Broncos’ Glenn Gawdin named CHL Player of the Week

Robert Murray/WHL


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Calgary Flames prospect Glenn Gawdin of the Swift Current Broncos is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending May 13 scoring five goals and one assist for six points in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Gawdin led the Broncos to victory in the Rogers WHL Championship Series hoisting the Ed Chynoweth Cup on home ice following a six-game win over the Everett Silvertips.  His performance during the final week included a Game 3 hat-trick on Tuesday night as first star of a 3-2 overtime decision that gave the Broncos a 2-1 series edge.  Swift Current would win Game 4 by a 1-0 score on Wednesday, but a two-goal effort from the captain and second star honours in Friday’s Game 5 fell short in the 6-3 setback to Everett.  With a chance to wrap things up at home in Sunday’s Game 6, the Broncos delivered a 3-0 win with Gawdin tallying an assist as first star followed by WHL Playoff MVP accolades in the club’s first championship title since 1993.  The Broncos have advanced to the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup and hit the ice on Saturday against the QMJHL champion Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

A 21-year-old from Richmond, BC, Gawdin spent his entire five-year WHL career with the Broncos after being selected by the club in the first round of the 2012 Bantam Draft.  He led the team in playoff scoring with 32 points in 24 games notching 14 goals and 18 assists after setting career-highs during regular season play with 56 goals and 69 assists for 125 points in 67 games.  Gawdin signed an entry-level contract with the Flames as a Free Agent in November, 2017.

Also considered for the award this week was Brandon Saigeon of the Robertson Cup champion Hamilton Bulldogs scoring four goals and two assists for six points in four games against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Rogers OHL Championship Series.  President Cup champion Samuel L’Italien of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan scored three goals and one assist for four points in the final four games against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the Rogers QMJHL Championship Series. 

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
May 7 – May 13: Glenn Gawdin (Swift Current Broncos)
Apr. 30 – May 6: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Apr. 23 – Apr. 29: Brad Morrison (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Apr. 16 – Apr. 22: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Apr. 9 – Apr. 15: Jake Bean (Tri-City Americans)
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)

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