Moon named OHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Nathan Moon has been named OHL Player of the Week (photo courtesy of the OHL)

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Kingston Frontenacs’ forward Nathan Moon is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 10.  Moon led the league with nine points in three games scoring three goals with six assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-1.  

Moon exploded for six points on Friday night which marks the best single-game performance in the OHL this season.  His hat-trick and three assists claimed first star honours as the Frontenacs handed the Oshawa Generals their first loss of the season by a score of 8-7 in a shootout.  Moon also recorded two assists on Thursday despite a 5-4 loss to the Brampton Battalion, with one assist Sunday despite a 6-5 overtime loss to the Plymouth Whalers.

Moon, a 20-year-old from Belleville, ON, is playing in his fifth OHL season with the Frontenacs.  He has led the club in scoring each of the last three seasons and is currently tied for sixth in league scoring with 12 points in seven games.  

Also considered for the award this week was Sarnia Sting rookie Nail Yakupov and Barrie Colts forward Colin Behenna.  In three games, both players recorded seven points scoring two goals and five assists.  In goal, Brandon Foote of the Guelph Storm earned one win in two starts but posted an impressive goals-against-average of 0.970 and save percentage of .975.  
 
2010-11 OHL Players of the Week:
Oct. 4 – 10: Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Sept. 23 – Sept. 26: Alex Aleardi, Plymouth Whalers