The Ontario Hockey Leagues is in full swing and in keeping with our dedicated coverage of players eligible for the National Hockey League Draft it marks the return of our Draft Eligible 3 Stars of the week.
As in past years, a crew of OHL media people and independent scouts vote on their three stars and we compile a list and using a point system, name our 3 stars for the week just finished.
So here are your three stars for week 2 of the Ontario Hockey League Season:
1st Star - Nick Ritchie – Peterborough Petes: Ritchie scored four goals and added an assist bring his season totals to 5 goals and 2 assists in leading the Petes to a 2-0-0-0 record. He scored twice in an 8-5 victory over the Plymouth Whalers and was named the game’s first star. He added two more goals and an assist in a 5-4 win over the Kitchener Rangers and was named the games third Star.
2nd Star – Alex Nedeljkovic – Plymouth Whalers: After missing the Whalers first game of the week to take part in the All-American Prospects Game, Nedeljkovic returned to lead the Whalers to a 2-0-0-0 record with a 1.92 goals-against-average and a save percentage of .938. He stopped 19 of 21 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa 67’s and followed that up by stopping 42 of 44 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over the Kingston Frontenacs. He also stopped 2 of 3 in the shootout to earn the games first star.
3rd Star – Anthony DeAngelo – Sarnia Sting: Like Nedeljkovic, DeAngelo also missed the Sting’s first game to take part in the All-American Prospects Game – the only two OHL’ers to do so. On his return, the defenseman scored twice and added two assists as the Sting went 0-2-0-0 while being in on all the Sting’s scoring but once. His two helpers came in Sarnia’s 6-3 loss to the Erie Otters while he added his two goals in 5-2 loss to the North Bay Battalion. He was named the games third star in that loss.