Rockets’ Dillon Dube named CHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Calgary Flames prospect Dillon Dube of the Kelowna Rockets is the CHL Player of the Week for the final week of regular season action ending March 18 scoring four goals and three assists for seven points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Dube extended his personal point-streak to eight with a pair of multi-point performances last week that helped the Rockets clinch their seventh B.C. Division title in franchise history with a record of 43-22-5-2. On Wednesday night, Dube scored twice including the game-winner while adding an assist as part of a 6-3 win over the Prince George Cougars. He wrapped up the season with a first-star effort tallying two goals and two assists in an 8-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants.
A 19-year-old, 5-foot-11, 186-pound forward from Cochrane, Alta., Dube finishes his fourth season with the Rockets producing a career-high 84 points in 53 games including 38 goals and 46 assists. He joined the organization as a first round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and played 203 career games accumulating 232 points. The captain of Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship was a second round pick by the Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nick Suzuki who reached the century mark in points with six goals and one assist for seven points in his final three games of the season helping the Owen Sound Attack clinch fourth place in the OHL’s Western Conference standings, and defenceman Nicolas Beaudin who contributed seven assists in three games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs who finish the season fifth place in the QMJHL’s overall standings.
After capturing the B.C. Division for the seventh time in franchise history, Dube and the Rockets will begin their journey in the 2018 WHL Playoffs at home Thursday, March 22 (7:05 p.m. PDT) against the Tri-City Americans.
2017-18 CHL Players of the Week:
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Dillon Dube, Kelowna Rockets
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Ty Ronning (Vancouver Giants)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Peter Abbandonato (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Taylor Raddysh (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: Ivan Kosorenkov (Victoriaville Tigres)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Alex Barré-Boulet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Aleksi Heponiemi (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Albert Michnac (Mississauga Steelheads)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Aaron Luchuk (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Drake Batherson (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen (Swift Current Broncos)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.