Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Andrew Yogan of the Peterborough Petes is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 18 after leading the league with eight points in three games scoring four goals and four assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-4 to close out the OHL’s 2011-12 regular season schedule.
Yogan finished his OHL career with a five-point game including a career-high four goals as first star of an 8-6 win over the Oshawa Generals on Sunday evening. Yogan’s hat-trick goal in the third period on Sunday gave him 40 goals on the season for the first time in his five-year career and finished off an impressive month of March where he recorded 17 points in seven games for the Petes. Yogan also picked up an assist on Thursday despite an 8-1 loss to the Niagara IceDogs, and two assists on Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to the Generals.
Yogan, a 20-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, played five OHL seasons beginning his career in 2007 with the Windsor Spitfires. He also played parts of three seasons with the Erie Otters before scoring a career-high 78 points in 66 games with 41 goals and 37 assists as a member of the Petes this season. Selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, Yogan finishes his OHL career with 186 points in 240 career games.
Honourable mention for the award this week goes to two-time winner Michael Sgarbossa of the Sudbury Wolves who clinched the OHL scoring title with seven points in four games including three goals and four assists to earn the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy with 102 points. Josh Shalla of the Saginaw Spirit was also considered after scoring four goals and one assist for five points in three games while setting a new Spirit record for career goals with 119. In goal, Garret Sparks of the Guelph Storm went 2-0-0-0 including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984 helping the Storm clinch a berth in the OHL playoffs for the 20th consecutive season.
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