Tye McGinn Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

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