In addition to being named the Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week, Kootenay defenseman Brayden McNabb has also been named the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 20th.
McNabb led the Ice to a perfect 3-0-0-0 record on the week beginning with a 6-4 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday night. McNabb was named third star of the game with a goal and two assists in the contest. The Ice wrapped up the week with a home-and-home series against the Lethbridge Hurricanes with McNabb scoring a goal and an assist in the 8-2 road win on Friday night before scoring a career-high four points at home on Saturday with a goal and three assists as second star of the 6-1 win.
McNabb, an 18-year-old from Davidson, SK, is playing in his third full WHL season with the Ice. Selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, McNabb currently ranks fifth amongst WHL defencemen with 35 points in 29 games.
Mathew Sisca of the OHL’ Guelph Storm scored five goals in two games to receive consideration for the award this week. His top performance was a four-goal game Saturday as first star of a 4-3 win over the Plymouth Whalers. Also considered was Gabriel Dumont of the Drummondville Voltigeurs for scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in three games while recording an impressive plus-minus rating of plus-7.
2009-10 CHL Players of the Week
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Quebec Remparts
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Johnny Lazo, Tri-City Americans
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Philippe Cornet, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Trevor Parkes, Montreal Juniors
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tomas Kubalik, Victoriaville Tigres
Oct. 19 – 25: Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires
Oct. 12 – 18: Mark Isherwood, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 5 – 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 21 – 27: Jonathan Hazen, Val-d’Or Foreurs
Sept. 14 – 20: Luke Pither, Barrie Colts