OHL Press Release
Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Kitchener Rangers’ Rookie Goaltender, John Murray is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 29, 2006. Murray, a resident of Lancaster, Pennsylvania went 4-0 with a shutout this past week. He finished the week with a goals against average of 1.250 and a 0.959 save percentage, stopping 117 of the 122 shots that he faced, in four games.
Murray started his week by stopping 29 of 30 shots while earning a victory over the London Knights, the number two ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League. He followed up that performance with a win over the Peterborough Petes, again allowing only one goal.
On Saturday night Murray was unbeatable as he stopped 43 shots to pick up the shutout against the Plymouth Whalers. He was also named the first star of the game. The next afternoon Murray finished up his outstanding week by stopping 20 shots to record the victory over the Mississauga IceDogs.
Murray is currently second in the OHL with a goals against average of 2.49. He is also third overall in the league with a 0.919 save percentage.
2006-07 OHL Players of the Week
September 24, 2006 – Cory Emmerton, Kingston Frontenacs
October 1, 2006 – Daniel Ryder, Peterborough Petes
October 8, 2006 – Bryan Little, Barrie Colts
October 15, 2006 – Sam Gagner, London Knights
October 22, 2006 – Justin Donati, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors
October 29, 2006 – John Murray, Kitchener Rangers