Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Dany Massé of the Drummondville Voltigeurs is the Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 22. In two games Massé produced an incredible 11 points including six goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
On Friday night Massé and the Voltigeurs opened their first round playoff series with the Lewiston MAINEiacs with a big 12-3 win at home. Massé was outstanding offensively with a five-point game that included a hat-trick and two assists as second star of the game. The next night, Saturday, the Voltigeurs continued their relentless offensive attack with a 10-1 win powered by a six-point game by Massé. He was named first star of the game with another hat-trick including scoring the game-winner, and adding three assists.
Massé, a 20-year-old from La Pocatière, Quebec, is in his fifth QMJHL season and first with the Voltigeurs having played two seasons with both the Val d’Or Foreurs and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Massé had the best offensive season of his career with 110 points including 44 goals and 66 assists in 68 games, finishing second in league scoring behind teammate Yannick Riendeau.
Taylor Hall of the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires was also considered for the award for scoring five goals and four assists in three playoff wins. His best game was Sunday when he was named first star with two goals and one assist in a 6-1 win over the Owen Sound Attack. Matt Lowry of the Brandon Wheat Kings was also considered for scoring one goal and four assists for five points in two games. He was named first star of the game on Saturday when he tallied one goal and one assist in the 4-1 win over the Kootenay Ice.
2008-09 Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week
Mar. 24 – Dany Massé, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Mar. 17 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Mar. 10 – John Tavares, London Knights
Mar. 3 – Benjamin Casavant, P.E.I. Rocket
Feb. 24 – Matt Caria, Plymouth Whalers
Feb. 17 – Jeff Skinner, Kitchener Rangers
Feb. 10 – Yannick Riendeau, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Feb. 3 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 27 – Paul Byron, Gatineau Olympiques
Jan. 20 – Brayden Schenn, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 13 – Steven Anthony, Saint John Sea Dogs
Jan. 6 – Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 16 – Robert Slaney, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Dec. 9 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Dec. 2 – Andrej Nestrasil, Victoriaville Tigres
Nov. 25 – Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 18 – Mathew Sisca, Niagara IceDogs
Nov. 11 – Yannick Riendeau, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Nov. 4 – Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 28 – Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 21 – Matthew Pistilli, Shawinigan Cataractes
Oct. 14 – Justin DiBenedetto, Sarnia Sting
Oct. 7 – Stefan Della Rovere, Barrie Colts
Sept. 30 – Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 23 – Michael Stinziani, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles