CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Aquin and Dea are CHL’s latest playoff stars 

Islanders’ Pascal Aquin named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Pascal Aquin of the Charlottetown Islanders is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 8 scoring six goals and one assist for seven points in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-8. 

Aquin was instrumental in the Islanders first round QMJHL Playoffs victory against the Quebec Remparts and has continued his strong play into second round action against the Halifax Mooseheads.  After the Remparts evened the series with a 5-2 win last Monday, the Islanders faced the challenge of a Game 7 on the road Tuesday night.  Aquin delivered a masterful performance with four goals including the game’s opening tally plus three markers in the final frame to earn first star honours in the 8-3 victory.  The momentum continued to Halifax where the ninth place Islanders have opened Quarter-Final action with two road wins over the fourth place Mooseheads.  Aquin scored the overtime winner in Friday’s 4-3 victory in Game 1 to earn third star honours, then scored a goal and an assist and was named second star in Saturday’s 7-4 triumph in Game 2.  The series continues Tuesday and Wednesday night back in Charlottetown. 

A 20-year-old from Le Gardeur, Quebec, Aquin is playing in his fourth QMJHL season and second with the Islanders where he scored a career-high 24 goals and 19 assists for 43 points in 59 regular season games before adding eight goals and three assists for 11 points in nine playoff contests to date.  He was originally chosen in the fifth round of the QMJHL Entry Draft by the Gatineau Olympiques then played two full seasons with the Shawinigan Cataractes. 

Also considered for the award this week was Detroit Red Wings prospect Michael Rasmussen of the Tri-City Americans who scored four goals and three assists in two games of their second round series against the Victoria Royals, and 2018 NHL Draft prospect Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts who scored three goals and one assist for four points in three games against the Kingston Frontenacs. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Pascal Aquin (Charlottetown Islanders)
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Brad Morrison (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:

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 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)
 

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 playoff week ending April 8 after posting a 2-0 record including one shutout for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .981. 

Dea turned aside 52 of the 53 shots he faced last week backstopping the Americans to a pair of wins against the Victoria Royals to open second round WHL Playoffs action.  On Friday night in Game 1 Dea recorded his second shutout of the post-season with a 27-save performance in a 7-0 decision, then made 25 saves in Game 2 on Saturday earning third star honours in the 4-1 victory.  Dea and the Americans remain undefeated so far in these playoffs and look to continue their streak when action resumes Tuesday and Wednesday night on home ice.   

A 21-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., this marks the second time in four weeks where Dea has received the CHL honours.  The veteran of four WHL seasons appeared in 47 games this season in his Americans debut 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.  He had previously dressed for the Edmonton Oil Kings for three seasons after being chosen by the club in the first round of the 2012 Bantam Draft.  His playoff record now stands at 5-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.33 and save percentage of .919.


Also considered for the award this week was Mario Culina of the Kitchener Rangers with one win and an overtime loss in their second round series against the Sarnia Sting making 61 saves to date for a goals-against-average of 2.30 and save percentage of .924.  In the QMJHL playoffs, Matthew Welsh of the Charlottetown Islanders posted a 3-1-0-0 record in games against the Quebec Remparts and Halifax Mooseheads making 144 saves for a goals-against-average of 3.15 and save percentage of .917. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Patrick Dea (Tri-City Americans)
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:

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)

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