault, Sarnia Sting

Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Scott Kosmachuk, Guelph Storm

Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound Attack

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Connor Brown, Erie Otters

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Brett Ritchie, Niagara IceDogs

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Frank Corrado, Sudbury Wolves

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Hunter Garlent, Guelph Storm

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Dylan Smoskowitz, Mississauga Steelheads

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Joshua Leivo, Sudbury Wolves

Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ryan Kujawinski, Kingston Frontenacs

Sept. 20 –Sept. 23: Seth Griffith, London Knights








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