Scarborough native Liam Foudy, a forward with the London Knights, was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Player of the Week for the regular season week ending Jan. 27. The Columbus Blue Jackets prospect collected four goals and four assists for eight points in three games, along with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.
The 18-year-old, who is in his third season with the Knights, extended his personal point streak to 10 games in helping London will all three games to stay atop the Western Conference standings with a 33-7-5-1 record.
In a home-and-home set with the Windsor Spitfires to kick off the week, Foudy potted the game winner in a 7-3 win in Windsor on Jan. 24. The speedy centre posted a career-high four-point performance the next night -including another game winner and three assists – to earn first star and lead the Knights to a sweep of both games with a 7-0 shutout win.
He and the Knights wrapped up the weekend with a 5-3 win in Oshawa on Jan. 27. Foudy scored a shorthanded highlight reel goal and added an assist to earn third star honours.
The 18th overall pick of London in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection has goals in nine straight games during his 10-game streak, which is one shy the league’s longest goal streak this season. In 40 games, Foudy has a career-high 25 goals and is third in team scoring with 49 points.
Other players up for consideration for OHL Player of the Week included Ottawa 67’s forward Kyle Maksimovich (three goals, four assists), Niagara IceDogs forward Jack Studnicka (two goals, five assists) and Ottawa goalie Cedrick Andree (2-0 with a shutout).
Photo: Scarborough native Liam Foudy, of the London Knights, was named the OHL Player of the Week on Jan. 28. Luke Durda/OHL Images photo