Taylor Beck Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Taylor Beck of the Guelph Storm is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 27.  Beck picked up 13 points in four games scoring four goals and nine assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

Beck began his week with a career-high six-point game last Monday scoring two goals including the game-winner and adding four assists as first star of a 10-4 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.  He picked up first star honours again on Friday when he registered a five-point game with two goals and three assists in a 7-4 win over the Barrie Colts.  Although he was held scoreless on Saturday night in a 4-3 loss to the Owen Sound Attack, Beck grabbed two assists on Sunday to help lift the Storm to a 4-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs.

Beck, a 19-year-old from Niagara Falls, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the Storm.  His 38 goals and 47 assists for 85 points in 55 games have him ranked sixth in OHL scoring.  He was selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.

Gabriel Lévesque of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan was also considered for the award with 11 points in three games scoring once and adding 10 assists.  Brendan Gallagher of the Vancouver Giants scored five goals and five assists for 10 points in three games.

2010-11 CHL Players of the Week:

Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm

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