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Cerritos native, Jr. Kings, GSE grad Panwar nabs weekly OHL honors


Hamilton Bulldogs forward Sahil Panwar has been named the OHL Player of the Week, recording four goals, five assists and nine points in three games along with a plus/minus rating of plus-3.

After getting his week started with an assist in a 5-1 Thursday night loss to the Flint Firebirds, Panwar returned to the scoresheet on Saturday, picking up a pair of goals and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win over the league-leading Ottawa 67’s. Panwar earned his second straight first star honor on Sunday, recording a career-high five points including two goals and three helpers (2-3–5) as the Bulldogs defeated his former club, the Peterborough Petes, by a score of 7-4.

A 21-year-old native of Cerritos, Panwar has produced 15 goals, 20 assists and 35 points in 45 games between Hamilton and Peterborough this season. He has 18 points (5-13–18) in 11 games since joining Hamilton on Jan. 7.

The former second-round pick (23rd overall) by the London Knights in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection has registered 38 goals, 52 assists and 90 points in 176 career regular-season games split between the Knights, Flint Firebirds, Peterborough Petes, and Hamilton Bulldogs.

Panwar attended rookie camp with the Florida Panthers as a free agent invite in September.

In California, Panwar played for the Golden State Elite Eagles and Los Angeles Jr. Kings.

Photo/Hamilton Bulldogs/Proam Images

(January 31, 2023)

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