Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Jason Bast of the Moose Jaw Warriors is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 11. Bast recorded 12 points in four games scoring seven goals and five assists with an impressive plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Bast and the Warriors began a strong offensive week on Wednesday with a 9-6 win over the Regina Pats. Bast picked up two goals in the contest. On Friday night he scored one goal and added three assists as the game’s second star, earning his 200th career WHL point, despite the 7-6 loss to the Swift Current Broncos. Bast would finish the week with two straight first star performances including Saturday night with his second career hat-trick while adding an assist for a four-point game in a 6-3 win over the top-ranked Calgary Hitmen. He followed that up Sunday with the game-winning goal and an assist in the 4-2 win over the Kootenay Ice.
Bast, a 20-year-old forward from White City, SK, is in his fifth WHL season with the Warriors. He currently leads the league in scoring with a league-high 13 goals plus six assists for 19 points in 11 games for the Warriors who hold a 7-4-0-0 record with 14 points.
Also considered for the award this week was Tyler Seguin of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers. Seguin, who leads the OHL in scoring with 25 points in 10 games, had a five-point night Saturday in a 9-2 win over the Sudbury Wolves with a hat-trick and two assists as first star of the game. Randy Cameron of the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats was also nominated following his seven points in four games recording four goals and three assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-4.
2009-10 CHL Players of the Week
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 21 – 27: Jonathan Hazen, Val-d’Or Foreurs
Sept. 14 – 20: Luke Pither, Barrie Colts