Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League announced that top scoring forward Gemel Smith of the Owen Sound Attack is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 29 after scoring five goals and one assist for six points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-1.
Smith’s week was highlighted by a career-high five-point performance on Saturday in a 7-6 overtime win over the Sudbury Wolves. In that contest Smith scored four goals, also a career-best, including the game-winner at 2:24 of the extra frame and added an assist as the game’s first star. Smith also scored a goal on Thursday night despite a 7-5 loss to the Barrie Colts.
Smith, a 19-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Attack. A fourth round pick of the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Draft, Smith currently leads the OHL in scoring with 10 points including nine goals and one assist after collecting 52 points with a career-high 23 goals in 61 games last season.
Click here to see highlights of Smith and the Attack against the Wolves.
Click here to see highlights of Smith and the Attack against the Colts.
Also considered for the award this week was Mathew Campagna of the Sudbury Wolves who scored once with six assists for seven points in three games, and Connor Brown of the Erie Otters who scored two goals and four assists for six points in three games. In goal, Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers went 2-0-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 1.92 and save percentage of .938.
2012-13 OHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Sept. 23 – Sept 29: Gemel Smith (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 22: Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa Generals)