Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the 12th edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Dec. 2-8.

Leading the way is Flint Firebirds captain and Dallas Stars first-round pick Ty Dellandrea who collected six goals and five assists for 11 points across three appearances. That stretch counted a pair of four-point efforts including a three-goal, one-assist showing against the Barrie Colts on Thursday in which Dellandrea notched his second hat-trick of the season to power his club to a 5-2 road victory and earn first-star recognition. For his efforts, Dellandrea was named the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week.

Also up front is Rimouski Oceanic captain and 2020 NHL Draft favourite Alexis Lafreniere who capped the week with seven goals and four assists for 11 points in four outings. Against the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Friday, Lafreniere recorded his second five-point night of the season as he finished with his fifth career hat-trick plus two assists en route to a 10-8 road win in addition to first star honours. Lafreniere, who stands atop the CHL with 70 points on the season, wrapped up the week with Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week recognition.

Rounding out the forward ranks is Sherbrooke Phoenix centre Felix Robert who collected nine points counting two goals and seven assists over a trio of appearances. Currently riding a three-game point streak, that stretch included Friday’s four-point effort against the Moncton Wildcats in which Robert finished with two goals and two assists to help guide his team to a 6-3 victory in addition to earning second-star recognition.

On the back end, Everett Silvertips blue-liner Jake Christiansen, who began the season with the AHL’s Stockton Heat, made a phenomenal return to the lineup in recording eight points counting five goals and three assists over three games. After making an immediate impact with a three-point debut, Christiansen then matched that total in his most recent outing in netting two goals including the eventual game winner plus one assist in a 6-3 road victory versus the Calgary Hitmen that earned him first-star honours and later helped him claim WHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week recognition.

Partnering on the blue line is Drummondville Voltigeurs rookie rearguard Jacob Dion who wrapped up the week with two goals and six assists for eight points in three games. Against the Wildcats on Saturday, Dion finished with a career-high four points – all coming as helpers – en route to a 6-3 victory that saw him recognized as the game’s first star.

Between the pipes, Ottawa 67’s netminder Cedrick Andree was nearly unbeatable across two appearances as he turned aside a combined 53 of 54 shots in the home-and-home Battle of the Ottawa River versus the Gatineau Olympiques to finish the week with a perfect 2-0-0-0 showing. Andree’s top performance came Friday in Gatineau as he stopped all 32 shots to record his sixth career shutout en route to a 4-0 victory and first-star recognition. In all, Andree wrapped up the week with an incredible 0.50 goals-against average and an equally impressive .981 save percentage.

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the 11th edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1.

Leading the forward ranks is Ottawa 67’s centre and 2020 NHL Draft hopeful Marco Rossi who wrapped up the week with 11 points counting six goals and five assists across a trio of appearances. Rossi’s top showing came in a season-high six-point night against the Kingston Frontenacs on Wednesday in which he finished with his first career hat-trick plus three assists en route to an 11-6 victory that saw him claim second-star recognition. For his efforts, Rossi was named the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week.

Joining Rossi up front is his 67’s teammate in left-wing Austen Keating who also finished the week with 11 points after notching four goals and seven assists in three appearances. Alongside Rossi, Keating shined against the Frontenacs as he lit the lamp three times to record his fourth career hat-trick before adding four assists to finish with seven points on the night, helping him claim recognition as the game’s first star.

Rounding out the forward ranks is Brandon Wheat Kings left-wing Cole Reinhardt who impressed over a pair of appearances this week in registering eight points counting four goals and four assists. Reinhardt’s best billing came against the rival Winnipeg ICE on Saturday as he finished with a season-high five points that included his second career hat-trick alongside two assists as he guided his club to a 7-4 decision in which he was recognized with first-star honours. For his efforts, Reinhardt also earned WHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week recognition.

The back end is led by another member of the 67’s in rearguard Noel Hoefenmayer who across three appearances this week collected three goals and three assists for six points. Against the Frontenacs on Wednesday, the budding blue-liner tied a season-high as he finished with one goal and three assists for four points in an 11-6 victory that earned him third-star recognition. In all, Hoefenmayer’s performance helped him earn a spot on the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the third team this season.

Rounding out the defensive end is Chicoutimi Sagueneens blue-liner and San Jose Sharks prospect Artemi Kniazev whose week included one goal and five assists across a trio of contests. Against the defending Memorial Cup champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Saturday, Kniazev shined as he put up a season-high three-point performance in tallying one goal and two assists en route to a 7-3 victory.

Between the pipes, Kelowna Rockets netminder Roman Basran was superb across two showings and 125 minutes of action as turned aside a combined 46 shots to finish the week unbeaten in regulation with a 1-0-0-1 showing. Basran’s top performance came against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday where despite a 1-0 shootout loss he recorded 27 saves to earn second-star honours and his fourth career shutout. In all, Basran wrapped up the week with a miniscule 0.96 goals-against average and a dominant .958 save percentage. For his efforts, Basran was recognized as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week.

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the 10th edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Nov. 18-24.

Headlining the forward ranks is Lethbridge Hurricanes centre Logan Barlage who finished with nine points counting three goals and six assists over three appearances. His top performance came with a season-high five-point effort against the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday in which he finished with one goal and four assists in an 11-2 win that earned him third-star honours. For his efforts, Barlage was recognized as the WHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week.

Also up front is London Knights centre and Washington Capitals first-round pick Connor McMichael whose week saw him finish with eight points counting three goals and five assists over a trio of appearances. McMichael, who is currently riding a 14-game point streak, put up his best showing of the week with a four-point night against the rival Kitchener Rangers on Friday in which he recorded a hat-trick and added one assist to power his squad to a 5-1 road victory and claim first-star honours.

Rounding out the forward ranks is Kamloops Blazers right-wing Zane Franklin who impressed over three contests in collecting five goals and two assists for seven points. With all three performances seeing Franklin record at least two points, his best showing came against the Prince George Cougars on Friday as he notched two goals and added one assist in the 4-3 final that saw him claim third-star recognition.

On the blue line, Flint Firebirds rearguard Riley McCourt shined across three appearances as he finished the week with three goals and five assists for eight points. Against the Sarnia Sting on Wednesday, McCourt was a top performer for his squad as he tallied four assists – three of which came on the man advantage – in the 6-4 final. That performance helped McCourt earn recognition as the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week.

Rounding out the beck end is Knights blue-liner and San Jose Sharks first-round pick Ryan Merkley, who has continued to impress in his first season in London as he finished the week with two goals and five assists for seven points across three games. His best showing came against the Rangers on Friday as he finished with three assists and third-star recognition in the eventual 5-1 road victory.

Between the pipes, Victoriaville Tigres rookie netminder Nikolas Hurtubise was nearly unbeatable across his first two appearances of the season as he stopped a combined 64 shots over 120 minutes to come away with a pair of victories. His most impressive effort came in a 30-save outing against the Quebec Remparts on Saturday in which he recorded his first career shutout in a 2-0 win. In all, Hurtubise wrapped up the week with an incredible 0.50 goals-against average and .985 save percentage, earning him recognition as the Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week.

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the ninth edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Nov. 11-17.

Leading the forward ranks is Hamilton Bulldogs centre Jan Jenik, whose week totaled 10 points counting five goals and five assists over three contests. Jenik, who carries a CHL best point-streak with at least one point in all 20 of his appearances this season, put up his best showing this week with a five-point night against the North Bay Battalion on Thursday in which he finished with a hat-trick plus two assists en route to a 5-1 victory and first-star honours. For his efforts, the Arizona Coyotes prospect was recognized as the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week.

Also up front is Ottawa 67’s overage left-wing Joseph Garreffa, who wrapped up the week with five goals and four assists for nine points across three appearances. Currently riding a four-game point streak, Garreffa had a productive weekend in first posting a hat-trick and one assist in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the Flint Firebirds before following up that effort the next night in recording two goals and two assists to guide his club to a 6-3 win versus the Sarnia Sting and pick up his second-straight first-star honour.

Rounding out the forward ranks is Shawinigan Cataractes centrMavrik Bourque who recorded nine points counting four goals and five assists over three appearances. The 2020 NHL Draft hopeful, who projects as a second-round selection in NHL Central Scouting’s latest Players to Watch report, is currently riding a 10-game point streak, a stretch which includes Tuesday’s five-point finish against the Saint John Sea Dogs in which he tallied one goal and four assists in the 8-5 victory that saw him claim second-star honours. For his efforts, Bourque was named the Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week.

The blue line is led by another 2020 NHL Draft eligible in Sea Dogs rearguard Jeremie Poirier, whose productive week saw him finish with six points counting two goals and four assists over three appearances. Against the Cataractes on Tuesday, Poirier impressed with a power play goal plus three assists to claim third-star honours. The Quebec native projects as a first-round selection in the coming NHL Draft in Montreal.

Joining the back end is Mississauga Steelheads veteran defenceman Liam Ham who wrapped up the week with one goal and five assists for six points over three contests. Against the Sting on Friday, the Newmarket, Ont., native came up big in collecting four points – all coming as assists – that helped guide his club to a 6-2 victory in a performance that recognized him with third-star honours.

Between the pipes, Val-d’Or Foreurs netminder Jonathan Lemieux shined in two appearances and 125 minutes of action that saw him turn aside a combined 82 shots for back-to-back victories over the Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads. Lemieux was busiest against the Sea Dogs, stopping 49 of 52 shots to lead his club to a 7-3 victory that also saw him earn second-star honours. In all, Lemieux wrapped up the week with a 1.92 goals-against average and .953 save percentage.

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

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.

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the seventh edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Oct. 28 – Nov. 3.

Headlining the forward ranks is Lethbridge Hurricanes left-wing Oliver Okuliar, who wrapped up the week with eight points counting seven goals and one assist across three contests. His top performance came in a career-high four-point outing against Winnipeg on Friday in which he collected a hat-trick plus one assist. For his efforts, Okuliar was recognized as the WHL On the Run Player of the Week.

Also up front for the second week running is London Knights centre Connor McMichael who finished the week with eight points counting four goals and four assists across two appearances. A first-round selection by the Washington Capitals, McMichael’s best showing of the week came in an incredible six-point outing against Erie that saw him register six points, counting three goals and three assists, including the overtime-winning tally. The successful week saw McMichael named the OHL On the Run Player of the Week.

Rounding out the forward ranks is Rimouski Oceanic centre Cedric Pare, who tallied seven points counting four goals and three assists in two games. Pare shined Thursday against Saint John as he finished with three goals and three assists, helping him claim first-star honours in addition to earning recognition as the Ultramar Player of the Week.

On the blue line, Shawinigan Cataractes defenceman Marc-Antoine Pepin had a solid week as he collected six points – all coming as helpers – in two games. His best performance came in his most recent as he tallied four assists to factor in every Cataractes goal in Saturday’s contest against Baie-Comeau.

Rounding out the back end is another member of the Hurricanes in rearguard Alex Cotton, who registered five points counting one goal and four assists across three appearances. Cotton’s best game came in Friday’s 8-2 win over Winnipeg as the second-year skater registered one goal and three assists to guide his club to victory.

Between the pipes, Portland Winterhawks netminder Joel Hofer was nearly unbeatable across a pair of victories as he turned aside a combined 62 shots in 133 minutes of action. The St. Louis Blues prospect, who wrapped up the week with a 0.90 goals-against average and .969 save percentage, also earned recognition as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week.

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the sixth edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Oct. 21-27.

Leading the way up front is Val-d’Or Foreurs right-wing Nicolas Ouellet, who wrapped up the week with eight points counting seven goals and one assist in three games. That stretch included back-to-back hat-tricks against Gatineau and Acadie-Bathurst, while Ouellet also added an assist in the latter contest to finish with four points and first-star recognition. For his efforts, the 20-year-old was named the Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week.

Joining the forward ranks is London Knights centre and Washington Capitals first-round pick Connor McMichael, who finished the week with four goals and four assists for eight points across a trio of contests. McMichael, who is currently riding a five-game point streak, is coming off back-to-back three-point performances, including his three-assist showing versus Niagara on Sunday that earned him second-star honours.

Portland Winterhawks centre Jake Gricius rounds out the forward ranks following a week in which he amassed seven points counting three goals and four assists over two games. That stretch included an incredible five-point effort against Spokane on Friday in which Gricius finished with two goals and three assists to claim first-star honours. The overager was also later recognized as the WHL On the Run Player of the Week.

On the blue line, Ottawa 67’s overage rearguard Noel Hoefenmayer earns a spot on the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the second week running following a seven-point performance over two games. The budding blue-liner’s best showing came Sunday against Sarnia as he matched his career high for points in one game with four assists to guide his club to a 7-2 victory.

Partnering on the back end is Lethbridge Hurricanes overage defenceman Koletrane Wilson who tallied five points counting one goal and four assists across three appearances. Wilson was a key performer in Tuesday’s 4-3 decision over Red Deer in which he finished with two points, including a power play marker midway through the middle frame en route to second-star recognition.

Between the pipes, Guelph Storm netminder Nico Daws won all three of his appearances, turning aside a combined 111 shots for a .949 save percentage and 1.95 goals-against average. Daws’ top performance came in a 35-save outing against Mississauga on Sunday that guided the Storm to a 4-0 victory and his second shutout of the season. For his efforts, Daws was recognized as the OHL On the Run Player of the Week.

 

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week


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The Canadian Hockey League today announced the fifth edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Oct. 14-20.

The forward ranks are headlined by Sherbrooke Phoenix left-wing and Pittsburgh Penguins first-round pick Samuel Poulin, whose week concluded with 12 points counting six goals and six assists across three appearances. Poulin’s top performance came Sunday in a phenomenal two-goal, six-assist showing against the Shawinigan Cataractes that set a franchise record for points in a single game marking the first eight point game in the QMJHL in a decade. For his efforts, Poulin was named the Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week.

Also up front is Rimouski Oceanic overage centre Cedric Pare, who matched Poulin’s 12-point output over three games also putting up six goals with six assists. Pare, who sits second in QMJHL scoring with 32 points on the season, is currently riding an 11-game point streak, with his most impressive performance coming in a six-point night against the Quebec Remparts on Sunday in which he finished with four goals and two assists to claim first-star recognition.

Sarnia Sting overage right-wing Sean Josling rounds out the forward ranks following a week in which he finished with six goals and five assists for 11 points in three games. That stretch included Friday’s five-point outing against the Oshawa Generals in which Josling claimed first-star honours after notching three goals and two assists to hand the first-place club its first loss this season.

Leading the way on the back end is Ottawa 67’s rearguard Noel Hoefenmayer, who put up six points counting four goals and two assists over three games. Hoefenmayer’s best performance came Sunday as the overager recorded his first career hat-trick, including the overtime winner in a 5-4 final versus the Hamilton Bulldogs to come away with first-star honours.

Rounding out the blue line is Regina Pats newly acquired defenceman Zach Wytinck, whose third and fourth appearances since joining the team from the Brandon Wheat Kings saw him register a total of five points counting one goal with four assists. All four helpers came in Saturday’s shootout win over the Red Deer Rebels, including a secondary assist on Austin Pratt’s game-tying goal with only 15 seconds remaining in the final frame to help the overage defender earn third-star honours.

Between the pipes, Kamloops Blazers netminder and 2020 NHL Draft hopeful Dylan Garand was nearly unbeatable over two appearances as he stopped 48 of 49 shots to find the win column twice and come away with a 0.50 goals-against average and .980 save performance. The stretch included Friday’s 23-save effort against the Vancouver Giants that saw Garand notch his first shutout of the season, helping him claim WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week honours.

 

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

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The Canadian Hockey League today announced the fourth edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Oct. 7-13.

Leading the way up front is Drummondville Voltigeurs centre Xavier Simoneau, who wrapped up the week with 10 points counting three goals and seven assists across a trio of appearances. That stretch included a five-point showing versus the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in which Simoneau contributed on each tally in coming away with one goal and four assists. For his efforts, Simoneau was recognized as the Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week.

Also up front is Halifax Mooseheads right-wing and Edmonton Oilers prospect Raphael Lavoie, who finished with eight points counting four goals and four assists in three contests. His top performance came in a four-point outing against the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Sunday in which he registered two goals and two assists to earn second-star recognition.

Rounding out the forward ranks is Medicine Hat Tigers centre James Hamblin, who also claimed WHL On the Run Player of the Week honours following a seven-point week that included two goals and five assists in three straight wins for the Tigers. Hamblin pushed his point streak to five games Saturday following a three-point night versus the Red Deer Rebels in which he came away with one goal and two assists en route to second-star honours.

On the blue line, London Knights rearguard and Detroit Red Wings prospect Alec Regula impressed with five points counting three goals and two assists in two games. Facing the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday, Regula posted a season-high three points as he notched two goals plus one assist. The budding blue-liner sits second in team scoring with 10 points counting four goals and six assists in five outings.

Also on the back end is Quebec Remparts defenceman Darien Kielb, whose week saw him record one goal and five assists for six points in a pair of appearances. His top showing came in registering three points counting one goal and two assists in a 6-4 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens en route to first-star recognition. Kielb currently sits tied for first among all CHL defencemen with 15 points as he has recorded five goals and 10 assists.

Between the pipes, Portland Winterhawks goaltender and St. Louis Blues prospect Joel Hofer went undefeated in regulation as he posted a 2-0-0-1 showing with one shutout victory across three appearances coupled with a 0.97 goals-against average and .963 save percentage. Hofer’s busiest game of the week came Sunday with a 39-save performance versus the Edmonton Oil Kings that earned him third-star recognition despite the 2-1 shootout loss.

 

Vaughn CHL Team of the Week

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The Canadian Hockey League today announced the third edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from Sept. 30 – Oct. 6.

The forward ranks begin with Rimouski Oceanic star Alexis Lafreniere, who reached double-digit points in notching four goals and six assists in four outings, including a four-point effort in a 9-2 victory over the Cape Breton Eagles to begin the week. Lafreniere, 17, is the early favourite to be selected first overall in the coming 2020 NHL Draft in Montreal.

Joining Lafreniere up front is Oceanic teammate Cedric Pare, who led all CHL talents this week with five goals, including his first career hat-trick Saturday versus the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. Pare also added four assists in his last four appearances to bring his weekly point total to nine and help Rimouski hold down top spot in the QMJHL’s East Division.

Rounding out the forward ranks is Eagles right-wing Ryan Francis, a 2020 NHL Draft hopeful who claimed Ultramar Player of the Week recognition after he recorded nine points counting two goals and seven assists in three games. That stretch included Friday’s incredible five-point showing in a 7-2 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in which Francis was honoured as the game’s first star.

The blue line begins with Spokane Chiefs captain Ty Smith, who upon returning to the club after attending training camp with the New Jersey Devils needed little time to adjust to game action as he came away with six points counting three goals and three assists in a trio of appearances. The high-water mark was Smith’s season debut against the Seattle Thunderbirds in which he collected three points and claimed first-star honours. For his efforts, Smith was named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week.

Also on the back end is Oshawa Generals blue-liner and New York Rangers prospect Nico Gross, whose week saw him register four goals and one assist in three games to help his club remain the lone undefeated CHL squad with a perfect 7-0 record. A Swiss import, Gross is skating in his third year with the Generals, while his four-goal total already matches his previous career high set in 2017-18.

Between the pipes, Red Deer Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders had a busy week as he turned aside 100 of 105 shots and collected three consecutive victories. His top performance came with a 33-save effort in a 2-1 victory versus the Saskatoon Blades. In all, Anders wrapped up the week with an impressive .952 save percentage alongside a miniscule 1.66 goals-against average.