Western Hockey League
Rihards Bukarts was awarded with the WHL Player of the Week after he generated six goals and one assist in three contests. He opened the week with a hat trick and a four-point night against Everett on Wednesday. Bukarts has 21 points in 17 games since he was acquired by Portland from Brandon. 2016 NHL Draft prospect Matthew Phillips had one goal and three helpers in three appearances for the Victoria Royals last week. The 17-year-old forward has 18 goals and 34 points in 32 games this season, which ties him for second among all rookies in scoring. Another 2016 draft eligible player, Brayden Burke, enjoyed a strong period last week as well. He generated two goals and five helpers in just two appearances. The 18-year-old has collected 40 assists and 48 points in 32 games this year with Lethbridge. Seattle defenseman Ethan Bear notched three goals and two assists in three outings. He potted his first career hat trick and added an assist against Spokane last Friday. Bear was a fifth-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He has 11 goals and 35 points after 31 games in 2015-16.
Ontario Hockey League
Arizona prospect Christian Dvorak captured the CHL and OHL Player of the Week honors after he racked up three goals and four assists in two matches. He posted a pair of three-point games to extend his point streak to 17 consecutive contests. Dvorak leads the OHL in scoring with a whopping 65 points in 27 games. Brendan Lemieux had four goals and six points in three outings for Windsor after he was obtained from Barrie. The Winnipeg Jets prospect was originally chosen by Buffalo in the second round of the 2014 draft. He was acquired in the deal that sent Evander Kane to the Sabres. Jason Robertson isn't eligible to be drafted until 2017, but he had an impressive showing last week. He netted four goals and picked up one assist in three games. The 16-year-old rookie has 22 points in 25 games this year with Kingston. Mississauga netminder Jack Flinn was named the CHL Goaltender of the Week after he posted a 2-0-0-0 record to go with one shutout, a 1.47 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads earned the first star of the week in the QMJHL after he produced two goals and four assists in his only appearance. The Mooseheads defeated Saint John by an 8-5 score in the match. He then headed off to join Team Switzerland for the World Junior Championship. Meier, who was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 draft by San Jose, has 36 points in 23 games this campaign. Acadie-Bathurst goalie Reilly Pickard took home the second star distinction after he won both of his outings, while posting a .939 save percentage and a 1.50 goals-against average. The Titan netminder is eligible to be taken in the 2016 NHL Draft. Luke Green can also be chosen by NHL teams in 2016 and he was the third star of the week for the period ending Dec. 13. The Saint John blueliner scored five goals on 12 shots in three matches. Green has 18 points in 29 games.