CHL Announces Top 10 Rankings

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week twelve edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2016-17 season.  The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

 CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 12

Rank: Team: Last Week Rank: Number of Weeks Ranked:
1 Regina Pats (20-2-4-0) 1 11
2 London Knights (19-3-2-3) 2 11
3 Everett Silvertips (20-3-4-0) 4 9
4 Erie Otters (21-6-2-0) 3 7
5 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (20-7-1-0) 2
6 Saint John Sea Dogs (19-7-2-1) 7
7 Prince George Cougars (20-7-2-0) 6 11
8 Windsor Spitfires (18-5-4-0) 8 11
9 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (19-7-2-1) 9 5
10 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (18-6-1-4) 7 12
Honourable Mention:
Medicine Hat Tigers (21-8-1-0) 5 4
Shawinigan Cataractes (17-8-1-1) 10 11
Oshawa Generals (18-7-0-2) 1

 

 

Pats’ Sergey Zborovskiy named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that New York Rangers prospect Sergey Zborovskiy of the Regina Pats is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 4 after scoring three goals and six assists for nine points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-10.

Zborovskiy helped the Pats maintain a stronghold on the WHL’s East Division lead with two multi-point efforts that contributed to a pair of victories improving the club’s record to 19-2-4-0.  The defenceman’s week was highlighted by a career-high seven point performance on Saturday scoring twice with five assists as first star of a 12-2 win against the Prince Albert Raiders.  His week wrapped up Sunday earning third star honours with a goal and assist in a 6-3 road win over the Swift Current Broncos.

A 19-year-old from Moscow, Russia, Zborovskiy is playing in his third career WHL season with the Pats after being selected by the club in the 2014 CHL Import Draft.  Zborovskiy has already matched a career-high with 25 points through 22 games and will compete for a spot in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship by attending Russia’s training camp this month after playing in the CIBC Canada Russia Series for the second straight season.  Zborovskiy was chosen by the Rangers in the third round of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Also considered for the award this week was Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters who scored five goals and five assists for 10 points in four games, and defenceman Vincent Lanoue of the Victoriaville Tigres who recorded six assists in three games.

2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy (Regina Pats)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander Katerinakis (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Bobby MacIntyre (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cameron Askew (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Kameron Kielly (Charlottetown Islanders)

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Blazers’ Connor Ingram named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Connor Ingram of the Kamloops Blazers is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 4 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.66 and save percentage of .950.

Ingram made 96 saves in three games backstopping the Blazers to a trio of victories improving their record to 17-12-1-0 for second place in the WHL’s B.C Division.  His week included a pair of notable performances beginning with a season-high 52 saves on Wednesday as first star of a 4-3 overtime win against the Seattle Thunderbirds, and ending Sunday with a 29-save shutout as third star of a 4-0 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings.  In between, Ingram turned aside 15 shots on Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Giants.

A 19-year-old from Imperial, SK, Ingram is playing in his third career WHL season with the Blazers and was a third round pick of the Lightning in the 2016 NHL Draft.  He currently carries a 14-9-1-0 record along with two shutout victories, and boasts the league’s second lowest goals-against-average with a mark of 2.12 and second highest save percentage at .935 trailing only Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips.  Ingram will join Hart and Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack at Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp which opens this week.

Also considered for the award this week was Carolina Hurricanes prospect Callum Booth of the Quebec Remparts who went 2-0-0-0 stopping 61 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968, and Troy Timpano of the Erie Otters who made 102 saves in three games posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .953.

2016-17 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic (Vancouver Giants)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell (Saskatoon Blades)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Liam Herbst (Guelph Storm)

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Otters’ Alex DeBrincat named Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 4 after recording 10 points in four games scoring five goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Alex DeBrincat of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

DeBrincat earns the award for the second time this season helping the Otters grab six of a possible eight points to climb into first place in the Midwest Division standings with a 21-6-2-0 record.  His top performance came last Tuesday night where he and linemates Dylan Strome and Taylor Raddysh each collected five-points in a 9-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads with DeBrincat claiming second star honours scoring his first hat-trick of the season and adding two assists.  His week also included a three-game divisional road trip beginning in Guelph followed by back-to-back games in Owen Sound.  On Friday night he tallied an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Storm, then picked up a helper in Saturday’s 3-2 triumph over the Attack, and ended with two goals and one assist on Sunday as second star of a 6-1 win.

An 18-year-old from Farmington Hills, Michigan, DeBrincat is playing in his third career OHL season with the Otters.  The second round pick of the Blackhawks in the 2016 NHL Draft recently earned Co-Player of the Month honours for November alongside Raddysh and trails his teammate in the league’s scoring race by two points with 56 through 26 games including a league-high 28 goals.

Watch video highlights of DeBrincat and the Otters against the Steelheads, Storm, Attack, and Attack.

Also considered for the award this week was Sudbury Wolves sophomore forward David Levin who scored twice with five assists for seven points in three games, and New York Islanders prospect Mitchell Vande Sompel of the Oshawa Generals who scored four goals and one assist for five points in two games.  In goal, the Otters’ Troy Timpano made 102 saves in three games posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and save percentage of .953.

2016-17 Pioneer Energy OHL Players of the Week:

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Max Jones (London Knights)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Joseph Raaymakers (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Matt Luff (Hamilton Bulldogs)

OHL Announces Academic Players of the Month for November

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the OHL Academic Players of the Month for November, 2016, including forwards Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs, Kyle Heitzner of the Barrie Colts, Cade Robinson of the Erie Otters and Hunter Holmes of the Flint Firebirds.

Best of Both Worlds

East Division: 2017 NHL Draft prospect Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs is the East Division Academic Player of the Month for November. The 17-year-old native of Mississauga, Ont., has excelled in his Grade 12 University-level studies at Ancaster High School. Strome is currently taking English, Challenge & Change, and Nutrition & Health courses and has achieved excellent results in all three. On the ice, Strome leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 28 points (16-12–28) in 26 games this season. He was Hamilton’s first round (8th overall) pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.

Central Division: Barrie Colts 17-year-old forward Kyle Heitzner is the Central Division Academic Player of the Month for November. Heitzner is currently enrolled in Grade 12 University-level Math, Politics, English and Co-op courses at Innisdale Secondary School and has achieved an average over 85% over all four. The Orillia, Ont., native is described as an excellent student who attends classes on time, participates in class lessons and prepares thoroughly for tests and assignments. The rookie forward currently has two goals on the season, scoring his first in the OHL on September 25th at Ottawa. Heitzner was Barrie’s 11th round (218th overall) pick in 2015.

Midwest Division: Erie Otters rookie forward Cade Robinson is the Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month for November. The 17-year-old native of Jackson, Mich., is excelling in online studies through Michigan Virtual Charter Academy, maintaining a 90% in Chemistry, American Literature, Economics, Geometry and Fine Arts courses. He is described as a hard worker, continually on task, polite and focused. He has recorded one assist through 16 games this season and won’t be eligible for the NHL Draft until 2018. Robinson was Erie’s 11th round (211th overall) pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.

West Division: Flint Firebirds rookie forward Hunter Holmes is the West Division Academic Player of the Month for November. Currently studying French, Business Law, American Literature and Entrepreneurship at Grand Blanc High School, Holmes has maintained an 87% average in his studies as a Grade 11 student. The 16-year-old native of St. Davids, Ont. currently has two goals, five assists and seven points in 25 games this season. He was Flint’s second round (22nd overall) pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.

2016-17 OHL Academic Players of the Month:

East Division:
November – Matthew Strome (Hamilton Bulldogs)
October – Zach Gallant (Peterborough Petes)

Central Division:

November – Kyle Heitzner (Barrie Colts)
October – Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)

Midwest Division:

November – Cade Robinson (Erie Otters)
October – Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)

West Division:

November – Hunter Holmes (Flint Firebirds)
October – Cole Purboo (Windsor Spitfires)

During the 2015-16 season, the OHL centrally administered Scholarship Program facilitated scholarships for 315 OHL graduates attending 57 different academic institutions with a total scholarship payment in excess of $2.9 million.  Click here for more information about ‘OHL Players First’ programs.

OHL’s Draft Eligible Player of the Month for November

The month of November saw some pretty good performances from Ontario Hockey League players eligible for the 2017 National Hockey League draft but one player’s performance was above and beyond the rest. That performance belongs to Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack.

Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Suzuki netted ten goals and added as many assists in twelve November games for the Attack, easily the best offensive performance by draft eligible players. Suzuki was held off the score sheet just twice. His ten goals came on 49 shots – good for a 20.4 shooting percentage. Suzuki also went 81 for 162 on the faceoff dot or 50%.

With his 16 goals, 18 assists and 34 points through 27 games, Suzuki is set to surpass his 20-18-38 totals from last season.

With his November performance, Suzuki is tied for the Attack scoring lead. His five powerplay goals are second on the team, as is his five powerplay assists. Four of the Attack’s shorthanded markers come from Suzuki’s stick.

To see where Suzuki ranks among the OHL’s draft eligible players, click here.

OHL’s Draft Eligible Statistical Leaders as of November 30, 2016

The one name that appears a few times in various categories and probably very few expected to see is that of Soo Greyhounds defenceman Conor Timmins.

The 6’1”, 182 pound second year defenceman has already surpassed his totals of last season (4G, 9A, 13PTS, 20PIM) and is having a fine season at both ends of the ice. Born on September 18,1998, Timmins missed being eligible for the 2016 National Hockey League Draft by three days.

Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.
Conor Timmins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Timmins is tied for second among the Ontario Hockey League’s draft eligible players in assists with Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack. Both have 18 assists, two shy of leader Owen Tippet on the Mississauga Steelheads.

Timmins leads all draft eligible defencemen in the scoring race with three goals to go along with his eighteen assists. Those twenty-one points are four better than Mississauga Steelheads’ defender Nicolas Hague. He also ranks fifth among all OHL defencemen in the scoring race.

You will also find Timmins near the top of plus/minus and penalty minutes. Timmins ranks seventh in plus/minus with the only draft eligible defenceman ahead of him being Elijah Roberts of the Kitchener Rangers. Timmins ranks fifth in penalty minutes among draft eligible players, tops among defencemen.

Here are the leaders among players eligible for the NHL draft for the first time:

Points Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 16 18 34
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 24 18 10 28
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 26 16 12 28
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 11 15 26
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 27 6 20 26
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 9 16 25
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 27 11 13 24
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 26 9 15 24
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 26 14 9 23
Macauley Carson Sudbury Wolves 27 13 10 23
Goal Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G GPG
Owen Tippett Mississauga Steelheads 24 18 0.75
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 26 16 0.62
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 16 0.59
Linus Nyman Kingston Frontenacs 25 14 0.56
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 26 14 0.54
Macauley Carson Sudbury Wolves 27 13 0.48
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 11 0.44
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 27 11 0.41
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 25 10 0.40
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 26 10 0.38
Assist Leaders
Player Team GP A APG
Austen Keating Ottawa 67’s 27 20 0.74
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 18 0.67
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 18 0.67
Greg Meireles Kitchener Rangers 25 16 0.64
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 16 0.64
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 15 0.60
Lucas Chiodo Barrie Colts 26 15 0.58
Joseph Garreffa Kitchener Rangers 25 14 0.56
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor Spitfires 16 13 0.81
Adam Thilander North Bay Battalion 24 13 0.54
Defencemen Point Leaders
Player Team GP G A Pts
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 3 18 21
Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads 23 8 9 17
Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67’s 22 7 9 16
Adam Thilander North Bay Battalion 24 3 13 16
Eemeli Rasanen Kingston Frontenacs 25 3 9 12
Tom Hedberg Barrie Colts 22 3 8 11
Brady Lyle North Bay Battalion 27 3 8 11
Nick Grima Peterborough Petes 19 2 9 11
Plus/Minus Leaders
Player Team GP +/-
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 +17
Elijah Roberts Kitchener Rangers 25 +16
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 +12
Ivan Lodnia Erie Otters 25 +11
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 26 +11
Matthew Strome Hamilton Bulldogs 26 +11
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 +10
Jonah Gadjovich Owen Sound Attack 21 +9
Macauley Carson Sudbury Wolves 27 +9
Gabriel Vilardi Windsor Spitfires 16 +7
Penalty Minutes Leaders
Player Team GP PIM M/G
Drake Pilon Sudbury Wolves 21 50 2.38
Shaw Boomhower Mississauga Steelheads 23 49 2.13
Darian Pilon Sudbury Wolves 27 44 1.63
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 25 41 1.64
Conor Timmins Soo Greyhounds 27 37 1.37
Cole Fraser Peterborough Petes 25 35 1.40
Isaac Ratcliffe Guelph Storm 26 35 1.35
Faceoff Wins
Player Team GP FOA FOW %
Robert Thomas London Knights 25 503 292 58.1
Zach Gallant Peterborough Petes 25 422 252 59.7
Nate Schnarr Guelph Storm 21 434 217 50.0
Sasha Chmelevski Ottawa 67’s 26 378 209 55.3
Jason Willms Barrie Colts 26 356 191 53.7
Jack Studnicka Oshawa Generals 26 365 191 52.3
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 27 347 175 50.4
Greg Meireles Kitchener Rangers 25 372 173 46.5
Adam Ruzicka Sarnia Sting 26 358 169 47.2
Morgan Frost Soo Greyhounds 27 323 167 51.7
Goaltenders Leaders – Goals Against Average
Player Team GP Min GA Avg
Matthew Villalta Soo Greyhounds 10 528 21 2.39
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 17 1034 44 2.55
Chris McGonigle Kitchener Rangers 3 179 8 2.68
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 22 1223 65 3.19
Riley Daniels Owen Sound Attack 6 307 17 3.32
Minimum 3 games
Goaltending Leaders – Save Percentage
Player Team GP SH SVS SV%
Chris McGonigle Kitchener Rangers 3 127 119 0.937
Matthew Villalta Soo Greyhounds 10 235 214 0.911
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 17 483 439 0.909
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 22 635 570 0.898
Jake McGrath Sudbury Wolves 12 410 368 0.898
Minimum 3 games

 

OHL Announces Top Performers of the Month for November

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Top OHL Performers of the Month for regular season games played in November 2016, including Erie Otters forwards Alex DeBrincat and Taylor Raddysh, Otters blueliner Darren Raddysh, Kingston Frontenacs rookie Linus Nyman and London Knights goaltender Tyler Parsons.

OHL Co-Players of the Month – Alex DeBrincat, Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters):
Erie Otters forwards in Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh have been named OHL Co-Players of the Month for November. Both with 27 points over 12 games, DeBrincat and Raddysh steered the Otters to a 9-2-1-0 mark in the month of November.

DeBrincat recorded 14 goals, 13 assists and 27 points over 12 contests, producing points in 10 of those games. His month was headlined by a pair of five point efforts with the first coming in a 7-3 win over the Kitchener Rangers on November 5th that included three goals and two assists. DeBrincat capped off the month on Tuesday, producing three goals and two assists in a 9-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads. The Farmington Hills, Mich. native was named first star of the game on three different occasions in November and currently leads the league in goals with 26 along with 25 assists for 51 points in 23 games this season. He was Chicago’s second round (39th overall) pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Raddysh, who was also the OHL Player of the Month in October, registered 12 goals, 15 assists and 27 points over 12 games to go with a plus/minus rating of plus-13. The Caledon, Ont. native produced points in 11 of his 12 outings, highlighted by back-to-back four-point performances on November 4th and 5th in wins over Mississauga and Kitchener. He finished the month of November with five points (3-2–5) in a 9-2 win over Mississauga on Tuesday. The 18-year-old currently leads the OHL in scoring with 23 goals, 32 assists and 55 points over 24 games along with a plus/minus rating of plus-34. He was Tampa Bay’s second round (58th overall) pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

OHL Defenceman of the Month – Darren Raddysh (Erie Otters):
Veteran Erie Otters rearguard Darren Raddysh is the OHL Defenceman of the Month for November after leading OHL blueliners with four goals, 16 assists and 20 points over 12 contests. Raddysh’s outstanding month continued a 16-game point streak, tying his own Otters franchise record for defencemen while surpassing Adam Pelech (129, 2010-14) for fourth in Otters all-time points by a defenceman in the process. The older of the Raddysh brothers on the Otters, Darren’s month was headlined by a career-high four point (1-3–4) effort in a 7-4 win over Mississauga on November 4th. Five of his 12 November contests were multi-point efforts, capped by a three-point (1-2–3) outing in Tuesday’s 9-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads.

A 20-year-old native of Caledon, Ont., Raddysh is currently in his fifth season with the Otters after being a fifth round (84th overall) pick by the club in 2012. He attended training camp with the San Jose Sharks this past September. Raddysh is currently tied for the OHL lead in scoring among defencemen with six goals, 22 assists and 28 points over 20 games.

 OHL Rookie of the Month – Linus Nyman (Kingston Frontenacs):
Draft eligible Kingston Frontenacs forward Linus Nyman is the OHL Rookie of the Month for November after recording eight goals, two assists and 10 points over 11 contests. The 17-year-old Finnish winger had points in seven of his 11 November contests including three different two-goal efforts. Nyman scored twice in a 4-1 win over the Guelph Storm on November 6th before doing so against the Sarnia Sting in a 5-4 road win on November 12th. Nyman earned second star honours, scoring twice in a 5-3 loss in Sudbury on November 20th.

A native of Helsinki, Finland, Nyman was Kingston’s first round (53rd overall) selection in the 2016 CHL Import Draft. He is third in Frontenacs team scoring and is currently second among OHL rookies with 14 goals, five assists and 19 points in 25 games.

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Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month – Tyler Parsons (London Knights):
Calgary Flames prospect Tyler Parsons of the London Knights is the Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month for November after going 6-0-0-1 with a 1.83 goals-against-average and a .939 save percentage over seven games. Parsons’ standout November was headlined by a 30-save shutout performance in a 7-0 win over Kingston on November 11th. He was solid once again on November 23rd, earning second star honours with 34 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss in Owen Sound.

A native of Chesterfield, Mich., Parsons is currently 8-1-1-1 on the season, sitting second in the OHL with a 2.39 goals-against-average to go with a .917 save percentage and two shutouts over 11 games. The 19-year-old was a second round (54th overall) pick by the Calgary Flames this past summer.

2016-17 OHL Performers of the Month:

Player of the Month:
November – Alex DeBrincat/Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters)
October – Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters)

Defenceman of the Month:
November – Darren Raddysh (Erie Otters)
October – Mathieu Henderson (Flint Firebirds)

Rookie of the Month:
November – Linus Nyman (Kingston Frontenacs)
October – Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm)

Vaughn Goaltender of the Month:
November – Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
October – Troy Timpano (Erie Otters)

CHL Announces Top 10 Rankings

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week eleven edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2016-17 season.  The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 11

Rank: Team: Last Week Rank: Number of Weeks Ranked:
1 Regina Pats (17-2-4-0) 2 10
2 London Knights (18-3-2-2) 3 10
3 Erie Otters (19-5-2-0) 4 6
4 Everett Silvertips (18-3-4-0) 7 8
5 Medicine Hat Tigers (21-5-1-0) 9 4
6 Prince George Cougars (19-6-2-0) 1 10
7 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (17-6-1-2) 5 11
8 Windsor Spitfires (16-4-4-0) 8 10
9 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (17-6-2-1) 10 4
10 Shawinigan Cataractes (17-7-1-0) 6 11
Honourable Mention:
Saint John Sea Dogs (17-6-2-1) 6
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (18-7-1-0) 1
Moose Jaw Warriors (15-5-4-0) 0

Warriors’ Jayden Halbgewachs named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Jayden Halbgewachs of the Moose Jaw Warriors is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 27 after scoring six goals and three assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Halbgewachs recorded a trio of multi-point performances last week helping the Warriors pick up a pair of road wins to improve their second place record to 15-5-4-0 in the WHL’s East Division.  On Tuesday night he scored twice and earned second star recognition despite a 6-3 loss to the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers, then tallied another two goals including the game-winner plus an assist Friday in Calgary as first star of a 5-4 win over the Hitmen.  His week wrapped up with another first star effort Saturday in Red Deer collecting a career-high four points including two goals and two assists in a 5-2 triumph over the Rebels.

A 19-year-old from Emerald Park, SK, Halbgewachs is playing in his third full WHL season with the Warriors after initially being chosen in the first round of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft by the Kamloops Blazers.  He currently ranks tied for ninth in league scoring with 32 points including a career-high 19 goals along with 13 assists through 24 games.

Also considered for the award this week was François Beauchemin of the Val-d’Or Foreurs who scored four goals with five assists for nine points in four games, and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Boris Katchouk of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who scored four goals with two assists for six points in three games.

2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander Katerinakis (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Bobby MacIntyre (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cameron Askew (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Kameron Kielly (Charlottetown Islanders)

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