Canadian Hockey League News and Notes

By HF Staff

The Canadian Hockey League Player of the Month for November is forward
Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League.

Bouchard, a centre, turned in a spectacular month for Chicoutimi while
appearing in 11 games. Bouchard fired 12 goals and added 16 assists for a
total of 28 points in those 11 games, while also posting a plus 11. Bouchard
was also selected the QMJHL Offensive Player of the Month.

Bouchard becomes the second winner of the CHL Player of the Month Award.
October’s winner was forward Nathan Robinson of the Belleville Bulls of the
Ontario Hockey League. The three CHL leagues – the Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League – all
select Players of the Month and starting last month, the CHL then selects a
CHL Player of the Month from among the leagues’ nominees. The CHL also
selects a Player of the Week from among the three leagues’ nominees every
Tuesday.

Goaltender Adam Russo of the Acadie-Bathurst Titian was the QMJHL Defensive
Player of the Month after winning all nine games he started in November
while posting a 2.32 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.

The OHL’s Molson Player of the Month was forward Darryl Bootland of the
Toronto St. Michael’s Majors. Bootland scored 12 goals and added 11 assists
for 23 points in 13 games to help the Majors post a 7-2-4-0 record for the
month. The OHL Goaltender of the Month was David Chant of the Barrie Colts.
He posted a 7-2-2 record, along with a 2.24 goals against average and a .928
save percentage in 11 games.

The WHL selects two Players of the Month, one for each conference. November’
s winners were rookie goaltender Josh Harding of the Regina Pats (Eastern
Conference) and goaltender Jason Stone of the Kelowna Rockets (Western
Conference).

Harding posted a goals against average of 1.70 and a .934 save percentage in
eight games in November, while posting a 7-1-0 record. Stone also posted a
1.70 goals against average in 10 games, along with two shutouts and a .928
save percentage. His record was 7-1-1.

2001-2002 CHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH WINNERS

NOVEMBER, 2001 – Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League

OCTOBER, 2001 – Nathan Robinson, Belleville Bulls, Ontario Hockey League

2002 HERSHEY CUP ALL-STAR SERIES

The 2002 Hershey Cup for the CHL All-Star Series takes place next month
featuring all-star teams from the Western Hockey League, the Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League.

The inter-locking series of games take place this year in Ottawa, Ontario on
January 16, 2002 (QMJHL Lebel Conference All-Stars vs. OHL East); in Red
Deer, Alberta on January 23, 2002 (OHL West vs. WHL East) and in Rimouski,
Quebec on February 6, 2002 (QMJHL Dilio Conference vs. WHL West). The CHL
league with the most wins from the three game challenge series will claim
the second Hershey Cup, with the QMJHL stars winning last year’s inaugural
event.

The CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game will take place this year in
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 31, 2002 and will feature the top 40
prospects from the next NHL Entry Draft.

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE

There are no games in the WHL on Thursday night.

On Wednesday night in the WHL, Regina blanked Red Deer (4) 2-0, Spokane
edged Kootenay 3-2, Vancouver got by Medicine Hat 6-4, Prince Albert beat
Calgary 7-4, Seattle stopped Tri-City 7-4, Prince George (6) doubled
Portland 4-2 and Swift Current defeated Moose Jaw 3-1.

Matt Hubbauer scored both goals for the Pats in their win, while Josh
Harding stopped 29 shots to pick up the shutout. Cam Ward also made 29 saves
for the slumping Rebels. At Spokane, Jordan Clarke’s first goal of the
season turned out to be the game-winner while Brad Schell added two assists
for the winners. Barry Brust was sharp in goal for Portland, with the Ice
out-shooting Spokane 34-17.

Jeremy Jackson scored a pair of goals for Vancouver in its win over Medicine
Hat, while Darren Lynch added one goal and one assist, including the
game-clinching goal into an empty net. Joffrey Lupul had two goals in a
losing cause for Medicine Hat, as Giants’ goalie Brett Jaeger made 36 saves.
At Prince Albert, Greg Watson and Mike Wirll both had two goals and two
assists to lead Prince Albert to its win. Tyler Beechey had one goal and one
assist for the losers.

At Tri-City, Tyler Metcalfe had a pair of goals for Seattle in its win. Ben
Kilgour scored a pair of goals for the losers, while Eric Johansson added
one goal and one assist. Nick Pannoni made 35 saves in goal for the winners.
At Prince George, Aaron Foster scored twice and added one assist to lead the
home side. John Filewich added a pair of assists for the winners, who
out-shot Portland 54-37, including 33-14 in the first period, before 4,677
fans.

At Swift Current, Jason Jaffray scored a pair of goals in the second period
to spark the home side while Todd Ford made 17 saves in goal.

ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE

There are two games on the Thursday night OHL schedule. Belleville is in
Peterborough (9) while London travels to Sarnia.

In the OHL on Wednesday night, Belleville defeated Brampton 6-4, Owen Sound
blanked Plymouth (2) 5-0 and Sault Ste. Marie beat Sudbury 6-2.

At Belleville, OHL scoring leader Nathan Robinson had two goals and one
assist to lead the Bulls to their win, while Matthew Stajan added one goal
and one assist. Sebastien Savage scored a pair of goals for the losers in a
game that featured eight goals, four by each team, in the third period.

At Owen Sound, Justin Day made 17 saves as the Attack upset the number two
ranked Whalers 5-0. Kyle McAllister scored a pair of goals and added an
assist for the winners, who out-shot Plymouth 34-17.

At Sault Ste. Marie, the Greyhounds got one goal and one assist each from
Mike Nelson, Jeff Carter and Jeff Richards to defeat the Wolves. Ray Emery
made 30 saves in goal for the winners, while Shawn Snider had one goal and
one assist for the Wolves.

Be sure and check the Memorial Cup tracker section at www.chl.ca for the
latest on the race to host this year’s 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup. It’s
updated every Monday.

QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

There is just one game in the QMJHL Thursday night as Moncton plays at
Drummondville.

In the QMJHL Wednesday night, Halifax defeated Chicoutimi 7-3, Cape Breton
beat Sherbrooke 3-1 and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan (1) ran its unbeaten
streak to 17 games with a 5-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda.

Sergei Klyazmin had two goals and one assist for the Mooseheads in their win
at Chicoutimi. Bruce Gillis added a pair of goals for the winners, while
Dany Dallaire made 37 saves in goal. CHL Player of the Month for December
Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau both had one goal and
one assist for the losers.

At Sherbrooke, Dominic Noel had one goal and one assist while Mathieu Dumas
added a pair of assists to lead Cape Breton to its win. Daniel Boisclair
made 27 saves in goal for the winners while Dany Roussin had the lone
Sherbrooke goal.

At Acadie-Bathurst, Jonathan Ferland had two goals and one assist and Tyler
Reid added one goal and one assist to lead the Titan to victory, stretching
Acadie-Bathurst’s unbeaten streak to 17 games, the longest unbeaten streak
in the CHL this year. Marc-Andre Binette scored one of the goals for
Rouyn-Noranda, the 100th of his QMJHL career.

For complete QMJHL statistics and standings, visit the official QMJHL site.