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CHL honors their stars

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

 

 

Western Hockey League

 

Chase Witale of the Prince George Cougars has been chosen as the WHL Player of the Week. He notched three goals and four assists in three games to earn the honor. The 20-year-old forward has 31 goals and 57 points in 52 matches this season. Lethbridge netminder Stuart Skinner captured the Goaltender of the Month award for January. The 17-year-old posted a 5-1-0-0 record with a 1.50 goals-against average, a .955 save percentage and two shutouts. Skinner allowed two goals or less in five of his six outings. The 6-foot-4 goalie is eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Dryden Hunt has been chosen as the WHL Player of the Month for January. The Moose Jaw forward racked up 24 points, including nine goals, in 14 contests. Hunt has 31 goals and 74 points in 51 games this campaign. His teammate, Brayden Point, registered a hat trick against Medicine Hat and earned an assist during his three games last week. The Tampa Bay prospect has 24 goals and 57 points in 29 appearances with the Warriors this year.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Kevin Labanc has been selected as the OHL Player of the Month. He generated 12 goals and 18 assists in just 13 games. The San Jose Sharks prospect picked up a point in 11 of those matches, while posting eight multi-point performances. The sixth rounder in the 2014 NHL Draft leads the league in scoring with 85 points in 45 games. Labanc's teammate, Rasmus Andersson, captured the OHL Defenseman of the Month distinction. He amassed 17 assists in 13 contests and leads the league in scoring among defenders with 45 points in 45 games. Andersson was picked in the second round of the 2015 draft by the Calgary Flames. North Bay rearguard Cam Dineen has earned the OHL's Rookie of the Month for January. He picked up six goals and 13 points in 13 games to receive the distinction. The 17-year-old is eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft. Luke Opilka of the Kitchener Rangers took home the CHL Goaltender of the Week award for the period ending Jan. 31. The St. Louis Blues prospect, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 class, posted two wins, including a shutout, with a 0.50 GAA and a .979 save percentage in two outings.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Frederic Allard captured the CHL Player of the Week honor after he tallied a goal and five assists in two matches. He was also named the second star of the week. He has amassed 12 goals and 43 points in 46 games this campaign for Chicoutimi. Allard is eligible for the 2016 draft and he is ranked 36th by NHL Central Scouting in their Midterm Rankings. Calgary prospect Mason McDonald was the QMJHL's first star of the week after he posted two wins and a shutout, while allowing just two goals. The second-round pick of the Flames in 2014 has a 12-12-3 record with an .897 save percentage and a 3.40 GAA this season for Charlottetown. Blainville-Boisbrand netminder Samuel Montembeault claimed the league's first star of the month for January after he posted five wins, a 1.89 GAA and a .926 save percentage in eight appearances. Vitali Abramov was the second star of January after he tallied 11 goals and 12 assists in 13 matches. He picked up at least two points in seven of those outings. The 2016 NHL Draft eligible prospect leads all QMJHL rookies with 74 points in 50 matches.

Corey Abbott

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