Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Oceanic’s Michael Joly named CHL Player of the Week

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Michael Joly of the Rimouski Oceanic is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 23 after recording 10 points in four games with three goals and seven assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-7.

Joly helped lead the Oceanic to four straight wins last week extending the club’s winning-streak to eight games moving them into a tie for third place in the QMJHL’s overall standings with 81 points.  His week was highlighted by a career-high seven point performance tying a franchise record last Wednesday night scoring once with six assists to earn second star honours in a 9-3 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix.  Last Monday night he also scored a shorthanded goal as part of a 5-0 win over the Victoriaville Tigres, and later picked up an assist in a 4-1 win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Friday.  His week wrapped up with a single goal, his 39th of the season, in a 6-3 win over the Phoenix on Saturday.

Joly, an 18-year-old from Gatineau, QC, is playing in his second QMJHL season with the Oceanic.  He currently ranks 15th in league scoring with 68 points in 59 games.

Also considered for the award this week was Calgary Flames prospect Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats who scored six goals with three assists for nine points in four games, and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Scott Laughton of the Oshawa Generals who scored four goals and three assists for seven points in four games.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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