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Barzal, Labanc star in the CHL

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET



Western Hockey League

 

Dryden Hunt of the Moose Jaw Warriors is the WHL Player of the Week after he registered six goals and added three assists in three games. He opened the week with a hat trick versus Prince Albert and finished strong with a four-point performance against Saskatoon. The 20-year-old forward has procured 45 goals and 93 points in 58 games this year to lead the WHL in scoring. 2016 NHL Draft eligible goaltender Connor Ingram was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor for posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a 1.64 goals-against average, a .955 save percentage and one shutout. Brayden Burke, who is also eligible for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, ranks second in the WHL with 86 points in 57 games. He generated one and nine assists in four matches last week for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Seattle Thunderbirds forward and Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal notched four goals and six helpers in four outings. His week was highlighted by a four-point effort against Kelowna when he scored a hat trick and picked up an assist in a 6-0 victory.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Kevin Labanc of the Barrie Colts has been chosen as the OHL and CHL Player of the Week after he compiled 11 points in three games with four goals and seven assists over that span. He surpassed 100 points last week and leads the league with 103 in 51 matches. Labanc was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. His teammate and Calgary Flames prospect Andrew Mangiapane netted five goals, including his fifth hat trick of the season, and added four assists in three appearances. He was a sixth-round choice in the 2015 NHL Draft and he has racked up 78 points in 45 games this campaign. Right behind him in scoring is Los Angeles Kings draft pick Mike Amadio of the North Bay Battalion, who had seven points in three outings. He tallied five goals against Kingston last Saturday and was a third rounder in the 2014 NHL Draft class. Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters picked up two goals and four helpers in three contests. The third overall selection in the 2015 draft by Arizona is fourth in the OHL with 82 points in 41 games this season.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Mathieu Joseph is the first star of the week in the QMJHL after he recorded three goals and four assists in three games. The fourth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2015 leads the Sait John Sea Dogs in scoring with 63 points in 49 matches. Yakov Trenin earned the second star of the week by posting four goals and seven points in three outings. The second-round choice (55th overall) of the Nashville Predators in 2015 has 49 points in 46 matches this campaign for Gatineau. Shawinigan netminder Philippe Cadorette won both of his appearances, while earning a 0.99 goals-against average, a .959 save percentage and one shutout. He played in four games with Norfolk of the ECHL this year and he has won 10 of his 13 starts since returning to the QMJHL. The 20-year-old has a 2.41 GAA and a .920 save percentage in 2015-16. Detroit prospect Evgeni Svechnikov accounted for three goals and two helpers in three games. He has amassed 63 points in 40 appearances for Cape Breton this year after being the 19th overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.