The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Minnesota Wild prospect Hunter Jones of the Peterborough Petes is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the week of regular season action running from October 14th through the 20th with a 3-0 record, 1.67 goals-against average and .943 save percentage.
HIGHLIGHTS: Jones makes 28 saves for third straight win
HIGHLIGHTS: Jones earns first star with 32-save effort in Ottawa
HIGHLIGHTS: Jones backstops Petes past Bulldogs in home opener
Jones earns the award for the first time in his OHL career after backstopping the Petes to a perfect 3-0 record. He made 22 saves in Thursday’s home opening win over the Hamilton Bulldogs before posting back-to-back road wins with one goal allowed on Friday and Sunday. Jones earned first star honours, turning aside 32 of 33 shots on Friday night in Ottawa as the Petes defeated the 67’s 3-1. He proceeded to stop 28 of 29 in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over the CHL’s top-ranked Oshawa Generals, earning his 40th career OHL win in the process.
A 19-year-old native of Brantford, Ont., Jones is off to a 9-1-0-0 start to the 2019-20 season, posting a league-leading 2.41 goals-against average along with a .919 save percentage and one shutout. He owns a career 40-34-2-2 record over 82 career OHL regular season contests, posting a 3.54 goals-against average and .896 save percentage with four shutouts. Originally Peterborough’s fifth round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection, Jones was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft.
The Petes are back on home ice on Thursday, October 24 at 7:05pm to host the Sarnia Sting. They’ll be back at the PMC on Saturday, October 26 at 7:05pm to face the Mississauga Steelheads. Tickets for all regular season home games are available through the PMC Grant Thornton Box Office in person and over the phone at (705) 743-3561 Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:00pm, and 24 hours a day online.
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