Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Prince George Cougars defenceman Sena Acolatse is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 17. Acolatse had 11 points in three games scoring three goals and eight assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.
Acolatse’s week was highlighted with a five-point game on Saturday against the Kamloops Blazers where he scored two goals including the game-winner while adding three assists as second star of the 8-1 win. One night earlier he received first star honours with three assists in a 5-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday night. His week began on Thanksgiving Monday with a goal and two assists despite an 8-7 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Acolatse, a 19-year-old from Edmonton, Alberta, is playing in his fifth WHL season and was acquired by the Cougars from the Saskatoon Blades earlier this season. His 11 points have him ranked third in the WHL amongst defenceman.
Garrett Wilson of the Owen Sound Attack and Ondrej Palat of the Drummondville Voltigeurs were each considered for the award. Wilson led the OHL with seven goals in three games and added an assist for eight points, while Palat had six points in two games scoring three goals and three assists.
Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Sena Acolatse, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Brandon Hynes, Victoriaville Tigres
Sept. 23 – Sept. 26: Alex Aleardi, Plymouth Whalers