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Ehlers shines in CHL Report

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

Western Hockey League


Rihards Bukarts was chosen as the WHL Player of the Week after he posted four goals and three assists in four games for Brandon. The 19-year-old Latvian is eligible to be selected in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He has amassed 55 points in 45 games during his second season of WHL competition. Seattle Thunderbirds puck stopper Taran Kozun was awarded with the CHL Goaltender of the Week. He won both of his outings while recording a 1.50 goals-against average, a .955 save percentage and one shutout. Kozun leads the league with a 2.30 GAA and he ranks third with a .917 save percentage. Rourke Chartier produced two goals and two helpers in two contests for Kelowna during a weekend sweep against Kamloops. He sits fourth in WHL scoring with 73 points in 47 games. The San Jose Sharks fifth rounder is also first overall with 44 goals. His Rockets teammate, Justin Kirkland, tallied three goals and added an assist last week. Kirkland, who was taken in the third round of the 2014 draft by Nashville, has 50 points in 47 matches.


Ontario Hockey League


Sam Babintsev earned the OHL Player of the Week honor for generating four goals and eight points in three appearances. He enjoyed a multi-point effort in each game to give him 44 points in 48 matches this season. Niagara IceDogs forward Brendan Perlini had three goals and five assists in three outings. He was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft by Arizona. He has racked up 40 points in 26 games. Jason Dickinson, who plays for Guelph and was drafted by Dallas, also provided his OHL club with three goals and eight points in three contests last week. The 29th overall choice in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft has 54 points in 42 matches. Niagara goalie Brent Moran was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week after he won all three of his outings, while posting a 1.61 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft by the Stars.


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League


Danick Martel was the CHL Player of the Week and the QMJHL's first star of the week for the period ending Feb. 8. He netted seven goals, including three game winners, in four games. The 20-year-old winger has 42 markers (second in the league) and 86 points (second in the league) in 53 contests for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada this campaign. Vladimir Tkachev of the Quebec Reparts was the QMJHL's second star after he scored four goals and three assists in three tilts. He will be eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft after a failed attempt to sign him by the Edmonton Oilers following his impressive participation at training camp. Winnipeg Jets prospect Jan Kostalek posted three assist in three contests en route to the league's third star of the week distinction. He was chosen with the 114th overall pick in the 2013 draft. The 19-year-old blueliner has 29 points in 40 games for Rimouski. Another Winnipeg draft choice, Nikolaj Ehlers, generated two goals and four helpers in three contests last week. The ninth overall pick in 2014 has amassed 72 points in 35 games this season.

Corey Abbott

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