Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Spokane
Chiefs’ forward Mike Aviani is the CHL Player of the Week for the week
ending December 15 after scoring three goals and five assists for eight
points in three games along with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
Aviani helped the Chiefs win all three games last week including two
against U.S Division rivals the Everett Silvertips. Last Wednesday
night he scored the game-winner on the power play and added an assist in
the 5-3 victory over the Silvertips at home, then scored the insurance
marker as second star of a 2-0 road win over the Tips on Sunday. In
between, Aviani collected his second five-point game of the season
scoring the game-winner and adding four assists as first star of a 6-3
win over the visiting Prince George Cougars on Saturday.
Aviani, a 20-year-old from North Vancouver, BC, is playing in his
fourth full WHL season with the Chiefs. He is currently tied for sixth
in league scoring with 50 points in 35 games but ranks second in the
league with 26 goals approaching his career-high of 30 set last season
in 71 games played.
Also considered for the award this week was Phoenix Coyotes prospect
Max Domi of the London Knights who scored five goals and six assists for
11 points in four games played, and Jean-François Plante of the
Sherbrooke Phoenix who scored four goals and three assists for seven
points in three games.
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