Stingâs Alex Galchenyuk Named CHL Player of the Week Terry Wilson/OHL Images Sting’s Alex Galchenyuk Named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Montreal Canadiens prospect Alex Galchenyuk of the Sarnia Sting is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 16 after scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-6.


Galchenyuk’s week was highlighted by a five-point performance on Saturday night as first star of a 7-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs where he picked up his third career hat-trick scoring one shorthanded along with two assists.  One day earlier, Galchenyuk claimed second star honours with two goals and one assist in a 4-2 win over the Guelph Storm on Friday night. 


Galchenyuk, an 18-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is playing in his third OHL season with the Sting after being the top pick in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection.  Selected third overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Draft, Galchenyuk is second in OHL scoring with 61 points in 33 games.  He is currently attending Team USA’s National Junior Team Selection Camp for the upcoming World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.


Also considered for the award this week was former winner and QMJHL top scorer Josh Currie of the PEI Rocket who scored three goals and six assists for nine points in three games with an impressive plus-minus rating of plus-10.  In the WHL, Josh Nicholls of the Saskatoon Blades was also considered for scoring three goals and five assists for eight points in four games. 


2012-13 CHL Players of the Week:

Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia Sting

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

League Schedules
Saturday November 28
GUE 1 4 OTT Final
VAN at POR 6:00 EST
BAC 1 1 RIM 2nd - 20:00
MON 2 0 SHA 2nd - 17:00
SSM at ERIE 7:00 EST
MISS at HAM 7:00 EST
CHI at BLB 7:00 EST
FLNT at SBY 7:00 EST
QUE at CAP 11:00 EST
BAT at VDO 7:00 EST
LET at KTN 9:00 EST
KAM at PG 10:00 EST
REG at RD 9:00 EST
PA at SC 8:00 EST
OSH at PBO 7:05 EST
WSR at SAG 7:05 EST
EDM at SAS 8:05 EST
MJ at SEA 10:05 EST
TC at SPO 10:05 EST
KEL at VIC 10:05 EST
NIA at BAR 7:30 EST
LDN at OS 7:30 EST
BDN at MH 9:30 EST

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