IceDogsâ Brett Ritchie Named CHL Player of the Week Terry Wilson / OHL Images IceDogs’ Brett Ritchie Named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Brett Ritchie of the Niagara IceDogs is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 4 after recording 13 points in three games including an impressive 10 goals with three assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-7.


Ritchie became the first player in IceDogs’ franchise history to record back-to-back hat-tricks and pushed the record even further by tallying four then five goals in those games.  His four-goal game was part of a career-high six-point night on Saturday where he was named first star of a 9-4 win over the Guelph Storm, followed one day later by his five-goal game as first star of a 6-4 win over the Peterborough Petes.  Both the six-points and five-goals matched franchise single game records.  Ritchie began the week with a goal and an assist as part of a 2-0 win over the Kitchener Rangers on Thursday. 


Ritchie, a 19-year-old from Orangeville, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season and was selected in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.  Third in OHL scoring with 29 points in 19 games, Ritchie will compete in the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series with Team OHL on Thursday November 8 in Guelph. 


Also considered for the award this week was Josh Currie of the PEI Rocket who scored one goal and six assists for seven points in three games, and Justin Feser of the Tri-City Americans who scored five goals and three assists for eight points in three games.


2012-13 CHL Players of the Week:

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

League Schedules
Saturday February 6
ROU 0 0 BAC Postponed
VDO 5 4 BLB 3rd - 13:16
RIM 0 2 SHE 3rd - 9:38
EDM at KAM 8:00 EST
SHA 0 0 CAP 1st - 19:45
CHA 0 0 HAL 1st - 19:27
VIC 0 0 SNB 1st - 19:50
KGN at HAM 7:00 EST
NB at NIA 7:00 EST
LET at KTN 9:00 EST
VIC at POR 10:00 EST
MJ at RD 9:00 EST
PG at REG 8:00 EST
OTT at PBO 7:05 EST
SBY at SAG 7:05 EST
ERIE at WSR 7:05 EST
CAL at KEL 10:05 EST
SC at SAS 8:05 EST
EVT at SEA 10:05 EST
SPO at TC 10:05 EST
MISS at BAR 7:30 EST
KIT at FLNT 7:30 EST
GUE at OS 7:30 EST
MH at BDN 8:30 EST

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