Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Warren Foegele of the Erie Otters is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending May 7 after scoring two goals in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-1.
Foegele scored a timely goal in each of the first two games of the Rogers OHL Championship Series helping the Western Conference champion Otters take a 2-0 lead against the Eastern Conference champion Mississauga Steelheads. In Thursday’s Game 1, Foegele earned first star honours by scoring the game’s first goal early in the second period propelling the club to a 2-1 victory. He then earned second star honours in Sunday’s Game 2 by breaking a 1-1 tie late in the third period with a breakaway goal as the Otters prevailed by a 3-2 score. The Rogers OHL Championship Series for the J. Ross Robertson Cup continues Monday night with Game 3 and Wednesday night with Game 4 both in Mississauga.
A 21-year-old from Markham, Ont., Foegele is playing in his second OHL season and first with the Otters after being acquired midseason from the Kingston Frontenacs. The third round pick of the Hurricanes in the 2014 NHL Draft finished the 2016-17 campaign with 63 points in 61 games including 16 goals and 16 assists in 33 games with the Otters. So far this post-season he ranks ninth in league scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in 19 games. Foegele signed his entry-level contract with the Canes in late March.
Watch video highlights of Foegele and the Otters against the Steelheads in Game 1 and Game 2 of the Rogers OHL Championship Series.
Also considered for the award was last week’s recipient Anthony Cirelli, a Tampa Bay Lightning prospect with the Otters who contributed three assists in two games, and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat who picked up two goals in Sunday’s Game 2 win. In goal, the Steelheads’ Matthew Mancina has been outstanding despite two losses making 57 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.04 and save percentage of .934.
2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Playoff Players of the Week:
May 1 – May 7: Warren Foegele (Erie Otters)
Apr. 24 – Apr. 30: Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
Apr. 17 – Apr. 23: Matthew Mancina (Mississauga Steelheads)
Apr. 10 – Apr. 16: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Apr. 3 – Apr. 9: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Petrus Palmu (Owen Sound Attack)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Gabriel Vilardi (Windsor Spitfires)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Joseph Murdaca (Erie Otters)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Spencer Watson (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Hayden Hodgson (Saginaw Spirit)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Kole Sherwood (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Santino Centorame (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Michael McNiven (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Max Jones (London Knights)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Matt Luff (Hamilton Bulldogs)