Brandon Maxwell named OHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that for the second time this season goaltender Brandon Maxwell of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 11 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories and a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .972.

Maxwell made 106 saves in three road games helping the defending Bobby Orr Trophy winners clinch a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs.  He began the week with two straight shutout victories beginning with a 43-save performance as first star of a 2-0 win over the first place Niagara IceDogs on Thursday, and then made 28 saves Friday to shutout the Kingston Frontenacs in a 9-0 win.  His week wrapped up Sunday with a win over the second place Ottawa 67’s where he made 35 saves in the 6-3 win.

Maxwell, a 20-year-old from Cambridge, ON, is playing in his third OHL season.  Since being acquired by the Majors from the Sting midway through the season he has posted an 14-10-0-1 record with four shutouts and a goals-against-average of 2.64 and save percentage of .928.

Also considered for the award was Tobias Rieder of the Kitchener Rangers who scored four goals and five assists for nine points in four games, and Ivan Telegin of the Barrie Colts who scored five goals and three assists for eight points in three games.

2011-12 OHL Players of the Week:

Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Feb. 27 – Mar. 4: Michael Sgarbossa, Sudbury Wolves

Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Brandon Maxwell, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Michael Sgarbossa, Sudbury Wolves

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