Spitfires’ Kerby Rychel Named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2013 NHL Draft prospect Kerby Rychel of the Windsor Spitfires is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 10 after scoring three goals and seven assists for 10 points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-1.


Rychel collected a career-high six points last Thursday night including his 30th goal of the season along with five assists as third star of a 9-4 win over the Peterborough Petes.  On Saturday he scored once with two assists despite an 8-5 loss to the Ottawa 67’s, then extended his season-high point-streak to seven games Sunday scoring one goal in a 3-1 loss to the Kingston Frontenacs.


Rychel, an 18-year-old from Tecumseh, ON, is playing in his third OHL season.  Tied for ninth in league scoring with 66 points in 54 games, Rychel was recently ranked 18th among North American Skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2013 NHL Draft.


Also considered for the award this week was Peter Trainor of the Rimouski Oceanic, and Brenden Walker of the Saskatoon Blades.  Both players recorded nine points by scoring four goals and five assists with Trainor doing so in three games and Walker in four games all of which were victories for the Blades.


2012-13 CHL Players of the Week:

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Kerby Rychel, Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers

Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dmitrij Jaskin, Moncton Wildcats

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Alex Gogolev, Victoria Royals

Jan. 7 – Jan 13: Valentin Zykov, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Zach O’Brien, Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Anton Zlobin, Val-d’Or Foreurs

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia Sting

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Josh Currie, PEI Rocket

Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Scott Kosmachuk, Guelph Storm

Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Raphaël Bussières, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 : Philippe Maillet, Victoriaville Tigres

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 : Brett Ritchie, Niagara IceDogs

Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Curtis Valk, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Hunter Garlent, Guelph Storm

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers

Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Jean-Sébastien Dea, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Jonathan Drouin, Halifax Mooseheads

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