Tigres’ Comtois and Winterhawks’ Farkas best from coast-to-coast
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 March 4 after recording 12 points in three games scoring five goals with seven assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-8.
Comtois earns the award for the second time in four weeks after a trio of multi-point performances extended his personal point-streak to 16 games and helped the Tigres extend their winning-streak to six carrying an overall record of 37-20-4-2 into the final two weeks of regular season play. Comtois and the Tigres began their three-game eastern road trip on Wednesday with an 8-2 victory over the Halifax Mooseheads with the power forward scoring twice with two assists earning first star honours. He delivered a career-high five-point performance on Friday with a goal and four assists and was named second star of a 9-0 win against the Charlottetown Islanders, then wrapped up the week on Saturday with two goals and one assist as second star of a 7-3 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs.
A 19-year-old from Longueuil, Que., Comtois is playing in his third season with the Tigres who selected him third overall in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft. In 50 games this season he’s scored a career-high 41 goals along with 35 assists for 76 points. Comtois was a member of Canada’s National Junior Team winning gold at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship and just recently signed his entry-level contract with the Ducks who selected him in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Vegas Golden Knights prospect Cody Glass of the Portland Winterhawks with five goals and five assists for 10 points in four games, and St. Louis Blues prospect Robert Thomas of the Hamilton Bulldogs who recorded seven assists in three games.
2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts)
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 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)
Winterhawks’ Shane Farkas named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Shane Farkas of the Portland Winterhawks is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 4 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .961.
Farkas turned aside 99 shots last week helping the Winterhawks keep pace in the WHL’s competitive U.S. Division standings where they hold a second place record of 40-20-1-4 heading into the season’s final two weeks. Farkas put together back-to-back shutouts against the Tri-City Americans including Tuesday with 37 saves in a 9-0 win where he earned second star honours, and Saturday with 30 saves in the 5-0 victory. His week wrapped up Sunday with a 32-save performance in a 7-4 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. This marks the third week a Winterhawks goaltender has been recognized following two early season honours by Cole Kehler.
A 19-year-old from Penticton, B.C., Farkas is playing in his second WHL season with the Winterhawks after originally being a fourth round selection of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 2014 Bantam Draft. This season he’s posted a 14-5-0-0 record including eight straight wins since January 27 with an overall goals-against-average of 2.58 and save percentage of .921.
Also considered for the award for the second straight week was Etienne Montpetit of the Victoriaville Tigres who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making a total of 65 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .970. In the OHL, Leo Lazarev of the Barrie Colts posted a 2-0-0-0 record making 66 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .930.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Emanuel Vella (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb (Red Deer Rebels)
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)