Tigers' Linden Vey Named CHL Player of the Week
April 12, 2011 - Western Hockey League (WHL) News Release
Toronto, ON - The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Linden Vey of the Medicine Hat Tigers is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 10. Vey scored nine points with four goals and five assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-6 in three games.
Vey picked up three assists as third star of the game on Monday in a 7-5 Game six victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings to lead the Tigers to a berth in the WHL's Eastern Conference Semi-Final. Vey led the Tigers to a quick 2-0 series lead over the Red Deer Rebels with a four-point game on Friday with two goals and two assists as first star of a 9-1 Game one win, followed by a pair of goals as third star of a 5-0 win in Game two on Saturday.
Vey, a 19-year-old from Wakaw, SK, is playing in his fourth WHL season with the Tigers. The Los Angeles Kings prospect selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft currently leads the WHL playoff scoring race with 18 points in eight games. This season he captured the Bob Clarke Trophy as the league's Top Scorer with 116 points in 69 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Olivier Dame-Malka of the Lewiston MAINEiacs who scored five goals and two assists for seven points in two games. In the OHL, Tom Kuhnhackl of the Windsor Spitfires scored four goals and one assist for five points in three games.
2010-11 CHL Playoff Players of the Week:
Apr. 4 - Apr. 10: Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar. 28 - Apr. 3: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Quebec Remparts
Mar. 21 - Mar. 27: Zack Phillips, Saint John Sea Dogs
2010-11 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Mar. 14 - Mar. 20: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67's
Mar. 7 - Mar. 13: Tye McGinn, Gatineau Olympiques
Feb. 28 - Mar. 6: Nino Niederreiter, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 21 - Feb. 27: Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm
Feb. 14 - Feb. 20: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 7 - Feb. 13: Quinton Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 24 - Jan. 30: Cody Lindsay, Ottawa 67's
Jan. 17 - Jan. 23: Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 10 - Jan. 16: Sean Couturier, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Jan. 3 - Jan. 9: Zach O'Brien, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Dec. 27 - Jan. 2: Joey Hishon, Owen Sound Attack
Dec. 13 - Dec. 19: Jonathan Parker, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 6 - Dec. 12: Cody Eakin, Swift Current Broncos
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5: Charles Hudon, Chicoutimi Saguenéens
Nov. 22 - Nov. 28: Zack Phillips, Saint John Sea Dogs
Nov. 15 - Nov. 21: Christian Thomas, Oshawa Generals
Nov. 8 - Nov. 14: Brendan Ranford, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 1 - Nov. 7: Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers
Oct. 25 - Oct. 31: Andrej Kudrna, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 18 - Oct. 24: MichaÃ«l Bournival, Shawinigan Cataractes
Oct. 11 - Oct. 17: Sena Acolatse, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 4 - Oct. 10: Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs
Sept. 27 - Oct. 3: Brandon Hynes, Victoriaville Tigres
Sept. 23 - Sept. 26: Alex Aleardi, Plymouth Whalers
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