With the holiday break, week 15 of the Ontario Hockey League season was a shortened week. But as always, we still have our 3 stars among players eligible for the National Hockey League draft in 2014.
Each week, a panel of media and independent scouts that tour the OHL vote on their 3 stars for the previous week. We then compile the votes and use a scoring system and come up with the 3 stars for the previous week.
Here are the three stars for the week ended December 29, 2013.
1st Star – Alex Nedeljkovic – Plymouth Whalers: Nedeljkovic was named the game’s first star, the second outdoor game of the day and in the history of the OHL. He stopped 37 of 38 shots in regulation, many of the difficult variety. He then stopped 7 London Knights’ shots in overtime to send the game to a shootout. After allowing the first shot by Matt Rupert to get behind him, he stopped Chris Tierney, Max Domi and Ryan Rupert to lead the Whalers to a 2-1 victory.
2nd Star – Brandon Robinson – Kitchener Rangers: In his lone game of the week, Robinson was named the game’s first star after scoring 3 times and finishing with a plus 3 in the Rangers 6-2 victory over the Erie Otters. His first goal of the game was the game winner as Kitchener erased a 2-0 Erie lead. Acquired from the North Bay Battalion in a trade, Robinson now has 8 goals and 3 assists in 29 games on the season.
3rd Star – Nikolay Goldobin – Sarnia Sting: The Sting dropped a 3-2 decision to the Owen Sound Attack on Sunday and Goldobin was once again a star for the Sting after being named the games 3rd star. He scored both Sarnia goals in regulation and was the lone Sarnia shooter to beat Attack goaltender Brandon Hope in the shootout. Goldobin has 27 goals and 28 assists on the season and has been involved in 46.2% of the Stings’ offense.
You can watch Goldobin's performance here: