Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Jordan Weal of the Regina Pats is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 4. Weal scored four goals and added five assists for nine points in three wins for the Pats.
Weal opened the week for the Pats with three goals to record his first career WHL hat-trick as second star of a 9-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders. Although unable to find the back of the net Friday night against Swift Current, Weal still contributed two assists in the 6-1 win over the Broncos as third star of the game. His week finished Saturday with a four-point game scoring one goal and three assists in the 7-3 win over the Red Deer Rebels and was again named third star of the game.
Weal, a 17-year-old from North Vancouver, BC, is in his second WHL season with the Pats and is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In his rookie season, Weal recorded 70 points in 65 games and was the WHL Eastern Conference nominee for WHL Rookie of the Year.
Adam Henrique of the Windsor Spitfires and Guillaume Asselin of the Montreal Juniors were also nominated for the award. Henrique scored five goals, including a hat-trick as second star in a 6-3 win Sunday over the Kingston Frontenacs, and added three assists for eight points in three games. Asselin recorded three goals, including a game-winner in the 6-3 win over the P.E.I. Rocket Wednesday night, and added four assists for seven points in three games.
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