Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward
Mark Scheifele of the Barrie Colts is the OHL Player of the Week for the
playoff week ending May 5 after scoring a goal and three assists for
four points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Scheifele picked up two assists in a 3-1 victory over the Belleville
Bulls in Game 7 of the Rogers Eastern Conference Championship Series
last Monday night helping the Colts win their fourth Bobby Orr Trophy in
franchise history. The Colts then advanced to the Rogers OHL
Championship Series for the Robertson Cup against the London Knights and
opened the best-of-seven series with a 4-2 victory in London on Friday
night with Scheifele collecting a goal and an assist. The Knights
evened the series on Sunday night earning a 4-1 victory, with Game 3
scheduled for Monday night in Barrie.
Scheifele, a 20-year-old from Kitchener, ON, is playing in his third
OHL season with the Colts. The Winnipeg Jets prospect selected in the
first round of the 2011 NHL Draft currently leads the 2013 OHL Playoffs
in scoring with 29 points in 17 games after finishing the regular season
with 79 points in 45 games.
Also considered for the award this week were London Knights’ forwards
Seth Griffith and Bo Horvat. Griffith scored twice with an assist for
three points in two games, while Horvat picked up a goal and an assist
for two points in two games. In goal, the Colts’ Mathias Niederberger
went 2-1-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.01 and save percentage of
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