FORMER LEAMINGTON FLYER NETMINDER MATTHEW MANCINA NAMED OHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Mancina Named Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week

The third-year goaltender backstopped the Peterborough Petes to wins over Saginaw Spirit and London Knights last week.

The 19-year-old Matthew Mancina, who is a Sun County Panthers minor hockey product, and a former Leamington Jr. B Flyers player, had a season-high 48 saves in a 3-1 win over Saginaw and made 30 saves in a 4-2 win over the Knights, who lost for just the second time this season in regulation at home.

For the season, Mancina boasts a 14-10-1-3 record with one shutout. He is sixth in the league with a 2.67 goals-against average and fifth in save percentage at .920.

The 6′ 3″, 197 pound Tecumseh native began his OHL career in the 2013-14 season as a member of the Guelph Storm.  He was dealt early in the following season to the Petes.

(photo credit – Terry Wilson, OHL Images)

(video credit – Matthew Mancina finished the weekend strong with back-to-back shutouts, including a massive 5-0 win over the top ranked Erie Otters. Find out what he had to say after the game when he caught up with Guelphstorm.com’s Brendan Zwambag.)

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