Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jaimen Yakubowski of the Lethbridge Hurricanes is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 9 after scoring six goals and three assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Yakubowski claims the award after receiving back-to-back WHL Player of the Week honours. His week was highlighted by an impressive five-goal performance where he was named first star despite an 8-7 shootout loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday night. He also led the Hurricanes to a pair of victories with multi-point efforts including Wednesday night against the Edmonton Oil Kings where he picked up two assists as second star of the 6-2 win, and on Saturday against the Kootenay Ice where he scored once and added an assist as second star of the 6-1 win.
Yakubowski, an 18-year-old from Dalmeny, SK, is playing in his second full WHL season with the Hurricanes. In 35 games so far this season, he ranks 29th in WHL scoring with 19 goals and 13 assists for 32 points.
Also considered for the award this week was Phillip Danault of the Victoriaville Tigres who scored one goal and seven assists for eight points in two games, and defenceman Ryan O’Connor of the Barrie Colts who scored four goals and three assists for seven points in two games.
2012-13 CHL Players of the Week:
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