OHL News – Radio Edition with host Terry Doyle and presented by Warrior Hockey returns for the 2016-17 regular season bringing fans insight from feature guests as well as news and notes from around the league each and every week over the airwaves.
This week’s segment features 2017 NHL Draft prospect Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires who earned Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week and Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week honours after posting three shutouts in all three of his last road games.
A 17-year-old from Amherstburg, ON, DiPietro now leads the OHL with four shutouts while carrying the league’s lowest goals-against-average with a mark of 2.11 and highest save percentage at .922. He enters the weekend with a shutout-streak that stands at 204:16 and approaches recent marks set by Owen Sound’s Jordan Binnington (211:32, 2012-13) and Niagara’s Mark Visentin (237:53, 2011-12). This week the sophomore netminder was also among the 40 draft eligible players named to the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game January 30 in Quebec City.
Doyle chats with DiPietro about his impressive streak, the Spitfires’ road success as of late, the challenges ahead, and the pressures that come from playing between-the-pipes in a draft year.