Nando Eggenberger sure knows how to keep the good times rolling.
Just a few hours after being named the OHL Player of the Week for the regular season week ending Feb. 17, the Oshawa forward scored once and potted the shootout winner to lead the Generals to a 3-2 win over the Sudbury Wolves, Feb. 18, at the Tribute Communities Centre.
Eggenberger scored his 22 of the season midway through the first period to give the Gens a 2-1 lead, but Sudbury’s Quinton Byfield would tie it up early in the third.
After a scoreless overtime, the 19-year-old would play the hero. With the shootout even at 1-1, the native of Switzerland walked in, deked to his forehand and slid it past Sudbury goaltender Ukko-Pekko Luukkonen for the winner.
Brett Neumann, with a goal and assist, also scored for the Generals (37-18-3-0), who have won seven-straight games and moved three points up on the Wolves for third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Darian Pilon also scored for Sudbury (35-17-2-2), which now sits a point behind the Niagara IceDogs atop the Central Division standings.
Eggenberger is coming off quite a week, collecting six points, including four goals and two assists, in three games to go along with a plus-minus rating of plus 4.
Eggenberger, who now has goals in four-straight games, kicked off the week with a goal and assist in a 6-3 victory over the Peterborough Petes to earn first-star honours.
The six-foot-two, 200-pound left winger then scored to help Oshawa open a two-game swing through Michigan with a 5-4 win against the Flint Firebirds. He capped off the week with two goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit, once again being named the first star and helping Oshawa nail down its league-best 20 road victory.
The rookie, who was selected 33 overall in the 2018 CHL Import Draft, has 22 goals and 31 assists for 43 points in 49 games this season. He also captained Switzerland to a fourth-place finish at the 2019 IIHL World Junior Championship.
photo: Nando Eggenberger, who was named the OHL Player of the Week for the for the regular season week ending Feb. 17, scored the shootout winner to power the Oshawa Generals to a 3-2 win over the Sudbury Wolves in OHL action, Feb. 18, at the Tribute Communities Centre. Brendan Taylor/OHL Images