TORONTO, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Philip-Michaël Devos of the Victoriaville Tigres is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 25. Devos scored eight points including three goals and five assists in three games in the QMJHL Semi-Final series against the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Devos became just the sixth member of the Tigres to record five points in a playoff game when he scored two goals and added three assists as first star of the Game 3 win 6-3 last Tuesday night. He recorded a single assist on Friday night in the 6-1 loss in Game 4, and helped the Tigres avoid elimination by scoring the game-winner and adding an assist Saturday in the 4-2 win in Game 5 of the series. The Tigres dropped Game 6 of the series 7-1 on Monday night, setting up a QMJHL Final between the Sea Dogs and the Moncton Wildcats for the President Cup.
Devos, who just turned 20-years-old on Monday, is from Sorel-Tracy, QC. He just completed his fourth QMJHL season with the Tigres as captain of the team accumulating 93 points in 68 regular season games to finish tied for third overall in the league. He also added a league-high 24 points in 16 playoff games.
Scott Timmins of the Windsor Spitfires was also considered after scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in four games to lead the defending MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions to a seven game series win over the Kitchener Rangers. The Spitfires will now face the Barrie Colts in the OHL Finals. Brendan Shinnimin of the Tri-City Americans scored one goal and six assists for seven points in four games to advance his club to the WHL Finals where they will face the Calgary Hitmen after defeating the Vancouver Giants in six games.
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