Sven Bartschi Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2011 NHL Entry Draft prospect Sven Bartschi of the Portland Winterhawks is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 8.  In three games Bartschi scored five goals and two assists for seven points with a plus-minus rating of plus-2. 

Bartschi led the Portland WInterhawks to the WHL Championship Series scoring a goal and two assists last Monday in Game six of the WHL’s Western Conference Finals defeating the Spokane Chiefs 6-3.  Facing the Kootenay Ice in the Championship Series, Bartschi scored twice and was named first star of the 4-3 overtime win in Game one on Friday, and then added another two goals on Saturday in Game two despite a 7-5 loss.  Game three of the series takes place Tuesday night in Kootenay tied 1-1. 

Bartschi, a 17-year-old from Langenthal, Switzerland, is playing in his first WHL season and is ranked seventh overall by NHL Central Scouting for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  He is currently tied for second in WHL playoff scoring with 25 points in 18 games.

Justin Shugg of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors was also considered after scoring three goals and three assists for six points in four games of the eams/ohl” id=”HFlink” class=”HFlinkstyle”>OHL Championship Series against the Owen Sound Attack.  In the QMJHL, Hubert Labrie has scored two goals and one assist for the Gatineau Olympiques in three games. 

2010-11 CHL Playoff Players of the Week:

May 2 – May 8: Sven Bartschi, Portland Winterhawks

Apr. 25 – May 1: Max Reinhart, Kootenay Ice

Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound Attack

Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Gatineau Olympiques

Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers

Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Quebec Remparts

Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Zack Phillips, Saint John Sea Dogs

2010-11 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:

Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s

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