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Jr. Kings, GSE alum, Cerritos product Panwar earns weekly OHL award


For the second time this season, Sahil Panwar of the Hamilton Bulldogs is the OHL Player of the Week, recording three goals, four assists and seven points in three games along with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.

Helping guide the Bulldogs to a 3-0 showing last week, the overage forward got things started with an assist in a 4-3 road win over the Niagara IceDogs on Thursday. The Bulldogs returned home to host the IceDogs on Friday as Panwar recorded a goal and a pair of helpers in the 6-2 victory. The Cerritos native closed out the weekend with two goals and an assist to earn first star honours as the Bulldogs defeated the Ottawa 67’s 6-3 on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Panwar currently has points in 12 of his last 13 games. He’s produced 18 goals, 28 assists and 46 points in 29 games since joining the Bulldogs in January.

In total, Panwar has recorded 28 goals, 35 assists and 63 points over 63 games between Hamilton and Peterborough in 2022-23. The former second round (23rd overall) pick by the London Knights in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection has registered 51 goals, 67 assists and 118 points in 194 career regular-season games split between the Knights, Flint Firebirds, Peterborough Petes and 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/Tim Cornett/OHL Images

(March 13, 2023)

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