Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Brock McGinn of the Guelph Storm is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 27 after scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
McGinn follows teammate Scott Kosmachuk as the second straight Storm forward to claim the award helping his club pick up three wins to extend their streak to seven straight victories. On Tuesday night he tied a career-high with four points scoring his second hat-trick of the season and adding one assist as first star of a 6-3 win over Midwest Division rivals the Kitchener Rangers. On Friday night he scored a goal and two assists as part of a 7-2 win over the North Bay Battalion, then finished the week by netting his 15th goal of the season on Sunday in another Midwest Division battle helping the Storm to a 7-4 win over the London Knights.
McGinn, a 19-year-old from Fergus, ON, is playing in his fourth career OHL season with the Storm. Selected by the Hurricanes in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft, McGinn is currently tied with Kosmachuk for fifth in OHL scoring with 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points in 15 games after scoring 28 goals and 26 assists for 54 points in 68 games last season.
Click here to watch highlights of McGinn and the Storm against the Rangers
Click here to watch highlights of McGinn and the Storm against the Battalion
Click here to watch highlights of McGinn and the Storm against the Knights
Also considered for the award this week was Nikolay Goldobin of the Sarnia Sting and Tyler Gaudet of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who each scored two goals and six assists for eight points in three games. In goal, Colorado Avalanche prospect Spencer Martin of the Mississauga Steelheads posted a 2-1-0-0 record with one shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 2.43 and save percentage of .944.
2012-13 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
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)