Upcoming WHL playoff opponents Dube and Dea claim CHL’s final regular season honours
Rockets’ Dillon Dube named CHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Calgary Flames prospect Dillon Dube of the Kelowna Rockets is the CHL Player of the Week for the final week of regular season action ending March 18 scoring four goals and three assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Dube extended his personal point-streak to eight with a pair of multi-point performances last week that helped the Rockets clinch their seventh B.C. Division title in franchise history with a record of 43-22-5-2. On Wednesday night Dube scored twice including the game-winner while adding an assist as part of a 6-3 win over the Prince George Cougars. He wrapped up the season with a first star effort tallying two goals and two assists in an 8-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants. Dube and the Rockets will begin their quest for the Ed Chynoweth Cup on Thursday in Game 1 of their first round WHL playoff series against the Tri-City Americans.
A 19-year-old from Cochrane, Alta., Dube finishes his fourth season with the Rockets producing a career-high 84 points in 53 games including 38 goals and 46 assists. He joined the organization as a first round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and played 203 career games accumulating 232 points. The captain of Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship was a second round pick by the Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nick Suzuki who reached the century mark in points with six goals and one assist for seven points in his final three games of the season helping the Owen Sound Attack clinch fourth place in the OHL’s Western Conference standings, and defenceman Nicolas Beaudin who contributed seven assists in three games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs who finish the season fifth place in the QMJHL’s overall standings.
2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Ty Ronning (Vancouver Giants)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Peter Abbandonato (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
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 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)
Americans’ Patrick Dea named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Patrick Dea of the Tri-City Americans is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the final week of regular season action ending March 18 posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.58 and save percentage of .951.
Dea turned aside 78 of the 82 shots fired his way in three appearances last week helping the Americans secure the first of two Wild Card spots in the WHL’s Western Conference finishing the 2017-18 campaign with a 38-25-8-1 record. On Tuesday night Dea made 33 saves against the U.S. Division leading Everett Silvertips in a 4-2 victory, then made 36 saves on Friday in a first star performance to beat the Spokane Chiefs 2-1. His week wrapped up Sunday playing the first half of a 5-2 win against the Seattle Thunderbirds making nine saves and earning third star honours. The Americans will open the 2018 WHL Playoffs on the road against the B.C. Division champion Kelowna Rockets.
A 21-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., Dea is a veteran of four WHL seasons beginning his career with the Edmonton Oil Kings where he played three seasons after being chosen by the club in the first round of the 2012 Bantam Draft. In his single season between-the-pipes for the Americans, Dea appeared in 47 games carrying a record of 22-14-7-0 with two shutouts along with a goals-against-average of 3.17 and save percentage of .913.
Also considered for the award this week was Jimmy Lemay who made 42 saves in a pair of shootout losses posting a goals-against-average of 1.38 and save percentage of .933 for the Rimouski Oceanic who finished atop the QMJHL’s East Division standings. In the OHL, Stephen Dhillon helped the Niagara IceDogs finish the season with seven straight wins clinching fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings posting a 2-0-0-0 record last week making 72 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.45 and save percentage of .935.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Patrick Dea (Tri-City Americans)
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Etienne Montpetit (Victoriaville Tigres)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Emanuel Vella (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb (Red Deer Rebels)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Zachary Bouthillier (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Mario Culina (Kitchener Rangers)
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)