Greyhounds’ Morgan Frost named CHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 17 after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-9.
Frost extended his personal point-streak to 11 with a trio of multi-point performances last week that helped the top ranked Greyhounds wrap up the first half of the 2017-18 season riding a 20-game winning-streak. He earned first star honours on Wednesday with two goals in a 4-1 win over the Flint Firebirds, then notched two assists on Friday in a 4-3 victory against the Kitchener Rangers. His top performance came Saturday in Guelph with his second four-point effort of the season with two goals and two assists as second star of a 7-1 win over the Storm.
An 18-year-old from Aurora, Ont., Frost is playing in his third season with the Greyhounds who chose him in the fourth round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. Frost ranks third in OHL scoring with 19 goals and 36 assists for 55 points in 33 games and carries a plus-minus rating of plus-42 which is highest in the entire CHL. He was selected in the first round, 27th overall, by the Flyers in the 2017 NHL Draft and was signed to an entry-level contract in August.
Also considered for the award this week was Nolan Volcan of the Seattle Thunderbirds with two goals and five assists for seven points in two games, and Rémy Anglehart of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada who scored five goals in two games.
2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Alex Barré-Boulet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Aleksi Heponiemi (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Albert Michnac (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Aaron Luchuk (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Drake Batherson (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen (Swift Current Broncos)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)
Olympiques’ Tristan Bérubé named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tristan Bérubé of the Gatineau Olympiques is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 17 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .970.
Bérubé turned aside 65 shots last week backstopping the Olympiques to a pair of victories as they enter the holiday break with eight straight wins and an overall record of 20-10-2-2 just four points shy of first place. He earned first star honours on Wednesday with 37 saves as part of a 4-1 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs, then made 28 saves on Sunday in an historic 4-1 outdoor victory against the Ottawa 67’s. Sunday’s game was the CHL’s seventh outdoor contest but first played between interleague competition before over 11,000 fans in the nation’s capital.
An 18-year-old from La Pocatière, Quebec, Bérubé is playing in his second season with the Olympiques after being a sixth round choice of the Voltigeurs in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. He currently carries a 12-4-1-2 record but leads all QMJHL netminders with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .928.
Also considered for the award this week was David Tendeck of the Vancouver Giants who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory stopping 61 shots for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984. In the OHL, New Jersey Devils prospect Evan Cormier posted a 2-1-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.80 and save percentage of .955 while becoming the Saginaw Spirit’s all-time shutout leader with six.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Tristan Bérubé (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Anthony Morrone (Victoriaville Tigres)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranada Huskies)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)