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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Knights’ Liam Foudy named OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that NHL Draft prospect Liam Foudy of the London Knights is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the week ending February 11 after scoring five goals and two assists for seven points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-9.

Liam Foudy of the London Knights. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
Liam Foudy of the London Knights. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Foudy produced a trio of multi-point performances that helped the Knights win three straight games to maintain their hold on fourth place in the Western Conference standings with a 29-20-2-2 record.  On Friday night he delivered a career-high three points with two goals and an assist as third star of a 4-1 win over the Erie Otters, then on Saturday scored a goal with an assist as second star of a 5-3 win over the Sudbury Wolves.  His week wrapped up Sunday in Guelph with two goals including the overtime winner earning first star honours in a 3-2 triumph over the fifth place Storm.

A native of Scarborough, Ont., Foudy celebrated his 18th birthday on February 4.  He’s playing in his second season with the Knights after being chosen by the club in the first round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.  In 50 games this season Foudy has scored 15 goals and nine assists for 24 points however has been particularly hot as of late with 11 goals in 14 games since January 5.  He is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft listed 91st among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting and recently competed in the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game for Team Orr where he performed among the top five in both on and off-ice skills testing.

Watch video highlights of Foudy and the Knights against the Otters, Wolves, and Storm.

Also considered for the award this week were a pair of overage forwards including Nikita Korostelev of the Peterborough Petes with three goals and five assists for eight points in three games, and Ethan Szypula of the Owen Sound Attack with five goals and two assists for seven points in three games.  In goal, overager Mario Culina of the Kitchener Rangers went 2-0-0-0 making 81 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .953.

2017-18 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week:

Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Kenny Huether (Oshawa Generals)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
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: Ben Jones (Niagara IceDogs)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Joseph Garreffa (Kitchener Rangers)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Albert Michnac (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Aaron Luchuk (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Brady Hinz (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)

Knights’ Liam Foudy added to Team Orr for Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Liam Foudy of the London Knights has been added to the Team Orr roster for the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to be played on Thursday January 25 in Guelph.

Top Prospects Game

A 17-year-old from Scarborough, Ont., Foudy is playing in his second season with the Knights who chose him in the first round of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.  So far this season the centre has scored seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 42 games and was given a ‘B’ rating by NHL Central Scouting in their November ‘Players to Watch’ list.  Foudy will line up opposite Knights teammate Evan Bouchard who is an alternate captain with Team Cherry.

Foudy replaces Milos Roman of the Vancouver Giants who is unable to compete due to injury.

Click here to see full Team Cherry and Team Orr rosters for the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

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