Downie named OHL Player of the Week

By pbadmin

OHL Press Release

The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Steve Downie of the Peterborough Petes is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday January 29, 2006 after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in three games.

Downie, a 18-year-old from Queensville, started the week with a hat trick and two assists in a 7-4 win over the Oshawa Generals on January 26. and added a goal and two assists in a 9-5 win over the Erie Otters on January 28. He was held off the score sheet in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Brampton Battalion on January 29.

Downie, who helped Team Canada win the gold medal in the World Junior championships earlier this month, raised his season scoring totals to 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points in 18 games. He will represent the Eastern Conference in the Bell OHL All-Star Classic on Wednesday in Belleville.

2005-06 OHL Players of the Week

Jan. 30 – Steve Downie, Peterborough Petes

Jan. 23 – Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion

Jan. 16 – Rob Schremp, London Knights

Jan. 9 – Daren Machesney, Brampton Battalion

Jan. 2 – Luch Aquino, Brampton Battalion

Dec. 19 – Ryan MacDonald, Guelph Storm

Dec. 12 – James Neal, Plymouth Whalers

Dec. 5 – Justin Donati, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors

Nov. 28 – Bryan Little, Barrie Colts

Nov. 21 – Bryan Bickell, Ottawa 67’s

Nov. 14 – Bobby Hughes, Kingston Frontenacs

Nov. 7 – Chad Painchaud, Sarnia Sting

Oct. 31 – Michael Blunden, Erie Otters

Oct. 24 – Daren Machesney, Brampton Battalion

Oct. 17 – Rob Schremp, London Knights

Oct. 11 – Bobby Ryan, Owen Sound Attack

Oct. 3 – Marc Staal, Sudbury Wolves

Sep. 26 – Evan McGrath, Kitchener Rangers