Jacob Ingham’s goaltending in a big weekend for the Mississauga Steelheads didn’t go unnoticed.
The Los Angeles Kings prospect is the OHL Player of the Week for the regular season week ending Feb. 10 after posting a 3-0 record with a goals against average of 1.26 and a save percentage of .956.
Ingham was outstanding in all three wins, stopping 86 shots in 190 minutes of action and turning away all six shootout attempts to help the Steelheads, who sit fifth in the Eastern Conference, improve their record to 26-21-5-1.
The Barrie native kicked off the weekend with a 29-save performance in a 3-1 road win, Feb. 7, against the Central Division leading Niagara IceDogs.
Ingham shone again the next night, earning first-star honours in a 2-1 shootout win over the Ottawa 67’s, the OHL’s first-place team. The 18-year-old made 30 saves and stopped all three shootout attempts, including a highlight-reel stop with his right toe when he appeared he was down and out.
He wrapped up the weekend with a 27-save effort and second-star honours in a 3-2 shootout win, Feb. 10, over the Windsor Spitfires. Once again, he stopped all three Windsor shootout attempts.
The third-year netminder, who was a second-round pick of Mississauga in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection, has a 22-19-2-1 record this season with one shutout.
A sixth-round pick of the Kings in the 2018 NHL Draft, Ingham has posted a 3.23 goals against average and .894 save percentage in 44 appearances this season.
photo: Barrie native Jacob Ingham, a goaltender with the Mississauga Steelheads, was named the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10 after posting a perfect 3-0 record. Terry Wilson/OHL Images