Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Nick
Cousins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the OHL Player of the Week
after recording nine points in two games including two goals and seven
assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-4 for the week ending February
Cousins led the Greyhounds to a pair of victories and took over top
spot in the OHL scoring race last week beginning with a four-assist
performance on Wednesday night as third star of an 8-0 win against the
Sarnia Sting. On Saturday night Cousins picked up his second five-point
game of the season and extended his personal point-streak to eight
games scoring two goals and three assists including his league-high 70th helper of the season as second star of a 10-7 win over the Kingston Frontenacs.
Cousins, a 19-year-old from Belleville, ON, is playing in his fourth
OHL season with the Greyhounds. Named OHL Player of the Month for
January, Cousins was selected in the third round of the 2011 NHL Entry
Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers and currently leads the OHL in scoring
with 93 points in 56 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Mark Scheifele of the
Barrie Colts and Eric Locke of the Saginaw Spirit who both scored four
goals and five assists for nine points in three games. In goal, the
Colts’ Mathias Niederberger went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory along
with a goals-against-average of 0.43 and save percentage of .983.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)