Greg Meireles Named OHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON - The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers is the OHL 'On the Run' Player of the Week for the regular season week ending March 10 after recording nine points in three games including two goals and seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Meireles led the league in scoring last week and extended his personal point-streak to 17 straight games while helping the Rangers pick up a pair of wins to clinch a berth in the Western Conference playoffs. On Wednesday night he chipped in two assists despite a 5-3 road loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs, but rebounded Friday night with a goal and three assists to match a season-high earning second star honours in an 8-4 win over the Erie Otters. His week wrapped up Sunday afternoon in Guelph with a goal and two assists and second star recognition as part of the 5-2 victory over the Storm. Six of Meireles' nine points were produced with the man advantage for the Rangers who own the league's best power play operating at just over 28% efficiency. Meireles was part of a dangerous unit that filled the game sheets for the blue shirts over the weekend as both Riley Damiani and Joseph Garreffa tallied seven points, while Jonathan Yantsis picked up six points in three games. The Rangers currently occupy fifth place in the standings with a 32-29-3-1 record.
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