Week 21 of the Ontario Hockey League season has come to a close and with only one month remaining in the schedule, some big performances are taking place for teams trying to solidify their position or make the playoffs, and last week was no different.
1st Star – Charlie Graham-Belleville Bulls: The Bulls clinched a playoff spot on the back of a 37 save shutout performance by Charlie Graham in a 1-0 win over the Mississauga Steelheads. He was named the game’s first star after a spectacular performance after going head to head with top ranked goaltender Spencer Martin of the Steelheads. One night later, he came in relief of starter Malcolm Subban after being down 4-1. He assisted on the gaol that pulled Belleville to within 2 a stopped 6 of 7 shots for the 7-5 victory.
2nd Star-Jonatan Tanus-Peterborough Petes: The Petes were sellers at trade deadline and as close to a guarantee of missing the playoffs as there was. But some big performances by prospects has pulled the Petes within distance of a birth. Tanus recorded 2 goals and two assists in two games for the Petes. He had a goal and an assists in wins over Ottawa (5-1) and Brampton (3-1). He was named the games 2nd star versus Ottawa.
3rd Star-Michael Giugovaz-Peterborough Petes: Like Tanus, Giugovaz has been instrumental for the Petes when counted upon. He appeared in one game, a 5-1 win over Ottawa, and was dominant stopping 36 of 37 shots for the win and earning the games first star honors.