Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Tye McGinn of the Gatineau Olympiques is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 13. McGinn produced seven points in two games including five goals and two assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
McGinn’s week was highlighted by a five-point performance with four goals in an 8-5 win over the Lewiston MAINEiacs on Sunday. He was named the game’s first star netting three straight goals including the game-winner in a span of 2:37 to start the third period to lift the Olympiques’ to the win and to give him 30 goals in a season for the first time in his career. McGinn also scored a goal and an assist on Friday night as part of a 6-3 win over the MAINEiacs.
McGinn, a 20-year-old from Fergus, ON, is playing in his third QMJHL season with the Olympiques. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers and has a career-high 63 points in 41 games so far this season.
2011 NHL Entry Draft prospect Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels was also considered for the award after scoring five goals and seven assists for 12 points in four games. New York Rangers prospect Christian Thomas of the Oshawa Generals led the OHL with nine points in three games scoring six goals including his 50th of the year while adding three assists.
2010-11 CHL Players of the Week:
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Tye McGinn, Gatineau Olympiques
Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: Nino Niederreiter, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm
Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Quinton Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: Cody Lindsay, Ottawa 67’s
Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: Sean Couturier, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Jan. 3 – Jan. 9: Zach O’Brien, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Jonathan Parker, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Cody Eakin, Swift Current Broncos
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Charles Hudon, Chicoutimi Saguenéens
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Zack Phillips, Saint John Sea Dogs
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Brendan Ranford, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Andrej Kudrna, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Michaël Bournival, Shawinigan Cataractes
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