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November 15, 2021

POW Watch: Week ending Nov. 15, 2021

Matthew Savoie is firing on all cylinders.

Savoie, No. 6 in FCHockey’s Preliminary ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft, nabbed Western Hockey League Player of the Week honors after registering eight points (two goals, six assists) in three games.

The run launches him into a tie for first in the WHL in scoring with teammate Mikey Milne at 29 points. Savoie’s 21 assists leads the league.

“He is an incredibly confident forward who loves having the puck and being an offensive focal point,” said Derek Neumeier, FCHockey’s head Western scout. “There is a real flow to how he moves around the ice and how in tune he is with the pace of play. He can play the game fast or slow, depending on the situation. His anticipation, drive and acceleration are all great, which helps him create times where he’ll blow past or through opponents to generate scoring chances.”

Savoie, from St. Albert, Alberta, had 38 points (21 goals, 17 assists) in 34 games with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League last season. We was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.

Carter Savoie, Matthew’s brother, was named NCHC Forward of the Week, too.

Here’s a look at the rest of the week that was:

OHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Antonio Stranges (London Knights)

Antonio Stranges is the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week with seven points (three goals, four assists) in three games played. Each was a multipoint outing. Stranges, selected in the fourth round (No. 123) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Dallas Stars, has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in his first eight games this season.

OHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Joe Vrbetic (North Bay Battalion)

Joe Vrbetic of the North Bay Battalion is the Ontario Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after registering a 0.96 GAA and a .956 SV% with one shutout in two games. Vrbetic, selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round (No. 214) of the 2021 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, is 8-2-1 with a 2.82 GAA and .901 SV% in 11 games.

QMJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Vincent Sevigny (Victoriaville Tigres)

Vincent Sevigny is the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Player of the Week after recording eight points (two goals, six assists) in three games. Sevigny has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 13 games played this season.

WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Matthew Savoie (Winnipeg ICE)

Matthew Savoie is the Western Hockey League Player of the Week after posting eight points (two goals, six assists) in three wins. Savoie has a share of the WHL’s scoring lead with 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) in 18 games played. He is No. 6 in FCHockey’s Preliminary ranking for the 2022 draft.

WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Gage Alexander (Winnipeg ICE)

Gage Alexander is the Western Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after recording two wins with a 1.00 GAA and .961 SV% in two appearances. Gage, selected in the fifth round (No. 148) of the 2021 NHL Draft, is 8-1-0 with a 1.90 GAA and .920 save percentage in nine appearances this season.

CCHA FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Owen Sillinger (Bemidji State)

Owen Sillinger is the CCHA Forward of the Week after netting five points (three goals, two assists) in a two-game sweep on the weekend. Sillinger has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 10 games as captain of Bemidji State this season.

CCHA DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Ben Newhouse (Northern Michigan)

Ben Newhouse is the CCHA Defenseman of the Week after netting two points (one goal, one assist) in two games. He recorded a power play goal, three shots on net and nine blocked shots.

CCHA GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Rico DiMatteo (Northern Michigan)

Rico DiMatteo is the CCHA Goaltender of the Week after recording a 3.00 GAA and .910 SV% in stopping 60 of 66 shots. He has a 3.48 GAA and .891 SV% in 10 games this season.

CCHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Jere Vaisanen (Bemidji State)

Jere Vaisanen is the CCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring twice in a 4-2 win at Lake Superior State on Saturday. The goal is his first collegiate game-winner. He added five shots and a plus-2 rating on the weekend.

ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Max Andreev (Cornell)

Max Andreev is the ECAC Player of the Week with eight points (four goals, four assists) in a two-game sweep of Union and RPI. The 23-year-old had six points (four goals, two assists) in an 11-3 win against RPI. He has nine points (four goals, five assists) in six games this season.

ECAC GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Ethan Haider (Clarkson)

Ethan Haider is the ECAC Goaltender of the Week after posting a 1.00 GAA and .970 save percentage in a sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth. Rego, the reigning Rookie of the Year, has a 2.01 GAA and .921 SV% in 11 games this season. He was selected in the fifth round (No. 148) of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.

ECAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Tim Rego (Cornell)

Tim Rego is the ECAC Rookie of the Week after netting three points (two goals, ones assist) in two games. He has five points (two goals, three assists) in six games this season.

HOCKEY EAST FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Nick Poisson (Providence)

Nick Poisson is the Hockey East Forward of the Week after recording five points, all assists, in two games. All five of Poisson’s assists were primary helpers. Poisson, a sophomore, is second in Hockey East scoring with 15 points (three goals, 12 assists).

HOCKEY EAST DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Ben Meehan (UMass Lowell)

Ben Meehan is the Hockey East Defenseman of the Week after recording four points (one goal, one assist) in two games. Each of Meehan’s two games were multi-point efforts. Meehan was selected in the fifth round (No. 140) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.

HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Owen Savory (UMass Lowell)

Owen Savory is the Hockey East Goaltender of the Week after stopping 40 of 43 shots he faced in the two games. Savory is unbeaten in regulation at 5-0-1 on the year.

HOCKEY EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — David Breazeale (Maine)

David Breazeale is the Hockey East Player of the Week with three points (one goal, two assists). His goal, an overtime marker, is his first in NCAA action. He has six points (one goal, five assists) in 10 games this seaosn.

NCHC FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Carter Savoie (Denver)

Carter Savoie is the NCHC Forward of the Week with five points (four goals, one assist) to help Denver to a weekend sweep of Western Michigan. Savoie, selected in the fourth round (No. 100) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, had a total of eight shots and a plus-2 rating. He leads Denver with 10 goals and 17 points — both totals second in NCHC this season.

NCHC DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Jake Sanderson (North Dakota)

Jake Sanderson is the NCHC Defenseman of the Week after getting six points (three goals, three assists) in a weekend sweep of Miami. Sanderson, who leads NCHC defensemen in scoring with 15 points (six goals, nine assists) was selected with the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators.

NCHC GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Ryan Fanti (Minnesota Duluth)

Ryan Fanti is the NCHC Goaltender of the Week after posting a 1-0-1 record with two shutouts. Fanti ranks second nationally with a .946 SV%, third with a 1.36 GAA, and second with three shutouts.

NCHC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Carter Mazur (Denver)

Carter Mazur is the NCHC Rookie of the Week with four points (two goals, two assists) with a plus-4 rating and seven shots on goal in two games. Mazur, selected in the third round (No. 70) of the 2021 NHL Draft, has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 10 games this season.


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