CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Raddysh and Skinner shine with new teams 

Greyhounds’ Taylor Raddysh named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey league today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 14 scoring four goals and five assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5. 

Raddysh made the most of his Greyhounds debut last week with a trio of multi-point performances that helped the CHL’s number one team earn three straight wins improving their record to 37-3-2-1 which includes points in 29-straight.  He scored two goals last Wednesday in his first game following the World Junior Championship earning second star honours in a 3-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit, then picked up two assists on Friday in a 5-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack.  The gold medalist extended his personal point-streak to 11 games on Saturday with a season-high five points including two goals and three assists as first star of a 7-4 victory against the Mississauga Steelheads.   

A 19-year-old from Caledon, Ont., Raddysh was acquired by the Greyhounds on January 6 from the Erie Otters where he played more than three seasons after being a first round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  Last season he helped the Otters capture a 2017 OHL title and reach the Mastercard Memorial Cup final as part of a decorated legacy that includes 253 points in 213 career games with the club.  A two-time member of Canada’s National Junior Team, Raddysh was selected by the Lightning in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. 

Also considered for the award this week was rookie Dylan Cozens of the Lethbridge Hurricanes with five goals and four assists for nine points in three games, and overage forward Samuel Dove-McFalls of the Rimouski Oceanic with five goals and three assists for eight points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: Ivan Kosorenkov (Victoriaville Tigres)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Alex Barr
é-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)

Broncos’ Stuart Skinner named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Edmonton Oilers prospect Stuart Skinner of the Swift Current Broncos is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 14 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .980. 

Skinner turned aside 49 of the first 50 shots he faced in a Broncos uniform backstopping the club to a pair of victories to improve their record to 31-10-3-0 which ranks second in the WHL’s East Division.  On Friday night in his debut he earned first star honours with a 29-save shutout performance in a 4-0 win over the Prince Albert Raiders, then made 20 saves on Saturday in a 9-1 win against the Edmonton Oil Kings. 

A 19-year-old from Edmonton, Alta., Skinner was acquired by the Broncos on January 9 after playing more than three full seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes where he was selected in the first round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  In 31 appearances with the Hurricanes this season, Skinner posted a 14-15-2-0 record including four shutouts with a goals-against-average of 3.38 and save percentage of .897.  He was a third round pick by the Oilers in the 2017 NHL Draft. 

Also considered for the award this week was Francis Leclerc who went 2-0-0-0 in his first week with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar posting one shutout and making a total of 69 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .958.  In the OHL, Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser of the Oshawa Generals posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 77 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .963. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: James Porter (Kelowna Rockets)
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)

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