Michael Grabner Named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League announced today that Michael Grabner of the Spokane Chiefs is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday February 18, 2007 after scoring six goals in three games.

Grabner started the week by scoring a pair of goals in a 4-3 win over the Kamloops Blazers on February 14. He added a hat trick in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds on February 16 and wrapped up the week with a powerplay goal in a 6-3 loss to the Kootenay Ice on February 17. Grabner, a 19-year-old native of Villach, Austria, leads the Chiefs with 32 goals this season. He also has 12 assists for 44 points in 47 games.

Andrew Loverock of the Mississauga IceDogs was the OHL nominee after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a 1.33 goals against average and .962 save percentage.

David Desharnais of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens was the QMJHL nominee after scoring two goals and four assists in two games.

2006-07 CHL Players of the Week

Oct 2 – Daniel Ryder, Peterborough Petes
Oct 9 – Ben Maxwell, Kootenay Ice
Oct 17 – Brent Aubin, Quebec Remparts
Oct. 24 – Justin Donati, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors
Oct. 31 – Francois Bouchard, Baie Comeau Drakkar
Nov. 7 – Jordan Owens, Mississauga IceDogs
Nov. 14 – Thomas Beauregard, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Nov. 21 – Bryan Little, Barrie Colts
Nov. 28 – Dustin Jeffrey, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Dec. 5 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Dec. 12 – Thomas Beauregard, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Dec. 19 – David Desharnais, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Jan. 2 – Reid Jorgensen, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 9 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 16 – Benoit Doucet, Victoriaville Tigres
Jan. 23 – Dale Mitchell, Oshawa Generals
Jan. 30 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Feb. 5 – Mitch Fadden, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 12 – Patrick Kane, London Knights
Feb. 19 – Michael Grabner, Spokane Chiefs