Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the playoff week ending May 6 after scoring three goals and four assists for seven points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-1.
Frost helped the Greyhounds capture the Wayne Gretzky Trophy in a thrilling double overtime victory against the Kitchener Rangers in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final, then earn a two-game split against the Hamilton Bulldogs to open the 2018 Rogers OHL Championship Series. In Game 7 last Monday, Frost contributed to all three Greyhound goals in regulation scoring once and adding two assists before Jack Kopacka buried the series winner at the 84:00 mark lifting the Hounds to a 4-3 triumph and a berth in the OHL final for the first time since 1993. He picked up an assist despite the 4-3 overtime loss in Game 1 of the Championship Series on Thursday, then scored two goals and one assist in Game 2 on Saturday leading the Greyhounds to a 4-2 win over the Bulldogs. The Rogers OHL Championship Series continues with Game 3 set for Monday night in Hamilton followed by Game 4 on Wednesday.
An 18-year-old from Aurora, Ont., Frost is currently tied for fifth in OHL playoff scoring with 26 points including nine goals and 17 assists through 20 games. The fourth round pick of the Greyhounds in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection finished his third campaign in Sault Ste. Marie second overall in regular season scoring with a career-high 112 points in 67 games including 42 goals and 70 assists. This marks the second weekly honour for the Flyers prospect chosen in the first of the 2017 NHL Draft after his recognition for play during the week ending December 17.
Watch video highlights of Frost and the Greyhounds in Game 7 against the Rangers, and Game 1 and Game 2 against the Bulldogs.
Also considered for the award this week was Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Boris Katchouk of the Greyhounds who scored three goals and one assist for four points in three games, and Arizona Coyotes prospect MacKenzie Entwistle of the Bulldogs who scored three goals in the first two games of the Championship Series. In goal, Los Angeles Kings prospect Matthew Villalta of the Greyhounds posted two wins and an overtime loss making a total of 95 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.62 and save percentage of .913.
2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 30 – May 6: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Apr. 23 – Apr. 29: Joseph Garreffa (Kitchener Rangers)
Apr. 16 – Apr. 22: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Apr. 9 – Apr. 15: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Noel Hoefenmayer (Ottawa 67’s)
2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Dmitry Sokolov (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Kenny Huether (Oshawa Generals)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: Ben Jones (Niagara IceDogs)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Joseph Garreffa (Kitchener Rangers)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Albert Michnac (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Aaron Luchuk (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Brady Hinz (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)