IHL Weekly Honors For Week Seven
November 30, 2009 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) News Release
ROCHESTER, MI--- The International Hockey League (IHL) announced Monday that Muskegon right wing Robin Bouchard has been named the IHL Player of the Week, Flint defenseman Brandon Gentile has been named the IHL Rookie of the Week and Flint goaltender Rob Nolan has been named the IHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Sunday, November 29th, 2009.
Bouchard completed the week notching in four goals and dishing out one assist for five points in three games. He had two multi-point games out of the three games, registering a total of four points in those contests. In his last 11 games, he has recorded 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points. The 36- year-old Jonquiere, Quebec native is currently tied for the league lead in points (31 points) with team mate Todd Robinson. He also leads the IHL in goals (15) and game-winning goals (4). Bouchard is 41 goals away from breaking the all-time minor league goal scoring record, set last season by Don Parsons.
Other players nominated for the IHL Player of the Week include: Bloomington center Jon Booras, Dayton center Jonathon Ornelas, Flint right wing John Mori, Fort Wayne right wing Justin Chwedoruk, Port Huron defenseman Daniel Tetrault and Quad City right wing Chris Lipsett.
After being held scoreless his first six games, Gentile wrapped up the week registering five points in three games played. The rookie defenseman had his first multi-point game as a General Saturday in Flint's 3-1 win in Dayton. He scored two goals and had one assist, with one goal and one assist coming on the Generals power play. His first goal on the night was also his first as a professional. Sunday, he knocked in another power play tally in Flint's 4-3 come-from-behind shootout win over Muskegon. The 22-year-old Clarkston, Michigan native is currently riding a three-game point streak.
Other players nominated for the IHL Rookie of the Week include: Bloomington center Matt McIllvane, Dayton goaltender Derek MacIntyre, Fort Wayne right wing Sean O'Connor, Muskegon goaltender Matt Lundin, Port Huron forward Mickeal Bedard and Quad City center Justin White.
Nolan completed the week with a 2-0-0-0 record, recording his first two wins of the season. He made a total of 61 saves in two appearances with a.983 save percentage for the week. The rookie netminder came into Sunday's contest in relief after Muskegon registered three goals in the first eight minutes of the game and shut down the Lumberjacks, helping push the Generals to a 4-3 shootout victory. Nolan only had one goal against in the two contests, giving him a 0.51 goals against average for the week. The 23-year-old Sherwood Park, Alberta native currently leads IHL goaltenders in save percentage (.930) and goals against average (2.28).
Other goaltenders nominated for the IHL Goaltender of the Week include: Bloomington's Paulo Colaiacovo, Dayton's Derek MacIntyre, Fort Wayne's Tim Haun, Muskegon's Matt Lundin, Port Huron's Larry Sterling and Quad City's Kyle Jones.
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