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.
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