Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that top
scoring forward Gemel Smith of the Owen Sound Attack is the OHL Player
of the Week for the week ending September 29 after scoring five goals
and one assist for six points in two games with a plus-minus rating of
Smith’s week was highlighted by a career-high five-point performance
on Saturday in a 7-6 overtime win over the Sudbury Wolves. In that
contest Smith scored four goals, also a career-best, including the
game-winner at 2:24 of the extra frame and added an assist as the game’s
first star. Smith also scored a goal on Thursday night despite a 7-5
loss to the Barrie Colts.
Smith, a 19-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL
season with the Attack. A fourth round pick of the Dallas Stars in the
2012 NHL Draft, Smith currently leads the OHL in scoring with 10 points
including nine goals and one assist after collecting 52 points with a
career-high 23 goals in 61 games last season.
Click here to see highlights of Smith and the Attack against the Wolves.
Click here to see highlights of Smith and the Attack against the Colts.
Also considered for the award this week was Mathew Campagna of the
Sudbury Wolves who scored once with six assists for seven points in
three games, and Connor Brown of the Erie Otters who scored two goals
and four assists for six points in three games. In goal, Alex
Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers went 2-0-0-0 with a
goals-against-average of 1.92 and save percentage of .938.
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