Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Steven Anthony of the Saint John Sea Dogs is the Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 11. Anthony scored three goals and five assists for eight points with a plus-minus rating of plus-3 in two games.
On Saturday Anthony opened the scoring with a goal midway through the first period and he would add a power play assist later in the period for two points on a night where his Sea Dogs team would fall to the Gatineau Olympiques 4-3. Anthony was named second star of the game. Anthony and his offensive skill took off on Sunday exploding for two goals and four assists for a career-best six points in one game. One of his goals was scored on a penalty shot in the third period. The Sea Dogs took the rematch over the Olympiques 8-1 and Anthony was named first star of the game.
Anthony, a 17-year-old from Halifax, NS, is in his second QMJHL season with the Sea Dogs. He currently has 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points in 45 games with the Sea Dogs and is eligible for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and was recently ranked number 92 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in their mid-term rankings.
Marcus Carroll of the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack receives honourable mention for the award this week after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in three games highlighted by scoring a hat-trick Saturday night in a 6-3 win over the Erie Otters where he was first star of the game. Evander Kane of the Vancouver Giants was considered from the WHL for scoring four goals and two assists in two wins. Kane competed in the 2009 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game for Team Cherry this week.
2008-09 Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week
Jan. 13 – Steven Anthony, Saint John Sea Dogs
Jan. 6 – Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 16 – Robert Slaney, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Dec. 9 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Dec. 2 – Andrej Nestrasil, Victoriaville Tigres
Nov. 25 – Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 18 – Mathew Sisca, Niagara IceDogs
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
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Olivier Roy of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 11. Roy posted a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and a save percentage of .950.
Roy stopped 34 shots including 19 in the third period to beat the Gatineau Olympiques last Wednesday night 3-2 at Centre 200 in Cape Breton and earned first star of the game honours for his play. On Friday night the Screaming Eagles travelled to Acadie-Bathurst to take on the Titan and Roy was again victorious making 26 saves in the 4-2 win. His week concluded on Sunday with a 4-1 win over the highly ranked Moncton Wildcats. Roy was again named first star of the game making 36 saves for the win.
Roy, a 17-year-old from Amqui, QC, is a two-time recipient of the award this season having won back in October for the week ending October 5. Last season Roy won the RDS Cup as the QMJHL Rookie of the Year. He is currently second in the league with 25 wins. Roy is eligible for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and started in goal this week in the 2009 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game for Team Orr where he allowed just one goal on 17 shots in the 6-1 win.
Nominated this week from the WHL is James Reid of the Spokane Chiefs who went 2-0-0-0 including a shutout victory Saturday over the Everett Silvertips where he made 25 saves and was first star of the game. In the OHL, December Goaltender of the Month Mike Murphy of the Belleville Bulls was outstanding posting a 1.50 goals-against-average and a .963 save percentage in two wins including a 49 save and first star performance in a 3-1 win over the Plymouth Whalers on Saturday.
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2008-09 ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week
Jan. 13 – Olivier Roy, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Jan. 6 – Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 16 – Michael Hutchinson, Barrie Colts
Dec. 9 – Chet Pickard, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 2 – Torrie Jung, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 25 – Antoine Lafleur, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Nov. 18 – Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 11 – Tyson Sexsmith, Vancouver Giants
Nov. 4 – Mike Murphy, Belleville Bulls
Oct. 28 – Nicola Riopel, Moncton Wildcats
Oct. 21 – Brandon Foote, Brampton Battalion
Oct. 14 – Calvin Pickard, Seattle Thunderbirds
Oct. 7 – Olivier Roy, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Sept. 30 – Andrew Engelage, Windsor Spitfires
Sept. 23 – Jamie Tucker, Vancouver Giants
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)