Monday, April 25, 2011

Attack’s Garrett Wilson Named OHL Player of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Garrett Wilson of the Owen Sound Attack is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 24. Wilson led the OHL with seven points scoring three goals and four assists in the first three games of the Rogers Western Conference Championship Series.

Wilson was the hero in Game three on Saturday night scoring both the game-tying and game-winning goals to lead the Attack to a 6-4 win over the Windsor Spitfires to take a 2-1 series lead. Both goals came in the final five minutes of play with Wilson also assisting on an empty-net goal to finish with three points as first star of the game. He also picked up an assist despite a 4-2 loss to the Spitfires in Game two on Thursday, and opened the series with a goal and two assists in the 8-1 win in Game one last Tuesday. Game four of the series takes place tonight in Windsor.

Wilson, a 20-year-old from Elmvale, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season and third full season with the Attack. The Florida Panthers prospect selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, scored a career-high 40 goals and 46 assists for 86 points in 66 games this season and currently leads his club in playoff scoring with 15 points in 13 games.

Wilson’s teammate Andrew Shaw was also considered for the award along with Windsor Spitfires forward Taylor Carnevale. Shaw scored three goals and two assists for five points in three games, while Carnevale picked up five assists in three games. In goal, JP Anderson of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors has backstopped his club to a 2-1 series lead over the Niagara IceDogs with a shutout victory and a 1.97 goals-against-average with a .929 save percentage.

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