Performer of the Week: Paul Ludwinski
Week 9 of the OHL season showcased an array of standout performances from the Kingston Frontenacs, making the selection for Performer of the Week a challenging task. Ultimately, the distinction was claimed by Paul Ludwinski, whose league-leading 14-game point streak set him apart.
Over the two-game weekend, Ludwinski exhibited his prowess with 2 goals and an assist, mirroring Michael Dal Colle’s streak as the longest since 2016. The standout moment occurred on Friday, November 24th, when the Chicago Blackhawks prospect delivered a stellar performance against the Windsor Spitfires. Ludwinski’s contribution included two goals, one of which was a short-handed game winner, securing a 6-4 victory for the Black and Gold. His exceptional play earned him the first star of the game accolade.
Under the pressure of maintaining a point streak, Ludwinski showcased resilience in the closing minutes of the third period on Sunday, November 26th, against the Brantford Bulldogs. In a critical play, he skillfully poked the puck away from a Bulldogs defender, leading to a goal by Matthew Soto. This late assist extended Ludwinski’s remarkable point streak.
In recognition of these outstanding contributions, Paul Ludwinski rightfully claims our Performer of the Week honour.
Linus Hemstrom led the team in points with 4, scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists. The import forward also played a strong two-way game all weekend.
Mason Vaccari was in net for both Kingston Frontenacs games this past weekend. The talented netminder was able to secure a win against the Windsor Spitfires on Friday, November 24th at Leon’s Centre. He also had a strong showing in Brantford despite the loss. Mason also finished the week claiming the OHL Save of the Night in both games he played this week.
Matthew Soto finished the week with 3 points, 1 goal and 2 assists. His chemistry with Jacob Battiglia and Paul Ludwinski was a leading factor in helping Paul extend his streak and claim this week’s Performer of the Week.
Gage Heyes loves playing the Windsor Spitfires. The Oshawa, Ontario native scored a goal and added an assist on Friday night, giving him 5 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games against the Spitfires. Gage also had a strong performance defensively against the Bulldogs on Sunday. He was tenacious on the forecheck and played physical all game long.