CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Comtois and Willms lead Tigres and Warriors 

Tigres’ Maxime Comtois named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Anaheim Ducks prospect Maxime Comtois of the Victoriaville Tigres is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 11 after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6. 

Comtois delivered a trio of multi-point performances for the seventh place Tigres who officially clinched a berth in the QMJHL Playoffs riding a five-game winning-streak which has improved their record to 30-18-4-2.  His week began Wednesday with a goal and an assist in a 7-1 victory over the Val-d’Or Foreurs, and continued Thursday scoring twice with two assists as second star of an 8-4 win against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.  His week wrapped up outdoors on Saturday competing in the Drummondville Winter Classic scoring his 30th goal of the season and adding an assist to extend his personal point-streak to seven in a 2-0 victory over the Voltigeurs.  

A 19-year-old from Longueuil, QC, Comtois is playing in his third season in Victoriaville after being selected by the Tigres third overall in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.  His 54 points in 41 games are just six points shy of his career-high of 60 set during his rookie season across 62 games.  Comtois was a second round pick by the Ducks in the 2017 NHL Draft and won gold as a member of Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo. 

Also considered for the award this week was Anaheim Ducks prospect Tyler Soy who became the Victoria Royals all-time leading goal scorer with 142 during a week in which he recorded four goals and four assists for eight points in three games, and 2018 NHL Draft prospect Liam Foudy of the London Knights who scored five goals and two assists for seven points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)

Warriors’ Brody Willms named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Brody Willms of the Moose Jaw Warriors is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 11 after posting a perfect 2-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories for a goals-against-average of 0.00 and save percentage of 1.000. 

Willms turned aside all 35 shots he faced in a pair of starts last week helping the first place Warriors improve their record to 42-9-1-2 atop the overall WHL standings.  On Friday night he made 20 saves and earned second star honours in a 2-0 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes, then stopped all 15 fired his way on Saturday as third star of a 6-0 win against the Kootenay Ice. 

A 19-year-old from Coquitlam, BC, Willms is playing in his fourth full season in Moose Jaw after being selected by the Warriors in the eighth round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  In 41 games this season he’s compiled a 30-7-1-2 record including four shutouts with a goals-against-average of 2.94 and save percentage of .902. 

Also considered for the award this week was rookie Colten Ellis of the Rimouski Oceanic who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 41 saves for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .976.  In the OHL, overage Mario Culina of the Kitchener Rangers who went 2-0-0-0 making 81 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .953. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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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CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Ronning and Bouthillier best in the CHL to start February  

Giants’ Ty Ronning named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that New York Rangers prospect Ty Ronning of the Vancouver Giants is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 4 scoring five goals and two assists for seven points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3. 

Ronning delivered a trio of multi-point performances last week helping the Giants win all three games to improve their record to 28-16-5-3 in the WHL’s B.C. Division standings.  Opening the week with two home games against the Calgary Hitmen, Ronning scored twice with an assist in Wednesday’s 4-1 victory then scored another two goals including the game-winner on Friday earning first star honours in the 4-2 win.  On Saturday he produced another first star effort scoring once and assisting on the game-winner to reach the 200-point milestone for his career in a 5-4 triumph over the Medicine Hat Tigers.  The Giants sit just four points back of the Kelowna Rockets and Victoria Royals who are tied for the division lead. 

A 20-year-old from Burnaby, BC, Ronning is playing in his fifth season with the Giants who chose him in the first round of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.  He currently ranks second in the WHL with 47 goals and his 66 points through 52 games are a new career high.  Ronning is just one goal shy of Evander Kane’s single season record of 48 goals and ranks third on the club’s all-time list with 113 in 267 games played.  He was a seventh round pick of the Rangers in the 2016 NHL Draft. 

Also considered for the award this week was 2018 NHL Draft prospect Joe Veleno of the Drummondville Voltigeurs with one goal and six assists for seven points in three games, and Kenny Huether of the Oshawa Generals who scored three goals with four assists for seven points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)
  

Sagueneens’ Zachary Bouthillier named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Zachary Bouthillier of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 4 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.88 and save percentage of .948. 

Bouthillier turned aside 73 shots and earned first star honours twice last week backstopping the Sags to a pair of victories over top QMJHL competition.  On Tuesday night against the first place Blainville-Boisbriand Armada he made 30 saves in a 3-2 overtime win, then made 43 saves on Friday against the East Division’s first place Rimouski Oceanic as part of a 4-3 win.  The Sagueneens have now won four straight games and stand 15th in the league’s overall standings with a 21-24-4-0 record. 

An 18-year-old from Chambly, QC, Bouthillier is playing in his second QMJHL season and first in Chicoutimi after being selected by the Shawinigan Cataractes in the second round of the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.  In 25 games this season he carries a 7-10-2-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 3.22 and save percentage of .900. 

Also considered for the award this week was Los Angeles Kings prospect Matthew Villalta of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who posted a 3-0-0-0 record including one shutout making 69 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.64 and save percentage of .932.  In the WHL, Riley Lamb of the Red Deer Rebels went 2-0-0-0 stopping 57 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.96 and save percentage of .934. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Abbandonato and Helvig earn national honours 

Huskies’ Peter Abbandonato named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Peter Abbandonato of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 28 after recording seven points in two games including two goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7. 

Abbandonato’s back-to-back multi-point performances helped the Huskies win two games improving their record to 29-12-5-3 which ranks tied for fourth overall in the QMJHL standings.  On Friday night he scored the game’s opening goal against the Victoriaville Tigres then assisted on Alex Beaucage’s game-winner leading to a 4-1 decision.  He scored the opening goal again on Sunday, his 15th of the season, then added four assists for a new career-high five points against the Val-d’Or Foreurs earning second star honours in the 10-1 win. 

A 19-year-old from Laval, Quebec, Abbandonato is playing in his third season with the Huskies who selected him in the second round of the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft.  The 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series captain for Team QMJHL now has 51 points in 49 games and is just four goals, one assist, and five points shy of new personal bests in all offensive categories. 

Also considered for the award this week was Edmonton Oilers prospect Kailer Yamamoto of the Spokane Chiefs who scored six goals and four assists for 10 points in four games, and Los Angeles Kings prospect Gabriel Vilardi of the Kingston Frontenacs who scored three goals and six assists for nine points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)
  

Frontenacs’ Jeremy Helvig named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jeremy Helvig of the Kingston Frontenacs is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 28 posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.63 and save percentage of .942. 

Helvig turned aside 81 shots last week in a trio of victories for the Frontenacs who are climbing the OHL’s Eastern Conference standings and currently tied for third place with a 25-16-4-3 record.  He was named first star of Friday’s 4-1 win over the Oshawa Generals with 26 saves, then stopped 27 shots on Saturday in a 5-4 overtime win against the Ottawa 67’s.  His week wrapped up Sunday with a 28-save shutout performance earning first star honours in a 2-0 victory over the Peterborough Petes. 

A 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., Helvig is playing in his fourth season with the Frontenacs who chose him in the third round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.  So far this season he carries a record of 21-12-4-3 with two shutouts and is among the league leaders in goals-against-average and save percentage with marks of 2.58 and .920 respectively.  The fifth round pick of the Hurricanes in the 2016 NHL Draft is the Frontenacs’ all-time shutout leader with 10, a record his set with his ninth back in December. 

Also considered for the award this week was rookie Ethan Anders of the Red Deer Rebels who posted a 2-0-1-0 record stopping 119 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.62 and save percentage of .960, and St. Louis Blues prospect Evan Fitzpatrick of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan who went 2-0-0-0 with 40 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .909.  

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Sting’s Jordan Kyrou named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that St. Louis Blues prospect Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 21 after scoring 11 points in three games including two goals and nine assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6. 

Kyrou recorded a trio of multi-point performances last week helping the Sting extend their winning-streak to seven and improving their overall record to 32-12-2-0.  His week was highlighted by a five-point effort on Sunday which extended his personal point-streak to seven games dating back to December 8 tallying the game-winning goal with four assists as first star of a 6-5 road win over the Oshawa Generals.  The Sting captain also chipped in three assists on Wednesday earning third star honours in a 6-3 road win over the Flint Firebirds, then scored a goal and two assists on Friday as part of a 5-3 win against top ranked Sault Ste. Marie giving the Greyhounds their first regulation loss in 30 games since the Sting defeated them on October 27. 

A 19-year-old from Toronto, Ont., Kyrou is playing in his fourth season with the Sting who chose him in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  The World Junior gold medalist has reclaimed the OHL scoring lead with 23 goals and 50 assists for 73 points in just 35 games.  He was a second round pick by the Blues in the 2016 NHL Draft. 

Also considered for the award this week was Matt Fonteyne of the Everett Silvertips with three goals and seven assists for 10 points in three games, and Jeffrey Truchon-Viel of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan with four goals and three assists for seven points in two games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)

Rangers’ Mario Culina named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mario Culina of the Kitchener Rangers is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 21 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories for a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .980. 

Culina turned aside 98 shots last week in a trio of victories for the Rangers who improve their record to 30-14-2-0 atop the OHL’s Midwest Division.  He began the week with back-to-back shutouts, the first two of his career, earning first star honours in both games including Wednesday night with a 34-save performance in a 6-0 win over the Niagara IceDogs and Friday night with 36 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Erie Otters.  He finished the week with 28 saves as part of a 4-2 victory over the Guelph Storm on Sunday afternoon. 

A 20-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Culina is playing in his third OHL season and first with the Rangers after being acquired from the Sudbury Wolves in January.  Since joining the Rangers he’s posted a perfect 5-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.20 and save percentage of .958.  Culina began his OHL tenure with the Windsor Spitfires during the 2015-16 season and was part of the club’s 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup title. 

Also considered for the award this week was Philadelphia Flyers prospect and three-time award winner Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips with a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout stopping 48 shots for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .980.  In the QMJHL, Matthew Welsh of the Charlottetown Islanders posted a 1-1-0-0 record making 52 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.52 and save percentage of .945. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Raddysh and Skinner shine with new teams 

Greyhounds’ Taylor Raddysh named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey league today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 14 scoring four goals and five assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5. 

Raddysh made the most of his Greyhounds debut last week with a trio of multi-point performances that helped the CHL’s number one team earn three straight wins improving their record to 37-3-2-1 which includes points in 29-straight.  He scored two goals last Wednesday in his first game following the World Junior Championship earning second star honours in a 3-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit, then picked up two assists on Friday in a 5-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack.  The gold medalist extended his personal point-streak to 11 games on Saturday with a season-high five points including two goals and three assists as first star of a 7-4 victory against the Mississauga Steelheads.   

A 19-year-old from Caledon, Ont., Raddysh was acquired by the Greyhounds on January 6 from the Erie Otters where he played more than three seasons after being a first round pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.  Last season he helped the Otters capture a 2017 OHL title and reach the Mastercard Memorial Cup final as part of a decorated legacy that includes 253 points in 213 career games with the club.  A two-time member of Canada’s National Junior Team, Raddysh was selected by the Lightning in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. 

Also considered for the award this week was rookie Dylan Cozens of the Lethbridge Hurricanes with five goals and four assists for nine points in three games, and overage forward Samuel Dove-McFalls of the Rimouski Oceanic with five goals and three assists for eight points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)

Broncos’ Stuart Skinner named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Edmonton Oilers prospect Stuart Skinner of the Swift Current Broncos is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 14 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .980. 

Skinner turned aside 49 of the first 50 shots he faced in a Broncos uniform backstopping the club to a pair of victories to improve their record to 31-10-3-0 which ranks second in the WHL’s East Division.  On Friday night in his debut he earned first star honours with a 29-save shutout performance in a 4-0 win over the Prince Albert Raiders, then made 20 saves on Saturday in a 9-1 win against the Edmonton Oil Kings. 

A 19-year-old from Edmonton, Alta., Skinner was acquired by the Broncos on January 9 after playing more than three full seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes where he was selected in the first round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  In 31 appearances with the Hurricanes this season, Skinner posted a 14-15-2-0 record including four shutouts with a goals-against-average of 3.38 and save percentage of .897.  He was a third round pick by the Oilers in the 2017 NHL Draft. 

Also considered for the award this week was Francis Leclerc who went 2-0-0-0 in his first week with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar posting one shutout and making a total of 69 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .958.  In the OHL, Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser of the Oshawa Generals posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 77 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .963. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Tippett and Harvey start 2018 with national honours 

Steelheads’ Owen Tippett named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Florida Panthers prospect Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 7 recording 10 points in three games including seven goals with three assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-3. 

Tippett’s three multi-point performances last week earned him a trio of first star honours and led the Steelheads to three straight wins to open 2018.  On Wednesday night he scored twice with one assist in a 5-3 road win over the Erie Otters, then recorded a first period natural hat-trick on Thursday against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds before scoring the shootout winner in the 4-3 triumph stopping the CHL’s top ranked team from earning their 24th straight win.  Tippett finished the week with a season-high four points including two goals and two assists as part of a 6-2 win over the nation’s seventh ranked Kitchener Rangers.  Tippett has now delivered seven straight multi-point efforts totalling 20 points since December 17 as the Trout continue to climb the OHL’s Eastern Conference standings with a 17-22-0-1 record.  

An 18-year-old from Peterborough, Ont., Tippett is playing in his third season with the Steelheads who chose him fourth overall in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  The tenth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft has 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points in 23 OHL games since November 10 after starting the season in Florida where he played his first seven career NHL games. 

Also considered for the award this week was overage forward Matteo Gennaro of the Swift Current Broncos with seven goals and three assists for 10 points in five games, and 2019 NHL Draft prospect Raphael Lavoie of the Halifax Mooseheads with four goals and four assists for eight points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)

Huskies’ Samuel Harvey named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Samuel Harvey of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 7 after posting a 2-0-0-1 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 0.65 and save percentage of .979. 

Harvey stopped 92 of 94 shots faced last week helping the Huskies ring in the new year with five of a possible six points to keep pace in the QMJHL standings carrying an overall record of 24-10-4-3 and just two points shy of first place.  On Thursday he recorded his third shutout of the season and tenth of his career with 26 saves as first star of a 3-0 road win against the Victoriaville Tigres.  Harvey and the Huskies finished the week at home with a 3-1 victory over the Gatineau Olympiques on Saturday and a 2-1 shootout loss to the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Sunday with the netminder producing 24 and 42 save performances respectively and earning second star honours in both games. 

A 19-year-old from Alma, Quebec, Harvey is now a two-time recipient of the CHL’s weekly award this season.  The fourth year goaltender has been a member of the Huskies since being chosen by the club in the second round of the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft and has appeared in 141 games in that time.  This season he leads the QMJHL with a goals-against-average of 2.13 and save percentage of .930 and holds a 21-5-3-2 personal record. 

Also considered for the award this week was Los Angeles Kings prospect Matthew Villalta of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who posted a 2-0-0-1 record making 73 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.80 and save percentage of .936, and Nolan Maier of the Saskatoon Blades who posted a 3-0-0-0 record with 69 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .920. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Kosorenkov and Porter earn final honours for 2017

Tigres’ Ivan Kosorenkov named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Ivan Kosorenkov of the Victoriaville Tigres is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 31 after scoring five goals and four assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5. 

Kosorenkov delivered three multi-point performances after the holiday break helping the Tigres end 2017 with a three-game win-streak improving their record to 18-14-3-2.  On Thursday he scored a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win over the Quebec Remparts, then tallied a season-high four points on Friday with two goals and two assists as first star of a 6-1 road win over the Rimouski Oceanic.  His week wrapped up on New Year’s Eve scoring a pair of goals including the game-winner and insurance marker just 47 seconds apart while adding an assist as second star of a 5-2 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.  Kosorenkov’s effort on Sunday extended his personal point-streak to nine games covering the entire month of December. 

The 19-year-old Russian is playing in his second QMJHL season after being selected by the Tigres in the first round of the 2016 CHL Import Draft.  He is currently tied for 17th in league scoring with 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points in 33 games and has averaged exactly a point-per-game over his QMJHL tenure with 101 points in 101 games. 

Also considered for the award this week was Braylon Shmyr of the Saskatoon Blades who scored three goals and seven assists for 10 points in three games, and Vegas Golden Knights prospect Ben Jones of the Niagara IceDogs who scored twice with five assists for seven points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)
  

Rockets’ James Porter named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie James Porter of the Kelowna Rockets is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 31 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout with a goals-against-average of 0.48 and save percentage of .987. 

Porter made 74 saves in a home-and-home series win against the Kamloops Blazers helping the Rockets extend their winning-streak to five and improving their first place B.C Division record to 23-11-2-1.  Last Wednesday he stopped a career-high 46 shots and added four more saves in the shootout earning first star honours in the 2-1 victory at home.  In Kamloops on Friday, Porter was named second star with his second shutout of the season making 28 saves in the 3-0 victory over the Blazers. 

A 17-year-old from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Porter was chosen by the Rockets in the seventh round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.  In 26 appearances this season he carries a 15-5-2-0 record with a goals-against-average of 3.22 and save percentage of .904.  His two shutout victories have been recorded in a span of three games with the first coming December 16 before the holiday break with a 40-save performance in a 5-0 win over the Saskatoon Blades. 

Also considered for the award this week was Mathieu Bellemare of the Shawinigan Cataractes who posted a 1-1-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 71 saves for a goals-against-average of 0.51 and save percentage of .986.  In the OHL, Leo Lazarev of the Barrie Colts made 82 saves while posting a 2-0-0-0 record along with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .965. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Greyhounds’ Morgan Frost named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 17 after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-9. 

Frost extended his personal point-streak to 11 with a trio of multi-point performances last week that helped the top ranked Greyhounds wrap up the first half of the 2017-18 season riding a 20-game winning-streak.  He earned first star honours on Wednesday with two goals in a 4-1 win over the Flint Firebirds, then notched two assists on Friday in a 4-3 victory against the Kitchener Rangers.  His top performance came Saturday in Guelph with his second four-point effort of the season with two goals and two assists as second star of a 7-1 win over the Storm. 

An 18-year-old from Aurora, Ont., Frost is playing in his third season with the Greyhounds who chose him in the fourth round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection.  Frost ranks third in OHL scoring with 19 goals and 36 assists for 55 points in 33 games and carries a plus-minus rating of plus-42 which is highest in the entire CHL.  He was selected in the first round, 27th overall, by the Flyers in the 2017 NHL Draft and was signed to an entry-level contract in August. 

Also considered for the award this week was Nolan Volcan of the Seattle Thunderbirds with two goals and five assists for seven points in two games, and Rémy Anglehart of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada who scored five goals in two games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)

Olympiques’ Tristan Bérubé named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tristan Bérubé of the Gatineau Olympiques is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 17 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .970. 

Bérubé turned aside 65 shots last week backstopping the Olympiques to a pair of victories as they enter the holiday break with eight straight wins and an overall record of 20-10-2-2 just four points shy of first place.  He earned first star honours on Wednesday with 37 saves as part of a 4-1 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs, then made 28 saves on Sunday in an historic 4-1 outdoor victory against the Ottawa 67’s.  Sunday’s game was the CHL’s seventh outdoor contest but first played between interleague competition before over 11,000 fans in the nation’s capital. 

An 18-year-old from La Pocatière, Quebec, Bérubé is playing in his second season with the Olympiques after being a sixth round choice of the Voltigeurs in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.  He currently carries a 12-4-1-2 record but leads all QMJHL netminders with a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .928. 

Also considered for the award this week was David Tendeck of the Vancouver Giants who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory stopping 61 shots for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984.  In the OHL, New Jersey Devils prospect Evan Cormier posted a 2-1-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.80 and save percentage of .955 while becoming the Saginaw Spirit’s all-time shutout leader with six. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

Mattheos and Hart lead WHL’s hottest teams

Wheat Kings’ Stelio Mattheos named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes prospect Stelio Mattheos of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 10 recording nine points in three games including three goals and six assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6. 

Mattheos produced three multi-point performances in three home victories last week for the Wheat Kings who extended their winning-streak to a season-high eight games.  On Wednesday night he scored once and added two assists in a 7-4 win over the Regina Pats, then earned first star honours on Friday with a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Medicine Hat Tigers.  Mattheos stayed hot on Saturday with a season-high four points scoring his 24th goal of the season and adding three assists as third star of a 7-4 victory over the Kelowna Rockets snapping their six-game win-streak.  The week improved the Wheat Kings record to 22-7-0-1 in the WHL’s competitive East Division where they stand third behind fellow Top-10 ranked CHL clubs the Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos.   

An 18-year-old from Winnipeg, Man., Mattheos is playing in his third season in Brandon after being chosen by the Wheat Kings with the first overall pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.  He helped the club capture the 2016 WHL Championship during his rookie season then scored 26 goals and 35 assists for 61 points in 69 games played as a sophomore.  Since being chosen by the Hurricanes in the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft, Mattheos ranks eighth in WHL scoring with 49 points in 30 games. 

Also considered for the award this week was QMJHL top scorer and last week’s recipient Alex Barré-Boulet of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada who scored six goals and three assists for nine points in four games, and forward Justin Brazeau of the North Bay Battalion who scored five goals and three assists for eight points in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

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)

Silvertips’ Carter Hart named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 10 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .982. 

Hart collects the award for an impressive third straight week after turning aside 109 shots in a trio of victories for the Silvertips who extend their winning-streak to nine games.  His week began Wednesday night by making 28 saves and earning third star honours in a 4-1 victory over the Portland Winterhawks, then continued Friday with a 39-save performance for his fifth shutout of the season blanking the Spokane Chiefs by a 3-0 score as the game’s first star.  His week wrapped up Saturday with 42 saves in a 2-1 triumph against the Winterhawks where he was named second star for the second place Silvertips who trail first place Portland by just one point in the WHL’s U.S Division with a 19-12-1-1 record. 

A 19-year-old from Sherwood Park, AB, Hart is playing in his fourth season with the Silvertips who selected him in the eighth round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  He now carries a record of 13-3-0-1 lowering his goals-against-average to 1.32 and raising his save percentage to .961 atop the WHL leaderboard.  The second round pick of the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft now has 24 career shutouts inching him closer to the WHL record of 26.  Hart will now attend Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp in St. Catharines as a returning member of Team Canada. 

Also considered for the award this week was Stephen Dhillon of the Niagara IceDogs posting a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory making 59 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967, and rookie Colten Ellis of the Rimouski Oceanic who went 2-0-0-0 stopping 57 shots for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .934. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)

CHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

League leaders Barré-Boulet and Hart earn national honours

Armada’s Alex Barré-Boulet named CHL Player of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that QMJHL top scorer Alex Barré-Boulet of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 3 after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3. 

Barré-Boulet contributed back-to-back four-point performances for the Armada who won both games last week improving their first place record to 19-5-2-0.  He scored two goals and two assists in both contests and earned first star of the game recognition twice including Friday night in a 6-1 win over the Charlottetown Islanders, and Sunday in a 5-4 triumph against the Victoriaville Tigres where he produced the late game-tying marker and then the overtime winner.  The game-winner was his league-leading ninth of the season and extended his point-streak to 18 games which both tie Armada franchise records. 

A 20-year-old from Montmagny, Quebec, Barré-Boulet is playing in his fourth QMJHL season after being a sixth round pick of the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft.  He joined the Armada from the Voltigeurs midway through last season and helped the club reach the QMJHL Finals contributing 31 points in 20 playoff games.  So far this season he leads the league with 45 points in 25 games including 22 goals and 23 assists. 

Also considered for the award this week was 2018 NHL Draft prospect Calen Addison of the Lethbridge Hurricanes with one goal and seven assists for eight points in four games, and Joseph Garreffa of the Kitchener Rangers with eight assists in three games. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:

Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Alex Barré-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)

Silvertips’ Carter Hart named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 3 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984. 

Hart becomes the second two-time winner of the award this season and first recipient in back-to-back weeks after turning aside 62 shots in a pair of victories extending the Silvertips winning-streak to five games and keeping them in third place in the WHL’s U.S Division with a 15-12-1-1 record.  On Friday night he made 32 saves and earned second star honours in a 3-1 road win over the Kamloops Blazers, then stopped all 30 shots faced on Saturday as second star of a 3-0 win over the Saskatoon Blades. 

A 19-year-old from Sherwood Park, AB, Hart is playing in his fourth season with the Silvertips who selected him in the eighth round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.  He now carries a record of 10-3-0-1 and leads all WHL goaltenders with four shutouts while his goals-against-average of 1.46 and save percentage of .956 are also top marks.  The second round pick of the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft now has 23 career shutouts which puts him just three shy of Tyson Sexsmith’s WHL record of 26 set with the Vancouver Giants between 2004-09. 

Also considered for the award this week were a pair of past winners including Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires with a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making 69 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .972, and Minnesota Wild prospect Dereck Baribeau of the Quebec Remparts who posted a 1-0-0-2 record with 90 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.25 and save percentage of .957. 

2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:

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)