Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Erie Otters goaltender Troy Timpano is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 30 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .962.
Timpano made 51 saves in two games backstopping the Otters to a pair of victories for a share of the Midwest Division lead with 21 points (10-3-1-0) in 14 games. On Thursday night he made 24 saves as part of a 5-2 win over the Barrie Colts, then earned first star honours Saturday with a 27-save performance recording his second shutout of the season by a 6-0 score over the Saginaw Spirit. The victory extended Timpano’s personal win-streak to a perfect eight games to start the 2016-17 campaign.
An 18-year-old from Pickering, ON, Timpano is playing in his fourth career OHL season and first with the Otters after being acquired in the off-season from the Sudbury Wolves where he was a second round pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. Through eight games he leads the league with a 1.88 goals-against-average, and has the second best save percentage with a mark of .931.
Honourable mention for the award this week goes to Bobby MacIntyre of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who recorded seven points in three games including two goals and five assists climbing to a tie for second overall in the OHL scoring race with 27 points. Also considered was Vancouver Canucks prospect Brett McKenzie of the North Bay Battalion with six points in three games including three goals and three assists, and the Otters’ Brett Neumann with five points in two games including two goals and three assists.
2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
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)