Mark Stone named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Mark Stone of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 21.  Stone tallied 13 points in three games including four goals and nine assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

Stone hit the ice last Tuesday night with the best game of his WHL career scoring two goals and adding four assists for six points as first star of a 7-4 win over the WHL’s top team the Saskatoon Blades.  He followed that up with three points on Friday night including a goal and two assists as part of a 10-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos in the first half of a home-and-home series.  Stone picked up four points on Saturday to wrap up his week and the series against the Broncos with a 6-5 win where he was named first star with a goal and three assists to extend his point streak to 11 straight games.

Stone, an 18-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is playing in his third full season with the Wheat Kings.  Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Stone currently sits third in WHL scoring with 86 points in 60 games.

2011 NHL Entry Draft prospect Sean Couturier of the Drummondville Voltigeurs was also considered for the award after scoring five goals in two games.  Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Greg McKegg of the Erie Otters was nominated from the OHL for the third time this season after scoring four goals and four assists for eight points in three games.

2010-11 CHL Players of the Week:

Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings

Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Quinton Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors

Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels

Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: Cody Lindsay, Ottawa 67’s

Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs

Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: Sean Couturier, Drummondville Voltigeurs

Jan. 3 – Jan. 9: Zach O’Brien, Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack

Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Jonathan Parker, Prince Albert Raiders

Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Cody Eakin, Swift Current Broncos

Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Charles Hudon, Chicoutimi Saguenéens

Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Zack Phillips, Saint John Sea Dogs

Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals

Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Brendan Ranford, Kamloops Blazers

Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers

Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Andrej Kudrna, Red Deer Rebels

Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Michaël Bournival, Shawinigan Cataractes

Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Sena Acolatse, Prince George Cougars

Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs

Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Brandon Hynes, Victoriaville Tigres

Sept. 23 – Sept. 26: Alex Aleardi, Plymouth Whalers