Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Scott Timmins of the Windsor Spitfires is the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 25. Timmins led the league with eight points including five goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6 in four wins against the Kitchener Rangers in the Rogers Western Conference Championship Series.
Timmins helped the Spitfires capture the Wayne Gretzky Trophy for the second straight season with two first star performances in the final two games of the series. He scored a hat-trick including the game-winner in the 6-4 win in Game 6 on Friday night, and scored a goal and an assist in the decisive 4-1 win in Game 7 on Sunday to lead the Spitfires to a berth in the Rogers Championship Series where they will compete for the Robertson Cup against the Barrie Colts. His week also included an assist in the 3-0 win in Game 5 on Thursday night, and a goal and an assist Tuesday night in the 7-5 win in Game 4.
Timmins, a 20-year-old from Hamilton, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season. With 17 points in 15 playoff games, he is pursuing his third straight OHL Championship title having won last season with the Spitfires and in 2008 as a member of the Kitchener Rangers.
Spitfires’ forwards Adam Henrique and Taylor Hall were also considered for the award each recording seven points in four games. Henrique produced six goals and one assist, while Hall scored four goals and added three assists. In goal, the Spitfires’ Philipp Grubauer won four games including a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .921.
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