The Ontario Hockey League today announced that John Tavares of the Oshawa Generals is the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday January 13 after scoring four goals and adding five assists for nine points in three games.
After helping Canada win the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic earlier this month, Tavares returned to the Generals and scored two goals and an assist in a 10-4 win over the Ottawa 67’s on Thursday. He scored again in a 4-3 win over Ottawa on Friday and finished the week with a goal and four assists in a 10-8 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday. It was his fourth five-point game of the year.
Tavares, a 17-year-old Oakville native, won the OHL’s player of the week award for the third time this season and sixth time in his OHL career. He is third in the OHL scoring race with 28 goals and 49 assists for 77 points in 33 games this season.
2007-08 Boston Pizza OHL Players of the Week
Sep. 23 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Sep. 30 – Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs
Oct. 7 – Dustin Jeffrey, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Oct. 14 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Oct. 21 – Nick Spaling, Kitchener Rangers
Oct. 28 – Yannick Weber, Kitchener Rangers
Nov. 5 – Brett MacLean, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 12 – Bobby Sanguinetti, Brampton Battalion
Nov. 19 – Tomi Karhunen, Sarnia Sting
Nov. 26 – Jeremy Smith, Plymouth Whalers
Dec. 3 – Kyle Gajewski, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Dec. 10 – Justin Hodgman, Erie Otters
Dec. 17 – Thomas McCollum, Guelph Storm
Dec. 31 – Jack Combs, Saginaw Spirit
Jan. 7 – Brett Parnham, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 14 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals