Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that QMJHL Top Scorer Tyler Boland of the Rimouski Oceanic is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 29 after scoring three goals and nine assists for 12 points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Boland extended his personal point-streak to 10 games and opened an 11-point spread atop the scoring race while helping the Oceanic earn a trio of victories last week. The overage forward scored a goal and three assists in each of his three games including Thursday night earning first star honours in a 5-3 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. His offensive production also helped the 12th place Oceanic gain an edge in a battle for playoff positioning beating the 14th place Drummondville Voltigeurs 9-3 on Saturday, and the 11th place Halifax Mooseheads by a 5-4 score on Sunday.
A 20-year-old from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Boland has spent his entire four-year QMJHL tenure with the Oceanic who selected him in the tenth round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft. This season marks his best offensive campaign with 37 goals and 46 assists for 83 points in 50 games surpassing last year’s output of 54 points in 67 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jake Bean of the Calgary Hitmen who scored three goals and five assists for eight points in three games, while Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome became the Erie Otters all-time leading scorer following an eight-point week with three goals and five assists in three games.
2016-17 CHL Players of the Week:
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Tyler Boland (Rimouski Oceanic)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Alexis D’Aoust (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Kole Sherwood (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks (Regina Pats)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Vitalii Abramov (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Hayden Hodgson (Saginaw Spirit)
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)