Monday, November 4, 2013

Steelheads’ Martin OHL Player of Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Colorado Avalanche goaltending prospect Spencer Martin of the Mississauga Steelheads is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 3 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a shutout victory along with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .969.

Martin stopped 94 shots in three games helping lift the Steelheads into first place in the Central Division standings.  He recorded his second shutout of the season and of his career on Wednesday night with 39 saves as first star of a 3-0 road victory over the Belleville Bulls.  Martin finished the week with a pair of wins on home ice including a 29-save performance on Friday night as second star of a 4-2 win over the Plymouth Whalers, then made 26 saves as part of a 4-1 win over the Kitchener Rangers on Sunday.  A candidate for this award last week, Martin becomes the first goaltender to claim the award this season.

Martin, an 18-year-old from Oakville, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Steelheads.  Originally selected by the club in the first round of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection, Martin was chosen by the Avalanche in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft.  In 17 games this season he carries a record of 10-6-1-0 with two shutouts along with a goals-against-average of 3.04 and save percentage of .917 while leading the league with 555 saves.

Also considered for the award this week was Mathew Campagna of the Sudbury Wolves who scored three goals and four assists for seven points in three games, and Terry Trafford of the Saginaw Spirit who also collected seven points in three games scoring twice with five assists.

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