Tavares named Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Oshawa Generals forward John Tavares is the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 14, 2007. Tavares recorded four goals and three assists for seven points in two games.

On Friday, October 12th, Tavares scored one goal and added an assist for two points in a 9-2 victory over the visiting Erie Otters. On Sunday, October 14th, Tavares recorded three goals and two assists for five points leading the Generals to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Kingston Frontenacs. Tavares was named the games first star for his efforts.

Tavares currently leads the OHL in scoring with 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points in eight games. This is the second time this season that Tavares has received the Boston Pizza Player of the Week Honours.

Tavares, a 17 year-old native of Oakville, Ontario was awarded the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player last season. Tavares registered 72 goals and 62 assists for 134 points in 67 games.

2007-08 Boston Pizza OHL Players of the Week

September 23, 2007 John Tavares, Oshawa Generals

September 30, 2007 Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs

October 7, 2007 Dustin Jeffrey, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

October 14, 2007 John Tavares, Oshawa Generals