Mangiapane Named Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Calgary Flames prospect Andrew Mangiapane of the Barrie Colts is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 13 after recording 11 points in three games scoring four goals with seven assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Mangiapane reached a pair of monumental OHL milestones last week scoring his 50th goal and 100th point of the season helping the Colts clinch their second straight Central Division title. He was named first star in all three contests extending his personal scoring-streak to 10 games including seven-straight multi-point performances to match the Colts’ seven-game winning-streak. His week began with a pair of four-point efforts on the road scoring a goal and three assists as part of an 8-1 win over the Owen Sound Attack on Wednesday and in a 7-3 victory over the Sudbury Wolves on Friday. Mangiapane hit both of his season milestones on Saturday scoring two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over the Peterborough Petes becoming just the fourth player in franchise history to score 50 goals. He also became just the fourth Colt to reach the century mark in back-to-back seasons joining teammate Kevin Labanc who accomplished the feat earlier this season.
A 19-year-old from Bolton, ON, Mangiapane is playing in his third career OHL season with the Colts after committing to the club as a free agent in 2013. The sixth round pick of the Flames in the 2015 NHL Draft is currently sixth in OHL scoring with 101 points in 56 games after producing 104 points in 68 games played during the 2014-15 campaign.
Also considered for the award this week was 2016 NHL Draft prospect Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters who scored five goals and four assists for nine points in three games, and Aaron Berisha of the London Knights who scored four goals and three assists for seven points in three games. In goal, Connor Hicks of the Hamilton Bulldogs stopped 53 shots posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .964.