Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frontenacs’ Ryan Spooner Named CHL Player of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON - The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ryan Spooner of the Kingston Frontenacs is the CHL Player of the Week after scoring four goals and six assists for 10 points in three games recording a plus-minus rating of plus-8.

Spooner led the Frontenacs to three straight wins for the first time this season beginning last Monday morning with a shorthanded goal and two assists as first star of a 7-4 win over the Ottawa 67’s in their annual School Day game.  His week continued on Friday with another shorthanded marker along with a power play goal receiving second star honours in a 7-0 win against the Oshawa Generals.  His best game of the week was played Sunday where he recorded his first five-point game of the season with a goal and four assists as first star of a 5-3 win over the Saginaw Spirit.  Spooner also helped Team OHL stay perfect in SUBWAY Super Series competition with three assists in a 10-7 win over Team Russia last Thursday night, and also added a goal and two assists last night in a 6-3 win where he was named Player of the Game for Team OHL.

Spooner, a 19-year-old from Kanata, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season.  The 2010 second round pick of the Boston Bruins has 19 points in 19 games so far this season after leading the club in scoring last season with 81 points in 64 games.

Also considered for the award this week was Alex Petrovic of the Red Deer Rebels who scored two goals and seven assists for nine points in four games, and Danick Gauthier of the Saint John Sea Dogs who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.

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