Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Owen Sound Attack forward Cameron Brace is the OHL Player of the Week after recording nine points in three games scoring four goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6 for the week ending February 12.
Brace tied an Attack franchise record on Saturday night with a seven-point performance as first star of a 12-0 win over the Peterborough Petes in the club’s first ever Pink in the Rink night for Breast Cancer awareness. In that contest, wearing a special pink jersey for auction, Brace set single game career-highs for goals with four and assists with three as he matched Jim Ensom who recorded seven points for the Owen Sound Platers in 1996. Brace also picked up two assists on Thursday night in a 4-2 win over the Brampton Battalion but was held without a point on Wednesday night in a 2-1 shootout win over the Erie Otters.
Brace, an 18-year-old from Markham, ON, is playing in his second full season with the Attack. In 54 games this season he has a career-high 22 goals and 23 assists for 45 points.
Also considered for the award this week was Michael Catenacci of the Kitchener Rangers who scored three goals and eight assists for 11 points in four games, and Billy Jenkins of the Kingston Frontenacs who scored two goals and five assists for seven points in three games. In goal, the Attack’s Jordan Binnington went 3-0-0-0 with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 0.97 and save percentage of .972.
2011-12 OHL Players of the Week:
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Cameron Brace, Owen Sound Attack
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Mathias Niederberger, Barrie Colts
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Ryan Murphy, Kitchener Rangers
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Josh Shalla, Saginaw Spirit
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Beau Schmitz, Plymouth Whalers
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Andrew Agozzino, Niagara IceDogs
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Philip Lane, Brampton Battalion
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Brendan Gaunce, Belleville Bulls
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Ryan Spooner, Kingston Frontenacs
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Shane Prince, Ottawa 67’s
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Greg McKegg, Erie Otters
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Seth Griffith, London Knights
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts