The Islanders' prospect made an impressive spin-o-rama, no-look pass to set up a goal in Monday's 6-2 win for the Niagara Ice Dogs. The play occurred in the second period of game three of an OHL playoff series between the Ice Dogs and Ottawa 67's. Ho-Sang did a 360-degree spin and then made the no-look pass to to Dan Maletta, who scored the goal.
Ho-Sang has five assists in three OHL playoff games and he finished Monday's game a plus-4. The Ice Dogs trail the 67's 2-1 in the series with game four taking place on Wednesday.
Last week, Mathew Barnaby took a shot at Ho-Sang via twitter for a perceived lack of effort in a meaningless regular season game. Many fans who watched the game contested Barnaby's characterization of Ho-Sang's play. The ridiculous notion that Ho-Sang has character issues is one of the big reasons why he fell to the Islanders in the most recent NHL Draft.
Yet, he has clearly shown he has the makings to be a special player in the NHL down the road. And those supposed character issues appear to be nothing more than old school hockey folks having issues with a young, outspoken player that doesn't fit the traditional hockey player mold.
Ho-Sang's play -- according to Buzzing the Net -- also came in front of a high number of NHL scouts who were in the arena to check out players on the 67's and Ice Dogs.