Petes’ Matt Puempel Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie forward Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes is the CHL Player of the Week to close out the regular season for the week ending March 14.  Puempel is the second straight Pete to claim this award recording eight points in two games with four goals and four assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Puempel put together the best game of his young career Saturday night with an incredible six-point performance scoring a hat-trick and adding three assists in a 10-3 win over the Oshawa Generals.  He collected his 33rd goal of the season and was named first star of the game while becoming the youngest player in Petes’ history to score 33 goals in a season.  Earlier in the week, Puempel scored a goal and an assist as part of a 4-1 win over the Sudbury Wolves. 

Puempel, a 17-year-old from Essex, ON, led all OHL rookies in scoring with 33 goals and 31 assists for 64 points in 59 games.  He was also named the OHL’s Rookie of the Month for January and February and helped push the Petes into sixth place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference Standings. 

David Gilbert of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan received consideration for the award scoring five goals and two assists for seven points in three games highlighted by a hat-trick performance Friday night in a 6-4 win over the Halifax Mooseheads.  _calvert” id=”HFlink” class=”HFlinkstyle”>Matt Calvert of the Brandon Wheat Kings was also considered after scoring five goals and six assists for 11 points in three games with his top performance played last Wednesday with two goals and three assists in an 8-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. 

2009-10 CHL Players of the Week
Mar. 8 – Mar. 14: Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes
Mar. 1 – Mar. 7: Austin Watson, Peterborough Petes
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Michael Stickland, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Luke Adam, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Michael Bournival, Shawinigan Cataractes
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Mikhail Stefanovich, Quebec Remparts
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Tyler Seguin, Plymouth Whalers
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3: Tye McGinn, Gatineau Olympiques
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Quebec Remparts
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Johnny Lazo, Tri-City Americans
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Philippe Cornet, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Trevor Parkes, Montreal Juniors
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tomas Kubalik, Victoriaville Tigres
Oct. 19 – 25: Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Oct. 12 – 18: Mark Isherwood, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 5 – 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 21 – 27: Jonathan Hazen, Val-d’Or Foreurs
Sept. 14 – 20: Luke Pither, Barrie Colts