Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that for the second time this season goaltender Brandon Maxwell of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 11 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories and a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .972.
Maxwell made 106 saves in three road games helping the defending Bobby Orr Trophy winners clinch a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs. He began the week with two straight shutout victories beginning with a 43-save performance as first star of a 2-0 win over the first place Niagara IceDogs on Thursday, and then made 28 saves Friday to shutout the Kingston Frontenacs in a 9-0 win. His week wrapped up Sunday with a win over the second place Ottawa 67’s where he made 35 saves in the 6-3 win.
Maxwell, a 20-year-old from Cambridge, ON, is playing in his third OHL season. Since being acquired by the Majors from the Sting midway through the season he has posted an 14-10-0-1 record with four shutouts and a goals-against-average of 2.64 and save percentage of .928.
Also considered for the award was Tobias Rieder of the Kitchener Rangers who scored four goals and five assists for nine points in four games, and Ivan Telegin of the Barrie Colts who scored five goals and three assists for eight points in three games.
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