Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Yannick Riendeau of the Drummondville Voltigeurs is the Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 9. Riendeau scored five goals and two assists for seven points with a plus-minus rating of plus-4 in two Voltigeurs wins this week.
Riendeau began his week Saturday night when the Voltigeurs opened a two game weekend road series against the Lewiston MAINEiacs with a 13-4 win. Riendeau opened the scoring midway through the first period and would also add the eventual game winning goal in the second period and was named the second star of the game. The 13 goals scored tied a Voltigeurs single game record for the most goals scored in a road game. On Sunday in Lewiston, Riendeau would continue his high scoring play in a 7-1 win over the MAINEiacs. Riendeau netted a hat-trick including the game winner, and added two assists for first star of the game honours.
Riendeau, a 20-year-old from Brossard, QC is in his fifth QMJHL season and first with the Voltigeurs. He was a first round pick in the QMJHL Draft taken ninth overall in 2004 by the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies where he played for four seasons. This season Riendeau has scored 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points in 16 games played.
Cody Hodgson of the Brampton Battalion was the OHL nominee after scoring four goals and one assist in an 8-4 win Thursday night over the Plymouth Whalers finishing the week with five goals and four assists for nine points in three games. C.J. Stretch of the Kamloops Blazers had four multi-point games this week finishing with one goal and eight assists for nine points to represent the WHL.
2008-09 Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week
Nov. 11 – Yannick Riendeau, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Nov. 4 – Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 28 – Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 21 – Matthew Pistilli, Shawinigan Cataractes
Oct. 14 – Justin DiBenedetto, Sarnia Sting
Oct. 7 – Stefan Della Rovere, Barrie Colts
Sept. 30 – Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 23 – Michael Stinziani, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tyson Sexsmith of the Vancouver Giants is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the week for the week ending November 9.
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)