Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that top
QMJHL scorer Josh Currie of the PEI Rocket is the CHL Player of the Week
for the week ending December 2 after scoring five goals and three
assists for eight points in four games with a plus-minus rating of
After being held pointless in a 5-1 loss to the Drummondville
Voltigeurs last Tuesday, Currie’s offense kicked into gear on Wednesday
night when he was named first star of a 5-3 victory over the Quebec
Remparts scoring twice including one shorthanded marker while adding one
assist. He picked up a goal and an assist on Saturday at home in a 4-1
win over the Victoriaville Tigres, then wrapped up the week with three
points Sunday in a 4-3 shootout win over the Cape Breton Screaming
Eagles. Helping the Rocket win their third straight game, Currie scored
twice against the Screaming Eagles including his league-high 26th goal of the season and also added an assist before scoring the shootout winner as first star of the game.
Currie, a 20-year-old from Charlottetown, PEI, is playing in his
fourth QMJHL season for his hometown Rocket. The overage forward is
already having the best offensive season of his career leading the QMJHL
with 51 points in 28 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Charles Sarault of the
Sarnia Sting who scored two goals and six assists for eight points in
three games, and Jaimen Yakubowski of the Lethbridge Hurricanes who
scored five goals and three assists for eight points in four games.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)