The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Sarnia Sting forward Alex Galchenyuk is the OHL Player of the Week after leading the league with eight points in two games including five goals and three assists and a league-high plus-minus rating of plus-6 for the week ending December 16.
Galchenyuk led the West Division leading Sting to a pair of wins before the Winter Break beginning with a 4-2 victory over the Guelph Storm on Friday night. In that contest he was named second star with two goals including one on the power play along with one assist helping set-up former Player of the Week Charles Saraultís game-winner in the final minute of the second period. On Saturday night Galchenyuk picked up his second career five-point game as part of a 7-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs. The gameís first star scored three goals for the second time this season including one shorthanded marker before netting his 27th of the season which ties him for the OHL lead. He also assisted on a pair of goals including Reid Boucherís game-winner midway through the second period.