The Canadian Hockey League today announced the eighth edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Nov. 4-10.
Leading the forward ranks is Medicine Hat Tigers centre James Hamblin, whose week included eight points counting three goals and five assists in a trio of games. That showing included back-to-back three-point nights, beginning with Friday’s 8-5 win over Kelowna in which he collected three assists. For his efforts, Hamblin was recognized as the WHL On the Run Player of the Week.
Also up front is Sherbrooke Phoenix right-wing Alex-Olivier Voyer, who tallied three goals and four assists for seven points in a pair of contests. The stretch included Sunday’s 10-4 victory against Blainville-Boisbriand that saw Voyer finish with two goals and two assists while claiming third-star recognition. The 20-year-old was later honoured as the Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week.
Rounding out the forward ranks is Voyer’s Phoenix teammate Samuel Poulin as the Pittsburgh Penguins first-round pick finished the week with five goals and two assists for seven points in two games. His top showing also came against the Armada as he notched a hat-trick and added one assist to earn first-star recognition. Poulin is currently riding a six-game point streak that has seen him collect six goals and seven assists for 13 points.
From the back end, Prince George Cougars blue-liner Cole Moberg wrapped up the week with six points counting two goals and four assists in three games. Against Medicine Hat on Wednesday, the Chicago Blackhawks prospect finished with two goals and one assist to lead his squad to a 5-4 victory in addition to earning second-star recognition.
Rounding out the blue line brigade is Edmonton Oil Kings rearguard Matthew Robertson who finished the week with five points counting one goal and four assists across three games. The New York Rangers draft pick began the week with back-to-back multi-point efforts in which he finished both contests with two helpers to bring his season totals to four goals and seven assists in 16 appearances.
Between the pipes, Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner was formidable as he turned aside a combined 53 shots over two games and 125 minutes of action to come away with a 1-0-0-1 record alongside a .964 save percentage and a 0.96 goals-against average. For his efforts, the Colorado Avalanche prospect was recognized as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week.