Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that 2014 NHL
Draft prospect Josh Ho-Sang of the Windsor Spitfires is the OHL Player
of the Week for the week ending January 26 after leading the league in
scoring with seven points in two games recording three goals and four
assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Ho-Sang helped the Spitfires earn a pair of victories last week
highlighted by a four-point game as part of an 8-7 shootout win over the
Sarnia Sting on Sunday afternoon to extend the club’s winning-streak to
four games. Ho-Sang earned first star honours in that contest
recording his first career hat-trick including his 23rd goal of the
season to tie the score in the third period plus an assist in regulation
before netting the shootout winner. Earlier in the week, Ho-Sang
collected three assists and was named third star of the Spitfires’ 5-2
road win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Ho-Sang, a Thornhill, ON, native who recently turned 18-years-old, is
playing in his second OHL season with the Spitfires after being chosen
fifth overall in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. This season he has 62
points in 47 games and is listed 18th by NHL Central Scouting in their
Midterm Draft Rankings. Ho-Sang, who is the second member of the
Spitfires to claim the award this season, participated in the BMO
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game earlier this month recording a goal and an
assist for Team Orr in the 4-3 victory.
Click here for video highlights of Ho-Sang and the Spitfires against the Sting
Click here for video highlights of Ho-Sang and the Spitfires against the Greyhounds
For the second straight week Hunter Garlent of the Peterborough Petes
was considered for the award after scoring three goals and three
assists for six points in three games, while two-time award winner and
OHL top scorer Connor Brown of the Erie Otters scored four goals with
two assists for six points in two games. In goal, Jake Patterson of the
London Knights won two games posting a goals-against-average of 1.00
with a save percentage of .968.
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