Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Ang of the Peterborough Petes is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 13 after scoring four goals and three assists for seven points in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
Ang’s seven points led the league in scoring last week as the Petes wrapped up a three-game West Division road trip. Before heading west, the Petes picked up a win on home ice last Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Niagara IceDogs in a special ‘throwback’ game paying tribute to the very first Peterborough and St. Catharines matchup 60 years ago. Ang first hit the scoresheet Friday recording his second hat-trick of the month and earning first star honours in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Flint Firebirds. He also picked up an assist on Saturday in a 7-4 loss to the Saginaw Spirit, then finished the week Sunday with a goal and two assists as third star of a 4-3 loss to the Windsor Spitfires.
An 18-year-old from Markham, ON, Ang is playing in his third career season with the Petes who chose him in the first round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. He currently leads the Petes with 20 points in 19 games including 10 goals and 10 assists and was a fourth round pick of the Florida Panthers in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Watch video highlights of Ang and the Petes against the IceDogs, Firebirds, Spirit, and Spitfires.
Also considered for the award this week was Toronto Maple Leafs prospect JJ Piccinich of the London Knights and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh of the Erie Otters. The newly appointed captain of the Knights, Piccinich, recorded two goals and four assists for six points in two games, while Raddysh, the league’s top scorer, netted three goals and three assists for six points in four games. In goal, Stephen Dhillon of the Niagara IceDogs made 123 saves in three games posting a record of 2-1-0-0 along with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .961.
2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:
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)