Greyhounds’ Boris Katchouk named CHL Player of the Week


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Boris Katchouk of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 22 with eight points in three games including five goals and three assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-8.

Katchouk made an impact in two different OHL playoff matchups last week including a Game 7 victory over the Owen Sound Attack in the second round and in two wins to open the league’s Western Conference Championship Series against the Kitchener Rangers.  The Greyhounds were able to prevail in a wild series deciding game last Tuesday night on home ice with Katchouk delivering the best playoff performance of his career scoring a hat-trick plus an assist as first star of the 9-7 win over the Attack.  In the West Final he contributed an assist in Friday’s 3-2 opener, then scored two goals and an assist on Saturday in Game 2 earning first star honours in the 4-2 decision.  Following a 3-0 loss on Monday the Greyhounds now hold a 2-1 series lead against the Rangers in the battle for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy.

A 19-year-old from Waterloo, Ont., Katchouk leads the OHL in playoff scoring with 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points in 13 games.  Originally chosen by the club in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, the four-year Greyhound produced career-high offensive numbers in 2017-18 including 42 goals and 43 assists for 85 points in 58 games.  He was selected by the Lightning in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft and won gold with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Also considered for the award this week was Anaheim Ducks prospect Antoine Morand of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan who scored four goals and one assist for five points in two games against the Victoriaville Tigres in the QMJHL Semi-Finals.  In the WHL, Florida Panthers prospect Aleksi Heponiemi of the Swift Current Broncos scored two goals and four assists for six points in three games which included a Game 7 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in second round action and two Eastern Conference Final victories against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

2017-18 CHL Players of the Week – Playoffs:
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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