Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Colin Behenna of the Barrie Colts is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 19. Behenna had six points in three games including a league-high five goals along with one assist and a plus-minus rating of plus-1. Behenna is the final winner of 2010 as the OHL schedule pauses for Winter Break with games resuming on Tuesday December 28, 2010.
Behenna led the Colts to two wins this week sparked by his best two offensive games of the season. He scored twice including the game-winner and added an assist Thursday night as first star of a 4-3 win over the Plymouth Whalers. On Saturday night he produced his first career hat-trick and was named second star of a 7-5 win over the Oshawa Generals. He was held scoreless Friday night in a road loss to the Niagara IceDogs.
Behenna, a 19-year-old from Waterloo, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Colts and leads the club in scoring with 42 points in 33 games.
Past winners Jason Akeson of the Kitchener Rangers and Justin Shugg of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors were considered again for the award. Akeson had eight points in three games scoring twice and adding six assists, while Shugg also scored twice but added four assists for six points in two Majors’ wins. In goal, Philipp Grubauer backstopped the Kingston Frontenacs to a 4-0 shutout win Friday night over the Belleville Bulls with 32 saves as first star of the game.
2010-11 OHL Players of the Week:
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Colin Behenna, Barrie Colts
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Nick Ebert, Windsor Spitfires
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Ryan Strome, Niagara IceDogs
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Justin Shugg, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack
Oct. 11 – 17: Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound Attack
Oct. 4 – 10: Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Sept. 23 – Sept. 26: Alex Aleardi, Plymouth Whalers