Tavares named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Oshawa Generals forward John Tavares is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 14, 2007. Tavares recorded four goals and three assists for seven points in two games, leading the Generals to two consecutive victories last week.

On Friday, October 12th, Tavares scored one goal and added an assist for two points in a 9-2 victory over the visiting Erie Otters. On Sunday, October 14th, Tavares recorded three goals and two assists for five points leading the Generals to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Kingston Frontenacs. Tavares was named the games first star for his efforts.

Tavares currently leads the OHL in scoring with 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points in eight games. This is the second time this season that Tavares has received the CHL Player of the Week Honours.

Tavares, a 17 year-old native of Oakville, Ontario was awarded the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player last season. Tavares registered 72 goals and 62 assists for 134 points in 67 games.

Jean-Simon Allard of the St. John’s Fog Devils was the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League nominee after recording four goals and four assists for eight points in four games. Tyler Ennis of the Medicine Hat Tigers was the Western Hockey League nominee after scoring three goals and five assists for eight points in four games.

2007-08 CHL Player of the Week

Sept. 23 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Sept. 30 – Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs
Oct. 7 – Tyler Dittmer, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 14 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals