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Rossi named Player of the Week

Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67’s. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Ottawa 67’s forward Marco Rossi has been named the OHL’s ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week, posting 6 goals and 11 points in three games.

Rossi helped the 67’s combine to score 21 goals over three games, extending their winning streak to seven while also becoming the OHL’s first team to reach 20 wins. Rossi played a big part in Wednesday’s 11-6 road win over the Kingston Frontenacs, recording a career-high six points including his first OHL hat-trick. Ottawa’s big line of Rossi, Austen Keating and Joseph Garreffa combined for 17 points in the lopsided victory.

Rossi added a goal and an assist in Friday’s 4-3 overtime win over visiting Oshawa before finishing the weekend with two goals and an assist in a first star performance as the 67’s defeated the North Bay Battalion 6-1.

Rossi earned star of the game recognition in each of his three contests, rounding out Sunday’s action on a nine-game point streak.

He currently sits fifth in OHL scoring with 49 points (16-33–49) over 21 games, and is tied for the league lead in points-per-game (2.33) with London’s Connor McMichael. An ‘A’ rated skater on NHL Central Scouting’s November ‘Players to Watch’ List, Rossi burst onto the OHL scene in 2018-19, recording 65 points (29-36–65) over 53 games as a rookie, helping the 67’s reach the Rogers OHL Championship Series.

He was Ottawa’s first round (18th overall) pick in the 2018 CHL Import Draft.

Also considered for the award this week was Rossi’s Ottawa 67’s teammate Austen Keating who put up 11 points (4-7–11) over three games, tying a 67’s franchise record with seven points in Wednesday’s win over Kingston.

Niagara IceDogs rookie netminder Tucker Tynan was also on the radar after backstopping the IceDogs to back-to-back road wins, posting a 2.00 goals-against average and .943 save percentage.

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