Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Cameron Brace of the Owen Sound Attack is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 12 after scoring nine points in three games with four goals and five assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-6.
Brace had the best performance of his career and one of the best in Attack franchise history on Saturday when he tied a team-record with seven-points scoring four goals and three assists as first star of a 12-0 win over the Peterborough Petes. The last Owen Sound player to record seven points in a game was Jim Ensom back in 1996. Brace’s week also included a two-assist effort on Thursday night in a 4-2 win over the Brampton Battalion after being held without a point on Wednesday in a 2-1 shootout win over the Erie Otters.
Brace, an 18-year-old from Markham, ON, is playing in his second full season with the defending OHL champion Attack. He has a career-high 22 goals and 23 assists for 45 points in 54 games so far this season.
Also considered for the award this week was Brendan Ranford of the Kamloops Blazers and Jonathan Huberdeau of the Saint John Sea Dogs. Ranford scored three goals and five assists for eight points in three games, while Huberdeau scored four goals and two assists for six points in two games.
2011-12 CHL Players of the Week:
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Cameron Brace, Owen Sound Attack
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Guillaume Asselin, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Dalton Thrower, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Alexandre Mallet, Rimouski Oceanic
Dec, 5 – Dec. 11: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alex Saulnier, Moncton Wildcats
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Ryan Spooner, Kingston Frontenacs
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John Sea Dogs
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts