Huntington Beach native, Sharks prospect Chmelevski tabbed OHL Player of the Week
The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) today announced that San Jose Sharks prospect and Huntington Beach native Sasha Chmelevski of the Ottawa 67’s is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the playoff week ending May 5 with six points in two games, including three goals and three assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Chmelevski produced a pair of multi-point performances for the 67’s, who opened the Rogers OHL Championship Series with two victories over the Guelph Storm on home ice to extend their perfect post-season to a record 14 straight wins. He earned first star honors in Game 1 on Thursday night with two goals and two assists as part of the 7-2 win, then scored the game-winner and tallied an assist in Game 2 on Saturday as the 67’s held on for the 4-3 triumph.
The 14 straight wins beats the previous playoff record of 13 consecutive won by the 2016 London Knights that capped their Robertson Cup run, and the 1988 Windsor Spitfires who were a perfect 12-0 during their championship campaign. The 67’s will look to continue their historic streak in Game 3 set for Monday night in Guelph.
A 19-year-old forward and Wildcats Hockey Club graduate, Chmelevski is currently second in OHL playoff scoring with 27 points in just 14 games netting nine goals with 18 assists. He’s spent almost his entire OHL tenure with the 67’s, joining the club during his rookie season after being chosen by the Sarnia Sting in the first round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.
Over his 216-game career, Chmelevski has scored 102 goals and 111 assists for 213 points while being recognized for his achievements off the ice as the 2017 OHL and CHL Scholastic Player of the Year.
He was later be chosen by the Sharks in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft and represented Team USA with silver at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Photo/Terry Wilson/OHL Images
(May 6, 2019)