The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Sarnia Sting goaltender Tomi Karhunen is the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday November 18 after backing the Sting to three road wins last week with a 1.33 goals against average and .953 save percentage.
Karhunen started the week with 24 saves in a 5-3 win over the Peterborough Petes on Thursday. He followed up with a 35-shutout performance and was named second star in Sarnia’s 6-0 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday and wrapped up the road trip with 22 saves in a first star performance that gave Sarnia a 3-1 win over the Ottawa 67’s on Sunday.
The 19-year-old native of Joensuu, Finland improved his season record to 13-7-0-0 with a 2.85 goals against average and .913 save percentage and two shutouts in 20 games. He is the first goaltender to win the OHL Boston Pizza Player of the Week award this season.
2007-08 Boston Pizza OHL Players of the Week
September 23 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
September 30 – Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs
October 7 – Dustin Jeffrey, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
October 14 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
October 21 – Nick Spaling, Kitchener Rangers
October 28 – Yannick Weber, Kitchener Rangers
November 5 – Brett MacLean, Oshawa Generals
November 12 – Bobby Sanguinetti, Brampton Battalion
November 19 – Tomi Karhunen, Sarnia Sting