Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that 2014 NHL Draft prospect Josh Ho-Sang of the Windsor Spitfires is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 26 after leading the league in scoring with seven points in two games recording three goals and four assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Ho-Sang helped the Spitfires earn a pair of victories last week highlighted by a four-point game as part of an 8-7 shootout win over the Sarnia Sting on Sunday afternoon to extend the club’s winning-streak to four games. Ho-Sang earned first star honours in that contest recording his first career hat-trick including his 23rd goal of the season to tie the score in the third period plus an assist in regulation before netting the shootout winner. Earlier in the week, Ho-Sang collected three assists and was named third star of the Spitfires’ 5-2 road win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Ho-Sang, a Thornhill, ON, native who recently turned 18-years-old, is playing in his second OHL season with the Spitfires after being chosen fifth overall in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. This season he has 62 points in 47 games and is listed 18th by NHL Central Scouting in their Midterm Draft Rankings. Ho-Sang, who is the second member of the Spitfires to claim the award this season, participated in the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game earlier this month recording a goal and an assist for Team Orr in the 4-3 victory.
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Click here for video highlights of Ho-Sang and the Spitfires against the Greyhounds
For the second straight week Hunter Garlent of the Peterborough Petes was considered for the award after scoring three goals and three assists for six points in three games, while two-time award winner and OHL top scorer Connor Brown of the Erie Otters scored four goals with two assists for six points in two games. In goal, Jake Patterson of the London Knights won two games posting a goals-against-average of 1.00 with a save percentage of .968.
2013-14 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Jan. 20 – Jan. 26: Josh Ho-Sang (Windsor Spitfires)
Jan. 13 – Jan. 19: Justin Nichols (Guelph Storm)
Jan. 6 – Jan. 12: Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Dec. 30 – Jan. 5: Franky Palazzese (Sudbury Wolves)
Dec. 16 – Dec. 29: Remi Elie (Belleville Bulls)
Dec. 9 – Dec. 15: Max Domi (London Knights)
Dec. 2 – Dec. 8: Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts)
Nov. 25 – Dec. 1: Dane Fox (Erie Otters)
Nov. 18 – Nov. 24: Zac Leslie (Guelph Storm)
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17: Alex Fotinos (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 4 – Nov. 10: Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 28 – Nov. 3: Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 21 – Oct. 27: Brock McGinn (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 14 – Oct. 20: Scott Kosmachuk (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 7 – Oct. 13: Connor Brown (Erie Otters)
Sept. 30 – Oct. 6: Scott Laughton (Oshawa Generals)
Sept. 23 – Sept 29: Gemel Smith (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)