Meireles makes his mark, Scott shuts the door
Rangers’ Greg Meireles named CHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Greg Meireles of the Kitchener Rangers is the CHL Player of the Week for the regular season week ending March 10 with nine points in three games including two goals and seven assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Meireles put up multi-point efforts in all three appearances last week as the Rangers found the win column twice to improve to 32-29-3-1 and secure their fifth-straight playoff berth. His week began Wednesday as he tallied two assists against the Hamilton Bulldogs. Meireles then followed up that performance with a four-point night, including one goal and three assists, to tie his season-best showing in an 8-4 win over the Erie Otters in which he was recognized as the second star. He then wrapped his week with a goal and two assists in a 5-2 victory against the Midwest Division rival Guelph Storm en route to his second consecutive second-star honour.
A 20-year-old from Ottawa, Ont., Meireles is currently riding a 17-game point streak in which he has collected 12 goals and 21 assists for 33 points. Meireles, who is competing in his third full season with the Rangers, has recorded a career-high 92 points this season, including 34 goals and 58 assists, to lead Kitchener in scoring and rank 10th in the Ontario Hockey League.
Also considered for the award this week was Pittsburgh Penguins prospect and Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Jordy Bellerive, who notched four goals and three assists for seven points in three games, as well as Montreal Canadiens draft pick and Chicoutimi Sagueneens centre Samuel Houde after he registered two goals and three assists for five points in three games.
2018-19 CHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)
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)
Raiders’ Ian Scott named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ian Scott of the Prince Albert Raiders is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending March 10 with a 3-0-0-0 record, three shutouts, a goals-against average of 0.00, and save percentage of 1.000.
Scott claims the honour for the second time this season after putting together three perfect games last week in which he stopped a combined 52 shots to help the Raiders improve to 53-9-2-2 and clinch the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy, presented to the Western Hockey League’s regular season champion. His top performance came Tuesday when he made 24 saves in a 6-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect then followed that up with consecutive 14-saving outings in two more games against Swift Current. Scott now has eight shutouts on the season, surpassing the Everett Silvertips’ Dustin Wolf for the most in the entire CHL.
Scott, 20, is competing in his fourth season with the Raiders, where this year he has already notched career highs in wins and shutouts. Through 47 games, the Calgary, Alta., native has posted a 37-7-1-2 record alongside a 1.82 goals-against average and .932 save percentage.
Also considered for the award this week was Jonathan Lemieux of the Val-d’Or Foreurs after he posted a 1-0-0-1 record in two appearances, including back-to-back first-star honours against the Charlottetown Islanders and Rimouski Oceanic, to go with a goals-against average of 1.44 and save percentage of .963. In the OHL, Buffalo Sabres prospect and Sudbury Wolves netminder Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen went 2-1-0-0, while making 91 saves over three games, a stretch which saw him notch the Wolves’ franchise record for shutouts in a season with six, alongside a goals-against average of 1.01 and save percentage of .968.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
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)