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BARTSCHI NAMED CHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2011 NHL Entry Draft prospect Sven Bartschi of the Portland Winterhawks is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 8.  In three games Bartschi scored five goals and two assists for seven points with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.

Bartschi led the Portland WInterhawks to the WHL Championship Series scoring a goal and two assists last Monday in Game six of the WHL’s Western Conference Finals defeating the Spokane Chiefs 6-3.  Facing the Kootenay Ice in the Championship Series, Bartschi scored twice and was named first star of the 4-3 overtime win in Game one on Friday, and then added another two goals on Saturday in Game two despite a 7-5 loss.  Game three of the series takes place Tuesday night in Kootenay tied 1-1.

Bartschi, a 17-year-old from Langenthal, Switzerland, is playing in his first WHL season and is ranked seventh overall by NHL Central Scouting for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  He is currently tied for second in WHL playoff scoring with 25 points in 18 games.

Justin Shugg of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors was also considered after scoring three goals and three assists for six points in four games of the OHL Championship Series against the Owen Sound Attack.  In the QMJHL, Hubert Labrie has scored two goals and one assist for the Gatineau Olympiques in three games.

2010-11 CHL Playoff Players of the Week:
May 2 – May 8: Sven Bartschi, Portland Winterhawks
Apr. 25 – May 1: Max Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound Attack
Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Gatineau Olympiques
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: Michaël 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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