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November 23, 2021

POW Watch: Week ending Nov. 22, 2021

Arsenii Sergeev is on some run.

The Tri-City Storm goaltender continues his impressive play in the United States Hockey League, adding his second Goaltender of the Week nod with two wins — one via shutout — to push his season record to 10-1-0. Sergeev, selected in the seventh round (No. 205) of the 2021 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames, has won seven straight starts — posting a 1.00 goals-against average and .960 save percentage along the way.

Sergeev has a USHL-leading 1.18 goals-against average and .951 save percentage on the season, and he’s one of just two tenders to post three shutouts on the campaign. He’s allowed multiple goals in just four starts.

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

OHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Brandon Coe (North Bay Battalion)

Brandon Coe is the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week with eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games to help North Bay to three consecutive victories. Coe, selected in the fourth round (No. 98) in the 2020 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks, leads the OHL with 24 assists and is second with 33 points (nine goals, 24 assists) through 19 games. 

OHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting)

Benjamin Gaudreau is the Ontario Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after posting a 2-0-1-0 record with a 1.97 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in three appearances. Gaudreau, selected in the third round (No. 81) of the 2021 NHL Draft by the Sharks, has a .912 save percentage in 10 games this season.

QMJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Olivier Adam (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Olivier Adam is the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League player of the week after posting a 2-0-0-0 record with a 0.050 goals-against average and .980 save percentage with one shutout. The 19-year-old, who attended NHL training camp with the Florida Panthers, is fourth in the QMJHL in both goals-against average (2.60) and save percentage (.914). 

WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Ronan Seeley (Everett Silvertips)

Ronan Seeley, a defenseman, has been named Western Hockey League Player of the Week after netting seven points (two goals, five assists) in four wins. Seeley, selected in the seventh round (No. 208) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes, has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 16 games. 

WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Chase Coward (Red Deer Rebels)

Chase Coward is the Western Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after recording a 22-save shutout in a 2-0 win against the Calgary Hitmen. The shutout, his first in the WHL, gives Coward a 2.16 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in 13 appearances.

USHL FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Jake Braccini (Muskegon Lumberjacks)

Jake Braccini is the United States Hockey League Forward of the Week with five points (two goals, three assists) in two games. The five points doubles his season output to 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 14 games with the Fargo Force and Muskegon Lumberjacks.

USHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Carter Rose (Youngstown Phantoms)

Carter Rose is the United States Hockey League Defenseman of the Week with two assists in two wins. Rose, an undrafted 19-year-old, has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 16 games this season.

USHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Arsenii Sergeev (Tri-City Storm)

Arsenii Sergeev is the United States Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after allowing just two goals, including one shutout, in a weekend sweep of the Des Moines Buccaneers. Sergeev, selected in the seventh round (No. 205) in the 2021 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames, has a league-leading .951 save percentage and 1.18 goals-against average. His 10 wins is also tops, and he is one of two goalies with three shutouts.

CCHA FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Coale Norris (Bowling Green)

Coale Norris is the CCHA Forward of the Week with four points (two goals, two assists) to help Bowling Green to a sweep of Lake Superior State. Each of his four points game in one game. His total of four points is the highest in a single-game for any BGSU player this season.

CCHA DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Jacob Livingstone (Minnesota State)

Jacob Livingstone is the CCHA Defenseman of the Week with five points (one goal, four assists) in a sweep over St. Thomas. Livingstone has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) this season — third in the nation among scoring by defensemen. 

CCHA GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Dryden McKay (Minnesota State)

Dryden McKay is the CCHA Goaltender of the Week after making 22 saves to post back-to-back shutouts. McKay has five shutouts this season, extending his NCAA Division I men’s hockey career shutout record to 29. 

CCHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Oscar Geschwind (Northern Michigan)

Oscar Geschwind is the CCHA Rookie of the Week with three points (one goal, two assists), the first points of his collegiate career. In total, he had four shots on the weekend and a team-best plus-5 rating. 

ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Ethan de Jong (Quinnipiac)

Ethan de Jong is the ECAC Player of the Week with four goals (three goals, one assist) in two games. He has 13 points (five goals, eight points) in 14 games this season.

ECAC GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Nate McDonald (Cornell)

Nate McDonald is the ECAC Goaltender of the Week after posting a 0.99 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage in two starts, including one shutout. 

ECAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — John Beaton (RPI)

John Beaton is the ECAC Rookie of the Week with two goals on 11 shots and a plus-1 rating in two games. Beaton, a sophomore, has six points (two goals, four assists) in 12 games this season — his first NCAA action. 

NCHC FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Ethen Frank (Western Michigan)

Ethen Frank is the NCHC Forward of the Week with five points (four goals, one assist) in two games. Frank is tied for first in the NCAA with 12 goals, and his 1.00 goals per game average is tops nationally. He also has seven assists for 19 points, with his 1.58 points per game tied for first in the NCAA.

NCHC DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Michael Benning (Denver) | Michael Joyaux (Western Michigan)

Michael Benning and Michael Joyaux are joint NCHC Defensemen of the Week. Benning, selected in the fourth round (No. 95) in the 2020 NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers had four points (one goal, three assists) on the weekend, and totals 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 12 games. Joyaux, a senior, also had four points (one goal, three assists). 

NCHC GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Brandon Bussi (Western Michigan)

Brandon Bussi is the NCHC Goaltender of the Week with a 2-0-0 record with a 1.07 goals-against average and .970 save percentage in two games. On the season, Bussi is 8-4-0 with a 2.70 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

NCHC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Cameron Berg (Omaha)

Cameron Berg is the NCHC Rookie of the Week after registering four points (three goals, one assist) in two games. Berg, selected in the fourth round (No. 125) of the 2021 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders, has nine points on six goals and three assists in 13 games.


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POW WATCH: WEEK ENDING NOV. 15, 2021
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