Rocketâs Josh Currie Named CHL Player of the Week Rocket’s Josh Currie Named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that top QMJHL scorer Josh Currie of the PEI Rocket is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 2 after scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in four games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.


After being held pointless in a 5-1 loss to the Drummondville Voltigeurs last Tuesday, Currie’s offense kicked into gear on Wednesday night when he was named first star of a 5-3 victory over the Quebec Remparts scoring twice including one shorthanded marker while adding one assist.  He picked up a goal and an assist on Saturday at home in a 4-1 win over the Victoriaville Tigres, then wrapped up the week with three points Sunday in a 4-3 shootout win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.  Helping the Rocket win their third straight game, Currie scored twice against the Screaming Eagles including his league-high 26th goal of the season and also added an assist before scoring the shootout winner as first star of the game. 


Currie, a 20-year-old from Charlottetown, PEI, is playing in his fourth QMJHL season for his hometown Rocket.  The overage forward is already having the best offensive season of his career leading the QMJHL with 51 points in 28 games.


Also considered for the award this week was Charles Sarault of the Sarnia Sting who scored two goals and six assists for eight points in three games, and Jaimen Yakubowski of the Lethbridge Hurricanes who scored five goals and three assists for eight points in four games. 


2012-13 CHL Players of the Week:

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

League Schedules
Friday November 21
SHA at SNB 6:30 EST
OS at KGN 7:00 EST
QUE at SHE 7:00 EST
GAT at BLB 7:00 EST
ERIE at SAR 7:05 EST
NIA at SAG 7:11 EST
PLY at GUE 7:30 EST
WSR at KIT 7:30 EST
MISS at LDN 7:30 EST
SSM at OTT 7:30 EST
NB at SBY 7:30 EST
VDO at BAC 7:30 EST
ROU at DRU 7:30 EST
CAP at VIC 7:30 EST
BELV at OSH 7:35 EST
SC at PA 8:00 EST
EDM at BDN 8:30 EST
MJ at CAL 9:00 EST
LET at KTN 9:00 EST
MH at RD 9:00 EST
PG at KAM 10:00 EST
POR at KEL 10:05 EST
EVT at VIC 10:05 EST
REG at VAN 10:30 EST
SPO at SEA 10:35 EST

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