Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Luke Pither of the Guelph Storm is the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 28 after scoring three goals and three assists for six points in three games.
Pither led the Midwest Division leading Guelph Storm to three wins on the week, scoring in each game. He scored a goal to help defeat the Erie Otters 5-1 on Friday and had a goal and two assists and was the second star of the game in a 5-3 road win against the Plymouth Whalers on Saturday. Pither capped off the weekend with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win at home over the London Knights on Sunday. He was the third star of the game finishing the week with a plus-1 plus-minus rating.
Pither, a 19-year-old from Burketon, ON is in his fourth OHL season and third with the Storm. He scored 13 goals and 29 assists for 42 points in 51 games last season.
John Tavares also had an impressive week with three goals and three assists for the Oshawa Generals in three games while Ottawa 67’s rookie Tyler Toffoli had a goal and four assists in three games.
2008-09 Boston Pizza OHL Players of the Week
Sept. 29 – Luke Pither, Guelph Storm
Sept. 22 – Matt Lyall, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds