CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Storm’s Nate Schnarr named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Arizona Coyotes prospect Nate Schnarr of the Guelph Storm is the CHL Player of the Week for the regular season week ending March 3 with 13 points in four games including four goals and nine assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-11.

Schnarr recorded at least one point in four straight contests last week as the Storm found the win column in each to push their current win streak to seven and improve to a 36-16-6-4 showing, good for second place in the OHL’s Midwest Division. His week began Tuesday with three assists in an eventual 7-3 victory over the division-rival London Knights. He then picked up another helper the next night in a 4-3 overtime win against the Erie Otters. Schnarr saved his best showings for the latter half of the week as he recorded a goal and three assists in an 11-4 romp of the Windsor Spitfires en route to third-star honours. He then wrapped the weekend Sunday by notching his second hat-trick of the season to go with a pair of assists for a career-high five points in an 8-4 takedown of the Kitchener Rangers.

A 20-year-old from Waterloo, Ont., Schnarr is skating in his third full season with the Storm. After finishing last year with a respectable 39 points in 57 games, the budding forward has stepped up his offensive game this season as he’s tallied a team-leading 96 points, including 31 goals and 65 assists, in 59 appearances.

Also considered for the award this week was Rouyn-Noranda Huskies overage forward Peter Abbandonato, who pocketed a goal and eight assists for nine points in three games, as well as Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Jake Elmer after he recorded five goals and five assists for 10 points in four games.

2018-19 CHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:

Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm)

Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Brayden Tracey (Moose Jaw Warriors)

Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Alexis Lafreniere (Rimouski Oceanic)

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Samuel Asselin (Halifax Mooseheads)

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Ethan Crossman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants)

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)

Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Ivan Chekhovich (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Gregor MacLeod (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason (Prince Albert Raiders)

Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Peter Abbandonato (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld (Portland Winterhawks)

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Ivan Chekhovich (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson (Saskatoon Blades)

Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan (Brandon Wheat Kings)

Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach (Saskatoon Blades)

Silvertips’ Dustin Wolf named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending March 3 with a 2-0-0-0 record, one shutout, a goals-against average of 0.48, and save percentage of .981.

Wolf claims the honour for an impressive third time this season after stopping 53 shots in two games last week to help the Silvertips improve to 44-14-2-2 on the season clinching their third straight U.S Division title in the WHL. Against the Tri-City Americans on Friday, Wolf turned aside 21 shots in an eventual 2-1 victory which set a Silvertips single season record with his 38th victory. The next night, he came up with a 32-save performance against the Seattle Thunderbirds for a 1-0 win en route to first-star honours as well as his CHL-leading seventh shutout.

The 17-year-old Californian, who is competing in his second season with the Silvertips, was recently ranked 17th among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting. In 56 games this season, Wolf sports a 39-13-2-1 record alongside a 1.72 goals-against average and .935 save percentage.

Also considered for the award this week was Tristan Cote-Cazenave of the Victoriaville Tigres after he posted a 2-0-0-0 record with 57 saves in two road appearances with a goals-against average of 1.46 and save percentage of .950. In the OHL, Arizona Coyotes prospect and Saginaw Spirit netminder Ivan Prosvetov went 2-0-0-0 as he picked up his fourth shutout of the season, while making 47 saves over two games for a goals-against average of 1.50 and save percentage of .940.

2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:

Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)

Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)

Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Jet Greaves (Barrie Colts)

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)

Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)

Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Kyle Jessiman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Emile Samson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants)

Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)

Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)

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