Islanders’ Pascal Aquin named CHL Player of the Week


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Pascal Aquin of the Charlottetown Islanders is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 8 scoring six goals and one assist for seven points in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.

Aquin was instrumental in the Islanders first round QMJHL Playoffs victory against the Quebec Remparts and has continued his strong play into second round action against the Halifax Mooseheads.  After the Remparts evened the series with a 5-2 win last Monday, the Islanders faced the challenge of a Game 7 on the road Tuesday night.  Aquin delivered a masterful performance with four goals including the game’s opening tally plus three markers in the final frame to earn first star honours in the 8-3 victory.  The momentum continued to Halifax where the ninth place Islanders have opened Quarter-Final action with two road wins over the fourth place Mooseheads.  Aquin scored the overtime winner in Friday’s 4-3 victory in Game 1 to earn third star honours, then scored a goal and an assist and was named second star in Saturday’s 7-4 triumph in Game 2.  The series continues Tuesday and Wednesday night back in Charlottetown.

A 20-year-old from Le Gardeur, Quebec, Aquin is playing in his fourth QMJHL season and second with the Islanders where he scored a career-high 24 goals and 19 assists for 43 points in 59 regular season games before adding eight goals and three assists for 11 points in nine playoff contests to date.  He was originally chosen in the fifth round of the QMJHL Entry Draft by the Gatineau Olympiques then played two full seasons with the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Also considered for the award this week was Detroit Red Wings prospect Michael Rasmussen of the Tri-City Americans who scored four goals and three assists in two games of their second round series against the Victoria Royals, and 2018 NHL Draft prospect Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts who scored three goals and one assist for four points in three games against the Kingston Frontenacs.

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8: Pascal Aquin (Charlottetown Islanders)
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1: Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Brad Morrison (Lethbridge Hurricanes)

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Ty Ronning (Vancouver Giants)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Peter Abbandonato (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: Ivan Kosorenkov (Victoriaville Tigres)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Alex Barré-Boulet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Aleksi Heponiemi (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Albert Michnac (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Aaron Luchuk (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Drake Batherson (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen (Swift Current Broncos)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)

More News
Kia CHL Top 10 Spotlight: Everett Silvertips
9 hours ago
Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings - Dec. 12/2018
14 hours ago
#CIBCShowdown: Week ending Dec. 9/2018
21 hours ago
Drakkar’s Ivan Chekhovich named CHL Player of the Week
2 days ago
Silvertips’ Dustin Wolf named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
2 days ago
Sportsnet CHL Saturday Showcase: Rimouski at Sherbrooke
5 days ago