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Tomasino named OHL player of the week

Philip Tomasino plays his second game with the Oshawa Generals (Metcalfe Photography)

Not a bad first impression with his new club as Philip Tomasino has been named the OHL Player of the week.

In the days following his trade from the Niagara IceDogs to the Oshawa Generals, Tomasino put up an impressive six goals and 10 points in his first three games with the club.

Tomasino earns the award for the second time this season after making his mark in his first weekend as a General. He put up three consecutive two-goal performances in wins over Windsor, Sarnia and Peterborough.

He made his Gens debut Thursday in Windsor, helping Oshawa defeat the CHL’s eighth-ranked Spitfires 6-3 with two goals and three assists. He picked up where he left off on Friday in Sarnia, scoring twice to earn first star honours as the Generals defeated the Sting 4-3. Tomasino and the Generals returned home on Sunday night to wrap-up a perfect weekend as he scored twice and added an assist in a 6-4 win over the rival Peterborough Petes, claiming second star recognition. Tomasino extended his current point streak to 10 games as the Generals defeated the Petes for the first time this season.

The Nashville Predators prospect was one of the biggest names to swap team’s at the OHL trade deadline, going to the Generals in exchange for a total of nine draft picks, including six 2nd round selections.

Also considered for the award this week were New York Islanders prospect Cole Coskey of the Saginaw Spirit who had six goals and seven points over three contests as well as Washington Capitals first round pick Connor McMichael of the London Knights who scored five times and had seven points over three games.

 

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