Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Warren Foegele of the Kingston Frontenacs is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the opening week of the 2016 OHL Playoffs ending March 27 scoring six points in two games including five goals and one assist with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
Foegele produced back-to-back multi-point performances last week for the first place Frontenacs who opened the post-season with a pair of victories over the defending champion Oshawa Generals. On Friday night in Game 1 he scored the first goal of the series which held as the game-winner then added an assist in the 6-0 shutout win. Foegele followed that effort with a four-goal outburst in Game 2 on Saturday tallying the game-winner for the second straight night and earning first star honours in the 7-3 victory. The power forward led the Fronts with 13 shots on goal in the first two games of the series more than doubling his per game average over the course of the 2015-16 campaign. The Frontenacs and the Generals continue their Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series with Game 3 on Tuesday night in Oshawa at 7:00 pm broadcast live on Sportsnet 360.
A 19-year-old from Markham, ON, Foegele is playing in his first career OHL season with the Frontenacs and recorded 48 points including 13 goals and 35 assists in 52 regular season games. He was selected by the Hurricanes in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was fellow Frontenac Spencer Watson who scored two goals and four assists for six points in two games, and Kitchener’s Brandon Robinson who scored four goals and two assists for six points in two games helping the Rangers grab a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Quarter-Finals against the Windsor Spitfires. In goal, New York Rangers prospect Brandon Halverson backstopped the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to a 2-0 series lead against the Sarnia Sting with 72 saves in two road wins while posting a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .935.
2015-16 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Warren Foegele (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Hunter Garlent (Peterborough Petes)
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Mike Amadio (North Bay Battalion)
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Spencer Watson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Matthew Mancina (Peterborough Petes)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Michael Giugovaz (Guelph Storm)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Jake Smith (North Bay Battalion)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Hunter Garlent (Peterborough Petes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Zack Bowman (Flint Firebirds)