Boychuk of the Lethbridge Hurricanes named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release
The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Zach Boychuk of the Lethbridge Hurricanes is the CHL Player of the Week after scoring four goals and one assist for five points to go along with a plus-4 plus-minus rating in two playoff games that helped the Hurricanes jump out to a 2-0 lead over the Calgary Hitmen in the 2008 WHL MNP Eastern Conference Championship series.
 
Boychuk scored a pair of goals to help the Hurricanes to a 5-2 win in Game 1 of the series on Thursday and scored two goals and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2 on Friday.
 
Boychuk, an 18-year-old from Airdrie, AB, leads all WHL playoff scorers with 11 goals and is third with 19 points in 13 games.
 
Claude Giroux of the Gatineau Olympiques was the QMJHL nominee after scoring two goals and two assists in two games and Matt Beleskey of the Belleville Bulls was the OHL nominee after scoring one goal and five assists in three games.
 
2007-08 CHL Player of the Week
Sept. 23 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Sept. 30 – Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs
Oct. 7 – Tyler Dittmer, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 14 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Oct. 21 – Oscar Moller, Chilliwack Bruins
Oct. 28 – Yannick Weber, Kitchener Rangers
Nov. 5 – Brett MacLean, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 12 – Peter-James Corsi, Halifax Mooseheads
Nov. 19 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Nov. 26 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Dec. 4 – Mark Santorelli, Chilliwack Bruins
Dec. 11 – Justin Hodgman, Erie Otters
Dec. 18 – Thomas McCollum, Guelph Storm
Jan. 1 – Alexandre Picard-Hooper, Saint John Sea Dogs
Jan. 8 – Brett Parnham, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 15 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 22 – Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 29 – Brett Morrison, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Feb. 5 – Ryan White, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 12 – Michael Swift, Niagara IceDogs
Feb. 19 – Matthew Pistilli, Gatineau Olympiques
Feb. 26 – Jim O’Brien, Seattle Thunderbirds
March 3 – Benjamin Breault, Baie Comeau Drakkar
March 10 – Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
March 17 – Evan Pighin, Chilliwack Bruins
March 23 – Bryce Swan, Halifax Mooseheads
April 1 – Michael Hutchinson, Barrie Colts
April 8 – Brad Marchand, Halifax Mooseheads
April 15 – Ryan White, Calgary Hitmen
April 22 – Zach Boychuk, Lethbridge Hurricanes