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Philip Tomasino named Player of the Week

Philip Tomasino of the Niagara IceDogs. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Niagara IceDogs forward Philip Tomasino has been named the OHL’s player of the week.

The Nashville Predators prospect scored three goals and added four assists in a pair of weekend games.

Tomasino recorded an assist in Niagara’s 5-4 loss to visiting Saginaw on Thursday before tying an IceDogs franchise record with six points in Friday’s 8-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs. Tomasino scored once in each period to record the firs that trick of his OHL career. His three assists helped linemate Kyen Sopa also pot his first hatty.

Tomasino joins David Pacan as just the second Niagara IceDogs player to ever put up six points in a single game, doing so for the first time since March 5, 2011.

The former fifth overall pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection was chosen 24th overall by the Nashville Predators this past summer after he registered 72 points (34-38–72) over 67 games in 2018-19.

The Mississauga Rebels Minor Midget graduate also represented Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Sweden, recording five points (1-4–5) over six contests.

Also considered for the award this week was Sudbury Wolves forward David Levin whose seven points (1-6–7) helped his team win a pair of games this past weekend.

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson of the Peterborough Petes also had a productive week, recording seven points (4-3–7) over three contests as the Petes went 2-1 on the road.

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