Western Hockey League
Joachim Blichfeld captured the WHL and CHL Player of the Week honors after he registered four goals and five assists in three games. The bulk of his production came last Sunday when he posted a five-point effort (two goals, three assists) in an 8-6 win over Spokane. Blichfeld ranks third in the league in scoring with 35 points and fourth with 21 helpers in 17 games. The Portland Winterhawks forward was chosen in the seventh round (210th overall) by the San Jose Sharks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Teammate Cody Glass had a productive week as well with one goal and five assists in two outings. Glass ranks second in the WHL with 23 assists and he has compiled 29 points in 14 appearances this season. Glass went to the Vegas Golden Knights with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Trey Fix-Wolansky collected seven assists in two matches last week. He is tied for the league lead in points with a total of 39 (11 goals, 28 assists) in 19 contests for Edmonton Oil Kings. The Blue Jackets selected the 19-year-old forward in the seventh round (204th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Ethan Anders was the WHL Goaltender the Week after he blanked the Calgary Hitmen in his only appearance. He was nominated for the CHL Goaltender of the Week distinction after finishing the period ending Nov. 4 with a 1-0-0-0 record, 0.00 goals-against-average, and 1.000 save percentage thanks to a 34-save performance. The 18-year-old netminder, who is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, has a 10-3-1-0 record this year with a 2.85 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.
Ontario Hockey League
London Knights puck stopper Joseph Raaymakers was selected as the CHL Goaltender of the Week. He posted a 2-0-0-0 record, including a shutout, with a 1.02 goals-against average and .965 save percentage for the period ending Nov. 4. In nine appearances this campaign, the 20-year-old goalie owns a mark of 4-3-2-0 with a 2.67 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. Kevin Hancock of the Owen Sound Attack was selected as the OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 4 after he notched four goals and five assists in three games. He accounted for a multi-point effort in each contest. The 20-year-old forward is playing in his fifth campaign with the Attack and he currently has 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists) through 18 games. San Jose Sharks prospect Ryan Merkley contributed eight assists in three games for the Guelph Storm. He was taken with the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The offensive defenseman has 19 helpers and 22 points in 15 matches this year. Tye Felhaber of the Ottawa 67’s compiled three goals and three assists in three games last week. The 20-year-old has 21 goals and 34 points in 20 appearances this year. He skated in four games with the Laval Rocket of the AHL in 2017-18, but he didn’t record a point.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Peter Abbandonato of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies was the QMJHL Player of the Week after he generated one goal and six assists in three games. He sits second in league scoring with 33 points and ranks first with 27 helpers in 20 appearances. The 20-year-old center is playing in his fourth QMJHL campaign. Alexis Lafreniere is the top scorer in the QMJHL with 34 points (12 goals, 22 assists) in 19 games. The 17-year-old phenom chipped in five goals and two helpers in two outings last week. Lafreniere is the very early favorite to be the first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. His Rimouski teammate Dmitry Zavgorodniy had one goal and one assist in two games. The 18-year-old winger has 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 19 contests this campaign. He was a seventh-round choice (198th overall) of the Calgary Flames in the 2018 NHL Draft.