Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spitfires’ Kerby Rychel Named CHL Player of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2013 NHL Draft prospect Kerby Rychel of the Windsor Spitfires is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 10 after scoring three goals and seven assists for 10 points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-1.

Rychel collected a career-high six points last Thursday night including his 30th goal of the season along with five assists as third star of a 9-4 win over the Peterborough Petes.  On Saturday he scored once with two assists despite an 8-5 loss to the Ottawa 67’s, then extended his season-high point-streak to seven games Sunday scoring one goal in a 3-1 loss to the Kingston Frontenacs.

Rychel, an 18-year-old from Tecumseh, ON, is playing in his third OHL season.  Tied for ninth in league scoring with 66 points in 54 games, Rychel was recently ranked 18th among North American Skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2013 NHL Draft.

Also considered for the award this week was Peter Trainor of the Rimouski Oceanic, and Brenden Walker of the Saskatoon Blades.  Both players recorded nine points by scoring four goals and five assists with Trainor doing so in three games and Walker in four games all of which were victories for the Blades.

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