GALCHENYUK NAMED OHL PLAYER OF WEEK

Dec 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Hockey-General News, Latest News

In his final game before the Junior hockey break Alex Galchenyuk recorded his second five point game of the season, a 3 goal, 2 assist performance Saturday that helped the Sarnia Sting to a 7-4 win over the visiting Kingston.

He was named the OHL player of the week for a two game weekend in which he recorded eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) and was an OHL leading plus-6.

Galchenyuk enters the annual World Junior Tournament break second in the  OHL scoring race with 61 points in 33 games (27 goals and 34 assists).  He also has a plus-16 rating.

After a slow (for him) start to the seaon, Galchenyuk has 40 points his last 16 games including 19 goals and 21 assists.

Catching up with the other Junior prospects -

Brady Vail of the Windsor Spitfires scored their only goal in a 4-1  loss at Sault Ste. Marie.   Vail, the Canadiens fourth round pick in the June draft, has 13 goals, 19 assits for a total of 32 points in 35 games.

In the WHL, the Kamloops Blazers completed their three game Alberta swing with a 7-6 loss in Medicine Hat.   Third round draft pick Tim Bozon had a goal and assist and is now seventh in the WHL scoring race with 19 goals 28 assists in 37 games.

The QMJHL doesn’t take the Christmas break.  Charles Hudon of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens is taking part in the World Junior tournament and didn’t play in the “Q” last weekend.

2011 4th round pick Olivier Archambault registered an assist as Drummonville won 3-2 at Baie Comeau.   Archambault, in 34 games, has 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists)

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