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Bulldogs’ Avery Hayes Named OHL Player of the Week

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Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Avery Hayes of the Hamilton Bulldogs is the OHL Player of the Week, leading the League with seven points including three goals and four assists in a pair of victories.

Hayes helped propel the Bulldogs to a 2-0 lead over the North Bay Battalion in the Eastern Conference Championship Series, putting together a pair of multi-point outings. The third-year winger scored and recorded three assists in Friday night’s 5-2 Game 1 win, earning first star honours. He followed-up with two goals and an assist on Sunday, powering the Bulldogs to a 5-0 win at FirstOntario Centre.

A 19-year-old native of Westland, Mich., Hayes leads the OHL Playoffs with 2.29 points-per-game, recording 16 points (5-11–16) in seven games for the Bulldogs, who have played to a 10-0 mark. He scored 41 goals and finished with 79 points in 66 regular season contests, giving him 126 points (63-63–126) over 172 career regular season games with Hamilton. Hayes was the Bulldogs’ sixth round (118th overall) pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.

Also considered for the award this week, Hayes’ linemate Logan Morrison recorded five points (2-3–5) in the first two games of the series. Bulldogs defender Arber Xhekaj had three points (1-2–3) and a plus-6 rating in Games 1 and 2.

2021-22 OHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
May 16 – May 22: Avery Hayes (Hamilton Bulldogs) 
May 9 – May 15: Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires)
May 2 – May 8: Joseph Serpa (Kitchener Rangers)
Apr. 25 – May 1: Zayde Wisdom (Kingston Frontenacs)
Apr. 19 – Apr. 24: Antonio Stranges (London Knights)

2021-22 OHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Apr. 11 – Apr. 18: Robert Calisti (Soo Greyhounds)
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Martin Chromiak (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Mason McTavish (Hamilton Bulldogs) 
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Dalton Duhart (Saginaw Spirit)
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Matthew Maggio (Windsor Spitfires)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Lucas Edmonds (Kingston Frontenacs)
Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: Theo Hill (Sarnia Sting)
Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Antonio Stranges (London Knights)
Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs).
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Luke Evangelista (London Knights)
Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts)
Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Riley Piercey (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: David Goyette (Sudbury Wolves)
Jan. 3 – Jan 9: Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: James Hardie (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Ty Tullio (Oshawa Generals)
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Lucas Edmonds (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires)
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds)
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Brandon Coe (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Antonio Stranges (London Knights)
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Tucker Robertson (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Rory Kerins (Soo Greyhounds)
Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Calum Ritchie (Oshawa Generals)
Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Jack Thompson (Sudbury Wolves)

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