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CHL is in full swing

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

 

Western Hockey League

 

Arizona Coyotes prospect Tyler Steenbergen was named the CHL and WHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 2 after he potted six goals and added three assists in two games. He entered the week in first place among all WHL skaters with 11 points in three outings. Steenbergen accounted for 51 goals and 90 points in 72 matches for the Swift Current Broncos last season. He was taken in the fifth round (128th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Tavin Grant posted a 47-save shutout over Portland on Sunday. The 19-year-old netminder was tabbed as the WHL Goaltender of the Week for his efforts. He has a 2.03 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage in two games with Prince George this year. Victoria’s Matthew Phillips has earned 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in four games to open the WHL 2017-18 season. The sixth-round pick (166th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames tallied 50 goals and 90 points in 70 contests last year. He also had one assist in one game with the AHL’s Stockton Heat. Colorado prospect Ty Lewis has posted 10 points (two goals, eight helpers) in four matches as well. The Brandon Wheat Kings forward had 30 markers and 68 points in 70 games last season. Lewis signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on Oct. 2 after he attended camp on a tryout.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Jonathan Ang of the Peterborough Petes captured the OHL Player of the Week honor after he notched three goals and seven points in three games. The fourth-round selection (94th overall) of the Florida Panthers in 2016 generated 59 points in 67 appearances last year. Taylor Raddysh has one goal and five assists in four games with the Erie Otters. He was cut from Tampa Bay’s training camp roster a couple of weeks ago. Raddysh, who was a second-round pick (58th overall) of the Lightning in 2016, racked up 109 points in 58 appearances in 2016-17. St. Louis Blues prospect Alexey Toropchenko earned three goals and three assists in two matches. He has eight points through four games with the Guelph Storm. The 18-year-old Russian, who was chosen 113th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, is playing in his first season in the OHL. Hamilton’s Kaden Fulcher, who recently signed an entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wing, posted a mark of 2-0-0-1 with a 1.26 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage for the week ending Oct. 1. 2018 NHL Draft prospect Akil Thomas produced four goals and two assist in three outings. He had 21 markers and 48 points in 61 contests in 2016-17 for the Niagara IceDogs.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Minnesota Wild prospect Dereck Baribeau took the CHL Goaltender of the Week distinction after he won both of his starts for Quebec with a 0.50 goals-against average and a .973 save percentage. He signed with the Wild back on Sept. 18. Drummondville forward Yvan Mongo was tabbed as the QMJHL Player of the Week. He registered two goals and five assists for seven points in two games. The 20-year-old had 29 points in 57 matches last season for Blainville-Boisbriand. Baie-Comeau’s Jordan Martel recorded two goals and five helpers in two contests. He has collected nine points in four appearances this year after he had 51 points in 68 outings last season. Nashville draft pick Pavel Koltygin has generated six points in four matches to start the 2017-18 campaign. The 18-year-old forward was a sixth rounder of the Predators in the 2017 NHL Draft. He had 47 points in 65 games with the Drummondville Voltigeurs last year.




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