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Hoelscher named OHL Player of the Week

Mitchell Hoelscher of the Ottawa 67’s. (Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Ottawa 67’s forward Mitchell Hoelscher has been named the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week, with five goals and eight points in three games.

Hoelscher becomes the third different 67’s player to earn the distinction this season, helping the CHL’s top-ranked 67’s take three straight victories to improve to 34-7-0-0. The New Jersey Devils prospects scored in Friday’s 5-4 shootout win over the Flint Firebirds before registering a career-high four points in a 5-0 blanking of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Hoelscher wrapped up the weekend with two goals and an assist as Ottawa skated to a 5-3 road win over the Oshawa Generals, maintaining a nine-point cushion atop the Eastern Conference standings.

The Waterloo Wolves Minor Midget graduate was a third round (56th overall) pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. The Devils selected Hoelscher in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Also considered for the award this week were Carolina Hurricanes first round pick Ryan Suzuki of the Saginaw Spirit who recorded seven points (4-3–7) over three games along with Hoelscher’s Ottawa 67’s teammate Jack Quinn who also put up seven points (5-2–7) over three outings.

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