Steenbergen and Baribeau lead undefeated Broncos and Remparts
Broncos’ Tyler Steenbergen named CHL Player of the Wee
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Tyler Steenbergen of the Swift Current Broncos is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 1 after recording nine points in two games including six goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Steenbergen’s two multi-point performances launched him into a tie atop the CHL scoring race and helped the Broncos continue their winning ways opening the 2017-18 season with a perfect 3-0-0-0 record. On Wednesday night Steenbergen scored twice and picked up two assists in a 5-3 road win over the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup host Regina Pats, then collected five points on Friday night in Brandon including a career-high four goals as first star of a 7-2 win over the Wheat Kings.
A 19-year-old from Sylvan Lake, Alta., Steenbergen is playing his fourth season with the Broncos who selected him 12th overall in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Last season he tied for the WHL lead in goals with 51, while his 90 points in 72 games tied for ninth best and helped earn him a fifth round selection by the Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was overage forward Yvan Mongo of the Drummondville Voltigeurs who scored twice with five assists for seven points in two games, and Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Ang of the Peterborough Petes with three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.
2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen (Swift Current Broncos)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)
Remparts’ Dereck Baribeau named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Minnesota Wild prospect Dereck Baribeau of the Quebec Remparts is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 1 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .973.
Baribeau backstopped the Remparts to a pair of victories last week extending his personal winning-streak to four games as the club remains a perfect 4-0-0-0 to start the 2017-18 season. His week included a 17-save effort on Friday night in a 3-1 victory over the Shawinigan Cataractes, followed by a 19-save shutout performance on Saturday where he earned first star honours in the 3-0 win against the Gatineau Olympiques.
The 18-year-old Quebec native is playing in his third QMJHL season and first full campaign with his hometown Remparts after beginning his career with the Val-d’Or Foreurs who selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. He played 12 games with Quebec after joining the club midway through last season posting a 5-4-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 3.19 and save percentage of .900. So far this season he leads the league with a goals-against-average of 0.75 along with a save percentage of .965 which ranks second overall. Baribeau joined the Wild organization just prior to this season signing with the club as a free agent on September 18.
Also considered for the award this week was recently signed Detroit Red Wings prospect Kaden Fulcher of the Hamilton Bulldogs who posted a 2-0-0-1 record including a shutout victory with 82 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.26 and save percentage of .953, and Prince George’s Tavin Grant who helped the Cougars earn their first win of the season with a 47-save performance shutting out the Portland Winterhawks.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)