A look at the top performances of the week featuring draft-eligible players
– Kerby Rychel (Windsor) recorded 3 goals & 7 assists in 3 games, highlighted by a 6-point game vs. Kingston on Thursday night. As a result, he was named OHL ‘Player of the Week’. Rychel has 8 goals & 16 assists in his last 11 games, including 8 multi-point games. He leads the league in first goals (9).
– Sean Monahan (Ottawa) scored 5 goals, including 1 short-handed marker, and 3 assists in 3 games.
– Plymouth forward Ryan Hartman helped the Whalers move into first place in the West Division by scoring 1 goal and assisting on 7 others on the weekend.
– Saginaw Spirit forward Jimmy Lodge extended his point & goal streaks to 6 games after scoring 3 goals & 2 assists in 2 games.
– Jonatan Tanus (Peterborough) & Max Domi (London) each scored 2 goals & 2 assists in 3 games.
– Petes forward Nick Ritchie recorded 1 goal & 3 assists in 3 games.
– Mississauga Steelheads goaltender Spencer Martin stopped 46 of 49 shots in two wins against Kingston & Niagara (1.50 GAA, .939 SV%).
– Val-d’Or forward Anthony Mantha scored 2 goals and 3 assists in 3 games. He continues to lead the league in goals (40) and has moved up to 5th in points (77).
– Baie-Comeau forward Jeremy Gregoire scored 3 goals & 1 assist in 3 games. He has 7 goals in 14 games since being traded to the Drakkar.
– Halifax forward Jonathan Drouin recorded 2 goals & 3 assists in 2 games. He is averaging just over 2 points per game this season (72 Pts, 35 GP).
– Tommy Veilleux (Victoriaville) scored 1 goal & 3 assists in 3 games, Matej Beran (PEI) scored 2 goals & 1 assist in 2 games, and Patrik Zdrahal (Acadie-Bathurst) picked up 3 assists in 2 games.
– Portland Winterhawks forward Nicolas Petan recorded 4 goals, 3 assists and a +9 rating in 4 games during the past week. He reached the 100-point plateau (40 goals, 60 assists) and leads all CHL players in plus/minus (+64).
His teammate, defenceman Seth Jones, assisted on 4 goals in 4 games.
– Curtis Lazar (Edmonton) scored 2 goals & 2 assists in 4 games. He has 14 goals & 3 assists in his last 15 games.
– Seattle defenceman Shea Theodore scored 1 goal & 3 assists in 3 games. He sits 6th in goals among WHL defencemen (13).
– Greg Chase (Calgary) picked up 4 assists in 3 games, all wins for the Hitmen.
– Brandon defenceman Eric Roy reached a career high for goals in a season after netting 3 goals in 3 games. He has 13 goals & 18 assists in 57 games.
– Portland goaltender Brendan Burke made 35 saves in an 8-3 win over Vancouver on Monday afternoon. He improved his record to 18-4-1-0 this season.
– Tristan Jarry (Edmonton) lowered his league-leading GAA to 1.56 after picking up wins against Brandon & Regina. He also picked up his 4th shutout in his last 7 starts.
– Waterloo forward Taylor Cammarata recorded 1 goal and 4 assists in 3 games, including his 5th game-winning goal of the season (T-2nd). He continues to lead the USHL in scoring with 67 points.
– Sioux City defenceman Blake Heinrich scored 1 goal & 3 assists in a 10-3 win vs. Fargo. His teammate, Jake Montgomery, had 1 goal & 1 assist in games.
– Forgo Force right winger Brendan Harms scored 1 goal and assisted on 2 others in 3 games during the past week. He sits 7th in league scoring with 50 points (19G, 31A).
– Blake Heinrich (Muskegon) scored 1 goal & 1 assist in 2 games. The goal was his 2nd of the season. Heinrich has 17 assists in 2012/13.
– Youngstown goaltender Sean Romeo picked up 2 wins while posting a 2.00 GAA and .940 SV%. He is tied for 4th in USHL wins (18).