ON – The Ontario Hockey League announced
that Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes
is the OHL Player of the Week for the week
ending November 6 after leading the league
in scoring with six points in three games
netting four goals and two assists and a
league-high plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Puempel led the
Petes to three straight wins beginning
Thursday night with a two-goal performance
as first star of a 4-3 win over the visiting
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. The Petes then
took to the road and faced the Mississauga
St. Michael’s Majors on Friday night.
Puempel scored once and set-up Austin
Watson’s shorthanded game-winner as second
star of the 5-2 win over the Majors who
entered the contest as the OHL’s top Eastern
Conference team. Puempel’s week wrapped up
on Saturday with a goal and another assist
on a game-winner scored by Watson to lift
the Petes to a 4-2 road win over the Sudbury
18-year-old from Essex, ON, is playing in
his third OHL season with the Petes.
Selected in the first round of the 2011 NHL
Entry Draft, 24th overall by the
Ottawa Senators, he leads the Petes in
scoring with 11 goals and nine assists for
20 points in 18 games. Puempel will also
play for Team OHL in the 2011 SUBWAY Super
Series this Thursday night November 10 in
award winner and fellow Senators prospect
Shane Prince was considered again this week
after scoring three goals and two assists
for five points in three games. Boone
Jenner of the Oshawa Generals, who will also
suit up for Team OHL this week in Ottawa,
had five points in three games scoring a
goal and four assists. In goal, Malcolm
Subban of the Belleville Bulls went 2-0-0-0
with a shutout victory posting a
goals-against-average of 0.49 and save
percentage of .982.
Players of the Week:
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