Pair of T-Birds Sweep Weekly CHL Awards

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey league today announced that forward Scott Eansor of the Seattle Thunderbirds is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending April 24 after scoring three goals in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Eansor scored three of his club’s five goals on the road last week including both game-winners helping the Thunderbirds take a 2-0 series lead in the WHL’s Western Conference Championship against the Kelowna Rockets.  Eansor picked up a second period tally in Game 1 on Friday night as the Thunderbirds held on for a 2-1 win, then scored twice in Saturday’s Game 2 including a late third period marker that broke a 2-2 tie earning first star honours in the 3-2 triumph.  The Thunderbirds and Rockets resume their best-of-seven battle Tuesday and Wednesday night in Seattle.

A 20-year-old from Engelwood, Colorado, Eansor is playing in his third WHL campaign with the Thunderbirds.  The 2016 U.S. National Junior Team member has seven goals and two assists for nine points in 11 games so far this post-season after producing 42 points in 55 regular season contests.

Also considered for the award this week was 2016 NHL Draft prospect Matthew Tkachuk of the London Knights who scored four goals and two assists for six points in two games of the OHL’s Western Conference Championship Series against the Erie Otters.  In the QMJHL, Boston Bruins prospect Jakub Zboril of the Saint John Sea Dogs scored once with four assists for five points in three games including a Game 7 triumph over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and two games against the Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL Semi-Finals.

2015-16 CHL Post-Season Players of the Week:
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Scott Eansor (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Mitch Marner (London Knights)
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights)
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Timo Meier (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)

2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Jayce Hawryluk (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Tyler Wong (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Adam Brooks (Regina Pats)
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Frédéric Allard (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Giorgio Estephan (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Reid Gardiner (Prince Albert Raiders)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nikolas Brouillard (Quebec Remparts)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg (Victoria Royals)

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Landon Bow of the Seattle Thunderbirds is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the playoff week ending April 24 after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .944.

Bow made 51 saves backstopping the Thunderbirds to a pair of road victories against the Kelowna Rockets for a 2-0 series lead in the WHL’s Western Conference Championship.  On Friday night he earned first star honours in Game 1 with 23 saves as part of the 2-1 victory, then stopped 28 shots on Saturday night in Game 2 preserving the 3-2 win.  The series now shifts to Seattle for Game’s 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday night respectively.

A 20-year-old from St. Albert, AB, Bow is playing in his fourth WHL season and first with the Thunderbirds after being acquired from the Swift Current Broncos earlier this season.  So far in the 2016 WHL Playoffs Bow has produced a 10-1-0-0 record with two shutout victories along with a goals-against-average of 1.43 and save percentage of .938.

Also considered for the award this week was Carolina Hurricanes prospect Alex Nedeljkovic of the Niagara IceDogs who went 2-0-0-0 in the OHL’s Eastern Conference Championship Series against the Barrie Colts with a 1.50 goals-against-average and a .947 save percentage.  In the QMJHL, two-time playoff award recipient Chase Marchand of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies went 1-1-0-0 with a goals-against-average of 2.51 and save percentage of .912 in their Semi-Final series against the Moncton Wildcats.

2015-16 Vaughn CHL Post-Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Landon Bow (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Chase Marchand (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Alex Nedeljkovic (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Samuel Montembeault (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Chase Marchand (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)

2015-16 Vaughn CHL Regular Season Goaltenders of the Week:
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Reilly Pickard (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Landon Bow (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Leo Lazarev (Ottawa 67’s)
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Taz Burman (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Luke Opilka (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Jordan Papirny (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Étienne Montpetit (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Jack Flinn (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Keven Bouchard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Devin Williams (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Etienne Montpetit (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Tyler Parsons (London Knights)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Adin Hill (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Julio Billia (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath (Victoria Royals)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Louis-Philip Guindon (Rimouski Oceanic)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Zack Bowman (Flint Firebirds)

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