Cameron Brace named OHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Owen Sound Attack forward Cameron Brace is the OHL Player of the Week after recording nine points in three games scoring four goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6 for the week ending February 12.

Brace tied an Attack franchise record on Saturday night with a seven-point performance as first star of a 12-0 win over the Peterborough Petes in the club’s first ever Pink in the Rink night for Breast Cancer awareness.  In that contest, wearing a special pink jersey for auction, Brace set single game career-highs for goals with four and assists with three as he matched Jim Ensom who recorded seven points for the Owen Sound Platers in 1996.  Brace also picked up two assists on Thursday night in a 4-2 win over the Brampton Battalion but was held without a point on Wednesday night in a 2-1 shootout win over the Erie Otters.

Brace, an 18-year-old from Markham, ON, is playing in his second full season with the Attack.  In 54 games this season he has a career-high 22 goals and 23 assists for 45 points.

Also considered for the award this week was Michael Catenacci of the Kitchener Rangers who scored three goals and eight assists for 11 points in four games, and Billy Jenkins of the Kingston Frontenacs who scored two goals and five assists for seven points in three games.  In goal, the Attack’s Jordan Binnington went 3-0-0-0 with a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 0.97 and save percentage of .972.

2011-12 OHL Players of the Week:

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