Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Audy-Marchessault Named CHL Player of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Jonathan Audy-Marchessault of the Quebec Remparts is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 13 after scoring three goals and six assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.

Audy-Marchessault scored two goals including the overtime winner on Saturday night to lead the Remparts to a 4-3 win over the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. The win earned Remparts head coach Patrick Roy a new club record for career wins with 195 surpassing Guy Chouinard who recorded 194 from 1997 to 2002. Audy-Marchessault scored the game-winning goal again on Sunday and also added four assists for the second five-point game of his career as second star of the 7-4 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. His week also included a two assist performance Friday night despite a 4-3 loss to the Victoriaville Tigres.

Audy-Marchessault, an 18-year-old from Cap-Rouge, QC, is playing in his third QMJHL season with the Remparts. He currently ranks third on his club in scoring with 35 points in 35 games.

Also nominated for the award this week was Wacey Hamilton of the Medicine Hat Tigers and Alain Berger of the Oshawa Generals. Hamilton scored two goals with nine assists for 11 points in five games highlighted by a five-point night with a goal as first star of a 7-2 win over the Regina Pats on Friday night. Berger scored four goals and three assists for seven points in three games highlighted by a hat-trick performance with an assist as first star of a 5-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday night.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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