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November 8, 2021

POW Watch: Week Ending Nov. 8, 2021

Shane Wright is rounding into form.

Wright, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, was named Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week after registering eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games for the Kingston Frontenacs this week.

The totals push Wright, the Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year in 2019-20, to 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 11 games, pushing his points-per-game pace to 1.45.

Wright had 66 points (39 goals, 27 assists) in 58 games for Kingston two years ago. He did not play because of COVID-19 restrictions on the OHL in 2020-21, but captained Canada to gold at the 2021 IIHF World Under-18 Championship last spring.

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

WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Mathew Ward (Swift Current Broncos)

Mathew Ward of the Swift Current Broncos was named Western Hockey League Player of the Week after registering seven points (three goals, four assists) in three games. Ward, No. 62 in FCHockey’s Preliminary Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft, has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 14 games played this season.

WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Dylan Garand (Kamloops Blazers)

Dylan Garand of the Kamloops Blazers was named Western Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after posting back-to-back wins with a 0.50 GAA and .980 SV% in two games. Garand, selected by the New York Rangers in the fourth round (No. 103) of the 2020 NHL Draft, has compiled a 9-1-0-0 record, 1.91 GAA and .925 SV% this season.

OHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs)

Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs is the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week after amassing eight points (three goals, five assists) in three games. Wright, the consensus No. 1 pick for the 2022 NHL Draft, had three multi-point efforts to push his season total to 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 11 games.

OHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK – Roman Basran (Mississauga Steelheads)

Roman Basran of the Mississauga Steelheads is the Ontario Hockey League Goaltender of the Week after posting three wins, an 0.97 GAA and .952 SV% with one shutout in three starts. Basran, 20, has a 2.37 GAA and .894 SV% in nine games this season.

QMJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Justin Cote (Drummondville Voltigeurs)

Justin Cote of the Drummondville Voltigeurs is the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Player of the Week after recording seven points (two goals, five assists) in three games. Cote, No. 66 in FCHockey’s Preliminary ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft, has 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 15 games this season to lead all first-year draft eligibles in the league.

USHL FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Stephen Halliday (Dubuque Fighting Saints)

Stephen Halliday is the United States Hockey League Forward of the Week with five points (two goals, three assists) in two games. Halliday is currently second in league scoring with 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 12 games.

USHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Matt Basgall (Omaha Lancers)

Matt Basgall is the United States Hockey League Defenseman of the Week after registering four assists in a weekend sweep of the Fargo Force. Basgall has six points (one goal, five assists) in 12 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 posting a 0.50 GAA and .983 SV% with 59 saves on 60 shots in two starts for the Tri-City Storm. Sergeev, selected in the seventh round (No. 205) of the 2021 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames, leads the USHL in both GAA (1.14) and SV% (.954) through seven appearances and sports a 6-1-0-0 record.

HOCKEY EAST FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Jakov Novak (Northeastern)

Jakov Novak was named Hockey East Forward of the Week after registering four goals to help Northeastern to a home-and-home sweep over New Hampshire. Novak, selected in the seventh round (No. 188) of the 2018 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators, had been without a point in his first nine games after transferring to Northeastern as a senior from Bentley.

HOCKEY EAST DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Harrison Rees (UCONN)

Harrison Rees is the Hockey East Defenseman of the Week after ending a 17-game scoreless drought by delivering two goals to help UConn to their first-ever sweep of Maine. Reese, a junior, had two goals in 21 games last season.

HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Matt Murray (UMass)

Matt Murray is the Hockey East Goaltender of the Week with two wins, a 0.50 GAA and .986 SV% in two appearances. Murray, in his fifth season, has a 2.13 GAA and .933 SV% in eight games.

HOCKEY EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Hugo Ollas (Merrimack)

Hugo Ollas is the Hockey East Rookie of the Week after stopping 27 shots, including 12 in the third period, to earn his first collegiate win, a 4-3 victory against Boston College. Ollas was selected in the seventh round (No. 197) in the 2020 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers.

ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK — Ben Berard (Cornell)

Ben Berard of Cornell was named ECAC Player of the Week after finishing the weekend with four points (three goals, one assist) in two games, including a hat-trick on Saturday. Berard, 22, ranks in the top-10 of the league in scoring with five points (three goals, two assists) in four games.

ECAC GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Yaniv Perets (Quinnipiac)

Yaniv Perets is the ECAC Goaltender of the Week after posting back-to-back shutouts in two starts for Quinnipiac on the weekend. He made a total of 24 saves in the two blankings. Perets’ 0.74 GAA now leads the nation, and his .953 SV% is third in the country.

ECAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Alex Laferriere (Harvard)

Alex Laferriere is the ECAC Defenseman of the Week after posting five points (four goals, one assist) in two games, including a four-goal outing against Cornell on Saturday. Laferriere, selected in the third round (No. 83) of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, has six points (four goals, two assists) in four games this season.

CCHA FORWARD OF THE WEEK — Michael Colella (Northern Michigan)

Michael Colella is the CCHA Forward of the Week after scoring five points (four goals, one assist) in a two-game weekend set against Boston University. With eight goals this season, Colella is tied with teammate AJ Vanderbeck for most in the conference. His 12 points (eight goals, four assists) ranks sixth.

CCHA DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK — Trevor Cosgrove (Northern Michigan)

Trevor Cosgrove is the CCHA Defenseman of the Week after netting three points (one goal, two assists) in two games. Cosgrove, 24, has six points (two goals, four assists) in nine games.

CCHA GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK — Logan Stein (Ferris State)

Logan Stein is the CCHA Goaltender of the Week after posting a .969 SV% in an upset of the No. 2-ranked Minnesota State on Friday. Stein, 20, has a 3.48 GAA and .887 SV% in nine games this season.

CCHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK — Austen Swankler (Bowling Green)

Austen Swankler is the CCHA Rookie of the Week with three points (two goals, one assist) in a two-game set against St. Thomas. Swankler, 20, has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in eight games this season en route to his second Rookie of the Week nod this season.


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