Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Alex
Gogolev of the Victoria Royals is the CHL Player of the Week for
recording 12 points including three goals and nine assists along with a
plus-minus rating of plus-2 in four games for the week ending January
Gogolev led the Royals to four wins last week and produced a
multi-point effort in each victory. He started the week with a goal and
two assists on Tuesday night in a 6-4 win over the Kamloops Blazers,
then picked up two assists in the rematch Wednesday night helping the
Royals grab a 3-2 shootout victory over the Blazers. Gogolev then
claimed second star honours twice to wrap up the week including Friday
night after scoring the game-winner with two assists in a 6-2 win over
the Vancouver Giants, and Saturday in Kamloops with a goal and three
assists in the 5-4 win over the Blazers to extend the Royals’
winning-streak to a season-high five straight games.
Gogolev, a 20-year-old from Moscow, Russia, is playing in his second WHL season and first with the Royals. He is currently 16th
in WHL scoring with 55 points including 16 goals and 39 assists in 42
games and is just two points shy of the 57 he posted last season with
the Calgary Hitmen.
Also considered for the award this week was Dmitrij Jaskin of the
Moncton Wildcats who scored three goals and seven assists for 10 points
in three games, and J.P. Labardo of the Erie Otters who scored two goals
and five assists for seven points in two games.
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