The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Brendan Gaunce of the
Belleville Bulls is the OHL Player of the Week after recording five
points in two games including two goals and three assists with a
plus-minus rating of plus-3 for the week ending December 30.
Gaunce led the East Division leading Bulls to two wins following the
Winter Break beginning Friday night with a 6-3 win over the Guelph Storm
where he was named first star with a goal and two assists. The Bulls
captain also claimed first star honours on Saturday night with a goal
and an assist as part of a 3-2 win over the Kitchener Rangers.
Gaunce, an 18-year-old from Markham, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Bulls. Selected in the first round, 26th
overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Gaunce
has 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points in 28 games so far this
Also considered for the award this week was Eric Locke of the Saginaw
Spirit and Kerby Rychel of the Windsor Spitfires who each produced five
points in two games scoring three goals and two assists. In goal,
Brandon Hope of the Owen Sound Attack went 2-0-0-0 with a
goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.
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