CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Americans’ Jake Bean named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jake Bean of the Tri-City Americans is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 15 after recording eight assists in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-eight. 

Bean helped the Americans stay perfect through two rounds of the WHL Playoffs with a pair of multi-assist efforts to complete the four-game series win over the Victoria Royals.  In Game 3 on Tuesday the defenceman produced a career-best five assists in a 6-5 win, then delivered three assists in Game 4 on Wednesday earning first star honours in the 5-3 series clinching victory.  The Americans have advanced to the WHL’s Western Conference Championship Series for the first time since 2012 and will face the Everett Silvertips beginning Friday. 

A 19-year-old from Calgary, Alta., Bean joined the Americans in January and played 32 regular season games collecting 21 points, and has since accumulated 14 points in just eight playoff games.  His WHL career included 219 games primarily with the his hometown Hitmen producing 196 points including 49 goals and 147 assists.  The first round pick of the Hurricanes in the 2016 NHL Draft was also a member of Canada’s gold medal winning National Junior Team this season. 

Also considered for the award this week were a pair of Ottawa Senators prospects including Drake Batherson of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada with three goals and five assists for eight points in their final three games of a five-game series win against the Moncton Wildcats, and Logan Brown of the Kitchener Rangers with one goal and five assists for six points in the final four games of a six-game series win over the Sarnia Sting. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 9 – Apr. 15: Jake Bean (Tri-City Americans)
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)
 

Titan’s Evan Fitzpatrick named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that St. Louis Blues prospect Evan Fitzpatrick of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 15 after posting a 2-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 0.96 and save percentage of .962. 

Fitzpatrick turned aside 51 shots last week in a pair of victories against the Sherbrooke Phoenix to wrap up Quarter-Final action in the QMJHL Playoffs with a four-game series sweep.  In Game 3 on Tuesday night Fitzpatrick recorded a shutout against his former team with a 23-save performance as third star of the 5-0 triumph, then made 28 saves in Game 4 on Wednesday closing the door in a 3-2 overtime decision.  The Titan have advanced to their first QMJHL Semi-Final Series since 2006 and will face the Victoriaville Tigres beginning Friday night. 

A 20-year-old from St. John’s, Nfld., Fitzpatrick joined the Titan in January where he won 17 games in 21 appearances with a goals-against-average of 2.24 and save percentage of .915 for the Maritimes Division champions.  So far this post-season he carries an 8-2 record with a league-best goals-against-average of 1.79 and save percentage of .930 which is among the league’s leaders.  He played more than three years with the Phoenix who chose him fourth overall in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft, and later became a second round pick by the Blues in the 2016 NHL Draft. 

Also considered for the award this week was Philadelphia Flyers prospect Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips who posted a 3-0 record making 112 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.41 and save percentage of .966 against the Portland Winterhawks, and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig who also posted a 3-0 record with 91 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .958 against the Barrie Colts. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 9 – Apr. 15: Evan Fitzpatrick (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
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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