Performer of the Week: Linus Hemström
Linus Hemström emerges as the standout player for the Kingston Frontenacs in Week 8 of the OHL season, earning the well-deserved title of Performer of the Week. Displaying remarkable skill and impact, the talented import forward notched three points in as many games, including two crucial goals and a pivotal assist on the game-winning goal against the Ottawa 67’s. Hemström’s three points tied him for the tam lead with Paul Ludwinski and Jacob Battaglia. he also led all forwards with 8 shots on goal last week.
The action-packed week commenced on Wednesday, November 15th, as Linus and his teammates faced off against the OHL’s second-ranked 67’s at the Canadian Tire Centre. With the spotlight on the School Day Game and a spirited audience of 15,000 students, Hemström delivered a standout performance that played a pivotal role in Kingston securing a commanding 5-1 victory. His sixth goal of the season, fueled by an Ethan Miedema pass, showcased his scoring prowess as he expertly beat goaltender Max Donoso. Notably, he also contributed to a shorthanded goal by Nathan Poole, ultimately clinching the game-winning moment. Linus’s noteworthy efforts earned him the distinguished title of the third star of the game.
Linus’ final point of the week came on Friday, November 17th when the Frontenacs hosted the Mississauga Steelheads. Hemström notched his seventh goal of the season by cleanly beating goaltender Jack Ivankovic. The Gävle, Sweden native exhibited his scoring finesse, this time capitalizing on a drop pass from Chris Thibodeau to secure another point for the Frontenacs.
Linus Hemström’s outstanding performances throughout the week underscore his invaluable contributions to the team’s success, leaving fans eager to witness more of his dynamic play as the OHL season continues.
Paul Ludwinski continues to dazzle with an outstanding 12-game point streak. The talented prospect for the Chicago Blackhawks commenced the week riding the momentum of a formidable 9-game point streak, and he seamlessly extended that streak by securing points in all three games played. Paul scored a goal and collected 2 assists last week.
Jacob Battaglia is currently riding his own point streak. Since moving to the top line, the second year forward is finding great success. He extended his point streak to 6 games, adding two goals and 1 assist in three games played last week.
Cal Uens played well in all three games last week, with his standout performance on November 17th against the Mississauga Steelheads. The local defenseman earned two assists and was named the third star of the game.