OHL Press Release
Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Peterborough Petes’ forward Steve Downie is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November12, 2006. Downie, a resident of Queensville, Ontario scored five goals and added four assists for nine points in three wins for the Petes last week.
Downie started his week with a goal and two assists on Wednesday night as Peterborough defeated the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in a game where the Petes were celebrating their 50th anniversary. Downie was named the first star of the game.
On Saturday Downie was once again named the first star of the game as he scored the winning goal and added an assist to lead the Petes to a 6-3 victory over the Brampton Battalion, at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.
Sunday evening, the Petes traveled to Oshawa and the brand new General Motors Centre, to face the Generals. Downie continued his outstanding play recording a hat trick, in the second period and adding an assist in the third period to lead the Petes to a 5-3 victory. Downie, for the third game in a row was named the game’s first star.
Downie, who scored the game winning goal in the final of the World Junior Championships, this past January to give team Canada the gold medal currently has 33 points in 16 games this season.
2006-07 OHL Player 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
November 5, 2006 – Jordan Owens, Mississauga IceDogs
November 12, 2006 – Steve Downie, Peterborough Petes