Monday, October 19, 2009

Passingham named OHL Boston Pizza Player of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that goaltender Troy Passingham of the Windsor Spitfires is the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 18. In three starts Passingham earned three wins including two shutout victories.

Passingham’s first of two shutouts came on Monday afternoon where he was perfect in stopping all 28 shots he faced against the Sudbury Wolves in the 7-0 win. His second shutout came later in the week on Saturday night where he made 29 saves and was named third star of the game in a 4-0 win over the Plymouth Whalers. The shutout was his third of the season. Passingham also made 19 saves Thursday night in an 8-5 win over the Ottawa 67’s and finished the week with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .938.

Passingham, an 18-year-old from Mississauga, ON, is playing in his first OHL season with the Spitfires. He has a record of 8-2-0-1 with a goals-against-average of 2.33 and save percentage of .918 helping the Spitfires hold top spot in the OHL with 19 points in 13 games.

Also considered this week was Leigh Salters of the London Knights, Nathan Moon of the Kingston Frontenacs, and Jeremy Morin of the Kitchener Rangers. Salters had six points in two games with two goals and four assists, while Moon’s week was highlighted by a five-assist game Friday night as first star of a 7-3 win over the Peterborough Petes. Morin scored all four goals in a 4-2 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as first star Monday afternoon.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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