The Canadian Hockey League’s Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 16
is forward Andre Martineau of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec
Major Junior Hockey League.
Martineau, 20, picked up four goals and six assists for 10 points in just
three games this past week to earn the weekly recognition. He becomes the
fifth QMJHL player in 10 weeks to get the nod as CHL Player of the Week and
was also selected as the QMJHL’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Goaltender Jean-Francois Racine of the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL
was the QMJHL’s Defensive Player of the Week. Forward Shawn Snider of the
Sudbury Wolves was the Ontario Hockey League’s Player of the Week, while
goaltender Josh Harding of the Regina Pats was the Western Hockey League
Player of the Week (see details below).
This is the final CHL Player of the Week selection for 2001. The next CHL
Player of the Week will be selected Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, along with the
CHL Player of the Month for December.
The CHL’s Player of the Week is announced in every Tuesday’s edition of the
CHL Daily News. The CHL Daily News is also posted each day at the league’s
official website, www.chl.ca. The CHL Player of the Month will be selected
each month from among the top monthly performers in the Ontario Hockey
League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.
CHL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Dec. 17 – Andre Martineau, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, QMJHL
Dec. 10 – Shawn Roed, Portland Winter Hawks, WHL
Dec. 3 – Andy Chiodo, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, OHL
Nov. 27 – Philippe Lacasse, Hull Olympiques, QMJHL
Nov. 20 – Yanick Lehoux, Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL
Nov. 13 – Marek Svatos, Kootenay Ice, WHL
Nov. 6 – Ales Hemsky, Hull Olympiques, QMJHL
Oct. 29 – Tomas Plihal, Kootenay Ice, WHL
Oct. 22 – Brad Boyes, Erie Otters, OHL
Oct. 15 – Jason King, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
CHL PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
November, 2001 – Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League.
October, 2001 – Nathan Robinson, Belleville Bulls, Ontario Hockey League.
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
There are two games in the WHL on Tuesday night as Calgary visits Medicine
Hat and Kelowna plays at Moose Jaw.
There were no games in the WHL on Monday night.
The WHL Player of the Week is goaltender Josh Harding of the Regina Pats for
the week ending Dec. 16. Harding appeared in three games this past week and
won them all while compiling a goals against average of 1.00 and a save
percentage of .949.
Harding opened the week by making 26 saves in Regina’s 3-1 win over the
visiting Brandon Wheat Kings. On Dec. 15, he recorded a shutout by making
just 11 saves in Regina’s 3-0 home ice win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
The next night, Harding made 19 saves during Regina’s 4-2 win over the
visiting Kelowna Rockets.
Harding, a 17-year-old Regina native, is eligible for the 2002 NHL Entry
Draft. He was also selected WHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov.
ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
There are no games in the OHL Tuesday night and there were no games
scheduled on Monday night.
The OHL Player of the Week for week ending Dec. 16 is Sudbury Wolves centre
Shawn Snider. The OHL veteran had four goals and two assists for six points
in three games this past week.
Snider, 20, had at least one point in all three Sudbury wins last week. The
20-year-old native of Fergus started the week with a goal during the Wolves’
5-3 home ice win over Barrie (5) on Dec. 14. He then had one goal and one
assist, including the game-winning goal, in a 5-0 win in Kingston the next
night. Finally on Dec. 16, Snider and the Wolves completed their big week
with a 4-3 overtime win over the Mississauga Ice Dogs. Snider had two goals,
including the game-winner again, in that victory.
Snider leads the Wolves with 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points in 33
games this season.
QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
There are three games in the QMJHL on Tuesday night. Acadie-Bathurst (1) is
at Chicoutimi, Moncton plays in Hull and Cape Breton travels to Val-d’Or.
There were no games in the QMJHL on Monday night.
The QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 16 is
forward Andre Martineau of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, who is also the
CHL’s Player of the Week. The QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week is
goaltender Jean-Francois Racine of the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
Martineau picked up 10 points in just three games this past week, with four
goals and six assists, while compiling a plus 4. On Dec. 11 he started the
week by scoring two goals and adding two assists in a 7-4 win over the
Victoriaville Tigres. On Dec. 14, he followed up that performance with a two
assist effort in a 6-3 win over the Quebec Remparts. The on Dec. 16, he
completed his big week with another four point game, this time scoring two
goals and two assists in a 6-3 win over Hull.
Martineau now has 15 goals and 26 assists so far this season. The
20-year-old was a second round draft pick in the QMJHL three years ago.
Racine was brilliant in three games this week. His week began on Dec. 11
with a 40-save performance in a 6-1 win over the Rouyn-Noranda and followed
that up with a 26-save effort, along with his first shutout of the season,
in a 5-0 win over Val-d’Or. On Dec. 15 he completed the week with 26 saves
in a 3-2 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes.
For the week Racine posted a 1.00 goals against average and a save
percentage of .968. For the season he has a 3.30 goals against average in 32
games and a save percentage of .893. Racine is a draft pick of the Toronto
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