Freddie Hamilton named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Freddie Hamilton of the Niagara IceDogs is the CHL Player of the Week after scoring three goals and three assists for six points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-4 for the playoff week ending April 15.

Hamilton recorded a career playoff-high five points last Tuesday night in Game 3 of the OHL’s Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Brampton Battalion scoring a hat-trick and two assists as first star of the 6-3 victory.  He added an assist on Thursday as part of the 3-1 win in the Game 4 series-clinching victory advancing the IceDogs to the Conference Finals for the second straight season.

Hamilton, a 20-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season with the IceDogs.  This season the San Jose Sharks prospect and member of Canada’s National Junior Team recorded a career-high 86 points in 61 games, and currently has four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 10 playoff games.

Also considered for the award this week was Brendan Ranford of the Kamloops Blazers who scored three goals and three assists for six points in three games against the Portland Winterhawks, while Alex Belzile of the Rimouski Oceanic scored three goals and five assists for eight points in four games against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

2011-12 CHL Playoff Players of the Week:


Apr. 9 – Apr. 15: Freddie Hamilton, Niagara IceDogs

Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Zack Phillips, Saint John Sea Dogs

Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Stefan Noesen, Plymouth Whalers

Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Charlie Coyle, Saint John Sea Dogs


2011-12 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:

Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres

Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers

Feb. 27 – Mar. 4: Michael Sgarbossa, Sudbury Wolves

Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City Americans

Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Michael Ferland, Brandon Wheat Kings

Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Cameron Brace, Owen Sound Attack

Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres

Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders

Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings

Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Guillaume Asselin, Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Dalton Thrower, Saskatoon Blades

Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Alexandre Mallet, Rimouski Oceanic

Dec, 5 – Dec. 11: Yanni Gourde, Victoriaville Tigres

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals

Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks

Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alex Saulnier, Moncton Wildcats

Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Ryan Spooner, Kingston Frontenacs

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John Sea Dogs

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts