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Romani Earns Weekly Nod

January 8, 2024 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
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NORTH BAY, Ont. - Anthony Romani of the North Bay Battalion has been named the Ontario Hockey League's Player of the Week for the period ended Sunday, it was announced Monday.

Right winger Romani scored four goals and earned two assists for six points with a plus-4 mark in three games to receive the recognition for the second time this season.

Romani had one goal and one assist Thursday night in a 4-2 home-ice victory over the Brantford Bulldogs before netting two goals Friday night in a 5-2 road win over the Ottawa 67's. In a 3-2 loss Sunday to the visiting Kitchener Rangers, he scored on a penalty shot and added an assist.

An 18-year-old resident of Pickering, Ont., Romani is on a 15-game points streak, the longest current run in the OHL and the second-longest of the season. In that span he has scored 13 goals and earned 15 assists for 28 points. He last was held without a point on Nov. 24 in a 3-1 road loss to the Guelph Storm.

In 38 games, Romani ranks second in the OHL scoring race with 31 goals and 30 assists for 61 points, one behind Kitchener's Hunter Brzustewicz. Romani's goals total is second to the 34 scored by the Rangers' Carson Rehkopf.

Romani, who also was Player of the Week for the period ended Oct. 22, was a third-round choice, 41st overall, in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens minor midgets. In 158 career games he has 62 goals and 56 assists for 118 points.

The Battalion, with a won-lost-extended record of 18-14-6 for 42 points, is tied for second place in the Central Division with the Mississauga Steelheads, who visit North Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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