AMS' FESER NAMED CHL PLAYER OF THE WEEKFeb 27, 2013 - 06:27 PST
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Justin Feser of the Tri-City Americans is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 24 after recording 13 points in three games including six goals and seven assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.
Feser led the Americans to three straight victories and was named first star of all three games beginning last Tuesday night when he recorded his third hat-trick of the season including the game-winner plus an assist in a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Giants. On Friday night he scored two goals and two assists in a 6-2 win over the Everett Silvertips, then wrapped up the week on Saturday recording his first career five-point game with a goal and four assists in an 8-1 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Feser, a 20-year-old from Red Deer, AB, is playing in his fifth WHL season with the Americans and is currently fifth in league scoring with 92 points scoring 38 goals with 54 assists. On Tuesday night, Feser tied a WHL record by playing in his 311th consecutive game equaling Dwayne Newman of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Victoria Cougars from 1988-92.
Also considered for the award this week was 2013 NHL Draft prospect Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads who picked up 11 points with two goals and nine assists in three games, and Anaheim Ducks prospect Rickard Rakell of the Plymouth Whalers who scored six goals and three assists for nine points in three games.
2012-13 CHL Players of the Week:
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Nikita Kucherov, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Kerby Rychel, Windsor Spitfires
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dmitrij Jaskin, Moncton Wildcats
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Alex Gogolev, Victoria Royals
Jan. 7 – Jan 13: Valentin Zykov, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Zach O’Brien, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Anton Zlobin, Val-d’Or Foreurs
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